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Fellowships & Scholarships


There are many different opportunities for graduate students to obtain funding for graduate education. These can be classified into three areas:

Students with existing support will not be considered for most of these fellowships. In addition, in most cases students will only receive a maximum of one award.

USF Office of Graduate Studies Scholarships and Fellowships

Deadline Fellowship Information Application
January 6 Presidential Doctoral Fellowship Details By Department Nomination Only
January 15 Delores Auzenne Fellowship Details Apply Online!
February 15 Ann Winch Fellowship Details Apply Online!
February 15 Dissertation Completion Fellowship Details Coming Soon!
February 15 Genshaft Family Doctoral Fellowship Details Apply Online!
February 15 Graduate Student Success Fellowship Details Apply Online!
February 15 Kreplick Graduate Fellowship Details Apply Online!
February 15 USF Signature Research Doctoral Fellowship Details Coming Soon!

Additional Opportunities Not Awarded by Graduate Studies

(check the linked websites for deadlines that are typically in early January)
Kosove Graduate Fellowship
McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

USF Scholarships and Fellowships Awarded by the Office of Graduate Studies

Ann Winch Fellowship


Due Date: February 15
How to Apply: Click to Apply Here!
About the Fellowship: The Ann Winch Fellowship was established to encourage and enable mature students in their pursuit of a graduate degree, and to promote scholarship and leadership at the graduate level.
Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant, but an academic department may also nominate a student.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations.
Award Specifics:
Stipend: $1,000; non-renewable
Eligibility:
  • Enrolled as a Graduate Student at USF in good academic standing
  • Maintained a household or has been in the workforce
  • Proven track record of community service
  • Strong moral characted and strong leadership capacity
  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Financial Need

Delores Auzenne Fellowship


Due Date: January 15
How to Apply: Click to Apply Here!
About the Fellowship: The Delores Auzenne Fellowship provides academically talented domestic students who contribute diversity in USF graduate programs with opportunities for funding and recognition. This includes individuals who have been historically underrepresented in specific disciplines along the dimensions of ethnicity and gender.
Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant, but an academic department may also nominate a student.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations.
Award Specifics:
Stipend: Master's Students receive $8,000 per year for up to two (2) years;
Doctoral students receive $12,000 per year for up to three (3) years.
Tuition Each award comes with a tuition waiver.
Eligibility:
  • We are rewriting these and will post them soon!

Dissertation Completion Fellowship


Due Date: February 15
How to Apply: Application Link Coming Soon!
Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations.
Award Specifics:
Stipend: $15,000 ($5,000 to be provided each semester - Fall, Spring, & Summer) for one academic year.
Tuition: Tuition will be paid (Fall - 9 hrs; Spring - 9 hrs; Summer - up to 6) as well as student fees.
Health Insurance: USF Student Health Insurance will be provided for individual coverage for the duration of the award.
Eligibility:
Previous Registration: Continually enrolled in a doctoral program since the original semester of admission.
Academic Standing: GPA that is 3.5 or higher with no withdraws or I grades.
Course Requirements: Must be completed PRIOR TO the fellowship application.
Preliminary Exams: Must have passed written and oral qualifying exams and be admitted to doctoral candidacy PRIOR to the fellowship application.
Dissertation Proposal: Must be approved PRIOR TO the fellowship application.
Student Engagement: Must be engaged full-time in the completion of the research and writing of the dissertation, including continued communication with the major professor/s.
Enrollment Requirements: Must enroll full-time in Fall (9 hours); Spring (9 hours); and can enroll in up to 6 hours but no less than 2 hours during the semester of graduation.
Degree Completion: To be eligible for the Fellowship, the completion of the dissertation must be a reasonable benchmark within the time frame of the Fellowship.
Outside Employment: No Graduate Assistantships or other USF fellowships/scholarships or outside employment may be held during the award period without prior permission from the Office of Graduate Studies.
Prior USF Fellowships: Students that have received 5-year fellowships are not eligible for these awards.

Genshaft Family Doctoral Fellowship


Due Date: February 15
How to Apply: Click to Apply Here!
Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant. Part of the Graduate Student Success (GSS) Fellowships.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations.
Award Specifics:
Stipend: $10,000 per year, for up to two (2) years (contingent upon academic progress).
Tuition: This award carries a tuition waiver.
Eligibility:
  • Academically talented full-time doctoral students in areas specific to STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medical fields, including Psychology and the School of Psychology) demonstrating financial need.
  • Note that USF's M.D. and Physical Therapy programs are not eligible for consideration for this fellowship.
  • Previous Genshaft Family Doctoral Fellowship winners are not eligible to reapply.

Graduate Student Success Fellowship


Due Date: February 15
How to Apply: Click to Apply Here!
Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations.
Award Specifics:
Stipend: Master's students receive $8,000/year for up to ywo (2) years.
Doctoral students received $12,000/year for up to three (3) years.
Awards will be pro-rated for part-time enrollment in a give semester
Tuition: This award carries a tuition waiver.
Eligibility:
  • Requires filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preferably no later than January 2nd.
  • Requires U.S citizenship.
  • Requires application to a USF graduate program major (master's, specialist, of doctorate degree). Note: you do not have to be admitted into a program to apply. However an award is contingent on admission to a USF program in the fall semester.
  • Both newly admitted and continuing students who are in the first year of study are eligible to apply. Students may be enrolled full-time or part-time, although students are encouraged to be full-time.
  • Particular consideration will be given to academically talented, newly enrolled, first-generation, multi-lingual students, who demonstrate financial need and have overcome considerable obstacles and financial hardships in the pursuit of their post-secondary educational goals.
  • Individuals who have come from programs, such as the Ronald E. McNair, FGLSAMP, and FAMU Feeder programs, are encouraged to apply.
  • Consideration will be given to males applying to majors in fields where males are underrepresented (i.e., Nursing and Special Education).
  • Please note that students applying to or enrolled in USF's M.D. and Physical Therapy programs are not eligible for consideration for this fellowship.

Kreplick Graduate Fellowship


Due Date: February 15
How to Apply: Click to Apply Here!
Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant. Part of the Graduate Student Success (GSS) Fellowships.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations.
Award Specifics:
Stipend: $1,000; renewable
Eligibility:
  • Upper age limit: 30 years.
  • Graduate students "who plan their careers to educate or to help others."
  • Public high school graduates.
  • Students pursuing graduate degrees in Education (particularly child development and special education disciplines), Nursing, Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Criminology.

Presidential Doctoral Fellowship


Due Date: January 6
How to Apply: Graduate Program Directors will submit their nominations - Applicants do not apply themselves.
Application/Nomination Process: Departmental Nominations only. Students may not nominate themselves.
Nominations are to be submitted by Department Graduate Program Directors.
Selection Process: Nominations are evaluated and selected by the USF Graduate Council Fellowship Committee.
Award Specifics:
Stipend: $25,000 per year, plus tuition & fees, for up to five (5) years. (Contingent upon academic progress.)
Health Insurance: USF Student Health Insurance will be provided for individual coverage for the duration of the award.
Conference Travel: Up to $1,000 will be provided to support travel to research conferences where the fellow is presenting research.
Eligibility:
  • Available to new doctoral students with exceptional academic credentials (ex. evidence of experience in the field; research productivity, awards, honors; and professional contributions and achievements to the field).
  • Students must be accepted into USF doctoral program but not yet have started taking classes at USF.
  • By Departmental Nomination Only - program faculty should contact Dr. Ruth Bahr.

USF Signature Research Doctoral Fellowship


Due Date: February 15
How to Apply: Application Link Coming Soon!
Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations.
Award Specifics:
Stipend: $18,000 per year, plus full-tuition (Fall - 9 hrs; Spring - 9 hrs; Summer - up to 6) & fees.
Health Insurance: USF Student Health Insurance will be provided for individual coverage for the duration of the award.
Conference Travel: Recipients will receive up to $600 each year of the fellowship to support attendance at a state, regional, national or international discipline-related academic conference in which the Fellow is presenting.
Eligibility:
  • Continually enrolled in a doctoral program since the original semester of admission.
  • GPA that is 3.5 or higher with no withdraws or I grades.
  • Must be already admitted to candidacy.
  • Demonstrated record of sustained progress toward the degree.
  • The proposed research must be in one of the USF signature research areas:
    • Integrated Neurosciences
    • Sustainability of populations and/or environment
    • Diabetes and autoimmune disorders
    • Drug Design and Delivery