Financial Aid

Awards and Scholarships


College Level Awards and Scholarships for Which you may Apply

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College level contact: Kenneth Logan at klogan@ufl.edu

Judson Clements Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Judson Clements Jr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded based on available funds, therefore more than one may be awarded each year. Candidates are those College of Public Health and Health Professions students who have demonstrated strong leadership qualities through service to their community, school, church, etc. Consideration is given for demonstrated financial need and current or former residents of Duval County, Florida are given preference. Complete the application form here.

Shands at UF Auxiliary Scholarship

Shands Auxiliary awards scholarships based upon availability of funds. When given, these awards are for students who have completed at least one semester in the program and will remain in the program throughout the calendar year, therefore graduating students are not eligible. Applicants must have a strong commitment to the ideals and endeavors of his/her chosen profession, demonstrate financial need, and have average or better grades. Complete the application form here.


College Level Awards and Scholarships for Which You Must Be Nominated

Dean’s Scholar Award

This award is given to the most outstanding undergraduate and graduate student scholar in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. The criteria for this award are outstanding community and university service and leadership, leadership potential as indicated by participation in professional organizations, and excelling in clinical, research, or other professionally related activities. Please note students must have completed at least one year in the program and preference is usually given to graduating students.


Departmental Level Awards and Scholarships for Which you may Apply

Department level contact: Dr. Joel Bialosky at jbialosky@phhp.ufl.edu
Due Date: March 1st

The Claudette Finley Scholarship Award

The Claudette Finley Scholarship Award was established by the Class of 1999 in recognition of Ms. Finley who has taught anatomy for 35 years while a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy. The class initiated this recognition and in consultation with the University of Florida Foundation established the award and secured contributions from the alumni of this program prior to their graduation in the Spring of 1999. The award of up to $500.00 will be presented to an entry-level student annually during their second year in the physical therapy program. Selection of the student will be based on criteria that include excellence as a student in the anatomy courses, willingness to teach others in the anatomy courses, demonstrated financial need, and participation in campus and/or community activities.

Julia Conrad Trojanowski Scholarship

A $500 scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding entry-level student with a GPA in physical therapy coursework of at least 3.65. Additional criteria include excellent clinical skills as demonstrated on laboratory and practical examinations. The student must also be recognized by his/her colleagues as a caring, compassionate, & highly principled person of outstanding character. The student must demonstrate financial need and complete the application form here.


Departmental Level Awards and Scholarships for Which you Must be Nominated

Department of Physical Therapy Martha C. Wroe Outstanding Clinical Performance Award

Outstanding clinical performance is recognized as a highly valued achievement. The faculty recognizes a student each year that has been supported by all of the clinical preceptors as a deserving recipient. The award consists of a certificate and check. The awardee’s name is added to the master plaque that is retained in the Department of Physical Therapy.

Department of Physical Therapy Outstanding Scholastic Student Award

The Department of Physical Therapy initiated an award for scholarship in 1972. This award is based on a student’s grade point average in the Physical Therapy entry-level program and is presented at the Physical Therapy Department Graduation Banquet. The award consists of a certificate and check. The awardee’s name is added to a master plaque that is permanently displayed in the Department of Physical Therapy.

Frederick Family Scholarship

Bill and Mary Ann Frederick established the Frederick Family Scholarship in Physical Therapy to endow scholarships for students in the physical therapy department. An award of up to $1,500.00 will be given to a student in the entry-level program. The entry-level student is nominated by his/her peers during the spring semester. Criteria for selection includes treating others with positive regard, dignity, and respect, dependability when given responsibilities by peers and faculty, and showing good judgment in decisions particularly those that have an impact on peers.

The Dr. Mark H. Trimble Memorial Scholarship Award

The Dr. Mark H. Trimble Memorial Scholarship Award was established in Dr. Trimble’s honor following his untimely death in February of 2001. Dr. Trimble was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy from 1994-2001 and taught in the area of orthopedics. This scholarship recognizes a student who has demonstrated excellence and a strong commitment to the learning and development of clinical skills in orthopedics and has shown initiative and self-reliance in his or her studies, assignments, and responsibilities in the entry-level master’s program. The award of up to $500.00 will be presented annually to the student at the end of their second year in the entry-level program. To read more about Dr. Mark H. Trimble.

Student awards and honors are presented at the College of Public Health and Health Professions Scholarship Convocation held at the end of the spring semester.

Please contact Loucha Simon-Francois, PHHP Financial Aid Officer, at 352-273-6115 for more financial aid information. You may also visit the PHHP financial aid and collge scholarships web page here.

Click here for a listing of Endowed Scholarships & Fellowships available for the College of Public Health and Health Professions.