Undergraduate Scholarship Programs
The University of North Florida offers a comprehensive scholarship program to recruit and retain academically talented students. 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 as soon as possible after it becomes available online, October 1. This process can be completed online via the Department of Education's website at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Undergraduate scholarships may be categorized into three distinct areas: Institutional, Foundation and State Scholarships.
- Institutional Scholarships: All incoming first time in college (FTIC) students 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. Some scholarships also require a scholarship application. Transfer students may also be considered for institutional scholarships based on their admission application information, transfer grade point average and scholarship application.
- Foundation Scholarships: Foundation scholarships are funded through contributions made to the University from private donors. The specific eligibility requirements 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.