GIVING TO STUDENT LEARNING AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS
Student Learning and Academic Success strives to help our students unleash their full potential. Your support will enable us to provide Knights with programs, resources and experiences that will allow them to succeed academically.
Ferrante Family Scholarship
Michael ’15MS and Pamela ’85, ’95MA, ’00Ed.S Ferrante established the Ferrante Family LGBTQ Scholarship in recognition of UCF’s commitment to the LGBTQ student community. The scholarship annually awards $1,000 to an undergraduate who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community and exhibits academic excellence through their coursework and academic endeavors. The scholarship recipient will receive $500 in the fall and spring semesters.
- Applicant must be enrolled at UCF as a part-time or full-time undergraduate student in any major.
- Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Preference will be given to applicants who identify as LGBTQ and exhibit academic achievement.
- Write a brief essay outlining the academic learning opportunities do you participate in beyond your coursework (e.g., internship or undergraduate research). (150 word maximum)
- Please write an essay about your educational goals and career aspirations. (500 word maximum)
The criteria for awarding the scholarship will be consistent with the guidelines established by the Office of Student Financial Assistance.
Dr. Martin Dupuis, associate dean of the Burnett Honors College, and Mr. Michael Dively, community activist and philanthropist, established the Dively-Dupuis LGBTQ Scholarship in 2017. The scholarship annually awards $1,400 to a high-achieving undergraduate who demonstrates leadership and activism within the LGBTQ community. The scholarship recipient will receive $700 in the fall and spring semesters.
- Full-time UCF undergraduate student who demonstrates leadership and activism within the UCF LGBTQ community, as well as locally, nationally and/or internationally
- A cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.5
- Preference will be given to juniors and seniors
- An essay that shares your personal, educational and career goals (300 word maximum)
- An essay illustrating your current leadership and activism—as well as your future plans—within the LGBTQ+ community (500 word maximum)
- Two reference letters including the individuals’ names, phone numbers and email addresses
The criteria for awarding the scholarship will be consistent with the guidelines established by the UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance.
Upperco Family Scholarship
The John and Mary Ellen Upperco scholarship has been established by their four sons; John Jr., Peter, Mark, Daniel and their families. Growing up in a family that emphasized life-long learning and the importance of a college education, John and Mary Ellen wanted their sons to each earn a college degrees. The scholarship was developed so deserving, qualified students can have an opportunity to achieve their educational goals and the Upperco family can pass on the gift of learning to future generations.
Angela M. Alban
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Chief Financial Officer at Progressive Debt Relief
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