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The Office of National Scholarships (ONS) is dedicated to providing guidance and support for USF’s high achieving students as they compete for national merit scholarships across all disciplines. The scholarships and fellowships are for creative, motivated, academically strong students who are leaders in and out of the classroom.

We identify, recruit and mentor students who apply for prestigious scholarships such as the Truman, Rhodes, Fulbright, Marshall and Mitchell. We also work with faculty members to recruit candidates, write strong letters of recommendation, review applications and essays, and provide mock interviews for applicants. This process ensures that students’ applications are of the highest caliber and reflect the students’ excellence.

Our doors are open to all USF students and alumni who are interested in merit-based scholarships. We work with undergraduate and graduate students at all levels and in all fields. USF students are excellent candidates for these awards and we want to discuss your options with you!

Your next steps to begin learning about our office and these funded opportunities are:

  1. Create and log onto your ONS profile. This is your home base for scholarship information and beginning a mentoring relationship with an ONS adviser.
  2. Add the scholarships of interest to your profile, which will automatically add you to the scholarships’ email list about upcoming workshops and deadlines.
  3. Become a scholarship expert by exploring the scholarships’ websites and becoming thoroughly familiar with each opportunity.
  4. Attend the next General Inquiry Workshop (for undergraduates), Graduate Student Workshop (for Masters and Doctoral students), or International Student Workshop to learn more about our office and to begin your national scholarship journey. ONS Calendar of Events.
If you have specific questions, email ONS at NationalScholarships@usf.edu.

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For International Students...

International students are in a unique situation. Because US citizenship or permanent residency is required for most of the funded opportunities ONS facilitates applications to, we have put together a list of opportunities that international students are eligible to apply for. Here are your steps to find the right opportunity for you:

1. Click the button below to download a document filled with funded opportunities for you to peruse
2. Search the document thoroughly to find the opportunities that are of interest to you
3. Visit their websites to become an expert on that scholarship
4. Attend an International Student Workshop – see Upcoming Events list for an upcoming workshop

We are eager to assist you in your national scholarship journey!

Goldwater Scholarship recipients Michael Calzadilla and Fiona Kearns meet President Judy Genshaft at the Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award ceremony


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