Fellowships and Scholarships

Overview

There are many different opportunities for graduate students to obtain funding for graduate education. These can be classified into three areas:

  • National Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants. These are funds that are awarded by national, regional, or private agencies to individual graduate students. A number of these opportunities can be found through the Office of Graduate Studies Funding for Research page. In addition, a number of opportunities can be found through the USF Library's Scholarships, Research Fellowships and Financial Aid page. You can also go to the Office of National Scholarships website.
  • College, Department or Program Scholarships and Fellowships. These funds are available to USF students and can be searched via the USF Scholarship Database. Students are also encouraged to review their specific college website. Also review the USF Foundation Scholarships page.
  • USF Office of Graduate Studies Scholarships and Fellowships. The USF Office of Graduate Studies is committed to excellence in graduate education and is proud to offer fellowship opportunities for new and continuing students. Some of these fellowships are only available to students through nominations by their Major/Department, while others are available by direct submission from students who meet the eligibility requirements outlined below. It is important to note that funding for the fellowships is limited and the competition for the awards is substantial. In addition, many of the fellowships require that a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) be completed and filed with USF. To be considered for specific awards, it is critical to submit a complete application prior to the stated deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

Students with existing support will not be considered for most of these fellowships. In addition, in most cases students will only receive a maximum of one award.

Fellowship Deadline Information Application
Ann Winch Fellowship February 15 Details Click to Apply!
Delores Auzenne Fellowship January 18 Details Departmental Nomination Only
Dissertation Completion Fellowship Summer: February 15;
Fall: May 15;
Spring: November 15
Details Click to Apply!
Genshaft Family Doctoral Fellowship February 15 Details Click to Apply!
Graduate Student Success Fellowship January 18 Details Departmental Nomination Only
Kreplick Graduate Fellowship February 15 Details Click to Apply!
Presidential Doctoral Fellowship January 15 Details Departmental Nomination Only
USF Signature Research Doctoral Fellowship February 15 Details Click to Apply!

Additional Opportunities Not Awarded by Graduate Studies

Kosove Graduate Fellowship
McKnight Doctoral Fellowship