Grants & Scholarships
Multicultural/Diversity Training Grant
The Office of Equity and Diversity is pleased to offer the opportunity for full-time UWF faculty and staff to apply for travel funds to a multicultural/diversity conference of your choice. The OED Diversity Training Assistance initiative has been established for the purpose of promoting diversity and the understanding of diversity within the University.
Travel monies are allocated at $1,000 per faculty/staff selected to receive training assistance. If conference cost/travel is less than $1,000, faculty/staff would only receive an exact total cost of the conference.
Recipients of this award are required to give a 60–90 minute workshop to the campus community upon return from the conference. Workshops will be announced via @UWF and the UWF Calendar.
The University of West Florida strives to offer outstanding academic programs to a diverse student body.
The University’s commitment to diversity is founded in the knowledge that intellectual, social and cultural diversity are essential ingredients in the educational process. As part of UWF’s effort to create a diverse student body, several academic scholarships are available. To be considered for need-based scholarships, applicants must also submit the FAFSA.
John C. Pace, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established in 1994 by the multi-million dollar gift by the last will and testament of Dr. John C. Pace, Jr. of Pensacola. The endowment supports transfer scholarships from Florida public community colleges, achievement scholarships for continuing students, graduate scholarships, and honors scholarships to new full-time freshman and Black freshman.
|John C. Pace Jr. Memorial Scholarship||Student Leadership Development||850-474-2230|
BG & Mrs. Michael L. Ferguson Scholarship for Sons/Daughters Military Vets
This endowed scholarship was established in 2001 by Brigadier General and Mrs. Michael L. Ferguson. Scholarships are awarded to the son or daughter of a deceased, active duty or retired veteran who demonstrates leadership capability and a commitment to service, with children of Army veterans receiving a priority.
|BG & Mrs. Michael L. Ferguson Scholarship for Sons/Daughters Military Vets||Military and Veterans Resource Center||850-474-2550|
Dan McLeod Memorial Scholarship
The Dan McLeod Memorial Scholarship is a competitively awarded scholarship that is available to undergraduate and graduate students with orthopedic disabilities who attend UWF. An orthopedic disability is defined as severe skeletal, muscular, or neuromuscular impairment.
|Dan McLeod Memorial Scholarship||Student Accessibility Resources||850-474-2387|
Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship
The Johnson Scholarship is a competitively awarded program that is available to undergraduate students with disabilities who have a financial need.
|Theodore R and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship||Student Accessibility Resources||850-474-2387|
Pensacola Women’s Alliance Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1992 by the Pensacola Women’s Alliance. The Pensacola Women’s Alliance encourages the advancement of women in the community. Scholarships are awarded to female students over the age of 21 with financial need pursuing a college degree or vocational trade.
|Pensacola Women's Alliance Scholarship||Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering||850-474-2400|
Latin American/Caribbean Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2001 by the UWF Foundation, UWF, and friends of the University. Scholarships are awarded to citizen/resident of a Latin American or Caribbean country, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
|Latin American/ Caribbean Scholarship||Military and Veterans Resource Center||850-474-2479|
The Lisa Wallace Giese Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Scholarship preference is given to a female student in their junior, senior, or graduate level year majoring in Accounting and maintaining a 3.5 or higher in their major coursework.
|The Lisa Wallace Giese Memorial Scholarship Endowment||College of Business||850-474-3352|
Helen Erickson Memorial Women's Tennis Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for undergraduate and graduate students on the women’s tennis team.
|Helen Erikson Memorial Women's Tennis Scholarship||Athletics Department||850-474-3073|
Aimee Godwin Scholarship
This scholarship is for students on the UWF Women's Basketball team.
|Amiee Goodwin Scholarship||Athletics Department||850-474-3073|
Camille Carunchio Women’s Soccer Scholarship
This scholarship is for Women’s Soccer student-athletes.
|Camille Carunchio Women's Soccer Scholarship||Athletics Department||850-474-3073|
Donald Carunchio Women’s Basketball Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is for Women’s Basketball student-athletes.
|Donald Carunchio Women's Basketball Scholarship Endowment||Athletics Department||850-474-3073|
J. Terryl “T. Bubba” Bechtol Women’s Basketball Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is for Women’s Basketball student-athletes.
|J. Terryl “T. Bubba” Bechtol Women’s Basketball Scholarship Endowment||Athletics Department||850-474-3073|
Pensacola Runners Association Women’s Cross Country Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students on the women’s cross country team who meet University qualifications.
|Pensacola Runners Association Women’s Cross Country Scholarship Endowment||Athletics Department||850-474-3073|
Women’s Cross Country Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students on the women’s cross country team.
|Women’s Cross Country Scholarship Endowment||Athletics Department||850-474-3073|
W.H. “Hendy” Hilton-Green Men’s and Women’s Golf Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of W. H. “Hendy” Hilton Green. It is designated for eligible men’s and women’s golf student-athletes attending UWF.
|W.H. “Hendy” Hilton-Green Men’s and Women’s Golf Scholarship Endowment||Athletics Department||850-474-3073|
Women’s Athletics Trust Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is for female student-athletes and other activities related to women’s athletics.
|Women’s Athletics Trust Scholarship Endowment||Athletics Department||850-474-3073|
These scholarships are for a select group of highly motivated Pensacola High School students who also have significant financial or other barriers to success. ARGO Scholars are mentored, participate in a variety of cultural experiences, and receive scholarship support for tuition, books and room/board while at UWF.
|Argo Scholars Scholarship||Financial Aid||850-474-2758|
Lisa Jo Dickson Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Scholarship awards are made to an upper division initiated female of a UWF Panhellenic sorority who has proven leadership roles in and commitment to the mission of Panhellenic Greek life and her sorority. The recipient must have a 2.8 GPA and record of volunteerism/community service. Students may receive the award a maximum of two times.
|Lisa Jo Dickson Memorial Scholarship Endowment||Student Affairs||850-474-2758|
W.J. (“Jerry”) Douglas Annual Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student meeting UWF’s enrollment requirements and may include the amount of tuition and matriculation fees, excluding summer term. First preference is given to student(s) returning to or beginning school during and/or after military service. Second preference is given to the dependent of a person who was a student during and/or after military service.
|W.J. (“Jerry”) Douglas Annual Scholarship||Undergraduate Admissions||850-474-2758|
Dr. Grace Po-Yuen Chiu Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students majoring full time in international chemistry entering their junior or senior year with financial need.
|Dr. Grace Po-Yuen Chiu Scholarship||Department of Chemistry||850-474-2739|
Maria Flewellen Mikel Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Preference for this scholarship is given to an upper division or transfer female student pursuing a degree in Business or Finance and maintaining a 2.7 GPA. The amount varies.
|Maria Flewellen Mikel Memorial Scholarship Endowment||College of Business||850-474-3352|
Stan and Mary Stephenson Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship is for full-time students majoring in electrical engineering who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Preference is given to electrical engineering students with dependents who indicate a desire to teach engineering and/or first-generation college students in engineering.
|Stan and Mary Stephenson Engineering Scholarship||Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering||850-474-2963|
Frank and Alice Adams Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is for a Florida resident freshman with a documented specific learning disability and a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. It is renewable through the senior year based on cumulative GPA requirements. The maximum award is equal to tuition/matriculation fees for two academic terms.
|Frank and Alice Adams Scholarship Fund||Student Accessibility Resources||850-474-2387|
Max Conner Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is for UWF need-based students. Preference will be given to first-generation students (defined as those students whose parents do not possess a baccalaureate degree).
|Max Conner Scholarship Endowment||Financial Aid||850-474-2758|
First Generation Scholarships
These scholarships are for UWF need-based students enrolled full-time or part-time (minimum of 6 credit hours required) in a degree-seeking program. Students must be residents of Florida, have parents that have not earned a bachelor’s degree or raised by a single parent who did not earn an undergraduate degree.
|First Generation Scholarships||Financial Aid||850-474-2758|
The Kerrigan Daughters’ Young Women’s Scholarship
This scholarship is for need-based female students under the age of 30 (for the first award) with dependent children that meet enrollment requirements. Preference is given for those with primary custody of children under the age of 10. First-time students from a community college or high school are eligible regardless of GPA. The award covers tuition, books, lab fees, and matriculation fees plus up to $250 for miscellaneous expenses per semester. Recipients are eligible for a maximum of 10 semesters if requirements are met.
|The Kerrigan Daughters’ Young Women’s Scholarship||Undergraduate Admissions||850-474-2758|
The Society of American Military Engineers, Pensacola Post Scholarship
These scholarships are for students residing in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties who are enrolled in Electrical Engineering Technology or pre-engineering programs and have financial need. Preference is given to veterans or active duty military personnel.
|The Society of American Military Engineers, Pensacola Post Scholarship||Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering||850-474-2688|
Solutia Pre-Engineering Scholarship
This pre-professional (pre-engineering) scholarship is for minority and/or female students with above-average grades and with financial need.
|Solutia Pre-Engineering Scholarship||Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering||850-474-2688|
Future Women Engineers Scholarship
This scholarship is for a full-time female student in Electrical/Computer Engineering with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
|Future Women Engineers Scholarship||International Affairs||850-474-2688|
Dr. Cheryl L. Thomas Memorial Scholarship
These scholarships are for need-based students that meet UWF enrollment requirements. Preference is given to upper division female students with GPA of 2.5 or above. The maximum amount of awards is equal to tuition and matriculation fees.
|Dr. Cheryl L. Thomas Memorial Scholarship||Psychology Department||810-648-3634|
Bruce R. Dunn Single-Mother Scholarship Fund
These scholarships are for single parents with dependent children (one or more living with the parent) who are full-time students pursuing a graduate degree in Psychology. A cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale is required along with a minimum of 9 coursework hours remaining in their program and financial need. Awards of $500 to $1,250 per semester for tuition and matriculation fees (excluding summer) are available.
|Bruce R. Dunn Single-Mother Scholarship Fund||Psychology Department||810-648-3633|
Jeffrey Scott Henshall Scholarship
This scholarship awards a student with a disability or a student whose focus is disability related.
|Jeffrey Scott Henshall Scholarship||Student Accessibility Resources||850-474-2387|
Linda O. Dye Award
This annual leadership award of $500 is made to a female student for significant contributions, sustained leadership, and service to campus life at UWF. Considerations are time, energy, creativity, and work to enhance activities, intercollegiate athletics, and the development and maintenance of traditions.
|Linda O. Dye Award||Student Accessibility Resources||850-474-2388|