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Thank you for your interest in the College of Education Scholarships.

At this time we are accepting applications for:

  FRESHMEN 
The James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2015

Available to: Full-time first-year freshmen in the College of Education; preference given to students who demonstrate financial need

 Requires: Pursuit of a degree in elementary or early childhood education with the intent to teach at the elementary level

  •   Amount to be awarded:        8 @ $5,850 toward cost of attendance

Download the 2015-16 James Patterson Scholarships Application via (pdf) or via (Word)

  JUNIORS 
Florida Fund for Minority Teachers

 Deadline: August 1 for Fall; November 15 for Spring.

 Offers: $2,000 per semester for two years (four semesters) and in special circumstances can be extended an additional year.

 Available to: African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian-American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaskan undergraduates.

 Requirements: Applicant must:

  1.  be a Florida resident,
  2. have a minimum 2.5 GPA,
  3. be newly admitted into the teacher education program (or have no more than 18 upper-division education credits),
  4. maintain a GPA of 2.5 each semester while in the scholarship program and
  5. teach one year in a Florida public school for each year that she or he receives the scholarship.

 For more information and to download an application please visit www.ffmt.org or contact the Office of Recruitment, Retention and Multicultural Affairs, Room G-415 Norman Hall, College of Education, Gainesville, FL 32611, (352) 273-4367.

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The January 17, 2014 deadline for completing the General Scholarship Application for the 2014-2015 academic year has passed. 

Please visit this website in November 2014 to learn how to apply for the 2015-2016 school year.

Please check back periodically for updates.

Thank you.

 

 Application Deadline: Friday, January 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM
All scholarship application materials must be submitted to Ron Wright, Scholarship Coordinator, Office of Student Services, G-416 Norman Hall, College of Education, Gainesville, FL 32611 by Friday, January 17, 2014 at 5:00PM. INCOMPLETE and LATE applications will not be considered for selection.

General Information

The College of Education awards scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students through an annual scholarship selection process. Eligibility for individual awards is determined by the College of Education based on a student’s Fall 2014 classification. Students who will be enrolled in Fall 2014 or have applied for admission in Fall 2014 are eligible to apply for College of Education Scholarships.

All information submitted will be verified and only complete applications will be considered.

Application Instructions

One scholarship application will qualify students to be considered for all College of Education Scholarships. A complete scholarship application includes:

  • Application form: (pdf) or (word
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae:  include educational qualifications, work experience, teaching experience, leadership positions held, professional activities, scholarships and awards
  • A 500 – 750 word essay (typed, double-spaced):  respond to the following:  Specify your career goals and how your study at the University of Florida relates to those goals. Include evidence of your interest in, commitment to, and/or potential for leadership in the field of education.  Identify your essay with your name and UFID.
  • Two Scholarship Recommendation forms: (pdf) or (word) from current or former professors, employers, or others who know you well (recommendations from family members will not be accepted)
  • Official transcripts:  students not currently enrolled at the University of Florida
  • Identify Scholarship(s):  applicant must identify on the application specific scholarship(s) for which you are eligible.  Applications with all scholarships selected will be returned to the applicant.
  • Students who would like to be considered for the Dr. James L. Wattenbarger Fellowship or the J. W. Martin and A. M. Martin Phillips Scholarship Fund should note the additional application requirements.

**Several scholarships require demonstration of financial need. In order to be eligible for these awards, students must also submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the FAFSA web site http://www.fafsa.ed.gov as soon as possible after January 1, 2014, but NO LATER than February 3, 2014.**

Notification of Selection

All College of Education Scholarship applicants will be notified of a decision, March 5 – 7, 2014. Students who are selected to receive a College of Education Scholarship will be invited to attend the Recognition Banquet as a guest of the Dean. All College of Education Scholarship funds are available and distributed in the Fall 2014 term, unless noted otherwise.

Questions

Contact Ron Wright at 273-4380 or ronw@ufl.edu with any questions about the scholarship process.


 
Scholarships for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
 

 
 

Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

Minority Scholarships

 

Scholarships available to UNDERGRADUATE students only

 Lancaster Scholarship

 Available to: Undergraduates admitted to a professional teacher education program in the College of Education.

 Requires:  Full-time enrollment in the College of Education at the University of Florida.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       2 @ $1,000

 J. W. Martin and A. M. Martin Phillips Scholarship Fund
Must demonstrate financial need to qualify for this scholarship.

 Available to: Full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree in education at the University of Florida. Preference given to students who attended high school in Alachua county (must submit copy of diploma or official high school transcripts).

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       8 @ $4,000

 Mary Bradshaw Wood Award

Available to: Undergraduate students in the College of Education.

Requires:  Admission to or full-time enrollment in an undergraduate program in the College of Education at the University of Florida.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $500

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Scholarships available to UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE students

 John F. and Marjorie J. Alexander Scholarship
Must demonstrate financial need to qualify for this scholarship.

 Available to: Undergraduate and graduate students seeking a degree in the College of Education. First preference given to first generation college students.

 Requires: Minimum 2.5 GPA for students applying after the freshman year.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $1,000

 Everett L. Holden and Marian G. Holden Memorial Scholarship Fund
Must demonstrate financial need to qualify for this scholarship.

 Available to: Graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Education.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:      
    • Undergraduate:       2 @ $1,000
    • Graduate:                  6 @ $3,000

 Norman F. Nelson Fellowship Fund
Must demonstrate financial need to qualify for this scholarship.

 Available to: Undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $1,500

  William T. Phelps Scholarship Fund

 Available to: Full-time ProTeach students in Elementary education.

 Requires:  Admission to or full-time enrollment in a professional teacher education program in the College of Education at the University of Florida.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:      
    • Undergraduate:       2 @ $2,000
    • Graduate:                  5 @ $4,000

   Margaret Rosenberger Annual Scholarship Fund

Available to: Undergraduate or graduate students studying Elementary Education in the College of Education. 

Requires: Admission to or full-time enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program in the College of Education at the University of Florida. 

  • Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $500 

 Ralph D. Turlington Scholarship and Fellowship Fund

 Available to: Full-time graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Education.

  • Amount to be Awarded:      
    • Undergraduate:      1 @ $2,000
    • Graduate:                  3 @ $2,000

 Evelyn L. Wenzel Memorial Scholarship Fun
Must demonstrate financial need to qualify for this scholarship.

 Available to:  Students pursuing a degree in the College of Education.

  • Amount to be Awarded:      
    • Undergraduate:      1 @ $2,000
    • Graduate:                 2 @ $4,000

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Scholarships available to GRADUATE students only

 Barbara and Richard Anderson Scholarship

 Available to: Graduate students entering the College of Education. First preference given to graduates of or employees of Florida Gateway College (formerly Lake City Community College). Second preference given to students from Baker, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist or Union counties. Third preference given to residents of Florida entering the College of Education.

  •  Amount to be awarded:       1 @ $1,000

 Dr. Frank C. and Juliette D. Bolser Memorial Fellowship

 Available to:  Students who have a degree in mathematics and are pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics education with the intent to teach mathematics in the public school system.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $5,000

 Glenda Ward Caro Fellowship in Education

 Available to: Graduate Students in the College of Education.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $1,000

 Denton L. and Vivian H. Cook Scholarship

 Available to: Graduate students in teacher education programs in the College of Education. Graduates of the public high schools of Plant City, Mt. Dora and Clermont are to be given scholarship preference.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       2 @ $1,000

 Lincoln and Lillian Hall in Memory of Albert G. Hall Fellowship Fund

 Available to: Early childhood and elementary education graduate students.

 Requires: Admission to or full-time enrollment in the Early Childhood or Elementary Education ProTeach programs in the College of Education.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       3 @ $2,000

 Dr. Clemons Lester Hallman Fellowship

 Available to: Graduate students in the College of Education preparing for teaching or teacher education in one of the following three areas: 1) Bilingual education, 2) Foreign Language education, or 3) ESOL education.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $1,500

 Vernice Law Hearn Scholarship

 Available to: Full-time ProTeach graduate students in Early Childhood, Elementary, or Special Education.

 Requires: Admission to or full-time enrollment in a professional teacher education program in the College of Education at the University of Florida.

  • Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $2,000

 Charles A. and Alma A. Hoffman Scholarship
Must demonstrate financial need to qualify for this scholarship.

 Available to: Full-time graduate students preparing to teach mathematics at the middle or secondary level.

  • Amount to be Awarded:       2 @ $2,000

  Maxwell and Doris King Scholarship

 Available to:  Distance education students seeking a degree in the Leadership Educational Administration Doctorate (LEAD) in Higher Education Administration; based on scholastic merit.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       2 @ $1,000

 Karen Koegel Annual Scholarship

 Available to:  Graduate students in Special Education

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $1,000

 Elizabeth Larsen Graduate Memorial Scholarship

 Available to: Full-time ProTeach graduate students in Early Childhood, Elementary, or Special Education.

 Requires: Admission to or full-time enrollment in a professional teacher education program in the College of Education at the University of Florida

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       8 @ $4,000

  Elizabeth and William F. Leonard Endowment Scholarship

 Available to: Full-time Math or Science Education graduate students in the College of Education preparing to teach mathematics or science at the middle or secondary level.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       4 @ $3,000

 Augie Lutz Counselor Education Scholarship

 Available to: Graduate students focusing on Counselor Education in the College of Education.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $1,000

 David and Brian Marshall Scholarship

 Available to:  Graduate students in Counselor Education.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $500

 Dr. Vincent McGuire Scholarship

 Available to: Graduate students in the English ProTeach program in the College of Education.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       2 @ $1,500

 The Stella Meissner Scholarship Fund

 Available to: Graduate students in the College of Education.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $1,000

 The Jessie Hamm Meyer Graduate Award

 Available to: Students in the College of Education who are returning teachers, with first preference to career teachers returning for graduate studies, who plan to study gifted education.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       2 @ $1,000

 The Jamee and Gilbert Miller Fellowship

 Available to:  Graduate students in the ProTeach program with preference given to studedents with an interest in Educational Technology.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $1,500

 Norman and Maggie Nelson Scholarship for Counselor Education

 Available to: Graduate Students focusing on Counselor Education in the College of Education.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $1,000

 J. Ed and Betty Price Scholarship Fund

 Available to:  Graduate students in Counselor Education who plan to work in college level student affairs.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $1,500

 Robert B. Primack Social Foundation for Education Fellowship

 Available to:  Graduate students focusing on Social Foundations/History of Education.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       2 @ $3,000

 Harold Riker Scholarship

 Available to:  Graduate students focusing on Counselor Education.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       2 @ $1,500

 Rosser Family Graduate Scholarship

  Available to: Graduate students in the College of Education.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $2,850

  The Carol Sofarelli Schraml Endowed Scholarship

 Available to:  Students with a minimum 3.25 GPA who are seeking a degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education.  Preference shall be given to students originating from Pinellas or Hillsborough County, or from the state of Florida.  Preference will also be given to those who demonstrate significant community service or, alternatively, employment.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $1,500

 G. Ballard Simmons Memorial Scholarship
Must demonstrate financial need to qualify for this scholarship.

 Available to: Graduate students in the College of Education who received their bachelor’s degree in education.

 Requires: Admission to or full-time enrollment in a graduate professional teacher education program at the University of Florida.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $2,000

 Dr. Walter Smith Scholarship

 Available to:  Graduate level minority students for positions in educational leadership, community college, and university administration.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $1,000

 Michael John Solich Scholarship

 Available to:  Secondary ProTeach Social Studies students.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $1,000

 Robert O. Stripling Scholarship

 Available to:  Counselor Education doctoral students who are future counselors in higher education.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $2,000

 Marjorie Schear Waggoner Fellowship

 Available to: Masters students in Elementary Education. Recipient must be a Florida resident, graduate of a Florida high school, and enrolled in a full-time Masters program in Elementary Education. One-time only award.

  •  Amount to be Awarded:       3 @ $1,000

 Dr. Hannelore Wass Endowed Scholarship

 Available to: Graduate students in the College of Education. Scholarship awarded for the following:

  1.  Graduate students doing research in sex and gender role socialization in school settings and its effects on students’ career aspirations and choices.
  2. Graduate work on developing rationale and practical guidelines for incorporating the study of the human life cycle, including aging and death, into the relevant study areas (e.g., life science, psychology and social studies).
  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $3,000

 Dr. James L. Wattenbarger Fellowship

 Available to: Doctoral students.

 Requires:

  1.  Pursuit of Ed.D. or Ph.D. in Higher Education,
  2. Submission of a proposal of 600 words which may be all or part of a dissertation on a subject which will:
    • Further knowledge of/about community colleges, and
    • Provide a basis for continued improvement of community colleges.
  •  Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $4,000

Stephanie Kornprobst Wester Endowed Fellowship

 Available to: Graduate students in the College of Education with preference given to students working in collaboration with P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School.

  • Amount to be Awarded:       1 @ $1,000

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Minority Scholarships

 Florida Fund for Minority Teachers

 Deadline: August 1 for Fall; November 15 for Spring.

 Offers: $2,000 per semester for two years (four semesters) and in special circumstances can be extended an additional year.

 Available to: African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian-American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaskan undergraduates.

 Requirements: Applicant must:

  1.  be a Florida resident,
  2. have a minimum 2.5 GPA,
  3. be newly admitted into the teacher education program (or have no more than 18 upper-division education credits),
  4. maintain a GPA of 2.5 each semester while in the scholarship program and
  5. teach one year in a Florida public school for each year that she or he receives the scholarship.

 For more information and to download an application please visit www.ffmt.org or contact the Office of Recruitment, Retention and Multicultural Affairs, Room G-415 Norman Hall, College of Education, Gainesville, FL 32611, (352) 273-4367.

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