Honors Admissions

Genshaft Global Presidential Scholarship

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WHAT IS THE GENSHAFT GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP?

The Genshaft Global Presidential Scholarship provides recipients with up to $10,000 to use towards an approved international experience during their time at USF. This invitation-only scholarship is awarded to qualified prospective First-Time-In-College (FTIC) students (those currently applying to USF) from all three campuses who commit to University of South Florida and the Judy Genshaft Honors College.

The College offers 10-12 study abroad opportunities every year. The particular repertoire of destinations changes year to year, butrecent programs have included trips to Germany, Vietnam, Italy, Japan, Botswana, South Korea, Dominican Republic, Canada (Montréal), India, China, and the United Kingdom (a summer program in London and a semester program in Exeter). Genshaft Global Presidential Scholars may use the scholarship funds for a single extended program, such as the Exeter Semester, or multiple shorter experiences. They may also choose from any of the dozens of other study abroad programs supported by USF’s office of Education Abroad. 

With the approval of the dean, scholars may also use the funds toward other globally-themed opportunities, including internships either overseas or with international agencies, and research opportunities in an international setting. Each year, a new group of GGPS awardees creates a cohort to support each other and promote global citizenship through social and academic opportunities throughout the Tampa Bay area. Past examples of these opportunities include learning to play cricket with USF's club team, and observing Buddhist ceremonies and ejoying authentic Thai food at Wat Mongkolratanaram, a local Thai temple.

Watch this one-minute video about Jessica Zelitt, a former GGPS recipient, and her experiences travelling abroad through this program.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (SUMMER/FALL 2022 FTIC ADMISSION)

WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE?

Central to our mission at the Judy Genshaft Honors College is the cultivation of that quality that the philosopher Aristotle identified as “practical wisdom.”  This is a quality that is realized when one’s perception, understanding, choices, and habits work together to bring about evermore desirable actions and outcomes. In a time when even the most intimate parts of our lives are so evidently shaped by global events, our ability to become practically wise thought-leaders, regardless of our disciplinary focus or life ambitions, depends upon a global competency. The purpose of this scholarship is to empower those students whose curiosity, creativity, and life ambitions call them to “think big,” inquire deeply, and research widely.

GGPS CONTACT

Megan Braunstein
Academic Advisor & Coordinator of International Programs

 

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