What is the J. Paul Getty Fellowship?

The J. Paul Getty Fellowship is awarded to a small group of incoming students each year. Getty Scholars receive additional funds for four years to support educational enrichment activities, such as Global JumpStarts and study abroad, internships, research assistantships, and specialized equipment. Getty Scholars must complete the Honors College Curriculum and requirements. These funds may not be used for tuition or room and board.

Who are Getty Scholars?

Getty Scholars are students who apply for, and receive, the J. Paul Getty Fellowship. New first-year students with exemplary academic, creative, and leadership records may be invited to apply for the J. Paul Getty Fellowship during the admissions process. Getty Scholars demonstrate exemplary academic, creative, and leadership records, a deep understanding of the mission and interdisciplinary nature of the Honors College, and are able to articulate how they might use the funds to enhance their educational experience at USF. Getty Scholars 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.