Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on February 19, 2023


The Gators Unidos Scholarship (GUS) Fund Award was created to bridge a connection between previous generations of Latino Gator Alumni to the next. Each year, a select number of University of Florida undergraduate and graduate upperclassmen will receive the distinction of being recipients of the GUS award; The award provides $2,500  in financial aid, access to professional development resources, access to the premium SUMA Wealth App to support you to grow your dinero and reach your financial goals, and a professional sponsorship program for one year. Additionally, a select group of applicants will receive access to a peer network of Latino Alumni to leverage upon through their time at UF and beyond. 

This scholarship will be distributed through the UF Association of Hispanic Alumni (UF-AHA). To learn more about the Gators Unidos, visit their website at https://gatorsunidos.com/ 


Application Requirements
A complete application will include:
  • Video submission answering the prompt
  • Link to your LinkedIn Profile
  • A Peer Recommendation on your LinkedIn Profile for this Scholarship
  • Official UF transcript
Applicant Criteria
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Full-time (undergraduate and/or graduate) student at the University of Florida
  • Student must be enrolled at UF in the Fall 2023 semester
  • For Undergraduate students: must apply as a Sophomore, receiving funds as a Junior
  • Identify as 1st generation to attend college in the US
  • Must have Major/ Field of Study determined
  • Active member a student organization OR in their local community such as:
  1. Member of a UF student organization
  2. Involved in local organizations/ jobs outside of UF 

Completed applications must be submitted by February 19, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET.  
 

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* 1. Applicant's Name and Contact Information

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* 2. Are You Part of the First Generation from Your Family to Attend College?

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* 4. Please Upload Your UF Transcript

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* 5. Describe Your UF or Local Community Involvement

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* 6. Please Provide the Link to Your LinkedIn Profile (make sure it's public), Followed by The Name and Relationship of Your Recommender on LinkedIn

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* 7. Video Submission Requirements: Please Check Each Box Acknowledging Understanding of the Following Video Requirements:

Please ensure you have removed access restrictions from your video by taking the following steps:
"1. Select the file you want to share.
 2. Click Share on the top right.
 3. Click the drop-down arrow Down under Get Link.
 4. Choose to share the file with Anyone with the link.
 5. To decide what people can do with your file when you share it, select either, Viewer, Commenter, or Editor.
 6. Click Copy link."

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* 8. Please Provide a Google Drive Link to a Video Response of the Following: In 90 Seconds or Less, Introduce Yourself and Answer the Following Prompt: "Everyone has a dream, their WHY. What is yours? And how can Latino Alumni support you?"

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