National Merit Scholarship

National Merit Scholarship Program at USF

National Merit Scholarship Overview

USF is proud to welcome National Merit Scholars to our pre-eminent university. From our incredible location to our more than 180 program options to our prestigious Judy Genshaft Honors College , it’s easy to see why we attract some of the best and brightest young minds.

EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS FOR EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS

Discover the unmatched benefits available to National Merit Scholars at USF, from generous scholarship support to exclusive campus services to professional career, education and development support. 

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EXPLORE OUR TAMPA CAMPUS – FROM HOME!

There’s no better way to explore our Tampa campus and incredible resources than to experience it for yourself. Take our fun, interactive virtual tour right from your smartphone, computer or tablet to discover all the Tampa campus highlights that attract so many National Merit Scholars.

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SEE WHY NMS STUDENTS CHOOSE USF

Hear from our National Merit Scholarship students about why USF was the right choice for them, how USF is helping them reach their goals and more. 

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YOUR NEXT STEPS

It’s easy to begin reaping the benefits of joining USF. The best part? All you need to do is apply for admission. There are no additional applications or documents required. 

• Submit a complete admissions application to USF by March 1, 2021
• Complete the admission process by submitting your high school transcripts and SAT or ACT test scores

If you have any questions, please contact Winsome Nisbett, USF Scholarship Coordinator, at scholarships@usf.edu. For more information on the National Merit Scholarship process, download our handy timeline with details about each step.

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