Passport to the World Scholarship

The UF International Center is offering the “Passport to the World” scholarship to make international travel more accessible for students. This scholarship will cover the costs of obtaining a US passport. Scholarship recipients will also be accepted into an exclusive cohort program that will offer professional development workshops, networking opportunities, and internationally focused social events. Along with a fully funded passport, scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to earn points towards additional funding for the study abroad program of their choice.

Funds will be disbursed directly to scholarship recipients. We will provide guidance on how to complete a passport application and recipients will be required to send us proof of a submitted application within 6 weeks of being accepted into the program.

  • First year student (first semester at UF would be Summer B 2023 or Fall 2023)
  • Current undergraduate degree-seeking student
  • Must be a Pell Grant Recipient
  • Must be enrolled in enough credits to be considered full time (12 credits in Fall/Spring or 6 credits in Summer)
  • Fully funded passport
  • Opportunity to apply for exclusive study abroad funding
  • Connect with globally minded peers through cohort program
  • Professional development opportunities through workshops, networking events, and interaction with International Center staff

Fall 2023

November 5th, 2023
Application Requirements
Global Citizen Essay
(300-350 words)
What does obtaining a passport mean to you and how will it help you to become a better global citizen both in and outside the classroom?