Scholarships

The College of Education and Professional Studies has many scholarship opportunities available to our students. Below you will find a list of current scholarships. These scholarships may be subject to change.


CEPS Scholarship Application Instructions

The College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) is now accepting scholarship applications for Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018. Funding varies by department. Application deadline is February 28th. Awards will be announced near the beginning of April. 

To apply for scholarships, log into your MyUWF account, search for "UWF Scholarship Portal", and complete the application.

You must have an active UWF Student Account, in order to submit an application. If you are unable to access your scholarship application, please contact the ITS Help Desk for assistance, (850) 474-2075.

*Please remember that submission of an application qualifies, but does not guarantee, applicant funding.

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CEPS Scholarships

Click the department name below to view information regarding specific scholarship opportunities.

The information below is based on past funding. All of the information required for each scholarship is provided within the application. Please feel free to review the scholarship information provided below. Contact Dr. Michelle Gaudette (mgaudette@uwf.edu) for additional information.

College-wide Scholarships for CEPS

The College of Professional Studies and Educational Leadership has several scholarships available for students within any of the departments in the college.

College of Education and Professional Studies Scholarship
Scholarship for students meeting UWF enrollment criteria and seeking a degree in field of study within the College of Education and Professional Studies. 

Dorothy C. Martin Major Gift Endowment
For use in the College of Education and Professional Studies with awards determined by the Dean of CEPS.

Criminology and Criminal Justice Scholarships

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice has many scholarship opportunities for its students. Scholarship amount and availability vary by semester. Email notifications are sent to enrolled students when scholarships become available.

Mabie Criminal Justice Undergraduate Scholarship
-Criminal Justice Major
-In Good Standing
-Demonstrated Unmet Financial Need
-Scholarship recipients must register for at least twelve (12) credit hours each fall or spring semester receiving award or six (6) credit hours each summer receiving award

Mabie Criminal Justice Graduate Scholarship
-New or continuing MSCJ students
-GPA of 3.0 or higher

Mabie Criminal Justice Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s (ABM) Scholarship
-Criminal Justice Major admitted to the CJ ABM program
-$500 awarded for each graduate-level course enrolled in while an undergraduate student

Evelyn Ortiz & John Smykla Criminal Justice Scholarship in Diversity
- 2.25 GPA or higher
- Declared Criminal Justice major (undergraduate or graduate)
- Good standing
- Applicants must submit an essay that 1) defines what diversity means to you, 2) relates the importance of diversity to the criminal justice system, and 3) includes a well-rounded argument including, where appropriate, one’s own experience, empirical data, and theoretical perspectives
- Award amount = $500

Stephen Bolyard Scholarship
- Declared major in Criminal Justice
- Junior or above
- 2.5 GPA or higher
- Maximum award will not exceed tuition and matriculation fees for an academic year (excluding summer)
- Renewable commensurate with University policies

Bookstore Scholarship
- Full-time, undergraduate student (12 credit hours fall/spring, 9 credit hours summer)
- 2.5 GPA or higher
- Cannot receive award more than two times
- Not to exceed $500 per semester
- Funds remain on the student's account until graduation

John C. Pace Jr. Graduate Scholarship
Awarded to new applicants upon initial admission to the program
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher

Graduate Merit Scholarship
- Awarded to new MSCJ students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher

Graduate Fellow Scholarship
- Awarded to new or continuing MSCJ students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher

Minority Graduate Fellowship Scholarship
- Awarded to new MSCJ students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher

Instructional, Workforce and Applied Technology Scholarships

The Department of Instructional, Workforce and Applied Technology has many scholarship opportunities for its students. Scholarship amount and availability vary by semester. Email notifications are sent to enrolled students when scholarships become available.

CEPS Department Scholarship
- Preference is given to Information Technology students
- Minimum 3.0 GPA

Hobdy Perkins Memorial Scholarship
- Career and Technical Education students

Textbook Brokers Scholarship
- Building Construction students
- Minimum 3.5 GPA

Green-Simmons Scholarship
- Building Construction students
- Minimum 3.0 GPA

Hunt Endowment Scholarship
- Building Construction students
- Minimum 3.0 GPA

NAIOP Scholarship
- Building Construction students
- Minimum 3.0 GPA

RCI Scholarship
- Building Construction students
- Minimum 3.0 GPA

John C. Pace Graduate Scholarship
- Awarded to new graduate students upon initial admission to the program
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Submit a personal statement reflecting on past academic achievements and how the student will be enhanced through the graduate school experience

Graduate Merit Scholarship
- Awarded to new or continuing graduate students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Submit a personal statement reflecting on past academic achievements and how the student will be enhanced through the graduate school experience

Graduate Fellowship Scholarship
- Awarded to new or continuing graduate students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Submit a two page, double-spaced personal statement describing how graduate school will advance your academic or professional work in the respective discipline

Minority Graduate Fellowship Scholarship
- Awarded to new or continuing graduate students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Submit a one paragraph, double-spaced personal statement describing the importance of minority students in the respective discipline

Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sport Management Scholarships

The Department of Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sport Management has many scholarship opportunities for its students. Scholarship amount and availability vary by semester. Email notifications are sent to enrolled students when scholarships become available.

Grant Holmes Memorial Scholarship
- Legal Studies student
- Student wishing to pursue a career in labor relations, human relations or risk management
- Career goal statement must be submitted as a supplemental document
- 3.5 GPA or higher

Steven P. Bolyard Scholarship
- Legal Studies student
- 2.5 GPA or higher

Bookstore Scholarship
- Full-time student (12 hours fall and spring, 9 hours summer)
- Undergraduate student
- 2.5 GPA or higher

Outside Organizations for Legal Studies Scholarships
- National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc.
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Northwest Florida Chapter
- American Association for Paralegal Education
- Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc.
- Northwest Florida Paralegal Association
- Kaplan LSAT Prep Course Scholarship

Bill W. Peebles, Jr. Scholarship
- MSA Public Administration student
- 3.0 GPA or higher

John C. Pace, Jr. Scholarship
- Awarded to new graduate students upon initial admission to the program
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Submit a personal statement reflecting on past academic achievements and how the student will be enhanced through the graduate school experience

Graduate Merit Scholarship
- Awarded to new graduate students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Submit a personal statement reflecting on past academic achievements and how the student will be enhanced through the graduate school experience

Graduate Fellowship Scholarship
- Awarded to new or continuing graduate students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Submit a two page, double-spaced personal statement describing how graduate school will advance your academic or professional work in the respective discipline

Minority Graduate Fellowship Scholarship
- Awarded to new or continuing graduate students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Submit a one paragraph, double-spaced personal statement describing the importance of minority students in the respective discipline

Grant Holmes Memorial Scholarship
- MSA Public Administration student
- Student wishing to pursue a career in labor relations, human relations or risk management
- Career goal statement must be submitted as a supplemental document
- 3.5 GPA or higher

Steven P. Bolyard Scholarship
- MSA Public Administration 
- 2.5 GPA or higher

Research and Advanced Studies Scholarships

The Department of Research and Advanced Studies has many scholarship opportunities for its students. Scholarship amount and availability vary by semester. Email notifications are sent to enrolled students when scholarships become available.

John C. Pace, Jr. Scholarship
- Awarded to new graduate students upon initial admission to the program
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Submit a personal statement, at least 2 paragraphs, detailing eligibility for the scholarship (explain your qualification based on the criteria above)
- Submit resume or curriculum vitae

Graduate Merit Scholarship
- Awarded to new graduate students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Submit a personal statement, at least 2 paragraphs, detailing eligibility for the scholarship (explain your qualification based on the criteria above)
- Submit resume or curriculum vitae

Graduate Fellowship Scholarship
- Awarded to new or continuing graduate students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Submit a personal statement, at least 2 paragraphs, detailing eligibility for the scholarship (explain your qualification based on the criteria above)
- Submit resume or curriculum vitae

Minority Graduate Fellowship Scholarship
- Awarded to new or continuing graduate students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Submit a personal statement, at least 2 paragraphs, detailing eligibility for the scholarship (explain your qualification based on the criteria above)
- Submit resume or curriculum vitae

Social Work Scholarships

The Department of Social Work has many scholarship opportunities for its students. Scholarship amount and availability vary by semester. Email notifications are sent to enrolled students when scholarships become available.

John C. Pace, Jr. Scholarship
- Awarded to new graduate students upon initial admission to the program
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Submit a personal statement reflecting on past academic achievements and how the student will be enhanced through the graduate school experience

Graduate Merit Scholarship
- Awarded to new graduate students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Submit a personal statement reflecting on past academic achievements and how the student will be enhanced through the graduate school experience

Graduate Fellowship Scholarship
- Awarded to new or continuing graduate students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
- Submit a two page, double-spaced personal statement describing how graduate school will advance your academic or professional work in the respective discipline

Minority Graduate Fellowship Scholarship
- Awarded to new or continuing graduate students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
- Submit a one paragraph, double-spaced personal statement describing the importance of minority students in the respective discipline

Teacher Education and Educational Leadership Scholarships

The Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership has many scholarship opportunities for its students. Scholarship amount and availability vary by semester. Email notifications are sent to enrolled students when scholarships become available.

ADK, Alpha Delta Kappa, LM/LM
- 3.2 GPA or higher
- Demonstrates financial need
- Shows good character
- Female, U.S. Citizen
- Renewable

ADK, Alpha Delta Kappa, Alpha XI Chapter
- 3.0 GPA or higher
- Entering Education Field
- Demonstrates financial need
- Shows good character
- Female, U.S. Citizen
- Renewable

Charlie Clary Scholarship Fund
- 3.0 GPA or higher
- Full-time major in Elementary Education
- Maximum $500 per semester for tuition/matriculation fees (excluding summer term) 

College of Education Memorial Scholarship
- 3.0 GPA or higher
- Degree seeking Florida resident
- Preparing to become a teacher
- Financial need is considered but not a requirement
- Maximum award equal to tuition/matriculation fees. Awarded for academic year and renewable.

NDIA Teacher Scholarship
- 3.0-3.5 GPA
- UWF need-based students
- Must meet enrollment requirements
- Preference will be given to middle and high school pre-service student teachers who are focused on STEM disciplines
- Maximum may not exceed tuition and matriculation fees. Renewable commensurate with University policies. 

Pickens Foundation for Education
- 3.0 GPA or higher
- Degree seeking Florida resident
- Preparing to become a teacher
- Financial need is considered
- Awarded for an academic year with maximum award equal to tuition and matriculation fees (excluding summer).
- Renewable

Elizabeth Benedict Riehm Memorial Scholarship
- Majoring in special education with emphasis in teaching the cognitively disabled
- Maximum award equal to tuition/matriculation fees for academic year (excluding summer).
- Renewable

Florida Fund for Minority Teachers (FFMT) Scholarship
- 2.5 GPA or higher
- Degree seeking Florida resident
- Preparing to become a teacher
- Member of one of the following racial groups: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native to qualify
- Please apply online at www.ffmt.org

Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Endorsement Tuition Support Program
- Florida ESE teachers who are teaching students identified as having autism spectrum disorders (ASD), severe/profound disabilities, who are prekindergarten with disabilities

Beverly and Jennifer Acierno Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Beverly and Jennifer Acierno.
- 3.5 GPA or higher
- Studying in the Special Education program, who plan to work with individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship
This is an external scholarship awarded by the Kappa Delta Pi organization. Download the Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship application to send directly to the scholarship organization.
- 3.0 GPA or higher
- Requires letter of recommendation
- Additional requirements included in the application

Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship
This is an external scholarship awarded by the Phi Delta Kappa organization. Download the Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship application to send directly to the scholarship organization.
- Minimum 60 hours completed
- Requires letter of recommendation
- Additional requirements included in the application

Helen S. Pope Scholarship
This is an external scholarship awarded by the Alpha Delta Kappa organization. Download the Helen S. Pope Scholarship application to send directly to the scholarship organization.
- 3.0 GPA or higher
- Requires letter of recommendation
- Additional requirements included in the application

John C. Pace, Jr. Scholarship
- Awarded to new graduate students upon initial admission to the program
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Submit a personal statement reflecting on past academic achievements and how the student will be enhanced through the graduate school experience

Graduate Merit Scholarship
- Awarded to new graduate students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Submit a personal statement reflecting on past academic achievements and how the student will be enhanced through the graduate school experience

Graduate Fellowship Scholarship
- Awarded to new or continuing graduate students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Submit a two page, double-spaced personal statement describing how graduate school will advance your academic or professional work in the respective discipline

Minority Graduate Fellowship Scholarship
- Awarded to new or continuing graduate students
- Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
- Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Submit a one paragraph, double-spaced personal statement describing the importance of minority students in the respective discipline

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