Scholarships

The College of Education and Professional Studies has many scholarship opportunities available to our students. The dropdown menus below includes a list of current scholarships. These scholarships may be subject to change.


UWF Scholarship Portal

The University of West Florida accepts general scholarship applications year-round through the UWF Scholarship Portal. 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.

UWF Scholarship Portal screenshot


College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) Scholarship Awards

Please review the dropdown menus below for more information on possible funding available through your department. Yearly funding varies. Please contact the scholarship coordinator for more information.

Graduate

To apply for graduate awards, please complete the Graduate Scholarship Application and provide any documents directly to your department.

If you have not yet completed the General Application located in the UWF Scholarship Portal, and you have been provided a UWF ID# (970xxxxxx), please do so. The General Application provides us necessary information to help award you assistance and qualifies you for additional funding opportunities offered at UWF.

Graduate awards may be awarded throughout the year, as determined by each department.  

Undergraduate

To apply for undergraduate awards, please complete the general application and any other scholarship applications, for which you qualify, in the UWF Scholarship Portal. 

Undergraduate applications submitted by the end of February will be considered for the following academic year. Generally, undergraduate scholarships are awarded in the spring for the following academic year.  

Other UWF Funding Opportunities

If you have missed the CEPS deadlines, we encourage you to complete a general application so that you can be considered for other university-wide funding.

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


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 Mildred Brown for additional information.

Administration and Law Scholarships

The Department of Administration and Law 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.

Barbara and Virgil Hendley Memorial Scholarship

  • Construction Management Students
  • Preference given to upper level students
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

Bill W. Peebles Jr. Scholarship

  • MSA Public Administration Students
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

Daniel Eric Doelker Scholarship

  • Construction Management Students
  • Preference given to upper level students
  • Need-based

Grant Holmes Memorial Scholarship

  • Undergraduate or Graduate Students
  • Students wishing to pursue a career in labor relations, human relations or risk management
  • GPA greater than or equal to 3.5
  • Career goal statement must be submitted as a supplemental document in the Scholarship Portal

 Steven Bolyard Scholarship: Administration & Law

  • Junior or Senior Students
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or greater

Bookstore Scholarship

  • Undergraduate, Full-time students (minimum 12 hours fall and spring, 9 hours summer)
  • GPA of 2.5 or greater

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

Graduate Grant

  • Awarded to domestic graduate students (international students are not eligible)
  • Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester (including summer semester with the exception of students at the end of their program in thesis/dissertation hours)
  • Must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Cannot be enrolled in an OPM program

 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

Donald L. Whitman Fellow and Scholar Program
- Awarded to one faculty member and one graduate student per year in Public Administration
Read about Donald L. Whitman

 

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.

Evelyn Ortiz & John Ortiz Smykla Criminal Justice Scholarship in Diversity

  • Junior or Senior Hispanic Undergraduate Student with the highest overall GPA (If no undergraduate student qualifies, scholarship will be awarded to the Hispanic Graduate Student with the highest GPA)
  • Student 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 as a supplemental document in the Scholarship Portal

Mabie Criminal Justice Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Criminal Justice Undergraduate Students
  • Student must be in Good-Standing
  • Need-based

Mabie Criminal Justice Graduate Scholarship

  • Criminal Justice Graduate Students
  • Student must be in Good-Standing
  • Need-based

Bookstore Scholarship

  • Undergraduate, Full-time students (minimum 12 hours fall and spring, 9 hours summer)
  • GPA of 2.5 or greater

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

Graduate Grant

  • Awarded to domestic graduate students (international students are not eligible)
  • Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester (including summer semester with the exception of students at the end of their program in thesis/dissertation hours)
  • Must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Cannot be enrolled in an OPM program
Educational Research and Administration Scholarships

The Department of Educational Research and Administration has many scholarship opportunities for its students. Scholarship amount and availability vary by semester. Eligible students should first complete the General Application located in the UWF Scholarship Portal, then complete the CEPS Graduate Scholarship Application located on the CEPS Scholarship page before contacting the department. Upon completing both applications, please email a current CV, a statement of interest, and any supporting documentation for each scholarship you qualify for to era@uwf.edu. Email notification will be sent to all awardees when the decisions are made.

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
  • 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 reflecting on past academic achievements and how the student will be enhanced through the graduate school experience
  • 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 two page, double-spaced personal statement describing how graduate school will advance your academic or professional work in the respective discipline
  • 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 one paragraph, double-spaced personal statement describing the importance of minority students in the respective discipline
  • Submit resume or curriculum vitae

Graduate Grant

  • Awarded to domestic graduate students (international students are not eligible)
  • Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester (including summer semester with the exception of students at the end of their program in thesis/dissertation hours)
  • Must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Cannot be enrolled in an OPM program
Instructional Design and Technology Scholarships

The Department of Instructional Design and 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 Instructional Workforce and Applied Technology

  • Undergraduate Instructional Design and Technology Students
  • GPA of 2.5 or greater

Hobdy Perkins Memorial

  • Junior and Senior Instructional Design and Technology Students or Graduate Instructional Design and Technology Students
  • Students must provide a summary of the importance of their project in terms of its contribution to teaching, research, or service to their profession as a supplemental document in the Scholarship Portal

Bookstore Scholarship

  • Undergraduate, Full-time students (minimum 12 hours fall and spring, 9 hours summer)
  • GPA of 2.5 or greater

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

Graduate Grant

  • Awarded to domestic graduate students (international students are not eligible)
  • Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester (including summer semester with the exception of students at the end of their program in thesis/dissertation hours)
  • Must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Cannot be enrolled in an OPM program
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.

Jeffery Scott Henshall Scholarship

  • Undergraduate Social Work Students
  • Student must answer supplemental questions in the Scholarship Portal to be considered

UWF Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Scholarship

  • Graduate Social Work Students
  • Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
  • GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • Student must submit a two-page, double spaced personal statement describing how graduate school will advance your academic or professional work in providing mental health services within the community as a supplemental document in the Scholarship Portal

Bookstore Scholarship

  • Undergraduate, Full-time students (minimum 12 hours fall and spring, 9 hours summer)
  • GPA of 2.5 or greater

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

Graduate Grant

  • Awarded to domestic graduate students (international students are not eligible)
  • Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester (including summer semester with the exception of students at the end of their program in thesis/dissertation hours)
  • Must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Cannot be enrolled in an OPM program
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.

Beverly and Jennifer Acierno Scholarship

  • Undergraduate or Graduate Students studying Special Education
  • Must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • Student must answer supplemental questions pertaining to future work with students on the Autism Spectrum in the Scholarship Portal to be considered

CeCe Boone Memorial Scholarship

  • Elementary Education Students
  • Student must have graduated from high school in Escambia County, FL or Santa Rosa County, FL

Education Leadership Scholarship

  • Awarded to UWF degree seeking students pursing a minor in Professional Education or Graduate students majoring in Curriculum & Instruction
  • Student must be in Good-Standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

Elizabeth Benedict Riehm Memorial Scholarship

  • Students majoring in Special Education
  • Overall GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • Student must answer supplemental questions pertaining to future work teaching the cognitively disabled in the Scholarship Portal to be considered
  • Cannot be enrolled in an OPM program

Linda Evans Scholarship

  • Elementary Education Students
  • Merit-based

NDIA Teacher Scholarship

  • Awarded to UWF degree seeking students in the TEEL Department
  • Preference will be given to middle and high school pre-service teachers who are focused on STEM disciplines
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Student must answer supplemental questions pertaining to focus on STEM disciplines in the Scholarship Portal to be considered

Pamela B Schwartz Scholarship

  • Graduate Students
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Need-based
  • Student must submit a one paragraph, double spaced personal statement describing how graduate school will advance their academic or professional work in respective discipline as a supplemental document in the Scholarship Portal 

Peggy Pilcher and Community Educational Fund

  • Awarded to incoming high school students
  • Full-time students (minimum 12 hours fall and spring, 9 hours summer)
  • High school GPA must be 2.5 or greater
  • Need-based
  • Student must provide a short description of a high school or community leadership program they are involved in as a supplemental document in the Scholarship Portal

Pickens Foundation for Education

  • Awarded to UWF degree seeking students preparing to become teachers
  • Must be a Florida resident
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Need-based
  • Cannot be enrolled in an OPM program

Bookstore Scholarship

  • Undergraduate, Full-time students (minimum 12 hours fall and spring, 9 hours summer)
  • GPA of 2.5 or greater

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 

Graduate Grant

  • Awarded to domestic graduate students (international students are not eligible)
  • Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester (including summer semester with the exception of students at the end of their program in thesis/dissertation hours)
  • Must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Cannot be enrolled in an OPM program

Outside Organizations for Teacher Education Scholarships

  • Florida Fund for Minority Teachers (FFMT) Scholarship (www.ffmt.org)
  • Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Endorsement Tuition Support Program
  • Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship
  • Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship
  • Helen S. Pope Scholarship