In response to the significant and historic impact of Hurricane Irma in 2017, UF created the “Aid-a-Gator” program as an emergency fund to provide limited assistance to students who experienced a temporary financial hardship due to the hurricane and its aftermath. Undergraduate students and graduate students not on assistantship who experience financial hardship may visit the Aid-a-Gator webpage for additional information.
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The Josephine West Memorial Service Scholarship provides an annual grant of $1,000 to an outstanding undergraduate, female student at the University of Florida. It was established by the Office of Student Affairs in 1985 after her untimely passing, in memory of her fine contributions to the University.
Machen Florida Opportunity Scholarships (MFOS) are designed to ensure that those who meet eligibility requirements will not have to work or borrow to attend UF, but rather will have their need fully met with grants and scholarships. Awards are offered to Florida resident first-time-in-college freshmen students and undergraduate renewal students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds whose parents have not earned a bachelor’s degree. This program, an initiative of the University of Florida, was supported by the Florida legislature in early June 2006 when it created the First Generation Matching Grant Program.

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

be a Florida resident
be admitted as a first-time-in-college freshman to an undergraduate program
UF must receive your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 15 prior to Fall term enrollment*
have financial need as determined from information provided on the FAFSA
be enrolled for at least twelve credit hours/semester
maintain satisfactory academic progress
not have defaulted on or owe a refund to any previous aid program
neither parent may have earned a bachelor’s degree
total family income is less than $40,000 and total family assets, other than the home, are less than $25,000**
*Although you must be accepted for enrollment at UF before you are considered for financial aid, you should apply for aid before being admitted. Complete the FAFSA at You can file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016. UF’s 2017-18 “On-Time” deadline to receive the results of your FAFSA from the federal processor is December 15, 2016. Apply well before December 15 to ensure that the federal processor has time to analyze and send the results of your FAFSA to our office. Financial aid is awarded on a first come, first served basis so apply as early as possible to be considered for the most, and best aid. In order for us to consider you for a financial aid package, you must be an admitted student and have met the “On-Time” deadline.

** These are basic income requirements. Student Financial Affairs may choose to complete a more in depth look at family financial circumstances, including home value, business income and losses, other assets, non-custodial parent’s financial situation, etc. to make a final eligibility determination.

Students who are selected for this scholarship must agree to participate in support programs to assist them in a successful transition to UF.

Machen Florida Opportunity Scholarship Renewal Requirements:

Earned 24 academic credits in previous year
Maintain 2.0 GPA
FAFSA received by December 15th
Family Income not to exceed:
2nd Year: $44,000
3rd Year: $48,000
4th Year: $52,000
Participate in Peer Mentor Activities (1st year students only)
Satisfactory Completion of SLS 1102 (1st year students only)
Attend two (2) Career Workshops (2nd year students only)
Complete one Life Planning Workshop (3rd year students only)

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Established in 1922, the University Women’s Club is an organization comprised of faculty and staff and wives of faculty and staff of the University of Florida, and of women who actively support the mission and goals of the Club. Each spring, the University Women’s Club awards $1,000 scholarships to deserving students in honor of the wives of past presidents of the University of Florida as well as wives of distinguished campus leaders.