Scholarships 

Student Affairs Scholarships 

The Division of Student Affairs realizes there can be more a meaningful college experience through financial scholarships. The hope is to assist a student who is currently working to have more time to study and be in the classroom. In pursuit of this goal, Student Affairs makes available scholarships to students seeking to enrich their academic enrichment, and fulfill their dreams of a bachelor’s degree. To apply for one of the many Student Affairs scholarships, please visit the Student Affairs division website.

 

 

For more information about the scholarships listed below, please contact Gregg Kinder, Transition Coach, at gregory.kinder@unf.edu or 904-620-5130.

 

Marine Corporal Joshua Watkins Memorial Scholarship

A 1999 graduate of Allen D. Nease High School, Josh was a student at UNF for three years when he decided to leave school and enlist in the Marines.  He chose the Marines because of their elite status and, specifically, chose infantry as his specialty knowing he would probably go to Iraq.  Tragically on October 21, 2006, ten days before he was due to return home to Camp Lejune, North Carolina, he was killed in action in the Anbar Province of Iraq. 

 

He loved the Marine Corps, his family and his country.  An only child, Josh truly believed he was fighting so that his mother and others could be safe.  He felt that fighting terrorism in Iraq would prevent having to fight it here.

 

In December 2006, Josh’s mother and uncle, Amy Vazquez and David Tillis, established the Marine Corporal Joshua C. Watkins Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund at the University of North Florida to honor Joshua’s sacrifice and aid returning veterans in continuing their education, as Josh had planned to do.

 

Today, through the generosity of others, notably the PGA Tour, and Ponte Vedra residents Robert and Monica Jacoby, the endowment has grown. An endowed scholarship exists in perpetuity, making this an excellent opportunity to honor a local hero and show support for our local military personnel to whom we owe our continued freedom.

 

Scholarships are available for active duty, reserve or honorably discharged military personnel enrolled full time at UNF, with preference given to Marines. 



Award:     $2,500 ($1,250 Fall and $1,250 spring)

 

Deadline:   Recipients have been selected for 2017.

 

Eligibility:    - Meet admissions requirements and be accepted to UNF,

                     - Reside in Florida for tuition purposes,

                     - Be active in the United States military, honorably discharged, a reservist, or a participant in the ROTC program, and

                     - Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

 

Preference will be given in the following order:

                      - Marines, active duty, reservist or honorably discharged,

                      - Students with any military service who are active duty, reservist or honorably discharged, or 

                      - ROTC students. 

 

 

Students must also agree to:

                     - Enroll full-time (12 credit hours) each semester and earn a minimum of 24 credits by the end of each academic year,

                     - Maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 fore freshmen, sophomore, junior and seniors,

                     - Comply with all University regulations, rules and codes of conduct governing students on campus,

                     - Consent to release grades to the Division of Development and Alumni Engagement for the purpose of reporting to the donors, and

                     - Remain in good standing as a student. 

 

                       FAFSA: To ensure timely processing of this scholarship, it is highly recommended that students complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and turn it into this University as soon as possible.

 

Download an application by clicking here! 

 

 

Submit your application to the Military & Veterans Resource Center, building 2, suite 1100.

 

 

 

Roy L. Lassiter Memorial Scholarship

Award:     $1,500 ($750 Fall and $750 spring)

 

Deadline:   Recipients have been selected for 2017.

 

Eligibility:    - Meet admissions requirements and be accepted to UNF,

                     - Register as a student veteran with any branch of the United States military,

                     - Enroll full-time as an undergraduate student taking at least 12 credit hours per semester,

                     - Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0,

                     - Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and

                     - Demonstrate financial need as defined by the University's Office of Financial Aid. 

 

Students must also agree to:

                     - Enroll full-time (12 credit hours) each semester, and earn a minimum of 24 credits by the end of each academic year,

                     - Maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 for the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years,

                     - Comply with all University regulations, rules and codes of conduct governing students on campus,

                     - Consent to release grades to the Division of Institutional Advancement for the purpose of reporting to the donor,

                     - File the FAFSA form with the federal government each year, and 

                     - Remain in good standing as a student. 

 

 

Download an application by clicking here.

 

 

Submit your application to the Military & Veterans Resource Center, building 2, suite 1100.

 

 

 

 

Melvin M. and Mary E. Mowbray Scholarship

 Award:        $1,000  

   

Applications open: Check back in Fall 2018

 

Deadline:   TBA

   

Eligibility:   - Be accepted to UNF, 

                        - Reside in Florida for tuition purposes 

                        - Earn a minimum UNF GPA of 2.5,  

                        - Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), 

                        - Qualify for the Federal Pell grant, and 

                        - Demonstrate financial need as defined by the University's Financial Aid Office. 

   

Preference Will Be Given In The Following Order:

                        - US Navy Chief Petty Officers, Enlisted Personnel, Active Duty or Retired, or their dependents 

                        - Other qualified candidates of any U.S. Armed Forces, enlisted member active duty or retired or their dependents 

 

Students must also agree to:

                        - Enroll at least full-time each semester (12 credit hours) and earn 24 credits by the end of each academic year by the end of each academic year, 

                        - Remain in good standing as a student, 

                        - Maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 

                        - Comply with all University regulations, rules and codes of conduct governing students on campus, 

                        - Consent to release grades to the Division of Institutional Advancement for the purposes of reporting to the donor 

                        - File a FAFSA form with the federal government each year.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Ward & Jennifer Glock Foundation Scholarship for Veterans

Award:     $2,000 ($1,000 Fall and $1,000 spring)

 

Deadline:   Recipients have been selected for 2017. 

 

Eligibility:    - Meet admissions requirements and be accepted to UNF,

                     - Register as a student veteran with any branch of the United States military,

                     - Enroll full-time as an undergraduate student taking at least 12 credit hours per semester, and

                     - Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

 

Students must also agree to:

                     - Enroll full-time as an undergraduate student taking at least 12 credit hours per semester,

                     - Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5,

                     - Comply with all University regulations, rules and codes of conduct governing students on campus,

                     - Consent to release grades to the Division of Institutional Advancement for the purpose of reporting to the donor, and

                     - Remain in good standing as a student. 

 

                     FAFSA: To ensure timely processing of this scholarship, it is highly recommended that students complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and turn it into this University as soon as possible.