Undergraduate Scholarship Programs

The University of North Florida offers a comprehensive scholarship program to attract and reward students who have superior talent in academics, athletics, fine arts, and/or extracurricular activities. To be considered for any UNF scholarship, a student must first apply and be admitted to the University. Because many of our scholarships require that students file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we recommend that all students interested in scholarships complete the FAFSA by the priority deadline. This process can be completed online via the Department of Education's website at

Undergraduate scholarships may be categorized into three distinct areas: Institutional, Foundation, and State Scholarships.

  • Institutional Scholarships: All incoming freshman who apply to UNF are automatically considered for scholarships.  Scholarships may be awarded based on merit and/or need. High school grade point average and SAT or ACT test scores are also considered. Transfer students may also be considered for institutional scholarships based on their admissions application information, transfer grade point average, and intended major. 
  • Foundation Scholarships: Foundation scholarships are funded through contributions made to the University from private donors. The specific eligibility requirements and stipulations regarding the awarding and renewal of these scholarships have been established by the donor and the University. For more information please visit the Foundation website. 
  • State Scholarships: State scholarships are funded by the State of Florida. The state determines the recipients, as well as when and how the awards are allocated. The University must confirm student eligibility. The most prominent example of a state-funded scholarship is the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. Students work with their high school guidance counselors to apply for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship prior to high school graduation. Click here to learn more about the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship and other state-sponsored programs. 

The following sites contain valuable information about scholarships available to UNF undergraduate students.

UNF Scholarships

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