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Graduating soon? Receive your diploma years ago? Either way, we invite you to continue your USF journey in one of our graduate programs — on a Double Dons Scholarship.

The Double Dons Scholarship covers 20 percent of tuition for your graduate program.

No separate application is needed. You'll automatically be considered for the scholarship when you apply to a participating graduate program at USF for the summer, fall, or spring terms in the 2024-25 academic year. If you are accepted to the program, the Double Dons Scholarship will be applied to your student account once you submit your enrollment deposit.

To be eligible for a Double Dons Scholarship, you must be in good academic standing and be a graduating student in the Class of 2024 or a USF alum.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Double Dons Scholarship is restricted to tuition, and does not cover fees or housing.
  • Other institutional awards (including cohort discounts, school/program merit awards, athletics scholarships) cannot be stacked on top of this 20 percent tuition scholarship. In the event you are eligible for both the Double Dons Scholarship and another award, you will be offered the larger of the two awards. Exceptions may apply.
  • The scholarship does not cover undergraduate prerequisite courses.
  • The scholarship is valid for graduate courses beginning in the 2024–25 academic year (with programs starting in the summer, fall, or spring).
  • The scholarship does not apply to additional or optional units that students choose to take in the first year of the program, beyond the standard number of units required in the selected graduate program.

Eligible programs include all credit-bearing post-baccalaureate certificate programs, post-baccalaureate pre-health programs, and master’s programs, and master’s programs except for Master of Science in biology, Master of Science in chemistry, Master of Laws, and Master of Legal Studies in Taxation.

  • All doctoral programs in the School of Nursing Professions also participate. 
  • 4+1 programs are not eligible for the Double Dons scholarship.
  • The Double Dons Scholarship is restricted to tuition, and does not cover fees or housing.
  • Other institutional awards (including cohort discounts, school/program merit awards, athletics scholarships) cannot be stacked on top of this 20 percent tuition scholarship. In the event you are eligible for both the Double Dons Scholarship and another award, you will be offered the larger of the two awards. Exceptions may apply.
  • The scholarship does not cover undergraduate prerequisite courses.
  • The scholarship is valid for graduate courses beginning in the 2023–24 academic year (with programs starting in the summer, fall, or spring).
  • The scholarship does not apply to additional or optional units that students choose to take in the first year of the program, beyond the standard number of units required in the selected graduate program.

You may defer admission for up to one year and still be eligible for the scholarship pending the program’s approval and continued availability and participation of the program. Scholarship programs are subject to change.

There is no minimum number of units required beyond any stated program requirements.

Students who have been admitted to a participating USF graduate program starting summer, fall, or spring 2024 forward and who meet the eligibility requirements will automatically receive a Double Dons scholarship.

Please follow up with the contact in your program's college. We are happy to help.

College of Arts and Sciences:

Amy Fogliani, Director, Office of Admission
afogliani@usfca.edu

School of Education:

Nicole Cuadro, Director of Admission and Outreach
ncuadro@usfca.edu

School of Management:

Hannah Artis, Director of Graduate Admissions, Masagung Graduate School of Management
hartis@usfca.edu

School of Nursing and Health Professions:

Patrik Donahue, Director of Graduate Enrollment
pdonahue@usfca.edu 

 

Eligible Programs

Explore participating Double Dons programs, grouped thematically.

Climate Resilience & Energy Transition, Environmental Studies

Public Policy, Health & Service

Technology & AI

Life Sciences

Sport, Entertainment & Art

Communication & Literature

International Affairs, Education, Language & Culture

Economic Policy & Analysis

Healthcare & Social Assistance

Psychology, Counseling & Mental Health/Wellness

Management & Business

Educator Preparation Programs

Public Scholarship & Social Science