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Student Scholarships, Awards and Opportunities

For the 2014-2015 academic year, CALS awarded $527,900 to 405 students.

Undergraduate Scholarships

All full-time undergraduate students enrolled in or entering the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences or the Biological Engineering major are eligible to apply. Applications will be available after fall grades are posted. Notification of scholarship decisions will be mailed to permanent addresses in late summer.

  • 2015-2016 Undergraduate Scholarship Application (New) - Due March 15
  • 2015-2016 Undergraduate Scholarship Application (Renew- 2014-2015 CALS Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients Only) - Due March 1
  • Undergraduate Awards

    Each spring, CALS recognizes outstanding juniors and seniors at its Scholarship and Leadership Awards Banquet (April 16, 2015). Three finalists will be recognized for each award.

    • CALS Outstanding Senior Award: The J. Wayne Reitz Medal of Excellence
    • Larry J. Connor Medal of Excellence (Seniors)
    • CALS Alumni and Friends Leadership Award (Seniors)
    • Emelie L. Matthews Award of Excellence (Seniors - Transfer Students Only)
    • CALS Outstanding Junior Award: E. T. York, Jr. Medal of Excellence

    The award information and application will be posted in Spring 2015 and will be due Feb. 18, 2015 at 5 p.m. Click here for a list of past recipients and a description for each award.

    Graduate Scholarships, Awards and Travel Grants

    Click here to learn about and apply for CALS graduate scholarships, awards and travel grants.

    In addition to scholarships, CALS recognizes graduate students with the following awards:

  • Jimmy G. Cheek Graduate Student Medal of Excellence
  • Jack L. Fry Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • UF Graduate School Teaching Assistant Award Nominations are due to the Graduate School by 5:00 p.m., Jan. 31, 2014. Award Announcement and Nomination Packet.

CALS Scholarship awards medals

Student scholarship and awards recipients are recognized at the CALS Scholarship and Leadership Awards Banquet each April.