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The Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship

Thousands of Duval County public school students who have the desire to further their educational goals may fear that they lack the resources to continue their academic careers beyond high school. The University of North Florida offers The Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship to eligible students who meet the academic standards required for admission to the University.

Who is eligible for The Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship?

Students eligible for The Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship must:

  • Be admitted to the University of North Florida
  • Be a recent Duval County public high school graduate with a standard high school diploma
  • Be a Florida resident for tuition purposes
  • Complete The Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship Application
  • Submit an error-free FAFSA (priority consideration is given to students who submit their FAFSA by October 15 each year).
  • Be eligible for the Pell Grant as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

How much does The Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship provide?

UNF has committed to providing funding to help with the cost of a University education for eligible students. The scholarship award is valued at $24,000 over four years.

How to apply for The Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship?

To apply, you must complete The Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship Application.

  • Log into your myWings portal
  • Select Banner Student Self-Service tile
  • Click the Admissions link
  • Choose the Scholarship Application link to apply
If you have further questions about the Jacksonville Commitment scholarship program, please contact Admissions Coordinator Latonio Nichols at (904) 620-5837 or latonio.nichols@unf.edu.
  • Is there a waiting list?
    The program can only accept a certain number of students each academic year. Once that maximum is reached, applicants may be added to a wait list and will be notified if space opens up and they are awarded a scholarship.
  • How do other scholarships and financial aid affect The Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship?
    Students may receive certain other types of financial aid that could impact their eligibility for the Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship.
  • Are international students eligible for these awards?
    If a student is eligible for in-state tuition as determined by Florida’s residency for tuition purposes guidelines, then they will also be eligible for The Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship assuming that all of the other requirements are met.
  • Is there an application deadline?
    The priority consideration date to submit the scholarship application and an error-free FAFSA is October 15 of the student's senior year in high school. However, we continue to accept applications through the fall and spring terms. The key is to apply as soon as possible.
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