About Us

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

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The University of South Florida Office of National Scholars (ONS) works to support all students, across our three campuses, in achieving their goals and aspirations. Opportunities are open to people regardless of their race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We hope to encourage students who are traditionally underrepresented in national scholarship and fellowship applicant pools to work with us and find opportunities that suit their needs.

Each national scholarship and fellowship we assist students in applying for has its own eligibility and selection criteria. These may include factors related to social identities, socioeconomic status, and/or academic success. We will work with students to understand how these elements may play a role in the application process, but we do not have control over eligibility or selection criteria for national awards. Each of the groups and organizations that sponsor and facilitate these awards do so with inclusion and equity in mind.

Most of these opportunities were created to promote innovation, scholarship, active citizenship, and global cooperation. None of this can be done without voices from all communities. We strive to be trusted advisors, helping elevate our students’ voices from these various communities onto the national stage. If you have any questions about our office or advising process, please contact nationalscholarships@usf.edu.