FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

How to Apply

To apply for a scholarship you must log into http://my.ucf.edu, go to the Student Self Service Portal, and click on Scholarship Application.


The deadline for all applications is March 31st, 2020 (unless otherwise specified). Late applications will not be accepted. Note that scholarships not listed on the COS application form may have different deadlines, as we cross-post scholarships from around the campus community.  See the page of the scholarship in which your are interested for details.

Scholarship Criteria

When selecting a scholarship, view the criteria for each scholarship for which you are applying.  All available scholarships have different criteria.  Make sure that you have carefully read and met the necessary requirements before submitting your application. If you do not provide all the required supporting materials or do not meet the necessary requirements, you will be eliminated from consideration.

**Please Note:  Scholarships found in the “Other Scholarship Opportunities” section follow their own set of criteria and guidelines.  Please refer to that section for more information.

Confidential Attachments

If possible, include all attachments (including letters of recommendation) with the online application.

In the event that letters of recommendation need to be sent confidentially, please ask the referrer to send the letter through 1 of 2 ways:


  • Make sure that the Student Name and Scholarship Name are listed in the SUBJECT line.
  • Email:

    Maggie Leclair



  • Make sure that the Student Name and Scholarship Name are included in the letter
  • Mail to:

    Maggie Leclair
    College of Sciences
    P.O. Box 161997
    Orlando, FL 32816-1997

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Although a completed 2020-2021 FAFSA is not a requirement for many scholarships, it is highly recommended that you complete a FAFSA application annually, or you may be disqualified from consideration. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to fill out an application.

Award Notification

If you are selected as the recipient of a scholarship, you will be notified by a member of the scholarship award committee. The funds will be applied to your fall and/or spring semester expenses.

Information for Students Who Are Receiving Financial Aid:

Awards and scholarships are considered a “resource” and must be included in your financial aid budget. If you are awarded a scholarship that exceeds your financial aid cost, a reduction or payment of financial aid may occur.


If you have additional questions, please contact:
Maggie Leclair