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Scholarships & Fellowships

USF Scholarships and Fellowships

Use the Scholarship Tracking Application & Review System (STARS) to apply for USF scholarships for the 2015-2016 award year.

  • Scholarships may be based on academic merit, extracurricular activities (e.g. Boy Scouts, ROTC, Robotics, etc.), special talent (e.g. music, multi-lingual, etc.), demographics (e.g. Donor specific High School, Florida County Resident etc.).
  • STARS allows you to apply for USF scholarships by completing a brief questionnaire and then provides a list of scholarships that you may qualify for based on your responses.
  • Some scholarships consider financial need and require that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which becomes available beginning January 2, 2015 for the 2015-2016 award year.
  • Additional scholarship opportunities may be added to STARS as funds become available after your initial application.
  • We encourage you to return to STARS periodically to review & update your questionnaire or simply review your eligible scholarship list to see if you qualify for any additional scholarships after your initial application.

    Student Type

    Application Deadline

    New Freshman

    February 1

    New Transfers & Graduate Students

    March 15

    Continuing Students & Renewals

    April 15

Please note: Only USF students who have been admitted to USF and activated their USF email address should apply for scholarships via STARS. If you currently do not have a NetID and USF email address, you can find more information regarding activation and use at the USF NetID information page.
USF Foundation Scholarships

The USF Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships. Privately-funded scholarships range from book scholarships of $1,000 per year to scholarships that provide for the full cost of attendance when combined with the recipient's other awards.

USF Office of National Scholarships

Do you have a high GPA and other accomplishments? Check out the Office of National Scholarships!

Additional Scholarship Search Resources:

There is no need to pay a search service to find scholarships for you because there is a wealth of information available free of charge on numerous websites. Rather than listing individual scholarship websites, we have listed several free credible national scholarship search sites on our Additional Scholarship Search Resources page available at the link below..

Bright Futures Scholarships:

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program rewards students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding for them to pursue postsecondary educational and career goals in Florida.
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