INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAMS

Students receiving Jacksonville University scholarships, grants, and athletic grants-in-aid must be enrolled as full-time students. The awards are available to students in good academic standing during regular fall and spring semesters only, and are not available for study abroad. Any awarded institutional aid is terminated if the student recipient interrupts full-time enrollment other than for summer break. Jacksonville University scholarships and grants may be reduced if the total gift aid available to a student is more than the student's Direct Costs, defined as tuition and on-campus room and board.  Unless specifically stated, scholarships and grants do not cover books.

Institutional scholarships and grants are awarded for up to four years or normal degree completion (120 earned credits). For students who are enrolled in their final semester and who require fewer than 12 credit hours to complete their degree requirements, the University may permit a student to receive a prorated portion of his or her institutional funding for the final semester. Students who receive institutional scholarships and grants and who wish to enroll for fewer than 12 credit hours in their final semester must petition the Director of Financial Aid to determine if they qualify for a prorated award. Petitions must be filed prior to the beginning of early registration (mid-November and early April) in order to be considered. Restrictions apply.

HONORS SCHOLARSHIPS
Honors Scholarships may be awarded to incoming freshmen of exceptional academic potential who have been fully accepted for admission before mid-February.  Awards are competitive and contingent on participation in the annual Honors Competition which takes place on campus in early spring.  Participation in the Honors Competition is by invitation only.

All Honors Scholarships are renewable for four consecutive academic years, eight semesters, provided the student remains in good academic standing and enrolled in the Honors program.  Should a student not continue enrollment in the Honors Program, the Honors Scholarship may be replaced with an alternative award of lesser value.  Students receiving these scholarships must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 15 each year.  These scholarships do not cover course overloads or books.

William J. Porter Honors Scholarship
Scholarship covers full-time tuition, double room, and full meal plan.  All federal and state entitlement programs, as well as state merit-based awards and other outside scholarships will be applied toward the value of this scholarship. 

Presidential Honors Scholarship
Scholarship covers full-time tuition. The value of the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) must be applied toward the value of this scholarship.  All other gift and financial aid awarded the student may be applied toward Direct Costs.

Jacksonville University Honors Scholarship - $20,000
This award replaces any academic or talent scholarships awarded prior to participation in the Honors Competition.  All other gift and financial aid awarded the student may be applied toward Direct Costs. 

Jacksonville University President's Scholarship 
This scholarship is awarded to valedictorians graduating from high schools located in Duval, Baker, Flagler, Clay, Nassau, and St. Johns counties in Florida. The amount of the President’s Scholarship may be adjusted to maintain compliance with institutional, state, and federal awarding guidelines, however recipients are guaranteed that 100% of tuition will be covered from gift sources.

Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship
Jacksonville University is partnering with the City of Jacksonville and the Duval County Public Schools to fund six (6) full JU scholarships per year. To be eligible, students must be attending a Duval County public high school, qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program and be accepted to the University. This competitive award will cover tuition, double room (does not include Oak Hall), a full meal plan, and books.  It is awarded in the spring prior to the start of freshman year.

Jacksonville University Dean's Scholarship - Up to $18,000
Scholarship may be offered to Honors Competition participants who are not enrolled in the Honors program.

Jacksonville University Academic Scholarship – Starts at $1,000 up to Full Cost of Attendance
This scholarship is awarded to qualifying high school seniors and transfer students upon acceptance for admission and is based on previous academic performance as demonstrated by high school and college academic transcripts.

Jacksonville University Academic/Talent Scholarship
The scholarship amount varies and is determined with consideration to both demonstrated academic ability and special talent. Audition or portfolio review is required along with a recommendation from the department chair. These awards replace any Academic Scholarship or Opportunity Grant awarded prior to talent consideration.

Jacksonville University ROTC Room and Board Scholarship
A Jacksonville University award for on campus resident students who receive full tuition ROTC scholarships funded by a branch of the military.  The award is capped at the value of a double room (does not include Oak Hall) and a full meal plan and will be reduced by any  state, federal, or outside gift aid the student receives.  These awards replace any other Jacksonville University scholarship or grant awarded prior to confirmation of  the ROTC scholarship.

Jacksonville University President's Scholarship 
This scholarship is awarded to valedictorians graduating from high schools located in Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, and St. Johns counties in Florida.   Only one (1) scholarship will be awarded in each county and will require the valedictorians to complete an additional essay prompt.  The amount of the President’s Scholarship may be adjusted to maintain compliance with institutional, state, and federal awarding guidelines, however recipients are guaranteed that 100% of tuition will be covered from gift sources.

Jacksonville University Campus Leadership Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to new and continuing undergraduates to promote access and diversity in the student body. Consideration may be based on any combination of academic, extracurricular, economic or personal characteristics. The admissions application serves as the initial application for new students. New and continuing students are required to file a valid FAFSA by March 1 each year. Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first come basis. Renewal is contingent on satisfactory academic progress and 12.5 hours community service each year.

Jacksonville University Yellow Ribbon Match
Jacksonville University participates in the Post 9/11 Yellow Ribbon Program.  Jacksonville University will contribute up to 50% of the tuition balance, as matched by, the Veterans Administration.   The Yellow Ribbon Program does have exclusions.  Students who are active duty, a student of the Division of Aeronautics, or Department of Orthodontics, are not covered by Yellow Ribbon.

If you have questions on your eligibility for the Yellow Ribbon Program, you should contact the Registrar’s Office.

Service Awards
Service Awards are awarded to qualified students who participate in activities such as art, band, chorus, theater arts, orchestra, intercollegiate athletics, student government, and student media. Award amounts vary and are based on the recommendation of the supervisor of the activity. Applicants should contact the appropriate college or division.

Athletic Grants-in-Aid
Jacksonville University offers full and partial grants based upon participation in intercollegiate athletics. The decision to offer athletically related institutional financial aid is made by the athletic director and appropriate head coach. All athletically related financial aid is administered in strict accordance with applicable federal, state, NCAA, conference and institutional requirements. Total aid awarded to athletes may not exceed institutional direct cost limits and/or NCAA limits as defined by NCAA By-law 15.1.

 

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