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Resources

If you offer a resource that is accessible and relevant to UNF LGBTQ+ students, please email unflgbt@unf.edu for consideration to be included to our listing.

National

National Organizations

Coming Out

*Note: UNF students can contact the Director or Program Coordinator, at any time to confidentially discuss the coming out process, work through a plan, and get advice.


Terminology

Since language is always evolving and may differ from person to person, there is no definitive source for key terms relating to the LGBTQ community. Below, are some links from current and reputable organizations that offer commonly used key terms.

 

 Scholarships

 

 

Faculty Resources

We are currently working on adding faculty resources to our website. For now, please check our Local and National Resources page or browse our Resource Library holdings.

On Campus

Safe Space Training

More Information on Safe Space Training

LGBTQIA Speakers Bureau

Our LGBTQIA Speakers Bureau can come speak in your class on many topics:

  • LGBTQ 101 Issues
  • Transgender Issues
  • Marriage equality
  • Interrupting heteronormativity in the classroom

To schedule a LGBTQIA Speakers Bureau presentation for your class, please email Dwan Love-Dinkens.

Club Can-Do

Club Can-Do Mentoring Program

More Information on Club Can-Do

Preferred Name

More Information on Preferred Names

Pronouns

More Information on Pronouns

Other Resources

Athlete Ally Learning Tools

Asexual and Aromantic Resources

On Campus

Asexual Awareness Week Events (October 26th - November 1st)

Online

General Resources

Asexual Blogs

Asexual Research

Asexual Census

Other Resources

Resources for Ace Survivors

Books

Non-Monosexual Resources

On Campus

  • Bisexuality Day Events (September 23rd)
  • Bisexual Health Month (March)

Online

Sex and Gender Resources

General

On Campus

In the Community

  • PFLAG of Jacksonville – group that supports LGBT people and their families: http://www.pflagjax.com/. Meets third Thursday of every month at Christ Church of Peace, 1240 McDuff Ave Jacksonville, Fl 32205. Contact info@pflagjax.org for help or questions
  • Change Your Name and Gender Marker in Florida: This website is a complete guide for changing name and gender marker in Florida. It includes the forms and will help you though them. The guide covers filing the petition, updating with social security card, driver license, passport and birth certificate.

Intersex

On Campus

Intersex Awareness Day, Tuesday, Oct. 27

Online

Transgender

On Campus

Florida Transgender Resource Guide:

The Florida Transgender Resource Guide contains list of transgender resources within Florida (Includes therapists, endocrinologists, primary care providers, etc).

FL TransResource Guide

In the Community

Endocrinology

Support Groups

  • Transgender Support Group - "Transitions of Northeast Florida"
  • Parent/Partner/Family/Friends of Transgender Loved Ones Support Group: First Thursday every month 5:30p-7:00p at Christ Church of Peace. 1240 McDuff Ave S. Jacksonville, FL 32205. 
  • Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Support Group in Mandarin: FREE and OPEN to all transgender and questioning people! Led by Cosmos Cranston. Website: http://jaxsexualhealth.com/groups/ Location: Jacksonville Public Library – South Mandarin Branch, 12125 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223
  • Transgender Support Group in Orange Park: FREE and OPEN to all trans folks. Led by Edna Schafer, LMHC. The second Tuesday of the month at 4pm. The attendees can register by emailing edna@escounseling.com. Location: 406 McIntosh Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073 

Nationally

General
Campuses with Trans Policies

The Trans Policy Clearinghouse: www.campuspride.org/tpc

Go to the Trans Policy Clearinghouse for the most comprehensive list of:

  • Colleges and Universities with Nondiscrimination Policies that Include Gender Identity/Expression
  • Colleges and Universities that Cover Transition-Related Medical Expenses Under Student Health Insurance
  • Colleges and Universities that Cover Transition-Related Medical Expenses Under Employee Health Insurance
  • Colleges and Universities that Provide Gender-Inclusive Housing
  • Colleges and Universities that Allow Students to Change the Name and Gender on Campus Records
  • Colleges and Universities with a Trans-Inclusive Intramural Athletic Policy
Transgender Youth Resources

 

 

 Study.com Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students

Scholarships for Underrepresented Students attending UNF

 Addison Accounting Scholarship  

  • Meet admission requirements and be accepted by the University of North Florida
  • Enroll full-time with at least 12 semester hours in the Fall and Spring semesters
  • Declare a major in Accounting
  • Maintain an UNF GPA of at least 3.0
  • Have parents or guardians who have not earned their bachelor's degree
  • Be selected by a committee chosen by the Dean of the Coggin College of Business
  • Preference will be given to students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the University's Office of Financial Aid.

 African American Faculty & Staff Association (AAFSA) Scholarship 

  • Currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate (at least 12 credit hours) or graduate student (at least 9 credit hours) at the University of North Florida
  • Must have a University cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (for undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate) before the scholarship end date as noted in the Application Requirements
  • Prior year scholarship recipients are not eligible
  • Exhibits an interest in enriching and supporting individuals of African-American descent, and/or
  • Exhibits leadership in promoting an understanding of challenges that African-Americans or other minorities
  • Experience in higher education, and/or
  • Enhances awareness of African-American cultural, educational, and civic activities

 Almeta Monroe-Turner First Generation Scholarship 

  • Meet admissions requirements & be accepted to UNF
  • Enroll as First Time in College (FTIC) student
  • Reside in Florida for tuition purposes
  • Have parents or guardians who have not earned their bachelor's degree
  • Have a home address and/or have graduated from a high school located in one of the following zip codes 32208, 32209, 32218
  • Meet any additional eligibility requirements as established by the University Office of Financial Aid
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the University Office of Financial Aid

 Andrew Robinson Scholarship Endowment 

  • Preference given to candidates who are inner city residents
  • Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Meet UNF's fall admission standards and be accepted
  • Enroll as a First Time in College (FTIC) full time student
  • Live on UNF campus

DCPS Superintendent's Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Andrew Robinson and the Raines High School Class of 1969

  • Meet admission requirements and be accepted by the University of North Florida,
  • Enroll full-time as an undergraduate student, earning at least 12 credit hours in the Fall semester, and 12 credit hours in the Spring semester,
  • Reside in Florida for tuition purposes,
  • Be a graduate of Raines High School with preference given to incoming freshmen, and
  • Be selected by a committee chosen by the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

 Dutton Schilling Scholarship 

  • Meet admissions requirements and be accepted to the University of North Florida,
  • Enroll full-time as undergraduate students with at least 12 credit hours in the fall and 12 credit hours in the spring semesters,
  • Reside in Florida for tuition purposes,
  • Reside in campus housing at UNF,
  • Demonstrate part-time employment of at least six hours per week (any location) while enrolled in courses,
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the University's Office of Financial Aid,
  • Have a Homeless Tuition Waiver or a Department of Children and Families Tuition Waiver, and
  • Preference will be given to students who either were or are clients of JASMYN or Port in the Storm Homeless Youth Center and who produce documentation from one of the two agencies.

 Hicks Scholars Endowment 

  • Complete a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need as defined by UNF's Office of Financial Aid
  • Be either a summer or fall First Time in College student or transfer student
  • Preference given to applicants in the following order
  • Fall FTIC students who are HUD/HabiJax residents
  • Former HabiJax or Section 8 housing residents will be given preference on a case by case basis
  •  Summer FTIC students who areHUD/HabiJax residents
  • Fall FTIC students who reside in other publicly assisted housing
  • Summer FTIC students who reside in other publicly assisted housing
  • Transfer students who are HUD/HabiJax residents
  • Transfer students who reside in other publicly assisted housing

 John Montgomery National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Conference Award 

  • Meet admission requirements and by the University of North Florida
  • Reside in Florida for tuition purposes
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 3.2
  • Be an MBA candidate
  • Submit an essay of 500 words or less on what the NBMBAA mission means and how the recipient intends to give back to the community.
  • Be selected by a committee chosen by the Dean of the Coggin College of Business
  • Be an underrepresented minority with a preference given to Black/ African American students
  • Preference of a second year MBA student

 Joyce B. Penman Scholarship 

  • Meet admissions requirements and be accepted into UNF
  • Reside in Florida for tuition purposes
  • Have parents who have not earned their bachelor's degree
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the UNF's Financial Aid Office
  • Preference will be given in the following order:
  • First Generation student and Refugee student (have parents who have not earned their bachelor's degrees and are a refugee or a student w/ refugee parents)
  • Refugee student (either a refugee themselves or a student of refugee parents);
  • First Generation student
  • Refugee student (either a refugee themselves or a student of refugee parents or grandparents)

League Foundation Scholarships

  • Be an openly self-identified member of the LGBTQ+ Community
  • Be graduating from high school in the year they apply for a scholarship.
  • Be a United States Citizen or be a legal immigrant.
  • Be attending an accredited college, university, or vocational school within the United States or Canada. Proof of acceptance is required.
  • Provide an OFFICIAL copy of their high school transcript showing a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better using a 4.0 scale or equivalent. Weighted average can be used in these calculations. If the applicant’s high school does not use a numerical grading system, then a complete description of the measures of success and requirements for graduation is required.
  • Complete 2 personal essays as outlined on the application form.
  • Provide at least 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.
  • Prepare a detailed list of community involvement. “Extra-Credit” is given to those activities and leadership roles relating directly to the LGBTQ+  communities.
  • Sign an acknowledgement form agreeing to the outlined terms and conditions of the application. (See application form)

LGBTQ Support & Social Group USA

  • Three things needed to enter the LGBTQ college scholarship if you are not in our support group:
  • You must get a letter showing that you are in the LGBTQ community and that you attend an LGBTQ support group. The letter must be signed by the group leader on their letterhead stationery of that support group/organization.
  • You need to pick one of the LGBTQ essay questions. See our LGBTQ Scholarship page for info.
  • You must volunteer at an LGBTQ support group center for a total of 3 hours. Also acceptable will be helping

at a pride event. You must have a letter signed showing that you helped at a center/event for the LGBTQ. Again on letterhead stationery of support group/organization.

  • LGBTQ SUPPORT AND SOCIAL GROUP USA – LGBTQ+ College Scholarships SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY 2020 A $500.00 college scholarship will be awarded to an entering college freshman (Fall 2019) that is in the LGBTQ community. The check will be made out to the college with the winning student’s name. A letter will be included explaining the essay contest and scholarship award. Applicants must submit their essay of no less than 1,000 words on or before the 1st Thursday in August (you may feel free to submit it at our regularly scheduled meeting in Clinton that month). The winner will be announced at our September meeting.  If you are in our support group, you must attend meetings and help out at our fund raisers.
  • You may choose one of the two topic questions below for your submission:
  •  How would you like to see the LGBTQ community progress in 10 years?
  • Which prominent member of the LGBTQ community inspires you most and why?
  • Please Email MatthewL@alum.fdu.edu with your essay and letters.

 

 Markand Eryn Dawkins Endowed Scholarship 

  • Meet admissions requirements and be accepted to the University of North Florida
  • Earn a UNF cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Declare a major in the Coggin College of Business
  • Be a member of one of the following student clubs: Black Student Union (BSU), Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Rasine Kreyol (R.K.), National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the University's Office of Financial Aid

 Michael Ward and Jennifer Glock First Generation Scholarship 

  • Meet admissions requirements and be accepted to UNF
  • Enroll as a First Time in College (FTIC) or transfer student accepted for fall admission;
  • Reside in Florida for Tuition purposes
  • Have parents or guardians who have not earned their bachelor's degree
  • Meet any additional eligibility requirements established by UNF's Financial Aid Office
  • First generation students only;
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the UNF Financial Aid Office
  • Preference given to student who graduate from high schools in the following zip codes, 32205, 32206, 32207, 32208, 32209, 32211, 32216, and 32254

Point Foundation

  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2021. Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a United States territory are NOT eligible.
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
  • Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program. Post-doctoral research programs are not eligible.
  • Students studying at community colleges, online programs, or trade schools, are NOT eligible. [But, if you are a community college student, check out our Community College Scholarship]
  • Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university.
  • Must be at least a senior in high school.
  • If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be able to record a video for the Point Selections Committee. More details provided to those who reach the finalist stage.

Queer Foundation

  • Successful gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their friends volunteering their time would identify and coach talented and academically gifted queer youth in writing an essay dealing with the announced theme. Their friends could also submit essays. A panel of judges evaluated the essays. Authors of winning essays were invited to an interview and, upon passing the interview and reference check, were awarded $1,000 scholarships to the U.S. college or university of their choice.
  • Queer Scholars received, as needed, mentoring, academic advising, and tutoring to enable them to succeed in their studies. In return they would be expected to (a) maintain a suitable grade point average as determined by the college or university, (b) practice self-care, and (c) give back to the community through doing community service, authoring queer studies papers, and/or mentoring high school or other college students. There was, however, no required check-in or report back.

 R. Ernest & Deon Ferrell Scholarship Endowment 

  • Graduate from Andrew Jackson High School
  • Meet fall admissions standards
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the UNF Financial Aid Office
  • Preference given to students studying pre-medicine, nursing, health care related professions, biology or physical sciences

 OR

  • Provide documentation as a 1961 graduate of AJHS or child or grandchild of a 1961 AJHS graduate
  • Meet fall admissions standards
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the UNF Financial Aid Office
  • Consent to release grades to the Division of Institutional Advancement for the purpose of reporting to the donor

Rainbow Scholarship

  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA student
  • Currently enrolled as undergraduate at a U.S. university or college
  • Minimum of 4 weeks of study in country during semester
  • Program must be eligible for credit

 Rotary of Riverside First Generation Scholarship 

  • Meet admissions requirements & be accepted to UNF
  • Enroll as First Time in College (FTIC) student
  • Reside in Florida for tuition purposes
  • Have parents or guardians who have not earned their bachelor's degree
  • Have a home address and/or have graduated from a high school located in one of the following zip codes 32210, 32205, 32204
  • Meet any additional eligibility requirements as established by the University Office of Financial Aid
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the University Office of Financial Aid

 Scheidel Habitat/Pace/CHS Scholarship 

  •  Students eligible to receive this scholarship must be recommended by one of the Scheidel Partner organizations.
  • Reside currently in, or be the dependent of a homeowner who resides currently in, a home with a current or paid-off mortgage owned or managed by Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville Beaches, Inc. (Beaches Habitat) or Habitat St. Johns; or graduate from the PACE Center for Girls, or graduate from another high school after attending the PACE Center for Girls after Jan. 2002; or reside at Children's Home Society or be a foster child under Children's Home Society care,
  • First preference will be given to students who most recently graduated from high school and transfer students
  • Meet admissions requirements and be accepted to the University of North Florida,
  • Enroll as a First Time In College (FTIC) student or community college transfer student,
  • Reside in Florida for tuition purposes,
  • Live in campus housing, except juniors, seniors and Habitat homeowners, who have the option to live off-campus; sophomores can petition to live off-campus,
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the University's Office of Financial Aid except for dependents of Habitat residents, who are not required to demonstrate need, and
  • Submit to UNF as part of their scholarship application proof that the student has applied for non-UNF/third party scholarships.

 Solomon H. and Audrey L. Jones Scholarship in Accounting 

  • Meet admission requirements and be accepted by the University of North Florida
  • Enroll full-time with at least 12 hours each semester
  • Have graduated high school from a Duval county public school
  • Declare a major in Accounting
  • Maintain a UNF GPA of at least 2.7
  • Be selected by a committee chosen by the Dean of the Coggin College of Business
  • Be an underrepresented minority as the goal of this scholarship is to increase and encourage diversity and broader inclusion within the field of accounting
  • Preference given to members of UNF's National Association for Black Accountants (NABA), a registered student organization

 Ted R. Allaire Memorial Scholarship  

Preference given in this order:

  • Past Dreamers of Dreams Come True who plan to major in Transportation and Logistics
  • Past Dreamers who plan to major in any degree program in the Coggin College of Business
  • Past Dreamers who are business majors and qualify as First-Generation scholarship students.

Criteria:

  • Meet admission requirements and accepted to the University of North Florida
  • Enroll as a First Time in College (FTIC) or transfer
  • Reside in Florida
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and file a form each year
  • Must have a UNF recalculated high school GPA of at least 3.0 or a transfer GPA of 2.5

 Urban Initiative Undergraduate Scholarship Criteria 

  • Meet admissions requirements and be accepted to the University of North Florida,
  • Be enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services or declare an interest in majoring in the College of Education and Human Services,
  • Enroll in a minimum of 9 hours in the fall and spring semesters,
  • Enroll in a minimum of 3 hours in the summer semester, if utilizing scholarship funds,
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5,
  • Major in an area that leads to a Florida teacher certificate
  • Preference given to those who have either graduated from a Duval county public school, and/or to those from underrepresented populations, as the goal of this scholarship is to increase and encourage diversity and broader inclusion