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Find Scholarships Through Student Financial Affairs

Information about scholarships available to UF students can be found on the SFA Scholarship Finder hosted by Student Financial Affairs at www.sfa.ufl.edu .


Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC Scholarships

The university offers scholarships in three military reserve programs. For ROTC scholarship information, please contact the Division of Military Science.

  • Air Force, P.O. Box 118535, Gainesville, FL 32611-8535, (352) 392-1355
  • Army, P.O. Box 118536, Gainesville, FL 32611-8536, (352) 392-2796
  • Navy, P.O. Box 118537, Gainesville, FL 32611-8537, (352) 392-0973

Athletic Scholarships

Students or their high school coach should contact the appropriate UF coach. Students can call (352) 375-4683 or write the University Athletic Association, P.O. Box 14485, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32604, for the names, addresses and phone numbers of UF coaches.


Florida College Transfer Scholarships

The Office of Undergraduate Affairs oversees two transfer scholarship programs for students transferring from a Florida College to the University of Florida. A separate application is required for these scholarships. Additional Information .

Florida College Transfer Academic Scholarship

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 June 15 each year for a scholarship award for the upcoming academic year.

Florida College Transfer Scholarship

UF will offer up to ten 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 Affairs Office. (Note: the student will have to submit a completed FAFSA form available online). 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, race/ethnicity will be considered. Deadline for applying is June 15 each year for a scholarship award for the upcoming academic year.


Florida Bright Futures Scholarship

The Bright Futures Scholarship Program is administered by the Florida Department of Education and is available to graduates of Florida high schools. Application procedures, requirements and amounts are available from your high school guidance office or the Department of Education, (888) 827-2004 toll free.


Lombardi & Stamps Scholars Program

The John V. Lombardi Scholarship and the Penelope W. and E. Roe Stamps IV Leadership Scholar Awards recognize outstanding students from Florida high schools who rank at the top of their class and demonstrate service to the community, extracurricular involvement, leadership and high moral character. The UF Honors Program can provide additional information if you e-mail lombardischolars@ufl.edu . Each Florida high school can nominate up to two students for this award. Application information is available online and must be postmarked by January 31.


Music Scholarships

For information on music scholarships, write to the Department of Music, 130 Music Building, P.O. Box 117900, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7900, or call (352) 392-0223.


Out of State Tuition Scholarships

Recipients are selected from admitted freshmen who are non-Florida residents for tuition purposes. There is not a separate application for these scholarships, as all admitted students who apply by the November 1 priority deadline are considered eligible. The recipients are selected by a committee each spring and will be notified via e-mail and regular mail by the end of March. Due to our very strong freshman class and the limited number of scholarships we are able to award, our committee has a very challenging time making their selections.

There are three tiers of out-of-state scholarships, reducing the out-of-state tuition for selected students.

The dollar amounts are reflective of the awards made to members of the 2013 freshman class:

  • Office of Admissions Alumni Scholarship: $8,000 per year
  • Sunshine Scholarship: $16,000 per year
  • Gator Nation Scholarship: $20,000 per year

Contact the scholarship coordinator in the Office of Admissions, freshman@admissions.ufl.edu or (352) 392-1365 for more information.


Presidential Scholarships

Recipients are selected from admitted freshmen who are Florida residents for tuition purposes. There is not a separate application for these scholarships, as all admitted students who apply by the November 1 priority deadline are considered eligible.

The recipients are selected by a committee each spring and will be notified via e-mail and regular mail by the end of March. Due to our very strong freshman class and the limited number of scholarships we are able to award, our committee has a very challenging time making their selections.

There are three tiers of Presidential Scholarships. The dollar amounts are reflective of the awards made to members of the 2013 freshman class:

  • Presidential Scholarship: $5,000 per year
  • Presidential Gold Scholarship: $8,000 per year
  • Presidential Platinum Scholarship: $10,000 per year

Contact the scholarship coordinator in the Office of Admissions, freshman@admissions.ufl.edu or (352) 392-1365 for more information.


Southern Scholarship Foundation

The Southern Scholarship Foundation supplies housing for academically gifted students who need financial assistance to attend college. Applicants must be Florida residents who are willing to work for their college education and who are willing to share the responsibilities of living cooperatively in a house with other students. The university now has two scholarship houses for men and four for women. Students should contact the Southern Scholarship Foundation , (850) 222-3832.


United World Scholarships

These scholarships, awarded for up to eight semesters, attract academically talented world citizens from the United World College environment to the University of Florida's freshman population. To qualify, a student must have graduated from one of the United World Colleges. Additional information can be obtained from United World Scholarship.


Wentworth Scholarships

Wentworth Scholarships are awarded to outstanding currently enrolled students at UF. To be eligible, students must have completed at least 14 hours of coursework with a 3.75 GPA or above in the fall semester. The application will include an essay. Up to 20 scholarships of $1000.00 each will be awarded. The essay will be an important component of the selection process, as will the difficulty of the student's curriculum; additionally the committee will select students with promise for an exceptional academic career at UF and the likelihood of being competitive for national scholarships, such as Truman, Udall, Goldwater, Fulbright, and others.

Applications will be reviewed in the summer. Scholarship winners will be notified prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Stipends will be awarded in the fall. More Information

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