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Office of Undergraduate Scholarships

Your Hub for Scholarships

HELPING UNDERGRADUATES BECOME SCHOLARS | Office of Undergraduate Scholarships provides and rewards scholarly students at The University of Southern Mississippi with resources and tools to pursue academic and financial goals. Paying for college can sometimes be stressful, so let us guide you through the general scholarship process at Southern Miss.

Click here to complete your General Application for the 2020-21 academic year.


Scholarships for current high school seniors Looking to transfer to USM? Click here.


The GO SYSTEM is your one-stop shop for all scholarship at The University of Southern Mississippi. The GO System houses a variety of scholarship opportunities for incoming and continuing students at Southern Miss. Once admitted, students can search, review requirements, apply and accept their scholarships in one web portal!

  • Log in with your SOAR credentials and complete your GENERAL APPLICATION.
  • Visit our FAQ section for guides on how to accept your scholarship, navigate through the GO System, and more.

Students and families ask us how to understand costs at Southern Miss. The question most commonly asked is, “How do I figure out the bottom line?” Use the charts below to determine an estimated review of basic expenses versus financial opportunities.

In the Golden Opportunities Scholarship Application System (GO System) we have provided various external resources to help our students find alternative ways to pay for college, manage college expenses, fill funding gaps, and create financial timelines to ensure that our students are financially ready for each academic year. Below, we have provided quick links to a few national scholarship search engines and resources on exploring external funding options. We understand that college expenses can add up, and we want to provide our students with as many credible options to ensure that they are making wise financial decisions to fund their college expenses.

  • Click here to learn more
  • Click here for instructions on how to locate External Opportunities in the GO System.
  • Click here if you need help finding additional scholarships

The University of Southern Mississippi is a registered affiliate of the below government financial literacy programs. We encourage students to utilize the financial literacy programs, worksheets, and hard copies provided by our office to make more informed decisions for your personal financing needs, college funding preparation, and career decisions. These topics include, but are not limited to information on credit, budgeting, investing, taxes, government benefits, career planning, buying large purchases, and more. Please, contact our office, if you would like more information on a specific topic or to schedule a workshop on a specific financial literacy subject.

  • Click here to learn more
  • To request a financial literacy workshop, please complete the request form here.

Contact Us

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

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