Application Process


The Professional Development Scholarship Fund provides two different types of scholarships, UF/SF Employee Exchange Program (UF Waiver) and the Professional Development Scholarship Reimbursement Program.

Application Process 

  • Submit application by deadline.
  • Receive confirmation email of successful submission.
  • Provide any additional documents as necessary.

Required Attachments

  • A plan must be submitted which clearly states how the course work would provide promotional opportunities or a defined career path objective at SF.
  • Degree requirements issued by the college or university.
  • Courses taken during working hours must be pre-approved by the employee's supervisor and chair/director.
  • Any time missed from normal working hours to attend classes must be made up.
  • A supporting memorandum of request, documenting that time will be made up, and authorization must be submitted by the supervisor.

Approval Process

  • Following the application deadline the PDSF Committee will meet to award scholarships.
  • Once scholarships are determined each applicant will receive a letter outlining their award and any other special instructions.
  • Please be sure to read your letter carefully and contact Human Resources if you have any questions regarding your scholarship and/or the appropriate process for claiming your scholarship award.

Continued Eligibility

  • The employee must receive a minimum final course grade of 2.5 on a 4.0 grade scale for each under- graduate course, a minimum final course grade of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 grade scale for each graduate or post-graduate course, or an S in a Pass/Fail class.
  • Failure to achieve grades as referenced above will result in being placed on a probationary status for the next semester in which the employee re-applies.
  • During the probationary semester grade requirements must be met or the employee will be ineligible for participation in the program for the next semester.
  • An employee may be ineligible for the following semester if they do not meet the minimum grade and/or completion requirements.
  • Continued eligibility is contingent upon approval of the PDSF Committee.