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Scholarships

2019-2020

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 our Fall 2019 Scholarships are now closed.  All applicants will receive a letter in the mail over the Thanksgiving break notifying them whether their application was chosen to receive an award. If you do receive an award, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (904) 620-5555 for any financial questions. If you applied and do not receive your notification letter by the end of Fall 2019 finals week, please contact the SG Business & Accounting Office.


Applications for the Celeste Watkins Distinguished Leader Award, Martin P. Garris Humanitarian Award, and the Non-Traditional Student Award will reopen on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 8:00am and will be due by February 3, 2020 at 5:00pm in the SG Business & Accounting Office. Please see the Competitive Scholarships page for a description of criteria for these awards and their applications.

 

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 sgbusiness@unf.edu.

 

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 Fall 2019 application period have closed. However, applications for the Celeste Watkins Distinguished Leader Award, Martin P. Garris Humanitarian Award, and the Non-Traditional Student Award are being reopened for application in Spring 2019. These applications will open on January 6, 2020 at 8:00am and must be submitted to the SG Business & Accounting Office in building 58 East, room 3409.

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 applied during Fall 2019 will be notified via mailed letter by the end of November 2019. Scholarship Award recipients who applied during Spring 2020 will be notified via mailed letter by the end of March 2020.

Q: What is the deadline for the scholarships?

A: The application deadline for our Fall 2019 scholarships was Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 5:00pm. The application deadline for our Spring 2020 scholarships is Monday, February 3, 2019 at 5:00pm. All SG scholarships must be submitted to the SG Business & Accounting Office (58E/3409).

 

*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 sgbusiness@unf.edu.