Honors Admissions

Honors Scholarships

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

AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

Students Entering Spring 2022 or earlier:

All Judy Genshaft Honors College students receive $2,000 in scholarships once they complete each of the three requirement areas (community service, global experience, academic). This award is paid in three installments during the students' academic career:

Each of the three scholarships is paid out once and are nonrenewable.

Students Entering Summer 2022 or later:

Judy Genshaft Honors College students who enter Summer/Fall 2022 or later receive $2,000 in scholarships once they complete each of their three requirements (two Experiential Learning activities and the  Honors Academic Curriculum). This award is paid in three installments during the students' academic career: 

  • $600 after completing the first Experiential Learning activity 
  • $600 after completing the second Experiential Learning activity 
  • $800 after completing the Honors Academic Curriculum (including Thesis or Capstone) 

Each of the three scholarships is paid out once and are nonrenewable. 

DEADLINES AND PAYOUTS

To become eligible for a scholarship payment, students must complete the requirement and submit the related form. Please see the payment schedule below:

*Forms approved by (listed date): *Scholarship is awarded by (listed date):
Dec. 3, 2021 Drop/Add Week - Spring 2022
Feb. 13, 2022 Week of March 7, 2022
July 24, 2022 Drop/Add Week - Fall 2022
September 25, 2022 Week of Oct. 17, 2022
Dec 4, 2022 Drop/Add Week - Spring 2023
Feb 12, 2023 Week of March 13, 2023

*Dates may vary. Please check this page regularly for updates.

  • Any forms received after the deadline will be awarded during the following pay out. Note that the automatic pay out schedule occurs in fall and spring only.
  • Students must be enrolled in USF coursework to receive the scholarship during that semester.
  • A good academic standing (3.25 USF and overall GPA) is required for these scholarships.
  • The Judy Genshaft Honors College does not have an automatic pay out schedule in summer terms. For students who are graduating in summer and require a summer pay out, please inquire with your JGHC advisor for more information.
  • 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.

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS

Most Judy Genshaft Honors College students also qualify for generous travel scholarships to fund study abroad opportunities. These scholarships are distributed based on specific program, financial need, and available funding.

In addition, thanks to the generosity of many donors, there are more than 30 other competitive scholarships, awarded to over 150 recipients, 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 on Feb. 1.

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

Qualified incoming students will also be able to apply for the prestigious Genshaft Global Presidential Scholarship, a merit-based $10,000 study abroad award. This invitation-only scholarship is awarded to qualified First-Time-In-College (FTIC) students from all three USF campuses.

In addition, current Judy Genshaft Honors College students can apply for the Genshaft-Greenbaum Global Explorer Award. For more information, click here.