Pathways to Success: Competitive Financial Need-Based Scholarships for Freshmen

A number of individual donors and companies in the community have generously provided our students with scholarship support through the UNF Foundation.   We seek to assist students in achieving their dreams and earning bachelor degrees while developing leadership and growth through community service, study abroad, Transformational Learning Opportunities (TLO), and undergraduate research.

To be considered for these competitive scholarships, you must:

  • Complete the scholarship application, which is available through myWings.  Click here for a step-by-step tutorial.  
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which will inform us of your financial need.  (Financial need is determined by a student’s campus cost of attendance minus the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated from the FAFSA, and other aid received.) 
  • Provide a résumé
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from non-family members.  One letter should be from a person who can attest to your academic potential at the college level.  The second letter should be from someone who can attest to your civic and/or volunteer activities.

While the scholarship application and the FAFSA will be submitted online, the résumé and letters of recommendation may be submitted as email attachments to pathways@unf.edu or faxed to (904) 620-2109.  Your application will only be considered after these items have been received.

 

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Students need to only submit one scholarship application. Each applicant will be automatically considered for every scholarship for which he/she qualifies.
  • Scholarships are awarded to first-time-in-college students for the Fall and Spring terms.
  • Students receiving an automatic merit-based scholarship (like the UNF Presidential award) may be considered for these scholarships.
  • Current and transfer students are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

 

 Pathways Priority Deadline for 2014 Freshmen: February 14, 2014

 

  

In March 2014, students will be notified by email/telephone if they have been selected as interview finalists.  Applicants who were not selected will also receive email notification.  Interviews will be conducted from March 31st through April 11th at the University.  Directions will be provided.  Please continue to check your UNF email for updates, as this is the University’s primary means of communication with students.

 

If you have additional questions please contact us at pathways@unf.edu or (904) 620-2150.

 

The scholarship qualifications listed below reflect anticipated standards and award values for the 2014 incoming freshman class. Minimum qualifications and award amounts are subject to change.

 

 

Competitive UNF Financial Need Based Scholarships
Scholarship Eligibility Award
AT&T Florida Scholarship 
  • Reside in an area that is served by AT&T Florida phone systems
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$10,000

($2,500/year x 4 years)

Bank of America Community Scholarship 
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 3.3
  • Demonstrate commitment to Community Service
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Bank of America Take Stock in Children Scholarship 
  • Take stock in Children program participant
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Captain and Mrs. Eleanor Blanchart Scholarship 
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 3.0
  • Graduate from Bishop Kenny, Bishop Snyder, St. Joseph (St. Augustine), Trinity Christian, University Christian, or Episcopal High Schools
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$16,000

($4,000/year x 4 years)

Rose and Fred Cobb Scholarship 
  • Graduate of Robert E. Lee High School
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$10,000

($2,500/year x 4 years)

Coggin Pathways to Success Scholarship 
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 3.0
  • Business major
  • Exhibit an interest in promoting integrity and ethics of business principles
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Coggin Endowed Scholarship 
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 3.5
  • Business major
  • Graduate of Fletcher, Terry Parker or Sandalwood High Schools
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$12,000

($3,000/year x 4 years)

CSX Transportation Scholarship 
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 2.5
  • Demonstrated commitment to Community Service
  • Enroll in one business ethics course prior to Junior year
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$6,000

($1,500/year x 4 years)

Mayor John A. Delaney Higher Education Leadership Program (H.E.L.P.) Scholarship 
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 2.5
  • Graduate Robert E. Lee High School Math and Science Magnet or Engineering Academy Program
  • Building Construction Management or Engineering major
  • Preference to resident of Public Housing HabiJax and HUD
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Alfred I. duPont Foundation Scholarship Fund 
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 2.0
  • Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns, Putnam, Flagler and Clay county residents (in order of priority.
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$4,000

($1,000/year x 4 years)

EverBank Annual Scholarship 
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 3.0
  • Business major
  • Graduate of Raines, Ribault, Andrew Jackson or Lee High Schools OR
  • Resides in 32204, 32205, 32208, 32209 zip codes
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$1,000

(one time over Fall and Spring ONLY)

R. Ernest and Deon Ferrell Scholarship 
  • Graduate of Andrew Jackson High School
  • Preference given to pre-med or health related majors
  • Preference to 1961 HS graduates of AJHS or their descendents
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Mayor Jake Godbold Scholarship 
  • Demonstrated commitment to Community Service/Leadership Involvement
  • Enroll in one business ethics course prior to Junior year
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Adam W. Herbert Scholarship 
  • Graduate from a Duval County high school
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$12,000

($3,000/year x 4 years)

David M. Hicks Scholarship 
  • Be a current or previous resident of the Jacksonville Housing Authority, Public Housing, Section 8 Housing or Habitat for Humanity (HabiJax)
  • Resident of Duval County
  • Must live on campus
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

Leveraged Provides:

campus housing, meal plan, tuition and books

Hicks/Fidelity National Financial Scholarship 
  • Reside in HUD/HabiJax and other publicly assisted housing
  • Resident of Duval County
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$10,000

($2,500/year x 4 years)   

Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation/UNF Community Scholars Program Scholarship 
  • Participant of UNF Honors Community Scholars Mentoring Program
  • Participant of the Jaguars Foundation Honor Rows Program or Let Us Play! camp
  • Demonstrated commitment to Community Service
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$12,000

($3,000/year x 4 years)

Jacksonville Kennel Club Scholarship 
  • Preference given to graduate of Ribault High School and/or participant in the Boys Hope of Florida Program
  • Must live on campus
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$20,000

($5,000/year x 4 years)

Delores Pass Kesler Scholarship 
  • Preference to graduates of William Raines High School
  • Graduate from Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, Baker, or Clay county high schools
  • Must live on campus
  • Demonstrated commitment to Community Service/Leadership Involvement
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$20,000

($5,000/year x 4 years)

Lovee and Hy Kliman Family Scholarship 
  • Ranked in the top 25% of graduating class
  • Demonstrated commitment to Community Service
  • Enroll in one business ethics course prior to Junior year
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Let Us Play! Foundation Scholarship 
  • Preference for participants of Let Us Play Sports Camp (held at UNF each spring break for girls ages 12-15)
  • Enroll in one business ethics course prior to Junior year
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Hellen Martin, Teacher Scholarship 
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 2.0
  • Be admitted in Fall within one year of high school graduation
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Daniel A. Martinez Family Scholarship 
  • Putnam county resident
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 2.5
  • Demonstrated commitment to Community Service
  • Enroll in one business ethics course prior to Junior year
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$12,000

($3,000/year x 4 years)

Pajcic Scholarship 
  • Graduate of Paxon High School for Advanced Studies
  • Reside within the original defined neighborhood area zip code for Paxon High School (32254, for example)
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$12,000

($3,000/year x 4 years)

Andrew A. Robinson Scholarship
  • Preference given to inner city resident in the state of Florida
  • Must live on campus
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$20,000

($5,000/year x 4 years)

Miyuki and Herbert Scheidel Scholarship (Habitat) 
  • Recipients must be Beaches Habitat for Humanity residents or Habitat for Humanity of St. Johns County
  • Must live on campus
  • Demonstrated Commitment to community service
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

Leveraged Provides:

campus housing, meal plan, tuition and books.

Miyuki and Herbert Scheidel Scholarship (PACE and CHS) 
  • Graduate of Pace Center for Girls, Children's Home Society (CHS) residents and foster children under CHS care
  • Must live on campus
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$20,000

($5,000/year x 4 years)

Miyuki and Herbert Scheidel Lost Boys Scholarship 
  • Recipient or member of the Alliance for the Lost Boys of Sudan
  • Florida Resident
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$8,100

($2,700/year x 3 years)

Miyuki and Herbert Scheidel Scholarship 
  • Dependent of Beaches and St. Johns County Habitat for Humanity employees for at least two years OR
  • Graduate of Foundation Academy OR
  • Graduate of Fletcher Senior High School
  • Must live on campus
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$20,000

($5,000/year x 4 years)

Miyuki and Herbert Scheidel Classical Music Scholarship 
  • Major in Classical Music Preformance
  • Admitted to UNF Music Department & Program
  • Must live on campus for need based
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service
 

Up to $20,000

(need-based $5,000/year x 4 years)

or

$8,000

(merit-based $2,000/year x 4 years)

David A. Stein Scholarship 
  • Graduate from high schools in Duval, Clay, Nassau, St. Johns, or Putnam county
  • Demonstrated commitment to Community Service/Leadership Involvement
  • Enroll in one business ethics course prior to Junior year
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$12,000

($3,000/year x 4 years)

UNF Alumni Association Freshmen Scholarship 
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 3.5
  • Demonstrated commitment to Community Service
  • Enroll in one business ethics course prior to Junior year
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Wells Fargo Bank and Wells Fargo Education Scholarship 
  • Valedictorian, Salutatorian, National Merit/Achievement/National Hispanic Scholar OR
  • Top 10% of graduating class
  • Demonstrated commitment to Community Service
  • Enroll in one business ethics course prior to Junior year
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Weaver Family Foundation Scholarship 
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 3.0
  • Must live on campus
  • Demonstrated commitment to Community Service/Leadership involvement
  • Enroll in one business ethics course prior to Junior year
  • Enroll in 15 hours per semester
  • Complete FAFSA & Demonstrate Need
 

$24,000

($6,000/year x 4 years