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Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships Staff

About US

Southern Miss offers generous scholarship support to scholars, leaders, National Merit Semifinalists and Finalists and more - more than $23 million each year.
The Office of Undergraduate Scholarships (OUS), in alignment with The University of Southern Mississippi, aspires to be a student-centered office by offering a welcoming environment and preparing a diverse student population to embark on meaningful life endeavors by educating the community on college costs and financial opportunities.

OUS provides a hub for scholarship information and support prospective and continuing undergraduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi. Our main objectives are to:
  • Provide a centralized hub of scholarship information and financial resources to help with college affordability.
  • Provide student-centered customer service, accuracy, and efficiency when awarding incoming and continuing scholarships.

  • Practice fair and consistent policies when monitoring and maintaining current scholarship awards.

The mission of OUS is supported by the following values: 

  1. Learning. OUS fosters personal growth, professional development, and a lifelong commitment to wellness specially focusing on financial literacy.
  2. Collaboration. OUS values connections with faculty, staff, and students to ensure fair and consistent policies and procedures are followed during the awarding process.
  3. Inclusion. OUS values an inclusive scholarship community of people that embraces the diversity of people and ideas.
  4. Responsibility. OUS promotes social responsibility and citizenship by requiring undergraduate scholarship recipients to uphold the Code of Student Conduct. 


  • Director: Dannetta Winters, M.B.A.
  • Assistant Director of Operations and Development: Jasmine Coleman-Miller, MSED
  • Assistant Director of Scholarship Advising and Nationally Competitive Programs: TBA
  • Coordinator: Hector Talavera
  • Operations Specialist: TBA


Contact Us

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

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