USM Foundation Scholarships

The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation recognizes the importance of a quality education and is dedicated to helping students at Southern Miss find a way to achieve their educational goals.


They offer a variety of scholarships for students, and now you can apply for all the scholarships you are eligible for with one online form. To apply, you will need to log in with your USM ID and SOAR password and fill out the application as completely as you can.


The Foundation will then match your application with all the scholarships you are eligible for, and will email you at your eagles address to let you know when a scholarship has been offered. You will only need to fill out the form once each academic year to be considered for all that year's available scholarships.


(Note: if you're looking for money for school, many departments offer specialized awards based on your achievements in your major. Check with your department to see how scholarship opportunities are announced, and if your department has a student listserv, make sure you are on it.)  


Help with Scholarship Applications

Office of Nationally Competitive Awards

If you're interested in applying for a national scholarship (not funded through Southern Miss), it's worth a visit to the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards. This office, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships, is available to all Southern Miss students campus-wide. They can help you determine which scholarships you might be eligible for and also give you tips on how to prepare the a strong application.


The office is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., appointments preferred, and is located in Kennard-Washington Hall, room 200, on the Hattiesburg campus.