Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships for Graduate Students:  


The Graduate Scholarship

The Graduate Scholarship provides financial means for graduate programs to recruit high caliber students. Graduate programs should use these funds to recruit prospective students who exhibit commendable academic merit and the highest financial need, or who otherwise make a significant contribution to the program of study. This scholarship awards first time graduate students with a total of $5,000 each academic year (split between fall and spring semesters) and can be awarded for up to two years as long as the student remains eligible.  Thus, students who qualify will be granted a $10,000 scholarship for their graduate education.


To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be a first time degree seeking graduate student at UNF admitted for the summer or fall term. Students who were previously enrolled as post-baccalaureate or in a graduate certificate program at UNF are eligible. 
  • Show financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA. 
  • Show academic merit as evidenced by a recalculated graduate admissions GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • Be enrolled full time in their degree program (Programs may determine what is considered full time for their nominees but it may be no fewer than 6 credit hours).
  • Remain in Good Academic Standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the duration of the award 
  • Are either citizens or permanent resident aliens (a copy of your card must be provided) of the United States.

To be considered for the scholarship, prospective students must have a scholarship application and an admissions application submitted by the posted deadline. The student’s admissions application does not need to be complete to be considered for the scholarship.

Graduate Scholarship Application    


Deadline to submit scholarship application: 5:00 pm, March 2, 2018

All applicants will receive email confirmation that your application was received. If you do not receive email confirmation within 5 business days, please contact the Graduate School. Applications received after the posted deadline will not be considered.



The Delores Auzenne Fellowship

The Auzenne Fellowship is designed to assist Florida's State Universities in increasing the enrollment of students who are enrolled in graduate study in disciplines in which there is under-representation. Under this program, graduate students are nominated to receive awards of $5,000 each ($2,500 per semester; fall/spring or both) for year-long, full-time study.  Awards will not be granted to the same Auzenne Fellows for more than two academic years for those in Master's programs or four academic years for doctoral students. Students who were awarded previously and are eligible to renew need to submit a new application (supplemental documents do not need to be submitted).


To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Have been accepted into select graduate disciplines and professional programs where minority graduate students are disproportionately under-represented;
  • Have demonstrated initiative in pursuing educational goals and possess the qualifications to assure satisfactory progress toward future educational goals;
  • Are either citizens or permanent resident aliens (a copy of your card must be provided) of the United States.
  • Have been classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes for at least 1 year preceding the award of aid (Florida Statute 1009.21).
The completed application and supporting documentation must be submitted to graduateschool@unf.edu by the posted deadline. Documents submitted in-person or by mail will not be accepted.


Delores Auzenne Fellowship Application  

*Will be posted mid-March 2018.


Deadline to submit application: TBA 



The Graduate Research Grant

With support from UNF's Transformational Learning Opportunities (TLO) program, the Graduate School offers a limited number of grants each semester to graduate students pursuing experiences that are potentially transformative, both for advancing their scholarship and creativity and for expanding their future career opportunities. Effective Spring 2017, students may apply for the grant of $750 in one of two categories.

  1. Funding for research, creative activities, or training/clinical experience. Examples of appropriate expenditures include travel for research; expenses for an unpaid internship; and purchase of supplies, equipment, or data sets considered important for scholarly or creative work.
  2. Funding for disseminating the results of research. Examples of appropriate expenditures include article processing fees or subventions; and registration and travel for presenting a paper or poster at a professional conference.
Funding for the graduate research grant is intended to support independent or small research group student efforts. Students participating in class group activities are not eligible.

To qualify for a grant, applicants must meet all of the following requirements when they apply, which must also be maintained during the semester in which the grant funds are disbursed: 

  • Completion of at least 9 credit hours in their program of study.
  • Good Academic Standing, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Enrollment in at least one (1) credit hour (audited coursework will not count towards this requirement) during the term in which the activity will be completed.

To be considered for this award, the completed application must be:

  1. Emailed to graduateschool@unf.edu.
  2. Submitted no sooner than the first day of classes for the term in which the activity will be completed.
  3. Received by the posted deadline for the term in which the activity will be completed.  

Please note this grant is awarded on a first come, first service basis. Funding is extremely limited and applications may close prior to the posted tentative deadline 


Graduate Research Grant Application  


Tentative Deadline to submit application for Spring 2018 activities: The Spring 2018 application has closed.


Tentative Deadline to submit application for Summer 2018 activities: May 25, 2018

*Applications for Summer 2018 may be emailed to the Graduate School on or after May 9, 2018.



Student Affairs International Learning Scholarship (SAILS)

Graduate students are eligible for Student Affairs International Learning Scholarship (SAILS). Please visit the International Center's website for additional information.




International Student Admissions Scholarship (ISA) NEW!

The International Student Admissions Scholarship from the International Center offers assistance to international graduate students who meet certain criteria. For more information, visit the International Center's website to review the guidelines, application, and Frequently Asked Questions section.