Know-a-BULL News
Week of 05/12/2015 - Issue # 363

Here is your weekly copy of Know-a-BULL News. Please read this issue to keep up-to-date with all the exciting events and news from the USF Honors College and the Office of National Scholarships.

At a Glance

Upcoming Events

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 5/19/2015 Office of National Scholarships Senior Workshop
 5/19/2015 University of Glasgow Information Session
 5/20/2015 Office of National Scholarships Personal Statement Workshop
 5/21/2015 Office of National Scholarships Personal Statement Writing Workshop
 5/21/2015 Office of National Scholarships Senior Workshop
 5/22/2015 Office of National Scholarships Junior Workshop
 5/26/2015 Office of National Scholarships Junior Workshop
 5/28/2015 Office of National Scholarships Sophomore Workshop
 5/29/2015 Office of National Scholarships Sophomore Workshop
 6/2/2015 Office of National Scholarships Freshmen Workshop
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Honors College Bulls Abroad: International Photography Exhibition

     Who: All USF Tampa Honors College students that have participated in an international experience between August 2014-August 2015.

    What: Contestants can submit up to 3 of their favorite pictures taken internationally.

    All entries must include:

    • Name

    • Major

    • Photo title

    • City, Country (where the picture was taken)

    • Date taken  

    • Type/name of trip (ex. USF in Florence Study Abroad, USF Honors College Costa Rica Volunteer Trip, DAAD Research Internship)

    Please keeping editing to a minimum. Email a high resolution digital copy to Indira Ranaweera at with the subject line "Honors Bulls Abroad" and the required information included in the email. Honors College students will vote to choose the finalists, and a panel of professional photographers will decide the winners.  Winning photographs will be displayed in a public exhibition. The top 3 winners will receive a scholarship prize! The picture and statement should be submitted to Indira Ranaweera at by August 1, 2015. It is strongly encouraged that pictures are submitted as soon as possible after the completion of the program. Please note that photos submitted to the Honors College photo contest may not be used for other photo competitions.


  • Thesis I II Summer Students

    To all students scheduled for Thesis I or II in the Summer 2015,

       The summer session goes very quickly. You have limited time to complete the work required for thesis I or II. Please plan accordingly.

       Please watch for weekly notices in your Canvas account for these classes. Deadlines and expectations will be posted shortly. A revised thesis handbook guide will soon be posted as well.

       Once classes begin, if you have any questions, please contact Dr. Fogel at



  • Honors LLC End of Year Survey

    Give us your feedback about the LLC this year! Mr. Lucien has promised a pizza party to any pod or floor that has full participation in survey completion! Spread the word!


  • Permits and Course Descriptions

    Permits and Thesis Permits for Summer and Fall 15 registration are open.

    ALL Thesis Requests require a permit. For first semester thesis, please see your Honors Advisor and have them check the approval box for Thesis I approval.

    Course Descriptions for Summer and Fall are posted on the Honors College web page.

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Congratulations to Lauren Richardson

    Lauren, a 2014 graduate of the Honors College, has received the TRIALS Scholarship. TRIALS is a unique partnership of NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School, and the Advantage Testing Foundation. She will spend five weeks this summer at Harvard Law School preparing for the LSAT, attending lectures and enhancing her interpersonal skills.

    To learn more about TRIALS, please visit:

    Link: Trials Website

  • New! - Personal Statement Writing Workshops

    Please join us for an informational workshop on the process of writing a personal statement. We encourage current national scholarship applicants and students thinking about applying for a national scholarship in the future to attend.

    Workshops will be given by National Scholarships Advisor, Ms. Gloria Munoz on Wednesday, May 20 (from 2pm to 3pm), Thursday, May 21 (from 9am to 10am), Tuesday, June 16 (from 10am to 11am) and Thursday, June 18 (from 3pm to 4pm). All sessions will be held in ALN 252.

    To sign up for a session, please visit the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at

    Link: ONS Website

  • New! - Studying Abroad in the United Kingdom Information Session

    Ever considered graduate school abroad? The United Kingdom has some of the world's most prestigious universities and offers a wide range of graduate programs from 1 year taught Master's degrees to research-based PhD programs.

    Join Danielle Houston, a representative from the University of Glasgow in Scotland to learn more about opportunities available to US students. The session will discuss the application process, financial aid opportunities, and other things to consider when thinking about graduate school in the United Kingdom. The session will be held Tuesday, May 19 at 4pm in ALN 252. You can RSVP for the session here:

    Link: Information Session RSVP Link

  • Congratulations to Evan Little

    Congratulations to Honors College Junior Evan Little! Evan has received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Uppsala, Sweden. At Uppsala University, he will be able to continue his research in alternative energy in an environment of individual learning and self-discovery.

    The USF deadline to apply for a summer or fall study abroad program for Gilman funding is January 13, 2015. For more information regarding the Gilman Scholarship, please visit:

    Link: Gilman Scholarship Program

ONS has information on a wide variety of Scholarships and fellowships for graduate study. Please check the ONS website and speak with Dr. Lucas or Ms. Chambers.

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Student Submissions

  • GTE Financial is Offering Scholarships

    GTE Financial, a not-for-profit credit union in the Tampa Bay area will be awarding scholarships of $2,500 to continuing full-time college students pursuing an undergraduate degree. Some of the requirements include 3.0 GPA or higher, outstanding academic achievement, leadership abilities, a dedication to community service, and being a member of GTE Financial. This scholarship also requires a 1,000 word essay. Applications will be accepted until June 3rd. You can apply online at Feel free to reach out to former USF Bull Shannon Wilde at if you have any questions!

    Link: GTE Financial Scholarship Application

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