UNF Kristi Wilder “Are You My Friend?” Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship

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Amount
Awarded

$12,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 14

Friday
Awarded By:

University of North Florida (UNF)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must meet admissions requirements of the University of North Florida.
  4. Must reside in Florida for tuition purposes and live in Nassau, Duval, Baker, Clay, or St. Johns counties. First preference will be given to student(s) living in Nassau County, and second preference will be given to student(s) living in Duval County.
  5. Must be enrolled as a junior, senior, or graduate student.
  6. Must major in special education.
  7. Must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  8. Must enroll full time (12 credit hours) each semester and earn 24 credit hours by the end of each academic year if an undergraduate; OR enroll part time (6 credit hours) each semester and earn 12 credit hours by the end of each academic year if a graduate.

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

Description: This scholarship is available to Florida resident college junior, senior, and graduate students who have been accepted to the University of North Florida College of Education and Human Services as a special education major. Students must reside in Nassau, Duval, Baker, Clay, or St. Johns counties, and must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Application requirements for the UNF Kristi Wilder “Are You My Friend?” Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Resume/CV
  • Official Transcript (if new sutdent)
  • FAFSA (if undergraduate)
Additional Information: Undergraduate students must demonstrate financial need as defined by UNF's Office of Financial Aid. 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 2.5 or higher; 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; remain in good standing as a student; and file the FAFSA each year if an undergraduate student.

Award Amount: $5,000 annually, disbursed in equal installments in the 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 students will be eligible to receive up to 5 semesters of scholarship support. Graduate students will be eligible to receive up to 5 semesters or 36 credit hours of fellowship support.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $12,500.

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 submitted if the student is not currently enrolled at UNF. Please note: Undergraduate students must also complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and at college financial aid offices. 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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