How can I qualify?

About 9,000 Duval County public school students in the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades financially qualify for The Jacksonville Commitment; however, Jacksonville Commitment (JC) applicants must meet the admission standards of the institution they wish to enter.

To be a candidate for a Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship, students must be:


  • Eligible for the Free or Reduced lunch program 
  • Graduate from any Duval County public high school with a standard high school diploma 
  • Be admitted to one of the four JC post-secondary partner schools (University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, Florida State College at Jacksonville or Edward Waters College)
  • Be a Florida resident for tuition purposes 
  • Be eligible for a Pell Grant
  • Submit an error-fee FAFSA by October 15

Priority will be given to students who complete The Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship application by February 14 each year and submit a FAFSA confirmation page.