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President’s office helps create $250,000 in new student scholarships and assistance

The University of North Florida has announced that President David Szymanski will take a 15% salary reduction in FY 2020 and the President’s Office will have a 65% reduction in its operating budget for FY 2021 to further assist students in need. Together, these two funds will create more than $250,000 in new student scholarships and need-based aid in alignment with UNF’s unwavering commitment to student success. Funds will also help partially offset increased costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The University continues to be laser focused on assisting with the financial and other immediate needs of our fellow Ospreys. Today more than ever, we must make the sacrifices necessary to ensure that our students can complete their education. Now is the time to give back,” said UNF President Szymanski. “

These new scholarship and aid funds were created to help play a critical role in easing financial hardships for many students and their families. While these cost saving measures apply only to the President’s salary and the President’s Office at this time, the University is continually exploring cost saving opportunities as part of a broader financial due diligence. 

To read the full press release, visit the Media Relations website.