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 J. Richard Sewell Intern Scholarship
This scholarship is made possible by a combination of DC Gator Club general funds and a generous endowment established by the DC Gator Club many years ago to support students participating in internships in Washington DC, in honor of J. Richard Sewell, a former DC Gator Club president. This fund is held and maintained by the University of Florida Foundation in Gainesville, Fl.
Undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled for internship credit who will be spending the semester in the Washington, D.C. area are welcome to apply. Preference is given to those with unpaid internships and who demonstrate some type of financial need. A scholarship will be awarded to top students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, community involvement, professional promise and a strong commitment to the Gator Nation. Applications are due late April each year. To apply, click on the APPLY NOW button below, and submit a resume and unofficial transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(2) The DC Hometown Scholarship (new in 2016)
Offered once per year to eligible graduating high school students from the D.C. area who have been accepted and confirmed to attend UF. Student must reside in the capital region to qualify and be a confirmed future student at the university.
Application Dates: Reach out to email@example.com for more information on annual application deadlines.
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Please consider donating to our DC Gators Scholarship Fund! 100% of Donations go towards our Club Scholarships
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
Melisa Muriel – Graduate Student, Law
Internship: Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition
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.
For more information on DC Gator Scholarships, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.