Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships for Graduate Students:  


The Graduate Scholarship

The Graduate Scholarship provides financial means for graduate programs to recruit high caliber students. Graduate programs should use these funds to recruit prospective students who exhibit commendable academic merit and the highest financial need, or who otherwise make a significant contribution to the program of study. This scholarship awards first time graduate students with a total of $5,000 each academic year (split between fall and spring semesters) and can be awarded for up to two years as long as the student remains eligible.  Thus, students who qualify will be granted a $10,000 scholarship for their graduate education.


To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be a first time degree seeking graduate student at UNF admitted for the summer or fall term. Students who were previously enrolled as post-baccalaureate or in a graduate certificate program at UNF are eligible. 
  • Show financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA. 
  • Show academic merit as evidenced by a recalculated graduate admissions GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • Be enrolled full time in their degree program (Programs may determine what is considered full time for their nominees but it may be no fewer than 6 credit hours).
  • Remain in Good Academic Standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the duration of the award 

To be considered for the scholarship, prospective students must have a scholarship application and an admissions application submitted by the posted deadline. The student’s admissions application does not need to be complete to be considered for the scholarship. For additional information about the Graduate Scholarship program, click here. 


Graduate Scholarship Application   

*The deadline to submit an application for the 2016-2017 academic year has passed.


Deadline to submit scholarship application: March 4, 2016



The Delores Auzenne Fellowship

The Auzenne Fellowship is designed to assist Florida's State Universities in increasing the enrollment of students who are 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. Students who were awarded previously and are eligible to renew need to submit a new application (supplemental documents do not need to be submitted).


To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Have been accepted into select graduate disciplines and professional programs where minority graduate students are disproportionately under-represented;
  • Have demonstrated initiative in pursuing educational goals and possess the qualifications to assure satisfactory progress toward future educational goals;
  • Are either citizens or permanent resident aliens (a copy of your card must be provided) of the United States.
  • Have been classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes for at least 1 year preceding the award of aid (Florida Statute 1009.21).
The completed application and supporting documentation must be submitted to graduateschool@unf.edu by the posted deadline. Documents submitted in-person or by mail will not be accepted.


Delores Auzenne Fellowship Application  

*The deadline to submit an application for the 2016-2017 academic year has passed.  


Deadline to submit application: 5:00 P.M. Friday, April 22, 2016 



The Graduate Research Grant

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. Students may apply for the grant of $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 data sets 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.
Funding for the graduate research grant is intended to support independent or small research group student efforts. Students participating in class group activities are not eligible.

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).

To be considered for this award, the completed application must be submitted by the posted deadline for the term in which the activity will be completed. For additional information about the Graduate Research Grant program, click here.   


Graduate Research Grant Application  


Deadline to submit application for Spring 2016 activities: March 25, 2016 

Deadline to submit application for Summer 2016 activities: June 3, 2016   




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.


Additional Funding Opportunities by College