The scholarship cycle will open on January 21 and close on February 28, 2019. All scholarship applications may be accessed on UCF’s A20 website. Please note that scholarship amounts vary. Recipients will be notified in June. For more information, contact Dr. Caroline Pratt Marrett.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Betty Alexander Legacy Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled at the university as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in the college and school through the college's Elementary Education program.
  • The applicant must major in the field of elementary education.
  • The student must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • The applicant must demonstrate financial need based upon guidelines set forth in the Free Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA).
  • The criteria for awarding the scholarship will be consistent with the guidelines established by the University Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Boeing Mathematics and Science Education Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Applicants must hold a 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicants must be enrolled or intend to enroll as a full time junior or senior undergraduate student in the College of Community Innovation and Education, majoring in mathematics education or science education.
  • Applicants must submit an essay of between 500 and 1,000 words describing their educational goals.
  • Applicants are required to submit one letter of reference.

Through the essay and letter of reference, applicants shall demonstrate their academic achievement, involvement in the community, creativity, work ethic, and potential for personal growth, leadership, and contribution to the profession of education.

The scholarship may be awarded to the same student in successive semesters until graduation provided that the funds are available and the recipient maintains the above criteria.

Brumbaugh Legacy Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be enrolled at the university as a full-time undergraduate student in the college, and must major in math education.
  • The student must be a junior or a senior and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • The criteria for awarding the scholarship will be consistent with the guidelines established by the University Office of Student Financial Assistance.
  • This scholarship, to the extent funds are available, will be used to pay for tuition, textbooks, fees, and any other items included in the cost of education.
  • Applicants should include a statement expressing how being awarded the scholarship would help them, and what they would like to express to the donor of the money for the scholarship.

Christine Franke Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Applicants must hold a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average in all course work.
  • Applicants must be enrolled or intend to enroll as a full time junior or senior in the College of Community Innovation and Education.
  • Applicants will submit three letters of reference, and an essay of 500 to 1,000 words describing their educational goals and the impact they expect to have as a teacher.

The scholarship may be awarded to the same student in successive semesters until graduation, provided that the recipient maintains the above criteria. This scholarship will, to the extent possible, be used to pay for tuition, books, and fees.

Colonel Mike Murdock, USMC, Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in the College of Community Innovation and Education.
  • Applicants must hold a 3.0 GPA
  • Applicant must demonstrate junior or senior class standing

The scholarship will be awarded annually and paid on a semester basis. This scholarship may be awarded to the same student in successive semesters until graduation, provided that the recipient maintains the qualifications established in the scholarship criteria section above. The scholarship will, to the extent possible, be used to pay for tuition, books, and other related fees.

Crouse Secondary Mathematics and Science

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled at the university as a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student in the college and school through the college program.
  • The student must major in secondary mathematics and science education.
  • The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in their mathematics or science courses.
  • Preference will be given to students who are in financial need, based upon the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FASFA.

The criteria for awarding the scholarship will be consistent with the guidelines established by the University Office of Student Financial Assistance
Applicants should include a statement expressing how being awarded the scholarship would help them, and what they would like to express to the donor of the money for the scholarship.

Debra Van Slyke Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Student Aid.
  • Applicants must hold a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average in all course work.
  • Applicants must be enrolled or intend to enroll as a full time junior or senior in the College of Community Innovation and Education majoring in elementary education.
  • Preference will be given to applicants specializing in reading education.
  • Applicants will submit three letters of recommendation.
  • Submit a transcript.
  • Please attach a list of all activities, honors, awards, and other personal qualities or factors of which you want the selection committee to be aware. This list should show a history of your activities in school and the community.
  • Essay -- Please attach a 500 word essay outlining your plans and goals for the future.

The scholarship may be awarded to the same student in successive semesters until graduation provided that the funds are available and the recipient maintains the above criteria.

H. Timothy Hendrix Exceptional Education Scholarship

Criteria:

  • UCF junior or senior, enrolled full time, include graduate students as potential recipients of the scholarship but give preference to the juniors and seniors if the undergraduate exceptional education program is reinstated.
  • Declared major in exceptional education at the College of Community Innovation and Education.
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
  • References and transcript - Please attach three letters of reference and a transcript of grades. To reduce expense, if submitting application for more than one scholarship, you may include an original transcript with one of your applications and a copy with the others. You may open and duplicate an original, sealed transcript to accomplish this.
  • Please attach a list of all activities, honors, awards, and other personal qualities or factors of which you want the selection committee to be aware. This list should show a history of your activities in school and the community.
  • Essay -Please attach a 500 word essay outlining your plans and goals for the future

The criteria for awarding the scholarship or fellowship will be consistent with the guidelines established by the University Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Jack D. Holloway Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled at the university as a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Community Innovation and Education.
  • The applicant is majoring or minoring in exceptional education.
  • The criteria for awarding the scholarship will be consistent with the guidelines established by the University Office of Student Financial Assistance.
  • Applicant must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who volunteer their time or are a team member at a United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Florida or similar location with an emphasis on working with individuals with cerebral palsy or other disabilities.

John L. Brinson Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Be of good ethical character.
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Student Aid.
  • Applicants must hold a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average in all course work.
  • Applicants must be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student in the College of Community Innovation and Education majoring in a teaching career (preference given to math or science).
  • Submit a letter of interest. The letter of interest should describe, in detail, how you meet each of the above criteria.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation.

Judith A. Johnson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Applicants must hold a 3.0 GPA.
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Student Aid.
  • Applicants must be enrolled or intend to enroll as a full time undergraduate student in the College of Community Innovation and Education.
  • Applicants must submit an essay of between 500 and 1,000 words describing their educational goals and the impact they expect to have as a teacher.
  • Applicants are required to submit three letters of reference.

Through the essay and letters of reference, applicants shall demonstrate their involvement in the community, their academic achievement, their creativity, work ethic, and potential for personal growth, leadership, and contribution to the profession of education.

The scholarship may be awarded to the same student in successive semesters until graduation provided that the funds are available and the recipient maintains the above criteria.

Mike C. Hynes Family Scholarship

This scholarship will be used to pay for tuition, textbooks, fees, and any other items included in the cost of an undergraduate teacher education degree in elementary education, mathematics education, or science education.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student.
  • Applicant must maintain a minimum overall 3.0 GPA.
  • Intent to graduate must not be before the upcoming fall semester.
  • Applicant must be a student employee of the College of Community Innovation and Education.
  • Applicants should include a statement expressing how being awarded the scholarship would help them, and what they would like to express to the donor of the money for the scholarship.

Morcom Family Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Applicants must hold a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average in all course work.
  • Applicants must be enrolled or intend to enroll as a full time junior or senior in the College of Community Innovation and Education.
    • Applicants must be a resident of Florida.
  • Preference will be given to students majoring in early childhood education or elementary education. Students majoring in art education, English language arts education, exceptional education, foreign language education, math education, science education, and social science education are eligible to apply.
  • Preference will be given to students who are the first generation in their family pursuing an undergraduate degree.
  • Applicants will submit three letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants will submit an essay on their planned occupational pursuit.
  • The scholarship is merit based and not based on financial need, and is renewable if the recipient maintains eligibility.

Nannette Mclain Endowed Scholarship

Nannette McLain, a charter faculty member of the University of Central Florida, believed that teachers are professional people who must model good learning for their students; must know and understand their students; must set appropriate standards for achievement and help students meet those standards; should be student friendly and respectful of students; should demonstrate that learning can and should be fun; that teachers deserve respect; and that teachers need to be continuous learners if they expect to be good teachers.

Criteria:

Applicants will submit an essay of no more than 1,200 words that demonstrates an understanding of the beliefs held by Nannette McLain with regard to teachers and teaching and which address the following.

  • Why is teaching your career goal?
    What experiences in your life motivated you to become a secondary teacher?
    Describe your long-term commitment to the classroom.
    What barriers do you face to achieve your goal?
  • Applicants/recipients may be either full or part-time students.
  • Applicants/recipients must be enrolled in an Initial Teacher Preparation Program in the College of Community Innovation and Education at the University of Central Florida, as either a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in secondary education.
  • Applicant/recipients must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) or 3.0 GPA (graduate).

This scholarship may be awarded to the same student in successive semesters until graduation provided that funds are available and the recipient maintains applicable criteria, subject to review by the selection committee. All awards will be processed through the UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance. This scholarship to the extent funds are available, will be used to pay for tuition, textbooks, and fees included in the cost of education.

Nan Parker Williams Endowed Scholarship

The Nan Parker Williams Endowed Scholarship benefits talented and financially needy students at the University of Central Florida who are majoring in art education, with preference for those interested in theater arts.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the Free Application for Student Aid.
  • Applicants must hold a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average in all course work.
  • Applicants must be enrolled or intend to enroll as a full time junior or senior in the College of Community Innovation and Education, majoring in art education. Preference is given to those interested in theater arts.
  • Applicants will submit three letters of recommendation.
  •  Please attach an essay of no more than 500 words outlining your plans and goals for the future.
  • Submit transcript -- Please attach three letters.
  • Please attach transcript.

The scholarship may be awarded to the same student in successive semesters until graduation provided that the funds are available and the recipient maintains the above criteria.

Ruth Ginchereau Scholarship

Criteria:

  • GPA:Freshman: 2.75
    Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors: Overall 3.0 and a 3.0 in the major field of study
  • Full-time student enrolled in the College of Community Innovation and Education.
  • Demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Preference given to single parents or head of household with dependent children.
  • Annual award may be given to the same student for a total of two years provided student continues to meet the eligibility requirements established above. Decision to renew each award rests with the donor and the selection committee.

Graduate Scholarships

Ann McCormick Simpson

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled at the University as a full-time or part-time graduate student with a major within the College of Community Innovation and Education.
  • Applicants will be considered on merit based state defined GPA requirements for merit-based aid.
  • The Scholarship is renewable up to a maximum of eight (8) semesters. Students must meet UCF requirements for renewal. Renewal will be automatic to the student pending student eligibility and fund availability.
  • The criteria for awarding the Scholarship will be consistent with the guidelines established by the university Office of Student Financial Assistance.

All awards will be processed through the University Office of Student Financial Assistance. This scholarship, to the extent funds are available, will be used to pay for tuition, textbooks, fees, and any other items included in the cost of education.

Geraldine P. Hanna Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Applicants, and subsequently recipients, must be engaged as an Exceptional Education teacher in the Orange County, Florida, Public School District. Consideration may be given to applicants who have applied for such a position, and who are pending an employment decision.
  • Recipients must be enrolled as a graduate degree seeking student at the College of Community Innovation and Education accepted in a program leading to a master’s degree in exceptional education.
  • Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic performance expected at the graduate studies level, and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Recipients must be individuals of outstanding character and dedication to the profession of exceptional education, as exemplified by the life and career of Geraldine P. Hanna, and as detailed in letters of reference accompanying the application for scholarship.
  • Please attach two letters of reference or recommendation.
  • Please attach a transcript of grades for undergraduate and graduate studies.

This scholarship may be awarded to the same student in successive academic years until graduation, provided that the recipient maintains eligibility criteria, including the requirement that they be engaged in teaching Exceptional Education in the Orange County, Florida, Public School District. The scholarship will not be awarded for any semester in which it becomes evident the recipient will not be employed, or is not pending employment, as described above.

Jack D. Holloway Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled at the university as a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Community Innovation and Education.
  • The applicant is majoring or minoring in exceptional education.
  • The criteria for awarding the scholarship will be consistent with the guidelines established by the University Office of Student Financial Assistance.
  • Applicant must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who volunteer their time or are a team member at a United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Florida or similar location with an emphasis on working with individuals with cerebral palsy or other disabilities.

Lester N. Mandell Scholarship

Criteria:

  • The Lester N. Mandell Scholarship is intended for doctoral students whose academic focus is Multicultural, Curriculum/Instruction, Social Factors, Human Growth and Development or other Foundations of Education foci.

To apply for the Lester N. Mandell Scholarship, submit a letter of interest and two letters of support. The letter of interest should describe your academic focus and any other factors you think we should take into consideration for this award.

Rotary Club of Winter Springs Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted as a graduate degree seeking student at the College of Community Innovation and Education in a program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree in exceptional education.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic performance expected at the graduate studies level, and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Recipients must be individuals of outstanding character and dedication to the profession of exceptional education, as detailed in two letters of recommendation accompanying the application for scholarship.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are or have been residents of Winter Springs, Florida.
  • Applicants shall submit a letter of application addressed to Scholarship Committee in which is included their professional accomplishments in the field of education.
  • References -Please attach two letters of reference or recommendation.
  • Transcript for undergraduate and graduate studies.

The scholarship may be awarded to the same student in successive semesters until graduation provided that the funds are available and the recipient maintains the above criteria.