We offer merit-based scholarships to new students on a competitive basis. These program scholarships are limited in number, vary in amount and cover part of tuition costs. All applicants to the program, both U.S. and international students, are considered for these scholarships when applications are reviewed. There is no separate application for this type of financial assistance. Applicants will be notified of a scholarship award in their admission letter.

The Dean's Scholarship

The Dean’s Scholarship grants recipients compensation for research and for conference travel. Additional benefits include the Dean's Scholar kickoff and reception, connection with other Dean's Scholars and with leaders across the college, and the chance to serve as program representatives to USF donors and Development initiatives.

To be considered for the $15,000 Dean's Scholarship towards their first year of tuition, students must apply by the program's priority deadline.


There is an internship option in the program. Whether internships are paid or unpaid is determined by the type of internship, and the external organizations that offer them.