School of Humanities
School of Humanities
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To start the application process, click here. Current and accepted prospective students must use their USM Campus ID and SOAR password.
Dr. John E. Gonzales was a legend at Southern Miss. He was a Founding Member of the USM History Department and taught here from 1945 to 1999, over 54 years. He trained thousands of students and today, the auditorium in the Liberal Arts Building is named for him. In 2001, he donated his life savings to establish several scholarships to honor outstanding History students at Southern Miss, including:
Claude E. Fike Scholarship: This scholarship, named for a founding member of the Southern Miss History Department, is for an undergraduate with financial need and a GPA of at least 3.0. Award amount varies by year.
Dr. Kenneth G. McCarty History Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to one of the best History students in the History Social Studies Licensure program. Preference is given to a junior student who is about to start their senior capstone experience of student teaching. The award was established in honor of Dr. Kenneth McCarty, one of the most distinguished teachers in the History Department at Southern Miss, by his family who wanted to recognize the role he played in teaching the future teachers of Mississippi. Award amount varies by year.
Nolena Love Stephens Memorial Secondary Education History Licensure Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a senior majoring in History Social Studies Licensure with a minimum 3.0 GPA who is participating in student teaching. Created in memory of Nolena Love Stephens, this scholarship is meant to symbolize the legacy and passion Mrs. Stephens had for education. Mrs. Stephens attended multiple universities throughout her education career. Mrs. Stephens worked every day to ensure the best education for her students during her time as teacher and principal at Bayou View Elementary School in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Carroll Warren & Parker History Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded each year to a student majoring in History with an interest in military history/war and society. The award was established in 2016. Award amount varies by year.
The Office of Undergraduate Scholarships was established to provide a hub for scholarship information and support prospective and current undergraduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi.