College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest college on campus, providing the university’s core curriculum. From astronomy to zoology, the college’s faculty and students are committed to leading the academic quest to understand our place in the universe, and to help shape our society and environment. CLAS is dedicated to increasing alumni support and participation; internship, research and international study abroad experiences; and providing innovative instructional lab and teaching spaces for students and faculty.

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Giving Opportunities

2 Lt. Michael E. McGahan Memorial Scholarship/Fellowship

Tim and Carolyn McGahan, along with Ladd and Leslie Tsukamoto, established this endowment in ...

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Albert A. Sanchez, Jr. Lectures in Philosophy

This fund was created in 2007 by Albert A. Sanchez, Jr. to support lectures to be used in ...

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Albert Brick President’s Professorship in English

This fund was established in 2007 by the estate of Albert Brick to support a professorship in ...

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Albert C. and Vanda N. O’Neill, Jr. Liberal Arts and Sciences Excellence Fund

This fund was created in 1998 by University of Florida alumni Albert O'Neill, Jr. and Vanda ...

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Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish Studies

University of Florida law alumnus of 1949, Alexander Grass, established this $1 million ...

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Alice M. Zirger Memorial Scholarship

Alice Marie Zirger was born in Fond du Lac, Wis. She moved to Gainesville in 1979 and attended ...

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Alumni and Faculty Pre-Dissertation Travel Award

The Center for African Studies promotes teaching and research on Africa in all the disciplines ...

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Andrew and Jennifer Cottone, III Scholarship

The spendable income from the Fund shall be used for scholarships to students studying in the College in natural science, social science ...

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Andronicus Nicholas Cassas Faculty Fellowship in Greek Studies

Nicholas A. Cassas established this professorship in memory of his father, Andronicos Nicholas ...

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Angelo P. Podes Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by Angelo Podes to support students enrolling in Modern Greek and/or ...

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Angelos C. Langadas Endowment for General Support of Greek Studies

This fund was established in 2012 by the estate of Angelos C. Langadas to support the ...

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Ann R. Stasch Memorial Scholarship

Ann R. Stasch established this endowment in 2000 to foster the academic success of female ...

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Annette Kendall Katzoff Fellowship Fund

The children of Annette Kendall Katzoff established this endowed fellowship to support doctoral ...

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Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research Fund

Support graduate students in the Center and research and conservation initiatives of the Center. (Closing F018541/42 and monies moved...

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Aristotle and Basilios Michopoulos Scholarship

Aristotle Michopoulos established this fund in 1985 in honor of his father, Basilios ...

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Arthur R. Marshall, Jr. Eminent Scholar Chair in Ecological Studies

This fund honors Arthur R. Marshall, Jr., a Florida ecologist and activist who fought to restore ...

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Bertram Wyatt-Brown Graduate Support Fund

Bertram Wyatt-Brown is the Richard J. Milbauer History Professor Emeritus at the University of ...

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Betty and Herman Schram Memorial Fund

This fund was established in 1983 by Ronald Y. Schram for the purpose of supporting guest ...

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Board of Associates Faculty Endowment

This fund was established in 1990 to support staff in Jewish Studies in the College of Liberal ...

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Bob Graham Papers – Archival, Maintenance and Research Fund

Donations to the Bob Graham Papers - Archival and Maintenance Fund will be used to catalogue, digitize, and maintain papers belonging to...

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Brendan O’Sullivan Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Anthropology Major

This fund was established in 2006 by professor Maurice J. and Susan R. O'Sullivan in memory of ...

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Bridget Bernadette Phillips Scholarship Fund

Family and friends established this scholarship in memory of Bridget Bernadette Phillips, who ...

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Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Science Scholars Fund

Provide support for the Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Science Scholars Program.

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Burns Amaya Fund

This fund was established by Allan F. Burns and Alba Amaya Burns in 2005 for the purpose of ...

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C. A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory

C.A. "Addison" Pound, Jr., for whom the Human Identification Laboratory is named, was the ...

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C. and I. Polopolus Lecture Series in Greek Studies

Established in 1986 in honor of Constantine and Irene Polopolus, this fund was created to ...

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Carl Mercer Dow Alumni Fellowship Fund in Chemistry

This fellowship was endowed with the combined gifts of University of Florida graduates employed ...

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Carol B. Currier Scholarship Fund

Carol B. Currier, M.D. established this fund through her estate. Born in Cleveland, OH, Currier ...

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Carrie Lynn Yoder Memorial Scholarship

David and Lynda Yoder established this endowment in 2004 in loving memory of their daughter, ...

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Center for African Studies Fund

A general fund for the African Studies Center

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Center for European Studies

The Center for European Studies was established in 2003 and is funded, in part, under Title VI of...

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Center for Greek Studies Endowment

This fund was established in 1986 for the purpose of supporting the Center for Greek Studies, ...

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Charles and Monica Burkett Family Graduate Student Award

This fund was established in 2012 by Charles and Monica Burkett to recruit, reward and retain ...

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Charles E. and Dorothy J. Bennett Fund

This fund was established in 2008 by the estate of Charles E. and Dorothy J. Bennett. Charles ...

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Charles F. Hooper, Jr. Memorial

This fund was established in 2011 by a group of donors to support awards to students studying ...

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Charles H. Fairbanks Scholarship

Dr. Charles H. Fairbanks joined the UF faculty in 1963 as chairman of the department of ...

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Charlotte A. Gunzburger Fund

This fund was established in 2005 for the purpose of supporting the Center for Jewish Studies ...

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Chat Yin Ho Scholarship

This fund was established in 2005 by colleagues and friends in memory of the late Dr. Chat Yin ...

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Chemistry Leadership Fund

This fund was established in 2011 by a group of donors to support projects endorsed by the ...

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Chemistry Teacher Scholarship

This fund was established in 2007 by Hach Scientific Foundation to provide scholarships to ...

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Chemours Geogators Fund

Support the Department of Geological Sciences "Geogators" program, including but not limited to travel expenses, student and staffing...

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Chemours Technology Support Fund in Geological Sciences

Provide support for the Department of Geological Sciences to purchase equipment, including but not limited to tablets and other related...

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Chimerakis Family Scholarship/Fellowship

This fund was established in 2010 by Lee and Theresa Chimerakis to support scholarship and ...

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CHiTra-Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions Endowment

This fund was established in 2013 by donors Vasudha and Ranga Narayanan and Ganga Srinivas to ...

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Christine Geraldson Lassiter Endowment in Creative Writing

Family and friends of Christine Geraldson Lassiter endowed this fund in 2001 to memorialize ...

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Christopher Gierach Memorial Fund

In 2007, this lectureship was established in loving memory of Christopher E. Gierach by his ...

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Christopher Rubow Memorial Fund

Support outstanding students studying Applied Behavior Analysis, with a preference for research interests in classroom management,...

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Christopher Ziess Memorial Scholarship

This fund was established in 2006 by Jack L. Pappas in memory if his grandson, Christopher ...

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CLAS Deans Scholarship

This endowment was made possible by the generosity of a variety of friends and alumni who ...

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Classics Department Endowed Enrichment Fund

This fund was established in 1990 to support the Department of Classics, its faculty and ...

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Colonel Allen R. and Margaret G. Crow Chemistry Fund for Library Resources

This fund was established by Allen R. and Margaret Crow in 2004 for the purpose of supporting ...

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Colonel Allen R. and Margaret G. Crow Professorship in Chemistry

This fund was established by Colonel Allen R. Crow. Crow was born in 1911 in Potsdam, NY. He ...

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Colonel Allen R. and Margaret G. Crow Term Professorship in Chemistry

This fund was established by Colonel Allen R. Crow. Crow was born in 1911 in Potsdam, NY. He ...

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Colonel Allen R. and Margaret G. Crow Term Professorship in Liberal Arts and Sciences

This fund was established by Colonel Allen R. Crow. Crow was born in 1911 in Potsdam, NY. He ...

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Colonel Allen R. and Margaret G. Crow Undergraduate Scholarship and Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry

Born in 1911 in Potsdam, NY, Colonel Allen R. Crow established this scholarship through his ...

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Congregation Beth Jacobs Scholarship Fund

Provide scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students in Jewish Studies.

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Contrasena Graduate Fund

Support an annual award for a graduate student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese studies to be used toward experiential...

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Council for International Cooperation, Inc. Scholarship for Chinese Studies

This fund was established by the Council for International Cooperation, Inc. in 2009 to support ...

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Craig Hunter Family Endowment for Political Science

GA: provide experiential learning support for students studying state and local politics. Generally, approximately 60% will be used to...

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Creative Writing Endowment Fund

This fund was established in 1987 for the purpose of supporting the Creative Writing Program in ...

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Cutler Scholars

5 total scholarships awarded each year - $3,000/scholarship. Awarded to students in the Economics Department completing research. 3...

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Daniel J. Koleos Scholarship Fund

This fund was created by Daniel and Deborah Koleos in May 2003. A native of West Palm Beach, ...

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Data Science Fund

Support the Data Science Program.

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David and Doreen Vozzola CLAS Fellowships

This fund was established in 2012 by David and Doreen Vozzola to support fellowships and ...

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David H. Levin Fund

This fund was established by David H. Levin in 1996 to support teaching, research and programs ...

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David L. Niddrie Excellence Fund

This fund was established by a group of donors in 2011 to support fellowship and assistantship ...

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David Yulee Lectures

This fund was established in 1995, in memory of David Levy Yulee, to support scholarships and ...

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Dean’s Fund for Excellence LAS

A general fund for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

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Department of Physics Graduate Support Endowment

Established in 2007 to support research, scholarships, and travel needs for graduate students ...

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Dereck Chiu Counseling Psychology Student Training and Research (STAR) Scholarship

Support graduate travel expenses to defray costs of presenting papers at conferences, speaker's...

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Distinguished Professor Goran Hyden’s Fellowship Fund

Distinguished Professor Goran Hyden is the author of 10 books, edited 13 volumes, published over 50...

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Dr. Andrea Trescot Fund for Graduate Studies in Zoology

Dr. Andrea M. Trescot earned a bachelor's degree in zoology in 1978 in three years from the ...

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Dr. Benjamin L. Gorman Graduate Student Award for Excellence

Benjamin L. Gorman, Ph.D., was a sociology faculty member at the University of Florida from ...

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Dr. Chris B. Schaffer Physics Undergraduate Research Fund

Support undergraduate research in the Physics Department.

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Dr. David R. Griggs Award in Physics

GA: support an annual scholarship in the Department of Physics on the basis of merit as determined by the Chair.

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Dr. Delton L. Scudder Endowment in Religious Studies

This fund was established in 1983 to honor Professor Delton L. Scudder with a lectureship in the ...

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Dr. Donald W. Schuerman Memorial Fund

This fund was established in 2006 by the non-profit CareGiving Worldwide, Inc., in memory of Dr. ...

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Dr. E. Raymond Andrew Memorial Fund

GA: support graduate students in the Department of Physics.

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Dr. Elizabeth M. Eddy Endowment

This fund was established by the estate of Elizabeth M. Eddy in 2004 for the purpose of ...

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Dr. Howard and Brenda Sheridan Fund in Chemistry

This fund was established in 2008 by Howard M. Sheridan, M.D. and Brenda Brannen Sheridan.

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Dr. Jerome “Jerry” Milliman Fund

This fund was established in 2010 by a group of donors in honor of Jerome "Jerry" Milliman to ...

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Dr. John Henry Davis, Jr., Graduate Fellowship in Botany

This fund was established in 2012 by Susan and James Wiltshire to support a graduate student or ...

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Dr. Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation Research Travel Award

Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart joined the College of Business Faculty at UF in 1960. She held an ...

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Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart Endowment for Program Enhancement in Women’s Studies

A fund to provide student financial aid for graduate students in the program

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Dr. Matthew D. Smith Memorial Fellowship in Animal Behavior

To provide financial support to graduate students studying animal behavior in the Department of Biology. (Pre-endowment).

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Dr. Maurice Moore Fellowship in Medicinal Chemistry

This fund was established in 2007 by the estate of Dr. Maurice Lee Moore. Moore was born ...

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Dr. Paul Tarrant Faculty Fellowship

This fund was established in 2007 by Alan M. Lovelace in honor of Dr. Paul Tarrant to support a ...

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Dr. Robert Pierce Summer Field Camp Award

GA: support an outstanding field camp participant in their third or junior year of a program in the Department of Geological Sciences.

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Dr. Warren Bargad Endowment in Jewish Studies

This fund was established in 2000 by Henry M. Gutterman and Gary and Niety Gerson in honor of ...

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Drago Professorship in Inorganic Chemistry

Russell S. Drago was born in Montague, Mass., in 1928. After receiving his bachelor's degree ...

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Drs. Kiran and Pallavi Patel Endowed Lecture Series in Gujarat Studies

This fund was established in 2012 by Kiran and Pallavi Patel to support a lecture series in the ...

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E. Porter Horne Memorial Scholarship

Established by Dr. Betty Horne in memory of her husband, Dr. E. Porter Horne, this award is ...

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Earl and Ruth Sawyer Fund

Earl M. and Ruth B. Sawyer established this scholarship in 1971 to benefit undergraduate ...

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Ed Tancer Good Deed Scholarship Fund

Pre-endowment. Support undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The student(s) should reflect Ed's best...

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Edmond H. Prominski Endowment Fund

This endowment was established in 2007 by the Edmond H. Prominski Foundation to provide support ...

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Edward D. Danker Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by Henry H. Danker and his wife, Emily, in honor of deceased UF ...

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Edward Zabel Memorial Fund

A professor of economics, Dr. Edward Zabel taught at the university for 16 years. Prior to ...

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Edwin C. Kirkland and Mary Kirkland-Johns Endowment

When Mary Kirkland Johns died in 1993, she left the majority of her estate to the University of ...

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Eileen G. Breier Visiting Fellowship

At five foot two, Eileen Breier was a giant. A loving wife, devoted mother and adoring grandma ...

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Elling Eide Professorship in Miccosukee Language and Culture

This fund was established in 2008 by Elling Eide to support a chair in Southeastern United ...

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Endowment for Advanced Study in Religion

This fund was established in 1982 for the purpose of supporting research in religion in the ...

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Endowment for Chemistry

The spendable income from the Fund shall be used in the Department of Chemistry to support excellence in graduate education, the...

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Endowment for Classical Indian Music

This fund was established in 2008 through various donors to support public performances ...

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English Department Endowment

This fund was established in 1987 for the purpose of supporting the Department of English in ...

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Ernest G. Atkin Memorial Fund

Colonel Ernest G. Atkin, Jr. and his wife, Fern Albert Atkin, endowed this fund in 1999 to ...

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Frank E. Harris Professorship

Frank E. Harris is a pioneering theoretical chemist. He received his bachelor's degree from ...

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Frank Maturo Excellence Fund

This fund was established in 2000 by James I. Black III and University of Florida's Alpha Tau ...

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Fuqua Family Fund for Oral History

This fund was established by Don Fuqua in 2007 for the purpose of supporting teaching, research ...

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Gary R. Gerson Annual Lecture Series

Gary R. and Niety Gerson value the importance of Jewish education in secular institutions and ...

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Gary R. Gerson Visiting Professorship Fund

Gary R. Gerson values the importance of Jewish education in secular institutions and is pleased ...

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Gene A. and Dr. Richard E. Garrett Endowment for Physics Education

Richard E. Garrett was born February 17, 1922. He earned a bachelor's degree in Physics and ...

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Gene A. and Richard E. Garrett Fund

This fund was established by Gene A. and Richard E. Garrett for the purpose of supporting ...

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Geology Department Anniversary Fund

This fund was established in 1998 to support the research and instruction of geology in the ...

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George and Liberty Perry Endowment in the Center for Greek Studies

This fund was established in 2000 by the estate of Liberty Perry to support the Center for ...

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George Bergen Butler Polymer Chemistry Professor

George and Josephine Butler established this fund to support a chemistry professorship in the ...

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George Challis Distinguished Biostatistics Endowment

This fund was established in 2000 by Jack M. and Linda Challis Gill and the Gill Foundation of ...

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Gerald R. Kunde II Study Abroad Scholarship Fund

Provide support for undergraduate study abroad and experiential learning in Europe for high-achieving students who might otherwise not...

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Gerson Jewish Studies Scholarship/Fellowship

In 1955, Gary R. Gerson was 21 years old and the youngest CPA in the country. Gerson earned a ...

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Gorenberg Family Undergraduate Award

In 2004, Donald and Charlotte Gorenberg established the Gorenberg Family undergraduate award. ...

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Graduate Student Travel Fund

This fund was established in 2002 by Custom Copies, Inc., to help support graduate students in ...

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Graham Center Endowment Fund

The Graham Family Fund established this endowment in 2007 to support teaching, research and ...

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Gravatt Family Beyond 120 Planning Scholarship

Financial assistance for a financially restricted student for whom an internship, excursion or experiential learning opportunity is...

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H. Douglas Price American Government Fund

H. Douglas Price was born in Bradenton, Fla. After earning his bachelor's degree and master's ...

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Hager, Wilson and Geiser Math Education Endowment Fund

This fund was established in 2009 by Dongxing Wang, who holds a UF master's degree in Computer ...

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Hazen E. Nutter Scholarship Fund

Kenneth and Janet Keene established this endowed scholarship in memory of Hazen E. Nutter, who ...

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Health Leadership and Civic Engagement in the Bob Graham Center for Public Service

Support a public policy initiative/activity with Health Leadership and Civic Engagement in the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

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Henry C. and Audrey S. Schumacher Fellowship Fund

Henry C. and Audrey S. Schumacher established this endowment in 2002. The couple moved to ...

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Henry J. Alvarez Memorial Fund

The Henry J. Alvarez Memorial Fund celebrates the passion and enthusiasm Henry had around his experiences with the Samuel Proctor...

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Herbert A. and Marjorie G. Laitinen Chemistry Scholarship Fund

Herbert A. Laitinen was born January 17, 1915, of Finnish heritage. He was raised in Minnesota ...

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Humanities Fund

This fund was established in 1984 for the purpose of supporting activities of the Humanities ...

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IBM Sanibel Symposium Endowment

Support fellowships to UF faculty and grad students to Sanibel Symposia and support academic...

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IMC-Agrico Geology Department Fund

This fund was established by IMC-Agrico in 1998 to support the development of the Department of ...

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Inez Hamilton Scudder Endowment in English

Ann H. Scudder established this fund in 2013 for unrestricted support of the Department of ...

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Info Tech Annual Statistics Winter Workshop Fund

This fund was established by Info Tech, Inc. in 2002 for the purpose of supporting an annual ...

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International Studies Program Fund

To be used at the discretion of the Program Director to support the International Studies Program.

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Italian Program Fund

Supports faculty and students as they learn the language and culture of Italy.

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J. Wayne Conner Memorial Scholarship/Fellowship

This fund was established in memory of J. Wayne Conner in 2001 to support students majoring in French. Professor Conner joined the ...

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Jack and Celia Proctor Scholarship in History

Dr. Samuel Proctor and Irving Proctor provided this scholarship as a tribute to their parents, ...

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Jack B. Humphries Leadership Award

This fund was established in 2003 in honor of Jack B. Humphries. Humphries was a student at the ...

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James C. Waggoner, Jr. Grants-In-Aid Endowment

This fund was established in 2010 by the estate of James C. Waggoner, Jr. to support graduate ...

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James D. Winefordner Fund

This fund was established in 2008 by James D. Winefordner, Ph.D. to support graduate students in the Department of Chemistry.

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James Haskins Visiting Scholar Fellowship Endowment Fund

This fellowship was established in 2007 in loving memory of James Haskins, a former University ...

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Jannie L. Bagley, Jeanette H. Jacobs and Anna M. Morris Endowment

GA: support undergraduate and graduate students in the College. Successful applicants must demonstrate excellence in academic...

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Jeanne and Hunt Davis Research Travel Fund

This fund was established in 2006 by Jeanne G. Davis and Dr. R. Hunt Davis, Jr. Hunt is a professor emeritus of history and African ...

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Jeeves Family Prelaw Scholarship Endowment

Support students at the College interested in pursuing careers in the legal field, excluding any travel related expenses.

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Jerome A. Connor Student Enrichment Endowment

Jerome A. Connor worked with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other federal governmental ...

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Jewish Center Endowment

This fund was established in 1983 for the purpose of supporting the Center for Jewish Studies ...

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Jim Stidham Hydrology Fund

GA: support research projects of graduate and undergraduate students, preferably working on hydrology projects in the Florida aquifer,...

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Joan S. Mendenhall Fellowship Fund

Dr. and Mrs. William Mendenhall III established this endowment. Dr. Mendenhall was the founding ...

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Joe Glover Scholarship in Data Science

GA: support scholarships for students majoring in Data Science in the Department of Statistics in the College. Recipients shall be...

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John and Fawn Dunkle Fund

This fund was established to honor the long time service and devotion of professor and scholar, ...

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John E. and May B. Turlington Scholarship

Ralph D. Turlington and his wife, Ann, established this endowment in memory of his mother and ...

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John G. Saw Statistics Library

This fund was established in honor of John G. Saw in 1996 to support the purchase of journals, ...

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John M. Goggin Memorial Scholarship Fund

John M. Goggin spent much of his boyhood in the Everglades, where his interest in natural ...

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John Mahon Teaching Award

This fund was established in 1990 by John R. and Martha Kirkland, in memory of John K. Mahon, ...

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John R. and Carolyn C. Dykes Endowment Fund

This fund was established in 1999 by John R. and Carolyn C. Dykes to support teaching and ...

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Joseph Jay Deiss Memorial Scholarship or Fellowship for Summer Studies in Rome

The estate of Maurice and Frances Holmes established this endowment in 2006 in memory of Joseph ...

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Kathleen K. Diamond Scholarship for Foreign Language Studies

Kathleen K. Diamond is a University of Florida Alumna, earning a bachelor's degree in Romance Languages in 1968 and a master's degree in ...

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Kelley Fund for History

This fund was established in 2007 by Michael A. and Heather Kelley to support Alpata, A ...

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Kenneth and Janet Keene Endowed Fellowship in the Mathematical Sciences

Kenneth and Janet Keene's history of support and generosity to the University of Florida has ...

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Kevin and Sandriel Gentzel Beyond 120 Internship Endowment

GA: support experiential scholarships for students who are participating in internships with companies outside of the Gainesville area.

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