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Undergraduate Scholarships

University Women’s Club Scholarships

The University Women’s Club awards scholarships each spring to undergraduate juniors and seniors. The requirements for consideration include full time enrollment at the University of Florida, current junior or senior status, a minimum 3.6 GPA, and participation in campus and/or community activities. In addition, there are two awards specifically designated for undergraduate or graduate students with a disability that are presented from the Rita O’Connell Scholarship Foundation.

A complete list of CLAS Dean’s scholarships are found here.

Dean’s Office Scholarships

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office is pleased to award a variety of scholarships to its undergraduate students every Fall semester. In order to apply for a scholarship, you must:

  • Be enrolled at UF as a full-time undergraduate student (minimum of 12 credits hours) in the Fall following your Spring application
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0


Transfer students who have completed at least one (1) semester at UF are eligible to apply for any scholarship requiring “Junior” status.

Please note that you may select up to three (3) scholarships through the CLAS Dean’s Office, only one can be awarded.  To review the qualifications for each scholarship, please see below.

A completed scholarship packet will consist of the application and a copy of your unofficial transcript (these can be accessed for free on ONE.UF). Please make sure all applications are typed. Hand-written applications will not be accepted.

Scholarship applications will be made available on January 6, 2020 and are due by 4:30pm in 2014 Turlington Hall on April 10, 2020. Completed applications can also be submitted electronically to Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

You must be an undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in order to apply for one of these scholarships.

For more information, please go the Dean’s Office website.

Memorial Scholarships

O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Award

In memory of this friend and colleague (1920-1984), the O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Award has been established to aid scholars who best exemplify her values, achievements, and commitment to social issues (including addressing issues and fostering opportunities for women, racial minorities and those of low socio-economic background).

For undergraduate students, awards of varying amounts will be available. In recent years, awards have ranged from $500 to $3,000.

Cynthia W. Colangelo Award for Breast Cancer Awareness

This award supports students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who are actively involved in the fight against breast cancer through community service and activities.

Award amounts will vary from $250 to $1000 per recipient, depending on the number of selected recipients. Recipient(s) will be selected each Spring semester on the basis of a personal essay.