UT Scholarships and Grants

UT offers generous scholarships and grants based on academic achievement, talent and financial need. The following programs are available to new undergraduates only. All grants and scholarships require full time enrollment, unless otherwise noted.  Scholarships are renewable annually and require a minimum GPA be maintained. See Financial Aid Renewal for the renewal requirements for all scholarships.

Although most aid programs are available only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, UT does offer partial scholarships to academically exceptional international students. Learn more.

NOTE: Eligibility is based on a sliding scale combining GPA and test scores available at the time of admission. SAT scores are combined critical reading and math scores only. ACT scores are composite scores. Scholarship funds are limited and amounts may change.

Presidential Scholarship

Award amount: up to $14,000 per year
Eligibility:

  • High school applicants
  • Demonstrate leadership or community service
  • Average unweighted GPA 3.8, average SAT 1294 (ACT 29)*
Dean’s Scholarship

Award amount: up to $11,000 per year
Eligibility:

  • High school applicants
  • Demonstrate leadership or community service
  • Average unweighted GPA 3.8, average SAT 1177 (ACT 26)*
Minaret Scholarship

Award amount: up to $8,000 per year
Eligibility:

  • High school applicants
  • Demonstrate leadership or community service
  • Average unweighted GPA 3.33, average SAT 1113 (ACT 24)*
Spartan Scholarship

Award amount: up to $5,000 per year
Eligibility:

  • High school applicants
  • Demonstrate leadership or community service
  • Average unweighted GPA 3.1, average SAT 1068 (ACT 23)*

*Eligibility based on a sliding scale combining GPA and scores. Unweighted GPA is the average of class grades based on a 4.0 scale as calculated by UT.

Achievement Award

Award amount: up to $4,000 per year
Eligibility:

  • High school, transfer and international applicants
  • Demonstrate strong leadership or community service
International Baccalaureate Scholarship

Award amount: $1,000 per year
Eligibility:

  • High school applicants
  • Must be admitted to UT by May 1
  • At least three passes on advanced level IB exams and IB diploma 
Transfer Scholarship

Award amount: up to $7,000 per year
Eligibility:

  • College transfer applicants
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative college GPA 
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Award amount: $1,000 per year
Eligibility:

  • College transfer applicants
  • Must apply to UT by May 1
  • Proof of PTK membership (submit with admission application)
  • Inducted into PTK post-high school graduation
UT Departmental Scholarships

Award amount: varies per department
Eligibility:

  • UT offers several departmental scholarships. Most require a separate application and have specific requirements for renewal. Learn more.
Athletic Grants

Award amount: varies depending on athletic department recommendation
Eligibility:

  • NCAA Division II
  • Subject to NCAA rules
  • Must complete the FAFSA
University of Tampa Need-Based Grant

Award amount: varies according to need as determined by the FAFSA
Eligibility:

  • Must complete the FAFSA
Army / Air Force / Navy ROTC Scholarships

Award amount: up to the cost of tuition, fees and average room and board eligibility:

  • Must complete the FAFSA
  • UT room and board grants pay for the lesser of the average room and board rates or a student's actual charges
  • UT room and board grants are reduced by federal or state scholarships and grants received

Specialized Scholarships

The following scholarships are provided through the generosity of University of Tampa friends. Unless otherwise stated, scholarships are renewed annually on a funds-available basis to full-time undergraduates for up to four years or when normal degree completion would occur. Students will be notified when selections for the upcoming year are made. A student's overall profile may be reviewed during the selection process, as the number of scholarships in each program are limited.

UT National Alumni Scholarship

Award amount: $2,500 per year (up to four years)

Two scholarships are awarded each year. 

Eligibility:

  • Recipient must be a descendant or relative of UT alumni
  •  Must complete the FAFSA
  • Awarded to one new freshman each year
  • Applicants should email finaid@ut.edu — attention: Director of Financial Aid, subject: UT National Alumni Scholarship
    • Include the name and last four digits of the social security number for parent/grandparent alumnus
  • Application deadline is Feb. 1
Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter Scholarship

Award amount: $1,000 per year (up to four years)

One scholarship is awarded each year. 

Eligibility:

  • Recipient must be a descendant or relative of UT alumni
  •  Must complete the FAFSA
  • Awarded to one new student each fall semester
  • Applicants should email finaid@ut.edu — attention: Director of Financial Aid, subject: Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter Scholarship
    • Include the name and last four digits of the social security number for parent/grandparent alumnus
  • Preference is given to Tampa Bay residents
  • 3.0 GPA is required to renew
  • Application deadline is Feb. 1
Julia Dickinson Scholarship

Award amount: up to $5,000 per year 

Eligibility:

  • Student must be a linear descendant of a Confederate veteran
  • Applicants should email finaid@ut.edu — attention: Director of Financial Aid, subject: Julia Dickinson Scholarship
    • Reference the name of the Confederate veteran
  • Provide a copy of documentation showing relationship to the Confederate veteran
  • Application deadline is Feb. 1
  • Renewable on a funds-available basis
Lowth Annual Scholarship

Award amount: up to $5,000 per year

Eligibility:

  • Student must demonstrate financial need (determined by the FAFSA)
  • Awarded to continuing students only
  • Applicants should email finaid@ut.edu — attention: Director of Financial Aid, subject: Lowth Annual Scholarship
  • Application deadline is Feb. 1
Gregory Foundation Scholarship

Award amount: up to $12,500 per year (students can earn up to four years of aid within a five-year period). One to two new entering students will be selected each year. Scholarship funds are renewed for continuing students for up to four years.  

Eligibility:

  • Student must demonstrate financial need (determined by the FAFSA)
  • Preference given to students admitted into Honors Program
  • Preference given to first-year business majors
  • Applicants should email finaid@ut.edu — attention: Director of Financial Aid, subject: Gregory Foundation Scholarship
  • Application deadline is Feb. 1
  • Must maintain a 3.0 minimum GPA
Polish Heritage Endowed Scholarship

Award amount: up to $5,000 (up to four years)

Eligibility:

  • Student must be of Polish heritage
  • Preference given to students with demonstrated financial need (determined by the FAFSA)
  • Applicants should email finaid@ut.edu — attention: Director of Financial Aid, subject: Polish Heritage Endowed Scholarship
  • Application deadline is Feb. 1
  • Renewable on a funds-available basis
Charles E. Goulding Jr. and Germaine Goulding Pamunkey Tribal Indian Scholarship Fund

Scholarship funds are available for students who have as their goal a four-year degree at The University of Tampa. Goulding Scholarship funds will go toward the cost of tuition and fees (excluding the health care insurance fee). Scholarship amount will vary based on available funds and number of students awarded. Scholarships are renewable on a funds-available basis for up to four years or until normal degree completion would occur.

Eligibility:

  • American Indians recommended by the Pamunkey Tribal Council located in King William County, VA, on the Pamunkey River Reservation
  • American Indians recognized by their Tribal Council as being at least one-quarter American Indian blood
  • Applicants should email finaid@ut.edu — attention: Director of Financial Aid, subject: Goulding Tribal Indian Scholarship Fund   
    • Include letter from Tribal Council
     
  • Application deadline is Feb. 1
  • Renewable on a funds-available basis

Charles Edwin Goulding Jr. was born in 1916 and graduated from The University of Tampa in 1939. He received a master's degree from the University of Florida in 1944 and his doctorate from UF in 1946. Goulding was a professor at UF, Temple University and worked as an engineer and consultant for various corporations all over the world, including Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela and Korea. He was the nuclear training director at New York Shipbuilding Corporation and president of T & M Machining in Tennessee for 10 years. Goulding made his fortune as a pioneer researcher in penicillin production, designing major commercial production facilities. In retirement, he designated his entire estate be donated to The University of Tampa. Goulding had a great love of UT, and his estate remains one of the largest ever received by UT.