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Scholarships and Student Awards

For the 2015-2016 academic year, CALS awarded $427,800 to 332 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 for the 2016-2017 academic year are currently being evaluated. Applicants will be notified in late July or early August.

Undergraduate scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will be posted in December 2016 and will be due March 1, 2017.

    Undergraduate Awards

    Each spring, CALS recognizes outstanding juniors and seniors at its Scholarship and Leadership Awards Banquet (April 14, 2016). 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

    Click here to apply. Applications are due Feb. 18, 2016. Click here for a list of past recipients and a description for each award.

    Graduate Scholarships, Awards and Travel Grants

    Click here to apply for a 2016-2017 CALS graduate scholarship. Please be prepared to provide an abstract of your academic research or master's project and a brief statement about your career plans. Each applicant will be required to upload a pdf of his or her curriculum vitae/resume and provide the names and email addresses of two references.

    Applicants are responsible for contacting their two references to solicit letters. Reference letters must be submitted by the application deadline at Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Applications are due March 31, 2016. Applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee and awards will be made based on individual fund criteria and availability of funds. Award notification will be made in late July or early August.

    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
  • Click here to learn about UF Graduate School Teaching Assistant Award Nominations.

    Click here to review information on graduate student awards, travel grants and fellowships.

CALS Scholarship awards medals

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