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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

Health Professions

Scholarships that appear on this page are specific to the Department of Health Professions. Visit the collegewide page to view more scholarships.

ATHLETIC TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student admitted into the restricted-access Athletic Training major
  • Must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Must provide a brief essay (1-2 pages, double spaced, 12 point font) that demonstrates a commitment to the athletic training profession through service and volunteerism

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: $500   



JACK D. HOLLOWAY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a 3rd year full-time doctoral student in the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy
  • Must have an interest in pediatric physical therapy
  • Must submit a three page essay stating previous, current and future pediatric experiences

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • GPS Report
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: 2 awards at $6,000 each

MICHAEL J. AND KATHY E. ROVITO PUBLIC HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student with at least 90 semester hours completed entering their senior year and a declared health sciences pre-clinical (HSPC) major
  • Must have a minimum UCF GPA of 3.0
  • The student must submit the following:
    • A copy of their degree audit
    • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member that can attest to their desire to pursue a public health-related profession
    • An original essay demonstrating their commitment to the pursuit of a public health-related profession (3-4 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins, separate title page with name, date, and essay title)
      • The essay must include how the receipt of the scholarship will aid in the achievement of his/her personal and professional goals in a public health-related discipline.
      • The essay must include a brief discussion on public health-related graduate/professional programs they are considering applying to pursue their career in the field.
      • The essay must include a narrative of evidence in public health as demonstrated by related coursework, involvement in extracurricular activities, volunteer service in the community, and/or leadership positions.
      • The essay must include a perception of the future of the public health profession.

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit
  • Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume

Award: $500

 

 NIRVANA HEALTH SERVICES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy (DPT).
  • Must hold a minimum overall 3.0 GPA.
  • Must submit scholarship application and degree audit.
  • Must demonstrate volunteer activities in the community.
  • Must submit a one-page essay on what their career path is after graduation.

 Award: $500

ORLANDO ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student admitted into the restricted-access athletic training major
  • Must be a junior or senior
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Must provide a brief essay (1-2 pages, double spaced, 12 point font) that demonstrates academic excellence and a commitment to the athletic training profession through involvement in clubs, organizations, and/or community service

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: $1,500

 

RUSS MAREK MEDICAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student in the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy
  • Preference will be given to veterans and members of ROTC
  • Must provide a brief essay describing how military or community service influenced the decision to pursue physical therapy

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • GPS Report
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: $1,000

 

THE KAILYN JONES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a graduate student in the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Must provide a brief essay describing career goals in the field of pediatric physical therapy upon graduation

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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