Other Funding Resources

Other Funding Resources

Other Funding Resources
Additional Funding Resources Available to Qualified Graduate Students
Other Funding Resources

About UCF’s 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.

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UCF Doctoral Research Support

The College of Graduate Studies is offering a Doctoral Research Support Award to assist students with dissertation research expenses. The award is available to a doctoral student who has passed their qualifying examination(s) or the equivalent and is in the proposal stage of their dissertation. Students in Doctoral Candidacy status who have enrolled in more than one semester of the dissertation (including the application term) are not eligible to apply. For additional details, see the UCF Doctoral Research Support Award application. Be sure to speak with your Program Director about college-specific deadlines.

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UCF Services on Financial Literacy

Centsible Knights: finaid.ucf.edu/financial-literacy

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 www.ucfalumni.com/students/scholarships for information on how to apply.

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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.

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Sheila B. Somerville Endowment Graduate Scholarship

Each year, the UCF Women’s Club offers an award to a full-time, non-traditional graduate student at UCF. Applications are due June 15 for Fall consideration.

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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 ucfsga.com/services/funding. 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.

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UCF Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Research Abroad Scholarships

The IC CAE offers graduate scholarships for students to conduct fieldwork 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 politicalscience.cos.ucf.edu/iccae/scholarships.

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American Association of University Women (AAUW)

The AAUW offers various fellowships and grants for graduate students. For details and how to apply, visit the AAUW website.

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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 orau.org/endeavourscholarships.

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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.

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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 www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/food/programs/borlaug-fellows/.

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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.

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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 possess a doctoral degree in economics or applied economics, decision sciences, health services research or related health sciences, industrial engineering or operations research, public policy analysis, or a related quantitatively-oriented field. Applications are accepted online at http://www.cdc.gov/pef between September and January.

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Chateaubriand 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 france-science.org/chateaubriand.

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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.

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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: www.flseagrant.org/students/scholarships/florida-coastal-officeflorida-sea-grant-fellowship.

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Guide to Financial Aid for Minority Students

See AffordableColleges.com for search tools for finding graduate funding.

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Intercollegiate Studies Institute Graduate Fellowships

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

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International Student Scholarship Search

www.internationalstudent.com/scholarships

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Jefferson Science Fellowships

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program

Fellowship grants are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to reducing 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 www.nwf.org/EcoLeaders/Get-Involved/Fellowships.

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Open Education Database – Graduate Scholarships

Visit oedb.org/graduate-scholarship for a database of graduate scholarships.

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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 https://www.peointernational.org/peo-projects-and-philanthropies.

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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.

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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.

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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 and Simulation, Training, and Education communities. All pertinent application information can be found at www.iitsec.org/education/studentsandteachers/Pages/Scholarships.aspx.

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SmartScholar

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

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STAR Graduate Student Fellowship

Must be a graduate student (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 epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2013/2013_star_gradfellow.html

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Postdoctoral Funding

L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship Program

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.

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

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Internship Programs

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

HACU offers an internship program for students in a variety of disciplines. See the HACU website for details.

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Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

ORISE offers several internships and fellowship programs for current students and recent graduates.

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Additional Resources

APA online

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

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Arts Social Science Research Council

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

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BestColleges.Com

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

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Fastweb’s Scholarships

www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships

International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search

www.iefa.org

OnlineColleges.net – Financial Aid for Hispanic Students

www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/financial-aid-hispanic-students

Peterson’s Graduate Scholarship Search Engine

www.petersons.com/graduate-schools/graduate-school-scholarships.aspx

Reviews.Com – The Best Scholarship Search Platforms

www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms

StudentScholarshipSearch.com’s Graduate School Scholarships

www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/graduate-school-scholarships

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

www.woodrow.org/fellowships/index.php
Funding and fellowships available to all students

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Veterans Health Administration National SimLEARN Program

www.simlearn.va.gov
2-year paid fellowships tat the VHA SinLEARN National Simulation Center in Orlando, FL.

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Zonta International

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

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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

www.kpmgfoundation.org

Prospanica Scholarships

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.

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U.S. Department of Education

www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html
Funding available to all students, FAFSA application required.

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Masters In Education

www.mastersineducation.net/scholarships


Engineering

UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science

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

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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.)

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American Society for Engineering Education

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

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Optics

Kidger Optics Associates

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

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Hospitality

Tourism Cares for Tomorrow

www.tourismcares.org/
Funding available to all students.

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Public Administration

Foundation for Community Association Research

www.cairf.org/ 
Funding available to all students in the field of public affairs.

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Modeling and Simulation

LINK Foundation

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

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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.

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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 PhD or EdD 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.

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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.

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.

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La Unidad Latina Foundation

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

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

www.hsf.net/
Funding available for Hispanics.

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Business

National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)

UCF participates in the NSHMBA University Partnership Program. For award details, visit www.nshmba.org/?page=Scholarship.

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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.

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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.

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Education

The National Academies

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

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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.

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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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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.

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UNCF Merck Science Initiative

scholarships.uncf.org
Funding available for African-Americans in any science field.

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American Sociological Association

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

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American Society for Microbiology

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

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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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