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Undergraduate Scholarships

Transfer Scholarships

 

AUGUST 1: Students transferring to The University of Southern Mississippi for the fall semester must be admitted by this date to be considered for Transfer Academic and Designation-Based Scholarships.

AUGUST 15: Students must accept Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships in the GO System for the fall semester.

JANUARY 5: Students transferring to The University of Southern Mississippi for the spring semester must be admitted by this date to be considered for Transfer Academic and Designation-Based Scholarships.

JANUARY 15: Students must accept Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships in the GO System for the spring semester.

[Note: All academic records, including final transcripts, must be submitted to the Office of Admissions by the scholarship deadline.  All supporting documentation for Designation-Based Scholarships and University Transfer Academic Scholarships must be submitted in the GO System by the scholarship deadline.]

  • Students must be admitted, without conditions, and meet the requirements on or before the stated scholarship deadlines to receive guaranteed scholarship consideration. Any requested supporting documentation is also due by the stated deadlines. This includes final transcripts from all institutions.
  • Transfer scholarships are awarded to students during the fall and spring semesters only (i.e., scholarships are not awarded during summer semesters or mini-sessions.)
  • Fall Scholarships: Transfer scholarships are available to students attending Southern Miss the fall semester immediately following enrollment from their last institution. Students must be admitted by August 1.
  • Spring Scholarships: Transfer scholarships are available to students attending Southern Miss the spring semester immediately following enrollment from their last institution. Students must be admitted by January 5.
  • The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa: Officer Scholarship, Community College All-Academic First State/National Team Scholarship, and Transfer Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship are available only to qualified students whose most recent institution of attendance is a community/junior college. Students must complete an online scholarship application via the GO System and submit documentation by the stated deadline.
  • Students that have already completed a bachelor's degree are ineligible for Transfer Scholarships. Students that have already completed an associate‚Äôs degree are not eligible for Transfer Scholarships if they have completed more than 119 hours.
  • Cumulative transfer GPA is calculated from grades earned at all institutions and is the GPA of record for scholarship consideration.
  • Students with 120 or more earned semester hours are ineligible for any transfer scholarship consideration.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS

Automatic consideration upon admission

  • Value is $2,000 per semester. Total value is $4,000 - $8,000, depending on transfer credit hours.
  • Students with a cumulative college transfer GPA of 3.0 or above are eligible.
  • 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 transferring from any accredited community college are eligible.
  • Can only be combined with the Transfer Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship.

Students must complete an online scholarship application via the GO System and submit documentation by the stated deadline.

SCHOLARSHIPS ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP ANNUAL DISCOUNT LENGTH OF SCHOLARSHIP
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship 48 - 119 completed hours and 3.25 + cumulative transfer GPA

$4,500

($2,250 per semester)

2 years / 4 semesters

(fall/spring only)

Phi Theta Kappa Officer Scholarship 48 - 119 completed hours and 3.25 + cumulative transfer GPA

$1,000

($500 per semester)

1 year / 2 semesters

(fall/spring only)

All-Academic First State/National Team 48 - 119 completed hours and 3.25 + cumulative transfer GPA

$1,000

($500 per semester)

1 year / 2 semesters

(fall/spring only)

Transfer Eagle Scout/Gold Award 48 - 119 completed hours and 3.0 + cumulative transfer GPA

$1,000

($500 per semester)

1 year / 2 semesters

(fall/spring only)

 

  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Officer Scholarship, and All-Academic First State/National Team cannot be combined with the Community College Transfer Academic Scholarship.
  • 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 All-Academic First State/National Team Scholarship.

UNIVERSITY TRANSFER ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Students must apply in the GO System.  Standardized test scores and high school transcript must be submitted to the Office of Admissions by published deadlines.

  • Value is $2,000 per semester. Total value is $4,000 - $12,000, depending on transfer credit hours.
  • Eligible students must have a minimum 21 composite ACT score, a 3.0 core high school GPA and 3.0 cumulative college transfer GPA.
  • Students transferring from any accredited four-year institution are eligible.
  • May not be combined with other Transfer Scholarships administered through the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships.
ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS ACADEMIC  SCHOLARSHIP ANNUAL DISCOUNT LENGTH OF SCHOLARSHIP
Less than 48 completed hours 

$4,000

($2,000 per semester)

3 years / 6 semesters

(fall/spring only)

48 - 89 completed hours 

$4,000

($2,000 per semester)

2 years / 4 semesters

(fall/spring only)

90 - 119 completed hours

$4,000

($2,000 per semester)

1 year / 2 semesters

(fall/spring only)

 

Contact Us

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

Hattiesburg Campus

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Email
scholarsFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4540