Scholarship and Academics: $19 million

Student Scholarships – $15 million

 
Promising, diverse applicants shouldn’t have a financial barrier set before them before they even enter through our gates. Fewer and fewer of the most prized students are able to shoulder the full cost of Jacksonville University tuition. ASPIRE’s merit and need-based scholarships will prove essential to making JU their first and final choice.

 
 

Faculty Development and Research – $1 million

 
Our enthusiastic, sharp and caring faculty love nurturing students to ever-greater successes. They need continuing training through education, workshops, sabbaticals and more to keep pace in a changing market. With support from ASPIRE’s funds, they’ll have the long-term access to resources, materials and training that they need to hone their skills, perform research and keep JU attractive and visible for years to come.
 

 

The JU Honors Program – $1 million

 
JU’s best and brightest enrich themselves and the entire campus with their rigorous coursework, research and scholarship. Together with faculty, they upgrade the University’s academic standards and help attract a higher brand of student to campus. ASPIRE will boost Honors Program funding toward course development, travel to conferences and symposia and research projects.
 

 

Undergraduate Research – $1 million

Creative, innovative research dovetails with classwork as an inspiring part of the JU experience. Scholarly study by undergraduates is a crucial aspect of the journey toward even more sophisticated findings. However, it costs money. ASPIRE will provide for the travel, data collection, labs, supplies, equipment, software and more needed to grow this aspect of their JU careers.

 

Davis College of Business Initiatives – $1 million

With the recent international accreditation and a new dean, the Davis College of Business is poised to meet and exceed the needs of today’s students and business community. Plans include developing a doctorate program in business administration, adding travel components to business courses and building internship relationships with global and entrepreneurial ventures.​
 
For more information contact Kimberly Mariani Jones at 904.256.7642 or email kmarian@ju.edu.
 
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