These FAQs are pertaining to students receiving and applying-to transfer academic and transfer designation-based scholarships at The University of Southern Mississippi.
The Office of Undergraduate Scholarships sends monthly notification during the following times:
Visit usm.edu/scholarships and click the gold button labeled “Transfer Scholarships.” Students must be admitted and submit documentation in the GO System by the stated deadline.
Once a student attends another college/university after their high school graduation, they cannot receive freshman scholarships. They will be treated as a transfer student and will be reviewed for scholarship eligibility based on that model.
It is difficult to receive a scholarship after you have missed the deadline. Students have the right to appeal their scholarship status. We encourage students to provide official documentation of why he/she missed the scholarship deadline in efforts to illustrate his/her extenuating circumstance. Documentation of membership in student/academic organization is not sufficient proof of extenuating circumstance. Please visit our website, usm.edu/scholarships, for more information. All current USM students must complete one semester at USM before submitting an appeal.
No, transfer scholarships are available to students attending Southern Miss the fall or spring semester immediately following enrollment from their last institution. If your last attendance from another institution was over a year from the time enter Southern Miss, you are not eligible for transfer scholarships.
All documentation must be official and submitted by the stated deadline in the GO System.
Phi Theta Kappa: certificate and/or proof of membership (PTK membership card or letter on letterhead from PTK advisor). Only documentation submitted via GO will be accepted and considered.
Phi Theta Kappa Officer: Letter on letterhead from PTK advisor. Only documentation submitted via GO will be accepted and considered.
Mississippi All-Academic First State/National Team Scholarship: certificate of membership from advisor. (This is an academic sponsored organization and not an athletic achievement.) Only documentation submitted via GO will be accepted and considered.
Transfer Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship: certificate and/or proof of membership (letter on letterhead from scout leader). Only documentation submitted via GO will be accepted and considered.