The Main Street America Group Urban Education Scholarship



  •  Meet admissions requirements and be accepted to the University of North Florida 
  •  Enroll as an undergraduate junior or senior in the College of Education and Human Services 
  •  Reside in Florida for tuition purposes
  •  Earn a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 
  •  Major in an area leading to Florida teacher certification, with preference given to students wishing to teach in an urban school,
  •  Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the University’s Office of Financial Aid



  •  Enroll full time (12 credit hours) each semester and earn a minimum of 24 credits by the end of each academic year 
  •  Maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years 
  •  File the FAFSA form with the federal government each year
  •  Comply with all University regulations, rules and codes of conduct governing students on campus 
  •  Consent to release grades to the Division of Institutional Advancement for the purpose of reporting to the donor 
  •  Remain in good standing as a student


  •  Within the essay attached to your application, explain why you want to pursue a teaching career in an urban school



  •  Current recipients may reapply for scholarship support, pending availability of funding, if all of the preceding requirements have been met.   However, current recipients will not be given preference