The College of Public Health and Health Professions offers several scholarships to eligible students.

Who can apply for college scholarships?

  • Graduate and professional students and undergraduate junior and senior students in the Bachelor of Health Science (all tracks) or Bachelor of Public Health programs. (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.
  • Applicants must have a FAFSA on file.

Students applying for college scholarships will be considered for ALL available scholarships, including available funding not listed here. Students interested in applying for the UF Health Shands Auxiliary Scholarship must do so separately.

Please note that additional funding may be available to graduate level students. Contact the department or program director for information.

If you have questions regarding your financial aid in general, please contact:

  • Juniors, Seniors, Graduate students and Professionals: PHHP Financial Aid Coordinator at (352) 273-6115 or by email:
  • Freshmen and Sophomores: UF Financial Aid Office located in Criser Hall at (352) 392-1275.

College Scholarships

The application period for the 2020-2021 academic year opens November 2, 2020 and closes April 2, 2021 at 12:01 AM. College scholarships are awarded at the end the Spring semester. The UF Health Shands Auxiliary Scholarship is disbursed as one lump sum payment in August.

Questions regarding College scholarships? Contact Dr. Michael Moorhouse at or Candice Vogtle at or 352-273-6377.

Information on external awards and other helpful links for obtaining information about possible external aid may be found here.    

PHHP Scholarships Application

UF Health Shands Auxiliary Scholarship Application

Michelle Brooks Yates Endowment Fund in Honor of Wilma S. Brooks
Who is eligible: New or continuing graduate and professional students. Self-nominations and faculty nominations are accepted.

Criteria: Students will be selected based on the following order of priority
1. Former undergraduate Florida Opportunity Scholars who are conducting or who will be focusing their future research in obesity and/or nutrition.
2. Former undergraduate Florida Opportunity Scholars regardless of research interest.
3. Students who have research interests in obesity and nutrition but are not currently conducting obesity/nutrition research
4. Students who would best benefit from financial assistance
Judson A. Clements Memorial Scholarship
Who is eligible: Graduate students, professional students and undergraduate juniors and seniors

Criteria: Financial need and strong community leadership. Preference will be given to applicants who have lived or worked in Duval County.
Anna F. Gutekunst Scholarship
Who is eligible: Juniors, seniors, graduate, and professional students involved in service activities or having recently completed service activities will be considered.
Both self-nominations and nominations by others are acceptable, but 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
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
Sam and Connie Holloway Endowed Scholarship
Who is eligible: Undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
1. Evidence of current college leadership experience. Leadership experience must include either (1) leadership within the college, such as on college affiliated organizations or college-sponsored activities, or (2) leadership that directly benefits the college.
2. Evidence of professional promise, including leadership, such as: 1) participation in student departmental activities; 2) leadership achievements in the Community and University; and/or 3) exceptional clinical or other related professional development activities enhancing leadership skills.
3. Strong academic record
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.
Please note that in addition to completing the online application, you will also need to complete and submit the UF Health Shands Auxiliary Scholarship Form .