Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships for Graduate Students  

The Delores Auzenne Fellowship

The Auzenne Fellowship is designed to assist Florida's State Universities in increasing the enrollment of students who ae enrolled in graduate study in disciplines in which there is under-representation. Under this program, graduate students are nominated to receive awards of $5,000 each ($2,500 per semester; fall/spring or both) for year-long, full-time study.  Awards will not be granted to the same Auzenne Fellows for more than two academic years for those in Master's programs or four academic years for doctoral students. 


To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria: 

  1. Have been accepted into select graduate disciplines and professional programs where minority graduate students are disporportionately underrepresented;
  2. Have demonstrated initiative in pursuing educational goals and possess the qualifications to assure satisfactory progress toward future educational goals;
  3. Are either citizens or permanent resident aliens (a copy of your card must be provided) of the United States.
  4. Have been classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes for at least 1 year preceding the award of aid (Florida Statute 1009.21).

Check back in spring 2015 for information about applying for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

The Graduate Research Grant Program

The Graduate School offers a limited number of grants each semester to graduate students pursuing experiences that are potentially transformative, both for advancing their scholarship and creativity and for expanding their future career opportunities. For 2014-2015, students may apply for grants of up to $500 in one of two categories.

  1. Funding for research, creative activities, or training/clinical experience. Examples of appropriate expenditures include travel for research; expenses for an unpaid internship; and purchase of supplies, equipment, or datasets considered important for scholarly or creative work.
  2. Funding for disseminating the results of research. Examples of appropriate expenditures include article processing fees or subventions; and registration and travel for presenting a paper or poster at a professional conference.
To qualify for a grant, applicants must meet all of the following requirements when they apply, which must also be maintained during the semester in which the grant funds are disbursed:
  • Completion of at least 9 credit hours in their program of study.
  • Good Academic Standing, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Enrollment in at least one (1) credit hour (audited coursework will not count towards this requirement).
Please visit the following links for more detailed information about the Graduate Research Grant Program, as well as to complete the application.

Graduate Research Grant Program Information
Graduate Research Grant Application

The Graduate Scholarship

The Graduate Scholarship is awarded to newly admitted students who exhibit commendable academic merit and the highest financial need. To be eligible, newly admitted graduate applicants must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to UNF. The FAFSA form can be found at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Preference will be given to those with the highest recalculated undergraduate GPAs who also show the most need as defined and supported within the FAFSA application. Other than the FAFSA, no application is required and selections will be made prior to each academic term. To be eligible for this award students must:


  • Be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours to receive the full award (6 to 8 credits to receive 50% of the award amount).
  • Be a first time enrollee in Graduate School at UNF.
  • Show financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA.
  • Show academic merit as evidenced by recalculated graduate admissions GPA.
This award is contingent on a first come first serve funding available basis.

Student Affairs International Learning Scholarship (SAILS)

Graduate students are eligible for Student Affairs International Learning Scholarship (SAILS). Please visit the International Center's website for additional information.