National Merit Scholarship

USF National Merit Scholar Benefits

National Merit Scholarship Benefits

From lucrative scholarships to exclusive campus services and academic programs, USF offers an unbeatable combination of benefits for National Merit Scholars. Take advantage of:

Generous Scholarships and Financial Support 

  • Scholarship covering your full cost of attendance during fall and spring semesters
  • USF National Merit Tradition of Excellence Award ($20,000/$5,000 per year)
  • Scholarship options for study abroad (USF Passport Scholarship - $2,000)
  • Funding for academic conferences, research and publication
  • Access to expert advising in the Office of National Scholarships to prepare you to compete for prestigious national and international awards
  • A tuition waiver for your first year of graduate study at USF*

Exclusive Campus Services

Professional Career, Education and Development Support 

  • Assistance in securing internships
  • Access to free preparatory courses for standardized tests, such as the MCAT
  • Leadership development opportunities with mentoring by faculty and community leaders

For a comprehensive look at all the incredible benefits USF offers to National Merit Scholars, download our free NMS Benefits Guide!

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* This does not pay for USF Health and other professional programs.