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UNF Foundation First Generation Scholarships

Earning a college degree may seem like an impossible dream to students hoping to be the first in their families to attend college, but it's not anymore. The University of North Florida and the University of North Florida Foundation participate in Florida's First Generation Matching Grant Program.


The UNF Foundation Scholarships office is in the process of implementing a new scholarship processing system called AcademicWorks. This system will allow students to see what scholarships they qualify for and apply online, among many other efficient processes. As the software is currently being set up, scholarship applications for the 2020-21 academic year will not open until November 2019. Thank you for your patience as we improve our systems.


Competitive UNF Foundation First Generation Scholarships

 

Scholarship Eligibility
THE PLAYERS Championship First Generation Scholarship
  • First time in college student (FTIC)
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident of Clay, Duval, Baker, St. Johns or Nassau county
 
Dianne and Gary McCalla First Generation Scholarship
  • First time in college student (FTIC)
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
  • Fall admit
 
Russell B. and Katherine S. Newton, III First Generation Endowed Scholarship
  • First time in college student (FTIC)
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
 
Joyce B. Penman First Generation Scholarship
  • First time in college student (FTIC)
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
 
Emily R. Zimmerman Endowed First Generation Scholarship
  • Minimum recalculated high school GPA of 2.0
  • First time in college student (FTIC)
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
 
Betty L. Donahue and Lonette D. Seaton Endowed First Generation Scholarship
  • Minimum recalculated high school GPA of 2.0
  • First time in college student (FTIC)
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
 
Quentin E. and Louise L. Wood First Generation Scholarship
  • Minimum recalculated high school GPA of 3.0
  • First time in college student (FTIC) or transfer student
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
 
Almeta Monroe-Turner First Generation Scholarship
  • First time in college student (FTIC)
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident of zip codes 32208, 32209, or 32218
 
Rotary of Riverside First Generation Scholarship Endowment
  • Minimum recalculated high school GPA of 2.0
  • First time in college student (FTIC)
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident of zip codes 33210, 32205, or 32204
 
Everbank First Generation Scholarship 
  • Minimum recalculated high school GPA of 2.0
  • First time in college student (FTIC) or transfer student
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident of Duval, Dade, Pinellas, Collier, Lee, Palm Beach or Broward county
 

Otis Smith Kids Foundation First Generation Scholarship

  • First time in college student (FTIC) or transfer student
  • Preference given to high school graduates of Duval, St. Johns, Clay, Baker and Nassau county
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
 
Stephen and Phyllis Bachand First Generation Scholarship
  • First time in college student (FTIC)
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident
 
The Fig Tree Fund
  • Minimum recalculated high school GPA of 2.0
  • First time in college student (FTIC)
  • Complete FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Florida resident