Scarborough-Maud Fraser Scholarship

The UFIC is pleased to announce a second Scarborough Agency Award.  The Scarborough Agency has provided an insurance option for international students for over 19 years.  The agency established this award to show appreciation for the outstanding service provided by the International Student Services staff. The award will be given in honor of Mrs. Maud Fraser, who provided outstanding service to international students for 13 years; Mrs. Fraser retired June 30, 2010.

How much is the scholarship for?
One (1) student will receive $1000

Do I qualify to apply?

  • Currently enrolled full-time in a Masters or Ph.D. program
  • A non-immigrant F-1/J-1 student visa holder in good standing
  • Holds at least a 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Exhibits outstanding service/contributions to their department/UF or broader community

How do I apply?

  • Email Subject: “Applicant Name – Scarborough - Maud Fraser”
  • All documents must be in PDF format
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 500 – 800 word essay on the following topic:
    “How have you contributed to the University of Florida and the Gainesville community? How has your international background made an impact in your contributions?”  
  • Submmit a complete application to the scholarship coordinator, Amanda Apatow by September 1st, 2017

When will the scholarship recipients be announced?
No later than October 20th 2017.

How will I receive my award?
The event ceremony will be held on the Tuesday of International Education Week. This is typically the 2nd week of November. During the ceremony, you and your advisor will be called to the stage. Your advisor will have 3 minutes to introduce you and acknowledge your accomplishments before presenting a plaque.

Can my advisor attend?
Yes! An invitation has been sent to your advisor. S/he has been asked to present your award to you at the ceremony. Please do not include your advisor when you RSVP.

Can I bring guests?
Yes! You are welcome to bring up to two (4) guests. Young children are welcome to attend as long as there is proper supervision.
*If you are also receiving other awards, you may only bring a maximum of 4 guests 

I had my photo taken during the event. How can I get those pictures?
Two (2) weeks after the ceremony, we will post all photos on the website.  You may request individual photos by emailing the photo number and request to Amanda Apatow.

What if I can’t attend?
Debra Anderson will accept your award on your behalf and the UFIC will hold your plaque to pick up.

How will I receive my scholarship?
Those who receive the award will be asked for additional information after the winners have been announced. The award will take 4 – 6 weeks to process and will be applied directly to the students student account.

I have other questions; who do I ask?
Amanda Apatow, aapatow@ufic.ufl.edu