Graduate Scholarships

The College of Education and Professional Studies allocates the following scholarship funding to the Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership for graduate students.

Eligible graduate students must be fully admitted to any teacher education or educational leadership program and registered for 6 graduate credit hours each semester. Scholarships are awarded on a merit-based system by the Scholarship Committee. Awards will be based on a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA and GRE/MAT scores. All scholarships are awarded prior to the start of the current academic year and may be awarded for Fall, Spring and/or Summer. To receive the scholarship, a student must apply using online scholarship application and must be registered for 6 sh of graduate coursework each semester awarded. NOTE: Application can be made anytime during the year, but to be considered for first round of funding for the academic year, applications need to be submitted no later than July 15. Eligibility requirements for continued receipt of the scholarship are based upon maintaining satisfactory progress toward completion of a course of study. Progress is monitored each semester.

Graduate Merit Scholarship

The University of West Florida recognizes and rewards academic achievement by awarding scholarships on a competitive basis to students who display high academic achievement. To enhance the richness of the educational experience at UWF, applicants representing diverse cultures and backgrounds will receive special consideration.

Online Graduate Merit Scholarship Application

John C. Pace, Jr. Graduate Scholarship

Funding will be used to recruit new graduate students with outstanding scholarship records. Once a graduate student receives a Pace award, the student may continue to receive funding for three additional semesters (four semester total) as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and is in good standing. Pace funds may not be used for awards to students who have been or are currently enrolled and did not receive this award as part of their recruitment package.

Online John C. Pace, Jr. Graduate Scholarship Application

Minority Graduate Scholarship

This program is designed to increase the enrollment of minority students in teacher education and educational leadership at the graduate level. Priority is given to nominees who wish to study in teacher education or education leadership programs where minority graduate students are under-represented. Awardees must be full-time graduate students and must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Student must be a member of one of the following racial groups: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native to qualify.

Online Minority Graduate Scholarship Application

Graduate Fellowship Scholarship

A limited number of graduate fellowships are available for incoming graduate students. Fellowships function as scholarships and do not require a work commitment on the part of the student. To be eligible for a graduate fellowship, a student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Online Graduate Fellowship Scholarship Application

Please contact Dr. Richard Faessel at or (850) 857-6311 for more detailed information on scholarship options.

Beverly and Jennifer Acierno Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by the Dept. of TEEL to a student studying in the Special Education program with preference given to those with a GPA of 3.5 or greater who plan to work with individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. It was established in memory of Beverly and Jennifer Acierno.

Online Beverly and Jennifer Acierno Scholarship Application