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Spring 2024 or Fall 2024 Incoming Students

Students transferring from any accredited community college as their last institution attended are eligible. If your last institution attended was a community college, regardless of previous attendance at other institutions, you will be evaluated as a community college transfer student and cannot be considered for any freshman or university transfer scholarships. 

Students must transfer within one year of enrollment at their previous institution. 


Spring 2024 Deadline: January 15

  • Must be fully admitted with all final college transcripts processed by the Office of Admissions
  • All Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships applications submitted in the GO System.

Initial offers may change as updated transcripts are submitted to the Office of Admissions. 

Fall 2024 Deadline: August 1

  • Must be fully admitted with all final college transcripts processed by the Office of Admissions
  • All Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships applications submitted in the GO System.

Initial offers may change as updated transcripts are submitted to the Office of Admissions. 


Community College Transfer Academic Scholarship $8,000

  • Transfer cumulative gpa of 3.0 or higher
  • Transfer cumulative hours 48 - 89
  • 2 Years (4 consecutive fall/spring semesters)
  • $4,000 annually/$2,000 per semester

Automatic consideration upon admission. Check your USM email address and the GO System to accept any available offers. Scholarships are awarded a monthly basis. 

Community College Transfer Academic Scholarship $4,000

  • Transfer cumulative gpa of 3.0 or higher
  • Transfer cumulative hours 90-119
  • 1 Year (2 consecutive fall/spring semesters)
  • $4,000 annual/$2,000 per semester

Automatic consideration upon admission. Check your USM email address and the GO System to accept any available offers. Scholarships are awarded on a monthly basis. 

* Can only be combined with the Transfer Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship.

* Does not stack with Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships.

Scholarship automatically renews if the student maintains a 2.5 USM cumulative GPA and 15 USM credit hours each fall and spring semester. Failure to meet these stipulations results in immediate cancellation of the scholarship. 


Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships

Students must complete an online scholarship application via the GO System and submit documentation by the stated deadline for all Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships, except Phi-Theta Kappa. 

Students must be attending Southern Miss within one year of their last enrollment term from their most recent institution in order to be eligible for transfer designation-based scholarships.

These awards will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in March for students admitted for the fall semester and September for students admitted for the spring semester. We receive a general membership roster from PTK.org and use their official list to award our standard Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship in conjunction with our university requirements. 

Phi Theta Kappa Members

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Officer Scholarship, and Phi Theta Kappa All-Academic First State/National Team cannot be combined with the Community College Transfer Academic Scholarship. If you are a Phi Theta Kappa Member, your initial Community College Transfer Academic Scholarship offer will be automatically upgraded on your behalf in SOAR and you will be notified to accept your new Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship in SOAR as part of your initial merit-based scholarship package. 

  • Must have a transfer cumulative gpa of 3.25 or higher
  • Must have between 48-119 transfer cumulative hours
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Officer Scholarship, and Phi Theta Kappa All-Academic First State/National Team can be combined for students who qualify for all three awards. 
  • Applications with the appropriate documentation verifying the membership status must be submitted in the GO System for the Phi Theta Kappa Officer and Phi Theta Kappa All Academic First State/National Team for consideration. 
  • Scholarship automatically renews if the student maintains a 2.5 USM cumulative GPA and 15 USM credit hours each fall and spring semester. Failure to meet these stipulations results in immediate cancellation of the scholarship. 
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship 2 Years Total Amount $12,000 $6,000 annual/$3,000 per semester
Phi Theta Kappa Officer Scholarship 2 Years Total Amount $2,000 $1,000 annual/$500 per semester
Phi Theta Kappa All-Academic First State/National Team 2 Years Total Amount $2,000 $1,000 annual/$500 per semester

 

External Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) scholarships can be located at https://www.ptk.org/. You can also use this link to log into your PTK account to download your official certificate to upload for your USM applications. 

Transfer Eagle Scout/Gold Award - $2,000

  • Application must be submitted in the GO System before the stated deadlines with proper documentation to be considered. 
  • Must have a transfer cumulative gpa of 3.25 or higher
  • Must have between 48-119 transfer cumulative hours
  • Awarded for 2 years (4 consecutive fall/spring semesters)
  • $2,000 Total ($1,000 Annually at $500 per semester)
  • Transfer Eagle Scout/Gold Award can be combined with the Community College Transfer Academic Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa: Officer Scholarship, and/or the Phi Theta Kappa All-Academic First State/National Team Scholarship.
  • Scholarship automatically renews if the student maintains a 2.5 USM cumulative GPA and 15 USM credit hours each fall and spring semester. Failure to meet these stipulations results in immediate cancellation of the scholarship. 

Contact Us

Office of Undergraduate Scholarships
Kennard-Washington (KWH) 200
118 College Drive #5011
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Email
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Phone
601.266.4540