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Thomas Dodson Biology Fellowship


Established in 2007 by Tom and Jean Dodson, this gift establishes a fellowship for graduate students in the Department of Biology who are majoring in the area of environmental sciences. This is the University’s first endowed Biology Fellowship.


Selection Criteria:

1. Students eligible for such scholarships must:

  • Meet Graduate School admissions requirements and be accepted to the University of North Florida,
  • Be enrolled as a graduate student in the Department of Biology,
  • Declare a major in the area of environmental sciences, and
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

2. Students awarded this scholarship must also agree to:

  • Enroll full time each semester (at least 9 semester hours),
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0,
  • Comply with all University regulations, rules, and codes of conduct governing students on campus,
  • Consent to release grades to the Division of Institutional Advancement for the purpose of reporting to the donor, and
  • Remain in good standing as a student

3. Required Application Attachments  

  • One page essay, including career aspirations.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

4. Renewal

  • Yes, with preference. No more than four semesters.