New Bulls Scholars

New Bulls Scholars - Tampa campus

The New Bulls Scholars Program promotes postsecondary enrollment and completion at the University of South Florida by incorporating early adoption of high-impact practices (HIPs) as the framework for student success. HIPs are well-documented by research for producing significant educational benefits for students in higher education. Examples of HIPs include first-year seminars and experiences, common intellectual experiences, collaborative learning, undergraduate research, internships, education abroad, and e-portfolios.

This program is focused on supporting students from diverse, economically disadvantaged, and underrepresented communities as well as students who demonstrate an interest and aptitude in engaging with diverse and underrepresented communities. Using an alternative admissions pathway, the program will provide admission for up to 75 students each summer conditional upon participation and completion of summer program requirements. Additional incentives and support may be provided with continued participation in the program and available funding. Prospective applicants accepted into the program must complete program requirements and commit to a program agreement.

Program Benefits

  • Summer residential experience supports the academic and social integration for the cohort.
  • Summer 2023 participants will receive a $500 scholarship and expenses for room and dining plan will also be covered with grants and scholarships.
  • Early development of fundamental critical thinking and research skills that will equip students with tools for academic success in all majors. 
  • Academic advisement and enrollment support helps students stay on track for a timely graduation.
  • Family program keeps students’ primary support network connected and engaged with USF and up to date on important information and resources

Program Requirements

  • Completion of the 2022-2023 FAFSA
  • Completion of the 2023-2024 FAFSA
  • Good academic standing

Selection Process

The Office of Admissions will refer prospective applicants to the Office of Undergraduate Studies (UGS). Prospective students will be contacted and provided information about New Bulls Scholars and instructions for applying to the program. Admission to the New Bulls Scholars program is selective and space is limited.

Program Agreement

Students accepted to the program will be provided a program participation and agreement form.

For questions contact us at:

Undergraduate Studies – Academic Inclusion