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Spring 2023 or Fall 2023 Incoming Students

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 each semester. 

Fall Deadlines

  • 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 Scholarships.
  • August 15: Students must accept Transfer Academic and/or Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships in the GO System for the fall semester.

Spring Deadlines

  • December 1: 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.
  • 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 transcripts. 
  • 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‚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.

Last School Attended: Community College

Last School Attended: 4 Year Institution


Competitive Programs for Consideration

All Transfer Students

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. 

Contact Us

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

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Email
scholarsFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4540