The Institute on Black Life administers a number of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students that were established to provide academically talented students, from diverse backgrounds, the opportunity to study at the University of South Florida.
Scholarship award amounts vary, and depend upon available funding.
The application cycle for 2024-25 will open Nov 2023. All scholarship applicants must have a FAFSA form on file with financial aid. The financial aid website lists all available scholarships including those administered by IBL. Students should apply for available scholarships online through Financial Aid.
Applicants for the Institute on Black Life Scholarship for travel are encouraged to apply by March 31st as this scholarship is awarded at the end of April. Other scholarship winners will be notified via OASIS by June 1st. If you do not see anything listed by this date, then unfortunately you were not awarded this time. Thank you and Go Bulls!
BANK OF America ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
To provide scholarships for full or part-time, minority, Florida resident students in any major, in any college, on the Tampa College campus.
BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS
To provide scholarships for full or part-time, undergraduate or graduate level, minority, Tampa resident students for any major, in any college on the Tampa campus.
CATHERINE & JOHN LOTT BROWN SCHOLARSHIP
To provide scholarships for full or part-time students, undergraduate or graduate level minority students. This scholarship is for all majors, in all colleges, on the Tampa campus.
JANET AND SAMUEL OKOGBAA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
To provide scholarships for USF students in need who are full or part-time, pursuing all majors, in all colleges, on the Tampa campus.
Juel Hickman Shannon Smith Endowed Scholarship
To support full-time undergraduate students, pursuing a major in Africana Studies (Institute of Black Life/Center for Africa) or a major in Elementary Education in the College of Education on the Tampa campus. Preference will be given to African Americans and female students.
Institute on black life SCHOLARSHIP
To provide scholarships to students studying abroad, with a preference for study to a country on the continent of Africa or the African Diaspora. If not studying abroad in Africa, the study abroad coursework should relate to African or African Diaspora culture, people, or art. Open to all majors, with a preference for African studies.
IVORY CLUB ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
To support a scholarship for full-time students, at all academic levels, pursuing all majors, in all colleges, on the Tampa campus. Preference will be given to individuals who are international students from Africa.
ROBERT ALLEN ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarships for full or part-time students, at all academic levels, in all majors, in all colleges, on the Tampa campus.
RUTH AND JERRY BELL ENDOWED MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP
To support full or part-time, undergraduate minority students at freshman level, pursuing all majors, in all colleges, Tampa campus. This scholarship is renewable up to 8 semesters. Preference will be given to Black students.
VERIZON MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP
To provide full-ride scholarship for students majoring (or intending to major) in math and science. Scholarship criteria: full or part-time students, all academic levels, in all colleges, on the Tampa campus. Preference for freshman student.
XEROX ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Black students enrolled in the College of Business. This scholarship is open to full or part-time students, at all academic levels, all majors, on the Tampa campus.