Florida State university scholarships offered by the Office of Admissions are typically awarded at the time of your acceptance as a first-year student. All accepted students are automatically considered for a scholarship. The scholarship criteria can vary from year-to-year depending on the academic profile of the incoming class and the funds that are available. Scholarships are very competitive and awarded based on academic merit (combination of academic weighted grade point average AND test scores). Students who are awarded a scholarship have typically earned no grades below B.
The Vires Scholarship is inspired by the Latin word Vires, one of the three torches found on our university seal symbolizing strength. Students who are given this award have demonstrated excellence in rigorous academic coursework. Applicants are automatically considered for the Vires Scholarship. A separate application is not required. The Florida State University's Vires Scholarship is a total amount of $16,000, which will be distributed throughout eight semesters in $2,000 increments at the beginning of each fall and spring term. This is renewable upon enrollment in 15 credits per semester and a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be Florida residents.