International Student Scholarships (STARTING FALL 2017)

All Fall 2017 International Scholarships require that a student be admitted to the University by the deadline listed below. International Scholarships cannot be stacked with other institutional awards at The University of Southern Mississippi.



Deadline for Fall: December 1


International Academic Excellence Scholarship 

  • Students will receive $2,000 per year maximum award
  • Students must have a 21 or higher composite ACT score with a 3.0 core high school GPA*
  • Award is for 4 years (8 fall/spring semesters)

* Core GPA is calculated using the student’s grades earned in coursework that is part of the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) as set forth by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. Core GPA is calculated on a four-point scale; thus, weighted grades earned in AP, advanced or honors classes are not calculated into core GPA. For scholarship consideration, only standardized test scores earned through December 2016 will be considered.




Deadline for Fall: August 1

Deadline for Spring: January 5


International Transfer Academic Scholarship 

  • Students will receive a $2,000 per year maximum award
  • Students with 48-89 transfer credit hours will receive the scholarship for 2 years (4 fall/spring semesters)
  • Students with 90-119 transfer credit hours will receive the scholarship for 1 year (2 fall/spring semesters)
  • Students with a cumulative college transfer GPA of 3.0 or above are eligible