Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships live in perpetuity, providing a living legacy of education. Donors can designate endowed scholarships for a particular sport or allow the Athletic Department to make the award in the area of greatest need.

Endowment Minimums

Endowed scholarships require a gift or pledge of at least $25,000, payable generally over as many as five years, and may be named for the donor(s) or otherwise in accordance with the wishes of the donor(s).

Investment Policy

Gifts for endowed scholarships are invested by the USF Foundation and a percentage of annual earnings, as is determined by USF Foundation policy, will be made available for scholarship awards in any given year. The balance of earnings, less a small administrative fee that underwrites the cost of investment and management services, is reinvested with the scholarship principal to ensure that the endowment keeps pace with inflation. Currently, we use the figure of 4.0% to conservatively project the annual spending rate.

Fully-Endowed Scholarships and Position-Naming

For fully endowed scholarships (see list below for amounts), a sport may be selected by the donor(s) or otherwise in accordance with the wishes of the donor(s).

Scholarship Levels:

  • Full out of State Scholarship: $500,000
  • Full In State Scholarship: $400,000
  • Tuition Scholarship: $250,000
  • Partial Scholarship: $150,000
  • Supporting Scholarship: $25,000

Men's Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

Women's Sports

  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field

For information about establishing an endowed scholarship, please contact the Bulls Club at 1-800-GOBULLS or ath-bullsclub@usf.edu.