Undergraduate Scholarships

University Women’s Club Scholarships

The University Women’s Club awards scholarships each spring to undergraduate juniors and seniors. The requirements for consideration include full time enrollment at the University of Florida, current junior or senior status, a minimum 3.6 GPA, and participation in campus and/or community activities. In addition, there are two awards specifically designated for undergraduate or graduate students with a disability that are presented from the Rita O’Connell Scholarship Foundation.

For more information, please go the Dean of Students website.

Dean’s Office Scholarships

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office is pleased to award a variety of scholarships to its undergraduate students every Fall semester. In order to apply for a scholarship, you must:

  • Be enrolled at UF as a full-time undergraduate student (minimum of 12 credits hours) in the Fall following your Spring application
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Transfer students who have completed at least one (1) semester at UF are eligible to apply for any scholarship requiring “Junior” status.

Please note that you may only apply for one (1) scholarship through the CLAS Dean’s Office. To review the qualifications for each scholarship, please see below.

A completed scholarship packet will consist of the application and a copy of your unofficial transcript (these can be accessed for free on ONE.UF). Please make sure all applications are typed. Hand-written applications will not be accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Scholarship applications will be made available on December 1, 2018 and are due by 4:30pm in 2014 Turlington Hall on February 1, 2019. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

You must be an undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in order to apply for one of these scholarships.

The Scholarships

Anderson Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Qualifications:

  • Full-time Junior status (must be in fifth or sixth semester at UF)
  • Recipient of the Anderson Scholar Award

William G. Carleton Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Qualifications:

  • Full-time Junior status (must be in fifth or sixth semester at UF)
  • Completion of at least 48 UF undergraduate credit hours

Carol B. Currier Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student status
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences major

CLAS Dean’s Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Qualifications:

  • Full-time Junior status (must be in fifth or sixth semester at UF)
  • Completion of at least 48 UF undergraduate credit hours

W.W. Massey, Sr. Presidential Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Qualifications:

  • Recognized as a National Merit OR National Achievement Scholar in high school OR qualify as an honors student at UF

Russell and Mary Hyatt McCaughan Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student status
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences major

William G. Nash Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Qualifications:

  • Majoring in a science (astronomy, biology, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, geology, microbiology and cell sciences, neurobiological sciences, physics, zoology)
  • Demonstrate financial need

Hazen E. Nutter Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Qualifications:

  • Active involvement in extracurricular activities

Herbert and Edith Peterson Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Qualifications:

  • Full-time junior status (must be in fifth or sixth semester at UF)
  • Completion of at least 48 UF undergraduate credit hours

Peter J. Sones, Jr. Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Qualifications:

  • Not majoring in a science (Ex. Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
  • 3.8 GPA or higher
  • Currently enrolled in pre-med courses at UF

John E. and May B. Turlington Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Qualifications:

  • Full-time junior status (must be in fifth or sixth semester at UF)
  • Completion of at least 48 UF undergraduate credit hours
  • Have participated in the UF lower-division Honors Program

Memorial Scholarships

O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Award

In memory of this friend and colleague (1920-1984), the O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Award has been established to aid scholars who best exemplify her values, achievements, and commitment to social issues (including addressing issues and fostering opportunities for women, racial minorities and those of low socio-economic background).

For undergraduate students, awards of varying amounts will be available. In recent years, awards have ranged from $500 to $3,000.

Deadline

All materials are due by February 23 of each year.

Requirements

Please submit complete applications electronically to Arlene Williams by the deadline. Only emailed submissions will be accepted. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately by email directly to Arlene Williams. Previous recipients are not eligible to apply.

Successful applicants must demonstrate excellence in academic achievement in one or more of the qualifying disciplines. Among other qualifications, reviewers will favorably consider, regardless of an applicant’s own race or gender:

  • an applicant’s commitment to break down barriers, create a welcoming environment, and include individuals who are racial minorities or women (or otherwise reflect broad diversity) in academic, co-curricular, and/or research endeavors;
  • an applicant’s success in overcoming barriers—or helping others to overcome barriers (including low socio-economic background)—to academic achievement; and
  • an applicant’s commitment to contribute to the student’s university, local or larger community.

We will holistically and individually assess applicants under all criteria to select those students who best qualify.

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Cynthia W. Colangelo Award for Breast Cancer Awareness

This award supports students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who are actively involved in the fight against breast cancer through community service and activities.

Award amounts will vary from $250 to $1000 per recipient, depending on the number of selected recipients. Recipient(s) will be selected each Spring semester on the basis of a personal essay.

Deadline

All materials are due by February 22 of each year.

Requirements

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vita (CV)
  • Essay detailing their breast cancer awareness activities and thoughts (500 words or fewer)

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