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Freshmen Scholarships

College can be expensive – which is why we offer generous scholarships to high-achieving students. Scholarships are based on academic merit and do not need to be repaid. Many USF students qualified for scholarships from USF, the USF Foundation, Bright Futures and other organizations. Learn about the kinds of awards available, how to qualify and how to apply. College can be expensive – which is why we offer generous scholarships to high-achieving

USF Admissions Scholarships

To be considered for significant admissions scholarships, all you have to do is submit a complete admissions application by the priority deadline. Opportunities are available for both in-state and out-of-state students. If you receive a scholarship, you will be notified in your acceptance letter.

Other USF Scholarships

Check out the AwardSpring scholarship database for other USF awards you may wish to apply for. Another scholarship source is the USF Foundation, which awards over $7 million in privately funded scholarships each year.

Bright Futures Scholarships

Funded by the Florida lottery, the Bright Futures program rewards Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement. Learn more about these lucrative awards and how to apply.

Other Scholarships

Don’t pay a search service to find scholarships for you - there is a wealth of information available free of charge online! Check out these credible national scholarship search sites to assist with your search.

National Merit Scholarship Program

USF proudly welcomes National Merit Scholars to our leading university. From our incredible location to our exceptional program options, it is easy to see why we attract some of the best and brightest young minds.


Beware of any scholarship service or emails you receive requesting your bank account or personal information to qualify you for scholarships. Information on potential scholarships can be obtained through other reputable sources, at no cost to you. Please visit the Federal Student Aid and Federal Trade Commission websites to learn more about how to avoid scholarship and financial aid scams.