College Scholarships
Application Process

Scholarships are available during the fall semester and during the spring semester for Accelerated B.S.N. students. The awards are administered through the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs. All applicants must have completed the equivalent of two semesters of full-time study in nursing to be eligible for scholarships. 

B.S.N. Student Scholarships

  • Scholarships are available during the fall semester for Traditional B.S.N. students and during the spring semester for Accelerated B.S.N. students.
  • The awards are administered through the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs.
  • All applicants must have completed the equivalent of two semesters of full-time study in nursing to be eligible for scholarships.
  • Application process
  • Recipients are chosen based on need from our available scholarships (see a full list of our undergraduate scholarships and fellowships).

D.N.P. Student Scholarships

  • Scholarships for the D.N.P. program are available during the fall semester only.
  • The awards are administered through the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs.
  • All applicants must have completed the equivalent of two semesters in nursing. Application information will be distributed by the Office of Student Affairs to eligible students, and the scholarships will be disbursed during the fall semester.
  • Application process
  • Recipients are chosen based on need from our available scholarships (see a full list of our graduate scholarships and fellowships).

Ph.D. Student Scholarships

University of Florida Graduate School Fellowship

The College of Nursing has a limited number of Graduate School Fellowships (GSF) available for newly admitted Ph.D. students. The GSF is a competitive award intended to recruit talented graduate students with a demonstrated potential in research and creative activities. Graduate School Fellows are expected to demonstrate high standards of academic achievement and active participation in university life.
Additional information on the fellowship

  • Eligibility
    All newly admitted students enrolled full-time (12 credit hours for the fall and spring semesters, and 8 credit hours in the summer semester) will be considered.
  • Value
    Four-year fellowship support, including a tuition waiver and a stipend, are paid biweekly over each academic year up to the amount of $20,000. After completion of the core courses and the progression exam, Graduate School Fellows are required to be appointed as a Graduate Research or a Graduate Teaching Assistant for at least four semesters.
  • Application
    A complete application for admission on file in the college. Submit application by March 15.

College of Nursing Scholarship

  • Eligibility
    All Ph.D. students are eligible for scholarship assistance in the first year of study. Priority is given to students enrolled in full-time study. Students in years two and three of doctoral studies may apply for scholarship assistance. Financial resources permitting, priority is given to full-time students and students submitting or resubmitting funding proposals. Application information will be distributed each year by the Office for Academic and Student Affairs.
  • Value
    Partial assistance with tuition for the first year of the program. Approximate value $8,000. Positions as graduate research or graduate teaching assistants may be requested.
  • Application
    A complete application for admission on file in the college. Submit application by May 31st.

College of Nursing Teaching and Research Assistantships

College of Nursing teaching assistantships (TA) and research assistantships (RA) are mentored teaching and research experiences They are both appointed based on college teaching and research needs as determined by department chairs and the associate dean for research, respectively. TA and RA positions in the college are paid UF OPS appointments (as a student assistant), which do not include tuition support or benefits such as health insurance.

Selection/Application Process

A Ph.D. student interested in a TA position should first confer with her/his advisor/mentor, and then inform the appropriate department chair of interest in such a position. If the department chair has the resources and a teaching need that matches the doctoral student interest, the department chair will arrange the TA appointment.

A Ph.D. student interested in an RA position should first confer with her/his advisor, and then inform the associate dean for research of interest in such a position. If there is a research need that matches the doctoral student interest, the associate dean of research will arrange the RA appointment in consultation with the relevant faculty member and department chair. Per UF regulations, TA and RA appointments may not exceed .5 FTE per semester.

Supervision and Mentorship

The TA will be supervised by the course faculty member as assigned by the department chair, and the RA will be supervised by the research faculty member. The students and faculty member should meet regularly for mentoring sessions.