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Scholarships

2020-2021

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.

 

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 my be submitted on Perch Portal.  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 2020-21 will open August 17, 2020. These applications may be submitted on Perch Portal. 

 

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 regular mail to permanent address and UNF email by the middle of November 2020. 

 

Q: What is the deadline for the scholarships?     

A: The application deadline for our Fall 2020 scholarship is September 14, 2020.  All  applications for SG Scholarships may be submitted on Perch Portal. 

 

*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.