There are several fellowships available to our students each year from our college (referred to as CMS Endowed Fellowships) and university funded fellowships. Additionally there are several fellowships specifically created for under-represented U.S. minorities (referred to as US Minority Fellowships). Please review the information below for more details about fellowship funding.
College of Marine Science Endowed Fellowships
The College of Marine Science awards several fellowships annually. The deadline to apply is during the Spring semester and the fellowships are awarded for the following Fall semester. Current students are required to submit an application, however new students are automatically considered for eligible CMS fellowships specifically for new students and therefore do not need to submit an separate application. Details of each fellowship and the guidelines to apply can be found in the application:
US Minority Fellowships
The College of Marine Science offers the following funding for qualified U.S. Minorities. All eligible applicants are automatically considered for this funding when it is available.
Alfred P. Sloan Scholarship Funding
- $33,000 One-time allocation of funds • For a PhD level applicant (Note: students can start our PhD program directly after the B.S.) • Tuition Waiver for duration of the program (covers approximately 80% of tuition costs) • Must be US citizen (permanent residents are NOT eligible)
NSF LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Funding
- The support from NSF is $30K per year up to 2 years, full tuition and fees, plus student health insurance
- Eligible students must be US citizens or permanent residents (no international students)
- Applicants must have participated in Louis Stokes Alliance Minority Participation (LSAMP) program activities as undergraduates
- Can support a student that has a B.S. or M.S. (Note: students can start our PhD program directly after the B.S.)
- Only students interested in obtaining their PhD (they can be enrolled in Master's of Science or the PhD) rather than those who only want the Master's degree.
There are several additional graduate fellowships available for underrepresented groups in our program. For a complete listing and instructions on how to apply for these fellowships, please visit the Graduate School Fellowship and Scholarships web page.
Graduate School Fellowships
The USF Graduate School offers several other fellowships that students can apply to directly. Please review the Graduate School Fellowships web page for more details:
What is a Fellowship
A fellowship is a financial award granted to a student in support of their pursuit of a graduate degree.
Benefits of a Fellowship
- Tuition Waiver: Students receiving a fellowship may be eligible for a full or partial tuition waiver depending on the fellowship they are awarded. This information will shared with the recipient once the fellowship is awarded.Student Health Insurance
- Subsidy: Students receiving a fellowship may be eligible for a full or partial USF health insurance premium subsidy, depending on the fellowship they are awarded. This information will shared with the recipient once the fellowship is awarded.