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Scholarships

The College of Public Health and Health Professions offers scholarships to eligible students. The scholarships typically range from $200 to $1,000. In addition, some loans are available through the college.

Contacts for General Financial Aid Information: 

Juniors, Seniors, Graduate students and Professionals Erica Alexander, PHHP Financial Aid Coordinator, at (352) 273-6115.

Freshman and Sophomores UF Financial Aid Office located in Criser Hall at (352) 392-1275.

Who can apply for college scholarships?

  • All graduate and professional students in the college who meet the criteria stated below
  • Undergraduate junior and senior students in the Bachelor of Health Science program
  • Please note: Undergraduate freshmen and sophomore students are not eligible for college aid
  • All applicants must be in good academic standing in their current program of study

Questions regarding College scholarships? Contact Dr. Kenneth Logan at klogan@ufl.edu or Candice Vogtle at cvogtle@phhp.ufl.edu or 352-273-6377.

 

Application Instructions for College Scholarships

Ronald J. Spitznagel Service Fellowship in Health Sciences

Applications due: February 10, 2017

Who is eligible: Graduate and professional students with more than 50 hours of volunteer service

Criteria: Service and Academic Excellence

To apply for the Ronald J. Spitznagel Service Fellowship in Health Science:

  1. Complete the PHHP Spitznagel Service Fellowship Application-2017
  2. Prepare a resume
  3. Write a one to two-page statement on the importance of service in your life
  4. Provide documentation of at least 50 hours of service verified by the site supervisor(s)
  5. Provide a letter of support from each site where service hours were completed
  6. Send all of the above to:
    Candice Vogtle
    PHHP Dean’s Office, Room 4113
    PO Box 100185
    Gainesville, FL 32610
    NOTE: Only hard-copy application packets will be accepted

Judson A. Clements Memorial Scholarship

Applications due: February 10, 2017

Who is eligible: Graduate students, professional students and undergraduate juniors and seniors

Criteria: Financial need and strong community leadership

To apply for the Judson A. Clements Memorial Scholarship:

  1. Complete PHHP Financial Aid Application 2017
  2. Prepare a resume
  3. Write a letter of application describing your background and explaining how you meet the scholarship criteria.
  4. Send all of the above to:
    Candice Vogtle
    PHHP Dean’s Office, Room 4113
    PO Box 100185
    Gainesville, FL 32610
    NOTE: Only hard-copy application packets will be accepted

Michelle Brooks-Yeats Scholarship

Applications due: February 10, 2017

Who is eligible: New or continuing graduate students and professional students in the college are eligible to apply. Both self-nominations and faculty nominations will be accepted.

Criteria: While all PHHP graduate students in good standing are eligible, students will be selected based on the following order of priority, with #1 being students given highest consideration (i.e. selected for the award)

  1. Students who were undergraduate Florida Opportunity Scholars who are conducting research related to obesity and/or nutrition
  2. Students who were undergraduate Florida Opportunity Scholars who are focusing their research interests in obesity and nutrition but do not have a research project underway
  3. Students who were undergraduate Florida Opportunity Scholars regardless of research interest
  4. Students who have research interests in obesity and nutrition but are not currently conducting obesity/nutrition research and who are not Florida Opportunity Scholars
  5. Students who would best benefit from financial assistance

Note: If more than one individual meets a criterion as described in #3 above, students with the greatest financial need within that category will be selected.

To apply for the Michelle Brooks-Yeats Scholarship:

  1. Complete PHHP Financial Aid Application 2017
  2. Documentation providing evidence that the student meets the criteria listed above (e.g. verification of FOS status; letter from research mentor verifying research involvement, etc.)
  3. Brief statement regarding how this scholarship would benefit the student’s research, academics, or overall college situation
  4. Send all of the above to:
    Candice Vogtle
    PHHP Dean’s Office, Room 4113
    PO Box 100185
    Gainesville, FL 32610
    NOTE: Only hard-copy application packets will be accepted

Anna F. Gutekunst Scholarship

Applications due: February 10, 2017

All PHHP juniors, seniors, graduate, and professional students involved in service activities or having recently completed service activities will be considered.

Note: Although both self-nominations and nominations by others are acceptable, preference will be given to those nominated by others.  Nominations are accepted from faculty, staff, students, and peers and supervisors in community service organizations.

Criteria: Service and Academic Excellence

  1. Service activities can be provided through the University of Florida, UF Health/Shands, and/or other community organizations
  2. First preference will be given to students who are actively involved in student organizations associated with the College. These include college-wide organizations (e.g. College Council), program specific organizations (e.g. LEAP), and local chapters of organizations directly linked to our academic majors (e.g. SPTA. SOTA, etc.)
  3. If there are no qualified students who have made service contributions to the college (i.e. for students not involved in PHHP related organizations), second preference will be given to those involved in health related service activities
  4. Service activities provided as part of a course or continuing education program for which the student receives credit will not count
  5. Length of involvement, level of responsibility, and types of contributions will be considered in final decisions
  6. If more than one applicant meets the above criteria and a particular student does not clearly stand out based on service contributions, preference will be given to the student or students with greatest financial need

To apply for the Anna F. Gutekunst Scholarship:

  1. Complete PHHP Financial Aid Application 2017
  2. Copy of the student’s vita or other documentation clearly indicating the type and amount of service involvement
  3. Letter of nomination addressing the student’s contributions, to include types of activities, role(s) the student engaged in, length of time the student is/was involved, and realized or potential  impact
  4. Send all of the above to:
    Candice Vogtle
    PHHP Dean’s Office, Room 4113
    PO Box 100185
    Gainesville, FL 32610
    NOTE: Only hard-copy application packets will be accepted

UF Health Shands Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

Applications due: February 10,2017

Who is eligible: Graduate students, professional students and undergraduate juniors and seniors who have completed one semester of coursework in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. Students must also be enrolled full-time during the entire period in which the scholarship funds are granted (fall and spring semesters of next academic year).

Criteria: Financial need, average or better grades, strong faculty endorsement, strong commitment to the ideals and endeavors of his/her profession

To apply for UF Health Shands Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship:

  1. Complete PHHP Financial Aid Application 2017
  2. Complete UF Health Shands Auxiliary Scholarship Form 2017
  3. Prepare a resume
  4. Get a letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  5. Write a letter of application describing your background and explaining how you meet the scholarship criteria
  6. Send all of the above to:
    Candice Vogtle
    PHHP Dean’s Office, Room 4113
    PO Box 100185
    Gainesville, FL 32610
    NOTE: Only hard-copy application packets will be accepted

College Loans

Shands Auxiliary Loan: emergency short-term loan for graduate and undergraduate students

Kellogg Loan: emergency short-term loan for graduate students in the Health Services Research, Management and Policy degree programs

External Financial Aid

Financial aid also is available from a variety of sources external to the college. For information on the following, go to the referenced website.

Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship: http://www.newcombefoundation.org/scholarship_ddf.html
Provides support for up to 12 months of full time dissertation writing for students engaged in a significant study of ethical or religious values in all areas of human endeavor.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships: http://africa.ufl.edu/academics-programs/graduate-studies/flas-fellowships/
Provides stipends for the study of African languages.

Fulbright Program: www.iie.org/fulbright/
Awards for international research includes all disciples at all levels before PhD. Guidelines differ for each country so consult Fulbright handbook and website.

Gareth Kerr Memorial Award: http://shcc.ufl.edu/about/
Given to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate a significant commitment to area related to health.

Homeland Security Scholarship and Fellowship: http://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/health-science
U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides awards to students interested in basic science and technology. Areas of study include: physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences.

J. Wayne Reitz Undergraduate Scholars Program: http://www.ufsa.ufl.edu/students/honors_awards_scholarships/reitz_scholars/
Annual scholarship to recognize students with records of high levels of academic achievement and leadership and service.

Jeanne Moran Foundation:
The Jeanne Moran Foundation provides a minimum of $1,000 per semester to women pursuing secondary education in health professions with the intention of practicing in the Central Florida area. Emphasis is given for students serving in a primary care capacity.

National Science Foundation Fellowships: www.nsf.gov/
NSF provides 3 years of support for graduate work leading to a research-based masters or doctoral degree in the fields of science, math or engineering. Intended for students in the early stages of study.

Presidential Management Fellowship: http://www.pmf.gov/becomeapmf/index.aspx
A 2 year program for graduate students with an interest in a career in the leadership and management of public policy and programs.

Rotary International: www.rotary.org/
For juniors planning to study abroad as a post-baccalaureate student.

Soros New American Fellowship: www.pdsoros.org
Up to 2 years of graduate study in the US. For students who are 1) resident aliens, 2) naturalized US citizen or 3) the child of 2 parents who are naturalized citizens.

Truman Scholarship Foundation: http://www.truman.gov/
For students at the junior level preparing for a career in government or another area of public service. Students should be active in community service and campus leadership.

Helpful Links for External Aid

UF Foundation:
http://www.uff.ufl.edu/scholarships/scholarshiplisting.asp

www.uff.ufl.edu/scholarships/gatorclubs.asp
www.uff.ufl.edu/scholarships/WomensClub.asp
www.uff.ufl.edu/scholarships/generaluniversity.asp

UF Honors Office:
www.honors.ufl.edu/scholarships.html

UF Dean of Students Office:
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/

UF Student Financial Affairs:
www.sfa.ufl.edu/

UF Graduate School
http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/prospective-students/funding/

Students with Disabilities
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/drc/

American Occupational Therapy Foundation
http://www.aota.org/About.aspx

American Occupational Therapy Association
http://www.aota.org/en/Education-Careers/Find-School/Aid/Scholarships.aspx

American Physical Therapy Foundation
http://www.apta.org/

American Speech, Language and Hearing Association
http://www.asha.org/

Hispanic Students
http://www.hispanicfund.org/