UNF Dannehl & Kevin Twomey Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship

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Amount
Awarded

$6,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 14

Friday
Awarded By:

University of North Florida (UNF)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must meet admissions requirements of the University of North Florida.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  4. Must be accepted in the UNF College of Education and Human Services as a college junior or senior or graduate student.
  5. Must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher as a junior or senior student, or a 3.5 or higher as a graduate student.
  6. Must pursue a degree in education with preference given to students pursuing a teaching career in an urban school. (Note: An urban school is defined as a school with a high percentage of students on free or reduced lunch programs, a high mobility and absentee rate, a high percentage of minority and immigrant students, and a high percentage of low socio-economic status students.)
  7. Must enroll full time (12 credit hours) each semester and earn at least 24 credits by the end of each academic year if an undergraduate student; OR enroll part time (6 credit hours) each semester and earn at least 12 credits by the end of each academic year if a graduate student.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available to U.S. college juniors and seniors and graduate students who are accepted to the University of North Florida College of Education and Human Services. Students must pursue a degree in education with preference given to students pursuing a teaching career in an urban school, and must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher if undergraduate and 3.5 or higher if graduate.

Application requirements for the UNF Dannehl & Kevin Twomey Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Resume/CV
  • Official Transcript (if new student)
Additional Information: Recipients are chosen by a selection committee. Students will be notified of their selection status in April or May. Recipients will be recognized at an awards reception in the fall. Students must attend the awards reception as a condition of receiving the scholarship or fellowship. Recipients must meet the following responsibilities: maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher if an undergraduate junior/senior or 3.5 or higher if a graduate student; consent to release grades to the Division of Institutional Advancement for the purpose of reporting to the donor; comply with all University regulations, rules, and codes of conduct governing students on campus; and remain in good standing as a student.

Award Amount: $2,000 annually, disbursed in equal installments in fall and spring terms. Current recipients may apply for renewal and will be given preference, pending availability of funding, and if all scholarship/fellowship requirements have been met. Undergraduate or transfer students will be eligible to receive up to 4 semesters or 65 credit hours of scholarship support. Graduate students will be eligible to receive up to 6 semesters or 36 credit hours of fellowship support.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $6,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 14

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 14

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please check back in January for a refreshed application deadline date. Applications are available online from the University of North Florida (UNF) College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) website. The student need only submit one application for all UNF COEHS scholarships for which he/she wishes to be considered. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit the following: a typed, double-spaced essay of no more than three pages (in 11-point font) describing how he/she will benefit from the scholarship; two professional letters of recommendation that are signed, printed on official letterhead, and dated within 12 months of the application; and a resume or curriculum vitae of four pages or less that includes educational qualifications, work experience, teaching experience, leadership positions held and professional activities. Official transcripts must also be included if the student does not currently attend UNF. Please note: To be considered for this scholarship/fellowship, the student must include in his/her essay an explanation of why he/she wants to pursue a teaching career in an urban school. The application and all required documentation must be submitted together as attachments in one email. Applications must be submitted by email by 5:00 p.m. ET on the deadline date. Only electronic applications will be considered.
Contact: Tiffany King
Address: University of North Florida, College of Education and Human Services 1 UNF Drive Jacksonville, Florida 32224-7699

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