Transfer scholarships are awarded to newly admitted transfer students during the fall
and spring semesters only. These scholarships do not have to be renewed each year
and are based on eligibility at the time of University admission. Scholarship stipulations
are provided for each scholarship and are required in order to maintain these scholarships
August 1: Students transferring to The University of Southern Mississippi for the fall semester
must be admitted by and have final spring transcripts submitted to the Office of Admissions
by this date to be considered for Transfer Academic and Transfer Designation-Based
August 15: Students must accept Transfer Academic and/or Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships
in the GO System for the fall semester.
December 1: Students transferring to The University of Southern Mississippi for the springsemester must be admitted by this date to be considered for Transfer Academic and Designation-Based
December 15: Due to colleges and universities closing for winter breaks, final fall semester transcripts
must be requested by or turned in by this date for final scholarship consideration.
It is the student's responsibility to coordinate between schools to ensure timely receival of final fall
JANUARY 5: Students must accept Transfer Academic and/or 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 who are classified as transfer students do not qualify for freshman scholarships.
Transfer scholarships cannot be stacked with freshman scholarships.
Students must be newly admitted, without conditions or previous course history at
Southern Miss, 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 Scholarship Consideration: Transfer scholarships are available to students attending Southern Miss for the upcoming
fall semester and admitted by July 1.
Spring Scholarship Consideration: Transfer scholarships are available to students attending Southern Miss the upcoming
spring semester and must be admitted by December 1.
The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa: Officer Scholarship, Community College
Phi Theta Kappa 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’s 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
All University offered scholarships are available in the GO System. Once a student completes the General Application, the student is then matched to
various scholarship applications within the system or can search among 900 options.
After reviewing the brief description provided, the student may then determine if
they would like to complete the additional scholarship application(s). We highly encourage
students to apply for as many additional scholarships as possible each year. Applying
for a scholarship does not guarantee receival of the award. All offers will be sent
to the student's USM email address. Offers can be made at anytime during the year, but the majority of offers will be
made by May 1st. This process will need to be completed each year before the February 15th priority deadline.