TEAMS employees may apply for HEO scholarship by Nov. 1

Published: September 11th, 2014

Category: Uncategorized

University of Florida’s Higher Education Opportunity (HEO) provides children of full-time TEAMS employees with the opportunity of tuition assistance for an undergraduate education at the University of Florida.

In March of 2015, Human Resource Services will select, at random from a pool of eligible HEO applicants, 50 TEAMS employees to participate in this program. Each eligible employee may submit one child’s name into the drawing. To be considered for this benefit, the TEAMS employee must apply for the HEO by Nov. 1.

For the child of each selected employee, the university will pay the in-state matriculation fees (the actual tuition minus any additional fees for building, capital improvement, financial aid, technology, activities, athletic, health, transportation, etc.) for up to twelve credit hours during the fall and spring semesters and six credit hours during the summer semesters. Please note that any Bright Futures scholarship award will be subtracted from the amount the student can receive from the HEO.

As long as the student remains eligible for the program, the Higher Education Opportunity will assist with the student’s tuition until he or she has accumulated a maximum of 132 credit hours. Please visit the HEO website to read about additional eligibility requirements.

To be entered into the HEO drawing, the full-time TEAMS employee must:

  1. Submit a completed HEO application form to UF Training and Organizational Development no later than Nov. 1.

The child of the full-time TEAMS employee must:

  1. Apply for admission to the University of Florida no later than Nov. 1.
  2. Graduate from high school no later than July 31, 2015.

Please note that the University of Florida admissions process and the HEO selection process are separate. Selection for the HEO benefit does not indicate admission into the University of Florida. Application for admission to UF also does not automatically enter a child’s name into the HEO drawing. In the event a child is not accepted to UF, the benefit may be used at a public community or state college in the state of Florida.

For answers to questions about this program, please contact Kenya Williams, UF Training and Organizational Development, via email or at (352) 273-1761.

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