College of Education




The following scholarships are for USF College of Education, Elementary, or Early Childhood majors on the Tampa Campus. One application may be used to apply to all appropriate scholarships.


Kappa Delta Pi 2011 International Scholarships


Scholarship Deadlines for the 2014/2015 Academic Year:


New Freshmen

February 1
Continuing Students & Renewas
March 15

Use the STARS Online System to apply for these Scholarships. Select the link below and use the "Apply Now!" link to access STARS (Scholarship Tracking and Review System):


Laura Ellen Weeks Endowed Scholarship

  • Must be a junior and have completed at least one semester at USF
  • Selection criteria includes: Test scores, GPA, activities, leadership, and recommendations
  • Tampa campus students only
  • Awarded in Semester I (amount varies)

Velma Pate Thomas Scholarship

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Full-time, female student with a 3.0 GPA
  • Graduate or undergraduate (amount varies)

Searls/Pfost Scholarship

  • Must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Completed 12 semester hours in a degree program
  • The award equals full tuition for two semesters, providing that the student maintains a 3.0 GPA
  • Graduate or undergraduate

Craig L. Johnson Endowed Memorial Scholarship

  • Must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Full-time student and have completed 30 hours at USF 
(by fall semester)
  • Demonstrate long-term commitment to education
  • amount varies


For all Childhood Education Scholarships, attach the following documentation:

  • Two letters of recommendations from College of Education faculty members with whom you have completed course work. Each of your recommendations should attest to your academic ability. Students transferring from a community college or other university should present recommendations from faculty from those institutions.
  • One letter of recommendation from a person not related to you who has knowledge of your character, attitudes, and personality.
  • A 1-2 page, typed, double spaced personal statement which explains your interests in education, commitment to teaching, professional goals, experience with children or young people, and financial need. (Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.)
  • Deadline: March 15 by 5 p.m. to EDU 202.
(Scholarships are awarded once per year)

USF Scholarships

USF provides extensive scholarship opportunities for students. For further information, visit: University Scholarships & Financial Aid Services