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International Scholarships 2022 - 2023

Good news - freshmen and transfer students are eligible for merit-based scholarships from the USF Office of Admissions! To be considered for merit-based scholarships from the Office of Admissions, students must submit a complete admissions application by the priority deadline. For additional information about the awarding process, please visit Freshman Scholarship Requirements & Timeline.  ​

International Scholarship Deadlines

The application submission deadline to be considered for freshman admissions scholarships is February 1, 2022. All required application materials must be received by Admissions by the May 1, 2022 completion deadline.

The international freshman scholarship deadlines are: 
Application Submission Deadline: February 1, 2022
Application Completion Deadline: May 1, 2022

The international transfer scholarship deadlines are: 
Application Submission Deadline: March 1, 2022  
Application Completion Deadline: May 1, 2022

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS STARTING IN THE FALL SEMESTER.

freshman SCHOLARSHIPS

These 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/Benefits 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 and Writing & Math only) 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 and Writing & Math only) 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 and Writing & Math only) or
25+ ACT
USF International Student Scholarship $4,000
(Up to $1,000 per year)
3.30+ GPA and
1180+ SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math only) or
24+ ACT

students from latin america or the caribbean (LAC)

If you are a student that has citizenship of an eligible Latin American or Caribbean (LAC) country,  then you might be eligilble for an out-of-state tuition waiver (LAC) if you qualify for an admissions scholarship. LAC is a waiver which is applied to tuition to make it equivalent to the in-state costs. It is not a scholarship. Rather, it applies to any student from a Latin American or Caribbean country who is awarded at least $500 in university state funds every term. The student must be a citizen of a Latin American or Caribbean country, enrolled full time, and must consistently be awarded the $500+ state funds each and every semester to continue to qualify for the in-state LAC tuition waiver. You can view further details about the LAC waiver through the Florida Statute 7.007 here: https://www.flbog.edu/wp-content/uploads/Regulation-7.007-Latin-American-and-Caribbean-Scholarship-Eligibility-Final-92216.pdfEligible countries listed in Florida Statutue 7.007 linked above.

Please note: this statute is governed through the state of Florida and subject to change. 

Scholarship Award/Benefits Academic Requirements
USF Scholars Gold Award $10,000 ($2,500 per year) 3.80+ GPA and 
1280+ SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math only) or
27+ ACT
USF International Student Scholarship $4,000 ($1,000 per year) 3.30+ GPA and
1180+ SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math only) or
24+ ACT

Freshman LAC students are ONLY eligible to receive the two scholarships listed above. 

Transfer Scholarships

These scholarships are competitive awards. Meeting the criteria to be considered for a scholarship does not guarantee that a student will receive that award.

Scholarship Award/Benefits Academic Requirements
USF International Transfer Student Scholarship $2,000 ($500 per semester) Cumulative postsecondary GPA of 3.50 or higher with a minimum of 60 transferable credit hours. Application Submission by March 1, 2022
Application Completion by May 1, 2022

The above scholarship for transfer students is also a LAC qualifying scholarship so students from eligible LAC countries may also benefit from the out-of-state tuition waiver if they receive this scholarship. 

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