International student awards

The International Student Awards Ceremony is celebrated each year in tandem with UF’s International Education Week and is sponsored by the University of Florida International Center.

The International Student Awards was created to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of our international students. The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is the biggest home to UF’s international community and we want to thank each and everyone of you for bringing a positive effect to UF’s internationalization efforts.

The awards recognizes outstanding contributions of international students to promote and foster continued involvement and outstanding achievement in the college, university, and community.

This year, the ceremony will be held on:

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Reitz Union Grand Ballroom

Congratulations to our awardees for the UFIC International Student Awards 2017 

The category of awards and the application procedure is summarized below:

Award Eligibility Criteria Materials to be submitted
Outstanding Student Awards
  • Undergraduate or graduate international* student
  • Demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, strong leadership skills, and community engagement.
Online Submission

  • Online Application
  • 1 letter of recommendation from academic advisor or faculty member
  • Submit online by 5pm on August 25th, 2017
HWCOE Korean Scholastic Excellence Award
  • Korean graduate students doing research

This is a scholarship of $500 offered by the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering for Korean graduate engineering students.

Dr. Paul W. Chun and Diane C. Chun established this fund in 2006 to support fellowships for Koreans students showing scholastic excellence in graduate studies at University of Florida.

Online Submission

  • Online Application
  • CV/resume
  • 1 letter of recommendation from research advisor
  • Submit online by 5pm on August 25th, 2017
Alec Courtelis Award

(College will nominate two students for this award.

Final award recipients will be selected by a committee of 3 representatives at the university level)

  •  Currently enrolled in a Master or Ph.D. Program
  • Demonstrates outstanding academic achievement.
  • Contributions to the department and college exceed expectations.
  • Contributions and service to campus life at UF exceed expectations.
  • A non-immigrant F-1/J-1 student visa holder
  • Involvement in the Gainesville community.
Online Submission

  • Online Application Form
  • Resume/CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation from faculty advisors, community leaders, and/or university representatives
  • Submit online by 5pm on August 25th, 2017
Diane Fisher Award

(Email submissions directly to UFIC. Winners will be selected by a committee of 3 representatives)

  • Currently enrolled full-time in a Bachelors program
  • Holds at least a 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Exhibits outstanding service/contributions to their department/UF or broader community
  • A non-immigrant F-1/J-1 student visa holder in good standing
Email Submission

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (Additional letters will not be considered)
  • 500 – 800 Word essay on the following topic:
    “How have you contributed to the University of Florida and the Gainesville community? How has your international background made an impact in your contributions?”
  • Students must submit documents as (1) PDF to Amanda Apatow: aapatow@ufic.ufl.edu
  • Please title your submissions as:
    “DIANE FISHER; College, First name Last name”
  • Submission Deadline: Friday, September 1st 2017
Scarborough-Maud Frazer Award

(Email submissions directly to UFIC. Winners will be selected by a committee of 3 representatives)

  • Currently enrolled full-time in a Masters or Ph.D. program
  • Holds at least a 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Exhibits outstanding service/contributions to their department/UF or broader community
  • A non-immigrant F-1/J-1 student visa holder in good standing
Email Submission

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (Additional letters will not be considered)
  • 500 – 800 Word essay on the following topic:
    “How have you contributed to the University of Florida and the Gainesville community? How has your international background made an impact in your contributions?”
  • Students must submit documents as (1) PDF to Amanda Apatow: aapatow@ufic.ufl.edu
  • Please title your submissions as:
    “DIANE FISHER; College, First name Last name”
  • Submission Deadline: Friday, September 1st 2017
Apply for the UFIC Outstanding International Student Award 
Apply for the HWCOE Korean Scholastic Excellence Fund
Apply for the Alec Courtelis Award