Thanks to the generous donations from friends who believe in the success of students, the College of Health Professions and Sciences is able to offer scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. These scholarships ease the financial burden for our students and make a college education more accessible and affordable for students. The College of Health Professions and Sciences offers over $36,000 in scholarships through the A2O platform. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as applications become available.
College-level Scholarships Available
These scholarships are available to all students in programs within the College of Health Professions and Sciences. The scholarships specific to different majors/programs can be found on the program specific pages and in the A2O database.
|$1,000||LIFE at UCF Disability, Aging & Technology Undergraduate Scholarship|
The Invincible Knights Award was created to honor students who demonstrate resilience in difficult circumstances and Charge On! toward a better future. Founding Dean Christopher Ingersoll was inspired to create the award after hearing about a student’s story of perseverance on her road to becoming a Knight. The Invincible Knights Award is a $2,000 scholarship made possible by charitable donations from both faculty and staff in the college, as well as community partners.
The Jeffrey D. Law Memorial Scholarship was established in 2019 by Ed and Julie Law, Jeff’s parents, and Matt Stock, a faculty member in the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy to honor Jeff’s legacy and to benefit future leaders in strength and conditioning. Law was a strength and conditioning coach at Sacramento State University and this scholarship honors students who show strength in difficult times. This scholarship is open to graduate students in Kinesiology.
The Mike Murray Make A Difference Scholarship was established in honor of Murray, known as “Da Voice” in the Central Florida community for his booming, powerful announcer’s voice at Dr. Phillips High School basketball games. Murray was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2008 and instead of admitting defeat, he used his other gifts and talents to inspire others to do what they can with what they have. Students in the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders are encouraged to apply.
APPLY BY LATE SPRING
Scholarship applications are only available online through the A2O portal. You will only see scholarships for which you meet the basic eligibility requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
For all scholarships administered by UCF, students must apply through the A2O system. Typically scholarships are posted in the spring term and awarded in the following fall term. But sometimes scholarships are available “off cycle.” Please check A2O frequently for all scholarship opportunities.
Some scholarship applications may require you to upload a resume or an essay. Make sure all required documents are included. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Criteria varies for each scholarship. Some scholarships are need-based, others may give preference to those demonstrating financial need and others do not take financial need into consideration. All students are required to complete the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). Graduate student scholarships may not require financial aid criteria.
Scholarships for students in the College of Health Professions and Sciences become available in early spring with applications due in late spring. Each scholarship can have its own unique deadlines. Students are encouraged to check A2O frequently.
All scholarship applicants will receive an email if a scholarship has been awarded. The email will include the name of the scholarship and the scholarship amount. Awardees can expect to receive the email in June.
Congratulations! First, you will need to promptly accept the award via myUCF. All scholarship funds will be deposited to your UCF student account (usually at the start of the fall term). All scholarship recipients are also required to write a professional, handwritten thank you note to the donor in appreciation of your scholarship award. Scholarship recipients are encouraged to attend the college’s annual scholarship celebration event held in the fall. Additional information will be provided when students are notified of their award.
Scholarship funding will be split equally in half to cover fall and spring semesters unless the student is graduating in December in which case, all funding will be applied to fall semester, per request. All scholarships will first apply to any remaining balance on tuition and fees. If there is no remaining balance, then students will receive a direct deposit or check for the remainder.
Establishing your own scholarship program is an excellent way to create a legacy and support promising and deserving students. These gifts can also be a meaningful act to honor or memorialize friends, educators, or family members. Your generosity will ensure that the best, brightest, and most deserving students are supported on their path to excellence.