Step 1) Review the disclosure located on our main website page https://www.usm.edu/undergraduate-scholarships/, under the “External Opportunities” tab on the left hand side of our main menu before proceeding to navigate through third party sites and links. This information is pertinent to safe website navigation and following up on any external opportunities in which you apply.
Step 2) Next, log into the Golden Opportunities (GO) Scholarship Application System by clicking the “Golden Opportunities Scholarship Application” tab located on the left side of the page.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the gold bar which says “click here to access the GO system.”
At the top right of the page there will be a gold bar that says “sign in.” Click that then you will be directed to the login page.
Use your SOAR credentials (wID and SOAR password) to log in to the GO system.
Step 3) Once you have signed into the GO Scholarship Application System using your SOAR ID and password, hover over the “Opportunities” drop down arrow located in the black bar at the top left your page.
Step 4) Locate the “External” link at the bottom of the selection box, directly under the word “Other”. Click “External”.
Step 5) Use the search bar tool to search by keywords or scroll through to view the various options provided for students.
Step 6) Click on the bold link under the “Name” column to view the full description of that particular resource.
Read the descriptions carefully, as some are independent scholarship opportunities provided by third-party companies, third-party scholarship search engines, or financially literacy resources.
Step 7) Click “Visit” located in the bottom right of the screen to get directed to the third party site for more information and source specific instructions.
If you have questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships at 601.266.4540 or scholarsFREEMississippi.