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UCF Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving Scholarships

Apply through A2O Access to Opportunities

 

Paper applications will NOT be accepted. Scholarship applications are only available online through the A2O: Access to Opportunities portal. You will only see scholarships for which you meet the basic eligibility requirements. Criteria used to determine eligibility includes, but is not limited to: GPA, class standing, academic program and campus involvement. If you do not see a particular scholarship, you do not meet one or more of the basic eligibility requirements (refer to FAQ for more information). The scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year have been awarded and recipients have been notified through A2O. Please reapply for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

 

One $2,000 award to a UCF student with senior class standing in fall. This scholarship was established by the FTU 25-year reunion class of 1973.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

 

  1. Have a minimum overall 3.5 GPA AND
  2. Have senior class standing (90+ credit hours) in fall AND
  3. Demonstrate outstanding service to the university through leadership positions in Student Government, honor organizations, campus organizations and offices, etc. AND/OR
  4. Demonstrate outstanding service to the community through leadership roles in impactful volunteer service projects AND/OR
  5. Exemplify leadership skills within exceptional work experiences.

 

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

 

  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)
  • Activities Summary – Download the activities summary.

Up to three $500 award(s) to a UCF student(s) of any class standing who has served in the U.S. military.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

 

  1. Have a minimum overall 3.25 GPA AND
  2. Be enrolled at the university as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in fall AND
  3. Be a U.S. military veteran who was discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
    (Note: Preference may be given to applicants who served in theaters of combat operations.)

 

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

 

 

 

One scholarship, up to $1,000, granted to a non-traditional UCF student(s) of junior class standing (60-89 credit hours) in fall who is conquering personal or family challenges.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

 

  1. Have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA AND
  2. Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at UCF with junior class standing (60-89 credit hours) in fall AND
  3. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) AND
  4. Be a non-traditional student who is conquering personal or family challenges (e.g., single parent, student serving as head of household with children, student returning to college later in life after overcoming personal adversities, students dealing with unusual circumstances that prevented him/her from pursuing his/her degree at an earlier time in life, etc.).

 

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

 

  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)
  • Activities Summary – Download the activities summary.

 

 

One $1,000 award to a UCF student with sophomore or junior class standing in fall who demonstrates outstanding service to the university through leadership.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

 

  1. Have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA AND
  2. Have sophomore or junior class standing (30-89 credit hours) in fall AND
  3. Demonstrate outstanding service to the University by holding a leadership position in student government, honors organizations, campus organizations, campus offices, etc.

 

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

 

  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)
  • Activities Summary – Download the activities summary.

 

 

Up to six (6) awards up to $5000 each to a UCF undergraduate or graduate student of any class standing who are enrolled at UCF for the fall who exemplify school spirit. Alumni Fellows Scholarships will be awarded as follows:

 

  • One Alumni Fellows Freshman award up to $5000 – Freshman class standing has (0-29 undergraduate credit hours)
  • One Alumni Fellows Sophomore award up to $5000 – Sophomore class standing has (30-59 undergraduate credit hours)
  • One Alumni Fellows Junior award up to $5000 – Junior class standing has (60-89 undergraduate credit hours)
  • One Alumni Fellows Senior award up to $5000 – Senior class standing has (90+ undergraduate credit hours)
  • Two Alumni Fellows Graduate awards up to $5000 each – Graduate Student is any student who already has an undergraduate degree and is enrolled in a masters or doctoral program

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

 

  1. Must have a minimum overall 3.5 GPA AND
  2. Demonstrate well-rounded leadership and involvement at UCF, outstanding service to the local community or exceptional work experience over the last year AND
  3. Must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at UCF for the fall semester.

 

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

 

  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)
  • Activities Summary – Download the activities summary.

 

 

Four (4) awards up to $5,000 each to a UCF undergraduate student(s) of any class standing enrolled at UCF for the fall semester. This special award is given to a student whose parent, grandparent or legal guardian is a UCF graduate. Please provide legacy information (name, date of birth and grad year of parent/grandparent/legal guardian) in your Activities Summary (link below).

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

 

  1. Must have a minimum overall 3.5 GPA AND
  2. Have a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian who is a UCF graduate AND
  3. Demonstrate well-rounded leadership and involvement at UCF, outstanding service to the local community or exceptional work experience over the last year AND
  4. Must be an undergraduate student enrolled at UCF for the fall semester.

 

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

 

  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)
  • Activities Summary – Download the activities summary.

 

One $500 award to a UCF student of any class standing from the Tampa Bay area.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

 

  1. Have a minimum overall 3.5 GPA AND
  2. Be a permanent resident of Pinellas or Hillsborough counties.

 

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

 

  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)
  • Activities Summary – Download the activities summary.

The UCF College of Arts and Humanities Alumni Chapter Scholarship was created to provide financial support for students in the College of Arts and Humanities. One (or more) award(s) up to $500 will be awarded for the next fall term.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

 

  1. Have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA AND
  2. Be a current full-time student enrolled in the College of Arts and Humanities AND
  3. Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at UCF (undergraduate: 12 credit hours/graduate: 9 credit hours) for the fall semester AND
  4. Demonstrate involvement in leadership, community service and/or extracurricular campus activites.

 

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

 

  1. Activities Summary - Download the scholarship activities summary form.
  2. Recommendation Letter - from a person other than a relative (i.e. professor, supervisor, etc.)
  3. Essay of 250 words or less describing how this scholarship will aid in your future successes at UCF.
  4. A completed and submitted scholarship application form via myUCF.

 

APPLY

 

Students can apply for this scholarship using myUCF.

  1. Log on to myUCF
  2. Navigate to: Student Self Service > Scholarship Application > Add a New Application
  3. On the subsequent page, you will see a list of scholarships for which you may be eligible. Choose the link for "CAH Alumni Chapter Scholarship"

 

For more information about the myUCF application process, you can download the Scholarship Application eForm Student Reference guide.

 

 Deadline: Closed

Up to five $1,000 awards to a UCF student enrolled as full-time junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in the College of Business Administration in fall.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

 

  1. Have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA AND
  2. Be junior, senior or graduate student enrolled full-time in the College of Business Administration AND
  3. Demonstrate involvement in leadership, community service and/or extracurricular campus activities AND
  4. Be willing to serve a one-year term on the CBA Executive committee after graduation (if remaining local)

*Preference will be given to children of alumni, 4EVER KNIGHTS members and those showing active involvement in College of Business Administration clubs, organizations or activities.

 

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

 

  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)
  • Activities Summary – Download the activities summary.

Up to two $1,000 award(s) to a UCF student(s) enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student who is a permanent resident of Brevard County.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA AND
  2. Be enrolled at UCF as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in fall AND
  3. Be a permanent resident of Brevard County AND
  4. Demonstrate involvement in community service.

 

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

  • Two Recommendation Letters – (One should be from an organization with which you have volunteered, or that has some connection to your volunteerism.)
  • Activities Summary – Download the activities summary.

 

Note: Selected award recipient will be notified at the Starry Knight event scheduled for June 2019.

This scholarship is in memory of Dr. William K. Grasty who left a lasting legacy at UCF. Dr. Grasty served the university from 1968 till his passing in 1996. Through his 28 years of service, Dr. Grasty served as a communications professor, department chair, vice president of community relations, and executive director of the UCF Foundation. In addition to being a charter faculty member, Dr. Grasty is known for inspiring students and for his cheerful and gentle demeanor in the classroom.

 

One $500 award to a UCF student with junior (60-89 credit hours) or senior (90+ credit hours) class standing in the Nicholson School of Communication in fall.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

 

  1. Have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA AND
  2. Have junior (60-89 credit hours) or senior (90+ credit hours) class standing in fall AND
  3. Be enrolled in the Nicholson School of Communication at UCF AND
  4. Possess exemplary characteristics in academic achievement, community involvement and/or work experience.

 

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

 

  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)
  • Activities Summary – Download the activities summary.

Up to two $500 award(s) to a UCF student(s) of any class standing who is a permanent resident of Volusia or Flagler counties.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

 

  1. Have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA AND
  2. Demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities AND
  3. Be a permanent resident of Volusia or Flagler counties.

 

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

 

  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)
  • Activities Summary – Download the activities summary.

One (or more) award(s) up to $500 to a full-time UCF student(s) who is currently a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th year Marching Knights member and who is currently enrolled in MUN3113 in fall. Deadline to apply is on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

 

  1. Be a member of Marching Knights with two years of participation and be at least as sophomore (2nd year) who has participated in the program during their freshman year and fall semester of their sophomore year AND
  2. Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at UCF AND
  3. Be enrolled in classes at UCF for the spring semester AND
  4. Be currently enrolled in MUN3113 for fall.

 

 

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

 

  • Activities Summary  –  Please complete the activities summary prior to submitting online application. Save as (yourname_activities.doc or .pdf) and upload when prompted.

Various awards offered by UCF Alumni Regional Chapters/Clubs to students who are enrolled at UCF as a full-time undergraduate or graduated student(s) (any class standing) for the fall semester. Preference will be given to those applicants who are permanent residents of specific areas listed. Please provide hometown/regional information in your Activities Summary (link below).

 

  • Jacksonville UCF Alumni Club Scholarship – One award (up to $250). Preference given to a UCF student who is a permanent resident of Duval, Clay, St. Johns or Nassau counties in Florida.
  • Southeast Florida Knight Scholarship – One award (up to $750). Preference given to a UCF student who is a permanent resident of Dade or Broward counties in Florida and an incoming freshman.
  • Tampa Bay Knights Legacy Scholarship – One award (up to $250). Preference given to a UCF student who is a permanent resident of the Tampa Bay Area and is a UCF legacy whose parent/grandparent/legal guardian is a graduate of UCF.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

 

  1. Must have a minimum overall 2.75 GPA AND
  2. Demonstrate well-rounded leadership and involvement at UCF, outstanding service to the local community or exceptional work experience over the last year AND
  3. Must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at UCF for the fall semester.

 

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

 

  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)
  • Activities Summary – Download the activities summary.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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

    You will only see scholarships for which you meet the basic eligibility requirements.

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

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    All scholarship recipients will receive notice in August.

    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.  

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

    Yes., applicants must be accepted to UCF.

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

    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.

    No, once you have submitted the application is final.

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