College, University and National Awards

PLEASE NOTE: The following list is suggestive not exhaustive. This list is presented as a convenient means for identifying and accessing awards available to undergraduates at the University of Florida. Because Deadline Dates change annually, students are advised in all instances to make direct contact with the appropriate agency or unit well in advance to obtain application materials and information regarding current deadlines.

For more information about CLAS awards, see the CLAS scholarship web site [link] or go to the CLAS office on the second floor of Turlington and ask for the “Undergraduate Graduate Scholarship and Fellowship Guide.”

For additional information regarding scholarships available to undergraduates, please see the prestigious fellowships site [link].

CLAS Scholarships
For all the CLAS scholarships that follow see the CLAS scholarship web site [link].

Kenneth H. Byron Memorial Scholarship
Contact: Dean’s Office, 2014 Turlington Hall
Eligibility: This is a need-based scholarship for female sophomores who have demonstrated academic achievement and are majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Value: Up to three scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded.

William Carleton Scholarship
Contact: Dean’s Office, 2014 Turlington Hall
Eligibility: Juniors majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences with at least 48 credit hours of undergraduate studies at the University of Florida. Value: Up to four scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded annually in the spring.

CLAS Dean’s Scholarship
Contact: Dean’s Office, 2014 Turlington Hall
Eligibility: Juniors majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences with at least 48 credit hours of undergraduate studies at the University of Florida. Value: Up to three scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded annually in the spring.

Gary and Niety Gerson Presidential Scholarship
Contact: Dean’s Office, 2014 Turlington Hall
Eligibility: This is a need-based scholarship for students who have demonstrated academic achievement at the University of Florida. Students should have completed at least 30 credit hours at UF. Value: Multiple scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded annually in the spring.

W. W. Massey Sr. Presidential Scholarship
Contact: Dean’s Office, 2014 Turlington Hall
Eligibility: Liberal Arts and Sciences undergraduates who have been recognized as National Merit or National Achievement Scholars in high school or among those who qualify as Honors students at the University of Florida. Value: Up to eight scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded annually in the spring.

Charles Vincent & Heidi Cole McLaughlin Scholarship
Contact: Dean’s Office, 2014 Turlington Hall
Eligibility: Merit-based award for undergraduates majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Preference will be given to students who have completed at least 48 credit hours at UF. Value: Up to 50 scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded annually in the spring.

O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship
Contact: Dean’s Office, 2014 Turlington Hall
Eligibility: Females with excellent academic records; must be in women’s studies, humanities, or social sciences, or be an interdisciplinary major in these areas. Value: From $500 to $3000 to be awarded annually in the spring with a February 23rd application deadline. Contact¬†Sheila Dickison, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, for information.

Waldo W. Neikirk Scholarship
Contact: Dean’s Office, 2014 Turlington Hall
Eligibility: Humanities undergraduates who qualify as National Merit, National Achievement or Anderson Scholars and have graduated from a Florida high school. Award based on need and strong academic record.
Value: Up to two scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded annually in spring.

Hazen E. Nutter Scholarship
Contact: Dean’s Office, 2014 Turlington Hall
Eligibility: Undergraduates majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences who have strong academic records and active involvement in extracurricular activities.
Value: Up to eight scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded annually in the spring.

Herbert & Edith Peterson Scholarship
Contact: Dean’s Office, 2014 Turlington Hall
Eligibility: Juniors majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences with at least 48 credit hours of undergraduate studies at the University of Florida. Value: Up to two scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded annually in the spring.

Susan Hitzler Schell Scholarship
Contact: Dean’s Office, 2014 Turlington Hall
Eligibility: For undergraduates who are majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences with at least 48 credit hours of undergraduate studies at the University of Florida and do not simultaneously hold an athletic scholarship.
Value: One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded annually in the spring.

J. Peter Sones Scholarship
Contact: Dean’s Office, 2014 Turlington Hall
Eligibility: For undergraduates who are pre-meds and majoring in one of the liberal arts (not a science). Students should have a GPA of 3.8 or above. Value: Up to two scholarships of $1,000 awarded annually in the spring.

University Research Opportunities and Scholarships

University Scholars Program
Early in the spring semester, a competition will be held within each participating college for the University Scholars awards. Applicants will normally be upper division students. The program will consist of a full summer of research, followed by continuation of the project during the academic year. University Scholars will be awarded $2000 stipends for research during the summer – a period traditionally used for in-depth involvement in academic research – under the direction of a faculty mentor. An additional $500 will be available to the student for research support, such as travel to a relevant scholarly conference of his/her choice, where results from the research may be presented, although this is not mandatory.

Students must submit applications to Undergraduate Coordinator of History by late February. For more information as well as to download the application see: http://www. scholars.ufl.edu

International Center Scholarships for Study Abroad
The International Center offers several different scholarships for study abroad, either for a semester, a full year, or for summer programs. Applications for semester- and year-long programs are traditionally due 1 April, for summer programs, 1 March. For complete information see their website.

University Women’s Club Achievement Award Scholarships
The University Women’s Club presents Achievement Award Scholarships each spring to undergraduate juniors and seniors. These awards are named in honor of the wives of past UF presidents and distinguished administrators. To be considered, students must be enrolled full-time at UF, currently be of junior or senior status, have a minimum of a 3.6 GPA, and have participated earnestly in campus and/or community activities. These awards seek to recognize scholarship, leadership, and community service. Each award is for $1000.

Faculty members are asked to nominate potential candidates for the scholarships. Return nomination forms by late January (Check for current details and deadline):

Dean of Students
202 Peabody Hall
P.O. Box 114075
(352) 392-1261
email: sylviabp@dso.ufl.edu

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Awards
Faculty members may nominate worthy students for annual Phi Kappa Phi awards. Each year the Honor Society administers a National Fellowship Competition. Up to fifty awards are given in the amount of $7000 along with a number of lesser awards. Applicants must have applied to enroll as a candidate for an advanced degree in a graduate or professional school, preferably in an American college or university.

The University of Florida Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is eligible to send forward the name of one nominee for the above awards. Due to the national deadline, applications are generally received at the start of February of the respective year (check website for precise deadlines). The application packet can be downloaded from the Phi Kappa Phi website at www.phikappaphi.org/fellowsh2.htm or call or email Phi Kappa Phi National Headquarters at 1-800-804-9880 or awards@phikappaphi.org

Local Scholarship Awards: The University of Florida Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi also awards a number of local scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students based on nominations from UF faculty (one graduate award in the amount of $1000, and four undergraduate awards each in the amount of $500). All students awarded scholarships are considered for admission to Phi Kappa Phi. An outstanding academic record, including work at other institutions, is the most important consideration in the selection of award recipients. Students cannot apply directly, but must be nominated. Nominations of local scholarship awards must be received by early February of the respective year (check for precise deadlines). Please send completed applications to:

Ann Daugherty
Administrative Assistant
University of Florida
College of Business Administration
100 Bryan Hall
P.O. Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150

National and International Fellowships
For additional information regarding national and international scholarships, please see the prestigious fellowships site [link].

FULBRIGHT
For graduating seniors who want to spend a year of study in another country before beginning their graduate career. Students must have fluency in the language of the country of their choice and design a plan of study through a university there. Fulbright awards pay travel, tuition and a monthly stipend. For rules, policies, and to review your eligibility, visit www.iie.org. For a direct link to the online application, visit fulbright.embark.com/fb.

NOTE: to access an online application, you must first receive a password from Dr. Burns. You can request a password by sending an email to Dr. Burns at afburns@anthro.ufl.edu. Campus deadline: Check for internal dates: October.

BARRY GOLDWATER
Designated for undergraduates in math and all sciences and engineering. Awards are made to sophomores for two years, to juniors for one year. Scholarship pays all tuition and fees up to $7,500/year to students planning to pursue careers and mathematics and science (but not in medical practice). Foundation awards up to 300 scholarships. www.act.org/goldwater – Campus deadline: Check for internal dates: January.

ROTARY
If you have at least junior standing, plan to study abroad, and possess the qualities to be a strong “ambassador of goodwill” before, during, and after the time you study abroad, you should consider applying for a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. There are two types of scholarships available: The Academic year Ambassadorial Scholarship covers up to $25,000 of expenses for a full academic year in a foreign degree-granting program, and the 3-month and 6-months Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships cover the costs of language study in many languages and countries.

Applications are available on the web site at http://www.rotary.org, and the local UF contact is Virginia Maurer, who can be reached at maurer@dale.cba.ufl.edu. Each applicant must go through two selection processes: first at the club level, and then at the district level. A set of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for the Rotary Scholarship is available on the Honors Program web page, at http://www.honors.ufl.edu/scholarships/prestigious.html

In addition, hard copy applications are available in the Department of Management, 201 Stuzin Hall. Completed applications are due in 201 Stuzin by Mid-March (check for precise date). The application is complex and requires transcripts and letters of recommendation; you should allow ample time to prepare a complete application.

HARRY TRUMAN
Designed for students with high GPA’s who plan to pursue a career in public service. Student applies during the junior year; award begins during senior year ($3,000) and continues for initial year(s) of graduate study ($27,000). Students who apply should be active in community service and campus leadership positions. www.truman.gov – Campus deadline: Check for internal dates: January.

MORRIS UDALL
Awarded to undergraduates during sophomore or junior year for next academic year(s) to pursue studies in environmental sciences. Also available to Native American and Alaskan Natives. Award up to $5,000. Applicants should be familiar with work of Morris Udall. Campus deadline: Check for internal dates: January. http://www.udall.gov

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS (GRADUATING SENIORS)
CHURCHILL
Study abroad; designed for the exceptional student in mathematics, science and/or engineering to pursue graduate study at Churchill College of Cambridge University. Awards cover all tuition and fees, $7,200-$9,000 living allowance, depending on length of academic program, and $500 travel allowance. Only 10 awarded annually. www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/gsprospectus/ – Campus deadline: Check for internal dates: November.

FULBRIGHT
Also, research awards for work in other countries. All disciplines. For graduate students in all disciplines at all levels before the Ph.D., including the initial year of graduate study, which means students can apply during their senior year. Guidelines differ for each country, so it is imperative that students consult and read carefully the Fulbright handbook.

For rules, policies, and to review your eligibility, visit http://www.iie.org/fulbright. For a direct link to the online application, you must first receive a password from Dr. Burns: fulbright.embark.com/fb. You can request a password by sending an email to Dr. Burns at afburns@anthro.ufl.edu. Campus deadline: Check for internal dates: October.

GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP
The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are available for graduate study or for study for a second Bachelor’s Degree as an Affiliated Student at the University of Cambridge, England. An application form can be requested via our resources order form here or by sending an email to: enquiries@britishcouncil-usa.org. deadline: Check for internal dates: January.

GEORGE J. MITCHELL
Named in honor of the former Senator’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, these Scholarships will allow American post-graduates to pursue one year of study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Scholarship will be awarded to students who have shown both academic distinction and the potential for leadership. There are no restrictions as to academic field of study. Scholars will be selected in Fall will begin their studies the following Fall. Finalists will be invited to Washington, D.C. for an interview before the selection committee in November. Campus deadline: Check for internal dates: September. http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/mitchell/

JAMES MADISON
Designated for students in history and social sciences, especially political science, who plan to enter secondary school teaching; at least one award per state; includes expenses paid summer workshop. Campus deadline: Check for internal dates, traditionally 1 March. Apply directly to the foundation. www.jamesmadison.com

MARSHALL
Study in the United Kingdom. Open to all fields of study in fine arts, arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences, business and engineering. Available subjects vary according to the university. Competition includes essay, campus, and district interviews. Students must be under age 26, preferably single. Only 40 awarded nationally but 5 must come from the southern area. Both graduating seniors and current graduate students are encouraged to apply through UF. Campus deadline: Check for internal dates: September. http://pollux.acu.ac.uk/marshall/

MELLON
The Mellon Fellowships in the Humanistic Studies of $13,000 is for the beginning year of graduate study. The Mellon is designed for students planning to pursue a career in teaching and scholarship in the humanities. Up to 80 awarded nationally. Application deadline: Check for internal dates: December. Check for internal deadlines. www.woodrow.org/mellon/

NATIONAL SCIENCE FELLOWSHIPS (NSF)
Open to all U.S. citizens at the beginning of their graduate study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering sciences, the behavioral and social sciences, and the history or philosophy of science. Students should have completed no more than 20 hours of graduate study. However, Women in Engineering applicants may already hold the MA degree. Can apply via e-mail. Applicants are expected to submit their applications using NSF’s electronic proposal submission system FastLane. Campus deadline: Check for internal dates: November – http://www.nsf.gov/home/grants.htm

RHODES
Study at Oxford. Open to all fields of study in fine arts, liberal arts & sciences and some business and engineering. Students apply during the senior year for 2 years of study at Oxford. Applicants must be single and under age 24. Competition includes written essay, campus, state and regional interviews. Only 32 awarded, 4 from the southern area. Campus deadline: Check for internal dates: September – http://www.rhodesscholar.org/
ROBERT BOSCH FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
This is a nine-month work/study fellowship program that allows up to twenty outstanding Americans to acquire a high-level, in-depth understanding of the political, economic and cultural environment of Germany and the European Union. From September through May of the fellowship year, the Fellows will complete two internships, the first in federal or regional government institutions, the second with private industry and mass media. Applicants should possess a graduate degree and professional experience in one of the following fields: Business Administration, Economics, Journalism/Mass Communications, Law, Political Science, or Public Affairs/Public Policy. However, candidates lacking a graduate degree are encouraged to apply, provided they possess extensive professional experience in one of the fields above.

Deadline is late October. For current deadlines and application forms, see: www.cdsintl.org/rbfpintro.html