Future Gators

The Scholarship

Each year, the Club provides one-time scholarship awards of at least $500 to eligible recipients. The number and final amount of awards each year will be determined by the Review Committee, per the annual budget as determined by the Treasurer and President.

The Scholarship Fund

Throughout the year, the Club raises funds through member activities and partnerships, from which the Club awards scholarships to eligible University of Florida students from the Upstate.

To learn more about contributing to the Upstate Gator Club's scholarship fund, please visit www.UpstateGators.org/give.

The Review Committee

Made up of UF alumni living in the Upstate who have volunteered to review and evaluate scholarship applications, the committee is dedicated to awarding a combination of need- and merit-based scholarships.


Before you take the time to apply, please read the following;


  • Enrolled to attend the University of Florida next Fall as a Freshman

  • Residence in the Upstate (Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and Union counties)

Timeline & Process

  • May 28th - Deadline to submit application for Fall award

  • June 15th - Recipients will be notified

The evaluation includes the application, the essay, and the candidate's overall body of work. During the evaluation process, members of the Committee may reach out to Candidates for more information.