Study Abroad - SAILS & Other Scholarships
Note: Funding may only be awarded according to the rules and regulations of Financial Aid. Your scholarship award is contingent upon the ability to qualify for disbursements, your enrollment status, satisfactory academic progress (SAP) status, and cost of attendance restrictions. You must be in good academic standing. Please remember SAILS can be affected by many Financial Aid policies. Please consult with One Stop Student Services about your specific Financial Aid status if you have questions.
REMEMBER: THE SAILS SCHOLARSHIP IS COMPETITIVE.
Yes. The SAILS
is not age-based. Students may apply as long as they meet all the
eligibility requirements, regardless of age.
For a program to be eligible for SAILS,
the program must meet one of the following criteria: be a credit bearing
activity, be part of a degree requirement, or be credit or course related. All
application materials should include evidence of one of these three elements.
In order for a SAILS scholarship to
disperse to a student’s account,the student must be enrolled in UNF credits
during the term of travel You must
be an UNF student, this means in classes: be a credit bearing activity, be part
of a degree requirement, or be credit or course related. Please remember final
awarding of a SAILS scholarship is contingent upon Financial Aid policies,
since this office is responsible for processing and dispersing funds.
No. For a student to be eligible for
SAILS, the student must be a degree seeking UNF student. That means you must have a declared major and that major should be listed on your student transcript in the field called
If you are participating in a Faculty-Led trip then your professor will notify the international center of your involvement when they submit the roster for the course. This submission will generate a file for you. If you are going on a third party or exchange, then you will need to meet with a study aboard advisor and discuss your international plans
Applying for the SAILS
Scholarship process and selection
Successful candidates are selected on the basis of their applications. All completed applications are evaluated by a University Committee. Once the applications have been evaluated, the International Center will notify recipients.
Every year we receive many excellent applications and have only a limited number of funds to award. Unfortunately, the applications we get from deserving students greatly outnumber the awards we have available. As such, we have a very competitive process and sometimes even strong students do not get selected.
What happens after I submit my SAILS application?
Regarding SAILS and TLO funding and study abroad program costs
Even if you receive a SAILS you are responsible to pay for any study abroad program costs by the stated deadline. There is NO deferment of study abroad program costs if one receives a SAILS award. For most students, SAILS will be disbursed after the deadline to pay tuition and fees.
Students are responsible for payment of tuition and fees by the established deadline date, as published on the University Academic Calendar.
TLO funding is awarded to a specific academic class. Professors are the ones that apply for TLO funding for their classes.
Remember if you are going on a TLO trip the Faculty-Leader will need to provide the International Center with the list of TLO students for their courses. This list will be checked against students applying for a SAILS scholarship. Any SAILS applicant who is on the TLO list will be removed from the application process. If a TLO list has empty slots, and a student in that class applies for a SAILS award, that student’s application will be removed from the application process and the student’s name will be provided to the Faculty-Leader for inclusion on the TLO list. If the Faculty-Leader decides to accept additional students over and above what was listed in the TLO application, those additional students may apply for a SAILS scholarship, on a competitive basis
The SAILS funding comes from the Student Life and Services Fee.
Feel free to contact the International Center at 904-620-2657 or firstname.lastname@example.org