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PO Box 117051
223 Matherly Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7051
Phone: (352) 392-2070
Fax: (352) 392-3744
is a proud member of UCIEP, a consortium of University and College
Intensive English Programs
Scholarships for ELI Students
For students who attend the ELI for
more than one semester, the ELI has instituted two
tuition-free scholarships. Each semester, two students attending the
ELI will each receive one scholarship each. The scholarship award is
applicable for the following term and represents in value the
equivalent of that term's tuition cost. In effect, a selected student
can attend the ELI two terms for the cost of the tuition of one term.
The names of all
scholarship winners are permanently displayed on a plaque in
the main office of the ELI and on this website as well. During the
semester of the award, the names of the scholars appear on a special
plaque along with their photographs.
Harder Memorial Scholarship
named after Dr. Jayne
Crane Harder, the ELI's founding director, has been
supporting students since 1990. List of recipients
J.C. Casagrande Peace Scholarship
scholarship, named after our institute's longest serving director,
Dr. Jean Casagrande, was
inaugurated to celebrate international peace. It was triggered by the
events of September 11, 2001, and the solidarity that was expressed by
friends from the world over. It recognizes all ELI students, past and
present, as peacemakers. It also underscores their building of
community among themselves and with local residents, serving the
Gainesville community as volunteers, maintaining high academic and
ethical standards in all activities of the ELI, and promoting
international understanding, goodwill, and peace among all people. List of recipients
Criteria for Scholarships:
- Full-time student at the ELI.
- Academic Excellence: The student should have a GPA
of 4.0 and demonstrate a high level of proficiency in at
least three of the four skill areas.
- Outstanding Progress: The student should display
outstanding progress in language skills as evidenced by improvements in
coursework and/or CELT scores.
- Excellent Attendance: The student should miss no
more than ten hours of class in the C term.
- Speak English: The student should make every effort to speak
English at all times while at the ELI and at ELI-sponsored activities.
- Successful Work Strategies: The student should
demonstrate personal initiative in and out of the classroom, making an
effort to get involved in the ambient culture through outside activities
such as regular participation in Cultural Immersion activities.
- Three weeks before the end of the term,
, teachers will submit letters of nominations.
- A committee will interview the final candidates and
rank them in order of merit. The committee will consist of the
assistant director, the academic coordinator or a skill coordinator,
and representative teachers.
- The candidates who are nominated and the candidate
ultimately selected for the scholarship will be announced at the