Cynthia W. Colangelo Award for Breast Cancer Awareness

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida announces the new Cynthia W. Colangelo Award for Breast Cancer Awareness. It will support students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who are actively involved in the fight against breast cancer through community service and activities.

Award amounts will vary from $250-$1000 per recipient, depending on the number of selected recipients. Recipient(s) will be selected each Spring semester on the basis of an essay detailing their breast cancer awareness activities and thoughts (500 words or less), to be submitted to the scholarship committee in the CLAS Dean's Office by February 23.

The Colangelo Award was established by the late Cynthia Louise Welsh Colangelo, who passed away at the age of 55 on August 27, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. Cindy was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and was a proud graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Sociology. A resident of Carrollton, Texas, with her husband and two sons, Cindy was well-known for her far-reaching community service efforts. After working in the corporate world for many years, Cindy returned full-time to her passion for helping other people. She served on the boards and as director of a number of local non-profit organizations. Through her efforts as a speaker with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Speakers Bureau, Cindy became an accomplished speaker whose presentations always left her audiences deeply moved. Despite her small stature, Cindy was larger than life. She had a huge heart, and that is why she chose to create this award for students in UF's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Though Cindy eventually lost her battle to breast cancer, she wanted her efforts to continue through recognition of students who continue the struggle against this deadly disease.

Undergraduates and Graduates can apply for the Awards

The deadline for applications is February 23rd of each year.

All applications, including your vita and essay, must be submitted together by the deadline.

Please submit complete applications electronically to by the deadline. Only emailed submissions will be accepted.

Mary Watt
Associate Dean
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2014 Turlington Hall
P.O. Box 117300
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611
Tel. (352) 392-2230
Fax (352) 392-3584

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