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University of Florida Scholarships

University of Florida Scholarships

Freshman Scholarships

Bright Futures

The Florida Department of Education provides Florida Bright Future Scholarships for high school graduates. For more information, see the Florida Student Financial Aid or call (888) 827-2004 before you graduate high school.

Presidential Scholarships

The Admissions Office right now offers a limited number of merit-based presidential scholarships organized for high-achieving students in their state:

  • Presidential Scholarship: $5,000 per year (Fall / Spring, total 20,000 over 4 years)
  • Presidential Gold Scholarship: $8,000,000 per year (fall / spring, over 4 years total, 32,000,000,000)
  • Presidential Platinum Scholarship: 10,000 per year (Fall / Spring, total 40,000 over 4 years)

No separate application is required for this scholarship; Students who apply within the November 1 deadline are considered on an application basis for admission to the UF. Applicants are looking for scholarships with the same universal and academic criteria used to submit admissions. No additional materials or update data should be submitted for scholarship application.

While there are no minimum academic criteria for Presidential Pundits, applicants must be classified as Florida residents for education purposes by our February Decision Day. Past recipients have demonstrated strong academic achievement that moves within the upper limit of 50% or more of our enrolled student profiles, combined with a diverse and employed resume and essay response. However, there is no guarantee of a scholarship award matching our profile numbers. If selected for our merit-based scholarship, an offer will come via email in mid-March.

Out of State Scholarships

The UFC Admissions Office currently offers a very limited number of merit-based state-of-the-art scholarships designed to reduce out-of-state tuition for low-level high-achieving students:

  • Alumni: up to 8,000,000 per year (Fall / Spring,  $32,000 total over 4 years)
  • Solar Scholarship: Up to $ 16,000 per year (Read / Spring, total $ 64,000 over 4 years)
  • Gator Nation Scholarship: per year: up to $20,000 (Fall / Spring, total $ 80,000 over 4 years)

There is no different application for scholarships outside the state; Applicants who apply by the November 1 deadline are considered on the basis of their application for admission to the UFC. Applicants are reviewed for scholarships using the same equivalent and academic criteria. No additional materials or update data should be submitted for scholarship application. While there are no minimum criteria for out-of-state scholarships, we should classify applicants as non-Florida residents for tuition purposes by February Decision Day. If your residency classification is updated in Florida after receiving an out-of-state scholarship, you will no longer be eligible and the award will be revoked. Past recipients typically fall within the upper range of 50% or more of our admitted student profiles, combined with a varied and employed re-biography and article feedback. However, there is no guarantee of a scholarship award matching our profile numbers. If selected for our out-of-state scholarship, the offer will be available via email in mid-March.

National Merit Finalists/Benacquisto Scholarship

The UEF offers up to 500 annual scholarships for all National Merit Finalists, indicated by the deadline for UF to work with the National Merit Corporation as their first-choice agency has done. This scholarship covers the bright future (if qualified) and the presence of the remaining posts of the institution after the application of the qualified National Merit Scholarship.

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Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars

The Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program gives financial resources and individual support, including the 1st goal of graduating first-generation, low-income graduate students. The Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program provides students with a comprehensive grant and scholarship assistance package as well as a comprehensive support program aimed at achieving success at the UF through tackling systemic barriers and challenges. To be eligible, students definitely first be admitted to the University of Florida as a first-year student. After completing a free application for Federal Student Aid by the December 15 deadline, students are invited to fill out their MFOS supplement form if they meet the initial eligibility criteria. Specifically, the program supports students with a yearly family income of less than, $40,000 and assets of less than, $25,000.

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Lombardi and Stamps Scholarships

John V. Both the Lombardy Scholarship and the Stamps Scholarship Program recognize outstanding Florida High School students who excel at their classes and demonstrate community service, outreach involvement, leadership, and high moral character. The UF Honors program manages both scholarship opportunities. The application system for high school seniors starts in the fall of every year. John V. Both the Lombardy Scholarship and the Stamps Scholarship Program recognize outstanding Florida High School students who excel at their classes and demonstrate community service, outreach involvement, leadership, and high moral character. The UF Honors program manages both scholarship opportunities. The application system for high school seniors starts in the fall of every year.

Student Financial Affairs

The Office of Student Financial Affairs (SFA) gives an online search engine that provides data on stipends for UF students.

Southern Scholarship

The Southern Scholarship Foundation provides accommodation for academically gifted students who need financial assistance to enter college. Applicants must be Florida residents who are interested in working for their college education and who are willing to share the responsibility of living collaboratively in one home with students in another home.

Davis United World College Scholars

Students who have graduated from United World College (UWC) are eligible for the Davis United World Scholars Program, the world's largest privately funded international scholarship program. The University of Florida’s partnership with the Davis Foundation helps attract academically provided world citizens who will enrich the UF graduate experience. Eligible students receive a need-based grant in eight semesters or up to the full cost of undergraduate education. This scholarship is currently restricted to UWC students and non-U.S. Citizens. Additional benefits include participating in the UF Honors program. Contact the program director, Mr. Bill Kalb, for more information.

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Currently Enrolled Students

Student Financial Affairs

The Office of Student Financial Affairs (SFA) gives a scholarship search engine that provides data on stipends for UF students.

Honors Program

The Honors program provides selected scholarships for currently registered Honors students for travel and other assistance. In addition, the Honors program assists students interested in applying for a postgraduate scholarship for postgraduate and postgraduate study programs such as Goldwater, Truman, Udal or Rhodes Scholarship programs.

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Colleges and Academic Departments

We have scholarships to offer students currently enrolled in multiple college and academic departments on campus. Contact your college's advisor or dean's office for more information.

Transfer Students

The Office of Undergraduate Affairs offers two dedicated scholarships for students moving to Florida.

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International Students

The office offers a very limited number of scholarships for international newcomers. Admitted international freshmen will be considered for one of the scholarships outside the above listed states. International students can get additional funding for their education on the UFC International Center website.

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Graduate Students

Scholarships are offered to graduate students in multiple colleges and academic departments on campus. Contact your college's advisor or dean's office for more information. Also, the Office of Student Financial Affairs (SFA) provides an online search engine that provides stipend information for UF graduate students.

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