The University of Florida office of admissions currently offers a limited number of merit-based Presidential scholarships designed for our in-state high-achieving students: Presidential Scholarship: $5,000 per year (Fall/Spring, total $20,000 over 4 years); Presidential Gold Scholarship: $8,000 per year (Fall/Spring, total $32,000 over 4 years); and, Presidential Platinum Scholarship: $10,000 per year (Fall/Spring, total $40,000 over 4 years).
No separate application is required for these scholarships; all students who apply by the November 16 deadline are considered on the basis of their application for admission to UF. Applicants are reviewed for scholarships with 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 academic criteria for Presidential scholarships, past recipients have demonstrated strong academic achievement that falls within the upper range of our middle 50 percent 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 merit-based scholarships, a notification will arrive via email and status page update by mid-March.