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Other Funding Resources

Below is a list of additional funding resources available to qualified graduate students. For a listing of some externally funded awards available specifically to underrepresented students, see the Diversity Funding Resources section below.

UCF Funding

Graduate Assistantship Positions in Non-Academic Units

UCF Department of Housing and Residence Life
The Department of Housing and Residence Life at the University of Central Florida offers an outstanding experience for graduate students. Their position of graduate assistant (GA) provides a valuable work experience where classroom knowledge can be applied to professional practice. Each GA position is tailored to the interests of the GA, as able, in addition to keeping in mind the needs of the individual residence hall staff and community. We offer experiences in leadership, supervision, advising, mediation, conduct, crisis response, professional networking, budgeting, facilities, Fraternity and Sorority life and many more. Becoming a graduate assistant for our department will certainly fulfill a graduate student's personal and professional goals and aspirations as a complement to the graduate student's academic experience. For more information about the graduate assistant position, visit www.housing.ucf.edu/employment/graduate-assistant.

Office of Experiential Learning
The Office of Experiential Learning is seeking a full-time graduate student for a Graduate Assistantship position. See the position description for additional details.

Office of the QEP
The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is seeking a full-time graduate student for a Graduate Assistantship position. See the position description for additional details.

Transfer and Transition Services 
UCF Transfer and Transition Services is seeking a Graduate Assistants for 2017-2018. See the position description for additional details.

Scholarship Opportunities

Alumni Association awards more than $40,000 in scholarships each year
The UCF Alumni Association awards scholarships each year to UCF undergraduate and graduate students. See http://www.ucfalumni.com/students/scholarships for information on how to apply.

UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance Scholarship Listing
Includes links to many resources

NanoScience Technology Center Scholarships
Visit the NanoScience Technology Center Scholarship webpage for information on several scholarships available through NASA, NSF, and more.

Sheila B. Somerville Endowment Graduate Scholarship
Each year, the UCF Women's Club offers an award to a full-time, nontraditional graduate student at UCF. Applications are due June 15 for Fall consideration.

Student Government Association (SGA) Activity and Service Fee Travel Funding
Travel funding can be provided for both individuals and RSOs through UCF Student Government Association. Information and forms can be found at http://ucfsga.com/resources/forms/. Direct links can also be found on KnightConnect under the SGA Forms page. Please e-mail inquiries to the Senate Pro Tempore at sga_pro@ucf.edu and or the Deputy of Senate Operations at sga_dsop@ucf.edu.

UCF Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Research Abroad Scholarships
The IC CAE offers graduate scholarships for students to conduct field work pertaining to their MA thesis or PhD dissertation. This competitive scholarship is awarded up to $8,000 for graduate students who are interested in careers in national security and intelligence. More details are available at http://politicalscience.cos.ucf.edu/iccae/scholarships/.

Australia's Endeavor Scholarships and Fellowships Program
ORAU has partnered with the Australian Government to seek U.S. and Canadian applicants for Australia’s Endeavor Scholarships and Fellowships Program. This program is an internationally competitive, merit-based program that provides up to AUD $272,500 (USD $213,295) for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world. Program benefits include travel and establishment allowances, tuition, health insurance, and monthly stipends. For more information or to apply, please visit http://orau.org/endeavourscholarships/.

BestColleges.Com
Visit bestcolleges.com to review financial aid resources for students.

Boren Fellowships for International Study
Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study and up to $30,000 for a combined overseas and domestic program. Program information and application deadlines are available at www.borenawards.org.

Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security
The Center for Global Food Security at Purdue University is accepting applications for the Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security program.Information is available at http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/food/borlaugfellows/.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Leadership Programs
Visit www.chci.org for information on the CHCI Public Policy Fellowship, the Congressional Internship Program, and Graduate Fellowship and Scholarship Programs.  

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship
The Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship (PEF) is a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship focusing on the application of quantitative methods to the science of health protection, health promotion, and disease prevention. Applicants should be eligible to work in the U.S., be willing to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia, and posess a doctoral degree in economics or applied economics, decision sciences, health services research or related health sciences, industrial engineering or operations research, pulic policy analysis, or a related quantitatively-oriented field. Applications are accepted online at http://www.cdc.gov/pef between September and January.                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Chateubriand Fellowship Science Program
The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States. For information about the Chateaubriand Fellowship Science Program, visit http://france-science.org/chateaubriand.

Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship
Participation in the program provides Florida college and university students with firsthand, high-level experience and insight into how state government operates. For more information and to apply, visit www.FloridaFellows.com.

Florida Sea Grant Fellowship
Florida Sea Grant is administering a new fellowship called the Florida Coastal Office / Florida Sea Grant Fellowship. The fellowship is funded by the Coastal Office of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and it is designed to provide the selected candidate with experience working in state government for a year, with a possibility of extension to two years. The focus will be on working as a liaison with the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Governors’ Alliances on ocean and coastal issues. They will be an OPS employee of the University of Florida / Florida Sea Grant during the term of their fellowship. For details on the fellowship and instructions & timeframe for applications, visit: https://www.flseagrant.org/students/scholarships/florida-coastal-officeflorida-sea-grant-fellowship.

Guide to Financial Aid for Minority Students
See AffordableColleges.com for search tools for finding graduate funding.

Intercollegiate Studies Institute Graduate Fellowships
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute offers a variety of graduate fellowships to qualified applicants. For detailed information and to download and application form, see the Intercollegiate Studies Institute website at http://home.isi.org/programs/fellowships.

International Student Scholarship Search
http://www.internationalstudent.com/scholarships/

Jefferson Science Fellowships
An online application and detailed instructions on the application process are available on the JSF website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/jefferson/.

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP)
The NIH hosts the Graduate Partnerships Program to bring PhD students to the NIH Intramural Research Program for dissertation research. See the Office of Intramural Training and Education website for more details and application deadlines.

National Research Council of the National Academies
The NRC sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at federal laboratories and affiliated institutes. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience and graduate entry level stipends beginning at $30,000 and higher for additional experience. The awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. Detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply online and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Web site at: www.nationalacademies.org/rap.

National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students
The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is intended for U.S. graduate students pursuing studies in fields supported by the National Science Foundation. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for the EAPSI. Applicants must be enrolled in a research-oriented master's or PhD program and be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents by the application deadline date. Students in combined bachelor/master degree programs must have matriculated from the undergraduate degree program by the application deadline date. For more information concerning benefits, eligibility, and how to apply, visit www.nsf.gov/eapsi.

National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program
Fellowship grants are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to reduce their campus carbon footprint. Projects including: greenhouse gas inventories, climate action plans, energy conservation and efficiency, habitat restoration, convening climate action gatherings and more will be considered. For more information, visit http://www.nwf.org/Campus-Ecology/Get-Involved/Apply-for-a-Fellowship.aspx.

Open Education Database - Graduate Scholarships
Visit http://oedb.org/graduate-scholarship/ for a database of graduate scholarships.

P.E.O. Scholar Award
The P.E.O. Scholar Award for female doctoral students recognizes exceptional academic achievement and potential to make a difference in their field of study. Recipients receive $15,000. More information is available at http://www.peointernational.org/about-peo-scholar-awards-psa.

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program
Every year, the Honor Society for Phi Kappa Phi awards fellowships to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. They also award Dissertation Fellowships to active members who are doctoral candidates and completing dissertations. For selection criteria and to apply, go to Awards at PhiKappaPhi.org.

Presidential Management Fellows Program
Students interested in this program should submit an application to www.USAJOBS.gov. This program provides a GS-9 to 13 level job to the finalists and many students in public affairs and policy issues are frequent applicants, but any major is encouraged. This is a government personnel development program and the program hopes that students will become federal government employees after the program ends. Further information is available at www.pmf.gov. If UCF students have questions, they should contact UCF Career Services at 407-823-1726.

RADM Fred Lewis Postgraduate Scholarship program
The scholarships are offered to stimulate student interest and university participation in preparing individuals for leadership in the Modeling & Simulation, Training and Education communities. All pertinent application information can be found at http://www.iitsec.org/education/studentsandteachers/Pages/Scholarships.aspx.

SmartScholar
Visit http://www.smartscholar.com/ to browse scholarships by major/career, residence and more.

STAR Graduate Student Fellowship
Must be a graduate students (admitted or enrolled); U.S. citizen or permanent resident; one year or less completed in a master's program/four years or less completed in a doctoral program. The deadline to apply is in November. Information is available at http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2013/2013_star_gradfellow.html

Postdoctoral Funding

The L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship program awards five post-doctoral women scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each. Applicants are selected from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics. See www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience for the application and program information.

Visit the UCF College of Graduate Studies Postdoctoral website for details on UCF funding for postdoctoral scholars.

Internship Programs

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities offers an internship program for students in a variety of disciplines. See the HACU website for details.

Additional Resources

American Association of University Women
www.aauw.org/fga/index.cfm
Funding available for women

APA online
www.apa.org/about/awards/index.aspx
Funding available for all students in the field of psychology

Arts Social Science Research Council
www.ssrc.org/fellowships/
Funding available for all doctoral students in the fields of humanities and social science  

Fastweb's Scholarships
http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships
    

International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search
http://www.iefa.org/

OnlineColleges.net - Financial Aid for Hispanic Students
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/financial-aid-hispanic-students/

Peterson's Graduate Scholarship Search Engine
http://www.petersons.com/graduate-schools/graduate-school-scholarships.aspx

StudentScholarshipSearch.com's Graduate School Scholarships
http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/graduate-school-scholarships/

The Kyle Gohr Leadership Scholarship
http://advantaclean.com/scholarship/

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
www.woodrow.org/fellowships/index.php
Funding and fellowships available to all students

Veterans Health Administration National SimLEARN Program
http://www.simlearn.va.gov/
2-year paid fellowships tat the VHA SinLEARN National Simulation Center in Orlando, FL 

Zonta International
www.zonta.org/
Funding available for women in the fields of science, business, and public affairs (doctoral only) 

Business

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students.
www.aicpa.org/Career/DiversityInitiatives/Pages/fmds.aspx 

KPMG Accounting firm offers Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarships
http://www.kpmgfoundation.org

Prospanica Scholarships
hhttp://www.prospanica.org/page/Scholarships

Education

The Spencer Foundation
www.spencer.org/
Funding available to doctoral students and postdoctoral associates in the field of education

U.S. Department of Education
www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html
Funding available to all students, FAFSA application required

Masters In Education
http://www.mastersineducation.net/scholarships/

Engineering

UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science
http://www.cecs.ucf.edu/current-students/scholarships/
Funding available to students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Hertz Foundation
www.hertzfoundation.org/default.aspx
Funding available to all students in the field of applied science or engineering (computer science, physics, math, chemistry, etc.)

American Society for Engineering Education
www.asee.org
Funding available for all students in the field of engineering-NDSEG fellowships and SMART scholarships

Optics

Kidger Optics Associates
www.kidger.com/mkms_home.html
Funding for all students in this field

Hospitality

Tourism Cares for Tomorrow
www.tourismcares.org/
Funding available to all students

Public Administration

Foundation for Community Association Research
www.cairf.org/
Funding available to all students in the field of public affairs

Modeling and Simulation 

LINK Foundation
www.ist.ucf.edu/link_foundation.htm
Funding available to all students in this field for research and training

The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) Scholarships

ETS Fellowship and Internship Programs

The goals of the ETS awards programs are to provide research opportunities to scholars who either hold a doctoral degree or are enrolled in a doctoral program and to increase the number of women and underrepresented minority professionals in the field of educational research.

AAHHE and ETS Outstanding Dissertations Competition
The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), in conjunction with Educational Testing Service (ETS), has announced the annual Outstanding Dissertation Competition for Hispanics receiving a doctoral degree. See www.aahhe.org for information on how to apply.

Summer Research for Graduate Students
Sixteen selected interns will conduct research on a project of their choice under the guidance of an ETS mentor in Princeton. Seminars and workshops will be offered. Graduate students, who are currently enrolled full-time in a doctoral program and have completed a minimum of two years coursework toward their Ph.D. or Ed.D. on or before program start date, are eligible to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Up to three fellows will be selected and invited to conduct independent research described in a proposal submitted as part of the application process. Candidates must hold a PhD or an EdD. The fellowship is for a period of up to two years, renewable after the first year by mutual agreement.

Sylvia Taylor Johnson Minority Fellowship in Educational Measurement
A fellow will be selected to conduct independent research, described in a proposal submitted as part of the application process. Candidates must have received their PhD or EdD within the past ten years. The fellowship is for a period of up to two years, renewable after the first year by mutual agreement.

Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship
During the academic year fellows will study at their universities and conduct a research project under the supervision of an academic mentor and in consultation with an ETS research scientist. During the summer, fellows will be invited to participate in the Summer Research Program working under the guidance of an ETS researcher. The program is open to national and international applicants who are enrolled in a doctoral program and have completed at least two years of full-time study toward the PhD.

ETS Contacts
For detailed information and to apply online, see the ETS Fellowship Programs Website at: www.ets.org/research/fellowships.html or request application materials from internfellowships@ets.org.

Diversity Funding Resources 

The University of Central Florida offers a variety of funding opportunities for graduate students while they pursue their degrees. Graduate fellowships and teaching, research, and administrative assistantships provide the most common forms of support for graduate students. Students in underrepresented minority groups are specifically eligible for the following UCF fellowships. Details concerning these and other fellowships that are available to UCF students can be found on the UCF Graduate Fellowships page.

  • McKnight Doctoral Fellowship
  • Summer Mentoring Fellowship
  • Delores A. Auzenne Fellowship (for new and current students)

Here is a list of other possible funding sources for underrepresented graduate students:

American Indian Graduate Center
www.aigcs.org/home.asp
Funding available for American Indian and Alaskan Native students 

La Unidad Latina Foundation
www.lulfoundation.org/
Funding available for Hispanics in Arts, Science, Public Administration, Education

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
www.hsf.net/
Funding available for Hispanics

Business

National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)
UCF participates in the NSHMBA University Partnership Program. For award details, visit http://www.nshmba.org/?page=Scholarship.

National Association of Black Accountants
www.nabainc.org/
Funding available to all minorities in the field of accounting, must be a NABA member to qualify

Jacki Tuckfield Memorial
www.jackituckfield.org/
Funding available to African American students in the field of business, must live in South Florida and attend a Florida University.

Education

The National Academies
sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fellowships/
Funding available to all minorities

Engineering

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science
www.gemfellowship.org/gem-fellowship
Funding available for all minorities in the fields of engineering and science

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
www.nacme.org
Funding available to all minorities in the fields of: engineering, science, and mathematics

Sciences

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science
www.gemfellowship.org/gem-fellowship
Funding available for all minorities in the fields of engineering and science

UNCF Merck Science Initiative
https://scholarships.uncf.org/
Funding available for African-Americans in any science field

American Sociological Association
www.asanet.org/funding/mfp.cfm
Funding available for all minorities in the field of sociology

American Society for Microbiology
www.asm.org/education
Funding available for all minorities in the field of microbiology

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
www.nacme.org 
Funding available to all minorities in the fields of: engineering, science, and mathematics


 

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