Scholarships

The college awards more than $200,000 in scholarships annually, in amounts ranging from $500 to $2,000 per award. Scholarship applications are open January-February with award funds disbursed during the following Fall semester. The Scholarship Committee will make recommendations on each merit-based scholarship based on applicant qualifications and donor-stipulated conditions.

If you are a donor or alumni who wishes to make a scholarship gift to the college, or have questions about disbursements please contact our development team.


Important Notes About Scholarships

  • Please review eligibility requirements for undergraduate or graduate scholarships. Applicants who do NOT meet the minimum eligibility requirements will not be reviewed.
  • Submission of the single HHP scholarship application will allow a student to be reviewed for approximately 100 different scholarships facilitated by the college. For a listing of scholarships offered through the college and/or UF, please use the scholarship search database found on the Student Finanical Affairs site.
  • If a student changes their major outside of the College or leaves the University for any reason between the time they receive notification of the award and the financial award disbursement date, the recognition and financial award will be forfeited. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the College immediately of any change.
  • Scholarship funds will be disbursed approximately 6 weeks after the start of the fall semester. 
  • Attendance at the Fall Scholarship Convocation is strongly encouraged for all award recipients.

Application Process

  • The deadline for all application materials is February 9, 2022 by 4:00pm. This is a STRICT deadline and applications/resumes received on or after 4:01pm will NOT be considered.
  • Complete the HHP Scholarship Application which includes:
    • A personal statement (2500 character limit including spaces) submitted via the online application: Please describe your academic and career goals and how your experience at UF/HHP has helped you prepare to achieve these goals.  Discuss how any personal experiences or campus involvement has impacted or influenced your career goals (student organizations, leadership opportunities, research, community service, etc.).
    • Submission of your current resume (CV for Doctoral students) in PDF or Word format via the online application submission. Failure to submit a resume/CV will void your application.
  • Incomplete or late applications will NOT be accepted. 
  • All award notifications will be sent via email no later than May 30, 2022.

If you have questions about the application process or eligibility requirements, please email Sarah Eberhart at seberhart@ufl.edu.

Review Process

Applications are reviewed by the college scholarship committee which is comprised of faculty representatives from each of the four HHP departments as well as Dean's Office staff members. Applicants are evaluated based on their application, personal statement and resume/CV information. Applicants are scored in the following areas: leadership, service, research and personal statement. Awards are determined based on scholarship criteria for each award. Current HHP awards can be found here: sfa.ufl.edu/search


 Eligibility Requirements for Scholarship Applicants

Undergraduate

  • Health and Human Performance major
  • Enrolled full-time (minimum 12 credits per semester)
  • Minimum 3.0 UF GPA
  • Have successfully completed a minimum of one semester at UF at time of application.

Note: Students completing the combined degree (4/1) program should apply for undergraduate scholarships.

Graduate/Professional

  • Health and Human Performance major
  • Enrolled full-time (minimum of 9 credits per semester)
  • Minimum 3.0 UF GPA
  • Have successfully completed a minimum of one semester at UF at time of application.


Departmental Awarding process for the Latin American-Caribbean (LAC) Scholarship

Overview

The Latin American-Caribbean (LAC) Scholarship allows students who are citizens of a Latin American or Caribbean country to be classified as residents for tuition purposes. For additional information about this scholarship, please see the UFIC website link provided in the Resources section of this document.

The College will fund one recipient per department for the LAC Scholarship at a time. The recipient may be either an undergraduate or a graduate student. Each recipient is eligible to receive funding for up to four semesters at $500 per semester ($2,000 total). The semesters in which the scholarship is awarded do not need to be consecutive. Academic eligibility must be evaluated each semester by the department to determine if funding can continue.

Requirements for academic eligibility: 

  • The student must be in good academic standing. HHP defines good academic standing as earning a minimum 3.0 UF GPA (cumulative).
  • The student must be enrolled full-time during the semester in which the scholarship is to be awarded. Full-time status is determined as 12 credit hours for undergraduate students and 9 credit hours for graduate students

Resources

Additional LAC Scholarship information is provided on the UFIC website: internationalcenter.ufl.edu/latin-american-caribbean-lac-scholarship.

Procedure

  1. The student must contact the departmental advisor with the request for LAC funding consideration at least 60 days prior to the start of the term in which the scholarship is to be awarded.
  2. The department will confirm the student’s academic eligibility in SIS using the criteria above. 
  3. If the student is academically eligible to receive the scholarship, then the department will verify if funds are available from the College. 
  4. The student must submit a personal statement of no more than one page (single-spaced, size 12 font) addressing how they meet the citizenship and academic requirements for the scholarship. The student must also include how the funds will benefit them. 
  5. The department will complete the Award Letter (must be signed by the Department Chair) and submit it to the College for approval. 
  6. The Award Letter is signed by the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and returned to the department. 
  7. The department provides the signed Award Letter to the student who must send it by email to Jan Hardin at jhardin@ufic.ufl.edu
  8. On the day final grades are available, the departmental advisor verifies that the student maintained the minimum required cumulative UF GPA and full-time enrolment. If the student completed all credits with a final grade and retained a minimum 3.0 cumulative UF GPA , then funding can continue (repeat steps 5-7 for the next semester).