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THE JACKSONVILLE COMMITMENT

Thousands of Duval County public school students who have the desire to further their educational goals may fear that they lack the resources to continue their academic careers beyond high school. However, many students may qualify for scholarships. The University of North Florida offers The Jacksonville Commitment scholarships to eligible students who meet the academic standards required for admission to the University. 


Many students are unsure what to expect when attending college for the first time. The Jacksonville Commitment program will help introduce college culture to students and will provide on-campus activities to familiarize The Jacksonville Commitment students with UNF, allowing for a smoother transition period between high school and college.

UNF has committed to providing funding to help with the cost of tuition for eligible students. The scholarship award is valued at $24,000 over four years.

Eligibility:

  • Admitted to the University of North Florida

  • A recent Duval County public high school graduate with a standard high school diploma

  • A Florida resident for tuition purposes

  • Eligible for the Free and Reduced lunch program

  • Eligible for the Pell Grant*

  • *Eligibility for the Pell Grant is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To complete the 2019-20 FAFSA, please visit https://fafsa.ed.gov/. 

Deadline: Continual

 

FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE SCHOLARSHIPS

Fund your educational journey with FSCJ by turning your academic merit, talent, hobbies and community service into scholarship dollars.

It's One Application for 100+ Scholarships

Eligibility:

  • Seeking degree, workforce or technical certificate

  • Have a 2.0 GPA or higher

  • One letter of recommendation

  • Scholarship Essay

Deadline: Continual

 

THE GUIDED PATHWAY SUPPORT PROGRAM (GPS)

The Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS) helps African-American juniors and seniors navigate the path to top colleges by directing students to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available.  This free program, teaches students how to prepare for, apply to, pay for, persist in and graduate from college. 

Using our “high tech and high touch” approach, GPS narrows the college access gap using tele-mentoring through our exclusive GPS Workplace by Facebook community, direct interactions with admissions professionals and exposure to successful peer role models.  GPS empowers high school juniors, seniors, their parents and their guidance counselors throughout the college application process.

With GPS, the messengers complement the message.  GPS students are mentored and guided by Ron Brown Scholars and Captains.  As opposed to traditional mentoring programs, Ron Brown Scholars and Captains are similar in racial identity, age, income, and life experiences to meaningfully engage GPS students.  They have already successfully navigated college journeys from hardship into America’s top colleges and universities, graduate schools and corporations and are eager to guide others. 

Eligibility: This is a FREE resource

  • To apply for this program create an account by clicking the Create A New GPS Account button under Need An Account on the right of this page. 

  • Once you create your account you will receive a confirmation in your email account to complete the registration process. (if you do not see the confirmation email in your Inbox, be sure to check your spam/junk folder.)

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

COMMON BLACK COLLEGE APPLICATION

The Common Application is well-known and well-used when it comes to applying to colleges. The Common Black College Application (CBCA) is a similar process with some key features. Whereas most of the time you pay application fees to each college you submit an application to, the Common Black College App allows you to apply to all 53 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) who are members of the service for a one-time application fee of $35.