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Scholarships and Awards

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

View undergraduate and graduate student scholarships and awards available through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Food and Resource Economics Department

* indicates need-based awards

*Mr. and Mrs. John V. D’Albora, Jr. Scholarship in Honor of J. Wayne Reitz ($500) Support scholarships to capable undergraduate and/or graduate students in agriculture. Recipients of the award will be selected on the basis of merit and financial need, without consideration of any other awards or stipends which a potential recipient may have received. This is a need-based award.

Cecil N. and Cecile G. Smith Scholarship ($500) This is a support scholarship for students in FRE.

*The Robert G. Stubbs and Henry G. Hamilton Scholarship ($4,000) Support undergraduate or graduate student(s) majoring in FRE. Selection of student(s) shall be based on financial need first and academic achievement second. Preference in the selection of the student(s) to receive this scholarship shall be given to students who have graduated from a Florida high school with an agricultural background. The student(s) should have a sincere desire to pursue a career related to agriculture in the state of Florida. This is a need-based award.

Werner and Margaret C. Husmann Scholarship ($450) This is a support scholarships/fellowships in FRE.

Undergraduate Awards

W. Lively Memorial Scholarship (65% of the cost to attend UF, approx. $13,8K each year. This award will be paid in ½ increments each semester, fall and spring.) This award is a support scholarship for majors in agricultural economics specializing in food marketing and distribution. To be eligible for this award, recipients must be a Florida resident and completed course work for freshman and sophomore years.  They must maintain the field of study, be in good academic standing, and make satisfactory progress toward graduation. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of additional payments. Juniors receiving this scholarship will receive the amount for four total semesters.

*R. Holt Howard Endowed Scholarship Fund ($400) This is a support scholarship for undergraduate students in FRE. Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, need, and professional promise. This award is need-based.

*Don Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund ($1,500) This is a support scholarship for undergraduate students in FRE.  Applicants need to have taken business ethics or at least one (1) credit hour of an ethics course. Students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and have performed community service. This award is need-based.

Food and Resource Economics Chair’s Scholarship ($1000)  This award supports an internship or volunteer experience that deepens the student's knowledge of the economics of the agricultural food environmental system.  Undergraduate students with 3.5 GPA or higher are eligible for this award.

Stephen Futch Extension Food and Resource Economics Scholarship ($1000)  This award supports FRE students with 3.0 GPA or higher who have graduated from an accredited public or private high school in Florida.  Preference will be given students who have graduated from a high school in the following counties: Indian River, Hardee, DeSoto, Manatee, Sarasota, Polk or Pasco.

Graduate Awards

J.E. Ross International Travel Award ($1100)  This award provides international travel assistance to graduate students in FRE who are preparing for careers in international trade and development. Please include a budget in your statement. This award will be disbursed at the time of travel.

Phillip L. Herndon Endowment in Economics ($2,000)  This award supports graduate students studying citrus related economics in FRE either on campus or in a distance education program. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Harold B. Clark Award (two awards of $2,000)  This award provides financial support for students in FRE to engage in research projects and professional development/employment opportunities both in academics and the private sector. Such opportunities include travel needed to conduct research and travel to present research results at professional meetings.  Support will be awarded on merit with preference to graduate students. It is the donor’s wish that the recipients of this award will consider donating back to this fund later in their career when they are more financially secure, thereby helping future students realize their professional goals.

Allison Family Endowment ($1,000)  Support graduate assistantships in FRE

Scholarships and Award Opportunities

Scholarships are available through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the Food and Resource Economics Department.