University of Central Florida - Diversity Enhancement Scholarship for Transfers

The Diversity Enhancement Scholarship for Transfers (DEST) is a competitive scholarship program for qualified Florida residents, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic merit, both need/merit, and other selection criteria – namely, past academic achievement, quality of personal statement regarding declared major, and strength of references. Preference is given to students from diverse populations that traditionally have been underrepresented on our campus, including but not limited to racial/ethnic backgrounds, first-generation status (neither parent graduated from college), low-income (as determined by Federal guidelines used by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid), as well as those students who bring unique life experiences and backgrounds and have a strong commitment to diversity. You must adhere to the following application guidelines in order to qualify for priority consideration. *The program gives priority to students who declare a major in one of the STEM disciplines: fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.