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Board of Education Summer Fellowship

Every summer, OGMP selects 35 incoming PhD students to be Board of Education (BOE) Fellows. This six-week summer fellowship program is designed as an orientation and preparation for the challenges of graduate education. It also helps students acclimate themselves to the University of Florida. The BOE Fellowship includes four credits of Summer B tuition and awards a $1,500 stipend. In addition, participants attend Research Methods and Academic Writing courses. Social events and development seminars are also planned. Please click on the above link to learn more about the Board of Education Summer Fellowship.

Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship

The Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Grant was awarded to UF by the National Science Foundation through the Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FG-LSAMP) to enhance recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The BD provides $30,000 per year for the first two years of doctoral studies for former LSAMP students who are entering Ph.D. programs after completing baccalaureate degrees. In addition, the grant provides funds for the same two years for each BD student’s cost of education (tuition, fees and health insurance). The grants are awarded through a competition to institutions every two years. The first cohort of BD students started in fall 2008; the second cohort started in the fall 2010 and will remain on the grant for two full years.

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the University of Florida has been awarded its third NSF grant for the Bridge to the Doctorate Program (BD). At this time, we are asking STEM academic units to begin sending us nominees for BD consideration. Please forward to us the names and relevant academic information (program interest, GPA, GRE, CV, etc.) of any former LSAMP students you have recruited that you would like to have considered for the BD. Click here for a nomination form. We hope to select the awardees from the LSAMP students nominated by the respective academic units. To be eligible for consideration for the BD, nominees must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.; must have participated in the LSAMP Program at the undergraduate level and must provide proof of participation; must be a first-time graduate student; must be admitted directly from an LSAMP undergraduate institution to a PhD program in a STEM discipline at UF. Please review your nominees to make sure they meet the eligibility requirements and begin submitting them now to the Graduate School.

Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award

Named in honor of Delores Auzenne, this award is designed to assist underrepresented minority students in completing their dissertation work. The program provides competitively awarded stipends to PhD candidates who are in the advanced writing stages of their dissertations at UF. Students who are appointed on a state-funded fellowship or assistantship are not eligible. Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to apply to the OGMP. Please click on the above link to learn more about the Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award.

FAMU Feeder Fellowship

Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Graduate Feeder Program is an arrangement with 47 degree-granting institutions. OGMP reserves three to five financial aid packages annually for qualified FAMU graduates from all academic disciplines who wish to pursue advanced degrees, especially the doctorate. The FAMU Feeder application deadline is in the spring, in anticipation of accepting the fellowship award in the fall. Please click on the above link to learn more about the FAMU Feeder Fellowship.

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

The Office of Graduate Minority Programs, in partnership with the Florida Education Fund, administers the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship for African American and Hispanic students. The program is designed to increase the representation of African Americans and Hispanics in Ph.D. programs at Florida universities. Each fellow receives an annual $12,000 stipend with tuition health insurance and fee waiver for a maximum of five years. Applicants must be US Citizens admitted to a University of Florida Ph.D. program and entering the first year of that program. Applications must be submitted directly to the Florida Education Fund before January 15th to compete for funding opportunities the following fall. Students are notified by April 15th. McKnight Doctoral Fellowship applications can be completed at the Florida Education Fund website:

McNair Graduate Fellowship

UF provides a limited number of one-year research assistantships for McNair scholars who are entering a Ph.D. program at this institution. It provides a stipend ($12,000), in-state tuition, fees and health insurance for the first year of the PhD. It assists students who have successfully completed the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program as undergraduates. It is open to all McNair Scholars in good standing. The student will be appointed and perform research assistant duties under faculty supervision. Since this program is intended to increase enrollment in PhD programs, currently enrolled doctoral students are not eligible. Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to apply. Please click on the above link to learn more about the McNair Graduate Fellowship. Application Fee Waivers: McNair scholars who apply to UF are eligible for a graduate school application fee waiver. For more information call Graduate School Admission at 352-392-1365, ext. 7300.

Supplemental Tuition Retention Program

The OGMP Supplemental Tuition Retention Program is designed to help doctoral students complete their degree program. Eligible students must be within three semesters of completing their degree and must no longer have funding available through an assistantship or fellowship. The program provides limited tuition assistance for the remaining semesters. Applications are available in the Office of Graduate Minority Programs, or by clicking on the link above.

UF/Santa Fe College Faculty Development Project

The UF/Santa Fe College (SFC) Faculty Development Project is a partnership designed to increase the number of doctoral students at UF and faculty at SFC. Students awarded this prestigious graduate assistantship receive an annual stipend, tuition and fee waiver, mentoring, and professional development training at UF and SFC. Participants are required to fill a teaching, advising, or recruitment & retention role at Santa Fe for the appointed year. Applicants must hold an MS/MA or equivalent degree with the required number of hours in an appropriate discipline based on SFC needs. Selection of individuals for this program is contingent on the positions available at Santa Fe. Students must be fully admitted into a doctoral program at UF and meet all SFC adjunct faculty hiring criteria. For more information please click on the link above.




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