Scholarship FAQ

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Before you begin the scholarship application process, please review the following questions and answers.

Q: How can I apply for a UCF Alumni scholarship?

A: Scholarship applications are only available through A2O: Access to Opportunities.  Paper applications will not be accepted. 

Q: Can I apply for more than one scholarship?

A: Yes. you may apply for as many scholarships as you are eligible for.

Q: Why can't I see all scholarships in A2O? 

A: You will only see scholarships for which you meet the basic eligiblility requirements.

Q: Are incoming freshman eligible to apply?

A: Yes. Applicant must be accepted to UCF.

Q: Are part-time students eligible to apply?

A: Yes, for those scholarships that do not specify full-time.

Q: Are UCF employees or family members eligible to apply?

A: Yes.

Q: What are the GPA requirements for scholarships?

A: Each scholarship may require a different GPA. Please refer to the scholarship details in A2O for specifics.

Q: As a incoming freshman, I don't have a UCF GPA yet. What should I submit for GPA?

A: You can use your high school GPA.

Q: How is class standing determined?

A: Class standing is calculated by the number of credit hours: freshman (0-29), sophomore (30-59), junior (60-89), senior (90+). Graduate students are those that already have an undergraduate degree.

Q: Who can write my recommendation letter(s)?

A: Recommendation letter(s) can be written by faculty members, advisors, employers, etc. Letter(s) written by family members will not be considered.

Q: How do I submit recommendation letter(s)?

A: You must submit the recommendation letter(s) via A2O. You will be prompted to upload the file while submitting your application online. Recommendation letter(s) submitted via email or mail will not be considered.

Q: I don't have my recommendation letter(s) yet. Can I still apply?

A: You can begin your application and save it until you're ready to submit. Incomplete applications will not be considered, so make sure to upload the recommendation letter(s) before submitting.

 Q: Do I have to complete the Activities Summary to apply?

A: Yes. You must complete the activities summary document and upload it when prompted when completing the online form. You can find the activities summary document can be found here.

Q: Can I edit my application once it is submitted?

 A: No, once you have submitted the appliation is final.

Q: Will you accept applications after midnight on the cut-off date?

A: No, all scholarship applications must be submitted by midnight on the due date. 

Q: Who selects the scholarship recipients?

A: A committee made up of faculty and staff selects the scholarship recipients.

Q: When will scholarship recipients be notified?

A: All scholarship recipients will receive notice in August.

Q: When will scholarships be awarded?

Scholarships are awarded for the fall and spring semesters only. Awards are typically disbersed in September and February.

Disbursement of awards is contingent upon enrollment and GPA verification following Add/Drop each semester.  

Q: I'm taking summer classes. Can I receive my scholarship early?

A: No. 


Questions? Call 407.823.2586 or email [email protected].

Go to the scholarships page.









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