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Quick Facts

  • 6 - Number of graduate programs in the college ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in March 2016
  • Fall 2015 - Launch of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice
  • Spring 2016 - Launch of the completely online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program
  • 2015-16 - Academic year in which the college recognized 25 years since its founding in 1990-91
  • > 1,700 - Number of children and adults with speech, language and hearing problems served by the Communication Disorders Clinic

Collegewide

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 9 doctoral credit hours and be enrolled in a doctoral degree program in the College of Health and Public Affairs
  • Must have a minimum overall 3.5 GPA
  • Must provide an essay (two or less pages, double spaced, 12 point font) outlining how their career pathway aligns with the COHPA mission of "Strengthening Communities. Changing Lives".
  • Must provide a letter of recommendation from a full-time faculty member from their academic program in the College of Health and Public Affairs

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • GPS Report
  • Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume

Award: $2,000

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must have completed 90 semester hours and be classified a senior enrolled in the College of Health and Public Affairs
  • Must have a minimum UCF GPA of 3.2 or a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA
  • Must be enrolled in 12 semester hours during semester of award
  • Must provide a brief essay (one page, double spaced, 12 point font) on reasons applying for the scholarship and what personal and professional goals hoping to achieve in the next 10 years
  • Must provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member from the College of Health and Public Affairs

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit
  • Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume

Award: 2 awards at $500 each

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 9 graduate credit hours and be enrolled in a master's degree program in the College of Health and Public Affairs
  • Must have a minimum overall 3.5 GPA
  • Must provide an essay (two or less pages, double spaced, 12 point font) outlining how their career pathway aligns with the COHPA mission of "Strengthening Communities. Changing Lives".
  • Must provide a letter of recommendation from a full-time faculty member from their academic program in the College of Health and Public Affairs

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • GPS Report
  • Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume

Award: 2 awards at $2,000 each

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must have completed 90 semester hours and be classified a senior enrolled in the College of Health and Public Affairs
  • Must have a minimum overall 3.2 GPA
  • Must be enrolled in 12 semester hours during the semester of the award
  • Must provide an essay (two or less pages, double spaced, 12 point font) outlining how their career pathway aligns with the COHPA mission of "Strengthening Communities. Changing Lives".
  • Must provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member from their academic program in the College of Health and Public Affairs

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit
  • Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume

Award: 4 awards at $1,000 each

JOHN L. MICA PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in the College of Health and Public Affairs
  • Must have a minimum overall 2.5 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Must be actively pursuing a career in public service as demonstrated by involvement in extracurricular activities, volunteer service or employment
  • Must provide a brief essay (one page, double spaced, 12 point font) detailing career aspirations and involvement in public service

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: 3 awards at $500 each

VOLUSIA LEAGUE OF CITIES NON-ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled at the University as a full-time undergraduate junior, senior, or graduate student in the College of Health and Public Affairs
  • Applicant is majoring in the field of public administration or criminal justice
  • Must have a cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher
  • Applicant has demonstrated academic merit as defined in the state GPA requirements for merit-based aid
  • Applicant may be required to submit an essay discussing their career aspirations as it relates to working in public service
  • Applicant must be a resident of Florida, with preference given to residents of Volusia County

Award: $1,000


The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann,  M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley,  B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson,  Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr,  V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith,  Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith,  Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta,  Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward,  Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen,  Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual,  Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13),  
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