Student Application for Muscat Scholars Program

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At this time, due to the nature of COVID-19 and its impact on college campuses, we are in the process of determining the structure of MSP. The program will move forward, however, it may be fully online with a different time frame/duration than originally planned. All applicants will be notified of the program status. 

Applications are due on May 1st, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a space available basis after May 1st with priority given to students who received an invitation to apply. 

Thank you for your interest in joining the Summer 2021 cohort.

The deadline for application is on May 1, 2021. All applications received after May 1st will be considered on a space-available basis. Applications for the Muscat Scholars Program is highly competitive with priority reserved for INVITED First-Generation College Students. 

Ask a parent/family member to complete the Muscat Scholars Program Parent/Family Application »

For questions, please contact Charlene Lobo Soriano at

Asterisk (*) indicates the field is required. 

Your campus wide ID (CWID) was provided to you on your letter of acceptance.

Our application process is very simple. We are asking Scholar applicants to complete a video to introduce themselves. You might hesitate: you've never created a video, you're shy, you don't think your story is compelling. We want you to know that MSP students come from different backgrounds and represent a diverse range of talents, skills, abilities, and cultures. This video is your opportunity to shine - simple honest and well-told stories are more important than flashy production.    

Your task: Create video to introduce yourself to the selections committee, no more than two minutes in length. Your video should tell us 'your story' as well as why you would be a good fit for the Muscat Scholars Program. We would like to know what you bring to the campus and what you're excited about as you start college. We also want you to be yourself. 

Because your video essay will be your only means for introducing yourself, be creative. Show us your favorite spaces, places, things, but more importantly, tell us your story.

Your video will be viewed by the selections committee, peer mentors, and staff mentors. Post your video to Youtube. Make your link public but unlisted, if you wish to not be included in Youtube's search results. If we cannot view your video, your application may be delayed in the review process.

Housing Plans
Let's talk about housing. Scholars might be living in other spaces on campus or not on campus at all! Could you let us know what your plans for housing are going to be in the academic year? If you have any questions about this, please email us at
You are living at home and will be commuting daily to USF for classes.
You have applied and been accepted into the Black Living Learning Community and will be living in Toler Hall.
You have applied and been accepted to the Martin-Baro Scholars Program and will be living in Gillson Hall.
You have indicated interest in your housing application that you wish to join the Gender Inclusive Living Community in Toler Hall. For more information on the Gender Inclusive Community, please see: Selecting this option does not grant you housing in this community.
You are interested in a housing accommodation from Student Disability Services. You must contact Student Disability Services to have this accommodation approved. Selecting this option does not grant you an accommodation.
Select this if you are not in an Living Learning Community or living off campus. You'll be living in Hayes-Healy with the MSP cohort.
Don't forget there are more requirements to complete after you hit submit:
  • Have a parent/family member respond to a few questions in the Parent/Family/Guardian Application Form »
  • Upon confirmation of your acceptance into the program, you will be sent a link for the program fee.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. PLEASE MAKE SURE BOTH APPLICATIONS ARE COMPLETED.

Submitting this application means that you understand and commit to the rules and regulations set forth by the Muscat Scholars Program.