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Press Release for Friday, March 6, 2009

UNF Students Receive Elizabeth Edgar Hall Inc. Scholarships

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

Elizabeth Edgar Hall, Inc., a private, not-for-profit charitable foundation on the First Coast, recently awarded scholarships to nine University of North Florida students in order to help them finish their education and achieve their potential.

The 2008 scholarship recipients include UNF graduate students Kristi Howard, who is seeking a master’s degree in English; Jing Yi Ju, business; and Kristin Molina, psychology, as well as graduate student Julianne Agonis, who received her master’s degree in rehab counseling in the fall.

The remaining UNF recipients all graduated in the fall and include Nicole Heinz-Irvine, who received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education; Jeania Jones, education; Mayumi Pierce, education; Jessica Schroeder, education; and Taheerah Shahid, education.

The deadline for the 2009 scholarships is Saturday, March 14. Applications are available online at Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2,000.

Elizabeth Edgar Hall opened on West Beaver Street in downtown Jacksonville in the early 1900s as a nonprofit boarding house for single career women. In the 1970s, proceeds from the sale of the Hall were put into a trust fund to provide loans to local women attending Jacksonville post-secondary schools. In the early 90s, the foundation switched from making educational loans to granting scholarship awards.

For more information about scholarships or Elizabeth Edgar Hall, Inc., contact (904) 388-2766 or e-mail