University of Florida

Graduate Student Financial Aid

The ABE Department expects to have at least two Alumni Graduate Awards available for Ph.D. students each Fall. The stipend will be a minimum of $22,000/yr plus tuition for 4 years. Minimum requirements are: 3.3 undergraduate GPA and competetive GRE scores. Most Fellowship recipients are selected by February or March each year for the following Fall term.

Outstanding applicants who are currently in the U.S. may be eligible to receive a travel grant to visit our department. Please contact Dr. Greg Kiker (Graduate Coordinator) at 352-392-1864 ext. 291 for further details.

We encourage you to apply early to be eligible for funding opportunities.

  • UF Resources for Graduate Financial Aid
    View a list of financial aid opportunities for graduate students available from a number of sources at the University of Florida.
  • Alumni Graduate Initiative
    Alumni Graduates represent the highest graduate student award available at the University.  Funded at nationally competitive levels, these highly prestigious awards support students in all programs and departments of the University awarding a Ph.D. or MFA. 
  • Graduate School Fellowships
    Designed to recruit truly exceptional graduate students to the University of Florida.  Currently enrolled UF graduate students are not eligible, except in the particular case in which they will be entering a PhD (or other terminal degree) program for the first time.  Students enrolled in the Colleges of Engineering and Law are not eligible for Grinter Fellowships.
  • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Financial Aid
    View a list of scholarships and fellowships available to students in CALS.
  • Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Financial Aid
    The College of Engineering offers approximately 750 research and teaching assistantships. View a list of scholarships and fellowships available to engineering graduate students.
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship
    Graduate students interested in combining their disciplinary studies with African language and area studies can apply for the FLAS fellowships. Studying an African language is required.
  • Gates Millennium Scholars Program
    The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) provides funding for a graduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science.
  • GEM Fellowships
    GEM's principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships.
  • McNair Scholars Program
    The UF McNair Scholars Program supports undergraduate college students from low-income, first-generation and underrepresented backgrounds in their progress towards a doctoral degree.
    SEAGEP partners with faculty and Departments to provide awards to U.S. citizens and permanent residents in support of their goal of earning a Ph.D. in science, engineering, or mathematics, and becoming a member of the Professoriate.
  • Academic Common Market

    The applicant is responsible to show its home Academic Common Market state that no other degree program in the home state provides the chosen graduate specialization. These states will accept applications from the prospective student to attend UF campus and pay in-state tuition rates. See the ACM website for the participating states.

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