Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships

Deadlines:

  • July 1: Golden Opportunities (GO) Scholarship Application (General and Designation-Based Applications).  Note: Students must be admitted by December 1 for all freshman scholarships.

 

 

To apply for freshman designation-based scholarships sign into the golden opportunities (GO) Scholarship Application System and complete the general and desired designation-based application(s).  Click here to access the GO Application. 

 

When will I be notified if i have been awarded a Freshman Designation-Based Scholarship?

Students will receive notifications of Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships by August.  Students must accept their Freshman Designation-Based Scholarship offer in the GO System by August 15.

 

National Merit SCHOLARSHIP

  • Scholarship equivalent to tuition for four years awarded to National Merit Semifinalists.
  • Scholarship equivalent to tuition, campus housing, meal plan, and a semester book stipend for four years awarded to National Merit Finalists.  Finalists will also receive a one-time $4,000 study abroad scholarship.
  • Listing The University of Southern Mississippi as your first-choice institution with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation is required by May 1.
  • Students must complete the online application with official documentation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation by July 1.
  • Deadline has passed for Fall 2018 awarding.

EAGLE SCOUT/GOLD AWARD SCHOLARSHIP

  • Eagle Scout or Gold Award designation earned no later than date of high school graduation.
  • Award is worth $1,000 annually for four years.
  • Students must complete the online application with an official copy of award certificate or letter from council leader by July 1.
  • Deadline has passed for Fall 2018 awarding.

 

 VALEDICTORIAN/SALUTATORIAN SCHOLARSHIP

  • Valedictorian or salutatorian designation.
  • Award is worth $1,000 annually for four years.
  • Students must complete the online application with an official letter of verification from high school official by July 1.
  • Deadline has passed for Fall 2018 awarding.

 STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Student body president designation during senior year of high school (not awarded to class presidents).
  • Award is worth $1,000 annually for four years.
  • Students must complete the online application with an official letter of verification from high school official by July 1.
  • Deadline has passed for Fall 2018 awarding.

BOYS/GIRL NATION SCHOLARSHIP

  • Designation as either the governor of state or as state delegate to Boys/Girls Nation.
  • Award is worth $1,000 annually for four years.
  • Students must complete the online application with official verification of governor or national delegate designation by July 1.
  • Deadline has passed for Fall 2018 awarding.

BOYS/GIRLS STATE SCHOLARSHIP (MISSISSIPPI RESIDENTS ONLY)

  • Participation as a delegate in Boys/Girls State.
  • One-time award of $1,000 ($500 per semester during freshman year).
  • Students must complete the online application with official verification of Boys/Girls State participation by July 1.
  • Deadline has passed for Fall 2018 awarding.

STAR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP (MISSISSIPPI RESIDENTS ONLY)

  • STAR student designation during senior year of high school.
  • Award is worth $1,000 annually for four years.
  • Students must complete the online application with an official award certificate by July 1.
  • Deadline has passed for Fall 2018 awarding.

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMAN’S SCHOLARSHIP (MISSISSIPPI RESIDENTS ONLY)

  • Designation as winner in the state or local competition (not awarded to first or second alternates).
  • One-time award of $1,000 ($500 per semester during freshman year) to local competition winners.
  • $1,000 annually to state competition winner.
  • Students must complete the online application with an official copy of award certificate by July 1.
  • Deadline has passed for Fall 2018 awarding.