Applications will be accepted throughout the academic year.
The applicant must be registered with the Disability Resource Center at the University of Florida as a student with a disability.
The applicant must be enrolled at the time of the application with a minimum of 6 credit hours during the fall or spring semesters and at least 3 credit hours during the summer semesters.
The applicant must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate/professional degree-granting program.
The applicant must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in any undergraduate or professional program or a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in any graduate program.
The applicant must complete and/or submit the following documents:
- an application form
- a letter of application (see below for a detailed description about the letter)
- a copy of your financial aid award letter
- a copy of a price quotation for desired disability-related equipment
Recipients will be chosen based on the merit of their completed application packet.
This is a one-time award. However, students who attend both undergraduate and graduate/professional programs at the University of Florida are eligible for one award during their undergraduate degree program and one award during either a graduate or professional degree program.
The letter of application is the most important part of the application packet. The letter should address what the award will be used for, how the request is related to your disability, how much the item will cost/cost, and why you are looking to the Squitieri Scholarship Fund for assistance. Please address attempts to seek funding from other sources (e.g. Vocational Rehabilitation, Division of Blind Services, health insurance).
All required documents must be received prior to consideration for the award. The review committee will meet, as needed, to review submitted applications.
Applicants will be notified within one month (30 calendar days) after receipt of the completed application packet regarding the status of the application. If selected, the award will be available for payment during the semester the award is requested. If the application is received within the last 45 calendar days of the semester, payment within the current semester cannot be guaranteed. Payment will not be made if the student is not enrolled at the time of payment.
Additional information about the Squitieri Scholarship Fund, including a history of the program, can be located at: http://www.uff.ufl.edu/scholarships/ScholarshipInfo.asp?ScholarshipFund=005121.