To be considered for merit-based scholarships from the Office of Admissions, students must submit a complete admissions application by the listed due date. All scholarships are awarded on a funds-available basis to students who have been admitted to USF. To be eligible for the University of South Florida Presidential Award, applicants must be Florida residents, have a 4.3 GPA, and either an SAT of 1430 or an ACT of 32.
If selected for an admissions scholarship, you will be notified by mail as part of your admission acceptance letter or a separate scholarship offer letter. Notification takes place between October and February. Transcripts and test scores received within the awarding timeline will be used for consideration. Even after you have been admitted, you may receive an admissions scholarship or an upgraded scholarship offer based on improved test scores.