There are several resources to help students fund their educational expenses while attending UCF College of Education and Human Performance. Explore the different options.

Assistantships

The College of Education and Human Performance offers academic year assistantships as a means for financial assistance.

  • For full-time, degree-seeking graduate students
  • Work 20 hrs. per week
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA): Teach 9 credit hrs. per semester
  • Graduate Research Assistant (GRA): Work with faculty member on related research agenda or research conducted through external funding by a grant
  • Eligible for partial or full tuition waiver
Apply for Assistantship

For more information on assistantships, visit the Office of Graduate Studies Assistantships.

Fellowships

The College of Education and Human Performance offers academic year fellowships as a means for financial assistance.

  • For high performing graduate students, based on need and sometimes awarded on merit only
  • Does not require work in return for money
  • Eligible for full tuition waiver
Apply for Fellowship

For more information on fellowships, visit the Office of Graduate Studies Fellowships.

Scholarships

The calendar for scholarship application and awards generally complies with the following schedule.

  • Applications available: February 1st through March 20th
  • Deadline for submission of applications: March 20th (some scholarship deadlines vary)
  • College Scholarship Committee review of applications and selection of scholarship recipients: April and May
  • Scholarship recipients notified of award: June
  • Scholarship awards and payments made through UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance: August for fall semester and January for spring semester

Scholarship Application E-Form

Scholarship applications will be completed online by accessing the Office of Student Financial Assistance website.
After clicking the Start Now button, Sign on to complete the general application.

For More Information, contact Caroline Pratt Marrett.

May I apply for more than one scholarship at a time?
Yes. Students may apply for any and all scholarships for which they are eligible.

Does each application require an original transcript?
In order to reduce the expense of applying for a scholarship, an original transcript or degree audit is required with only one of the applications submitted by a student. For example, if a student is applying for three scholarships, an original transcript/audit is required with only one of the three applications. A copy of the original should be included with each of the other two applications. Students receiving a sealed original transcript form the university registrar may open the sealed original and make copies for inclusion with the second and subsequent applications. The opened original transcript is acceptable with any one of a student’s scholarship applications.

Can I submit the same letters of recommendation with each of the multiple scholarship applications?
A letter of recommendation may be duplicated for inclusion with multiple scholarship applications. The original letter of recommendation should be part of at least one of the student’s scholarship applications.

Who decides which students receive scholarship?
The College of Education and Human Performance Human Resources Committee is responsible for selecting scholarship recipients.

How are scholarship recipients notified that they have been awarded a scholarship?
Scholarship recipients are usually notified by mail and email that they have received a scholarship. Postal mailing addresses and email addresses submitted on the scholarship application form are used to notify students that they have been awarded a scholarship. Students receiving scholarships are requested to keep the college informed of changes in mailing or email addresses.

Will I be notified if I did not receive a scholarship for which I applied?
Yes, students who apply but do not receive a scholarship will be notified.

Do I have to demonstrate financial need in order to receive a scholarship?
All scholarship recipients are required to have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance. Scholarships offered by the College of Education and Human Performance may be "merit based" or "need based." In the case of merit based scholarship, there is no requirement that a student demonstrate financial assistance, however, a FAFSA form must still be on file with the university. In the case of need based scholarships, a student must demonstrate financial need as indicated by submission of a FAFSA form and verification of need by the UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance.

What determines how much money scholarship recipients receive?
College of Education and Human Performance scholarship funds are derived from contributions received from businesses, foundations, alumni, faculty, and individual donors. The two types of scholarships available are "annual" and "endowed." Each scholarship accrues its own fund balance based on contributions received. Endowed scholarships generate funds from interest accrued from investments made using donations. Annual scholarships depend on recurring annual gifts in order to accrue funds for scholarship award. The amount available each academic year will vary depending on investment results for endowed scholarships and on individual annual contributions for annual scholarships. Upon being selected for a scholarship, students will be notified of their selection and the amount of scholarship funds they may anticipate receiving.

Is a scholarship awarded all at once or spread out over the academic year?
Generally, a scholarship will be awarded in two phases, with half being awarded for the fall semester and half for the spring semester. For example, if a student receives a scholarship of $1,000 for the year, he or she may expect to receive $500 for the fall semester and $500 for the spring semester. Exceptions may be made for students who have only one semester remaining, in which case the entire award may be made for that remaining semester. In the case of students wishing to receive their scholarship for a summer semester, or for other exceptions, students should contact the Office of the Dean for further consideration.

How are scholarships paid?
Scholarship funds are held by the UCF Foundation. Upon notification, the UCF Foundation will transfer funds to the UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance for crediting to a student’s account. The administrative process may take up to three or more weeks to complete before a scholarship is credited to a student’s account. The College of Education and Human Performance endeavors to notify the Office of Student Financial Assistance of scholarship awards in advance of being transferred so that a student’s record will reflect that 4409.scholarship funds are being processed. This avoids the student being charged late fees.

Where can I get answers to questions not addressed here?
Students with questions concerning College of Education and Human Performance scholarships may contact the Coordinator, Recruitment and Retention, phone 407-823-4409.

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Art Education
Nan Parker Williams Scholarship: full time junior or senior, Art Education major, need based

Education
Christine Franke Memorial Scholarship: full time junior or senior, any education discipline, merit based

Judith A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship: full time junior or senior, any education discipline, need based

Morcom Family Scholarship: full or part time junior or senior; Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Art Education, English Language Arts, Exceptional Education, Foreign Language Education, Math Education, Science Education, Social Science Education; merit based

Colonel Mike Murdock, USMC, Scholarship: full or part time junior or senior, any education discipline, merit based

Elementary Education

Alexander Legacy Scholarship: part-time or full-time undergraduate majoring in Elementary Education, 3.0 GPA or higher, need based

Debra Van Slyke Memorial Scholarship: full time junior or senior, majoring in Elementary Education, need based

Exceptional Education

H. Timothy Hendrix Exceptional Student Education Scholarship: full time junior or senior and graduate students, Exceptional Education major, merit based (preference will be given to undergraduate students)

Jack D. Holloway Scholarship: Full time junior or senior, Exceptional Education major, merit based

Mathematics Education or Science Education

Boeing Mathematics and Science Education Scholarship: full time junior or senior, Mathematics Education or Science Education major, merit-based

John L. Brinson Scholarship: full time undergraduate, majoring in a teaching career with preference in math or science.

Crouse Secondary Mathematics and Science Education Endowed Scholarship: full time, part time, or graduate student, Secondary Mathematics or Science Education major, merit based

Brumbaugh Legacy Endowed Scholarship: full time undergraduate student majoring in Mathematics Education

Secondary Education

Nannette McLain Scholarship: full or part time junior or senior, enrolled in an Initial Teacher Preparation Program, Secondary Education major, merit based

Student Employee of the College of Education and Human Performance

Michael C. Hynes Family Scholarship:
full time undergraduate student, merit based, graduating after fall 2015, student employee of the College of Education and Human Performance

Technical Education

Larry Hudson Star Fish Scholarship: full time junior or senior enrolled in Technical Education and Industry Training B.S. program, merit based


GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Career and Technical Education

Larry Hudson Star Fish Scholarship: graduate student, Career & Technical Eduation M.A, program

Counselor Education

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Scholarship in Counselor Education: full time student enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program leading to a degree in Counselor Education, need basedDr. Kenneth E. "Pete" Fisher Scholarship: student in the Ph.D. in Education-Counselor Education and Supervision program, merit based

Doctoral Students

Lester N. Mandell Scholarship: doctoral student, academic focus on Multicultural Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Social Factors, Human Growth and Development or other "Foundation" foci
Exceptional Education

Geraldine P. Hanna Memorial Scholarship: enrolled in a program leading to a master’s degree in Exceptional Education, and currently engaged as an Exceptional Education teacher in Orange County or who have applied for such a position and are pending an employment decision

Rotary Club of Winter Springs Scholarship: graduate degree seeking student in a program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree in Exceptional Education, merit based

Secondary Education

Nannette McLain Scholarship: full or part time graduate student, enrolled in an Initial Teacher Preparation Program, Secondary Education major, merit based

Secondary Mathematics or Science Education

Crouse Secondary Mathematics and Science Education Endowed Scholarship: full time, part time or graduate student, Secondary Mathematics or Science Education major, merit based

Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Scholarship

The purpose of this program is to respond to the critical shortage of culturally diverse teachers. It is designed to recruit and retain culturally diverse students as they prepare for a career in teaching. MTRRP provides future educators with mentors, financial assistance, academic support, and professional development. Visit Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Scholarship to learn more.

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