The Pierce Legacy Scholars Program is available for eligible high school seniors. The award is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship given to the children or grandchildren of Southern Miss graduates. To be eligible, candidates must enroll full time for the upcoming fall semester. At least one parent or grandparent of the candidate must hold a degree from the University and be an active member of the Alumni Association for the immediate past 10 years or be a Life Member. Applicants must be submitted to the Alumni Association office by March 15.