Universty of Florida Scholarships for International Students 2024-25

The University of Florida (UF) offers a range of scholarships for international students for the 2024-25 academic year, catering to various academic and financial needs. Here’s a detailed overview of some key scholarship opportunities:

### UF International Center (UFIC) Scholarships
The UFIC provides several scholarships specifically for international students:
– **UFIC Semester/Academic Year Scholarship**: Up to $1,000 per semester or $2,000 for the academic year.
– **UFIC Summer Scholarships**: $1,000 awarded for summer programs.
– **UFIC Summer Merit Scholarship**: For students with a minimum GPA of 3.5, offering $1,000.
– **UF Sponsored Summer Short-term Scholarship**: Up to $500 for short-term summer programs (26 days or less).
– **Wentworth Honors Scholarships**: $1,500 for the summer and $2,000 for the fall/spring semester, specifically for students in the Honors Program.

### Departmental and College-Specific Scholarships
Several colleges and departments within UF offer their own scholarships:
– **Herbert Wertheim Engineering Scholarships**: Awards $1,000 to students in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.
– **Learning Without Borders Study Abroad Scholarship**: Provides $3,000 to international students admitted in the summer and who receive a Federal Pell Grant.

### National and State Scholarships
– **Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship**: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, this scholarship offers between $100 and $5,000 to support international students. Application deadlines typically fall in January and March.

### UF General and Endowed Scholarships
UF also offers a variety of general and endowed scholarships that international students can apply for:
– **Jessie Ball duPont/Alfred I. duPont Scholarship**: Provides financial support to students with the expectation that recipients will, in turn, help future students once they have the means to do so.
– **Ryan McKee SFA Scholarship**: A need-based scholarship for students employed in the verification section of the UF Office for Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

### Special Programs
– **John V. Lombardi Scholarship**: Offered by the Honors Program, this scholarship provides a stipend for up to eight semesters, including four fully-funded summer enrichment experiences. Applicants must demonstrate intellectual curiosity, civic responsibility, and leadership potential.
– **Stamps Scholarship**: In partnership with the Stamps Scholars Program, UF awards four-year scholarships to exceptional students, focusing on leadership and cultural competency development through cohort-based summer experiences.

### Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program
While primarily aimed at first-generation, low-income students, this program also supports international students by providing comprehensive financial aid packages and additional support programs to help them succeed at UF. Eligibility requires a family income of less than $55,000 and assets under $35,000.

### Application Requirements
To apply for these scholarships, students typically need to provide:
– Academic transcripts and proof of a minimum GPA (usually between 3.0 and 3.5)
– Standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT)
– A Statement of Purpose
– Financial proof and documentation
– Letters of recommendation
– Proof of language proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL)
– A valid passport and visa
– An acceptance letter from UF

### Deadlines
Deadlines for these scholarships vary, but for most programs, applications are due in the fall or early spring. For example, the application deadline for the Bredahl Scholarship is March 20, 2024, for the fall semester.

By offering a variety of scholarships tailored to different needs and academic disciplines, the University of Florida ensures that international students have numerous opportunities to receive financial assistance and support during their studies. For more detailed information and specific application processes, students should visit the [UF Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships http://www.sfa.ufl.edu

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