Application Guidelines

Who can apply for a Luckyday Citizenship Scholarship?
Mississippi residents who have been accepted into The University of Southern Mississippi as freshmen may apply for the scholarship.


When is the application available?
The application will be open from October 2013 to February 1, 2014.  It is an entirely online application, including the recommendations.  It may be found on the Admissions website.


What are the requirements necessary to apply for the scholarship?
Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Evaluation is placed on financial need, community service, and leadership positions in high school.


What information will I need to provide on the application?

  • Family financial information
  • Information from School Counselor
  • One recommendation from a teacher
  • One recommendation from an individual who advises or sponsors a school, community, or church activity in which you participate
  • History of extracurricular activities and leadership roles
  • Completion of two essay questions involving ideas of service and community engagement