Honors Admissions

Honors Scholarships

The Judy Genshaft Honors College awards competitive scholarships to its new and continuing students.


All Judy Genshaft Honors College students receive $2,000 in academic scholarships. This award is paid in three installments during the students' academic career:

  • $600 after completing the community engagement requirement
  • $600 after completing the global experience requirement
  • $800 after completing the academic requirements

This scholarship applies to students who entered USF in Fall 2016 or later. Students who enrolled at USF prior to Fall 2016 will receive the course-based award of $250/honors course, but are not eligible for the above $600 or $800 awards.


To become eligible for a scholarship payment, students must complete the requirement and submit the related form by the 30th day of each term to be paid in that term.

  • Any forms received after the deadline will be paid out in the following term.
  • Honors Curriculum scholarships are awarded in Fall and Spring semesters only.
  • The Judy Genshaft Honors College does not pay out scholarships in Summer terms.
  • The Judy Genshaft Honors College does not pay out scholarships after students have graduated.

Students should plan to complete all requirements prior to their final semester, especially if they anticipate a Summer graduation.


Most Judy Genshaft Honors College students also qualify for generous travel scholarships to fund study abroad opportunities. In addition, thanks to the generosity of many donors, there are more than 30 other competitive scholarships for which only Judy Genshaft Honors College students can apply.

Students may apply for these honors-specific awards as well as general USF scholarships. These applications typically open in November and are due in January for new students and April for continuing students.

Students can also visit the Office of National Scholarships for more information about competitive academic awards.