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The Caring Awards

The Caring Award & The Halamandaris Caring Internship Award

Applications are due Friday, October 2, 2020.

Background

Each year since 1992, students have been nominated by their professors, supervisors or mentors to receive two prestigious awards. These students embody the spirit of caring, volunteerism, and humanitarianism. Finalists are chosen for each award and invited to an awards luncheon sponsored by Bank of America. These esteemed awards have been made possible through the generosity and establishment of an endowment by Hugh Jones, friends of Albert D. Ernest, Jr. and Barnett Bank of Jacksonville, N.A. (now Bank of America) for the Albert D. Ernest, Jr., Caring Award and the Bill and Angie Halamandaris Caring Internship at the Heart of America Foundation in Washington, DC.

The Caring Award

The Caring Award committee seeks to recognize a UNF student that embodies the spirit of caring, volunteerism, and humanitarianism. The award is an opportunity to recognize and honor the bright, dedicated, and selfless individuals who take the time and strive to make the world a better place to live.

 

The UNF student who is selected will receive a bronze sculpture created by the late Frank Eliscu, nationally known sculptor, designer of the Heisman Trophy, the Oval Office's Presidential Eagle and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The recipient will be honored during a commencement ceremony and will receive a donation made in their name to a charity of their choosing. All finalists are invited to attend an awards celebration.

Caring Award Criteria

The Caring Award Nominee must be:

  • Enrolled at UNF either full or part time
  • A junior, senior or graduate student in good academic standing with the University
  • Involved in University activities providing direct services to others and/or similar direct service involvement.
 

The Caring Award Nominee must demonstrate:

  • Intrinsic commitment to voluntary service
  • Initiative and innovation in problem-solving
  • Persistence in overcoming obstacles
  • Advocacy for change that alleviates, or considerably improves, the status quo
  • Continual caring exhibited in duration and impact of student's active contribution
 
Application

Student may apply by submitting the application, 500 word essay and a letter of recommendation from professor, supervisor, or mentor via AcademicWorks.Visit the UNF Foundation Scholarships website to complete the steps and register for AcademicWorks. Once registered, search for 'Caring Award' under the Opportunities. The Selection Committee will include representatives from UNF and the Jacksonville community. Finalists will be interviewed in-person. For questions, contact Emily Williamson at (904) 620-5384 or Emily.Williamson@unf.edu.

 

Applications are due Friday, October 2.

The Halamandaris Caring Internship

The Heart of America Foundation in Washington D.C.

Located in Washington D.C., the Heart of America FoundationĀ® was created to teach the values at the heart of America and to help people, particularly children, learn that they help themselves when they help others. The Heart of America Foundation is a national, nonsectarian, non-partisan, nonprofit, humanitarian organization that celebrates, honors, and empowers both young people and adults who enrich the human race with the quality of their lives.

 

UNF Foundation Honorary Board Member Hugh H. Jones Jr. established the Bill and Angie Halamandaris Endowment to fund an annual scholarship for a UNF student to intern at the Foundation for eight weeks. The student that is awarded this internship will receive a housing allowance and travel expenses to/from Washington, D.C. The intern will be involved in a variety of projects designed to inspire and enrich the lives and hearts of others.

Caring Internship Criteria

The Caring Internship Nominee must be:

  • Be enrolled as a junior or senior in good academic standing at UNF
  • Complete a FAFSA and demonstrate some degree of financial need
  • Agree to take a Business Ethics course

    (PHI 2630, PHI 3641, MAN 4701, MAN 4064 or HSA 4553)

 

The Caring Award Nominee must demonstrate:

  • A commitment to voluntary service
  • Initiative and innovation in problem-solving
  • Persistence in overcoming obstacles
  • Advocacy for change
 

Application

Students may apply by submitting the application, 500 word essay and a letter of recommendation from professor, supervisor, or mentor via AcademicWorks.Visit the UNF Foundation Scholarships website to complete the steps and register for AcademicWorks. Once registered, search for 'Halamandaris Caring Internship' under the Opportunities. The Selection Committee will include representatives from UNF and the Jacksonville community. Finalists will be interviewed in-person. For questions, contact Emily Williamson at (904) 620-5384 or Emily.Williamson@unf.edu.

 

Applications are due Friday, October 2.

Amani Marar

2017 Halamandaris Internship Recipient

"You funded a trip that afforded me invaluable growth, both personally and professionally.

Thank you for showing me the world through a different lens."

 

Amani in front of the Washington Monument Amani in a moving van with ladders