Financial Assistance for Current Students

Financial assistance may be available through the Charlotte M. Liberty Scholarship and Academic Support Fund for UF Health students experiencing financial need. Currently enrolled graduate students may apply to be considered for awards to reduce personal costs associated with travel and professional development or financial hardships. 

Questions about this scholarship and eligibility should be directed to the Office of Graduate Education at


  • Currently enrolled in the College of Pharmacy on-campus graduate program in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • In good academic standing
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • If applicable, submit applications for financial support resources outside of the College of Pharmacy.

Financial assistance from the College is NOT dependent on receiving assistance from one of the other funding sources, but students are expected to apply to these resources in good faith to offset their costs. Students do NOT need to wait for the funding decisions of these other applications before applying for Liberty Funds.

Categories of Need

Travel & Professional Development

Provides funds to offset student costs associated with attending a conference or training workshop. Assistance will be determined by travel needs, with awards up to $500 per student, per academic year.

To be awarded Liberty funds for travel, students must first:

  1. Confirm the department or advisor will provide matching funds
  2. If eligible, apply for UF Office of Research Support Graduate Student Travel Funds.
  3. Apply for a UF Grad Student Council Travel Grant

NOTE: Travel Funds through the UF Office of Research and the UF Grad Student Council also require matching funds. In those applications, you may indicate $500 in matching funds from the College via Liberty Funds, in addition to any matching department or PI funds.

Financial Hardship

Provides financial aid for unplanned costs associated with unexpected life events or emergencies. Award amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis, and generally do not exceed $500, unless in extenuating circumstances.

To be awarded Liberty funds, students must first:

  1. Submit an application for UF Student Aid-a-Gator, or
  2. Demonstrate justification for why the student is ineligible or unable to apply for Student Aid-a-Gator

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