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International Scholarships 2020 - 2021

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*


Due to the impact of COVID-19 and consequent cancellations of the March and June SAT tests, we have both extended our application and completion deadlines as well as adjusted the minimum GPA criteria.

 Students who have been awarded an admissions scholarship will be eligible for award upgrade consideration—this will take place over the next few weeks. The original application submission deadline of February 15, 2020 has been extended to March 15, 2020. Any student whose application was submitted by March 15, 2020 will be automatically considered for admissions scholarships. All required application materials must be received by Admissions by the June 1, 2020 completion deadline.

Application Submission Deadline: February 15  *Extended until March 15*
Application Completion Deadline: May 1 *Extended until June 1* 


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.

Scholarship Award/Benefits Academic Requirements
USF Green & Gold Presidential 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 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 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

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
Frank H. Spain and Betty E. Gillies Community College Transfer Scholarship $5,000 ($1,250 per semester) Cumulative Transfer GPA of 3.75 or higher
Awarded to the top transfer applicant from each college within the Florida College System. Must be transferring with an AA or approved AS degree.
USF International Transfer Student Scholarship $2,000 ($500 per semester) Cumulative postsecondary GPA of 3.40 or higher with a minimum of 60 transferable credit hours. Application Submission by March 15, Application Completion by June 1.