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Student Government awards scholarships annually during the Fall semester of each academic year. The awards from these scholarships are split in half, where the first half is disbursed during the Fall semester and the second half is disbursed during the Spring semester. Applications for  2019-20 Scholarships are now closed. 

Applications for the Celeste Watkins Distinguished Leader Award, Martin P. Garris Humanitarian Award, and the Non-Traditional Student Award for the Spring are now closed. The Committee is currently reviewing these applications.  All applicants will receive a letter by the middle of March notifying them whether their application was chosen to receive an award. 


If you have any questions or concerns in regards to our process and/or updates, please call (904) 620-1511 or email the SG Business & Accounting Office at


Please see below for the list of scholarships offered by Student Government:

Competitive Scholarships

Competitive Scholarships are scholarships that are allocated and distributed by Student Government. The applications are reviewed by the SG Scholarship Committee, and the committee will select the award recipient(s) for each award.

Decentralized Scholarships

Decentralized Scholarships are scholarships that are allocated by Student Government for other departments to distribute. The applications are available within the corresponding departments from which the scholarship is distributed, as well as at the Student Government Rotunda, Building 58E, Room 3300. The departments themselves determine the selection process and decide on the award recipient(s) for each award. Any questions about these scholarships should be directed to the corresponding department directly.

Scholarship FAQs

Q: When are scholarship applications posted?

A: Scholarship Applications for the year 2019-20 application period have closed. These applications will re-open in early Fall.


Q: How many scholarships may I apply for? 

A: Students may apply for as many scholarships as they would like if they meet the eligibility requirements, but they are limited to receiving one award if they are selected as a recipient.

Q: What qualifies as a non-traditional student?

A: A non-traditional student is typically someone who delays college enrollment and does not enroll immediately following high school completion, works full time (32 or more hours per week) while enrolled, is considered financially independent for purposes of determining eligibility for financial aid, has dependents other than a spouse (usually children, but may also be caregivers of sick or elderly family members), is a single parent (either not married or married but separated and has dependents), or does not have a high school diploma (completed high school with a GED or other high school completion certificate or did not finish high school).

Q: When will the awards be distributed?

A: Scholarship Award recipients who apply during Fall 2020 will be notified via mailed letter by the end of November 2020. Scholarship Award recipients who apply during Spring 2021 will be notified via mailed letter by the middle of March 2021.

*Please note that any application packets that are missing documents, including the application page, will be disqualified. Each scholarship requires a different set of attachments, so be sure to visit the scholarship listing pages to see what you need to include in your application packet.


For any other specific questions, please call the SG Business & Accounting office at (904) 620-1511 or email