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Brooks College of Health Scholarships and Fellowships

The Brooks College of Health offers an increasing number of merit and need-based scholarships and fellowships each year funded by generous gifts from private donors, alumni, friends of the College, faculty and staff. This page serves as a resource for Brooks College of Health (BCH) applicants and recipients. 

 

The Brooks College of Health will be accepting scholarship and fellowship applications for spring 2019 beginning Monday, January 14, 2019.  The application portal will close on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply and compete for scholarships or fellowships administered by the Brooks College of Health:

  • Students must declare a major in the Brooks College of Health
  • Must have completed a minimum of 9 credit hours for graduates or 12 credit hours for undergraduates 

General Scholarship Information 

Each scholarship or fellowship requires specific criteria and be enrolled in a minimum number of credit hours per semester. For more information, please review the list provided below in Step 1.  

  • Application Form: You will only need to complete one application per semester to be considered for all available scholarships 
  • Financial Aid: Need-based scholarships require you to have a current FAFSA on file. For questions regarding this, contact One-Stop Services Financial Aid at 904-620-5555.
  • Funding: Scholarship awards are contingent on the availability of funding.
  • How do scholarship awards affect my Federal Financial Aid? Scholarships count toward your financial aid; therefore, other need-based aid (grants, subsidized loans, etc.) may need to be reduced so you are not over-awarded beyond your cost of education. A Cost of Education budget is determined for each student and, according to Federal regulations, the sum of your awards cannot exceed this budget. Additionally, if you are an athlete, the NCAA has regulations and guidelines that must be followed. It is imperative that you notify One-Stop Student Services if you are receiving additional funding as the scholarship award might affect your Federal Financial Aid.
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP): Students are reviewed for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at the end of each term. Students who fall into SAP warning or suspension receive an email informing them of their SAP status. Students in SAP suspension may submit a SAP appeal to the University. Unless the appeal is submitted and approved, the student will not be eligible to receive a BCH scholarship; the appeal process should take place prior to applying for any scholarship awards. The SAP Appeal Forms and Instructions can be found by clicking the link provided (https://www.unf.edu/uploadedFiles/aa/enrollment/onestop/finaid/SAPAppeal.pdf).  For questions regarding One-Stop Services Financial Aid, please contact (904) 620-5555. 

Step 1: Review available Scholarships/Fellowships related to your major

Provided below are available scholarships/fellowships for each department (CAMS, Health Administration, Nutrition & Dietetics, Public Health, School of Nursing)

Step 2: Review how to apply for a Scholarship/Fellowship and how to view essay requirements 

First, review the general scholarship/fellowship application process, instructions and essay requirements, by clicking the link below. This document will explain how to apply for scholarships in each department. 

Second, click the document links below to view a step-by-step MyWings tutorial.

Step 3: Apply for your Scholarship/Fellowship 

Using the MyWings student tab, apply for your scholarship/fellowship. Once you have completed and submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation message at the top of the application page. If you are not eligible to apply, you will receive a speicific message noting the reason why.  All applicants will be notified via their UNF email once decisions have been finalized.  The process can take approximately four to six weeks to complete.

Step 4: Scholarship/Fellowship recipient responsibilities

Recipients will be required to complete the steps listed below. 

  • Sign and return offer letter: recipient will receive an acceptance letter via e-mail with specific instructions 
  • Write and submit a donor thank you letter: students can review the thank you letter guidelines and a sample thank you letter template below. Letters should be completed and submitted electronically (Word format only), by e-mailing them to cohscholarships@unf.edu. All thank you letters will be mailed to the donors from the Dean's office. Please see helpful tips below for more info.  
  • Attend scholarship reception event: recipients should plan to attend a scholarship reception event. Dates and times will be provided by the Dean's office. This annual event will provide the recipients an opportunity to meet with the donor(s) and express their gratitude in person. Please be sure to check your e-mail regularly for updates.
  • Upcoming events include: The annual Brooks College of Health Scholarship Luncheon will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Adam Herbert University Center (doors open at 11:45 a.m.). 
Additional Scholarship Thank You Letter Tips: 
  • Make an impact: Your thank you letter is very important to the donor! It provides you with an opportunity to share your own personal story as well as a way to express your gratitude for the award. 
  • Make it your own: Use the sample thank you letter template as a guide, but please share your own story and do not copy the wording in the example. The letter does not have to be long, but it should be heartfelt.
  • Write professionally: You want to make a good impression! Have a friend or family member read your letter for revisions and feedback before submitting it to the Dean's Office. Letters that contain many writing and grammatical errors will be returned to the student for correction. This could delay getting your letter to the donor.

For questions about Brooks College of Health scholarships, please email cohscholarships@unf.edu