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  • 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

Health Management & Informatics

Scholarships that appear on this page are specific to the Department of Management & Informatics. Visit the collegewide page to view more scholarships.

BETTY W. KERNODLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as full-time or part-time undergraduate student, entering their senior year, in the health informatics and information management program
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Must have an overall 2.8 GPA and 3.3 major GPA
  • Must provide a current resume
  • Must provide two (2) letters of reference with one letter of reference from each of the following:
    • Health Information Management faculty member
      • This letter should emphasize leadership qualities
    • Any other previous instructor or previous/present employer
  • Must submit 250 word essay commenting on: (1) career path for the next five years, and (2) perception of the future of Health Informatics and Information Management

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

Award: 2 awards at $500 each

CAROL J. BARR ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as full-time or part-time undergraduate student, entering their senior year, in the health informatics and information management program
  • Must have a minimum overall 2.8 GPA and overall 3.3 HPA in Health Informatics and Information Management course work
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Must provide a current resume
  • Must provide two (2) letters of reference and one letter of reference from each of the following:
    • Health Information Management faculty member
      • This letter should emphasize leadership qualities
    • Any other previous instructor or previous/present employer
  • Must submit 250 word answer to each of the following questions:
    • Please state your views on the importance of each of the following as it may affect your future in the HIIM profession:
      • Continuing education (formal or informal)
      • Participation in professional organizations (now and in the future)
      • Developing your leadership abilities through job related or other activities
    • What role do you think technology will play in the future development of the health informatics and information management profession?
    • Tell us about your related work/volunteer achievements as they relate to your future career in the health informatics and information management profession.

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

Award: $500

JOAN S. AND AARON LIBERMAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student in the College of Health and Public Affairs in the health services administration program
  • Must prepare a two-page paper discussing the most important current challenge confronting America's healthcare industry. Page one of the submission shall discuss the challenge as noted by the scholarship applicant. Page two of the submission shall discuss the proposed solution of the scholarship applicant.

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • GPS Report
  • Essay
  • Resume

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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