Undergraduate Scholarships

The college awards approximately $300,000 in scholarships and $30,000 in assistantships annually to UF undergraduate students. Over 150 individual awards are made to deserving students. Awards range from $350-$4,000 per academic year. All scholarships and assistantships are privately funded.

For additional scholarship opportunities, please review your weekly e-newsletter and the scholarship section of myCJC.

Scholarship Information

To view information on available scholarships and fellowships, click on a category below:

Application Information

One application form will qualify a University of Florida student enrolled in the College of Journalism and Communications to be considered for any of the College of Journalism and Communications undergraduate awards for students, unless otherwise noted in the descriptions of individual scholarships. Contact us at the following location for an application:

Knight Division
1060 Weimer Hall
PO Box 118400
Gainesville, FL 32611-8400
Voice: (352) 392-0289
Fax: (352) 846-2484
Email: pwilkerson@jou.ufl.edu

View or download the 2015-2016 scholarship application (pdf file).

Application Deadline: Feb. 2, 2015
The deadline for submitting an application is 5 p.m. Feb. 2, 2015. If mailed, applications must be postmarked by the Feb. 2, 2015 deadline. All applicants will receive an email acknowledgement that their application has been received and will be notified by email of the scholarship committee’s decisions before April 30, 2015.

To be eligible for scholarships and assistantships, students must be enrolled full-time at the University of Florida (12 semester hours) at the time the award becomes effective. Some awards are restricted to students with demonstrated financial need. The minimum grade point average (GPA) to be considered for most awards is a 3.0, unless otherwise specified.

Duration of Award
Awards are for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters, or Spring and Summer 2016 semesters for Innovation Academy students. Awards of $650 or less are awarded in full at the beginning of the Fall semester. For awards greater than $650, half of the award is given each semester. Awards may be discontinued at the end of one semester if a student’s overall GPA falls below a 3.0, or if the student graduates earlier than indicated on the application. Assistantships may be terminated for unsatisfactory performance. Many scholarships may be renewed for more than one year, but students must re-apply by the deadline each year to be considered.