Endowed Scholarships & Fellowships

Scholarships & Fellowships

James W. Kynes Memorial Scholarship Fund


This scholarship fund is named in honor of Jimmy Kynes, captain of the 1949 Gator football team and All-SEC player. Kynes also was a letterman in baseball. He was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honors Fraternity as well as the Florida Blue Key. After graduating, he entered law school at UF. He went on to become a distinguished lawyer, Florida Attorney General, corporate executive and dedicated booster for UF. Kynes' colleagues and friends created the James W. Kynes Memorial Scholarship Fund after his death in 1988.


These awards are made to students pursuing a graduate degree at UF with an excellent undergraduate academic record, outstanding performance and leadership as an athlete at the University of Florida in an NCAA-sponsored sport, and exceptional personal integrity, loyalty, compassion and respect for others. All UF senior undergraduate student-athletes and post-baccalaureate student-athletes who have earned their undergraduate degree from the University of Florida are eligible to apply.

Application Information

Contact the Office of the Provost.