Undergraduate Scholarship Programs

The University of North Florida offers a comprehensive scholarship program to attract and reward students who have superior talent in academics, athletics, fine arts, and/or extracurricular activities. To be considered for any UNF scholarship, a student must first apply and be admitted to the University. Because many of our scholarships require that students file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we recommend that all students interested in scholarships complete the FAFSA. This process can be completed online. Visit the Department of Education's website at for detailed information on completing the FAFSA.

Undergraduate scholarships may be categorized into three distinct areas: Institutional, Foundation, and State Scholarships.

  • Institutional Scholarships: All students who apply and are admitted to UNF are automatically considered for freshman scholarships based on their admissions application information.  Scholarships are awarded based on a variety of factors, including high school grade point average, school course selection, and SAT or ACT test scores. Transfer students may also be considered for institutional scholarships based on their admissions application information, transfer grade point average, and intended major.
  • Foundation Scholarships: Foundation scholarships are funded through contributions made to the University from private donors. These awards have specific eligibility requirements and stipulations regarding the awarding and monitoring of the scholarships which have been established by the donor and the University. Please visit the UNF Financial Aid website for detailed information concerning these scholarships.
  • State Scholarships: State scholarships are funded by the state of Florida. The state determines the recipients, as well as when and how the awards are allocated. The University must confirm student eligibility. The most prominent example of a state-funded scholarship is the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. Students work with their high school guidance counselors to apply for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship during their last year in high school. To learn more about the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, visit their website. For other information concerning state-sponsored scholarships, visit the state website.

The following sites contain valuable information about scholarships available to UNF undergraduate students.

UNF Scholarships

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