University of South Florida Scholarships

Students who intend to enroll in the University of South Florida often wonder how to afford their education. Luckily, there are a number of resources available to USF students. Some of these scholarships come in the form of state of federal aid. In order to receive maximum consideration for these scholarships, students should complete a FAFSA application as early as possible. In addition, students can consider search for private and local scholarships to maximize their ability to locate scholarships that pertain to their unique needs. In addition to these resources, students can explore the USF specific scholarships that are available to incoming and current USF students.

SWS Environmental Services Scholarship Fund: This scholarship provides an award that ranges from $1,000 to $5,000 to eligible students. In order to be considered for this scholarship, students are required to hold at least a 3.0 grade point average and be enrolled on a full-time basis. Students from any major are eligible to be considered, provided that they are in their junior, sophomore, or freshmen year of studies. Students are selected for this award based on a combination of demonstrated financial need and academic merit. Additionally, students are required to write an original essay related to the environment.

Pat and Frank Harvey Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship provides up to $4,000 in free scholarship money. The purpose of this award is to reward outstanding undergraduate students at USF. The highest priority for this scholarship is given to students who are either the grandchildren or children or employees who used to work at Maas brothers. In order to apply, students must complete the STARS form by the end of January. This form will quickly enable students to determine if they are eligible to be considered for the scholarship. Applicants will be required to submit a resume, brief state, and a personal essay. Additional information can be found at this website.

Harrison and Ruth Kosove Graduate Fellowship: This scholarship is open exclusively to graduate students at USF. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students must have at least a 3.25 grade point average. The amount of the award varies, but it can cover up to the full cost of attending USF. In order o apply, students must complete the application form which can be found here. Additionally, each applicant must submit at least two letters of recommendation and a statements of goals.

Harrison and Ruth Kosove Undergraduate Scholarship: Similarly, to the graduate fellowship, this undergraduate scholarship can cover up to the full cost of attendance at USF. This award is also renewable but it is only open to students at the undergraduate level. All applicants must be incoming students who have a minimum of two full years left in order to complete their degree. All applicants must have at least a 2.5 grade point average in order to be considered. The application instructions are the same as the graduate fellowship, described above. Additional information regarding the award can be found here.