Provost's Scholars ProgramWhat is the Provost's Scholars Program?
The Provost's Scholars Program offers a unique opportunity for students to graduate from USF with a competitive edge, one year ahead of their peers, with a portfolio of professional development experiences. Through individual and small group mentoring, we focus on your personal, academic, and professional development to prepare you to be competitive in your post-graduation plans.
Provost's Scholars receive scholarships for summer classes, housing, and travel.
In today's competitive job market, earning a bachelor's degree is not enough. In addition to your degree, you need a resume full of activities designed to highlight your strengths, explain how your experiences relate to your chosen career field, and showcase who you are. The Provost's Scholars Program components include activities designed to help you explore your passions and career goals, complemented by intentional reflection activities to develop your ability to articulate what you have done.
- Graduate ahead of your peers. Finish your degree faster, and save a year's worth of tuition and housing expenses by graduating in three years.
- Get out of Florida! Through Study Abroad and Study Away programs, you will develop an understanding of global problems and markets and learn how you are uniquely poised to help solve problems. We have programs designed especially for Provost's Scholars, and offer a generous scholarship of up to $2,000 to make the experience affordable.
- Fill your resume. High impact educational activities such as research, internships, community-based practicum experiences will help develop your career interests, while providing practical learning opportunities.
- Prepare yourself for the future. As a Provost's Scholar, you will have access to special programs where you will learn the art of networking, dressing like a professional in your field, and navigating tricky interviewing situations.
As a Provost's Scholar, you will be on the fast track to success in your career field!
Living Learning Communities, or LLCs, are residential communities with a special emphasis on an academic area of interest. The Provost's Scholars Program Living Learning Community, the PSP LLC, focuses on personal, academic, and professional development, complementing the academic program components with in-house mentoring by a dedicated Faculty in Residence, small community groups of 36 students in a pod to promote a sense of community and connection, and regular reflection activities to complement your in-class learning.
Students living in the PSP LLC receive a housing scholarship of $1,000 per year. Learn more about living in the PSP LLC.
We want students who are already ahead of the curve, coming to USF with college credits from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or Dual Enrollment programs. Students must have at least 18 credits of degree-applicable courses, as well as at least a 3.8 weighted high school GPA (as calculated by USF) and a 1260 SAT or 26 ACT score. If you meet these criteria, we will contact you after your admission to USF, inviting you to apply to the Provost's Scholars Program.
We typically begin the application process in November, and recruit students through April. We aim to enroll 120 students each year.
We would love to hear from you. Contact us with your questions at ProvostsScholarsProgram@usf.edu.