College of the Arts

The College of the Arts is committed to fostering a community of leaders, learners and thinkers through a broad range of interdisciplinary programs and events. With a mission to train professionals and educate students as artists and scholars, the college inspires a culture of curiosity and imagination that extends beyond the university and into the community. With the help of private support, the college aims to grow student scholarships, strengthen public engagement through sharing the artistic works of students, faculty and alumni and enhance facilities to inspire and cultivate the creativity of the college and its community.

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Featured Giving Opportunities

Friends of Art and Art History

Support projects and programs of the Friends of Art and Art History and the School of Art and Art History.

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Friends of Music

Support projects and programs of the Friends of Music and the School of Music.

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Friends of Theatre and Dance

Support the programs of the School of Theatre and Dance

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Giving Opportunities

Ahrens Scholarship Fund

Support annual $500 stipend to junior majoring in painting; to be determined by Dept.

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Albert Family Tenor Sax Endowed Scholarship

To provide support for a scholarship to an outstanding student from the Tenor Saxophone section of the marching band with a focus on...

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Alexis and Robin Feldman UF Bands Librarian Award

GA: support an annual award to a student serving as the UF Bands librarian; the librarian is a member of the Gator Marching Band.

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Algorand Fund at Digital Worlds

Support the Blockchain Lab in the Digital Worlds Institute for needs identified by the lab director and faculty in collaboration with...

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Allison Wyatt Memorial Scholarship for Art

Support scholarships to students that are pursuing an art degree; awarded on the basis of financial need and merit. Applicants must...

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Amy Nicole DeGrove Memorial Scholarship

Support non-endowed scholarship for incoming freshman student interested in Fine Arts per donor's wishes.

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Andrea Williams Flute Scholarship

Support a University of Florida flute/piccolo player and music major who performs in (1) Symphonic Band or Wind Symphony and (2) Gator...

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Andrea Williams Piccolo Award for Marching Band

Support award for outstanding junior or senior in the piccolo section of the marching band.

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Ann Carter Garnett Marston Lectureship

Support visiting artist/scholar lecture series.

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Anne T. and Rolf M. Kuhns Endowed Scholarship Fund for Band

GA: support students in the Gator Marching Band, with a preference for supporting School of Music majors. The recipients should...

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Archie S. Wingfield, Jr. Fund for Jazz

Provide funding for jazz scholarships and resources for the program.

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Art Education Fund

Support the School of Art and Art History, Art Education program.

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Arthur Jennings Trombone Scholarship

Annual scholarship to support freshman students studying the trombone in the University of Florida School of Music in the College of the...

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ArtPlace 2

Creation of a supplemental arts in public health journal issue with Health Promotion Practice.

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ArtPlace: Arts + Public Health

Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America is a national initiative designed to expand the intersections of arts,...

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Barrios Trombone Scholarship Endowment

GA: Support scholarships for non-music major trombone marching band students. (See GA)

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Beatrice Fairing Music Scholarship

Support scholarship for students studying music.

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Betsy and Rick Schuster Fund for the Arts

Support end of the academic year award to a student for an experience that will advance their knowledge, skill and view of their chosen...

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Bobby Shew Jazz/Lead Trumpet Scholarship

Support an annual scholarship award to an exemplary jazz trumpet student performing in the UF Jazz Band.

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Brazilian Music Institute and World Music Ensembles Fund

Support the Brazilian Institute and World Music Ensemble activities.

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Brian Gindy Endowment

Endowed scholarship to support the band librarian position.

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CAME Maker Projects Fund

Support the Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship with resources to strengthen and grow the Center. Thus, the income may be...

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Carol Carswell Bhide Endowment for Music

GA: Support the accompanist’s position for the Women’s Chorale; remaining income to be used for a scholarship for member of...

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Carolyn A. Novogrodsky Memorial Award for Artistic Pursuits

GA: support annual awards to graduating seniors in Studio Arts who have demonstrated desire to use art to promote positive social...

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Celeste Roberge Sculpture Award

Support sculpture awards for travel, materials, and/or enhancement needs for students majoring in sculpture. Two awards for two...

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Center for Arts in Medicine

Support for Center for Arts in Healthcare Research and Education.

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Center for Arts in Medicine Scholarship Fund

Support scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing their education in the UF Center for Arts in Medicine (AIM)...

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Center for Arts in Public Policy Fund

Support projects and programs initiated by the Center for Arts in Public Policy including ,but limited to, materials and supplies,...

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Center for Arts, Migration and Entrepreneurship

Support the Center for Arts, Migration and Entrepreneurship (CAME).

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Charles and Karen Koegel Studio Art Scholarship

Provide annual scholarship support for s studio art student to fund his/her needs associated with the program to include supplies,...

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Chastain Endowment for UF Students at the New World School of the Arts

GA: support scholarship awards to junior or senior UF students enrolled in NWSA in Miami.

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Choral Music Fund

Provide program support for choral activities and expenses, in the School of Music at the College of Arts; at the discretion of the...

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Chris Williams Memorial Scholarship

GA: support scholarship awards to undergraduate and graduate theatre students and shall include, but not be limited for, undergraduate...

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Chuck and Terry Heim Scholarship

Provide scholarships for students studying dance, with a preference for students from the Central and North Florida Area, who have...

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College of the Arts

Unrestricted to College of the Arts.

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College of the Arts Alumni and Friends

Support for College of the Arts through events and initiatives of the units' alumni and friends programs.

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College of the Arts Annual Fund

Unrestricted support to the college, as determined by the Dean; provided through fund raising activities performed by the University of...

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College of the Arts Rapid Response Fund

Will provide faculty and students resources to fund research and social action initiatives in response to world-wide events and...

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Cornelia Odom Fund for the Enhancement of Oboe Instruction and Performance

Support the oboe instructor in the School of Music in the College of Fine Arts; use to include academic purposes, such as instructional...

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Crystal Ann Dillard School of Music Marching Band Saxophone Endowment

GA: Support scholarship awards for saxophone students currently in the University of Florida School of Music Marching Band program;...

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Dance Program

Support the Dance Program at the School of Theatre and Dance.

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David Snedeker “Big Boom” Drum Line Scholarship

To provide an annual scholarship for an outstanding student in the drum line of the Gator Band provided through the generous support of...

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Dennis and Colette Campay Studio Art Scholarship

GA: support scholarship to studio art students in Art and Art History in College of Fine Arts.

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Digital Worlds Institute Unrestricted

Support general operations of the Institute.

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Dorothy Reaves String Scholarship

Support scholarships in Dept of Music for students of string instruments.

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Dr. Albert F. C. “Doc” Wehlburg Scholarship

Support annual scholarship for undergraduate students studying theatre in College of Fine Arts.

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Dr. John Graham-Pole Endowed Scholarship Fund

Provide undergraduate or graduate students with support for their research and creative activities within the University of Florida...

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Dr. Richard L. Green Scholarship for Excellence in Theatre

In recognition for the long standing tenure and service to the UF School of Theatre and Dance, this scholarship established by his...

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E. Robert Langley Scholarship Fund

GA: support scholarship for students in Dept of Art in College of Fine Arts.

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Elizabeth Graham Fund for Opera

Support opera students for opera productions including, but not limited to, costumes, sets, scholarships, travel, guest artists, music,...

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Emily Anne Bell Scholarship for Excellence in Music

Support undergraduate scholarship awards or graduate fellowship awards for students majoring in music and music education.

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Emily Anne Bell Scholarship for Excellence in Music

Support undergraduate scholarship awards or graduate fellowship awards for students majoring in music and music education. Awards can,...

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Estelle and Martin Karlin Memorial Art Scholarship

The scholarship will provide undergraduate or graduate students with support for their research and creative activities within the...

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Esther Casas Brier Flute Studio Fund

The Esther Casas Brier Flute Studio Fund provides support for activities and expenses in the University of Florida School of Music Flute...

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Ethel L. Ingraham Theatre Scholarship Fund

Support scholarships for undergraduate Theatre students.

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Fernandez Family Scholarship Fund

GA: support a minimum of 5 annual scholarships to upper division UF students at NWSA; not to exceed $1,000; must show talent in chosen...

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Friends of Art and Art History

Support projects and programs of the Friends of Art and Art History and the School of Art and Art History.

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Friends of Music

Support projects and programs of the Friends of Music and the School of Music.

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Friends of Music Endowment

Support music enrichment and scholarships.

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Friends of Music Membership

Support membership to the Friends of Music group; only for membership use.

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Friends of Theatre & Dance Membership

Support membership to the Friends of Theatre & Dance group; only for membership use.

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Friends of Theatre and Dance

Support the programs of the School of Theatre and Dance

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Friends of Theatre and Dance Scholarship Fund

Support graduate and undergraduate scholarships to students of the School of Theatre and Dance.

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Friends of Theatre and Dance Scholarship/Fellowship Endowment

GA: Support scholarships/fellowship awards for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in theatre and/or dance; can be used for...

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Gainesville Fine Arts Association Art Scholarship

Provide annual scholarship support to an art student to fund the need associated with the program including the supplies, travel, and...

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Gary Langford 50th Anniversary Fund

Fall 2021 marks legendary Gator Band Director Gary Langford's 50th Anniversary with the University of Florida. To honor Gary's 50 years...

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Gary Langford Endowment

Scholarship to support students who are members of both the marching and jazz bands.

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Gary Libby Art History Awards

GA: the fund shall support undergraduate and graduate student scholarship, research, and writing in the Department of Art History within...

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Gary R. Libby Dance Innovation Fund

The Gary R. Libby Dance Innovation Fund supports the dance department's programmatic needs related to bringing in guest artists for...

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Gary R. Libby Focus Gallery Endowment

GA: support the University Galleries. The spendable income from the Fund shall be used to support undergraduate teaching research,...

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Gator Band Marching Field Fund

Support the marching band and the marching band field.

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Gator Marching Band Student Fund

Support Gator Marching Band students at the discretion of the Gator Band Director.

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Gatorette Support Fund

Provide annual support for the members of the Gatorette section of the University of Florida Marching Band to pay for up to 75% of the...

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Gatorettes Support Endowment

Provide annual support for the members of the Gatorette section of the University of Florida Marching Band to pay for up to 75%of the...

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Gatortones Geraldine Ledoux Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarship and programmatic support to the musical theatre department.

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George F. and Hazel Z. Baughman Endowment

Support instructional and program activities in Baughman Center.

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George W. Tedder, Jr. and Susan Heald Tedder Scholarship Fund

GA: support scholarships to students majoring in music in College of Fine Arts.

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Grinter Gallery Endowment Fund

Statement: support international art and archeological galleries at the Linton E Grinter Hall; to be administered by UFF in consultation...

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Harold Garde Studio Art Scholarship

Support scholarship (s) based on excellence in studio art within the School of Art & Art History.

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Hiram Williams Art Scholarship Fund

Support scholarship within School of Art for student majoring in painting.

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Hohns Comedic Arts Fund

To support comedy programs in the College of the Arts.

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In Honor of Retired Faculty Scholarship

Support scholarship for undergraduate and graduate theatre and dance majors.

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International Piano Festival

Support the UF Piano Program and the International Piano Festival.

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International Theatre Production Program

Support all aspects of UF's International Theatre Program including but not limited to scholarships, travel, administrative expenses and...

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Jack and Cherie Fine Music Faculty Research Fund

Provide faculty support within the School of Music in areas of research, as well as scholarly and creative activity of faculty with...

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Jacqueline Friel & Jonathan Friel Fund for Annual New York Trip

Support the annual New York Trip organized by the Studio Art program. contributions to the Fund may be used in any way as determined by...

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James Glenn Connor Choral Music Scholarship Fund

GA: support rising junior Music major who is member in good standing of Dept choral ensembles based on academic, musical achievement &...

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James J. Rizzi Scholarship

GA: support scholarships to students in Dept of Art in Fine Arts.

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James W. Van Horn Music Fund

GA: support need-based undergraduate scholarships &/or graduate fellowships working on Masters/PhD in Music; proficiency in chorale...

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Jennifer Karen Smith Costume Award

Support an undergraduate student or students studying costumes.

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Jerry Cutler Graduate Student Travel Fund

Support School of Art and Art History graduate students to travel in order to experience, firsthand, art that is relevant to their...

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Jerry Uelsmann Studio Art Scholarship Fund

Support scholarship to be awarded annually to recognize an exceptional studio art student in the School of Art & Art History.

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Jim and Sharon Theriac Music Excellence Fund

GA: spendable income from the Fund shall be used to provide support for improvements of the School of Music programs as well as support...

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Jim and Sharon Theriac School of Music Building Fund

Support the School of Music building capital campaign.

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Jim Richardson Memorial Theatre Scholarship

Letter: support annual scholarship; award will be $500 per semester; based on scholarship (3.0 GPA), character, demonstrated talent, &...

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Joe Glover Scholarship for Excellence in Musical Theatre

GA: Provide annual undergraduate support for a student in the Musical Theatre program in the School of Theatre and Dance. If the...

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John and Margaret Sung Family Fine Arts Fellowship

GA: support merit based graduate fellowships in composition or conducting in School of Music; criteria, 3.5 GPA and maintain 3.5 GPA to...

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John C. and Ruth Amott Clarinet Scholarship

Support a clarinet scholarship to a deserving student of clarinet in the School of Music, as determined by the head of the clarinet...

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John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Endowment for the New World School of the Arts

Grant: support scholarships for college students at NWSA in Miami; Business Ethics match requires business ethics course and community...

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Kathleen Price Museum Studies Award

Support annual research for undergraduate, graduate, and faculty in the School of Art/Art History Museum Studies program; support is not...

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Keith Kelly Mellophone Scholarship

Provide annual support to a mellophone student in the UF Marching Band.

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Kenneth Webster, M.D. Saxophone Endowment

GA (Amended): Support scholar(s) for students studying saxophone as well as students studying jazz at the College of Fine Arts....

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Kim Pargeon and Rusty Helton Gator Band Alumni Scholarship

GA: support, annually, one clarinet player and one trumpet player as determined by the Gator Band Director.

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Kresge Foundation Grant Fund

This is a one-year grant that aims to amplify the WE-Making resources. Part of the proposal was the build out of an online repository...

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Larry A. Webb and Jean V. Webb Carillon Fund

Trust: support instructional and performance programs of the University of Florida's Century Tower Carillon to include maintenance,...

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Lawrence Baynard Hubbell Scholarship in Theatre Studies

GA: support merit scholarship/fellowship in Theatre; undergrad as soph or higher, or grad student in pursuit of degree with min GPA of...

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Leonard Family Dance Program Enhancement Fund

Support the dance program; including but not limited to travel, costumes, equipment, and any other programmatic support at the...

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Leonard Family Scholarship for Dance

GA: The spendable income from the fund shall be used to support scholarships for students in dance at the College. (See G/A)

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Linda Wilson College of the Arts Endowment

Support the Linda Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award presented to an individual for long standing accomplishments in the field of Musical...

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Linda Wilson Musical Theatre Enhancement Fund

Ltr: Unrestricted support for the Musical Theatre department. May include but not limited to research, travel, conference attendance,...

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Lois and Mark Rule Fund for the Arts

Support activities and programs in the College of the Arts at the discretion of the Dean (in annual consult with the donors).

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Londono Family Friends of Music Fund

GA: Support the Friends of Music activities in the College of Fine Arts (Music Fund). (See GA for details)

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Lucinda Lavelli Business of the Arts Fund

Promote business skill development and entrepreneurship in the arts. This could be achieved a variety of ways including an annual...

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Madelyn M. Lockhart Graduate Student and Faculty Fellowship

GA: support fellowship awards to graduate students and/or faculty in the College of Fine Arts to support research-related travel,...

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Make the Music Fund

Support facility and equipment enhancement for the School of Music.

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Mandy Grau Marching Band Memorial Scholarship

Email: Support scholarship to a marching band student; preference to a tuba musician; maximum of $250 can be given each semester to a...

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Margaret Trimm Bachus Endowed Scholarship Fund

GA: provide support for rising junior or senior students majoring in theatre who exhibit leadership, compassion, and a commitment to...

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Margaret Trimm Bachus Endowment for Innovation and Impact in the School of Theatre & Dance

GA: support the School of Theatre & Dance with resources to strengthen and grow the theatre and dance program. Thus, the income may be...

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Mark Stoughton Band Scholarship

Estate: support scholarships for students in Marching Band.

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Mark W. Stoughton Theatre Scholarship Fund

Support aid to undergraduate theatre student demonstrating financial need & outstanding artistic potential; to be selected by the...

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Marta and Bradley Pollitt Fund

Support the Theatre Connect program for the Center for Arts and Medicine.

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McRae Digital Media Fund

Support purchase of equipment for College of Fine Arts' new Digital Media Program.

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Melanie Hays Leonard Opportunity Scholarship for Dance

GA: support scholarships for excellence in dance for students seeking a degree or minor in dance. The University and College support...

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Michael Pirie Memorial Scholarship Fund

Support annual scholarship for student on the Gator Marching Band drumline; must exhibit strength of character, generosity, excuberance...

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Mr. and Mrs. John V. D’Albora, Jr. Scholarship in Honor of Frances M. Reitz

Support scholarship in Dept of Music; donor is to be notified of the recipients.

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Museum Studies Alumni Endowment

Provide annual research and travel support for graduate students in the School of Art + Art History Museum Studies program.

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Music Department Endowment

Support academic programs including scholarship in Music Dept.

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Music Ensembles Fund

Support music ensemble needs of Music Dept.

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Naomi Fawbush Memorial Fund in Honor of Col. Andrew Tyler Fawbush and Gregory Alan Fawbush

GA: provide annual support to advance the photography program in the College through scholarships and awards to students.

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New World School of the Arts

Support UF related programs at New World School of the Arts.

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NWSA Thomas D. Moore Scholarship Fund

Support students in New World Schools of the Arts college level string and percussion program.

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Opera Program

Support the School of Music Opera Program

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Orchestra Program Fund

Support all areas of the Orchestra Program, including travel, faculty and program support, scholarships, etc.

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Paul Favini Student Ambassador Endowment

GA: support the educational advancement of students in the area of design/production chosen by the faculty to attend festivals,...

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Pollack Building Clearing Fund

Support Pollack Building for Fine Arts

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Rajguru Family Piccolo Scholarship

Support for one selected piccolo player each year.

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Ric Rose Fund for Dance

This fund honors the memory of UF Dance Professor, Ric Rose, through awards and guest teaching residencies to alumni of the UF Dance...

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Richard W. Bowles Award

GA: Support an annual award to an outstanding Trombone Player who is a music education major and plays in the Marching Band; student...

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Robert Banks College of the Arts Scholarship

Provide scholarships for motivated students, taking into consideration financial need.

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Robert Gutter Orchestral Opera Score Collection

Support educational resource for music students, faculty, and graduate conducting students. Access to the scores will be made available...

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Robert N. and Beverly T. Singer School of Music Fellowship Fund

GA: support awards for recruitment of graduate students at the School of Music at the College of Fine Arts; included but not limited to...

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Robert N. and Beverly T. Singer Theatre and Dance Fellowship Fund

GA: Support awards for recruitment of graduate students in the School of Theatre and Dance at the College of Fine Arts; preference...

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Robin Olin Oegerle Education Fund

Support the educational outreach efforts of the University of Florida Band Program in the areas of student recruitment, program...

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Russell and Brenda Robinson Musician Educator Award

Annually recognize an outstanding musician in the junior year of their music education program.

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Sarah and Kenneth Kerslake Endowment

Support scholarships for students majoring in printmaking in the School of Art and Art History

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School of Art and Art History Sculpture Program

Support the Sculpture Department at the School of Art and Art History.

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School of Music

Support the School of Music

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School of Music Building Expansion

The School of Music Building Expansion fund supports the addition of much needed updated music making and performance spaces in the ...

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School of Music Clarinet Studio Fund

Support the University of Florida School of Music Clarinet Studio.

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School of Music Scholarship Endowment

Support scholarship for graduate or undergraduate students pursuing degree in School of Music.

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School of Music Special Projects Fund

To support special projects in the School of Music, outside the scope of normal programming.

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School of Theatre & Dance Facilities

Support completion of building including studios, administrative suite, lighting & computer labs, costume & set shops, physical therapy...

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School of Theatre and Dance

Support school; including travel to American College Theatre Festival.

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Sponsored Research Gift Fund – Arts

To accept and record corporate and foundation gifts that need to be managed by DSP.

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Sponsored Research Gift Fund – College of the Arts

To be used to accept, keep record of and transfer corporate and foundation gifts that will be managed by DSP-Contracts & Grants.

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Steinway Piano Fund

Support purchase of Steinway pianos for the School of Music and a Steinway piano maintenance program.

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