International Scholarships

All scholarships are available for Spring and Fall terms only. They are limited in number and competitive. Applicants must apply and be admitted as degree seeking students before being considered for a scholarship. Students must have a high school diploma or the equivalence before the first day of class in order to meet scholarship criteria.

PRESIDENT’S INTERNATIONAL FRESHMAN STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP - $6,000

$6,000 awarded annually and renewable up to four years for qualified freshman students on F-1 or J-1 visa. Eligibility requirements include: 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 U.S. grading scale, SAT or ACT scores, and proof of English proficiency. Please upload a personal essay with your application.

PRESIDENT’S INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP - $6,000

$6,000 awarded annually and renewable up to three years for qualified transfer students on F-1 or J-1 visa. Eligibility requirements include: 3.5 transfer GPA or higher, two years of university (up to 60 credits), or an AA degree, and proof of English proficiency. Please upload a personal essay with your application.

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (HONORS COLLEGE APPLICANTS)

The Wilkes Honors College and Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters each provide scholarships to students from Latin America and the Caribbean.

FLORIDA LINKAGE INSTITUTES TUITION WAIVER AWARDS

(For students from specific countries and/or regions) Florida Statute 288.9175 established Linkage Institutes between postsecondary institutions in the state of Florida and foreign countries. Each institute is allowed to provide out-of-state tuition exemptions for up to 25 full-time equivalent students per year from the respective host countries to study in any of the state universities or state colleges in this state as resident students for tuition purposes. For more information, please go to: /controller/student-services/institute-waiver/

NON-RESIDENT TUITION WAIVER

Florida law provides for ֱ to waive the out-of-state fee for all students, including undocumented students, who demonstrate they:

  • Attended a high school in the state of Florida for 3 consecutive years; and
  • Graduated from a Florida high school immediately after those 3 years of consecutive attendance; and
  • Applied for enrollment in a state university, Florida College System institution, or Florida career center or charter technical career center in Florida within 24 months after high school graduation.

The waiver is only available for up to 110% of the required credits hours of an undergraduate degree or certificate program for which the student is enrolled. This waiver cannot be applied to non-degree work or graduate degrees. The approval of this waiver does not grant eligibility for financial aid, scholarships or loans from the University, the state, or the federal government, as defined in the Florida Statutes. .