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National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The NSF GRFP provides three years of financial support for beginning graduate study leading to a research-based degree in biological sciences, computer sciences, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, information science, social sciences, life sciences, mathematics, psychology, physics & astronomy, or STEM Education. Benefits include a three-year annual stipend of $30,000, a $10,500 annual cost-of-education allowance, international research and professional development opportunities and access to TeraGrid supercomputing facilities. About 2000 fellowships are offered annually. Students interested in applying for the NSF Fellowship should visit the website at: http://www.nsf.gov/grfp. Download the GRFP Presentation, it provides hints on a successful application process.

Since 2007, eleven UCF McNair scholars have been awarded NSF fellowships and four scholars have received honorable mention.

UCF McNair Winners:
  • Monica Thomas, Duke University (2013)
  • Tatiana Viecco, University of Central Florida (2013)
  • Rene Diaz, Georgia Tech University (2010)
  • Elise Hernandez, University of Michigan (2011)
  • Anamary Leal, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2010)
  • Robert Miguez, University of Michigan (2009)
  • Lilian Milanes, University of Central Florida (2012)
  • Enrique Ortiz, University of Central Florida (2007)
  • Christina Restrepo, University of Central Florida (2012)
  • Melonie Sexton Williams, Vanderbilt University (2009)
  • Keon Vereen, University of Washington (2011)
UCF McNair Honorable Mention Awards:
  • Jamie Durate, University of California Irvine (2010)
  • Elise Hernandez, University of Michigan (2011)
  • Melonie Sexton Williams, Vanderbilt University (2008)
  • Keon Vereen, University of Central Florida (2010)
Click below to read what past scholars said about the benefits of applying to the NSF GRFP:
For additional information regarding the NSF GRFP, please refer to the following resources: