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International Scholarships 2023 - 2024

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.  ​

  • If you completed all four years of high school at a U.S. institution, you will need to fill out our Student Self-Reported Academic Record.
  • If you completed any year of high school at an institution outside of the U.S., you will need to submit high school transcripts (unofficial international and official domestic).  DO NOT submit a Self-Reported Academic Record.
  • Test Scores - ACT or SAT

International Scholarship Deadlines

The international freshman scholarship deadlines are: 
Application Submission Deadline: January 15, 2023 
Application Completion Deadline: January 15, 2023

The international transfer scholarship deadlines are: 
Application Submission Deadline: March 1, 2023 
Application Completion Deadline: May 1, 2023

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 $44,000 
(Up to $11,000 per year)
4.00+ GPA and 
1370+ SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math only) or
30+ ACT
USF Green & Gold Directors Waiver Award $32,000 
(Up to $8,000 per year)
3.80+ GPA and
1310+ SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math only) or
28+ ACT
USF Green & Gold Scholars Waiver Award $20,000 
(Up to $5,000 per year)
3.60+ GPA and
1240+ SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math only) or
26+ ACT
USF International Student Scholarship $4,000
(Up to $1,000 per year)
3.50+ GPA and
1210+ SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math only) or
25+ 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 reclassification as an in-state resident for tuition purposes.  Your temporary reclassification as an in-state applies to any student from a Latin American or Caribbean country who is awarded the $1,000 International Student Scholarship in Fall ($500) and Spring ($500) term.  This award and temporary reclassification DOES NOT apply in the Summer 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.pdf. Eligible 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 International Student Scholarship $4,000 ($1,000 per year) 3.50+ GPA and
1210+ SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math only) or
25+ ACT

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 3.60 or higher with a minimum of 60 transferable credit hours. Application Submission by March 1, 2023
Application Completion by May 1, 2023

The above scholarship for transfer students is also a LAC qualifying scholarship so students from eligible LAC countries may also benefit from reclassification as an in-state resident for tuition purposes.

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