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 + Art History and the School of Art + Art History.

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Friends of Music

Provides general assistance to the School of Music

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Friends of Theatre and Dance

Provides general support for the School of Theatre + Dance

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Giving Opportunities

Ahrens Scholarship Fund

Supports scholarship to a junior painting major.

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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

Supports scholarships for recruited freshman and junior level studio art students.

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Andrea Williams Flute Scholarship

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

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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

Supports visiting artists/scholars for lecture series.

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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 + 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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Barrios Trombone Scholarship Endowment

Supports scholarships for non-music major trombone band students.

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Beatrice Fairing Music Scholarship

General scholarships for students studying music

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Betsy and Rick Schuster Fund for the Arts

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

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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...

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Brazilian Music Institute and World Music Ensembles Fund

Supports the Brazilian Music Institute of World Music Ensembles

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Brian Gindy Scholarship Fund

Supports scholarship for 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

Supports accompanist's position for Women's Chorale and/or scholarship for a member of Women's...

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Carolyn A. Novogrodsky Memorial Award for Artistic Pursuits

Supports awards to senior studio art students who have demonstrated a desire to use art to promote...

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Celeste Roberge Sculpture Award

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

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Center for Arts in Medicine

Support for Center for Arts in Medicine

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Center for Arts in Medicine Scholarship Fund

Supports scholarships for students pursuing their education in the UF Center for Arts in Medicine.

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Center for Arts in Public Policy Fund

Supports projects and programs initiated by the Center for Arts in Public Policy

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Center for Arts, Migration and Entrepreneurship

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

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Center For World Arts

Support for administering programs in the Center for World Arts

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Charles and Karen Koegel Studio Art Scholarship

Provide annual scholarship support for a studio art student to fund his/her needs associated with the program.

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

The Robert L. and Thomas M. Chastain Charitable Foundation provides grants to agencies in ...

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Choral Music Fund

Provide program support for choral activities and expenses in the School of Music.

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Chris Williams Memorial Scholarship

Support scholarships to undergraduate and graduate theatre students and may include students' travel...

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College of the Arts

Unrestricted support to College of Fine 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

Funds generated through fundraising activities performed on behalf of the College by the UF...

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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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Crystal Ann Dillard School of Music Marching Band Saxophone Endowment

Established in 2011 by Stan Shuman to support scholarship awards for saxophone students ...

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Dance Program

Supports the Dance program at the School + 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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Digital Worlds Institute Unrestricted

Supports general operations of the Digital Worlds Institute.

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Dorothy Reaves String Scholarship

Supports music scholarships in the string area

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

Supports annual scholarship for undergraduate students studying theatre

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Dr. John Graham-Pole Scholarship for Arts in Medicine

Support for students pursuing a certificate or degree in the Center for Arts in Medicine at 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

Supports scholarship for students in School of Art + Art History who also intern at the Samuel P....

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Edith P. Pitts Music Scholarship

Supports scholarships in piano or peformance.

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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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Ethel L. Ingraham Theatre Scholarship Fund

Supports scholarships for undergraduate theatre students

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Friends of Art and Art History

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

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Friends of Music

Provides general assistance to the School of Music

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Friends of Music Endowment

Supports music enrichment and scholarships.

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Friends of Music Scholarship

Supports scholarships for incoming freshmen

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Friends of Theatre & Dance Membership

Become a Friend of Theatre + Dance by giving to the Friends of Theatre + Dance Membership fund.

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Friends of Theatre and Dance

Provides general support for the School of Theatre + Dance

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Friends of Theatre and Dance Scholarship Fund

Supports 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

Supports scholarships/fellowship awards for undergraduate and graduate students in the School of...

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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

Support scholarships for jazz studies students in School of Music

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Gary Libby Art History Awards

Supports undergraduate and graduate student scholarship, research, and writing in the School of Art + Art History.

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Gary R. Libby Focus Gallery Endowment

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

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Gator Band Alumni

Your contribution to the Gator Band program supports the greatest needs for the Pride of the...

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Gator Band Marching Field Fund

Supports the Marching Band and the Marching Band field

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Gator Marching Band Student Fund

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

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Gatorette Support Fund

Support members of the Gatorettes to offset the personal costs of performance costumes for the Gatorette team, which are part of the ...

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Gatortones Geraldine Ledoux Scholarship Fund

Supports activities of Gatortones, student cabaret group in the Musical Theatre program.

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George F. and Hazel Z. Baughman Endowment

Hazel Z. and George F. Baughman, M.D., created this fund in 1996 in conjunction with the ...

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

Supports outstanding graduate students in choral music or voice and undergraduate students in voice.

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Grinter Gallery Endowment Fund

Supports art galleries at Linton E Grinter Hall

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Grissom Trombone Award

Provides annual award to a trombone student to attend international trombone festival.

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Harold Garde Studio Art Scholarship

Support scholarship based on excellence in studio art within the School of Art + Art History.

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Health through Fitness and Dance Fund

Provide support for instructors and activities providing education and community outreach for fitness and dance through the UF Center ...

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Hiram Williams Art Scholarship Fund

Supports scholarship 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

Supports scholarship for undergraduate and graduate theatre and dance majors.

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International Piano Festival

Supports the UF Piano Program and the International Piano Festival.

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International Theatre Production Program

Supports all aspects of International Theatre Program including scholarships, travel, administrative...

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Jack and Cherie Fine Music Faculty Research Fund

Supports faculty research, scholarship and creative activities related to strings and chamber music.

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James Glenn Connor Choral Music Scholarship Fund

Supports a rising junior music major in any of the School of Music's choral ensembles. Selection...

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James J. Rizzi Scholarship

James Rizzi, born in Brooklyn, NY, began working on his three-dimensional construction process ...

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James W. Van Horn Music Fund

Supports students with proficiency in chorale singing, composing, and/or conducting

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Jerry Cutler Graduate Student Travel Fund

Supports 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

The Fund shall be used to provide support for improvements of the School of Music programs as well as support for students in the college.

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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

Supports annual scholarship based on scholarship, character, demonstrated talent, and personality

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Joe Glover Scholarship for Excellence in Musical Theatre

Provide annual undergraduate support for a student in the Musical Theatre program in the School of Theatre + Dance.

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John and Margaret Sung Family Fine Arts Fellowship

Supports graduate fellowships in composition or conducting

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John C. and Ruth Amott Clarinet Scholarship

Supports scholarships for students of clarinet

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

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation established this fund in 2001. It is a private, ...

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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 including ...

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Keith Kelly Mellophone Scholarship

Provide annual support to a mellophone student in the UF Marching Band. In memory of Keith Kelly.

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Kenneth Webster, M.D. Saxophone Endowment

Supports scholarships for students of saxophone

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Kim Pargeon and Rusty Helton Gator Band Alumni Scholarship

Support, annually or in alternating years, a clarinet player or a trumpet player as determined by the Gator Band Director.

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Lawrence Baynard Hubbell Scholarship in Theatre Studies

Support merit scholarship/fellowship for an undergraduate (sophomore or higher) or graduate student...

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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

This fund was established in 2012 by Melanie R. and William R. Leonard to support scholarships ...

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Linda Wilson College of the Arts Endowment

Support Linda W Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award; recipient to give a master class, a performance...

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Linda Wilson Musical Theatre Enhancement Fund

Supports the Musical Theatre department including, but not limited to research, travel, conference attendance, and programmatic support.

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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

This fund was established in 2011 by SAFECA, Ltd. to support friends of Music activities in the ...

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Lucinda Lavelli Business of the Arts Fund

Promote business skill development and entrepreneurship in the arts.

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Madelyn M. Lockhart Graduate Student and Faculty Fellowship

Supports fellowship awards to graduate students and/or faculty in the College of Fine Arts to...

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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

Supports scholarship to a marching band student; preference to a tuba musician; to be used for ...

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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

Elizabeth M. Stoughton established this scholarship in memory of her son, Mark, who passed away ...

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Mark W. Stoughton Theatre Scholarship Fund

Support aid to undergraduate theatre student demonstrating financial need and outstanding artistic...

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Melanie Hays Leonard Opportunity Scholarship for Dance

Support scholarships for excellence in dance for students seeking a degree or minor in dance.

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Michael Pirie Memorial Scholarship Fund

Supports scholarships for student on the Gator Marching Band drumline who exhibits strength of character, generosity, exuberance and ...

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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

Supports academic programs including scholarship in the School of Music

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

Provides annual support to advance the photography program in the College through scholarships and awards to students.

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NWSA Thomas D. Moore Scholarship Fund

Thomas Moore has performed world-wide concerts throughout Europe, the former Soviet Union, ...

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Paul Favini Student Ambassador Endowment

Support expenses associated with student festival and competitions such as: American College of...

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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

Support general needs for the dance program in memory of Dance Professor, Ric Rose.

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Rich Holley Memorial Scholarship

Supports general music scholarships based on scholastic ability, talent, and financial need.

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Richard W. Bowles Award

This fund supports an annual scholarship award to the leader of the trombone section in the ...

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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 are also available to ...

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

Supports awards for recruitment of graduate students at the School of Music; includes awards,...

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

Support awards for recruitment of graduate students; preference given to design and production and...

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Robin Olin Oegerle Education Fund

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

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Russell L. Danburg Scholarship

Supports a junior or senior in piano or music theory

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Samuel P. Harn Eminent Scholar Chair Fund

Support Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History (HESCAH) and lecture series

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Sarah and Kenneth Kerslake Endowment

Supports scholarships for students majoring in printmaking

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School of Art and Art History

Unrestricted support to the School of Art + Art History

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School of Music

Supports the programs and students of the School of Music

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School of Music Clarinet Studio Fund

Supports the School of Music Clarinet Studio.

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School of Music Scholarship Endowment

Support scholarship for students pursuing degree in School of Music

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School of Theatre & Dance Facilities

Supports maintenence of building including studios, lighting & computer labs, costume & set,...

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Sponsored Research Gift Fund – Arts

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

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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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Stella Sung Fund for Opera

Support opera productions with UF students, student and faculty travel, scholarships for opera and other opera program enhancements.

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Stephen Kippert Memorial Scholarship

Supports graduate scholarship in photographic program.

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Stephen Root Theatre and Dance Fund

Support the School of Theatre + Dance performances including showcases.

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Stephen Shooster Studio Art Scholarship

Support to exceptional art students in the School of Art + Art History, including travel, supplies, tuition, internships, exhibitions, ...

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Theatre Business Fund

Support student learning in the business of theater. The Fund can support guest artists, travel, and other related programs to advance ...

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Tides Foundation/ONOP CAM Fund

Support the University of Florida Foundation/Center for Arts in Medicine collaboration as described in the scope of work for One...

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Trumpet Excellence Fund

Support for showcasing student excellence in trumpet. Funds to support but not limited to; student travel, scholarships and fellowships, ...

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UF Choral Programs Fund

Provide financial support for the recording of choral concerts and the production of choral recordings to be provided to the public.

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UF Foundation Term Professorship in School of Art & Art History

Support a three year term professorship in the School of Art + Art History within the UF Foundation Term Professorship Program.

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UF Marching Band Ireland Fund

Support the UF Marching Band by aiding in student costs to travel to Ireland in 2023 for the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival...

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University Gallery Art Society

Supports all aspects of producing art exhibitions University Gallery, Focus Gallery, & Grinter...

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University Gallery Exhibits

Supports University Gallery art exhibits

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Velma Lykes Music Scholarship

Supports music scholarships; preference toward students specializing in violin who demonstrate...

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William “Bill” Dishman Trumpet Scholarship

Support for a trumpet player in the Gator Marching Band with preference given to a student majoring in music in the UF College of the Arts.

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William and Sara Barnhart Band Scholarship

This annual award will be given to a member of the Gator Marching Band who is not majoring in music and who exhibits hard work, ...

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William M. and Sue Goza Art History Prize Fund

Supports art history awards to students winning a competition for top art history papers.

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William R. Booth Scholarship

This fund was established in 2013 by William R. Booth to support a scholarship for a University ...

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