Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships, beyond what is offered in your initial aid package, may be available through your college or department.

Office of Undergraduate Affairs

http://undergrad.aa.ufl.eduOffice of Undergraduate Affairs
PO Box 113175
235 Tigert Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-3175
(352) 846-1761

Florida College Transfer Academic Scholarship (FCTAS)

Deadline: May 1
UF offers two scholarships of $4000 to transfer in-state community college students selected to the All-Florida Academic First Team. Recipients of the award are required to maintain a UF GPA of at least 3.0 and successfully complete 14 credit hours each semester of the award.

In order to qualify, applicants must have a lower division GPA of at least 3.80. Deadline for applying is May 1 each year for a scholarship award for the upcoming academic year.

More information, including the application, can be found at the Affairs website.

Florida College Transfer Scholarship (FCTS)

Deadline: May 1
UF will offer up to ten (10) Florida College Transfer Scholarship (FCTS). Scholarship recipients will receive a one-year scholarship with a value of $1000 to $2000, with the exact amount awarded determined by student need as calculated by the UF Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. (Note: the student will have to submit a completed FAFSA form available online at Award recipients are required to maintain a UF GPA of at least 3.0 and successfully complete 12 credit hours each semester of the award.

The FCTS is a competitive program for qualified Florida residents, which is awarded on the basis of financial need and/or academic merit, and other selected criteria. In addition to academic achievement, character of the applicant, and whether the applicant has been awarded any other scholarship aid will be considered.

More information, including the application, can be found at the Affairs website.

Tuition Exchange Program of the Provost, 238 Tigert Hall,
P. O. Box 113175, Gainesville, FL 32611-3175, (352) 392-4792,
Contact: Ileana McCray,

UF is a member of the Tuition Exchange Inc., a non-profit organization with a membership of more than 586 Colleges and Universities in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and the United Kingdom. Membership includes private as well as public institutions, research and doctoral universities, liberal arts colleges and comprehensive institutions of higher education, and specialized schools.

Through Tuition Exchange, employee dependents attend colleges and universities other than their home institution. UF waives in-state and out-of-state tuition for a limited number of children of employees at participating institutions. Students must meet all admission requirements. The number of awards available depends on the number of UF employee dependents accepted by other participating institutions and the availability of funds.

Application and a list of participating institutions are available at the Office of the Provost web site.

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Athletic Scholarships

Students (or their high school coach) interested in athletic scholarships should contact the coaches of the sports in which they are interested. Students should call (352) 375-4683 or write the University Athletic Association, P. O. Box 14485, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32604-2485, for coaches’ names, addresses, and phone numbers. https://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.edu Intercollegiate athletic endowment funds are list at the UF Foundation Web site.

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Dean of Students Office

Contact: Dean of Students Office (DSO),
202 Peabody Hall, (352) 392-1261 of Students Office Website;
Contact Robin A. Henry at

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Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art Scholarships and Fellowships

Contact: Eric Segal, Education Curator of Academic Programs,
Harn Museum of Art, P. O. Box 112700, Gainesville, FL 32611;
(352) 392-9826.

Additional information, applications and instructions for the following three internships can be found on the Museum’s website.

Deadlines: deadlines for all internships are October 15 for the next year’s spring term; March 15 for summer term, and June 1 for the fall term.

  • The Marshall Criser Internship
    Eligibility: UF graduate students and undergraduate seniors in good standing; a writing sample is required. Based on applicant’s suitability for the designated project and strong writing, research and critical thinking skills.Value: $2,500 fall and spring semesters
  • Dixie Neilson Museum Studies Registration Internship
    Eligibility: graduate students earning Master of Arts degrees/certificates
    in museum studies at UF or other institutions, who are selected to participate
    in the internship program in the Harn Museum Registration Department.Value: $1,250 one semester/calendar year
  • E. Robert Langley Internship
    Eligibility: undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time in the UF School of Art & Art History can apply; available spring and summer terms; if a project warrants, a student may be eligible for funding for two consecutive terms.Value: spring, $2000 over the 16 weeks;
    summer, $1,500 over the 10 week term

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Housing and Residence Life

Contact: Tina Horvath, Senior Director of Housing, Housing and Residence Life, P. O. Box 112100, Gainesville, FL 32611-2100; or (352) 392-2171.

  • Randall J. Bodner and Gary W. Faircloth Scholarship Fund For information on this endowed scholarship fund, visit the https://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduUF Foundation Web site.
    Eligibility: the scholarship is designed to recognize and reward outstanding leadership and scholarship of a member of of the Inter-Residence Hall Association (IRHA); applicants must be active representatives of the UF IRHA; must be full-time students in good standing; must have achieved a high academic success (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA upon application); and must be directly involved in residence hall activities an area/hall government.
    a committee composed of the Department of Housing and Residence Education professional staff and representatives from Inter-Residence Hall Association will select the recipient.
    Value: $500
  • Cathie Ponikvar/NRHH Award
    Eligibility: undergraduates residing in an on-campus residence hall who reflect strong leadership and maintain the best academic record possible; must be a continuing student and be enrolled the following fall term.
    Deadline: TBA in spring

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Florida Museum of Natural History

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McNair Scholars Program

Contact: UF McNair Scholars Program, 319 Infirmary Building, P.O. Box 113280, Gainesville, FL 32611-3280;
Office phone: (352) 846-2575; Fax: (352) 392-3773;
http://mcnair.aa.ufl.eduMcNair Scholars Program Webpage.

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to encourage undergraduates to pursue doctoral degrees.

  • Eligibility: UF juniors or seniors (must have three semesters remaining before graduation); a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA; low-income and first-generation college students or a member of a group that is underrepresented and intends to pursue a Ph.D. after graduation; eligibility criteria set by the U.S. Department of Education; for more information, please contact UF McNair Scholar’s office.
  • Application deadline: February 28
  • Value: $2,900 research stipend to be used for research expenses

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Student Health Care Center

One Fletcher Drive, P. O. Box 117500, Gainesville, FL 32611-7500;

  • Gareth Kerr Memorial Scholarship
    Contact: mailto:lgilley1@ufl.eduLica Gilley (352) 294-7439;
    This award was created by SHCC in memory of Gareth Kerr, a UF senior engineering student who passed away in April 2006, to honor one UF student who has demonstrated interest, commitment, and passion for the health and well being of fellow students and/or the UF community at large.
    Eligibility: Full-time UF enrollment; 3.0 or above GPA; See the Health Care Center Website for current deadline and application.
    Deadline: Early March
    Value: $500

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Study Abroad Services

https://internationalcenter.ufl.eduUniversity of Florida International Center, 140 HUB, P. O. Box 113225, Gainesville, FL 32611-3225. E-mail:

The following awards are available for students who meet the following basic criteria (each scholarship may have additional criteria or restrictions):

  1. Are at least 18 years old by the start of the program of choice
  2. Are a U.S. resident or legal permanent citizen
  3. Completed a Study Abroad Scholarship Application (available on the Abroad website)
  4. Provide two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose essay and an official UF transcript.
  5. Have a minimum 2.5 GPA (some scholarships require higher)
  6. Show proof of acceptance to the program of choice

Application Deadlines: February 1 for summer; March 1 for fall and academic year programs; September 20 for spring programs.
For more information, see the Abroad Services scholarship page.

UFIC Semester and Academic Year Scholarships

  • Daniel Sinclair Bredahl Scholarships – These scholarships are awarded annually to UF undergraduates on the basis of a demonstrated interest in international study, appropriateness of the chosen program to the student’s long-term goals and financial need. Awards are given for semester or academic year programs. Please visit above website to read more about the history of this scholarship.To be eligible for an award, students must be studying abroad for at least 90 days. The semester scholarships award $1,750 each. The academic year scholarship awards $3,000.
  • UF International Center Scholarships– These scholarships are given to students studying for a semester or academic year on a UF-approved program.  Students are selected based on their academic and extracurricular activities at UF. Students applying for Fall/Spring must be studying abroad for at least 90 days. Academic Year Scholarships are for $4000 while semester scholarships are for $2000.  Last year, 1 student received an Academic Year Scholarship and 8 received semester long scholarships.
  • UFIC Summer Scholarships – These scholarships are given to students who are attending approved summer programs whom the faculty review committee selects based on their overall performance.  Last year, we had 40 winners and each scholarship was for $1000.
  • UF International Merit – These scholarships are awarded to students with a minimum of 3.5 GPA and  are attending UF sponsored summer programs. Last summer, 10 students received this scholarship.  Each of the scholarships is for $1000.
  • UF Honors Scholarships – These scholarships are designated for Honors students. Last summer, 6 students received awards.  Each of the scholarships is for $1000.
  • Irene Phillips Alliance Scholarships– These scholarships were established in memory of Irene Phillips, the mother of Paul Phillips, who serves on the advisory board at the UF International Center.  The scholarships are designated specifically for Alliance Scholars.  The number and amount of awards vary. These scholarships are available for both the summer and semester terms.

UF College and Departmental Study Abroad Scholarships

Several UF colleges and departments offer their own specific study abroad awards. Check with the department for your program or major to see if there are any scholarship opportunities for study abroad. Below are listed some the scholarships that our students routinely receive for study abroad. However, contact your college for more information even if they are not included on the list below.

Department Name of Award
   Asian Studies M. Zirger
   Languages, Literatures and Culture and Francophone Studies
   Classics for Greek Studies
   Center for Jewish Studies for Jewish Studies
   College Agriculture and Life Sciences Study Abroad Scholarships

National Study Abroad Scholarships

In addition to UFIC and UF scholarships there are several nationally funded scholarships that students may be eligible to receive. Our office serves as a resource for reviewing student applications and offering feedback accordingly. Some of the more popular national scholarships for study abroad are listed below.

Name of Scholarship Eligibility A. Gilman Pell Grant recipients, study outside
Western EU Scholarships-Japan Study in Japan – Germany Study or Research in Germany
   https://www.borenawards.orgBoren Scholarship/Fellowship Boren Scholarship/Fellowship Kappa Phi GPA: 3.5, sophmore/junior status See website for specifics Scholarships See website for specifics Rotary Foundation See website for specifics Scholarships See website for specifics For Education Abroad See website for specifics for Global Scholars See website for specifics

University Honors Program

Contact: http://honors@ufl.eduHonors Program, 1 Fletcher Drive, Infirmary Room 343, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Awards Division of UF’s University Honors Program serves as a source of information for any UF student considering applying to one or more of these nationally recognized awards. The fellowships require an extensive period of preparation before a student will be able to submit an application, so students should contact the appropriate awards adviser far in advance of the campus deadline for both domestic and overseas fellowships.
You do not have to have been a member of the Honors Program to apply. For more information, visit the Scholarship page.

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  • John V. Lombardi Scholarship

    John V. Lombardi, one of the University of Florida’s most charismatic and popular presidents, led the university during the 1990s, a period of unprecedented achievement and growth. His visionary leadership and indomitable spirit instilled in students, faculty and alumni an aspiration to fulfill their greatest potential. During his tenure, the size and quality of the student body grew to even higher levels, faculty productivity increased, national rankings steadily improved, research funding doubled, and the university’s endowment soared to almost $500 million. By the turn of the century, the university had ascended to the top tier of public research universities – a testament to the legacy of John V. Lombardi. The Scholarship was established in 2002 to honor Dr. Lombardi and his achievements at UF. Consideration for the Lombardi Scholarship is contingent upon acceptance into the UF Honors Program. You can find information about requirements, deadlines, and more on the Honors Program website–stamps-scholarships.

  • Stamps Scholarship

    The University of Florida partners with the Stamps Scholars program to award multi-year scholarships to help driven and talented student leaders achieve their education and life goals. Stamps Scholars pursue their educational interests while developing their leadership skills with merit based financial aid including enrichment funds that can be used for study abroad, cultural exchanges, research projects and other educational experiences. Stamps Scholars also join a community of more than 1370 current and graduate Scholars around the world with whom they network and share their experiences. Consideration for the UF Stamps Scholarship is contingent upon acceptance into the UF Honors Program. You can find information about requirements, deadlines, and more on the Honors Program website at–stamps-scholarships.

  • Albert G. Raybun Scholarship

    This is a need-based scholarship for juniors following a pre-medical course of study, to support them during their senior year. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must submit a letter stating “the circumstances for requesting aid”. All applicants must have a current FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid office. For more information see G. Rayburn scholarship. Minimum grants are $500; maximum $1000.

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UF Gator Club Scholarships

Contact: Star Sawyer, UF Alumni Association, 1938 W. University Avenue, P. O. Box 14425, Gainesville, FL 32604, (888) 352-5866.

Gator Clubs® exist under the umbrella of the University of Florida Alumni Association for the benefit of UF, its alumni, parents, friends and students. With many locations and diversity, Gator Clubs® serve to sponsor education and professional seminars, provide scholarship opportunities, host social and athletic functions, design community service projects and foster young alumni programming. Membership in Gator Clubs® is open to all alumni, parents, friends and students of the university.

The UF Alumni Association-chartered Gator Clubs® sponsor scholarships for students attending UF from all over Florida, as well as many other parts of the country. Gator Club® scholarships are awarded based upon criteria established by each Gator Club®, including, but not limited to academic merit, school involvement, and community involvement.

Go to the https://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduUF Foundation Scholarship site for information on the Gator Club® scholarships, and contact the Gator Club® in your area for application information.

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P.K Yonge Laboratory School

Lieutenant Randy Norris, Jr., Endowed Scholarship Fund
Contact: Director of the P. K. Yonge Laboratory School, Dr. Lynda Hayes,

Graduates of P. K. Yonge Laboratory School, preferably a student seeking a career in law enforcement or a student enrolling in the College of Education. For more information see the UF https://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduhttps://www.uff.ufl.eduFoundation Web site.