There were 10 International TLO grants and 8 in-US TLO grants awarded in 2005-06 and 20 International and 8 in-US grants awarded in 2006-07. To review the 2005-06 grant awards and read the narratives, go to: http://www.unf.edu/acadaffairs/tlo/awards05.html and to review the 2006-07 grant awards and narratives, go to: http://www.unf.edu/acadaffairs/tlo/awards06.html.
Providing $500,000 of new recurring funding for merit scholarships, which include TLO experiences. The TLO Program was administered through the individual colleges in 2006-2007. However, $100,000 in funding has been granted to Enrollment Services for 2007-2008 which will be used to enhance the fall 2007 profile and improve diversity. Our records indicated that there were 195 students awarded scholarships from the TLO program in 2006-2007 including 47 minority students. The number also includes 22 new matriculated students for 200608 with an average SAT of 1088, average ACT of 20.18 and average GPA of 3.21. There were also 2 honor students awarded these funds.
In addition to TLO scholarship funds, Enrollment Services unit distributed the allocation of merit and need-based scholarships through the following programs:
The Presidential program funded 162 new FTIC students which included 16 minority students and 94 students who enrolled in the Honors Program. The average SAT score for the 2006 Fall term recipients was 1302 with an average GPA of 4.22 compared to the 2005 Fall term recipients of 1290 average SAT and 4.20 average GPA. The average ACT for 2006 Fall term was 28.63 compared to 2005 average ACT of 28.72. Without this program, our Fall 2006 Profile would be 3.52 GPA, 1153 SAT, and 21.66 ACT. These funds are being utilized to increase our FTIC profile but at the same time not negatively affecting our diversity.
SWOOP scholarships provided $167,000 recurring funding for 60 recipients in Fall 2006. This is a new program that began in Fall 2006. Several variables impacted the diversity and profile of the 2006 FTIC class. An increase in admissions standards caused many students to be pushed from fall to summer admits and the significant increase in the SAT score impacted our diversity. Although fall minority FTIC matriculates decreased by .46 percent, the summer/fall minority FTIC matriculates increased. This was a base increase from 573 minority students in 2005 to 602 minority students in 2006. If this program did not exist, our minority numbers would have been 18 percent.
Need-based scholarships provided $154,000 of new funding added to the reoccurring allocation each year to support financial aid need-based grants. These grants were used to award 329 FTIC students for the 2006-2007 year compared to 190 in 2005-2006. 115 minority students received the funds in 2006-2007 compared to 83 in 2005-2006.
Graduate Assistantships provided $105,500 of new funding for 7 new stipends for Graduate Teaching Assistants in the College of Arts and Sciences. The following is a breakdown by department:
First Generation Matching Gift Program for need-based scholarships raised $378,605, assisting 341 students including 176 FTICs, 139 first-time transfers to UNF, and 26 continuing students. 117 of the recipients were from our minority population and 11 students participated in the Honors Program. The average award was $2200. Without this program, our diversity would have declined to 15.88 percent.