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Board of Education Summer Fellowship

Each summer, OGMP selects a cohort of newly enrolled underrepresented PhD students to participate in the Board of Education (BOE) summer fellowship program. This six-week summer program is designed as an orientation to graduate education and promotes acclimation to the University of Florida. The BOE fellowship provides a stipend of $3,500 and covers 4 credit hours of in-state-tuition and health insurance. Additionally, BOE fellows attend professional development events and seminars and also participate in non-academic courses including Research Methods, Statistics, and Academic writing. Please click the link below to learn more about BOE and to apply.

Board of Education Summer Fellowship (Deadline: May 1, 2015)

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 2013 and will remain on the grant for two full years.

We are not currently enrolling or accepting fellows for entrance in Fall 2015.

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.

Only certain academic programs are eligible for this award, please check website to see if you are eligible.

FAMU Feeder Fellowship

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Feeder Program affords FAMU students the opportunity to receive advanced study in graduate programs not available at FAMU. UF is 1 of more than 40 universities in the FAMU Feeder Program aimed at increasing the number of FAMU students in graduate programs. UF offers five fellowships every year to qualified FAMU Feeder students who have been admitted to a PhD program. Each fellow receives a $13,000 annual stipend, in-state tuition and health insurance for up to three years.

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 number of African American and Hispanic faculty in the state of Florida. Each fellow receives an annual $13,000 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 15 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: www.fefonline.org/mdfapply/

McNair Graduate Fellowship

The McNair Graduate Assistantship Program was created to provide one year transitional support for students who have successfully completed the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program as undergraduates. UF provides a limited number of one-year research assistantships for McNair Scholars who are entering a PhD program at this institution. It provides a stipend of $13,000, in-state tuition, fees and health insurance for one year. As part of the program, each student will be appointed to a research assistant and expected to conduct research under faculty supervision.

Application Fee Waivers: McNair scholars who apply to UF are eligible for a graduate school application fee waiver.

McNair Graduate Assistantship Application (Deadline: February 15, 2015)

Supplemental Retention Scholarship

The OGMP Supplemental Retention Scholarship is designed to help doctoral students without support 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. This award provides 3 credit hours of in-state tuition for one semester. This award can be received for a maximum of 3 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.

The College of Medicine Office of Minority Affairs (OMA) assists in the recruitment and retention of students whose ethnic/racial groups are underrepresented in medicine (URM).  We strive to educate prospective URM students on their opportunities and spark their interest in medical school, the IDP, and the PA program.

For additional information, please contact:
at the UF Graduate School:  Office of Graduate Minority Programs, P.O. Box 115515 (235 Grinter Hall), Gainesville, FL 32611-5515, telephone (352) 392-6444
in the College of Medicine:    Office of Minority Affairs, P.O. Box 100202, UF College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610, telephone (352) 273-6656