Scholarships & Competitions

Major scholarships coordinated by CF Honors Institute

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  • Targets students of any major with a strong academic and volunteer record.
  • CF can nominate two students per campus locations at Ocala and Citrus.
  • Nominees automatically become part of the All-Florida Academic Team, have the possibility of being selected for the National Academic Team featured in USA Today Newspaper, and have a variety of scholarship opportunities connected with this honor
  • For more information visit: http://www.ptk.org/?q=become-a-member/scholarships/all-state

GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP

  • Targets students in math, natural sciences and engineering fields (pre-medicine only if the planned career field is research, not private practice).
  • CF can nominate up to four students for this competition.
  • Three hundred students are chosen nationally to receive scholarships of up to $7,500 per year after transfer to a four-year institution.
  • For more information visit: www.act.org/goldwater

TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP

  • Targets students who plan to eventually attend graduate school in preparation for a career in public service.
  • CF can nominate two former students for this competition.
  • Eighty students are chosen nationally to receive scholarships of up to $30,000 to offset costs of senior year in college and graduate school.
  • Students who are at the junior level can be nominated by CF or the transfer institution.
  • For more information visit: www.truman.gov

JACK KENT COOKE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Targets students in any major who have a strong academic record, leadership ability and public service commitment.
  • CF can nominate two students for this scholarship.
  • Thirty students are chosen nationally to receive up to $30,000 per year after transfer to a four-year institution.
  • For more information visit: www.jkcf.org

UDALL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Targets students planning to study the environment and related fields, and Native Americans in fields related to health care or tribal public policy.
  • CF can nominate three students in each category.
  • Eighty students are chosen nationally to receive up to $5,000 per year after transfer to a four-year university.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • The above websites are for specific information about each scholarship. Contact Honors Institute Coordinator Andrew Jenkins, jenkinsa@cf.edu, for application material used for CF's internal selection process.
  • Students should typically have a minimum 3.5 overall GPA to apply for these scholarships.
  • Academic records, leadership qualities, personal achievements, volunteer record, and responses to application questions are considered when students are selected as nominees.
  • These applications are extensive and are usually available beginning in mid to late October.
  • The application process is coordinated through Ron Cooper,cooperr@cf.edu.

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