Gareth Kerr Memorial Scholarship Application

The Gareth Kerr Memorial Scholarship was created by the Student Health Care Center in memory of University of Florida engineering student Gareth Kerr. Gareth made significant contributions to the SHCC, giving quietly and unselfishly of his time, energy and vision to ensure that quality health services were accessible to all UF students. Prior to his passing in April 2006, Gareth served on the Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB) and was also an active member of both the Student Health Outreach Team (SHOT) and the Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC).

2019 Application


SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $500, plus official plaque

The annual Gareth Kerr Memorial Scholarship is bestowed upon one student who has demonstrated interest, commitment and passion for the health and well-being of fellow students and/or the community at large, and recognizes students that consistently support campus and community health programs and/or work diligently to promote an issue or cause related to health and wellness.

Nominations may only be made by UF faculty, staff or students. The nominator should submit the following form with letter of recommendation (plain text only) with supporting comments regarding the nominee’s special contribution(s). All nominations are reviewed by a subcommittee of the UF Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB) and the award recipient announced at SHAB’s April meeting.

The Gareth Kerr Memorial Scholarship is open to students who meet the following criteria. Nominees should embody a rare display of passion for health, outstanding service to the campus or community and a quiet, selfless commitment to “doing” for others.

  • Currently enrolled at UF as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student.
  • In good standing with the university, with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Has not previously received this award.
  • Demonstrates a special commitment to a health-related cause and/or made a significant contribution that benefits students and/or the community at large in a health-related area.

Please contact Lica Gilley at (352) 294-7439 or with any questions.

Past Winners

  • 2019: Isabella Orgel
  • 2018: Joseph Monir
  • 2017: Tatiana Paz
  • 2016: Brittany Schambow
  • 2015: Adaobi Ugochukwu
  • 2014: Charisse Ahmed
  • 2013: Shannon Pringle
  • 2012: Daniel Alvarez
  • 2011: Belinda Smith
  • 2010: Elizabeth Stein
  • 2009: Adam Mecca
  • 2008: Shilpa Gogna
  • 2007 (first year): Chad Hubsher

Nominations for the Gareth Kerr Memorial Scholarship Award are closed.