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Our 2024 College Scholarships open on January 5, 2024! 

Thanks to generous donors, The Community Foundation offers several scholarships each year that benefit students in Northeast Florida who are seeking post-secondary degrees. Available opportunities and links to the online applications are listed below. Please review the qualifications for each before determining whether to apply.

Application Tips
Before you begin your application, we encourage students to complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) to determine their expected family income (EFC). However, if you are not able to complete the FAFSA, you will still be able to apply. You can find answers to frequently asked questions about the FAFSA at www.studentaid.gov. You can also talk to your high school guidance department and/or your college/university admissions office.

Additionally, we are also encouraging students to review College Scorecard, which can be found at http://collegescorecard.ed.gov. College Scorecard allows students to evaluate the cost of attendance at their preferred institution. It also provides key information about student outcomes post-graduation.

Both the FAFSA and College Scorecard are nationally used tools that can aid students in getting a detailed picture of how much their education will cost.

BYON M. MORRIS SCHOLARSHIP

The Byon M. Morris Scholarship will provide $4,000 ($1,000 per year for 4 years) to support tuition, books, fees, room & board, and degree-related expenses for one graduating senior who has attained Scouting’s highest ranks. One Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts) or one Gold Award winner (Girl Scouts), who demonstrates an aptitude and desire to succeed, will receive the scholarship. In selecting the successful candidate, the review committee will consider academic achievements, leadership experience, desire for personal growth and financial need. All applicants must have at least a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (weighted) and plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution on a full-time basis.  Scholarship application is due by March 15, 2024.

DOROTHEA B. SHAW SCHOLARSHIP

The Dorothea B. Shaw Scholarship will provide $6,000 ($1,500 per year for 4 years) to support tuition, books, fees, room & board, and degree-related expenses for a student graduating from a Duval County public or private school and attending an accredited post-secondary institution in the Northeastern United States. Northeastern states are identified as: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT. In selecting the successful candidate, the review committee will consider academic achievements, leadership experience, desire for personal growth and financial need. All applicants must have at least a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (weighted) and plan to attend on a full-time basis. Scholarship application is due by March 15, 2024.

SAM AND LYDIA PAYNE SCHOLARSHIP

The Sam and Lydia Payne Scholarship will provide financial assistance for three students graduating from a North Florida public or private school who demonstrate an aptitude and desire to succeed. The scholarship will support tuition and books, up to $18,000 ($4,500 per year for 4 years) provided the recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements. All applicants must have a cumulative 2.2-3.5 (weighted) grade point average and plan to take a full-time course load in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. In selecting the successful candidate, the review committee will consider a desire for personal growth and financial need. Scholarship application is due by March 15, 2024.

TALEN CHARLES BIRT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Talen Charles Birt Memorial Scholarship will provide financial assistance for students graduating from Andrew Jackson, First Coast, Jean Ribault, or William M. Raines High Schools in Duval County. In selecting the successful candidate, the review committee will consider the students’ demonstrated commitment to academics and leadership, plans to pursue a 2- or 4-year degree and can articulate why they have selected their area of study, and financial need. The one-time scholarship will support tuition and books, up to $2,000. The application is due by March 15, 2024.

ELIZABETH EDGAR HALL CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Elizabeth Edgar Hall Corporation empowers women’s economic success by providing scholarships to women completing either an undergraduate or graduate degree from one of the following Jacksonville institutions: Edward Waters University (EWU), Jacksonville University (JU), or University of North Florida (UNF). There are two scholarships available:

  • ELIZABETH EDGAR HALL FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP
    The Elizabeth Edgar Hall Founders Scholarship will be awarded to one undergraduate female student who is completing/has recently completed her first year of undergraduate education and is on-track to receive her bachelor’s degree from Edward Waters University (EWU), Jacksonville University (JU), or University of North Florida (UNF). The award will provide up to $6,000 ($2,000/year for 3 years) provided the recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements. Housed at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the Elizabeth Edgar Hall Founders Scholarship application is available at  https://bit.ly/eeh2024scholars and due by March 15, 2024.
  • DELLA M. LEVY SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATE STUDIES
    The Della M. Levy Scholarship for Graduate studies will award one female student who has completed her undergraduate studies and is pursuing a full-time graduate degree from either JU or UNF. The award of $4,500 can be used to support tuition, books, and other college related expenses in coordination with your Office of Financial Aid’s Cost of Attendance. Housed at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the Della M. Levy Scholarship application is available at https://bit.ly/eeh2024scholars and due by March 15, 2024.

Questions on how to establish a scholarship fund can be directed to Tom Caron, Vice President, Donor Services at tcaron@jaxcf.org, or John Zell, Vice President, Development at jzell@jaxcf.org.

Questions regarding application support can be directed to Carol Nieves, Donor Services Officer, cnieves@jaxcf.org or Tom Caron, Vice President, Donor Services at tcaron@jaxcf.org.

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