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School of Education Alumni Scholarship

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To celebrate the creation of the University of West Florida's School of Education, the College of Education and Professional Studies has created a scholarship opportunity to champion our educator alumni.


UWF Celebrates Teachers

The College of Education and Professional Studies supports its teacher alumni long after they cross the stage at graduation. We know that teachers who receive training and mentoring stay in the classroom. Providing educators an opportunity to enroll in graduate studies means they are continually informed of evidence-based best practices, and that directly impacts our children. 

In honor of the new School of Education, the School of Education Alumni Scholarship has been established to provide graduates from a variety of UWF education programs the funds to enroll in education graduate programs at the master's and doctoral levels in 2023.

Recipients will receive a $2000 scholarship to be applied toward graduate tuition in the following increments:  

  • $1000 will be made available after enrollment in one of the specified programs.  
  • $1000 will be made available after successful completion of 15 semester hours in the selected program.

Scholarship Eligibility

Graduates from the following programs are eligible for this scholarship.

  • Elementary Education
  • Exceptional Student Education 
  • Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
    • Community Education specialization
    • Informal Education and Learning specialization
    • Teaching and Learning specialization
  • Pre-K/Primary Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Instructional Design and Technology
  • UWF TEACH specializations in the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering
  • Physical Education/Teacher Education
  • Health Education
  • Music Education
  • Education Minor
  • Students who have successfully completed the TeacherReady┬« program.  (Note: TeacherReady┬« completers who accept this scholarship are not eligible for the 6 tuition-free semester hours provided to students who enroll in a university graduate program within the first 12 months of their TeacherReady completion.)

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Exceptional Student Education
  • Instructional Design and Technology
  • Educational Leadership
  • Health Education

Eligible Programs

The School of Education Alumni Scholarship may be applied to the following programs. The student must be enrolled in 2023.

Application

Prospective students must apply for the scholarship through the School of Education Alumni Scholarship form. To receive the scholarship funds, students must apply to one of the eligible graduate programs through the UWF Graduate School, be fully admitted and enroll in one of the specified programs in 2023.

The Graduate School will waive the application fee for Spring and Summer 2023 admission through March 1, 2023.*

Those who apply after the deadline will still be considered for the scholarship, but will not receive the application fee waiver.

*In order to receive the application fee waiver, the applicant must follow a specific order of operations:

  • Submit the application to the Graduate School; select the pay later option (it is not possible to be reimbursed if you pay at this step).
  • Complete the School of Education Alumni Scholarship form.
  • The scholarship coordinator will then review the scholarship application and, if it meets all eligibility requirements, complete a Remove Graduate Admission Requirement form (application fee) on the applicant's behalf and submit the form to the Graduate School.
  • The graduate admission fee will be waived

Questions

If you have questions about eligibility or the application process, please contact Dr. Eric Kollar at ekollar1@uwf.edu or by phone at 850.474.2312.

If you have questions about a specific graduate program and its requirements, please contact CEPS Academic Advising.