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Brooks College of Health Scholarships and Fellowships

The Brooks College of Health offers an increasing number of merit and need-based scholarships and fellowships each year funded by generous gifts from alumni, friends of the College, faculty and staff.  This page serves as a resource for Brooks College of Health (BCH) student scholarship applicants and recipients. The information and documents below will help guide students through the scholarship application and award processes. Please e-mail cohscholarships@unf.edu with any questions. 

  

The Fall 2018 scholarship/fellowship online application portal will open for Brooks College of Health students beginning on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. and will close on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. You will be notified via your UNF email once decisions are finalized.  

General Scholarship Information  

Each scholarship/fellowship requires students to meet specific criteria and be enrolled in a minimum number of credit hours per semester. For more information, please review the scholarship/fellowship list provided below in Step 1. This list will be updated prior to each fall and spring scholarship/fellowship application cycle.

 

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP): Students are reviewed for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at the end of each term. Students who fall into SAP warning or suspension receive an email informing them of their SAP status. Students in SAP suspension may submit a SAP appeal to the University. Unless the appeal is submitted and approved, the student will not be eligible to receive a BCH scholarship; the appeal process should take place prior to applying for any scholarship awards. The SAP Appeal Forms and Instructions can be found on the link provided below.  For questions regarding One-Stop Services Financial Aid, please contact (904) 620-5555. 

https://www.unf.edu/uploadedFiles/aa/enrollment/onestop/finaid/SAPAppeal.pdf.

  • Funding: Scholarships awards are contingent on the availability of funding.
  • Financial Aid: Need-based scholarships require you to have a current FAFSA on file.  For questions regarding this, contact One-Stop Services Financial Aid at 904-620-5555. 
  • How do scholarship awards affect my Federal Financial Aid? Scholarships count toward your financial aid; therefore, other need-based aid (grants, subsidized loans, etc.) may need to be reduced so you are not over-awarded beyond your cost of education.  A Cost of Education budget is determined for each student and, according to Federal regulations, the sum of your awards cannot exceed this budget.  Additionally, if you are an athlete, the NCAA has regulations and guidelines that must be followed.  It is imperative that you notify One-Stop Student Services if you are receiving additional funding as the scholarship award might affect your Federal Financial Aid. 

Step 1: Review available scholarships/fellowships related to your major

Provided below are available scholarships/fellowships for each BCH department (Nutrition and Dietetics, Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences, Public Health, Health Administration, and the School of Nursing) Click the links below to view available scholarships related to your major. 

Step 2: Review how to apply for a scholarship/fellowship and how to view essay requirements

First, review the general scholarship/fellowship application process, instructions and essay requirements, by clicking the link below. This document will explain how to apply for scholarships in each department.

Second, click the document links below to view a step-by-step MyWings tutorial for your major.

Step 3: Apply for your scholarship/fellowship

Using the MyWings student tab, apply for your scholarship/fellowship. Once you have completed and submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation message at the top of the application page. Decision notifications will be sent via e-mail to each applicant.  The scholarship/fellowship application review and selection process can take four to six weeks to complete.

Step 4: Scholarship/Fellowship recipient responsibilities

Students who are awarded a scholarship/fellowship will be required to complete the steps listed below. It is very important that award recipients meet the donor(s) and express their gratitude in the form of a thank you letter as well as attend a scholarship reception in the spring.
  • Sign and return offer letter: student award recipients will receive a scholarship/fellowship acceptance letter via e-mail with specific instructions and where to return their signed agreement. The deadline to turn in your acceptance letter is by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018.

     

    (unless stated otherwise)
  • Write and submit a donor thank you letter: students can review the thank you letter guidelines and a sample thank you letter template below. Letters should be completed and submitted electronically (Word format only), by e-mailing them to cohscholarships@unf.edu, by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. All thank you letters will be mailed to the donors from the Dean's office. Please see helpful tips below for more info.   
  • Attend a scholarship reception event: students should plan to attend a scholarship reception event. These dates and times will be shared with the students by the Dean’s office. This event will provide the students an opportunity to meet with the donor(s) and express their gratitude in person. Please be sure to check your e-mail regularly for updates.
  • Upcoming events include: 
    • The annual Brooks College of Health Scholarship Luncheon will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Adam Herbert University Center (doors open at 11:45 a.m.). This is a large celebration in which student scholarship recipients and donors will be invited.    
     
 Additional Scholarship Thank You Letter Tips: 

Make an impact: Your thank you letter is very important to the donor! It provides you with an opportunity to share your own personal story as well as a way to express your gratitude for the award. 

Make it your own: Use the sample thank you letter template as a guide, but please share your own story and do not copy the wording in the example. The letter does not have to be long, but it should be heartfelt. 

Write professionally: You want to make a good impression! Have a friend or family member read your letter for revisions and feedback before submitting it to the Dean’s Office. Letters that contain many writing and grammatical errors will be returned to the student for correction. This could delay getting your letter to the donor.

 

 

For accommodations or questions about BCH scholarships, please email cohscholarships@unf.edu