Minority Support

The Florida Education Fund (FEF) awards McKnight Doctoral Fellowships to African-American and Hispanic students newly admitted into selected doctoral degree programs at universities in the state.  The stipend support for McKnight Fellows in the BMS will be supplemented with College funds so that the total stipend matches the BMS stipend.  In addition, the McKnight Fellowship pays the student fees each semester for up to 5 years.  For further information and application forms, follow the MDF link above.  McKnight Doctoral Fellowship applications can also be obtained from the UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs or by calling (813) 272-2772.  The application deadline is January 15.

The UF-FAMU Minority Graduate Education Program The University of Florida and Florida A&M University have entered a partnership to address the need for increased minority representation in the science and engineering professorate. This program is a comprehensive, stepwise process that encourages and prepares exceptional minority students to become a part of academia. To enhance this program, UF has recently included the Institutional Coordinators of the 13-member Louis B. Stokes Florida-Georgia Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Engineering and Mathematics. This alliance will provide a synergy between the LSAMP program and the new MGE effort.

The Board of Education (BOE) Summer Program for Minority Graduate Students is an orientation program in Summer B designed to prepare eligible under-represented minority students (newly admitted into a graduate level program for the fall who have not previously attended the University of Florida) for graduate education. The stipend is approximately $1,500 with payment of 4 hours of tuition (excluding fees). Participants must enroll as full-time graduate students for the following academic year and are eligible for other minority fellowships. The program is limited to minority students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. All eligible admitted students are invited to participate.

The College of Medicine Office of Diversity & Health Equity assists in the recruitment and retention of students whose ethnic/racial groups are underrepresented in medicine (URM).  We strive to educate prospective URM students on their opportunities and spark their interest in medical school, the BMS, and the PA program.

For additional information, please contact:
at the UF Graduate School:  Office of Graduate Minority Programs, P.O. Box 115500 (123A Grinter Hall), Gainesville, FL 32611-5515, telephone (352) 392-6444, ogdi@aa.ufl.edu
in the College of Medicine:    Office of Minority Affairs, P.O. Box 100202, UF College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610, telephone (352) 273-6656