The School of Education presents the following award at the Convocation Ceremony in the spring. This award is based on faculty nomination, academic merit, and extracurricular activities.

  • Outstanding School of Education Student of the Year



CDR Rick Murray Memorial Scholarship  - The CDR Rick Murray Memorial Scholarship was established by Sherry Murray in memory of her late husband. CDR Murray was a retired Naval Officer and Mrs. Murray was a teacher. This scholarship combines both of their passions and is for students in the School of Education.

The CDR Rick Murray Memorial Scholarship- for a JU student with 3.0 GPA who is fully accepted into the School of Education, pursuing an education degree. In addition, the recipient must also fall into one of the following categories:

  • Active duty military
  • Honorably discharged military
  • Military spouse or
  • JU NROTC student

Application deadline for the CDR Rick Murray Memorial Scholarship is March 1.


Florida Fund for Minority Teachers (FFMT) -A collaborative performance-based scholarship program for African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native students. The scholarship is offered to Florida residents who are newly enrolled as upper division undergraduates in a state approved teacher education program and who will become full time teachers in a K-12 Florida Public School classroom.

Online applications found at: