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Freshmen Scholarships

College is expensive. That's why we offer scholarships and grants to help students with the cost of college. Scholarships and grants are forms of merit- or need-based aid that do not have to be repaid. Students can qualify for scholarships and grants from USF, USF Foundation, Bright Futures and other organizations. Explore the kind of awards available, how to qualify and how to apply.

USF Admissions Scholarships

To increase your chances of qualifying for the maximum amount of admissions scholarships, all you have to do is submit your completed admissions application by the priority deadline. Scholarships are available for both in-state and out-of-state students. If you receive a scholarship, you will be notified in your acceptance letter.

Other USF Scholarships

Check out the AwardSpring scholarship database for other USF awards you may wish to apply for. Another scholarship source is the USF Foundation, which awards over $7 million in privately funded scholarships each year.

Bright Futures Scholarships

Funded by the Florida Lottery, the Bright Futures program rewards Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement. Learn more about these lucrative awards and how to apply.

Other Scholarships

Don’t pay a search service to find scholarships for you! There is a wealth of information available free of charge online. Check out these credible national scholarship search sites to assist with your search.

National Merit Scholarship Program

USF warmly welcomes National Merit Scholars to our leading university. With our incredible location and exceptional program options, it is easy to see why we attract some of the best and brightest young minds. Discover the unique opportunities available to our national merit scholars at USF.


Beware of any scholarship service or emails you receive requesting your bank account or personal information to qualify you for scholarships. Information on potential scholarships can be obtained through other reputable sources, at no cost to you. Please visit the Federal Student Aid and Federal Trade Commission websites to learn more about how to avoid scholarship and financial aid scams.