The mission of the Office of National Scholarships is to advise and mentor students
throughout the competitive scholarship application process using a purpose driven
and intentional approach to student success. Our goals are to support students to:
ONS takes pride in mentoring students to create the most impactful and competitive applications for nationally prestigious awards, as applicants, are emblematic of USF's high academic quality and standards. We maintain a strict schedule of workshops, working group meetings and internal deadlines for all applications. Students interested in working with us must respect ONS timelines and protocols. Reasonable requests for accommodations are always honored. However, the onus is on students to keep abreast of deadlines and complete work on time. Candidates who take it upon themselves to apply at large, or show up for advising after a critical window of time has passed, do not benefit from the processes ONS has in place.