Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships and Assistantships
David R. Colburn, Provost; Winfred M. Phillips, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School; Paul A. Robell, Vice President, Development and Alumni Affairs; J. Michael Rollo, Interim Vice President, Student Affairs
Please note below the revised definitions recently adopted by the UF Foundation as part of the UF Fund-Raising Policy (which can be found in its entirety at www.uff.ufl.edu, Document Library, Foundation Documents):
“Fellowship: To establish an endowed fellowship, a minimum gift of $350,000 is required. Partial fellowships may be funded. A fellowship is awarded to a student who is working towards an advanced degree in any graduate program (and this award may include a research or teaching assignment if deemed appropriate for the advanced education of the student).
“Assistantship: To establish an endowed assistantship, a minimum gift of $350,000 is required. Partial assistantships may be funded. An assistantship is awarded to a student who is working towards an advanced degree in any graduate program and who is required to work in exchange for this support.
An assistantship may be governed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University and the Graduate Assistants United, if any.”
Please note that for any term in which a graduate student is required to work (whether called scholarship, fellowship or assistantship), the support received by that student may be subject to federal income taxes and must be reported through Payroll, rather than awarded via Student Financial Affairs.