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Sarah Patterson Social Justice Memorial Scholarship


Please contact Dr. Jennifer Wesely (620-1685 or for additional information, including deadlines and how to obtain an application.




The Sarah Patterson Social Justice Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a UNF student in the College of Arts and Sciences who demonstrates campus or community advocacy for minority and/or LGBT populations, particularly in the pursuit of justice and equality. The annual award is $2,500 ($1,250 in fall and $1,250 in spring).

Selection Criteria

  1. Students eligible for such scholarships must:
    1. Meet admission requirements and be accepted by the University of North Florida, 
    2. Enroll with at least 9 semester hours each semester for undergraduates, or 6 for graduate students, 
    3. Have a major within the College of Arts and Sciences, 
    4. Maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate students, and 
    5. Be selected by a committee chosen by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. 
  2. Students awarded this scholarship must agree to: 
    1. Comply with all University regulations, rules, codes of conduct governing students on campus, 
    2. Consent to release grades to the Division of University Development and Alumni Engagement for the purpose of reporting to the donor, and 
    3. Remain in good standing as a student. 
  3. Required Application Attachments 
    1. Applicants must submit a completed application and a 1-2 page essay describing how he/she demonstrates advocacy or support for justice and equality among minority and/or LGBT populations. 
  4. Renewal 
    1. Current recipients may apply for renewal.

With Gratitude

We appreciate the many individual donors and companies whose charitable contributions helped UNF establish this scholarship in memory of Sarah Patterson. To make a personal gift, go to: