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Scholarship Application deadline date is March 15th for the 2014/2015 academic year

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):


Professional Development/Partnership School Tuition Scholarship (Sponsored by Bank of America)

Purpose:  The purpose of the Bank of America Tuition Scholarship is to provide tuition support to graduate students who are teachers or other school personnel in a USF College of Education Professional Development/Partnership Schools.

Eligibility: The student must be:  admitted to a graduate degree program in the College of Education or a student taking graduate courses as a non-degree seeking student in academic good standing, a teacher or other school personnel in a USF College of Education Professional Development/Partnership School, and have the support of the principal or designee(s) of the school where the teacher or other school personnel is employed.

Click on the links for more information and an application: 


Information Regarding Scholarship and Application
(PDF format)


Xavier F. Cannella Scholarship for Teachers

To support scholarships for full-time currently enrolled undergraduate and new transfer students who are accepted/enrolled in the Teacher Education Program in the College of Education on the USf Tampa Campus. This scholarship is based on merit and financial need and can be awarded in the fall and /or spring semesters.

Must be officially admitted to a College of Education Undergraduate Program and be enrolled full-time (Tampa Campus only)

FAFSA is required to apply for this scholarship. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows you to be automatically considered for federal, state, and university financial aid programs based on your Dependency Status and Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

Must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher



Jan La Belle Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted until November 22, 2010 for the Jan La Belle Scholarship Program.  This program was created to honor Jan La Belle, Executive Director of Family Network on Disabilities from 1995 to 2005, for her passion and dedication to individuals with disabilities and their families.  

Family Network on Disabilities (FND) are grateful for her service and wish to recognize her dedication by helping ensure that each person, regardless of ability or disability, is able to pursue their own hopes and dreams and to do so as independently as possible.  The program allows any qualified individual with a disability to better themselves and give back to the community.  Awards will be made annually, up to $15,000.  They will be targeted at individuals between the ages of 16-24 who have a disability and who are pursuing higher education as a first-time student.  Their school of choice may be academic or vocational.

The application is available at:

Winner(s) will be notified by March 30, 2011.  If you have any questions or would like additional information,

Contact:  Tammy S. Blackburn, Director of Development, Family Network on Disabilities, at (727) 523-1130 or (800) 825-5736 (FL Only).

Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International ($2,000 Scholarship)


  1. A legal resident of Sarasota County, Florida

  2. A Woman student currently enrolled FULL TIME in a Florida college or university

  3. An Undergraduate in the senior, junior (or rising junior) year

  4. An education and/or child development major

Click on the following link for more information:  Application


The following scholarships are for USF College of Education majors on the Tampa Campus only.


Purpose: To provide scholarships for minority students in USF's teacher education programs. Strong consideration will be given to students from traditionally underrepresented ethnic groups (assuming all other factors are equal).

Scholarship criteria:

  • Undergraduate student
  • First Time in College (FTIC)
  • GPA 3.5,
  • Financial need demonstrated -- Required: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA
  • Must be officially admitted to a College of Education Program

Goal:  The goal of the scholarship program is to increase the number of underrepresented ethnic groups in the teaching profession.

Note: This information is subject to change.  


Raymond Urbanek Fellowship in Education

Purpose: To provide scholarships to advanced students in Education-- currently enrolled graduate students (Ph.D. | Ed.D. | Ed.S.).



Margie Halluska Endowed Book Scholarship Fund

  • Doctoral Students in the College of Education

College of Education Alumni Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for new College of Education or USF College of Education Alumni seeking an Advanced College of Education Degree or a student doing his/her final internship

FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Student Aid)
The FAFSA is required for this scholarship.
Click here for more information.
Officially admitted to the College of Education
Demonstrated Financial Need
GPA of 3.0 or higher


Jane and Lionel Young Scholarship

Special Requirements: For students in the College of Education with academic promise and financial need. You must apply for FAFSA to be considered for this scholarship. Minimum GPA: 3.0

FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Student Aid)
The FAFSA is required for this scholarship.
Click here for more information.

Officially admitted to the College of Education

Demonstrated Financial Need


Alice V. and Thomas C. Kraemer Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship is to provide scholarships to SunCoast Area Teacher Training Honor Students in the College of Education.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

Please note the availability of Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships, for our outstanding graduate students of color/from underrepresented groups. 

Check the website: and click on the left side where it refers to Ford Foundation fellowships.  There are approximately 60 predoctoral and 35 dissertation fellowships.



Soros Graduate Fellowship for New Americans

Below you will find information for a special scholarship; a scholarship for green card holders, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized citizen parents.

This fellowship provides $20,000 and one-half tuition payment for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the US. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2006.

The Soros graduate fellowship for new Americans. Online applications are available at


Bob Roberts Textbook Grant

  • For undergraduate members of Lambda Tau chapter of Kappa Delta Pi
  • $100 award Semester I and II
  • Applications available from Childhood Education
  • Location: EDU 202, Phone: (813) 974-3460


Kappa Delta Pi President's Scholarships 

(Five Awarded Nationally)

  • Undergraduate Degree Seeking Students

  • Any active member of Kappa Delta Pi

  • Must be in good standing

  • Application contains all criteria and requirements

  • Application deadline will be around March 1

  • Application and additional information available from Childhood Education - Location: EDU 202, Phone: (813) 974-3460

Note: This information is subject to change.  Please check with the specific department for current information.


Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Program to Fund Education Research

The Spencer Foundation <>  Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. The $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Although the dissertation topic must concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline or professional field. Candidates should be interested in pursuing further research in education once the doctorate is attained.

Applicants need not be citizens of the United States; however, they must be candidates for the doctoral degree at a graduate school within the United States. The fellowships are not intended to finance data collection or the completion of doctoral coursework, but rather to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. All applicants must document that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1, 2008, and must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one- or two-year time frame.

The 2008 dissertation fellowship instructions will be available at the Spencer Foundation Web site.

Link to Complete RFP
Primary Subject: Education
Geographic Funding Area: National


National Merit Awards and Scholarships
Portable Document Format (PDF)

1st Year (16 pages listed)
2nd Year (Part 1 of 2) - 15 pages listed
2nd Year (Part 2 of 2) - 16 pages listed
3rd Year (27 pages listed)
4th Year (17 pages listed)


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