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Scholarship Information for Currently Enrolled Students


Scholarship Overview Renewal Requirements

Vires Scholarship

Admitted students are automatically considered for this academic scholarship based on their grade performance and test scores.

The scholarship is awarded at the time of admissions to qualifying first-time-in-college Florida Residents.

The total amount of this award is $12,000, which will be distributed throughout eight semesters in $1,500 increments at the beginning of each fall and spring term. This scholarship is automatically renewed each semester if the renewal requirements are met.

  • Enrollment in 15 credit hours each semester
  • Maintenance of a cumulative FSU grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • Consistent, successful degree progress and course completion

Mores Scholarship

Admitted students are automatically considered for this scholarship based on review of their first-year application to FSU.

The scholarship is awarded at the time of admissions to qualifying first-time-in-college Florida Residents.

The total amount of this award is $12,000, which will be distributed throughout eight semesters in $1,500 increments at the beginning of each fall and spring term. This scholarship is automatically renewed each semester if the renewal requirements are met.

  • Enrollment in 15 credit hours each semester
  • Maintenance of a cumulative FSU grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • Consistent, successful degree progress and course completion

University Freshman Scholarship
Discontinued 2022

Awarded at time of admissions to qualifying first-time- in- college Florida Residents.

The total amount of this award is $9,600, which will be distributed throughout eight semesters in $1,200 increments at the beginning of each fall and spring term. This scholarship is automatically renewed each semester if the renewal requirements are met.

  • Enrollment in 15 credit hours each semester
  • Maintenance of a cumulative FSU grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • Consistent, successful degree progress and course completion

University Out-of-State Tuition Waiver

Admitted students are automatically considered for this academic scholarship based on their grade performance and test scores.

The waiver is awarded at the time of admissions to qualifying first-time-in-college non-Florida Residents.

The scholarship is a 100 percent reduction (waiver) of the out-of-state portion of the tuition cost, valued at approximately $481 per semester hour ($14,444 based on 30 semester hours for the academic year, a total value of $57,776 distributed across four years). Please note that this award is prorated based on your actual enrollment each term. This scholarship is automatically renewed each semester if the renewal requirements are met.

  • Enrollment in 15 credit hours each semester
  • Maintenance of a cumulative FSU grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • Consistent, successful degree progress and course completion

Partner Promise

Admitted students are automatically considered for this academic scholarship based on their grade performance and test scores. The scholarship is awarded at the time of admissions to selected first-year students graduating from one of our partner schools.

The total amount of this award is $12,000, which will be distributed throughout eight semesters in $1,500 increments at the beginning of each fall and spring semester. This scholarship is automatically renewed each semester if the renewal requirements are met.

  • Enrollment in 15 credit hours each semester
  • Maintenance of a cumulative FSU grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • Consistent, successful degree progress and course completion

QUEST Scholars Program

Admitted students are automatically considered for this scholarship based on review of their first-year application to FSU. The scholarship is awarded at the time of admissions to selected first-time-in-college Florida Residents.

The total amount of this award is $4,000, which will be distributed throughout eight semesters in $500 increments at the beginning of each fall and spring semester. This scholarship is automatically renewed each semester if the renewal requirements are met.

  • Enrollment in 15 credit hours each semester
  • Maintenance of a cumulative FSU grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • Consistent, successful degree progress and course completion
  • Participation in the QUEST Scholars Experience

Presidential Scholars Program and Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded at the time of admission to selected first-year students accepted to the FSU honors program. Detailed information about this scholarship can be found on our Presidential Scholars page. The scholarship is valued at $38,000 over four years. Out-of-state applicants will also receive a full out-of-state tuition waiver valued at $57,776 over four years. This scholarship is automatically renewed each semester if the renewal requirements are met.

  • Enrollment in 15 credit hours each semester
  • Maintenance of a cumulative FSU grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • Consistent, successful degree progress and course completion

Out-of-State National Merit Finalists Award

Florida State University's Out-of-State National Merit Finalist scholarship package has a total value of approximately $71,776 distributed across four years. It includes a 100 percent out-of-state tuition waiver, a $12,000 Vires scholarship, and a $2,000 NMSC stipend (if college sponsored). This scholarship guarantees admission into FSU's distinguished Honors Program. In addition, all National Merit Finalists who apply to the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), which connects high-achieving students with distinguished research mentors to work as research assistants, will be guaranteed admission to UROP. To receive this award, you must qualify as a National Merit Finalist and list FSU as your first-choice institution with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation by May 1, 2022. This scholarship is automatically renewed each semester if the renewal requirements are met.

  • Enrollment in 15 credit hours each semester
  • Maintenance of a cumulative FSU grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • Consistent, successful degree progress and course completion

Benacquisto Scholarship

The total amount of this award equals the institutional cost of attendance, minus the sum of Bright Futures and the National Merit Scholarship, for a total value of over $66,000. This scholarship guarantees admission into FSU's distinguished Honors Program. In addition, all National Merit Finalists who apply to the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), which connects high-achieving students with distinguished research mentors to work as research assistants, will be guaranteed admission to UROP.

To receive this award, you must qualify as a National Merit Finalist and list FSU as your first-choice institution with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation by May 1, 2022. This scholarship is automatically renewed each semester if the renewal requirements are met.

  • Enrollment in 12 credit hours each semester
  • Maintenance of a cumulative FSU grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • Consistent, successful degree progress and course completion

Visit Florida Student Financial Aid for detailed Benacquisto renewal information.

Students who meet the renewal requirements will see their award disbursed to their student account a few weeks prior to the start of the semester. Be advised that it is your responsibility to monitor your account. If you have any questions regarding your scholarship award, please contact us at EMT-Admissions-Scholarship@fsu.edu.

Departmental waivers are processed separately from admissions awards. Please contact your department for more information on when to anticipate that portion of your award.

Multiple disbursements of a single award in the same semester are not permitted.

Students in special programs will be expected to maintain full-time enrollment and adhere to the academic map for their major. Consideration of the map and the recommendations of the departmental advisors will also be considered when reviewing for award renewal.

The admission scholarship may be used to pay any expenses you have at FSU like tuition, housing, dining, books, and more.

If you have excess funding for a particular term because of financial aid, Bright Futures, your admission scholarship, etc., the balance will be directly deposited in your bank account.

Admissions awards can be utilized towards FSU study abroad programs. The awards cannot be applied to global exchange.

The request for an underload must be submitted by the last day of course registration for the upcoming semester. Allow three to five business days for a review of your request. Please note that submitting a request for an underload does not guarantee approval.

Students who do not meet the minimum criteria for scholarship requirements will be notified via email after final grades post at the end of each term. Students who are anticipating an unsatisfactory performance prior to this date are encouraged to contact EMT-Admissions-Scholarship@fsu.edu

Students should register with the FSU Office of Accessibility Services (OAS). You can submit proper documentation through the Admissions Scholarship Underload & Disbursement request form.

Students that do not meet the minimum criteria for scholarship requirements will be notified via email after final grades post at the end of each term. Students anticipating unsatisfactory performance prior to this date are encouraged to contact EMT-Admissions-Scholarship@fsu.edu

FSU Admissions scholarships can only be applied to academic pursuits at our institution. Students who complete their undergraduate studies in less than four years, and who do not pursue graduate level coursework at FSU, are no longer eligible to receive their scholarship.

Students who complete their undergraduate studies at FSU may request that their remaining disbursements be applied to graduate-level coursework at FSU. Please submit requests via the Admissions Scholarship Underload & Disbursement request form 1-2 semesters prior to the start of graduate school.

Students who need to drop a course are permitted to do under urgent circumstances, but please keep in mind your records will be reviewed to ensure you are maintaining consistent, successful degree progress and course completion. If you are frequently below the required enrollment threshold, or if you are repeatedly dropping coursework after the drop/add period, you may be at risk for losing your award.

Note: Benacquisto scholars are not permitted to complete course drops after the drop/add period. Please contact the admissions office with any concerns about maintaining your current enrollment.