Freshmen Admissions Scholarships

Non-Florida Residents 2022 - 2023

To be considered for merit-based scholarships from the Office of Admissions, students must submit a complete admissions application by January 15, 2022 with all supporting documents (official high school transcripts and test scores). For additional information about the awarding process, please visit Freshman Scholarship Requirements & Timeline. All scholarships are awarded on a funds-available basis to students who have been admitted to USF.

Non-Florida ResidentS 

The USF Green & Gold Presidential, USF Green & Gold Directors and USF Green & Gold Scholars Waiver Awards are not stackable. Students will receive the highest award for which they qualify within the awarding timeline. All Green & Gold awards are credited in the form of a partial out-of-state tuition waiver; exact award amounts vary based on the number of credits in which a student enrolls each term. Students who are non-residents will receive their scholarship in the form of a waiver. The USF non-resident waiver award will cover up to the full amount offered by The Office of Admissions as long as it does not exceed the non-resident fee amount and is not covered by any other resources. Students should refer to their award notification received from The Office of Admissions to know the maximum waiver they may be eligible to receive per semester. The waiver does not pay towards resident tuition and other fees.

Scholarship Award/Benefit Academic Requirements
USF Green & Gold Presidential Waiver Award $48,000 (up to $12,000 per year) 3.90+ GPA and
1340+ SAT (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math) or
29+ ACT
USF Green & Gold Directors Waiver Award $36,000 (up to $9,000 per year) 3.70+ GPA and
1280+ SAT (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math) or
27+ ACT
USF Green & Gold Scholars Waiver Award

$24,000 (up to $6,000 per year)

3.50+ GPA and
1210+ SAT (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math) or
25+ ACT
USF History of Achievement Award 

$8,000 ($2,000 per year)

Recognizes select students who have achieved above average academic records in high school while facing significant socioeconomic, educational, cultural or personal challenges. 
USF International Student Scholarship

$4,000 (up to $1,000 per year)

3.30+ GPA and
1180+ SAT (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math) or
24+ ACT

 

national recognition and honors SCHOLARSHIPS

The following awards are stackable with the USF Green & Gold Presidential, USF Green & Gold Directors and USF Green & Gold Scholars Waiver Awards and USF International Student Scholarship.

Scholarship Award/Benefit Academic Requirements
USF Tradition of Excellence Awards (students receive only the highest award for which they qualify) National Merit Scholar

Full cost of attendance.

Please see 

admissions.usf.edu/nms

Receive designation as a National Merit Scholar Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and name USF as your first-choice school.

National Merit Semi-finalists are awarded $20,000 ($5,000 per year) until they are official classified as a National Merit Finalist and select USF as their first-choice school. Then this award will be removed to add scholarship for full cost of attendance.

College Board Recognition $20,000 ($5,000 per year) and a study abroad scholarship

Receive designation by the College Board National Recognition Programs as a student who identifies as African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, or Indigenous.

This award must be stacked with an additional Office of Admissions USF Green & Gold Presidential, USF Green & Gold Directors, USF Green & Gold Scholars Waiver Award or USF International Student Scholarship.
USF Honors College Scholarship $2,000 (Based on participation)

For more information visit usf.edu/honors/prospective-students/application.aspx