The application cycle for 2022-2023 James. W Kynes Memorial Scholarships and Research Awards is now open.

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 18, 2022, 5 p.m.


Candidates must be current senior-level undergraduate students completing a UF bachelor’s degree program or former UF student-athletes who received a UF bachelor’s degree while playing NCAA-sponsored sports at UF, and who have been admitted to a UF graduate or professional degree program.


Please click the link below for the application form. Read and follow all instructions on it carefully and thoroughly. Email your application form and personal statement as a single PDF file to by the deadline shown above.

Kynes Application Form

Also, by the deadline, have official transcripts documenting all grades during your college career to:

Shandy Dawkins
Otis Hawkins Center
POB 14485
Gainesville FL 32604

In addition, have your recommenders access their recommendation letter forms from this webpage and submit them by the deadline.


Please click the links below to make recommendations for applicants for this award. Recommendations are confidential, and applicants are not allowed to see them. Email your recommendations directly to by the deadline shown above.

Character Reference Recommendation Form
Dean/Professor/Academic Advisor Recommendation Form
Head Coach Recommendation Form


If you have any questions as an applicant or a recommender, please email