The UF Office of Admissions currently offers a very limited number of merit-based out-of-state scholarships designed to reduce the out-of-state tuition for high-achieving students at the following levels: Alumni Scholarship: Up to $8,000 per year (Fall/Spring, total $32,000 over 4 years); Sunshine Scholarship: Up to $16,000 per year (Fall/Spring, total $64,000 over 4 years); and Gator Nation Scholarship: Up to $10,000 per year (Fall/Spring, total $40,000 over 4 years).
There is no separate application for out-of-state scholarships; all applicants who apply by the November 16 deadline are considered on the basis of their application for admission to UF. Applicants are reviewed for scholarships using the same holistic and academic criteria used for the admissions review. No additional materials or updated information should be submitted for scholarship review.
While there are no minimum criteria for the out-of-state scholarships, applicants should be classified as a non-Florida resident for tuition purposes by our February Decision Day. Past recipients have typically fallen within the upper range of the middle 50% of our admitted student profile or above, combined with a diverse and engaged resume and essay response. However, meeting our profile numbers does not guarantee a scholarship award. If selected for one of our out-of-state scholarships, an offer will arrive via email by mid-March.