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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.
Please note:  Juniors, Seniors, Graduate students and Professionals, for general financial aid information please contact Loucha Simon-Francios, PHHP Financial Aid Coordinator, at 352 273-6115.

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

Questions regarding College scholarships? Contact Dr. Kenneth Logan at klogan@ufl.edu or Ms. Katie Sharp at esharp@phhp.ufl.edu or 352-294-4981.

Application Instructions for College Scholarships


Ronald J. Spitznagel Service Fellowship in Health Sciences
Who is eligible: Graduate and professional students with more than 50 hours of volunteer service
Criteria: Service and Academic Excellence
Applications due: April 4

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

  1. Complete the PHHP_Financial_Aid_Application_Final_2013-2014
  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:
    Ms. Katie Sharp
    PHHP Dean’s Office, Room 4116
    PO Box 100185
    Gainesville, FL 32610
    NOTE: Only hard-copy application packets will be accepted

Judson A. Clements Memorial Scholarship
Who is eligible: Graduate students, professional students and undergraduate juniors and seniors
Criteria: Financial need and strong community leadership
Applications due: April 4

To apply for Judson A. Clements Memorial Scholarship:

  1. Complete PHHP_Financial_Aid_Application_2013-2014
  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:
    Ms. Katie Sharp
    PHHP Dean’s Office, Room 4116
    PO Box 100185
    Gainesville, FL 32610
    NOTE: Only hard-copy application packets will be accepted

Shands at UF Auxiliary Scholarship
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, and who will 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
Applications due: April 4

To apply for Shands at UF Auxiliary Scholarship:

  1. Complete PHHP_Financial_Aid_Application_2013-2014
  2. Complete Shands at UF Auxiliary scholarship application form
  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:
    Ms. Katie Sharp
    PHHP Dean’s Office, Room 4116
    PO Box 100185
    Gainesville, FL 32610
    NOTE: Only hard-copy application packets will be accepted

Questions regarding UF financial aid status or loans? Contact UF Financial Aid Office located in Criser Hall, P.O. Box 114025 Gainesville, FL 32611 Ph.  352.392.1275

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.

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: www.orau.gov/dhsed/
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.opm.gov/
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/finances-and-funding/financial-aid

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/