Press Release for Friday, October 20, 2006

UNF Announces Presidential Endowed Scholarship Winners

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

Three University of North Florida students were awarded the Presidential Endowed Scholarship for the 2006-2007 academic year. The endowed scholarship was established in 2004 after John A. Delaney took the helm as the University’s fifth president.

“UNF is delighted to award these scholarships to such deserving students who clearly have a bright future ahead of them,” said UNF President John A. Delaney.

UNF freshmen Angelica Leybag and Adam Lorenz as well as sophomore Ashlee Clark all received $3,000 to help support their progress towards obtaining a college degree. Southside residents Leybag and Clark are both nursing majors. Leybag, 18, is a Virginia native, while Clark, 19, is a native of Fort Lauderdale. Lorenz, 18, also lives on the Southside and is a native of Longwood, Fla. He currently has an undeclared major.

Criteria for the Presidential Endowed Scholarship includes maintaining a 3.0 grade point average for all four years, earning a minimum of 24 hours by the end of the spring term and maintaining full-time enrollment at the University. The scholarship is available for eight semesters.

Former recipients of the endowed scholarship include Jacksonville residents Kristi Baker, a graduate of First Coast High School, Stanton graduate Justin Dugger, and Megan Morris, who graduated from Fletcher High School.