University of South Florida
The Genshaft-Greenbaum Global Explorers Scholarship (3GE) provides recipients with
up to $10,000 to use towards an approved international or domestic travel 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 the University of South Florida and the Judy Genshaft Honors College.
Recipients may use the funds for approved international travel such as:
In addition, recipients may choose to use the funds for approved domestic opportunities
such as study away programs, internships, and research opportunities.
The 3GE scholarship is available only to First-Time-In-College students who are currently
applying to USF. In addition, students must also have a minimum USF recalculated GPA of 4.0 (explained here) and a minimum SAT score of 1450 or a minimum ACT score of 33. Prospective students who exceed these minimum qualifications will then be eligible
to apply for the scholarship. Applicant submissions are then reviewed by an Honors
College 3GE selection committee. After review, applicants will be notified as to
the decision made by the committee.
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.