Freshmen President's Scholarship Competitions

A one day competition where freshmen students compete for the University's most prestigious scholarships.

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Competition Dates:

  • Friday, December 2nd, 2016
  • Friday, January 20th, 2017 or February 3rd, 2017


The annual President’s Scholarship Competition is designed to recognize incoming students who excel in merit, leadership & community service.

The Scholarships

  • Pace Presidential Scholarship | Value: $50,000+
    • In conjunction with Florida Bright Futures, this scholarship can cover a student’s on-campus room and board, tuition and a $600 book stipend during their college career. Only Florida residents can be considered for the competition.

    • All students who attend who are not awarded the Pace Presidential Scholarship will still receive an admissions scholarship.
  • Pace Honors Presidential Scholarship | Value: $50,000+
    • In conjunction with Florida Bright Futures, this scholarship provides the same features as the Pace Presidential Scholarship and additionally offers students monies for an educational experience (aka study abroad). Only Florida residents can be considered for the competition. 

Additional Details:

  • Only Florida residents are eligible for the competition.
  • Students selected for the competition must be traditional-age, incoming freshmen.
  • The competition is invitation only
  • You must participate in the on-campus competition (no exceptions). 
  • The competition will include an interview with a faculty member. 
  • Those invited to attend will be asked to submit an essay. A prompt will be provided. 
  • Students will also be required to submit a ZeeMee profile prior to the competition. 
  • Students are automatically considered for invitation once they are offered admission. Once invited, the student will need to complete the RSVP (sent via email & postal mail). 
  • Students must have completed their application by the deadline & be offered admission by the decision date falling prior to the competition.
Application Completion Deadline  Decision Date Scholarship Competition 
Nov. 1  Nov. 10 Dec. 2, 2016
Jan. 1 Jan. 10 Jan. 20, 2017
Jan. 1 Jan. 10  Feb. 3, 2017




Special Accommodations for ADA

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations are requested to advise UWF by contacting the UWF ADA Compliance Office at (850) 474-2694 (voice) or (850) 857-6114 (TTY) at least 72 hours prior to the event.

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