Title: Graduate minority programs pamphlet
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OGMP Mission
The Office of Graduate Minority Programs (OGMP) is dedicated to
increasing the number of students who are members of ethnic/racial
minority groups (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino
American, Native American, Native Alaskan, Eskimo, or Aleut, and
Native Pacific Islander) and others underrepresented in graduate
education. Under the direction of the Associate Dean of the Graduate
School, OGMP works to provide currently enrolled and prospective
underrepresented graduate students with academic programs and
services to assist and support the successful pursuit of graduate edu-
cation. OGMP maintains partnerships with academic units, research
centers, administrative units, student services and organizations to
enhance all aspects of the graduate education experience for under-
represented students at the University of Florida.
For more information visit OGMP's web site at
http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/ogmp or call (800) 753-9798 or write
Office of Graduate Minority Programs PO Box 115500 Gainesville, FL

The University
The University of Florida (UF) is the state's oldest, largest, and most
comprehensive institute of higher education. It is a member of the
Association of American Universities (AAU), the most prestigious
organization in higher learning. The
university is divided among 16 colleges
and over 100 interdisciplinary research
centers, bureaus and institutes. The
Graduate School coordinates more than
200 graduate programs. A land-grant
university with a distinguished history
in scientific research, Florida is among
the nation's top 20 research universities.
Additionally the University of Florida is
ranked in the top 25 in Ph.D's received
by African American and Hispanic American students during the
2001-2002 academic year. The faculty includes some of the nation's
leading scholars, working in laboratories and libraries that are among
the best in the nation. Total enrollment during fall 2003 was 48,673.
Of this number 7.5% were African American, 10.5% were Hispanic/
Latino American and 6.6% were Asian American or Pacific Islander.
During the fall semester 20.4% graduate and 7.3% professional stu-
dents were enrolled at the university.
More UF Facts can be found at http://www.ufl.edu/facts.html.

Admission to programs leading to masters, specialist, engineer, or
doctoral degrees requires an application to the Office of Admissions
and to your intended program. To be eligible for consideration for
admission you must have: -
a recognized baccalaureate
degree from a regionally
accredited (e.g. SACS) col-
lege or university or an
international equivalent; a 1
minimum grade point ." '
average of 3.0 (4-point
scale) in the last 60 credit
hours of your undergradu-
ate course work; a minimum verbal-quantitative total score of 1,000
on the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or
other appropriate test scores; an undergraduate major acceptable in
content and quality to a graduate program's selection committee;
proof of immunization for measles and rubella, and a tuberculosis
skin test, if necessary, prior to registering for course work; and
access to and on-going use of a computer. If you are seeking a quality
graduate program, we encourage you to submit an application.
For information on how to apply visit
http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/education/toapply.html or call Graduate
Admissions at (352) 392-1365, or write PO Box 114000, Gainesville,
FL 32611-4000. To review the application process visit http://grad-
school. rgp.ufl.edu/education/process.html.

Campus housing is limited and students are only eligible to apply
after being assigned a UF identification number. UFID numbers are
assigned after receipt of the graduate
application and fee by the Office of
Admissions. Students must make per-
sonal arrangements for off-campus
housing. The University Housing Office
provides a listing and serves as a refer-
ral agency for information on all types
of off-campus rental facilities.
To learn more about graduate housing
and how to apply visit http://www.housing.ufl.edu/housing or call
(352) 392-2161 or write Village Communities Office, University
Housing Office PO Box 112100, Gainesville, FL 32611-2100.

As part of its continuing drive to enhance research and graduate edu-
cation, the University of Florida offers a variety of fellowships.
Included among these are the Alumni Graduate Fellowships, which
focus on identifying and supporting students who seek the Ph.D.
degree or selected terminal master's degrees (e.g. the MFA) and the
Named Presidential Fellowships, awarded by the Graduate School and
named in honor of former University of Florida presidents. Graduate
assistantships are available on a limited basis through each degree-
granting academic unit as well as some administrative offices at the
University. Graduate assistantships include stipends and, in most
cases, a tuition waiver (payment of tuition, excluding fees) and involve
a research or teaching work component.
Visit http://www.aa.ufl.edulfellows/initiative/index.htmlfor information on
the Graduate Fellowship Initiative and how to apply. Contact the Graduate
Coordinator ofyour degree program forfurtherfinancial opportunities. A
complete listing of Graduate Coordinators and their departments can be
found at http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/education/contacts.html.

The McKnight Doctoral
The Office of Graduate Minority Programs, in partnership with the
Florida Education Fund, administers the McKnight Doctoral
Fellowship for African American
students. The program, estab-
lished during the 1984-85 aca-
demic year, is designed to
increase the representation of
African American doctoral stu-
dents in doctoral programs at
Florida universities. Each fellow
receives an annual stipend of
$12,000 with tuition and fee waivers for a maximum of five years.
Eligibility Requirements: The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship is lim-
ited to students who are U.S. citizens of African American descent and
admitted into a doctoral program at the University of Florida.
Fellowship Application Process: Applications for the McKnight
Doctoral Fellowship must be submitted directly to the Florida
Education Fund prior to January 15th of each year for consideration
for funding the following fall term. Students are notified of their status
by March 15th of each year. Students are strongly encouraged to also
submit a UF graduate application to the Office of Admissions.
McKnight Doctoral Fellowship applications can be obtained from OGMP,
or downloaded from the Florida Education Fund web site:
http://wwwfl-educ-fd.org or requested by calling (813) 272-2772.

The University of Florida/Santa Fe
Community College (SFCC)
Faculty Development Project
The UF/SFCC Faculty Development Project is a partnership designed
to increase the number of
underrepresented doctoral
students at the University
of Florida and faculty at
Santa Fe Community
College. Students awarded
these prestigious graduate
assistantships receive an
annual stipend, tuition/fee
waiver, mentoring and
b professional development/
training at both Santa Fe
and UE Participants are
required to fill a teaching
(one course each semes-
ter), advising, or student
recruitment/ retention role
at Santa Fe Community College for the appointment year.
Eligibility Requirements: Students must hold an MS/MA or equiva-
lent degree with the required number of hours in an appropriate dis-
cipline based on SFCC need. Students must be fully admitted into a
doctoral program at the University of Florida and meet all SFCC
adjunct faculty-hiring criteria.
Application Process: Students must submit the Graduate Fellowship/
Assistantship application form, be recommended to the program by
their degree-granting departments and apply for the UF/SFCC Faculty
Development Project with the Office of Graduate Minority Programs
before the program deadline date
published each program year.
Contact OGMP at ogmp@ufl.edu
or call 800-753-9798 or write
PO Box 115500 Gainesville, FL
32611-5500for more information.

FAMU Feeder
The Florida A&M University (FAMU), Graduate Feeder Scholars
Program is an arrangement with 47 degree-granting institutions
that have agreed to reserve three to five admission/financial aid
packages annually for qualified FAMU graduates from all academic
disciplines who wish to pursue advanced degrees, especially the doc-
torate. The FAMU Feeder application deadline date is spring of each
year in anticipation of a fall term fellowship award. Application for
this fellowship is made through OGMP.
For program details contact OGMP at ogmp@ufl.edu or call
800-753-9798 or write PO Box 115500 Gainesville, FL 32611-5500.

Board of Education (BOE)
Summer Program (June-August)
The BOE Summer Program is an annual orientation program
designed to prepare newly admitted students for the rigors of gradu-
ate education at the University of
Florida. The program offers activi-
ties and seminars to help students
learn about UF's academic
resources and policies, hone their
research and writing skills and to
facilitate their transition into the
University and Gainesville commu-
nities. All eligible graduate students
are invited to participate when offi-
cially admitted to UF for the fall term. Participants are awarded a
stipend and tuition and fee waiver. Students who participate in the
BOE Summer Program must be enrolled as full-time graduate stu-
dents during the following fall and spring academic semesters. To be
eligible, students must be US citizens or permanent residents and be
members of a group underrepresented in graduate education.
For program details contact OGMP at ogmp@ufl.edu or call
800-753-9798 or write PO Box 115500 Gainesville, FL 32611-5500.

Ronald E. McNair Scholars
The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program is an integral part of OGMP.
Any McNair Scholar applying to the University of Florida is eligible
to receive a graduate school application fee waiver if s/he submits a
letter from the home institution McNair program director, or
designee, verifying status as a McNair Scholar.

Supplemental Retention Award
SThe OGMP-SRP is designed to
Assist students with the comple-
tion of their degree program by
involving them in a structured
retention program and by pro-
viding limited tuition assistance.
To be eligible, a student must be
within three semesters of com-
pletion and no longer funded by
Sa fellowship or assistantship.
Application is made to the Office
of Graduate Minority Programs.

Campus Visitation Program (CVP)
OGMP sponsors the Campus Visitation Program twice each year dur-
ing the fall and spring semesters. The program is intended to provide
qualified prospective underrepresented graduate students with the
opportunity to explore the University of Florida and all it has to offer
in graduate education. The program invites guests to meet with UF
faculty, current students, staff and University administrators, visit
academic departments and tour the campus. The university provides
housing, meals, and partial travel expense reimbursement for each
participant. Eligibility requires US citizenship, 3.2 GPA (4-point scale)
and that the applicant be a member of a group underrepresented in
graduate education.
For additional CVP information contact OGMP at ogmp@ufl.edu or
call 800-753-9798 or write PO Box 115500 Gainesville, FL 32611-5500.

National Name Exchange
As a member of the National Name
Exchange Consortium, the University of
Florida invites the students and faculty =
of member institutions to contact the
Office of Graduate Minority Programs for
information about graduate study at UF
and for any assistance in facilitating the
graduate school application process.
Contact OGMP at ogmp@ufl.edu or call
(800) 753-9798 or write PO Box 115500
Gainesville, FL 32611-5500.

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