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The Office of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving awards more than $50,000 in scholarships every year. Scholarship winners are announced over the summer, and the monetary awards are distributed at the beginning of the fall semester. Learn more about each scholarship by clicking on the links below. Details include recipient eligibility criteria, required attachments for submission and award values. The scholarship deadline has been extended to midnight on April 5, 2017.

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Scholarship Criteria | 2017-2018

The following details specific criteria for the scholarship offered by UCF Alumni. You may not see all of the scholarships listed below on myUCF. You will only see the scholarships for which you meet the eligibility criteria. You must read all individual scholarship criteria to confirm your eligibility. Although scholarship details are visible in MyUCF, you may not meet the specific eligibility requirements. Make sure to read eligibility criteria carefully.

UCF Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving Scholarships

Charles N. & Frances Millican Scholarship

One $2,000 award to a UCF student with senior class standing in fall 2017. 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 2017 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:

  • Activities Summary – Please complete the activities summary prior to submitting online application. Save as (yourname_activities.doc or .pdf) and upload when prompted.
  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)

Jack & Monica Thorsen Veteran Scholarship

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 2017 AND
  3. Be a U.S. military veteran who was discharged under other than dishonourable conditions.
    (Note: Preference may be given to applicants who served in theaters of combat operations.)

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.

Phoenix Scholarship

One scholarship, up to $1,000, granted to a non-traditional UCF student(s) of junior class standing (60-89 credit hours) in fall 2017 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 2017 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:

  • Activities Summary – Please complete the activities summary prior to submitting online application. Save as (yourname_activities.doc or .pdf) and upload when prompted.
  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)

St. Onge Family Leadership Endowed Scholarship

One $1,000 award to a UCF student with sophomore or junior class standing in fall 2017 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 2017 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:

  • Activities Summary – Please complete the activities summary prior to submitting online application. Save as (yourname_activities.doc or .pdf) and upload when prompted.
  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)

UCF Alumni Fellows Leadership Scholarship

Up to six (6) $5000 awards to a UCF undergraduate or graduate student of any class standing who are enrolled at UCF for the fall 2017 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 2017 semester.

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.
  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)
  • Transcripts – if you are an incoming freshman or graduate student without at least one semester of UCF classes and no UCF GPA (graduate level UCF GPA for graduate students), please submit your undergraduate college transcripts. Please mail sealed, official transcripts to UCF Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, Alumni Fellows Scholarship, 12424 Research Parkway, Suite 140, Orlando, FL 32826. Transcripts must be postmarked by April 7, 2017. Transcripts are not required for currently enrolled undergraduate students with at least one semester at UCF.

UCF Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Four (4) awards up to $5000 each to a UCF undergraduate student(s) of any class standing enrolled at UCF for the fall 2017 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 2017 semester.

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.
  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)
  • Transcripts – if you are an incoming freshman or transferring in from another college/university without at least one semester of UCF classes and no UCF GPA, please submit your high school or previous college transcripts. Please mail sealed, official transcripts to UCF Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, Alumni Legacy Scholarship, 12424 Research Parkway, Suite 140, Orlando, FL 32826. Transcripts must be postmarked by April 7, 2017. Transcripts are not required for currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students with at least one semester at UCF.

UCF Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving Chapter/Club Scholarships

Amy G. Buchman, '95, Memorial Endowed Scholarship

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:

  • Activities Summary – Please complete the activities summary prior to submitting online application. Save as (yourname_activities.doc or .pdf) and upload when prompted.
  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)

College of Business Administration Alumni Chapter Scholarship

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 2017.

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:

  • Activities Summary – Please complete the activities summary prior to submitting online application. Save as (yourname_activities.doc or .pdf) and upload when prompted.
  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)

Debbie K. Phillis Space Coast UCF Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship

Up to two $1,000 award(s) to a UCF student(s) enrolled as a fulltime 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 2017 AND
  3. Be a permanent resident of Brevard County AND
  4. Demonstrate involvement in community service.

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.
  • Two Recommendation Letters – (One should be from an organization with which you have volunteered, or that has some connection to your volunteerism.)
  • Transcripts — if you are an incoming freshman or transferring in from another college/university without at least one semester of UCF classes and no UCF GPA, please submit your high school or previous college transcripts. Please mail sealed, official transcripts to UCF Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, Debbie K. Phillis Space Coast, 12424 Research Parkway, Suite 140, Orlando, FL 32826. Transcripts must be postmarked by April 7, 2017.

Note: Selected award recipient will be notified at the Starry Knight event scheduled for May 11, 2017 (date subject to change).

Dr. William K. Grasty Memorial Scholarship

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 2017.

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 2017 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:

  • Activities Summary – Please complete the activities summary prior to submitting online application. Save as (yourname_activities.doc or .pdf) and upload when prompted.
  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)

Lee A. Dumas Memorial Endowed Scholarship

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:

  • Activities Summary – Please complete the activities summary prior to submitting online application. Save as (yourname_activities.doc or .pdf) and upload when prompted.
  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)

Marching Knights Alumni Chapter Scholarship – available in spring 2018

One (or more) $500 award(s) to a fulltime 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 2016.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA AND

    2. Be a member of Marching Knights for at least two seasons (including 2016) AND
    3. Be enrolled as a fulltime student at UCF (undergrad: 12 credit hours/graduate: 6 hours) AND
    4. Be enrolled in classes at UCF for the spring 2017 semester AND
    5. Be currently enrolled in MUN3113 for fall 2016.

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.

UCF Regional Chapter/Club Scholarships  Expand to see specific regional scholarships

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 2017 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).

  • Chicago UCF Alumni Chapter Scholarship – One $250 award. Preference given to a UCF student from the state of Illinois.
  • Jacksonville UCF Alumni Club Scholarship – One $250 award. Preference given to a UCF student who is a permanent resident of Duval, Clay, St. Johns or Nassau counties in Florida.
  • Ocala UCF Alumni Club Scholarship – One $500 award. Preference given to a UCF student who is a permanent resident Marion County Florida.
  • Southeast Florida Knight Scholarship – Up to three $750 awards. Preference given to a UCF student who is a permanent resident of Dade or Broward counties in Florida and incoming freshman. 
  • Tampa Bay Knights Legacy Scholarship – One $250 award. 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 2017 semester.

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.
  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)
  • Transcripts – if you are an incoming freshman or transferring in from another college/university without at least one semester of UCF classes and no UCF GPA, please submit your high school or previous college transcripts. Please mail sealed, official transcripts to UCF Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, Alumni Legacy Scholarship, 12424 Research Parkway, Suite 140, Orlando, FL 32826. Transcripts must be postmarked by April 7, 2017. Transcripts are not required for currently enrolled undergraduate students with at least one semester at UCF.

Rosen Alumni Chapter Scholarship

One $1,000 award to a UCF student with junior or senior class standing in fall 2017 who demonstrates outstanding service to the university through mentorship.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at UCF for the fall 2017 semester AND
  2. Must have a minimum overall 2.75 GPA AND
  3. Have completed at least 12 hours of UCF coursework AND
  4. Demonstrate well-rounded leadership and involvement at UCF, outstanding service to the local community or exceptional work experience over the last year.

*Preference given to a UCF student enrolled in the Rosen College of Hospitality Management and who has participated in the Rosen College Alumni Mentorship Program.

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.
  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)

UCF Young Alumni Chapter Graduate Student Scholarship

One $1,000 award to a UCF student enrolled as a part-time or full-time graduate student in fall 2017.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA AND
  2. Demonstrate involvement in leadership, community service and/or extracurricular activities (professional organizations, societies, etc.).

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.
  • Recommendation Letter – From a person other than a relative (i.e. Professor, supervisor, etc.)
  • Transcripts – If you are an incoming graduate student without at least one semester of UCF graduate level courses and no graduate level UCF GPA, please submit your undergraduate college transcripts. (Please mail sealed, official transcripts to UCF Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, UCF Young Alumni Chapter Graduate Scholarship, 12424 Research Parkway, Suite 140, Orlando, FL 32826. Transcripts must be postmarked by April 7, 2017.
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How to Apply Based on Eligibility* 

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  1. Read all scholarship criteria and complete all required supporting documents.
  2. Log in to myUCF.
  3. Select "Student Self Service."
  4. Click on "Scholarship Application" > "Home Page" > "Add New Scholarship."
  5. Complete and submit your application(s).

THE FINE PRINT:
All dates and award amounts are subject to change.

*Scholarships will appear in myUCF based on eligibility requirements specific to each scholarship. Criteria used to determine eligibility includes, but is not limited to: GPA, class standing and academic program. You must have attended UCF for at least one term in order to be eligible to apply or access scholarships on myUCF. If you do not see any scholarships listed in your myUCF portal, you do not meet one or more of the basic eligibility requirements (refer to FAQ for more information).

Please note: All scholarship awards are contingent upon satisfactory academic progress. During the academic year for which a scholarship is awarded, you must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 credit hours for undergraduate students/9 credit hours for graduate students) and maintain a minimum overall 3.0 GPA.

You are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships as you are eligible. However, a separate application must be submitted for each scholarship.

All applications must be submitted online. No paper applications will be accepted.

Questions?

Email | scholarships@ucfalumni.com

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