Scholarships

About the DC Gator Club Scholarships:

The DC Gator Club awards scholarships to eligible University of Florida (UF) students throughout the year. There are two types of scholarships offered:

(1) The DC Gator Club Scholarship for UF Interns

SUMMER 2018 - The DC Gator Club is now accepting applications for a limited number of scholarships of $1,000 each for University of Florida students with an internship in the greater Washington, DC area for the summer semester.

Undergraduate and graduate students who are spending their summer in the area and participating in an internship are welcome to apply. Preference is given to those with unpaid positions and demonstrated financial need. Scholarships will be awarded to the top students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement as well as professional promise and a commitment to the Gator Nation. Applications are due no later than May 20, 2018. To apply, click on the APPLY NOW button below, and submit an unofficial transcript to scholarships@dcgators.com.

Application Due Date: May 20, 2018

Application deadline for the Spring 2018 Semester Scholarship: January 28, 2018


(2) The DC Hometown Scholarship

The D.C. Gator Club is proud to offer the D.C. Hometown Scholarship to encourage and support eligible high school students in the region to join the Gator Nation by becoming an undergraduate student at the University of Florida. The D.C. Hometown Scholarship is offered once per year to eligible graduating high school students from the D.C. metropolitan area who have been accepted and confirmed to attend UF. Students must reside in the capital region (as defined by the university) to qualify and confirm they will begin courses at the University of Florida in the summer or fall semester. Eligible students will be notified of the application via email in early May 2018.

Application Dates:  Reach out to scholarships@dcgators.com for more information on annual application deadlines.


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The Scholarship Review Committee – This Committee is comprised of a variety of UF alumni living in the capital region who have signed up with the club to review and score scholarship applications based on numerous criteria.

The alumni serving on this Committee play an important role in the fair evaluation of all student scholarship applications.

Scholarship Funds – Using proceeds from game watch parties, member donations and Virginia Gold Cup, the DC Gator Club provides scholarships to eligible, in-need current UF students who are interning here in Washington, D.C. different parts of the year with a focus on summer.

 

 


CLUB Scholarship Recipients


  Stephanie walters   Stephanie Walters is a graduate student at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and is going into her third and final year. Stephanie also graduated from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business as a Marketing major and Entrepreneurship minor and is a proud Double Gator.  This summer, she is interning at the United States Department of Transportation as part of the General Council's Office in its Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings Division.  Back at UF Law, she is very involved with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team and has competed in various arbitration and negotiation competitions with this team and will be the upcoming President this year.  Outside of school and work, Stephanie loves to travel, scuba dive, explore new coffee shops, and watch movies!

Stephanie walters

Stephanie Walters is a graduate student at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and is going into her third and final year. Stephanie also graduated from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business as a Marketing major and Entrepreneurship minor and is a proud Double Gator.  This summer, she is interning at the United States Department of Transportation as part of the General Council's Office in its Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings Division.  Back at UF Law, she is very involved with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team and has competed in various arbitration and negotiation competitions with this team and will be the upcoming President this year.  Outside of school and work, Stephanie loves to travel, scuba dive, explore new coffee shops, and watch movies!

  Alexandra nowak      Alexandra Nowak is from West Palm Beach, Florida and is a first-year International Studies major with minors in European Union Studies, Business Administration, and History. This summer, she will have a brief internship with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the largest interest group for the voice of small business, followed by an internship with the Office of U.S. Representative Ted Deutch. With NFIB, she will be attending committee hearings and shadowing lobbyists on Capitol Hill as they fight for the rights of small business. With Congressman Ted Deutch, she will communicate with constituents, attend congressional meetings and aid the legislative process. Back in the Swamp, she is active with UF’s Model United Nations chapter while working at the Gators very own Steven C. O’Connell Center.

Alexandra nowak

 

Alexandra Nowak is from West Palm Beach, Florida and is a first-year International Studies major with minors in European Union Studies, Business Administration, and History. This summer, she will have a brief internship with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the largest interest group for the voice of small business, followed by an internship with the Office of U.S. Representative Ted Deutch. With NFIB, she will be attending committee hearings and shadowing lobbyists on Capitol Hill as they fight for the rights of small business. With Congressman Ted Deutch, she will communicate with constituents, attend congressional meetings and aid the legislative process. Back in the Swamp, she is active with UF’s Model United Nations chapter while working at the Gators very own Steven C. O’Connell Center.

   Kendra Blandon    Kendra Blandon is a freshman majoring in Latin American Studies and Religion and completing an internship at Witness for Peace, a nonprofit grassroots organization supporting peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas. As an intern at Witness for Peace, she will track legislation, write current event analyses and newsletters, communicate with members of Congress, and represent the organization in coalition meetings. Kendra is a committed Gator as demonstrated by her involvement in multiple campus organizations including Hispanic Heritage Month, Blue Key Speech and Debate, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, Gator Model United Nations, and the Florida Political Review. She is passionate about civil justice and economic reform and plans to attend law school to practice international law.

Kendra Blandon

Kendra Blandon is a freshman majoring in Latin American Studies and Religion and completing an internship at Witness for Peace, a nonprofit grassroots organization supporting peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas. As an intern at Witness for Peace, she will track legislation, write current event analyses and newsletters, communicate with members of Congress, and represent the organization in coalition meetings. Kendra is a committed Gator as demonstrated by her involvement in multiple campus organizations including Hispanic Heritage Month, Blue Key Speech and Debate, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, Gator Model United Nations, and the Florida Political Review. She is passionate about civil justice and economic reform and plans to attend law school to practice international law.

   melissa muriel    Melisa Muriel is a graduate student at the UF Levin College of Law and is interning with the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition this summer. At CAIR, she will work in the Detained Children’s program to assist unaccompanied immigrant children with seeking special immigrant juvenile status or other humanitarian visas. Melisa’s dedication to the cause of advancing the Gator good is clearly evidenced by her involvement in multiple campus activities including the UF Law Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic, the Immigration Law Association, the UF Law College Counsel, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, and the UF Latino Law Student Association Mentor Program.  She is looking forward to becoming familiar with the D.C. area and use her time here to network with the local legal community. Ultimately, Melisa would like to work on immigration impact litigation and advocate for immigration policy changes.

melissa muriel

Melisa Muriel is a graduate student at the UF Levin College of Law and is interning with the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition this summer. At CAIR, she will work in the Detained Children’s program to assist unaccompanied immigrant children with seeking special immigrant juvenile status or other humanitarian visas. Melisa’s dedication to the cause of advancing the Gator good is clearly evidenced by her involvement in multiple campus activities including the UF Law Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic, the Immigration Law Association, the UF Law College Counsel, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, and the UF Latino Law Student Association Mentor Program.  She is looking forward to becoming familiar with the D.C. area and use her time here to network with the local legal community. Ultimately, Melisa would like to work on immigration impact litigation and advocate for immigration policy changes.

  gloria bernice dewlow   Gloria Bernice Dewlow is a rising 3L at UF Levin College of Law and a proud double Gator! In undergrad she graduated with B.A degrees in Political Science and International Studies, minored in both History and French, and earned a Holocaust Studies certificate. In law school she was a Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy; served as President of Immigration Law Association and as Vice President of American Constitution Society; contributed to the Pro Bono Week Planning Committee; and is a member of the James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inns of Court. This summer Gloria Bernice is interning at the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Educational Opportunities Section. She is passionate about serving underrepresented communities and plans to work in public interest after law school.

gloria bernice dewlow

Gloria Bernice Dewlow is a rising 3L at UF Levin College of Law and a proud double Gator! In undergrad she graduated with B.A degrees in Political Science and International Studies, minored in both History and French, and earned a Holocaust Studies certificate. In law school she was a Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy; served as President of Immigration Law Association and as Vice President of American Constitution Society; contributed to the Pro Bono Week Planning Committee; and is a member of the James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inns of Court. This summer Gloria Bernice is interning at the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Educational Opportunities Section. She is passionate about serving underrepresented communities and plans to work in public interest after law school.

   dov levin    Dov is currently an undergraduate at the University of Florida where he studies political science and economics. Interested in gaining a law degree, he fills his time with mock trial, legal clubs, public service through the Bob Graham Center, and international affairs as an associate editor at the UF International Review Journal. With the aim of exploring DC life and further learning about the field of law, he is interning at a personal injury firm this summer. Dov is a proud Gator!                  

dov levin

Dov is currently an undergraduate at the University of Florida where he studies political science and economics. Interested in gaining a law degree, he fills his time with mock trial, legal clubs, public service through the Bob Graham Center, and international affairs as an associate editor at the UF International Review Journal. With the aim of exploring DC life and further learning about the field of law, he is interning at a personal injury firm this summer. Dov is a proud Gator!

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Turner Street   Sophomore, Journalism and History  Internship: The Washington Redskins  Street Turner is a sophomore majoring in Journalism and History and interning with the Washington Redskins. In the media services division, Street will oversee the compilation and distribution of daily news clips, write and edit material for the team’s annual media guide, and aid in numerous other communications activities in support of the team. With interests in sports, history and government, he is excited about the opportunity to work for a pro football team in the nation’s capital. Back in Gainesville, Street manages all communications for the Gator men’s golf team, volunteers with the UF Honors Ambassadors, and is the Director of Outreach for Chomp the Vote.  After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career with a major sporting organization.   

Turner Street

Sophomore, Journalism and History

Internship: The Washington Redskins

Street Turner is a sophomore majoring in Journalism and History and interning with the Washington Redskins. In the media services division, Street will oversee the compilation and distribution of daily news clips, write and edit material for the team’s annual media guide, and aid in numerous other communications activities in support of the team. With interests in sports, history and government, he is excited about the opportunity to work for a pro football team in the nation’s capital. Back in Gainesville, Street manages all communications for the Gator men’s golf team, volunteers with the UF Honors Ambassadors, and is the Director of Outreach for Chomp the Vote.  After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career with a major sporting organization.

 

   JASMINE HADDAWAY     Jasmine is originally from Orlando, FL, and is passionate about using gender equality and human rights advancement as means to propel international development. She helps nonprofits and other local partners build relationships with the community to create social change. On campus, she works to create an inclusive campus environment for all students through her roles as a Resident Assistant, Florida Cicerone, TEDxUF Conference Director, and Student Government Senator. However, one of her most impactful involvement opportunities was successfully lobbying at the Florida State Capitol for $14.1 million dollars of funding for UF’s nationally-ranked College of Education.

JASMINE HADDAWAY

Jasmine is originally from Orlando, FL, and is passionate about using gender equality and human rights advancement as means to propel international development. She helps nonprofits and other local partners build relationships with the community to create social change. On campus, she works to create an inclusive campus environment for all students through her roles as a Resident Assistant, Florida Cicerone, TEDxUF Conference Director, and Student Government Senator. However, one of her most impactful involvement opportunities was successfully lobbying at the Florida State Capitol for $14.1 million dollars of funding for UF’s nationally-ranked College of Education.


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