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Scholarships

Undergraduate

For the 2017-2018 academic year, CALS awarded $377,575 to 336 undergraduate students. 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.

Undergraduate scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will open after fall grades are posted and will be due March 12, 2018. Applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee for evidence of scholarship; scholastic achievements, honors and awards; extracurricular activities; and professional potential. Awards will be made based on individual fund criteria and availability of funds.

    Graduate

    For the 2017-2018 academic year, CALS awarded $132,900 to 63 graduate students.

    Graduate scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will open after fall grades are posted and will be due April 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee and awards will be made based on individual fund criteria and availability of funds.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do I have to be enrolled full-time?
    Scholarship recipients, with the exception of Florida Rural Rehabilitation Corporation Off-Campus Scholarship recipients, must be enrolled full-time at UF during the semesters during which they receive awards.

    If you are graduating in a particular semester and require less than full-time enrollment to complete your degree, you may be granted an exception by the CALS Dean's Office. Students may also be granted an exception if they have been approved for a reduced course load by the Disability Resource Center.

    How do I renew my scholarship?
    Undergraduate scholarships are renewable so long as the recipient reapplys each academic year and maintains minimum GPA and full-time enrollment status in CALS.

    What is the minimum GPA required to receive a scholarship?
    Nearly all scholarships awarded by the CALS Dean's Office require a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    When will I find out if I received a scholarship?
    Ten freshman scholars will be notified prior to May 1. All other scholarship recipients, including additional freshmen, will be notified via USPS and email in late July or early August.

    When will I receive my funds?
    Funds are disbursed 5-6 weeks after the start of the semester. After the drop/add period ends, the CALS Dean's Office has to individually verify that each of the ~400 CALS scholarship recipients meets the criteria for his or her scholarship before releasing funds.

    How can I support CALS students through scholarships?
    Donors may elect to give to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences General Scholarship Fund. If a donor wishes to establish his or her own scholarship endowment, they should contact IFAS Advancement.

    External Opportunities

    Southeastern Meat Association Scholarship
    National Poultry and Food Distributors Association Scholarship
    Pumphrey Law Scholarship
    Florida Peanut Producers Association Scholarship
    Florida Farm Bureau Tobacco Scholarship
    Space Coast Gator Club Scholarship (Brevard Co. HS Grads)

     

CALS Scholarship awards medals

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