Community Scholars

Overview

The Community Scholars program offers guaranteed admission to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus for students who live outside Pinellas County for the Spring term directly after high school graduation and includes a $1,000 one-time transfer scholarship. We look forward to showing you the benefits of this tremendous opportunity!

QUALIFICATIONS

Students outside of Pinellas County who are not offered admission in the Fall semester are eligible for the program. All eligible students will receive a letter in the mail inviting them to participate in this program.

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete 12 or more transferable credits at an accredited college/university in the Summer and/or Fall semester immediately following high school graduation.
  • Earn at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in all post-secondary work and a passing grade in all college-level courses.
  • Enroll at the USF St. Petersburg campus as a full-time student during their first spring semester. 

Perks

The Community Scholars participant will receive dedicated admissions and advising support from the Assistant Director of Recruitment and a $1,000 scholarship for their first spring semester of enrollment at the St. Petersburg campus.

Contact

Laura M. Schmidt
Assistant Director of Recruitment
Undergraduate Off​ice of Admissions
University of South Florida
P: 727.873.4219
lschmid4@usf.edu