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Scholarships

Fraternity & Sorority Life Scholarships available for members of the Fraternity & Sorority Life community.  To apply, members will need to apply through the USM Undergraduate Scholarships GO SYSTEM.

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List of Scholarships

Shirley Green Mays Alpha Kappa Alpha Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the Village at The University of Southern Mississippi. A portion of the spending allocation of the endowment may be transferred to the Village Bond Program Development Fund #1697 on an annual basis to assist with bond payments for the Department of Housing and Residence Life with preference to housing for the Iota Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha. If at any time Alpha Kappa Alpha is no longer required to make this payment or if the spending allocation on an annual basis exceeds the annual amount required for Alpha Kappa Alpha's portion of the bond payment, the Shirley Green Mays Alpha Kappa Alpha Endowment will be used to award scholarships to students who are members of the Iota Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

 

Nu Eta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Perseverance Scholarship End

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior student with a minimum 3.0 GPA who is a member of Omega Psi Phi or an NPHC fraternity or sorority. Consideration will be given on the basis of the Omega Psi Phi four cardinal principles of manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift on campus and within the community.

 

Mu Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Legacy Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate student who is a member of the Mu Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity with a minimum 2.8 GPA. Consideration will be given on the basis of the mission of the fraternity: leadership, brotherhood, academic excellence and community service.

 

Carol L. Jones-Russell, Esq. Business Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with financial need with a minimum 3.0 GPA in any major in the College of Business and Economic Development. Preference will be given to a student from Hattiesburg High School in Hattiesburg, MS, or Gentry High School in Indianola, MS, who is a member of a National Pan-Hellenic Council sorority.

 

Demario K. Smith Annual Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with financial need who has a minimum 3.0 GPA who is a member of a National Pan-Hellenic Council organization or the African-American Student Organization. First preference will be given to a Pike County resident. Second preference will be given to a Leake County resident.

 

Gilbert-Rushing Political Science Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior with financial need majoring in Political Science with a minimum 2.75 GPA. Preference will be given to a student who is a member of a National Pan-Hellenic Council organization or the African American Student Organization.

 

Charles Lowery, Jr. Information Technology Annual Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior majoring in Information Technology. Preference will be given to a member of an NPHC organization or a member of the African American Student Organization.

 

Brian C. Hudson Kinesiology Annual Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any major in Kinesiology. Preference will be given to a student who is a member of an NPHC organization or the African-American Student Organization with financial need.

 

T.H.I.N. College of Business and Economic Development Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a freshman from either the Mississippi Gulf Coast or the Jackson Public School District with any major in the College of Business and Economic Development with a minimum 3.5 GPA. First preference will be given to a student who is a member of the African American Student Organization or National Panhellenic Council organization. Second preference will be given to a student athlete. Consideration will be given on the basis of community service, leadership and extra-curricular activities.

 

J. R. Robinson Student Government Association Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is an officer, cabinet member, or senator of the Student Government Association who is a member of an NPHC fraternity or sorority or a member of the Afro-American Student Organization. If no officer, cabinet member, or senator of the Student Government Association is a member of an NPHC fraternity or sorority or a member of the Afro-American Student Organization, the scholarship may be awarded to any officer, cabinet member, or senator of the Student Government Association.

 

Dr. Felicia Graves Chemistry Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Chemistry who is a member of a sorority in the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Preference will be given to a member of Zeta Phi Beta.

 

Nathaniel Sr. and Mildred Hart Memorial Annual Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with financial need from Forrest County, Mississippi, with a minimum 3.0 GPA who has completed a minimum of 100 credit hours. Preference will be given to a student who is a member of a National Pan-Hellenic Council organization or the Afro-American Student Organization.

 

College Panhellenic Council Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with a 3.0 GPA or higher who is a first-year member of the College Panhellenic Council (CDC), including all members of dues-paying CPC affiliated organizations.

 

Arthur (Big Art) Fabra Pi Kappa Phi Memorial Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students who are members of the Theta Alpha Chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity who have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a strong work ethic, selflessness and love for family and friends.

 

Sid and Joni Gonsoulin Leadership Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships with preference given to the Big Brother/Little Brother combination of the Zeta Chi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta that demonstrates leadership in recruitment activities, committee work, on and off campus activities and that possesses a combined average GPA of 2.55 or better from the Spring semester.

 

Kappa Delta Endowment

The Kappa Delta Endowment will be used to provide scholarships for members of Kappa Delta at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Delta Tau Delta Recruitment Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students with a minimum 2.65 GPA and leadership activities with preference to incoming members of the Zeta Chi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta.

 

Myrtle Williams Miller Chi Omega Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is a member of Chi Omega Sorority. Preference shall be given to a student who is participating in the performing arts.

 

C. Caruthers Sullivan Kappa Sigma Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students enrolled at The University of Southern Mississippi who are initiates of the Epsilon Nu Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity with preference to chapter officers who demonstrate leadership qualities and scholastic achievement.

 

Delta Tau Delta Endowment Program

The purpose of this fund is to provide enhancements and program development for the Zeta Chi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.

 

J. L. (Jim) Pope Sigma Alpha

The purpose of this fund is to recognize the outstanding student leaders and scholars of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at The University of Southern Mississippi. Young men who exemplify the qualities of scholarship, citizenship, leadership and athleticism.  The award is to be decided on by the Alumni Advisory Board of Directors for the Mississippi Sigma Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.

 

Mark Cook Memorial Sigma Alpha Epsilon Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Consideration will be given on the basis of the true virtues of an SAE "True Gentleman:" temperance, charity, kindness and humility.

 

Delta Delta Delta Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to support the Village at The University of Southern Mississippi and to provide scholarships for students who are members of the Phi Epsilon Chapter of Delta Delta Delta. The spending allocation may be used to assist with bond payments for the Department of Housing and Residence Life with preference to housing for the Phi Epsilon Chapter of Delta Delta Delta. If at any time Delta Delta Delta is no longer required to make this payment or if the spending allocation on an annual basis exceeds the annual amount required for Delta Delta Delta's portion of the bond payment, the Delta Delta Delta Endowment will be used to provide scholarships for members of the Phi Epsilon Chapter of Delta Delta Delta.

 

Howard J. "Skip" Lee and Gene H. McDaniel Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon with more than 60 credit hours and a minimum GPA of 2.5 who has demonstrated leadership and involvement in campus affairs. The recipient must be an outstanding active member. Strong preference will be given to those residing in the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity house.

 

Kappa Sigma Memorial and Honorarium Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is a member of the Epsilon Nu Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

 

J.T. Palmer Alpha Tau Omega Founders Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is a member of the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Nick Vesa Kappa Sigma Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student who is an active member of the Epsilon Nu Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

 

Curt Hebert Significant Sig Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to students enrolled at The University of Southern Mississippi with preference to members of Sigma Chi Fraternity who display leadership qualities.

 

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student member in good standing of the Delta Mu Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.  If there is no active chapter, the scholarship may be awarded to a Pi Kappa Alpha legacy.

 

Chi Omega Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the Village at The University of Southern Mississippi. A portion of the spending allocation of the endowment may be transferred to the Village Bond Program Development Fund #1697 on an annual basis to assist with bond payments for the Department of Housing and Residence Life with preference to housing for the Epsilon Delta Chapter of Chi Omega. If at any time Chi Omega is no longer required to make this payment or if the spending allocation on an annual basis exceeds the annual amount required for Chi Omega's portion of the bond payment, the Chi Omega Endowment will be used to award scholarships to students who are members of the Epsilon Delta Chapter of Chi Omega.

 

Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to active members of the Theta Gamma Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity. The scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of academic achievement, leadership qualities, philanthropic work, and overall commitment to the fraternity.

 

Sigma Chi Academic Achievement Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students who are members or pledges of the Theta Delta Chapter of Siigma Chi Fraternity at The University of Southern Mississippi. This scholarship may also be awarded to students who are children of members of the Theta Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity. If there are no members or children of members of the Theta Delta Chapter, this scholarship may be awarded to students who are children of members of any chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity.

 

Stephen L. Hatten Sigma Chi Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students who are members or pledges of the Theta Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity. This scholarship may also be awarded to students who are children of members of the Theta Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity. If there are no members or children of members of the Theta Delta Chapter, this scholarship may be awarded to students who are children of members of any chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity.

 

Dr. Joe Paul Society of 1910 Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate student in any major who is active in the Inter-Fraternity Council or an Inter-Fraternity Council member fraternity. The name of the recipient will be announced each year on Founders' Day.

 

Tom and Darlene Wheeler Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships with preference given to the active big brother and new member little brother of the Zeta Chi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta who together have the highest combined GPA from the Fall semester.

 

Tom Shoemaker Greek Life Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship that shall be awarded annually to an underclassman who is a member of a campus sorority or fraternity and who has been an "agent of change" for the Greek system and the University community.  The recipient should hold or have held leadership positions in the Fraternity & Sorority Life system and on campus.  A committee comprised of three alumni-at-large, a staff member-at-large, the Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life and the Vice President of Student Affairs will determine the recipient.  The Vice President of Student Affairs will appoint at-large members to serve a three-year term.

 

Ivah Wilber Panhellenic Woman of the Year and Leon Wilber Political Science Award Endowment - Panhellenic Woman

The purpose of this fund is to give an award to the Outstanding Panhellenic Woman of the Year and to an outstanding senior in Political Science with half of the allocation going to each. This opportunity is the portion designated for the Outstanding Panhellenic Woman of the Year.

 

M.C. Hamilton, Jr. Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to provide awards to one man selected as the M.C. Hamilton, Jr. Outstanding Greek Man of the Year and one woman selected as the Mary Margaret Andrews Hamilton Outstanding Greek Woman of the Year. Nominations for these awards shall be submitted by each Fraternity/Sorority organization to the Vice President for Student Affairs, and an unbiased committee appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs will rate the applications.

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