Scholarships will be awarded to a small group of incoming students each year in the Departments of Art + Architecture, English, Media Studies, and Performing Arts and Social Justice. New first-year and/or transfer students with exemplary academic, creative, and leadership records may be invited to apply for scholarships during the admissions process. Scholars will demonstrate creative spirit and innovative thinking, showing curiosity and passion for the arts, and are able to articulate how they might use the funds to enhance their arts education at USF. Student scholars in the arts receive funding every year for up to four years to engage in educational enrichment activities such as research assistantships, internships, and some study abroad and immersion programs.