Scholarships

The College of Undergraduate Studies and the Division of Teaching and Learning award scholarships to UCF undergraduate students who demonstrate academic achievement, community activism. All eligible students are encourage to apply via UCF’s A2O scholarship website.

Applications will be accepted from Jan. 21 to March 31, 2019

Michael ’15MS and Pamela ’85, ’95MA, ’00Ed.S Ferrante established the Ferrante Family LGBTQ Scholarship in recognition of UCF’s commitment to the LGBTQ student community. The scholarship annually awards $1,000 to an undergraduate who identifies as a member of the  LGBTQ community and exhibits academic excellence through their coursework and academic endeavors. The scholarship recipient will receive $500 in the fall and spring semesters.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicant must be enrolled at UCF as a part-time or full-time undergraduate student in any major.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who identify as LGBTQ and exhibit academic achievement.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Write a brief essay outlining the academic learning opportunities do you participate in beyond your coursework (e.g., internship or undergraduate research). (150 word maximum)
  • Please write an essay about your educational goals and career aspirations. (500 word maximum)

The criteria for awarding the scholarship will be consistent with the guidelines established by the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Applications will be accepted from Jan. 21 to March 31, 2019

Dr. Martin Dupuis, associate dean of the Burnett Honors College, and Mr. Michael Dively, community activist and philanthropist, established the Dively-Dupuis LGBTQ Scholarship in 2017. The scholarship annually awards $1,400 to a high-achieving undergraduate who demonstrates leadership and activism within the LGBTQ community. The scholarship recipient will receive $700 in the fall and spring semesters.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Full-time UCF undergraduate student who demonstrates leadership and activism within the UCF LGBTQ community, as well as locally, nationally and/or internationally
  • A cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.5
  • Preference will be given to juniors and seniors

APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • An essay that shares your personal, educational and career goals (300 word maximum)
  • An essay illustrating your current leadership and activism—as well as your future plans—within the LGBTQ+ community (500 word maximum)
  • Two reference letters including the individuals’ names, phone numbers and email addresses

The criteria for awarding the scholarship will be consistent with the guidelines established by the UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance.

The 2018-19 scholarship has been awarded

Dr. Lynn Berringer established the Dr. O.M. “Budd” Berringer Pre-Health Professions Scholarship to honor her late husband, Dr. Budd Berringer. He was a beloved professor in the Department of Molecular and Microbiology and a Pre-Health advisor. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing a professional degree in the health professions and has received guidance from a Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicant must be enrolled at UCF as a degree holding or undergrad student of at least a Junior standing in a subject area that will lead to a professional degree in health professions.
  • Applicant must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicant must be under advisement with the Pre-Health and Pre-Law advising department. (i.e., applicant must have previously met with a Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advisor).

APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Documentation that you have been actively working with the pre-health office.

The criteria for awarding the scholarship will be consistent with the guidelines established by the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Applications will be accepted from Jan. 21 to March 31, 2019

The John and Mary Ellen Upperco scholarship has been established by their four sons; John Jr., Peter, Mark, Daniel and their families. Growing up in a family that emphasized life-long learning and the importance of a college education, John and Mary Ellen wanted their sons to each earn a college degrees. The scholarship was developed so deserving, qualified students can have an opportunity to achieve their educational goals and the Upperco family can pass on the gift of learning to future generations.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicant must be enrolled at UCF as a part-time or full-time undergraduate student.
  • Applicant will be considered on merit, based on state defined 2.5 GPA requirements for merit-based aid.
  • Applicant will be a graduate of a Central Florida high school in the county of Orange, Osceola, Seminole or Lake.
  • Preference will be given to graduates of William R. Boone High School.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Please write an essay on your educational goals and career aspirations (500 word maximum)

The criteria for awarding the scholarship will be consistent with the guidelines established by the Office of Student Financial Assistance.