UNF Foundation Competitive Financial Need-Based Scholarships

The University of North Florida believes that every qualified student should have access to a college education regardless of their ability to pay. One of the ways the University provides such assistance is through the Pathways to Success Scholarship Program.

 

Individual donors and companies in the community generously provide students with scholarship support through the UNF Foundation. We seek to assist students in achieving their dreams of earning a bachelor’s degree while developing leadership and growth through Transformational Learning Opportunities (TLOs) including community service, study abroad, and undergraduate research.

 

To be considered for these competitive scholarships, you must be admitted to UNF for summer or fall 2018 and provide:

  • Résumé
  • One letter of recommendation (from a teacher, employer, counselor, etc)
  • Personal statement – a one-page narrative designed to give the reviewers a picture of you as an individual. The statement should address three items: 
    • What is most appealing to you about UNF? 
    • What details of your life (your history, experiences, etc.) set you apart from other candidates? 
    • How has your work and/or volunteer experience shaped you?    
     

Submit documents as email attachments to pathways@unf.edu and include your N-number in the email. Only complete application will be considered.  If you have additional questions about these requirements, contact pathways@unf.edu. 

 

Additionally, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which will calculate your financial need. Financial need is calculated as the cost of attendance minus the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA, and other aid received.  

 

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Scholarships are only available to first-time-in-college or transfer students.
  • Current UNF students are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.
  • Students may be required to schedule a scholarship interview.  You will be given the date and time for your committee interview.
  • Scholarship offers will be e-mailed to the student's UNF e-mail account.

For PRIORITY consideration, submit all required materials by October 15, 2017. After this date, we will continue to review scholarship documents on a funds-available basis.
 

The scholarship qualifications listed below reflect anticipated standards and award values for the 2017 incoming freshman class. Minimum qualifications and award amounts are subject to change.  

 2018-2019 Competitive UNF Foundation Need-Based Scholarships

Scholarship Eligibility Award
Bank of America Community Scholars Endowment  
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 3.3
  • Demonstrate commitment to community service
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Bank of America Scholarship Endowment
  • Take Stock in Children program participant
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Borowy Family Annual Scholarship
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 2.5
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
  • Must major in psychology, sociology or nursing
 
$20,000
($5,000/year x 4 years)
Captain and Mrs. Leonard Blanchart Maritime Endowed 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 and demonstrate need
  • Fall admit
  • Florida resident
 

$16,000

($4,000/year x 4 years)

Rose and Fred Cobb Scholarship 
  • Graduate of Robert E. Lee High School
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
 

$10,000

($2,500/year x 4 years)

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

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Coggin Endowed Scholarship 
  • Minimum recalculated high school GPA Of 3.5
  • Business major
  • Graduate of Fletcher, Terry Parker or Sandalwood High Schools
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
 

$12,000

($3,000/year x 4 years)

CSX Transportation Scholarship 
  • Minimum recalculated high school GPA of 2.5
  • Demonstrated commitment to Community Service
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Mayor John A. Delaney Endowed Scholarship
  • Minimum recalculated high school GPA of 2.5
  • Building Construction Management or Engineering major
  • Preference to graduates of Robert E. Lee High School Math and Science Magnet or Engineering Academy Program
  • Preference to resident of Public Housing HabiJax and HUD
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

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

$4,000

($1,000/year x 4 years)

R. Ernest and Deon Ferrell Scholarship Endowment
  • Graduate of Andrew Jackson High School
  • Preference given to pre-med or health related majors
  • Preference to 1961 HS graduates of AJHS or their descendants
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Mayor Jake Godbold Scholarship Endowment
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service/leadership
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Adam W. Herbert Scholarship 
  • Graduate from a Duval County high school
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Fall admit
 

$12,000

($3,000/year x 4 years)

 Hicks Scholars Endowment
  • 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 and demonstrate need
 

Leveraged Provides: 

campus housing, meal plan, tuition, and books

Fidelity Hicks Scholars Endowment
  • Reside in HUD/HabiJax and other publicly assisted housing
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
  • Fall admit
 

$10,000

($2,500/year x 4 years)   

Gottlieb Family Scholarship
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
 
$8,000
($2,000/year x 4 years)
Jacksonville Jaguars/UNF Community Scholars Program
  • 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 and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
 

$12,000

($3,000/year x 4 years)

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

$20,000

($5,000/year x 4 years)

Delores Pass Kesler Endowed 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 
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Fall admit
 

$20,000

($5,000/year x 4 years)

Lovee and Hy Kliman Family Scholarship Endowment
  • Ranked in the top 25 percent of high school graduating class
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Fall admit
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Let Us Play! Scholarship Endowment
  • 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 and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Hellen Martin, Teacher, Endowed Scholarship 
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 2.0
  • Be admitted in Fall within one year of high school graduation
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Fall admit
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Martinez Family Scholarship Endowment
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 2.5
  • Demonstrated commitment to Community Service
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Fall admit
  • Putnam county (Florida) resident
 

$12,000

($3,000/year x 4 years)

Pajcic Scholars Program Endowment
  • 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 and demonstrate need
 

$12,000

($3,000/year x 4 years)

Andrew Robinson Scholarship Endowment
  • Preference given to inner city resident in the state of Florida
  • Must live on campus
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
 

$20,000

($5,000/year x 4 years)

Scheidel Scholarship (Habitat/PACE/CHS) 
  • Recipients must currently reside in a home constructed by Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville Beaches, Inc. (Beaches Habitat) or Habitat St. Johns; or graduate from the PACE Center for Girls, or graduate from another high school after attending the PACE Center for Girls; reside at Children's Home Society or foster children under Children's Home
  • Florida Resident
  • Must live on campus
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
 

Leveraged provides: campus housing, meal plan, tuition, and books.

Scheidel Lost Boys of Sudan Scholarship 
  • Member of the Alliance for the Lost Boys of Sudan, OR Recipient of the Herbert W. Scheidel Community Leadership in Action Award
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
 

$8,100

($2,700/year x 3 years)

Scheidel Music Scholarship 
  • Major in Classical Music Performance
  • Admitted to UNF School of Music
  • Must live on campus for need-based
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service
  • Florida resident
 

Up to $20,000

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

or

$8,000

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

Catherine and Lewis Brantley Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 2.5
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Northeast Florida resident
 
$12,000
($3,000/year x 4 years)

David A. Stein Business Ethics Scholarship 
  • Graduate from high schools in Duval, Clay, Nassau, St. Johns, or Putnam county
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service/leadership 
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
 

$12,000

($3,000/year x 4 years)

UNF Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship 
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 3.5
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Wells Fargo Endowed Scholarship 
  • Valedictorian, Salutatorian, National Merit/Achievement/National Hispanic Scholar OR
  • Top 10% of graduating class
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Fall admit
 

$8,000

($2,000/year x 4 years)

Weaver Family Foundation Business Ethics Endowed Scholarship 
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service/leadership involvement
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
 

$24,000

($6,000/year x 4 years

Crowther Mann Boyd and Ida Broward Boyd Scholarship Fund
  • Minimum UNF recalculated high school GPA of 2.5
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Duval county resident
 
$20,000
($5,000/year x 4 years)