Financial Aid Information

The following are the current fellowships and scholarships available to our graduate students, as well as an overview of application and eligibility requirements. The department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy encourages students to actively seek scholarships or fellowships to support their graduate education and professional pursuits.

For more detailed information and a comprehensive list of UF Graduate School-affiliated funding opportunities, please visit the UF Graduate School Funding Opportunities website.

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

Eligibility: Minority Doctoral Candidates
Deadline: January 15 prior to intended matriculation semester
How to apply: Applicants must submit separate fellowship application directly to McKnight Doctoral Fellowship site. 

The Office of Graduate Minority Programs, in partnership with the Florida Education Fund, administers the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship for African-American and Hispanic students. The program is designed to increase the number of African-American and Hispanic faculty in the state of Florida. Each fellow receives a base stipend of $25,251.48 with tuition, health insurance and fee waiver for a maximum of five years for a Ph.D. or up to 3 years for a M.F.A. degree. Applicants must be U.S. citizens admitted to a University of Florida Ph.D. program and entering the first year of that program.

All application materials must be submitted directly to the Florida Education Fund by January 15. The deadline will be strictly enforced. McKnight Doctoral Fellowship applications can be completed at the Florida Education Fund website, or by calling 813-272-2772.

McKnight Fellowship Website and Application

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Funding Structure and Overview


UF Grinter Fellowship Program

Eligibility: Exceptional Graduate Students (Doctoral)
How to apply: Recipient is selected by the Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy departmental faculty and is notified upon acceptance into the Ph.D. program.

Named in honor of Dr. Linton E. Grinter, Dean of the Graduate School from 1952 to 1969, this fellowship helps recruit truly exceptional graduate students. Stipends are normally $2,000 to $4,000. Grinter Fellowship awards should be used to recruit new Ph.D. or M.F.A. students to the University of Florida. Ph.D. students are funded up to three academic years, and renewal beyond the first year is contingent upon satisfactory student progress and overall 3.0 GPA.

UF Grinter Fellowship Guidelines


UF Graduate School Preeminence Awards

Eligibility: Exceptional Graduate Students (Doctoral)
How to apply: Recipient is selected by the Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy departmental faculty and is notified upon acceptance into the Ph.D. program.

Effective Fall 2017 the Graduate School Fellowship (GSF) will be termed the Graduate School Preeminence Award (GSPA). The purpose of the Graduate School Preeminence Awards (GPSAs) is to assist Ph.D. programs to offer highly competitive research/teaching assistantship stipends to their strongest Ph.D. applicants. The GSPA structure is a collaboration between academic programs and the Graduate School.

Please see the UF GSF Guidelines for detailed information.