Skip to Main Content

Endowments

 
The impact of endowed gifts to the University of North Florida can be seen every day through the success of our students and our alumni. For decades, donors to UNF have helped lift financial burdens and made college possible for many, while also providing opportunities for life-changing academic endeavors.

 

Each endowed fund at UNF plays a role in our greater mission. Together, they open doors for students, support their successes and enable faculty members and students to work together in the discovery and application of knowledge. Some endowments fund real-world experiences for students that help prepare them for their careers, while encouraging engagement in the local community and beyond.

 

Since opening our doors in 1972, the University of North Florida has grown in size and reputation. National rankings routinely list UNF among top universities recognized for quality and value. So many have played a role in that success, from our outstanding faculty and staff to our motivated students, and certainly all those who have provided support to the University.

 

We extend our sincere appreciation to those listed in this directory of endowments, as well as all current and future donors to UNF. We are proud of the legacy of philanthropy developing at the University of North Florida, and all that is made possible through this generous support.

Directory of Endowments: A - B      

A

 

ACCOUNTING PRINCIPALS Scholarship

Established in 2004, this gift provides scholarships for full-time students majoring in accounting. It was originally established by MPS Group Inc., which was acquired by Adecco Group North America, a recruiting and workforce solutions company with more than 900 offices in North America and a professional staffing center in Jacksonville.

 

SCOT ACKERMAN Community Health Scholarship Endowment

This endowment was created by Dr. Scot Ackerman to fund scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in either Community Health or Public Health within the Brooks College of Health. A board certified radiation oncologist, Dr. Ackerman established the Ackerman Cancer Center offering proton therapy in Jacksonville.

 

CYNTHIA A. ALDERSON Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2011 in memory of retired Navy Cmdr. Cynthia Alderson, this gift provides scholarships for military veterans. Alderson was the inaugural director of UNF’s Military and Veterans Resource Center. She passed away in 2011 after a military and education career spanning 36 years. Many UNF staff and faculty donated to this fund.

 

TED R. ALLAIRE Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2012 in memory of Ted R. Allaire by Christie and Kent Stermon and the Allaire family, this scholarship supports students in such areas as the Coggin College of Business’ Transportation and Logistics program, First Generation students and Dreams Come True survivors.

 

JOHN J. ALLEN 1+1=3 or More Scholarship

Established in 2009, this gift provides undergraduate scholarships. Jack Allen has served as a member of the UNF Foundation Board and a generous supporter of UNF for many years. The scholarship promotes critical thinking, creative solutions and new ideas to enhance life.

 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD of DIRECTORS Endowment

This scholarship is a merit-based award for transfer students that dates back to 2001, when the Alumni Association Board of Directors first conceived the idea. UNF was originally an upper division-only institution, and several alumni on the Board came to UNF with their associate degrees. Believing there were many opportunities for freshmen to receive scholarships, they wanted to establish one for transfer students— as they had been.

 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Scholarship

Established in 1985 by members of the UNF Alumni Association, this scholarship assists outstanding first-time-in- college and transfer students. Alumni continue to add to this fund to increase the number of scholarships available.

 

AMERICAN SOCIETY of HIGHWAY ENGINEERS Scholarship

Established in 2003, this gift provides scholarships for students with a declared interest in majoring in engineering. Preference is given to students who live in Northeast Florida and are pursuing a transportation focus in civil engineering or construction management.

 

B. MICHAEL ANDREU Scholarship

This gift was established in 1985 by family, friends and co- workers in memory of former UNF administrator Mike Andreu, an avid marathon runner. This scholarship is for currently enrolled female athletes who are academically strong and exhibit motivation beyond the expected.

 

ELEANOR H. and THOMAS F. ARETZ Nursing Scholarship

Established in 2003 by the estate of Eleanor and Thomas Aretz, this gift provides scholarships to students majoring in nursing. Thomas was seriously injured in the early ‘80s and went through rehabilitation with the help of outstanding nursing care.

 

ARTS and SCIENCES Transformational Learning Scholarship

Established in 2009 by members of the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council, this endowment provides scholarships for College of Arts and Sciences students to participate in University-approved Transformational Learning Opportunities.

 

ASHLAND-HERCULES WATER TECHNOLOGIES Engineering Scholarship

Established by the former Betz PaperChem in 1994, this scholarship is for students majoring in engineering in the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction.

 

ASHLAND-HERCULES WATER TECHNOLOGIES Sciences Scholarship

Established by the former Betz PaperChem in 1994, this scholarship is for students majoring in chemistry, biology or physics in the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

AT&T Florida Scholarship

Established in 1989, this scholarship is awarded to entering freshmen majoring in business, education, computing sciences or engineering from areas served by AT&T.

 

ATHLETIC TRAINING and PHYSICAL THERAPY Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2002 to attract outstanding students who have declared majors in physical therapy or athletic training. Major funding for this endowment was provided by Constance S. Green in memory of her husband, C. Stanton Green, M.D.

 

AULD & WHITE Economic Venture Fund

Established in 2010 by Ed White Jr. and Steven W. Auld of Auld & White Constructors, LLC, this gift provides funding to the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction to enhance and promote long-term economic growth in Northeast Florida through support for engineering and computing initiatives.

 

ED AUSTIN Fellowship

Established in 1996 by friends to honor the former state attorney and Jacksonville mayor, this fellowship is awarded to graduate students pursuing degrees in government studies, such as a master’s in public administration.

 

B            

BANK of AMERICA Community Scholars Program

Established in 2002, this gift provides need-based scholarships for students of merit from Florida.

 

BANK of AMERICA Information Technology Professorship

Created in 1998 with a gift originally from Barnett Bank in 1991, this fund provides a professorship to teach and conduct research in the fields of information technology and information systems, to serve as a mentor to recipients of the Bank of America Scholarships and to serve as director of the Bank of America Institute.

 

BANK of AMERICA Take Stock in Children Scholarship

This scholarship, established in 1998, is designed to assist students who participate in the Bank of America Take Stock in Children program.

 

BAPTIST HEALTH SYSTEM MSN Fellowship

Established in 2002, this gift provides fellowships to students pursuing Master of Science degrees in nursing.

 

MARIANNE B. and LEHMAN W. BARNES Scholarship

Established in 2007, this gift provides scholarships for undergraduate secondary science education or middle school math/science majors and fellowships for graduate students who declare an emphasis in science education. Both Marianne and Lehman were longtime faculty members in the College of Education and Human Services.

 

JOHN BARRETT Scholarship

Established in 2001 by John Barrett (B.B.A. ’73), this gift provides long-term scholarship funding for UNF Athletics.

 

TRAVIS R. BATES Memorial History Scholarship

Established in memory of Travis Bates in 2016 by his family including his mother, Freda Parker, his father, Bruce Bates, and his brother, Tracy Bates. Despite a 2008 cancer diagnosis, Travis completed a bachelor’s degree in history in 2012 and a master’s degree in history in 2014. This endowment funds scholarships for high performing students pursuing degrees in history.

 

JAMES R. BELYEA Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Established in 2012, this scholarship was created by the Cascone Family Foundation in memory of family member James Belyea. James played baseball at UNF and remained active with the UNF Athletic program after he graduated in 2007. James was teaching at Sandalwood High School when he died in a traffic accident. This scholarship will provide support to the UNF baseball players who attended either Englewood High School or Sandalwood High School.

 

bestbet Scholarship 

Established in 1998 by Mary Patton and family, this endowment provides scholarships for graduates of KIPP schools.

 

KRISTA D. BLACKLEDGE Scholarship Endowment

Established in 2012, this gift provides UNF College of Computing, Engineering and Construction students with scholarship support. The gift was provided by Krista Dawn Blackledge. Eligible students need to earn a GPA of 3.0 and be an active member of the UNF student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, which allows both men and women to be members.

 

ELEANOR and LEONARD BLANCHART Maritime Scholarship

This fund was established in 1989 by former merchant marine and river pilot Capt. Leonard Blanchart and his wife, Eleanor, to honor their daughters, graduates of Bishop Kenny High School. Graduates from Bishop Kenny, Bishop Snyder, St. Joseph (St. Augustine), Trinity Christian, University Christian or Episcopal high schools–who have high GPAs and evidence of financial need are eligible.

 

CARMELLINA BORGES, RN and VICTOR BORGES, MD, Clinical Fellowship Endowment

This fellowship was created in 2016 by Dr. Victor Borges to fund graduate students pursing clinical doctoral degrees within the Brooks College of Health. Dr. Borges’ late wife, Carmellina Borges, worked as a RN for many years and this gift honors her memory.

 

STEVEN BOROWIEC Memorial Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship is in memory of UNF alumnus and former dean of Continuing Education Steven Borowiec and was established by his parents, John and Judith Borowiec, along with many of his friends in the community. The scholarship supports students majoring in communication with at least a 3.0 grade point average.

 

RAYMOND D. BOWMAN Fund for Environmental Center

This endowment was established in 2007 by Charles M. and Jennifer L. Ged. “Chuck” Ged (B.A. ’86) to honor UNF chemistry professor, Dr. Ray Bowman, the founding director of the Environmental Center. The fund allows the director of the Environmental Center to support research projects, center programs, scholarships, curriculum development and equipment purchases.

 

CROWTHER MANN BOYD and IDA BROWARD BOYD Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2012 by Ida Broward Boyd following her death through a generous $1 million bequest to the University, this fund provides scholarships to students who are attending college for the first time. A world traveler, she believed every young person should have the opportunity to attend college and discover the world.

 

KEY BRADBURY Endowed Nursing Fellowship

Established in 2017, this award provides fellowship funding to full-time graduate students pursuing a degree in a STEM related field and have demonstrated leadership throughout their undergraduate college years. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need. 

 

KEY BRADBURY Endowed STEM Fellowship 

Established in 2017, this award provides fellowship funding to full-time graduate students pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Anesthetist degree and have demonstrated leadership throughout their undergraduate college years. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need. 

 

BRAGAN FAMILY Endowed Baseball Scholarship

Peter “Pedro” Bragan Jr. created this endowment in 2016 to support UNF Baseball student-athletes who graduated from a high school in the Northeast Florida five county region. Pedro’s family owned and managed the Jacksonville Suns Baseball Team (Double-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins) from 1984 through 2015.

 

CATHERINE and LEWIS B. BRANTLEY Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship

Established in 2012 by Catherine Brantley, this gift provides merit- and need-based scholarships, with preferred giving to previous Catherine Brantley scholars who want to continue their studies at the graduate level. Lewis Brantley was a well-known community and political figure in Florida.

 

DONNA JOY BRECHLER Nursing Scholarship

Established in 2005, this gift provides merit-based scholarships for students in the nursing program. Robert Brechler, former board member of Methodist Medical Center (now UF Health Jacksonville), made the gift in honor of his daughter-in-law, Donna Brechler.

 

BROOKS COLLEGE of HEALTH Academic Program Enhancement

Established in 2008 by Dr. Patricia H. Foster, this gift provides support for research projects, academic programs, scholarships, curriculum development and equipment purchases. Foster, served as a UNF faculty member for more than 30 years, and held a number of positions in the Brooks College of Health including chair of the Department of Nursing. In 1999, the college established the Patricia H. Foster Graduate Research Fellowship in Nursing to honor her work.

 

BROOKS COLLEGE of HEALTH Fund

This endowment produces unrestricted funds designated by the dean of the Brooks College of Health for specific uses, such as research, student scholarships and faculty and staff awards.

 

BROOKS COLLEGE of HEALTH Physical Therapy and Nursing Professorships

Established in 2006, this fund provides six professorships. Four endowed faculty positions are designated for support of faculty members whose teaching and/or research accomplishments are recognized by their peers or for new faculty with great potential in the physical therapy discipline. Two professorships are designated to be awarded to outstanding nursing faculty.

 

BROOKS HEALTH SYSTEM Professorship

Established by J. Brooks Brown, M.D., who was chairman and CEO of Brooks Health System (formerly Genesis Health Inc.), this gift funds five professorships within the Brooks College of Health.

 

BROOKS HEALTH SYSTEM Scholarship

Established by Brooks Health System (formerly Genesis Health Inc.) chairman and CEO J. Brooks Brown, M.D., scholarships are awarded to full-time students in the rehabilitation professions, including physical therapy, nursing, athletic training and rehabilitation counseling.

 

JOHN H. BROOKS Men’s Golf Scholarship

Established in 2008 by close friend John T. Hayt, this gift supports the UNF men’s golf program in recognition of John H. Brooks (B.A. ’84), UNF’s first golf coach. Brooks was an integral part of the golf program during its early years, first as a team member, then as head coach. Inducted into the UNF Athletics Hall of Fame, Brooks led the UNF golf team to the NAIA National Championship in both 1991 and 1993.

 

ANNA L. and DAVID S. BROSCHE Fellowship

Established in 2010, this gift by Anna L. (B.B.A. ’93, M. Acc. ’95) and David S. Brosche funds a fellowship for a graduate student in the Master of Accountancy program in the Coggin College of Business. Anna Brosche, who received her bachelor’s degree in business administration and her master’s degree in accountancy from UNF, has served with the Coggin College Alumni Chapter and on the UNF Foundation Board.

 

THE HUNDRED CLUB of BROWARD COUNTY Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was created in 2016 to provide scholarship funding for UNF students who are dependents of Broward County law enforcement officers, firefighters, peace officers or veterans living in Broward County.

 

BROWN, TERRELL HOGAN et al Pre-Law Visiting Professorship

This professorship was established in 1996 by the law firm to support the social responsibility course and guest lectures in the Pre-Law Program.

 

DR. ARTHUR ‘BUSTER’ BROWNING Scholarship

Established in 2004 in Dr. Arthur Browning’s honor, this gift provides scholarships for student-athletes in good academic and athletic standing. Browning served as a three- time president and longtime member of the Osprey Club, which is the UNF Athletics’ booster organization. In addition, Browning was recognized for his support of UNF Athletics with the naming of the Dr. Arthur “Buster” Browning Athletic Rehabilitation and Training Center.

Directory of Endowments: C - D      

CASCONE FAMILY Study Abroad Scholarship (College of Arts and Sciences) 

Established in 2007 by the Cascone Family Foundation, this gift provides scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students declaring a major or minor in a foreign language who have a UNF-approved study abroad trip scheduled to be completed before their last semester.

 

CASCONE FAMILY Study Abroad Scholarship (Coggin College of Business)

Established in 2007 by the Cascone Family Foundation, this gift provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students with a major or minor in business who have a UNF- approved study abroad trip scheduled to be completed before their last semester.

 

CATHERINE E. CASE Memorial Scholarship

Her parents established the fund in memory of Catherine who was killed by a drunk driver in 2012. This scholarship was created to support biology students pursuing an undergraduate degree.

 

CENTER for MEMBRANE PHYSICS

Established in 1990 by Dr. Jay Huebner, a former UNF professor of natural sciences, this gift promotes research in the physical processes of cell membranes. Huebner was a founding faculty member.

  

PAMELA S. CHALLY Dean’s Distinguished Professorship

Established in 2006 by Brooks Rehabilitation in honor of the college’s second dean, Dr. Pam Chally, this gift funds a distinguished professor for the dean in the Brooks College of Health. The endowment will provide the dean with resources to support teaching and research and/or initiate and sustain innovative programs.

 

PAMELA S. CHALLY Endowed Scholarship

Established by Dr. Pam Chally, former dean of the Brooks College of Health, this gift provides funding for junior and senior level students in the Brooks College of Health. 

 

CLARKE and COOPER Family Scholarship

Established in 2006 by Roy Clarke Jr. and Iris Cooper McGuffin in memory of their parents, this gift provides scholarships in two colleges: The Roy and Hazel Clarke Scholarship for students in the College of Education and Human Services and The Evelyn Cooper Nursing Scholarship for students in the Brooks College of Health.

 

CMC - MAIN STREET AMERICA GROUP Career Management

Established in 2007 by the Main Street America Group, a Jacksonville-based property-casualty insurance carrier, this gift supports the Coggin College of Business Career Management Center, which helps employers identify and recruit UNF students.

 

ROSE and FRED COBB Scholarship

Established in 1993 by local attorney and longtime UNF Foundation Board member James Cobb and his wife, Virginia, in memory of his parents, this scholarship is available for outstanding Robert E. Lee High School graduates with financial need.

 

BLANCHE B. and LUTHER W. COGGIN and FAMILY Fund

Established in 2002 by Blanche B. and Luther W. Coggin and family, this gift provides funding for graduate fellowships, a distinguished dean professorship, a distinguished accounting professorship, a distinguished marketing professorship and a professorship named in honor of Earle C. Traynham, the fifth dean of the Coggin College of Business. In recognition of their generosity, the University named the college after the Coggins.

 

BLANCHE B. and LUTHER W. COGGIN Professorship of Management

This gift was established in 1997 by the Coggins to enhance management education in the Coggin College of Business. The Coggins are leaders in the automotive industry.

 

BLANCHE B. and LUTHER W. COGGIN Scholarship in Business Administration 

Established in 1997 by the Coggins, for whom the college is named, these scholarships are for students majoring in business.

 

COGGIN COLLEGE of BUSINESS Building and Technology Enhancement Fund

Established in 2002 by alumni and friends of the Coggin College of Business, this gift provides a continuing source of funds for the latest technology and related expenditures for the college to maintain the finest technologically equipped business school in the state.

 

COGGIN COLLEGE of BUSINESS Graduate Programs Business Scholarships

These scholarships were established in 2002 by the Coggin Graduate Business Alumni Club to provide scholarship and fellowship support. Alumni contribute each year to this fund to build the endowment.

 

COLLEGE of ARTS and SCIENCES Transformational Learning Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Leslie W. and Soloman G. Brotman and Phillip R. Burnaman to support Transformational Learning Opportunities within the College of Arts and Sciences, such as study abroad, research or other experiences.

 

COLLEGE of EDUCATION and HUMAN SERVICES Dean’s Education Advisory Council Scholarship

Established in 2004, this gift provides scholarships for students majoring in education. The endowment is funded by the Dean’s Education Advisory Council Community Leaders.

 

COLLEGE of EDUCATION and HUMAN SERVICES Dean’s Venture Fund

Established in 2008, this fund provides discretionary funding support for programs and outreach projects in the College of Education and Human Services. Initiatives include academic program enhancements, curriculum development, research projects and equipment purchases.

 

COLLEGE of EDUCATION and HUMAN SERVICES Scholarship/Fellowship

Established in 1996 by alumni, faculty and friends of the College of Education and Human Services, this scholarship/fellowship is awarded to a UNF senior majoring in education or a COEHS graduate student near the completion of his or her program.

 

COKER, MYERS et al Pre-Law Visiting Professorship

Established in 1997 by this law firm, this gift supports the mock trial course and a visiting professorship in the Pre-Law Program.

 

EDDIE L. COLLINS JR. Sociology and Anthropology Scholarship

Established in 2011 by retired UNF faculty member Eddie L. Collins Jr. and his friends and family, this gift provides scholarships for students majoring in sociology or anthropology. Collins was a founding faculty member.

 

COMMANDER FAMILY Scholarship

Established in 2003 by Vicky C. and Charles E. Commander III, this gift funds merit- and need-based scholarships to support the president’s goal of attracting outstanding students to UNF.

 

COMMUNITY FIRST CREDIT UNION Scholarship

Established in 2002, this gift provides scholarships for students majoring in pre-k/primary education, elementary education, special education or secondary education.

 

BBVA COMPASS BANK Scholarship in International Business

Established in 2002, this gift provides scholarships for students majoring in international business. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA.

 

CONVERGYS Scholarship

Established by the former AT&T American Transtech in 1986, this scholarship provides tuition and books for successful full- time juniors and seniors seeking degrees in computing and information sciences.

 

CRAWFORD Early Childhood Research and Education Distinguished Professorship

Established in 2003 by Toni and Andy Crawford in the Florida Institute of Education at UNF, this gift creates a distinguished professorship in the area of early childhood learning. The distinguished professorship supports early learning initiatives such as applied research, academic programs, curriculum development and equipment purchases.

 

CSX TRANSPORTATION Scholarship

Established in 2001, this unrestricted gift supports and strengthens academic programs at the University through the creation of a scholarship endowment. The purpose is to attract need-based students entering college for the first time.

D 

 

EDGAR DANCIGER Scholarship

Established in 2003 by the former president of Florida Wire and Cable, Edgar Danciger, this scholarship is for electrical or mechanical engineering students. Recipients are chosen by electrical engineering and mechanical engineering faculty on the basis of engineering aptitude and financial need.

 

STEPHEN DANDRIDGE Memorial Baseball Scholarship

Established in 2007 by Mr. and Mrs. Bernard E. Dandridge in memory of Stephen Dandridge, this gift provides scholarships for student-athletes who play baseball, with preference given to graduates of Orange Park High School or other Clay County high schools. Stephen had been offered a letter of intent to play baseball for UNF but passed away before he could join the team.

 

SUZAN V. DAVID Nursing Scholarship

Established in 2005, this gift provides need-based scholarships for nursing students. Laurie D. Villa made the gift in honor of her mother, Suzan David, who was a nurse and hospital administrator.

 

LISA M. DAVIS Student Athlete Endowed Scholarship

UNF alumna and former softball player, Lisa Davis, established this endowed scholarship to support student-athletes competing in one of the following sports: softball, sand or hardcourt volleyball, women’s golf or women’s basketball.

 

MARK AND ERYN DAWKINS Endowed Scholarship

 Established in 2017 by Coggin College of Business Dean Mark Dawkins and his wife Eryn, this gift provides scholarships for Coggin College of Business students who are members of the African American Student Union, Latin American Student Organization, Rasine Kreyol National Association, or Association of Latino Professionals for America.

 

DEAN’S PROFESSORSHIP IN CAREER MANAGEMENT

Established in 2005 by David A. Smith (B.B.A, ’82) and PSS World Medical Inc., this gift provides a professorship in career management at the Coggin College of Business, allowing the dean of the college to offer enhanced capabilities for students in the college’s Career Management Center.

 

JIM DELANEY FAMILY Athletic Program 

Established in 2008, this gift is funded by family and friends of Jim Delaney, the father of UNF President John A. Delaney. It includes contributions from the UNF Osprey Club to provide unrestricted financial support for the UNF Intercollegiate Athletics Program at the discretion of the director of intercollegiate athletics.

 

MAYOR JOHN A. DELANEY Higher Education Leadership Program (H.E.L.P.)

Established in 2003, this need-based scholarship is awarded to students majoring in engineering or construction management. Preference is given to students who live in publicly assisted housing or HabiJax homes, those who attended Robert E. Lee High School and the SECME program, or first-time-in-college high school graduates.

 

JOHN A. DELANEY Presidential Professorship 

Established in 2003, this gift from Joan Wellhouse Newton, Martin E. Stein Jr., Robert L. Stein and Richard W. Stein created a professorship to be awarded at the discretion of UNF presidents for the purpose of recognizing faculty achievements through recruitment and retention of outstanding scholars.

 

DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER Fund for Excellence

Established in 2013, the creation of this endowment provides assistance and promotes academic achievement among the students of the Disability Resource Center (DRC). The DRC ensures that all students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities at UNF.

 

DONALD W. and CAROL S. DITZENBERGER Endowed Fellowship

This fellowship was established by Donald W. and Carol S. Ditzenberger in 2015. The fellowship supports graduate students enrolled in the Taylor Engineering Research Institute Coastal and Port Program.

 

DIXON HUGHES GOODMAN Accounting Scholarship

Established in 2001 by the former accounting firm of Presser, Lahnen and Edelman, this gift is for Coggin College of Business accounting students planning to pursue a public accounting career in Jacksonville. Students must maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA and must also be active members in Alpha Sigma Pi.

 

J. 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.

 

BETTY L. DONAHUE and LONETTE D. SEATON Endowed Scholarship

The two sisters created this endowment in support of the First Generation Scholarship program, with first preference going to students in the Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship program.

 

DOTTIE DORION Nursing Scholarship 

Established by Dottie and George Dorion in 2004, this gift provides scholarships/fellowships for Brooks College of Health students majoring in nursing. Preference is given to students enrolled in the nurse practitioner program.

 

DOTTIE DORION Scholarship

Established by Dottie and George Dorion, strong supporters of athletics, this scholarship was designed to encourage role models for younger competitors. The award is given annually to a deserving member of one of the women’s athletics teams who makes a major contribution to UNF sports through academic excellence, competitive spirit and outstanding athletic achievement.

 

GEORGE H. DORION First Generation Endowed Scholarship

 This need-based scholarship for First Generation students honors Dr. George Dorion who was a First Generation scholar. He graduated from Williams College, Phi Beta Kappa, and earned a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry from Yale University.

 

LISANNE DORION Scholarship

Established by George and Dottie Dorion in honor of their daughter, this scholarship recognizes commitment to team unity and pride, and is given to a member of one of the women’s athletics teams who demonstrates individual perseverance and modesty while achieving excellence in academics, athletics and extracurricular activities.

 

DEBRA DOUGHTY and JASON PANIDES Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2004 by family and friends, this gift provides scholarships for students in the graduate or undergraduate nutrition program at UNF. Debra Doughty (B.S.H. ’00) died from cancer shortly after graduating from UNF’s nutrition program.

 

FREDERICA SWEENEY DREWA Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2003 by William W. Gay, this gift provides scholarships for students in the nursing program. Mrs. Drewa was the wife of Marcus Drewa, a highly respected healthcare executive in Jacksonville and Gay’s friend.

 

MARCUS E. DREWA Distinguished Professorship

This gift was established in 2000 by friends of Marcus Drewa, former Methodist Medical Center president, to provide a distinguished endowed faculty position in healthcare administration.

 

ALFRED I. DUPONT Foundation Scholarship 

Established in 2005, this gift provides scholarships for students in financial need. Scholarship priority is given to students in the following counties: Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns, Putnam, Flagler and Clay.

 

Directory of Endowments: E - H

E             

CYNTHIA G. EDELMAN FAMILY Foundation Scholarship

Established in 2010, this gift provides scholarships under The Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship program to first-time-in-college students who graduate from a Duval County public high school.

 

EDUCATOR PREPARATION INITIATIVE

Established in 2009 by The Schultz Foundation, this gift provides discretionary funds to the dean of the College of Education and Human Services for the purpose of supporting the Education Preparation Initiative in the college. The dean may support research projects, academic programs, curriculum development and equipment purchases.

 

EISEN Experiential Learning Endowment

This fund was established in 2014 by Judith S. Eisen (M.A. ’78) to support short-term education experiences for students that take them outside of the classroom.

 

JUDY and SAUL EISEN Study Abroad Scholarships

Established in 2012 by UNF alumna Judy Eisen, this gift provides scholarships to students majoring or expressing an intent to major in art with a concentration in painting, drawing and printmaking and who plan to participate in a UNF- approved study abroad program. Judy created the scholarship in memory of her husband Saul, a longtime donor of the Department of Art and Design.

 

EISMAN & RUSSO Student Competition Endowed Fund

This fund supports student participation in professional competition programs and activities from the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction. These competition programs include, but are not limited to, Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge and Osprey Racing. The fund was established in 2014.

 

ELKINS CONSTRUCTORS Scholarship

Established in 2002, this endowment provides assistance and promotes academic achievement among undergraduate candidates in building construction management and civil engineering.

 

ALBERT D. ERNEST JR. Caring Award

Conceived by former Barnett Bank of Jacksonville President Hugh H. Jones Jr., and established in 2002, this award recognizes UNF students who personify the spirit of humanitarianism and volunteerism inspired by Albert D. Ernest Jr., former Barnett Bank Inc. president and chief operating officer.

 

DR. CASSANDRA ETGETON Endowed Math Education Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Etgeton by her family and friends after her death in 2013. The scholarship is for juniors and seniors in the College of Education and Human Services majoring in math education who demonstrate financial need.

 

F

FACULTY ENHANCEMENT Fund

Established in 2007 by Dr. R. Bruce Taylor, former chair of the UNF Board of Trustees, this gift provides support for faculty in their activities of teaching, research and public service. The fund is specifically designed to attract and retain outstanding faculty.

 

FALLOON Study Abroad Scholarship

Established in 2010 by Niall Falloon, this gift provides funding for UNF-approved study abroad scholarships to non-English-speaking countries for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Falloon received his master’s degree in English from UNF.

 

GARY and SANDY FANE Faculty Development Fund Endowment

Mitch Fane and Malinda Prudencio created this endowment in 2015 in honor of their parents, Gary and Sandy Fane. Gary Fane joined UNF as a founding faculty member and served as a professor of accounting within the Coggin College of Business. He also served as interim dean of the College for a year.

 

ANDREW FARKAS Library Resources Fund

This endowment was established in 2006 to create a library acquisition fund to be used at the discretion of the library director. Farkas was the founding director of the UNF library.

 

DEON and R. ERNEST FERRELL Scholarship

Established by local physician, Dr. R. Ernest Ferrell, and his wife, Deon (B.S.N. ’93), this scholarship assists current graduates of Andrew Jackson High School. Since Ferrell was a 1961 Andrew Jackson alumnus, the scholarship is also available to his classmates’ children and grandchildren. Preference is given to students planning to study pre- medicine, nursing, healthcare and related professions, as well as biological or physical sciences.

 

FIRST COAST MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION Engineering Scholarship

Established in 1999 by the First Coast Manufacturers Association, this scholarship fund provides assistance to full-time rising junior or seniors in the electrical, civil and mechanical engineering programs in the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction.

 

FIS Professorship

Established in 2000, this gift creates the Fidelity National Financial Distinguished Professorship in Computing and Information Science. The focus of the professor’s activities is to enhance the college by working closely with students, professional organizations and companies on innovative projects.

 

FIS Scholarship

Established in 2000 as a tribute to David M. Hicks, former president and owner of Computer Power Inc., which was subsequently acquired by Fidelity National Financial, this scholarship is awarded to students who live in publicly assisted housing or comparable private housing, such as HabiJax.

 

FLORIDA BLUE CENTER for ETHICS

Professorship and Scholarship/Fellowship Established in 2002, this gift provides professorships at the levels of distinguished and visiting, in addition to several faculty fellows and scholarships. The purpose of the center is to teach and research ethics in a variety of areas, including business, government and healthcare.

 

FLORIDA BLUE Distinguished Professorship

Established in 2006, this strategic endowment provides a nursing professorship in the Brooks College of Health. The professorship addresses the country’s nursing shortage by training prospective nursing faculty.

 

FLORIDA GROCERY MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES Endowed Scholarship in Business

This scholarship was established in 2014 to support students enrolled in the Coggin College of Business.

 

FLORIDA SCHOOL BOOK DEPOSITORY Graduate Fellowship

Established by James Van Etten Bent, CEO of the depository, and its board of directors in 1998, this fellowship assists full- and part-time students at both the doctoral and master’s degree levels to complete graduate studies in education.

 

PATRICIA H. FOSTER Graduate Nurse Research Fellowship

Established in 1999 by friends of the Brooks College of Health, this gift provides fellowships to full-time graduate students in the nursing program as they complete their theses/research projects.

G

 

GABOR Award

Established by Frank Gabor, chair of the Gabor Agency insurance firm, this gift provides monetary awards for exemplary UNF employees. The Gabor Award recognizes job performance, professional development and the ability to inspire commitment, teamwork and cooperation within the campus community.

 

RAYMOND W. GAGE III Endowed Scholarship

A memorial scholarship available to senior level students who are business majors in the Coggin College of Business.

 

GANDHI MEMORIAL SOCIETY Scholarship

Established in 2010 by the Gandhi Memorial Society of Jacksonville, this fund provides need-based scholarships to students who demonstrate a commitment to nonviolence through humanitarian and community-service organizations.

 

GATE PETROLEUM COMPANY Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Established in 2005 by Herb Peyton and his company, this gift provides scholarships for students who are members of UNF Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) or participate in a future entrepreneurial program established in the Coggin College of Business.

 

MIKE GIBBS Memorial Soccer Scholarship

Established in 2004, this gift provides scholarships for soccer student-athletes in good academic and athletic standing. When he was a sophomore, Gibbs was struck by a vehicle during training and later died of complications resulting from the accident. Family and friends contributed to his memorial fund.

 

MAYOR JAKE GODBOLD Scholarship

Established in 1987 by community friends and supporters as a tribute to the former Jacksonville mayor’s legacy of governance, this need-based scholarship assists two local students each year who are academic high achievers and exemplify leadership as student-citizens.

 

THE GOODWIN Scholarship

Established in 2008 by Nina and Paul Goodwin, this gift provides funding for The Jacksonville Commitment scholarship program. Paul Goodwin, a retired CSX executive, has had a longtime affiliation with the University as a donor and Foundation Board member.

 

H            

ANGIE and BILL HALAMANDARIS Scholarship

Established in 2002 by Hugh Jones Jr. in honor of Angie and Bill Halamandaris, this gift provides scholarships to interns at the Heart of America Foundation in Washington, D.C., or similar educational organizations.

 

LEE and MINDY HANNA Men’s Golf Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Lee and Mindy Hanna to enhance the men’s golf program, which will allow them to recruit in-state students at the highest level. It was established in 2014.

 

DOUG HARMON Baseball Scholarship

Established in 2006 by the Friends of Doug Harmon to memorialize one of UNF’s greatest baseball fans, this gift provides scholarships for members of the UNF baseball team. Doug Harmon was the first president of the Osprey Club. Harmon Stadium is named in his honor.

 

DONNA L. HARPER Professorship in Business Administration

Established by Donna L. Harper (B.B.A. ’89, M.H.R.M. ’91) in 1999, this professorship supports academic programs in business and further enhances the knowledge of undergraduate and graduate students by inviting respected professionals from the business community to participate in classroom lectures.

 

HASKELL Scholarship

Established in 2001 by the Haskell Company, this scholarship supports students majoring in construction management, engineering and computer and information sciences.

 

GERRI and JOHN HAYT Athletic Scholarship

Established in 2005 by the longtime boosters, the Hayts’ gift provides scholarships for student-athletes participating in any sport at UNF. The importance of this endowment is that it allows great flexibility to attract student-athletes in a growing Division I athletics program.

 

ELIZABETH M. HEAD Global MBA Endowed Fellowship

This fellowship is a tribute to former UNF Associate Vice President Elizabeth Head’s many years of service as a successful fundraiser for both its international business and global M.B.A. programs. This fellowship, launched with an initial gift by UNF professor Dr. Jeffrey Michelman and his wife, Maureen, offers students the opportunity to study in Germany, Poland, China and at UNF while receiving two master’s degrees.

 

TOM HEALY Golf Scholarship

Established in 2005 by Tom Healy along with family and friends, this gift provides scholarships for student-athletes who are on the golf team at UNF. Healy was a founding faculty member who held numerous administrative positions, including UNF athletics director from 1985 to 1988, while serving the University for more than 25 years.

 

HEIN FAMILY Endowment

Founding UNF faculty member John M. Hein and his sister, Susan Lee Hein, entered into a scholarship agreement in 2004 to memorialize their father, William Clinton Hein, and his family by establishing scholarships and fellowships in the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction. Preference is given to engineering majors. The endowment was created in 2012.

 

HENDRICKS DAY SCHOOL LEGACY Scholarship Endowment 

Established in 2017 this gift provides scholarships for students who attended Hendricks Day School.

 

BILL AND YVONNE HERROLD Endowed Scholarship

This need-based scholarship provides funding to junior or senior undergraduates with a declared major in elementary education in the College of Education and Human Services.

 

HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (H.E.L.P.) Scholarship 

Established by the Northeast Florida Engineers Week Committee in 2005, this gift provides scholarships for students who declare an interest in majoring in engineering and becoming a member of an engineering-related club or society. Funding comes from local engineering and technology companies.

 

ADAM W. HERBERT Scholarship

Established by faculty and friends in 1998, along with Herbert, this gift honors UNF’s third president and former chancellor of the State University System of Florida. Preference is given to Duval County high school graduates with demonstrated financial need.

 

LEX HESTER Fellowship for Public Administration

Established in 2004, this gift by the friends of Lex Hester provides a fellowship for a graduate student seeking a master’s in public administration. Hester was a longtime public official and highly respected leader in Northeast Florida.  

 

ANN C. HICKS Merit Scholarship

Established in 2002 by an anonymous donor, this scholarship is designed to attract outstanding students to the University of North Florida. Preference is given to first-time-in-college high school graduates, with consideration given to outstanding college transfer students.

 

THE HICKS HONORS COLLEGE Endowment

Ann and David Hicks’ 2015 gift established the Hicks Honors College creating UNF’s sixth college. This endowment supports the Hicks Honors College students who participate in study abroad experiences and other unique learning experiences. The endowment also supports Hicks Honor College students who are selected as Hicks Fellows and who work closely with an assigned faculty mentor.

 

HICKS-GRAY Scholarship

Established in 1997 by business and community leaders Ann (B.A. ’95) and David Hicks, the scholarship has two specific purposes. Hicks scholars are students who live in publicly assisted housing or comparable private housing such as HabiJax homes. Gray scholars are students recognized as outstanding entering freshmen intending to major in the College of Arts and Sciences. Gray scholars are named in honor of the Rev. Neil Gray, an Episcopal priest, UNF adjunct instructor and close friend of the Hicks family.

 

PAT HOFFMAN Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Established in 2016 by Captain Richard “Rick” Hoffman, Jr. in memory of his wife, Patricia Hoffman, this scholarship will support undergraduate students pursuing a nursing degree in the Brooks College of Health. Pat received her bachelor’s

 

ANNE H. HOPKINS University Scholars Program

Created in 2000 by then-President Anne H. Hopkins, this merit-based scholarship program supports Florida high school students who excel in a baccalaureate degree program at UNF. Undergraduate research or study abroad opportunities are avail- able for students who qualify for this program. Donors may make gifts to this fund at any time at the giving level of their choice.

 

JONATHAN T. and HARRIET M. HOWE Sociology Scholarship 

Established in 2011, this gift provides scholarships for students majoring in sociology with preference given to students seeking a degree after a period of absence of at least one year from college. Additional preference is given to spouses of military personnel. Harriet Howe taught sociology at UNF for many years.

 

D. CHANSLOR HOWELL Fellowship for Special Education

Established in 1999 by UNF special education alumna Rev. Judi Howell (B.A. ’88, M. Ed. ’90) in memory of her husband, this fellowship provides support for students majoring in special education.

 

GERALD F. HURST Scholarship

Established by Gerald F. Hurst, a longtime Osprey supporter and friend, the scholarships benefit UNF baseball players. Hurst is a past president of the Osprey Club booster group.

 

JOHN HUTCHESON Memorial Printmaking Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was created in 2016 by family and friends of John Hutcheson in his memory. A master printmaker, Hutcheson taught printmaking at UNF for many years and was loved by both his students and colleagues.

 

Directory of Endowments: I - L 

I              

ICS Scholarship

Established in 2012 by Jorge Morales, then-chairman and CEO of Jacksonville-based Information and Computing Services (ICS), this gift provides scholarships to juniors and seniors majoring in computing and information sciences.

 

MIKE AND SHANNON ITALIA Community Service Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2016, this gift provides scholarships for junior and senior level students in the Coggin College of Business.

 

INTERSTATE DISTRIBUTOR COMPANY Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship supports students who are junior or senior level transportation and logistics majors in the Coggin College of Business.

J

 

THE JACKSONVILLE COMMITMENT Scholarship

Established in 2008, this endowment provides need-based scholarships to qualifying students from Duval County. The purpose of this scholarship is to help promote the opportunities available to students and families who cannot afford a college education. Qualified students receive a scholarship that covers the full cost of their education.

 

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS FOUNDATION Community Scholars

Established in 1998, this program provides four-year scholarships to selected high school students and pairs them with student mentors from the Hicks Honors College. Mentors provide assistance and support to ease the transition into college life. The fund also supports students studying athletic training.

 

JACKSONVILLE KENNEL CLUB Classic Baseball Tournament

Established in 1997, this endowment was established to support the annual Jacksonville Kennel Club Classic Baseball Tournament, which brings some of the nation’s best college baseball teams to UNF’s Harmon Stadium. The endowment defrays the costs involved in staging the tournament and assists players with housing and other needs during their travel.

 

DOROTHY G. JOHNSON FAMILY and FRIENDS Scholarship

This gift was established in 2005 to provide scholarships for students majoring in education in the College of Education and Human Services. Johnson (B.A. ’74) was a consistent supporter of UNF for 30 years, including serving on the Alumni Association Board and the Osprey Club.

 

EDWARD A. and BERYL A. JOHNSON Study Abroad Business Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2012, this gift was initiated by Ed and Beryl Johnson to provide scholarship assistance to business students who are interested in learning about the challenges of doing business across international and cultural divides. Ed served as a former dean of the Coggin College of Business, and Beryl taught courses for the college. The Johnsons’ goal was to instill intellectual curiosity in business students to help guide their educational choices and inspire them to think about business through an international context.

 

MARSHALL ROSS JONES SR. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2001 by Marshall Ross Jones Jr., former UNF assistant baseball coach, and family and friends in memory of Marshall Ross Jones Sr., a UNF alumnus. Preference for this scholarship is given to a baseball player from Putnam County. If no roster player is from Putnam County, the award is made to a player chosen by the UNF baseball coach.

 

JOSHI FAMILY Scholarship

Established in 2012 by Gyan and Sheila Joshi, this gift provides scholarships to students in the Coggin College of Business. A native of India, Joshi came to the United States in 1967 and earned his M.B.A. working for a variety of financial services companies before retiring in Jacksonville.

K

 

KATHERINE M. KASTEN Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship

The original funds for this fellowship came from more than 50 donors who wanted to honor Kasten at her retirement — the majority of whom were current doctoral students or doctoral alumni. The longtime UNF educator also contributed to this endowed fund.

 

MARIA KEEBLER Pre-Law Child Advocacy Visiting Professorship

Established in 2001 by attorney Maria Keebler, this visiting professorship supports the Pre-Law Program’s child advocacy course. The visiting professorship also supports guest lecturers with an emphasis on child advocacy.

 

DELORES PASS KESLER Scholarship

Established in 1997 by the founder of AccuStaff, Delores Kesler, this scholarship program assists graduates of Raines High School and other high schools in Northeast Florida. To qualify, students must exhibit financial need and participate in the Pathways to Success Program.

 

KEY BUICK COMPANY Athletic Scholarship

Established in 2001 by Tom Perry, CEO of Key Buick, this gift provides long-term scholarship funding for UNF athletics. Perry has been an ardent supporter of the Ospreys for many years.

 

KATHRYN MAGEE KIP Professorship in Financial Services

Established by former UNF Assistant Dean Dr. Richard de Raismes Kip in honor of his wife, this professorship in the Coggin College of Business advances the financial services programs within the areas of accounting, finance, insurance, investment, real estate and taxes.

 

KATHRYN MAGEE KIP and RICHARD de RAISMES KIP Professorship

Established by Dr. and Mrs. Kip to fund endowed professorships in disciplines within the Coggin College of Business, this fund also provides support for students seeking professional certification in financial services.

 

RICHARD de RAISMES KIP Accounting Professorship I

Established in 1996 by former UNF Assistant Dean Dr. Richard de Raismes Kip through his estate, this fund provides a professorship in Accounting I within the Coggin College of Business.

 

RICHARD de RAISMES KIP Accounting Professorship II

Established in 1996 by former UNF Assistant Dean Dr. Richard de Raismes Kip through his estate, this fund provides a professorship in Accounting II within the Coggin College of Business.

 

RICHARD de RAISMES KIP Prize

This endowment provides monetary awards to outstanding students in financial services. It is named after former UNF Assistant Dean Dr. Richard de Raismes Kip, who was assistant dean in the College of Business Administration, now the Coggin College of Business.

 

RICHARD de RAISMES KIP Professorship in Banking

Established in 1996 by former UNF Assistant Dean Dr. Richard de Raismes Kip through his estate, this fund provides a professorship in industrial and labor relations within the Coggin College of Business.

 

RICHARD de RAISMES KIP Professorship in Management

Established in 1996 by former UNF Assistant Dean Dr. Richard de Raismes Kip through his estate, this fund provides a professorship in operations management and quantitative methods within the Coggin College of Business.

 

RICHARD de RAISMES KIP Professorship in Marketing and Logistics

Established in 2003 by former UNF Assistant Dean Dr. Richard de Raismes Kip through his estate, this fund provides a professorship in business administration/marketing and logistics in the Coggin College of Business.

 

IRENE B. KIRBO Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2007, this gift provides scholarships to students to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing. Mrs. Kirbo, through her trust, was a longtime supporter of nursing education throughout the region.

 

LOVEE and HY W. KLIMAN FAMILY Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1987 by longtime UNF trustee and successful businessman Hy Kliman and his wife, Lovee, this scholarship is available for students who graduated in the top-quarter of their high school classes and demonstrate a strong motivation to succeed in college while also having a financial need.

 

THE LOVEE K. KLIMAN Endowment for Artistic Expression

This scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance for students pursuing degrees in the arts or other artistic endeavors. Funds are intended to help talented students bring the power of the arts to bear on the challenges facing them and their world. It was established in 2014 by Hy Kilman in memory of his wife Lovee.

 

IRA M. KOGER Eminent Scholar Chair in American Music

Established in 1986 by Ira Koger, commercial real estate developer and longtime arts patron, the chair supports the American Music program. The program includes the UNF Jazz Series, which provides students the opportunity to work with internationally renowned musicians, while benefiting the community with concerts and performances.

 

ELAINE LOBL KONIGSBURG Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for students from Northeast Florida majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences who have financial need. Established in 2013 by family and friends of the famed writer, the scholarship helps students who can demonstrate that they have overcome obstacles such as lack of financial, familial or societal support for their education.

 

JAMES KUFELDT Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2004 by the Winn-Dixie Stores Foundation Inc., this gift provides scholarships for students majoring in management or marketing. James Kufeldt, who died in 2001 at age 62, was the director and president of Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. for 11 years. He was an active member of the Coggin College of Business Advisory Council.

L             

PAUL E. LADNIER Scholarship

Established in 2010 by friends, family and colleagues of longtime UNF art faculty member Paul E. Ladnier upon his retirement, this gift provides scholarships for art students.

 

MARY and JACK LAMBERT Graduate Fellowship in Logistics

Established In 1999 by Dr. Douglas M. Lambert in memory of his parents, this fellowship assists full-time Coggin College of Business students who are pursuing a graduate degree in business administration with a focus in logistics.

 

LANDMAR GROUP, LLC Scholarship

Established in 2003, through the efforts of Ed Burr, former president, CEO and company founder, this gift provides scholarships for students who declare a major within the Coggin College of Business.

 

ELIZABETH LARSEN Music Scholarship

Established by the former teacher, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra violinist and supporter of the arts, this scholarship is available to all music students for the study of classical music performance and music education.

 

ROY L. LASSITER Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2017 by Linda Lassiter Hill, this need-based scholarship is for students who are veterans of the United States military. 

 

BETTY LAWSON Physical Therapy Fellowship

Established in 2004, this gift provides fellowships for students in the physical therapy program. Students must complete an internship and or clinical rotation with Baptist Health to be awarded this fellowship. Betty Lawson passed away in 2006.

 

LAZZARA FAMILY Scholarship

Established in 2001 by Irene and Gasper Lazzara, this gift provides scholarships for students majoring in the fine and performing arts. Irene has served on the Foundation Board for many years and the Lazzara’s generosity runs deep at the University.

 

NICKI LEACH Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of UNF student Nicki Leach. Established by her mother, Bunny, and the Nicki Leach Foundation, this endowment provides support to UNF students who have cancer. Nicki was a determined young college student who battled a malignant brain tumor while pursuing her degree.

 

HARRIET LEMASTER French Scholarship

Established in 2007, this gift provides scholarships and study abroad funding for students with a declared interest in French studies (sophomore) or majoring in French studies or any other French degree ( junior or senior). This was the first French- language endowment at UNF.

 

LET US PLAY! Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2002 to attract graduates of the Let Us Play! Camp at UNF. Let Us Play! is a spring-break camp for young women in Northeast Florida.

 

LIBRARY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Fund

Established in 2009 by Ronald F. Chamblin, this gift provides support to the Thomas G. Carpenter Library to fund acquisitions, programs and building enhancements for Special Collections. Chamblin, a bookstore entrepreneur, served as a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council at the library.

 

KATHRYN R. and RUTLEDGE P. LILES Pre-Law Visiting Professorship

This scholarship was established in 1998 by former Florida Bar President Rutledge P. Liles and his wife, Noel, to honor Mr. Liles’ parents. The gift supports visiting professorship for the ethics, standards and values course and a community lecture series on these topics.

 

ALAN C. LING International Scholarship

Established in 1997 in memory of Alan Campbell Ling, former provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at UNF, this endowment provides scholarship support for students with strong academic records while they participate in study abroad programs, international service-learning programs or Hicks Honors College study abroad trips.

 

JULIE LOCQUAIO Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Established in 2011 by Corinne C. Hodak (B.S.N. ’86) this gift provides scholarships for UNF nursing students with a preference given to students who have graduated from the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation program. Julie Locquaio, a friend of Hodak, was a registered nurse who worked for St. Vincent’s and Baptist Health hospitals and died in 2010.

 

DONALD LOOP Spanish Scholarship

Established in 2007, this scholarship provides one-time, study abroad funding for students who declare an interest in a Spanish language major (sophomore) or have been accepted as a major in Spanish language ( junior or senior) and have an approved study abroad trip scheduled to be completed prior to graduation. This created the first Spanish language endowment at UNF.

 

KATHARINE H. LOVETT Scholarship

Established in 2003 by W. Radford Lovett II, past president of the UNF Foundation Board, his father, Radford D. Lovett Sr. and their family to honor the memory of his mother, this gift funds merit scholarships for first-time-in-college students.

 

LUFRANO INTERCULTURAL GALLERY Fund

Established in 2009 by Drs. Robert and Anne Lufrano of Jacksonville, this gift provides funding for the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery of Art on the second floor of the Student Union. The gallery is intended to increase cultural awareness in art among students, faculty, staff and the general public.

 

Directory of Endowments: M - O

M           

MACHIN FAMILY Art and Design Endowment 

This endowment was established in 2016 by Janice and Bob Machin to support the Department of Art and Design. Janice taught classes in the department for years and focused on her passion for the classics within the arts.

 

JANICE A. and ROBERT C. MACHIN Study Abroad Scholarship

Established in 2011, this gift provides scholarships for students majoring in art history, allowing them to participate in a UNF-approved study abroad program. Janice Machin taught part time as a faculty member in UNF’s Department of Art and Design.

 

MADISON-MULLIS-DEMING Local Government Fund

Established in 1990 by then municipal attorney and local executive director of the League of Cities, Claude Mullis, this fund honors lifetime Jacksonville resident and nationally known expert in municipal law, William M. Madison. The estate of local planning expert Todd Deming provided additional funds. The combined endowment provides a fellowship for full-time graduate students in the master’s of public administration program, as well as lectures.

 

THE MAIN STREET AMERICA GROUP Endowed Urban Education Scholarship

Established in 2012, this gift provides need-based scholarships for Florida residents who are teacher certification majors, with preference given to students wishing to teach in urban schools. The funding was provided by the charitable foundation of The Main Street America Group, a super-regional property/ casualty insurance carrier with corporate headquarters located in Jacksonville.

 

HELLEN MARTIN Teacher Scholarship

Established in 2007 by Ethel Lee Harris, this gift provides need-based undergraduate scholarships for first-time-in-college students. Harris, a longtime Jacksonville resident, established the scholarship in honor of her daughter, who was a high school teacher in New Jersey for many years before succumbing to complications of leukemia in 2004.

 

DANIEL A. MARTINEZ FAMILY Scholarship

Established in 1994 by Palatka residents Katie and Dan Martinez with matching funds provided by Georgia Pacific Corporation, this scholarship is available to Putnam County high school graduates and transfer students from St. Johns River Community College with financial need.

 

JOHN E. MATHEWS JR. Software Fund

Established by the members of the Computer and Information Sciences Advisory Committee, this fund was named to honor former state senator John E. Mathews Jr. The endowment provides an ongoing revenue source to procure software and hardware for the program.

 

NORMAN HUGH MATHEWS and REGINA S. MATHEWS FAMILY Endowed Student Competition Fund

This scholarship supports student involvement in professional competition programs and activities of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction’s School of Engineering. Competitions include, but are not limited to, Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge and Osprey Racing. The fund was created in 2014.

 

KRISTIN McCALL Scholarship

Established in 2006 by John E. and Kimberly A. Hinton to honor the memory of their daughter, this gift provides scholarships to students majoring in elementary education in the College of Education and Human Services. In 2006, a drunk driver killed Kristin McCall, a UNF alumna who graduated in 2004 with a degree in elementary education.

 

DIANNE and GARY McCALLA First Generation Scholarship Fund

This gift provides funding to First Generation Scholarships for students with financial-aid need and are the first in their family to seek a college degree. Dianne and Gray McCalla established this scholarship in 2010.

 

JIM AND LIZ McCARTHY Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2017, this gift provides scholarships for student-athletes on the women's golf or women's softball team.

 

McCURRY FOUNDATION Scholarship Endowment

Established in 2017, this need-based scholarship is for students who reside in one of the following counties in Florida: Duval, Nassau, Clay, St. Johns or the following county in Georgia: Glynn. 

 

HOPE McMATH Leadership in the Arts Scholarship

Established in 2011 by James Van Vleck to honor Hope McMath, this gift provides scholarships to students majoring in art, fine arts or art history who have completed at least one Art and Design course focused on museum studies. In addition, students will be eligible to receive one-time support for a study abroad program or an internship in visual arts related to museum studies.

 

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Auxiliary Scholarship

Established in 2000, this gift assists students from the Brooks College of Health. To qualify for the scholarship, students must be a junior or senior majoring in a health-related field.

 

TERENCE Y. MILAM Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2005 by family and friends, this gift supports freshmen and sophomores who intend to major in music or juniors and seniors who are majoring in music. Applicants must express an interest in studying guitar and must be selected and accepted by a Department of Music committee. The fund also provides unrestricted operating support for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), a cultural institute of UNF.

 

DOUGLAS C. MILLER Scholarship

Established in 2010 by Douglas C. Miller and friends, this gift provides support to students in the civil engineering program who participate in competitions and/or attend conferences related to their field of study.

 

JAMES W. and MILDRED D. MILLIGAN Presidential Fellowship

Established in 2008, this gift provides fellowships for graduate students. Candidates are recommended to the president by the Graduate School. Jim Milligan has been a longtime supporter of UNF and served as a member of the Foundation Board for many years. This created the University’s first Presidential Fellowship.

 

MILLIE MILLIGAN Nursing Scholarship

Established in 2002 by longtime UNF Foundation Board member James Milligan to honor his wife, this scholarship is for outstanding UNF students who have been accepted into the nursing program.

 

MOCA Unrestricted Endowment

This endowment was established in 2015 by Preston and Joan Haskell to support the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural institute of the University of North Florida. An avid art collector, Preston Haskell served on the MOCA Board of Trustees for many years and played a very significant role in leadership and growth of the museum.

 

MODIS Scholarship

Established in 2001, this gift is for students with a major or minor in computer and information sciences in the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction. It was originally established by MPS Group, which was acquired by Adecco Group North America.

 

ALMETA MONROE-TURNER Scholarship

Established in 2012 by area business entrepreneur Almeta Monroe-Turner, this gift provides scholarships to First Generation students. Monroe-Turner owns an insurance and financial services agency in Orange Park.

 

WALTER L. MOORE Graduate Fellowship

Established in 2005, this gift provides fellowship support for M.B.A. students in the Coggin College of Business. Preference is given to employees of the member companies of the National Paper Trade Association and their children. Moore was a retired paper company executive who served on the UNF Foundation Board from 1983 to 1986.

 

PAT MORAN/JM FAMILY ENTERPRISES INC. Endowed Scholarship in Transportation and Logistics

Established in 2002, this gift provides scholarship assistance to students majoring in transportation and logistics.

 

MORGANN/CHOY LGBT Fund

This fund, established in 2009 by Dan Morgann, M.D. and Brandon N. Choy, supports the programs and initiatives within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center, including but not limited to programming, educational materials and outreach.

 

MORIARTY Irish Studies Scholarship

This fund was established in 2009 by Dr. Richard Bizot, a former UNF professor of English and director of Irish Studies, to honor the Moriarty family, including his mother, Rita Moriarty Bizot. The fund supports study abroad programs in Ireland.

 

THAD MOSELEY, M.D. Scholarship

Established in 2006 by Linda Crank Moseley, this gift provides scholarships for students in the Brooks College of Health’s School of Nursing. Dr. Moseley was the first president of the UNF Foundation when it was established in 1971 and remained active with the University until his death in 2002.

 

SAM E. MOUSA Merit Scholarship

Established in 2004 by friends and co-workers to honor this longtime Jacksonville civic leader. This gift provides support for academically outstanding students.

 

MELVIN M. AND MARY E. MOWBRAY Scholarship Endowment

Melvin M. Mowbray honorably served in the United States Navy for 31 years, obtaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer; and Mary E. Mowbray dedicated her life to being an educator. Their gift provides scholarships for students who are U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officers or enlisted personnel, active duty or retired, or their dependents, or other qualified enlisted personnel, active duty or retired, or their dependents, of any U.S. Armed Forces.

 

Dr. PAUL and CHRISTIE MUCCIOLO Pre-Medical Scholarship

Established by Dr. Paul Mucciolo (B.A. ’90) in 2004, this gift provides scholarships for students expressing intent to apply to a medical-professional program after graduation. Students are required to take several pre-med courses.

 

F. L. MULLIKIN and R. MATTESON Scholarship

This scholarship fund was created in 1998 by Jazz Studies program supporter Jacqueline Mullikin Drashin and named in memory of her husband, Fred Mullikin, and Rich Matteson, founding director of UNF’s Jazz Studies program. The endowment provides scholarships for music majors.

N                            

DORIS B. and CHARLES M. NEVIASER Baseball Scholarship

Established in 2004 by Charles and Doris Neviaser, this gift provides scholarship funding for baseball student-athletes.

 

DORIS B. and CHARLES M. NEVIASER Nursing Scholarship

Established in 2006, this gift provides scholarships for nursing students and other health-profession degree programs at the Brooks College of Health. Charles Buddy Neviaser passed away in 2006 shortly after establishing the endowment.

 

RUSSELL B. and KATHERINE S. NEWTON III First Generation Scholarship

Established in 2008 by Russell B. “Rusty” and Katherine S. Newton III, this gift provides scholarships for students who are the first in their families to seek four-year college degrees. Rusty Newton is a longtime UNF supporter and Foundation Board member.

 

JANET and JOSEPH NICOSIA Scholarship in Leadership

Established in 2003, this gift provides scholarships for students who declare a major in the Coggin College of Business. Mr. Nicosia was an active volunteer in the business college.

 

NORTHEAST FLORIDA CHAPTER of FLORIDA ENGINEERING SOCIETY Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2012, this gift provides scholarships to juniors or seniors who have been accepted into the School of Engineering with preference given to active members of the Florida Engineering Society UNF Student Chapter.

 

NURSING PROGRAM Enhancement Fund

Established by the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in 2004, this gift provides support for the Brooks College of Health’s nursing program. Support includes the purchase of new equipment, supplies, faculty and staff training, travel and curriculum- enhancement materials.

O

ANNE AND CROSBY OLINTO Athletic Scholarship Endowment

Established in 2017 by Damon and Janet Olinto, this scholarship is for student-athletes who are members of the UNF golf team.

 

ON CAMPUS TRANSITION PROGRAM Scholarship

Established in 2012 by The Arc Jacksonville On Campus Transition Program, this endowment provides support to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to receive innovative transition services while experiencing college life through auditing classes.

 

ORGANIC GARDEN Endowment

This gift established in 2012 by alumnus R. Bruce Ogier, supports UNF’s Frederick and Ophelia Tate Ogier Organic Garden, named in honor of his parents. The garden serves as a living laboratory for students to explore multiple disciplines, including health and wellness through outdoor recreation and experiential learning.

 

PRIME F. OSBORN Eminent Scholar Chair in Transportation

Established in 1981 by the CSX Corporation to honor its former CEO, this chair in the Department of Transportation and Logistics in the Coggin College of Business places UNF at the forefront of transportation and logistics management education and research.

 

THE BERNARD OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE

This gift, established in 2009 by The Bernard Osher Foundation, provides support for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in UNF’s Division of Continuing Education. The institute is a noncredit educational program specifically designed for people 50 or older.

 

OSPREY CLUB Scholarship

Established in 2001 by the Osprey Club Executive Board, which is an athletic booster and fundraising group, this gift provides long-term scholarship funding for UNF Athletics.             

 

TORIN BERNARD OWENS Scholarship

Established in 2007 by Martha Evans Owens, this gift provides scholarships for descendants of members or graduates of the Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1981 or those who have attended Fernandina Beach High School. Martha created the scholarship in memory of her son.

Directory of Endowments: P - R

P

 

SATYA and KAMAL PACHORI Endowed Scholarship

This endowment was established in 2015 by Kamal Pachori to honor her husband Satya Pachori. A UNF founding faculty member, Dr. Pachori taught English and also served as the interim chair of the Department of Language and Literature from 1990 to 1993. This need-based scholarship will support UNF students who demonstrate a commitment to nonviolence through their involvement with humanitarian and community service organizations.

 

PAJCIC Scholarship

Established in 2003 by Anne and Stephen J. Pajcic III and Sallyn and Gary C. Pajcic, this gift provides need-based scholarships for entering freshmen who live within the district boundaries of the former Paxon High School as defined by the Duval County School Board prior to the fall of 1996.

 

JASON PANIDES and DEBRA DOUGHTY Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2004 by family and friends, this gift provides scholarships for students majoring in criminal justice with an interest in law enforcement careers. Jason Panides (B.A. ’97) died while serving as a border patrol officer in Laredo, Texas.

 

PAPER INSTITUTE Fund

Established in 2006, this fund supports the Paper and Plastic Education Research (PAPER) Institute’s mission to encourage and support the Coggin College of Business faculty in their research, education, training and development endeavors that integrate academic pursuits relevant to the National Paper Trade Alliance (NPTA) and its membership.

 

PAM and BOBBY PAUL Scholarship

Established in 2009 by Pamela Y. and Robert H. Paul III, this gift provides undergraduate need-based scholarships. The scholarship is part of The Jacksonville Commitment, a program designed to award financial assistance to Duval County public high school students who are the first in their families to attend college. Widely known in Jacksonville for their civic leadership, Pam and Bobby, who passed away in 2016, both served on the UNF Foundation Board.

 

PBS&J FOUNDATION Scholarship

Established in 2007 by the PBS&J Foundation, this gift provides scholarships to students in civil engineering who have graduated from high schools in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau or St. Johns counties. PBS&J is an employee-owned firm that provides infrastructure planning, engineering, architecture and program- management services to public and private clients.

 

JOYCE B. PENMAN First Generation Endowed Scholarship

This fund was established in 2014 by Joyce B. Penman (M.A. ’75) to support the First Generation Scholarship Program, providing need-based support for students who are the first in their families to attend college.

 

PHILLIPS FAMILY First Generation Scholarship

Established in 2003 by Mary K. Kitty Phillips and Philip B. Phillips Jr., this gift is designated for students who are the first in their families to seek bachelor’s degrees. Philip served on the UNF Foundation Board.

 

THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP First Generation Scholarship

Established in 2011, this gift provides scholarships to students who are the first in their families to attend college. The PLAYERS Championship, which sponsors one of the nation’s premier golf tournaments every year in Ponte Vedra Beach, is also a major charitable organization in the region.

 

DAVE POLOVINA Baseball Scholarship

Established in 2006, this gift provides scholarships for student- athletes who are on the baseball team at UNF. Polovina served as a member and past president of the Osprey Club, the booster organization for UNF athletics.

 

RON and TONI PORTERFIELD Endowment

This need-based endowed scholarship will support a student majoring in education and planning to teach in an urban school. Through her company’s partnership with the UNF College of Education and Human Services, Toni Porterfield and her husband Ron were inspired to create a fund to support future teachers with a passion for urban education.

 

PRATT-DANNALS FAMILY Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2013, this gift provides need-based scholarship funding for UNF College of Education and Human Services teacher certification majors, with an emphasis on students focused on teaching mathematics or science. The scholarship was created by friends and colleagues of Ed Pratt-Dannals, the former Duval County School Board superintendent. Preference is given to students wishing to teach in an urban school.

 

PRE-LAW Scholarship

Established in 2003 by a number of donors from the legal community, this gift provides scholarships for students who have been in the Pre-Law Program for two semesters.

 

PRESIDENTIAL Scholarship

Established in 1989, these funds are provided through unrestricted gifts from alumni and friends to create scholarships to attract outstanding students.

 

PROPELLER CLUB of JACKSONVILLE Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created to support students majoring in transportation and logistics. The club is focused on helping educate the next generation of young professionals working in Jacksonville and is dedicated to the maritime industry in the port. This scholarship ensures students have the funds available to pursue their studies.

 

PROSSER HALLOCK TEKIE FOUNDATION  Scholarship

Established in 2008 by the Prosser Hallock Tekie Foundation, this gift provides scholarships to juniors and seniors majoring in civil engineering. The scholarship was established in memory of the late Azeb Tekie, a transportation engineer at Prosser Hallock Inc. for 11 years.

 

R

 

REMMER RYZEWIC FAMILY Fund Scholarship

Established in 2008 by the Remmer Ryzewic Family Fund, this gift supports The Jacksonville Commitment program, which provides need-based scholarships for Duval County high school graduates. For years, Susan Ryzewic has supported the University, and even served as the president of the UNF Foundation Board.

 

DUSTY RHODES Baseball Scholarship

Established in 2005 by the Osprey Baseball Alumni Club and friends of Dusty Rhodes, this gift provides scholarships for student-athletes who are on the UNF baseball team. The gift is in recognition of UNF Baseball Coach Dusty Rhodes’ contributions in establishing and maintaining the baseball program at UNF.

 

RIVER BRANCH FOUNDATION Fund

Established in 2006, this gift provides funds to support the UNF Environmental Center in the areas of research, student scholarships and environmental programs. Faculty members from a variety of disciplines are eligible to receive support for their projects and programs.

 

ANDREW A. ROBINSON Eminent Scholar Chair in Education

Established in 1987 by Frederick H. Schultz in memory of Dr. Robinson, who was a respected community leader, founding principal of Raines High School, dean of education and interim president at UNF. This endowment brings national scholars, educators and business leaders to the University to provide new insights on educational reform.

 

ANDREW A. ROBINSON Promising Scholars Award

This fund was established in 1989 by family and friends of UNF Interim President Andrew Robinson in his memory. Strong communication skills are required for the scholarship, and preference is given to inner-city youths.

 

GLADYS RODDENBERRY Fellowship Fund

Established in 2009 by Harry H. Roddenberry in honor of his late wife, this gift provides fellowship funding for graduate students who are current or newly selected recipients of The Gladys Roddenberry Graduate Fellowships for Teaching Excellence, named in honor of his late wife. Recipients must be employed in Duval County public or private schools and have three to 10 years of experience.

 

DR. HOWARD and MURIEL ROSE Nutrition and Dietetics Doctoral Fellowship

Established in 2016 to fund fellowships for graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical nutrition within the Brooks College of Health. Dr. Howard Rose and his wife Muriel were inspired to create this endowed fellowship in an effort to encourage healthy nutrition and eradicate obesity.

 

Z. RAY ROSS Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Established in 2003 by Helen W. Wich, this gift provides scholarships for nursing students. Z. Ray (B.A. ’74, M.Ed. ’80), as she was called by friends, was a leader in the state of Florida in the Florida Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs.

 

ROTARY CLUB of SOUTHPOINT Athletic Scholarship

Established in 2004, this gift provides scholarships for student- athletes in good standing academically and athletically. Recipients attend one Rotary Club of Southpoint luncheon yearly to be recognized for his or her achievements

 

ROTARY of RIVERSIDE First Generation Scholarship Endowment

Established in 2012 by the Rotary Club of Jacksonville, this gift provides scholarships through the First Generation Scholarship Program to students residing in specific zip codes in Jacksonville.

 

Directory of Endowments: S - T

S             

BETTY SALTER Physical Therapy Graduate Fellowship

Established in 2009, this fellowship supports graduate students admitted into the Physical Therapy Program in the Brooks College of Health. 

 

 LOWELL MASON SALTER Graduate Fellowship

Established in 2001 and funded by alumni and friends of Dr. Lowell Salter, this gift provides graduate fellowships to students pursuing business degrees through the Coggin College of Business. Salter established and directed the Small Business Development Center for three decades and was a founding faculty member.

 

MIYUKI K. and HERBERT W. SCHEIDEL Scholarship

Established in 2000, this gift assists students who come from one of the following programs: Habitat for Humanity of the Jacksonville Beaches or St. Augustine, Pace Center for Girls and Alliance for the Lost Boys of Sudan. The gift also supports the UNF classical music program. Scheidel Scholars are also eligible for study abroad support.

 

GERT and CHRISTINE SCHMIDT Global MBA Graduate Fellowship

Established in 2005 by Christine Schmidt and her sons, this gift provides graduate fellowships for the Coggin College of Business’ GlobalMBA program. In the late ’60s, Gert Schmidt chaired the site-selection committee that determined UNF’s location. He received his M.B.A. from UNF in 1979.

 

SEA STAR LINE Scholarship

Established in 2005, this gift provides scholarships for students majoring in transportation and logistics, international business, business administration or marketing in the Coggin College of Business. Preference is given to students who have completed or are participating in the transportation and logistics internship program at Sea Star Line.

 

CAROLYN and KENNETH SHACTER Scholarship

Established in 2007, the Shacters are longtime employees of Duval County public schools. This gift provides scholarships for students who declare a major in physics or an engineering discipline.

 

WILLIAM F. SHEFFIELD Real Estate Professorship

William Fritz Sheffield, a well-known developer in Northeast Florida, funded this endowed faculty chair in real estate in the Coggin College of Business to educate students in the best practices of the profession.

 

BRIAN SHERMAN AND STEVEN SHERMAN First Generation Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2017, this gift provides need-based scholarships for First Generation students who major in accounting or pre-law and are from Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau or Putnam, Florida counties. 

 

STEVEN and THERESA SHERMAN Scholarship

Established by the Shermans in 2011, this gift provides scholarships through The Jacksonville Commitment, a program designed to award need-based financial assistance to Duval County public high school students.

 

VIRGINIA and PAUL SHIELDS/BROOKS HEALTH FOUNDATION Scholarship

Established in 2003, this gift provides scholarships for Brooks College of Health students. Preference is given to students whose interests are in the rehabilitation profession and students who have worked or are working in the rehabilitation area.

 

DORIS M. SHRIVER Memorial Endowed Music Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2014 by Ellsworth H. Shriver, III in memory of his wife Doris M. Shriver. Doris served as the director of the music library at UNF. This gift supports UNF students pursuing a degree in music performance.

 

GARY and LAINE SILVERFIELD Community Leadership Council Scholarship

Established in 2004, this gift provides scholarships for students in the College of Education and Human Services who are majoring in an area leading to Florida teacher certification. Gary was former chair of what is now the COEHS Dean’s Education Advisory Council. Laine received her M.Ed. from UNF in 1976.

 

LAINE S. SILVERFIELD Special Education Scholarship

Established in 2010 by alumna Laine S. Silverfield (M.Ed. ’76), this gift provides scholarships to junior and senior students majoring in exceptional student and deaf education.

 

EDDY M. SKOLFIELD Scholarship

Established in 2000, this gift provides scholarships for science students interested in biology, ultimately leading to a medical profession. Dr. Eddy Skolfield, who died just three days before her 100th birthday, immigrated to the United States after World War II and worked with a group of pediatric physicians led by Dr. Richard Skinner of Jacksonville. She practiced in Indonesia, Guam and at Hope Haven Children’s Hospital.

 

LINDA C. SLADE and TOM H. SLADE III

Professorship of Entrepreneurial Studies Established in 2005 by Linda C. Slade (B.A. ’74) and Tom H. Slade III, this gift supports teaching, research and programmatic initiatives of a professor of entrepreneurial studies in the Coggin College of Business.

 

LINDA CARTER SLADE and SUSAN REMMER RYZEWIC Scholarship

Established in 2009 by a close friend of Slade and Ryzewic, this fund provides undergraduate need-based scholarships. The Slade Scholarship supports students receiving services from the UNF Disability Resource Center. The Ryzewic Scholarship supports students enrolled in the Osprey Financial Group class in the Coggin College of Business.

 

JACK SLAUGHTER and SAM JACOBSON Endowed Scholarship

Established in June 2013, this scholarship was created by Jack Slaughter and Sam Jacobson to provide scholarship funding for students who independently support themselves or a household.

 

DAVID A. SMITH and PSS WORLD MEDICAL INC. Business Scholarship

Established in 2002, this scholarship provides scholarship aid for academically outstanding students who are entering the Coggin College of Business. David Smith (B.B.A. ’82) was the first alumnus to become president of a Fortune 1,000 company.

 

JODY and LAYTON SMITH Distinguished Finance Professorship

Established in 1999 by the Smiths, this fund provides a professorship in the field of investments and portfolio management. The professor conducts research in the areas of finance and serves as a mentor to students in ethical practices as they manage an actual portfolio.

 

JODY and LAYTON SMITH Scholarship

Established in 1995 by the Smiths, this merit-based scholarship is for students majoring in finance and financial services.

 

OTIS SMITH KIDS FOUNDATION Scholarship

Established in 2007 by the Otis Smith Kids Foundation, this gift supports the First Generation Scholarship Program, providing need-based support for students who are the first in their families to attend college.

 

SUSAN JOY SMITH Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Susan Joy Smith by a family friend, this scholarship is to assist full-time juniors and seniors from Duval County enrolled in the Brooks College of Health.

 

LYNNE M. SNEED Scholarship

Established in 2003, this gift provides scholarships for Brooks College of Health students who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship honors Lynne M. Sneed’s longtime commitment to healthcare and rehabilitation education and services.

 

LUCA DEE SOILEAU Scholarship

Established in 2002 by John W. and Nina O. Soileau in memory of John’s mother, this gift provides scholarships for students majoring in elementary education.

 

NINA, JOHN, JON, BROOKE and BENJAMIN SOILEAU Athletic Scholarship

Established in 2001 by John and Nina Soileau, this gift provides long-term scholarship funding for UNF Athletics. John served as CEO and president of Metabolic Research Center.

 

JUDITH L. SOLANO Scholarship

Established in 2012 by friends of Judith L. Solano, this gift provides scholarships to students in the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction. Solano was a founding faculty member and one-time president of the UNF Faculty Association who served on the University’s Board of Trustees and the Florida Board of Governors.

 

BETTE SOLDWEDEL Research Initiative

Dr. Bette Soldwedel, a longtime faculty member at UNF, established this fund in 1998 through her estate. The purpose is to support research in gender issues and to provide assistance to UNF women conducting research in all areas.

 

SPIRITUALITY and HEALTH Professorship

This professorship was established by friends of Brooks College of Health to expose student healthcare professionals to the spiritual aspects of caregiving and to increase awareness by the professional community of the importance of the spiritual component in healthcare.

 

THE ST. JOE COMPANY Scholarship/Fellowship

This scholarship/fellowship was established in 2001 by the St. Joe Company to support undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education and Human Services who wish to teach in urban settings and/or specialize in English for Speakers of Other Languages’ (ESOL) teaching strategies.

 

DR. TERRI STAHLMAN Endowed Fellowship

This gift supports graduate and doctoral students pursuing a degree in Master of Education programs in school leadership, advanced teaching and learning, educational technology, and school counseling, Master of Science in higher education administration, or the Doctor of Education in educational leadership. Preference will be given to a full-time teacher working at Chet's Creek Elementary, Fort Caroline Elementary, or Ruth Upson Elementary.

 

JEFF STEAGALL Study Abroad Scholarship/Fellowship

Established in 2011 by Maureen and Jeffrey E. Michelman and friends, this gift provides students in the Coggin College of Business scholarships/fellowships to participate in study abroad programs. In 1996, Steagall, a UNF economics professor, proposed establishing an international business program and became the original director of the program, as well as the Richard deRaismes Kip Professor of International Business.

 

DAVID A. STEIN Business Ethics Scholarship

Established by business leader and Burger King pioneer David Stein in 1999, this endowment created a scholarship for students who demonstrate need and a commitment to leadership and ethics in business. Students are drawn from First Coast area high schools.

 

STEINWAY PIANO Fund

Established in 2004 by donors to the School of Music, this endowment provides support for the maintenance and upkeep of Steinway pianos purchased for UNF music students.

 

STELLAR Scholarship

Established in 2002 by the Stellar construction firm, this gift provides financial assistance and promotes academic achievement among undergraduate degree candidates in building construction management and engineering.

 

TED STEPHENSON Baseball Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1993 by Dr. Lynne Raiser and her sister, Dorothy Fant, in memory of their father. This one-time scholarship award is available to the Osprey baseball player who best exhibits a commitment to fair play and sportsmanship.

 

RUSSELL STEWARD Memorial Track and Cross Country Scholarship

Established in 2004, this gift provides scholarships for track or cross-country student-athletes in good academic and athletic standing. Russ Steward, a UNF cross-country runner, died in 2002 when he was 21 years old.

 

RUTH STIEHL/PPR TMG Endowed Nursing Scholarship for Clinical Excellence

This endowed scholarship was created in 2014 by PPR Talent Management Group in honor of Ruth Stiehl who worked as a nurse for more than 50 years. The scholarship supports undergraduate students who are pursuing a nursing degree within the Brooks College of Health.

 

FRIENDS of the STUDENT AFFAIRS Community Council Scholarship

Established in 2008, this gift provides scholarships for high school students from Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau or St. Johns counties who head households with dependents or who must work to support a household.

 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION Scholarship

This endowment was established to award an exemplary full-time undergraduate student with a strong record of involvement and leadership. Preference is given to National Merit Scholars, semi-finalists, achievement scholars or commended students.

 

SYNOVUS BANK Scholarship

Established in 2006, this gift provides scholarships to junior or senior students in the College of Education and Human Services.

 

SYNOVUS BANK of JACKSONVILLE BOARD of DIRECTORS Scholarship for Sport Management

Established in 2012 by the board of directors of Synovus Bank of Jacksonville, this gift provides scholarships to juniors and seniors majoring in sport management.

T             

TAYLOR ENGINEERING Professorship 

Established in 2006 by Taylor Engineering Inc., this endowment promotes and supports collaborative research among universities, private industry and government in the fields of coastal and water resources science and engineering. The Taylor Engineering Professor provides leadership for the Taylor Engineering Research Institute, which is housed in the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction. Dr. R. Bruce Taylor previously served as chair of the UNF Board of Trustees.

 

TAYLOR ENGINEERING Scholarship

Established in 2000 by Dr. R. Bruce Taylor, president of Taylor Engineering Inc., this gift provides scholarships to students in the civil engineering program in the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction.

 

TERRY Presidential Professorship

Established in 2004 by Mary Virginia Terry, this gift provides one professorship to be awarded at the discretion of the president for the purpose of recognizing faculty achievements. Mrs. Mary Virginia Terry and her late husband, C. Herman Terry, were involved with UNF for many years.

 

MARY VIRGINIA and C. HERMAN TERRY Scholarship

Established in 1989 by philanthropists Mary Virginia and C. Herman Terry, this merit scholarship is intended to attract high- achieving students to UNF. Each recipient may participate in a study abroad or research project.

 

CAROL C. and JOSEPH A. THOMPSON Scholarship

Established in 2003, this gift provides scholarships for students majoring in nursing. Carol Thompson (M.S.H. ’79) founding chair of the Board of Trustees and civic leader, has long been involved in education and healthcare delivery.

 

SEAN MICHAEL THOMSON Study Abroad China Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship supports students participating in study abroad trips to China. The fund was established in tribute to Thomson, who spent a study abroad semester in China and returned stating it was a “transformational learning opportunity” for him. Unfortunately, he died just before graduation.

 

JT TOWNSEND Endowed Scholarship

This endowment was established in 2015 in memory of Jerry “JT” Townsend, a UNF graduate who survived a high school football injury resulting in paralysis. Townsend completed his bachelor’s degree in sport management in 2013 prior to his passing. The scholarship will support students who are majoring in sport management and have demonstrated community service.

 

TRANSFORMATIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITY Scholarship

Established in 2005 by the senior administration of UNF, this gift provides scholarships for students interested in engaging in a Transformational Learning Opportunity, such as study abroad, research or other experiences defined by the University.

 

ANN M. TRAYNHAM Transportation & Logistics Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship provides funds to junior or senior undergraduate students with a declared major in transportation and logistics in the Coggin College of Business. 

 

ANN M. TRAYNHAM International Business Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship provides funds to junior or senior undergraduate students with a declared major in international business in the Coggin College of Business. 

 

DANNEHL and KEVIN TWOMEY Endowment Fund

Established in 2003, the Twomeys are building this endowment with its purpose to be determined at a later date.

 

DANNEHL and KEVIN TWOMEY Scholarship

Established in 2002, this gift provides financial assistance to students completing degrees in education. Preference is given to students pursuing teaching careers in urban schools. Kevin served as a founding member of the UNF Board of Trustees.

Directory of Endowments: U - Z

U            

UNF ENGINEERING ADVISORY COUNCIL Scholarship

Established in 2008 by a loyal group of alumni and friends, this gift provides scholarships to students in the civil, electrical or mechanical engineering programs. The EAC is a longstanding committee of volunteers who have assisted the college since its formation in the early ‘90s.

 

UNF PARENTS ASSOCIATION Scholarship

Established in 2008, this endowment provides merit-based scholarships to students who demonstrate a commitment to community service. The Parents Association strengthens the association between families of students and UNF.

 

UNF STUDENT LEADERSHIP Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1989 for juniors or seniors who display outstanding leadership qualities.

 

UNIJAX Scholarship

Created in 1983 by UNIJAX Inc., this endowed scholarship is used to attract outstanding students to UNF.

 

SUSANA URBINA Scholarship

Established in 2011 by Dottie and George Dorion and friends to honor UNF psychology professor Susana Urbina, this gift provides scholarships for students majoring in psychology. The Dorions, well-known area philanthropists, have funded a number of projects and scholarships at UNF.

V            

SIMIN and REZA VAGHEFI International Business Scholarship

Established in 2005 by Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Jones in honor of Dr. Reza Vaghefi and his wife, Dr. Simin Vaghefi, this gift provides scholarships for students majoring in international business and participating in internships abroad. Jones, an honorary member of the UNF Foundation Board, once was the CEO of Barnett Bank. Reza Vaghefi retired as a management professor in the Coggin College of Business. Simin Vaghefi served as a professor in the Brooks College of Health.

 

VAN LAW Scholarship/Fellowship

Established in 2010 by Paula (M.B.A ’84) and Bill Van Law (B.B.A. ’84), alumni of the Coggin College of Business, this gift provides funding for students in the Coggin College of Business.

 

JAMES VAN VLECK International Business Scholarship

Established in 2003 by Isabelle T. Davis (B.A. ’86), this gift was made in honor of local civic leader Jim Van Vleck. The gift supports programs and activities that provide study abroad opportunities for students in the Coggin College of Business.

 

JAMES VAN VLECK Promising Futures Scholarship

Established in 2005 by Jim Van Vleck, this gift provides scholarships for students majoring in art history, ceramics and sculpture, graphic design, multimedia, painting, drawing or photography in the College of Arts and Sciences. Eligible students must present at a regional or national conference or have a UNF-approved study abroad trip scheduled to be completed prior to graduation.

 

JAMES VAN VLECK Scholarship

Established in 2002 by Jim Van Vleck, this gift provides scholarships for juniors or seniors majoring or minoring in international studies in the College of Arts and Sciences who wish to participate in a study abroad program.

 

JAMES VAN VLECK Transformational Learning Opportunity Scholarship Endowment

Established in 2014 by Jim Van Vleck to support students within the College of Arts and Sciences who want to participate in unique learning experiences outside of the classroom. These experiences could include items such as competing in a national/international competition, working on research with a professor, attending a conference or studying abroad.

 

JOAN AMERY VAN VLECK Endowed Fellowship for Coastal Biology

This fund was created in 2015 by Joan Amery Van Vleck to support graduate students pursuing degrees in coastal biology. Joan’s passion for the natural environment inspired this gift for students in the biological sciences.

 

AMY S. and MARK P. VITNER Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2014 by Amy and Mark Vitner (M.B.A. ‘92), this gift provides funding for students in the Coggin College of Business.

 

VULCAN MATERIALS/FLORIDA ROCK DIVISION Scholarship

Established in 2007, this gift supports The Jacksonville Commitment program, making need-based scholarships available to qualifying high school graduates from Duval County. Vulcan Materials Co. is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates.

 

W           

AMY WAINRIGHT Award in Creative Writing Endowment

Established in 2015 by Bruce and Ginny Roberts in memory of their daughter Amy Wainright, this gift supports creative writing at UNF. Amy was an English instructor at UNF.

 

ROBERT and PEGGY WARE Community Leadership Council Scholarship

Established in 1985 by Bob Ware (M.Ed. ’84), a former IBM executive, and his wife, Peggy (B.A. ’80), who taught in the Duval County schools, this scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in special education with demonstrated financial need.

 

NINA WATERS Nonprofit Leadership Scholarship Endowment

Established in 2012 by James and Joan Van Vleck, this scholarship honors Nina Waters, for her service as the president of The Community Foundation of Jacksonville. The scholarship’s goal is to help support a student who is enrolled in the graduate certificate in nonprofit management program, housed within the Department of Political Science and Public Administration.

 

JOSHUA C. WATKINS Memorial Scholarship

This endowment was established in 2006 in memory of Marine Cpl. Joshua C. Watkins by Amy Vazquez, his mother, and David Tillis, his uncle. Watkins was killed in action in Iraq. The scholarship is for active duty, reserve or honorably discharged military personnel with a preference given to Marines.

 

WEAVER FAMILY FOUNDATION Scholarship

Established in 2001 by Delores Barr and J. Wayne Weaver, former majority owners of the Jacksonville Jaguars, this gift funds need-based scholarships. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate a commitment to community service.

 

WEIGHT-KILCULLEN Basketball Scholarship

Established in 2005, this gift provides basketball scholarships for student-athletes as well as discretionary funds for use by the head basketball coach. Tony Weight established the endowment to recognize Matt Kilcullen, UNF’s first Division I basketball coach, for his service to the men’s basketball program.

 

LU ANN and DORAN WEINSTEIN Memorial Scholarship in Business

Established in 2012 by the estate of the late Lu Ann Bear and Doran Weinstein, this gift provides business scholarships in memory of her husband. Lu Ann Bear was an artist and portrait painter while Doran Weinstein was a Jacksonville business executive.

 

LU ANN and DORAN WEINSTEIN Memorial Scholarship in Music

Established in 2012 by the estate of the late Lu Ann Bear and Doran Weinstein, this gift provides music scholarships. Lu Ann Bear was an artist and portrait painter. She was also an avid supporter of the UNF Music Program.

 

LU ANN and DORAN WEINSTEIN Memorial Scholarship in Visual Arts

Established in 2012 by the estate of the late Lu Ann Bear and Doran Weinstein, this gift provides scholarships in the visual arts. Lu Ann Bear was an artist and portrait painter. Her objective was to support the visual arts in the Department of Art and Design.

 

WELLS FARGO BANK Scholarship

Originally established by First Union, this scholarship is for undergraduate students who are National Merit Scholars, semifinalists, achievement scholars or commended students.

 

WELLS FARGO Education Scholarship

Established in 2005 through the foundation of Wachovia Bank, this endowment provides scholarships for students who study teacher education. This scholarship is for first-time-in-college and transfer students.

 

ELLIS F. WHITE Founding Faculty Scholarship

Established in 2002 by UNF alumni and faculty in memory of Ellis F. White, the founding dean of the College of Education and Human Services, this award is given to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students majoring in education.

 

KRISTI WILDER “Are You My Friend?” Scholarship

Established in 2003, this scholarship/fellowship is awarded to juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in special education who demonstrate financial need. Students must live in Nassau, Duval, Baker, Clay or St. Johns counties, with first preference given to those living in Nassau County and second preference to Duval County residents. The endowment was created in memory of Kristi Wilder, a young woman who survived longer than doctors expected, against all odds with physical and mental disabilities but with a warm and loving heart that knew no boundaries. She loved everyone and everyone loved her — she would ask everyone she met, “Are you my friend?”

 

J.H. WILLIAMS Scholarship

Established in 2006 by the Florida Georgia Blood Alliance Inc. in honor of Joseph Hanson Williams for his 25 years of service and time as chair of the board, this gift provides scholarships for students who have a demonstrated compassion for others and support the Florida Georgia Blood Alliance’s volunteer blood donor program.

 

WOMEN and GIRLS Health Research Professorship

Established in 2004 by a group of interested donors, this gift creates a professorship in female health research. This professorship allows the Brooks College of Health to attract nationally recognized health researchers and educators.

 

QUENTIN E. and LOUISE L. WOOD First Generation Endowed Scholarship

This gift was established in 2014 by Quentin E. Wood to support the First Generation Scholarship Program, providing need-based support for students who are the first in their families to attend college.

 

MARK E. WORKMAN Professorship

Established in 2003 by Gerald B. Mitchell and Stephanie W. Mitchell in honor of Dr. Mark Workman, former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and former UNF provost, this gift provides a named professorship to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for the purpose of teaching, research and public service. The dean may support student scholarships, faculty teaching and research projects, curriculum development and the purchase of equipment and technology.

 

WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL/UNF Lecture Series

Established in 2007 by World Affairs Council members and friends, this endowment provides funding for visiting professors and lecturers for students, faculty, alumni and the general public. Support for these programs includes honoraria, travel and related expenses. Speakers will cover topics of international and national interest.

 

Y             

 

GERSON YESSIN Distinguished Professorship in Classical Music

Established in 1998 by Ruth Conley and community members to honor Dr. Gerson Yessin, the founding chair of UNF’s Department of Music, this professorship provides support for an outstanding senior faculty member in the field of classical music studies.

 

SIR COLVILLE YOUNG Scholarship/Fellowship

Established in 1998 by Dr. Betty Flinchum, former senior adviser for UNF’s international programs, this scholarship/fellowship honors His Excellency Sir Colville Young, governor general of Belize. The award provides funding for College of Education and Human Services students who are citizens of Belize, to study at UNF and later return to their country with renewed training, skills and the motivation to excel as educators.

 

Z

 

ELIZABETH and IRWIN ZEKARIA Scholarship/Fellowship

Established in 1998 by the Zekarias, this gift awards scholarships/fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education and Human Services who demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to students majoring in deaf education.

 

EMILY R. ZIMMERMAN Endowed Scholarship

The estate of Emily Zimmerman created this endowment to support students eligible for the First Generation Scholarship program.