Adelante (Spanish): Ahead, Onwards. The Adelante Caiman scholarship was established to support immigrant students who strive to get ahead and onwards with their educational ambitions but are unable to obtain federal or state financial support to make those goals a reality. These students embody the spirit of the American dream: overcoming many barriers, working hard to repay their parents’ sacrifices, and often being the first of their family to go to college. With the rising costs of a postsecondary education, lack of access to federal and state financial aid (including federal loans) can often prove to be an insurmountable obstacle to many. As UF Hispanic-Latinx alumni, we hope this scholarship provides support to the next generation to surpass the challenges of today in the same way that many alumni have overcome the challenges of our time. The Adelante Caiman scholarship will award one $2,500 grant to a deserving student attending the University of Florida.

Application Requirements
A complete application will include:
  • Resume/CV, 2-page limit
  • A letter of recommendation
  • Short essay response
  • Copy of student transcript(s)
Undergraduate and Graduate Applicant Criteria
  • Looking for a well-rounded UF student who excels in service and scholarship at the University of Florida and in the Hispanic-Latino community
  • Must not be eligible for federal or state financial aid in the state of Florida (for example Pell Grants, Work Study, Federal Student Loans, Florida Bright Futures, Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars)
  • Scholarship funds are only applicable to UF programs of study
  • Undergraduate: Currently enrolled at UF in seeking a bachelor’s degree, and must have completed one semester or equivalent
  • Graduate: Must be in a current UF graduate program of study OR have been accepted into a UF graduate program of study
  • Transcript required 3.0 GPA in undergrad coursework; 3.25 for graduate
  • Must meet one of the following two:
    • Must be either a current recipient of the HB851 waiver or be eligible for the HB851 waiver in the state of Florida, OR
    • Must be an immigrant student who graduated from a US high school or obtained a high school equivalency diploma from the US and has resided in the United States for at least the past

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* 1. Applicant's Name and Contact Information

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* 2. Please Upload Your Resume/CV

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* 3. Please Upload Your Letter of Recommendation

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* 4. Please Upload Your Answer to the Following Question: As an immigrant, what barriers have you had to overcome in order to become a Florida Gator and how can this scholarship advance your educational goals?

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* 5. Please Upload Your UF Transcript

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* 6. I Certify That I Am Either Eligible For The HB851 Waiver or Not Eligible For Any Federal or State Financial Aid

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