The $10,000 Kinne Scholarship for graduate business students was created through the generosity of Frances Bartlett Kinne, past president and chancellor emeritus of Jacksonville University, and her late husband, Harry.
The award, to be used toward the honorees’ tuition in their first academic year, was established to recognize the top applicants applying to the Davis College of Business graduate programs. Candidates applying for admission in the MBA, specialized masters or new doctoral program in business are eligible for the Kinne scholarship. Kinne Scholarships will be awarded annually through the generosity of Fran Kinne. Future candidates will be chosen by the dean and Kinne each summer from among hundreds of applicants to the graduate business program.
“Fran heard we were turning away some of our best candidates because they lacked the funding or support to continue into an advanced degree,” Davis College of Business Dean, Don Capener said. “She stepped in with her own resources and is actively soliciting for more.” Capener added, “I am grateful for Fran’s generosity and insight to pay it forward. She knows where and how this effort will benefit JU. It is a gift from her heart to future business leaders who she believes will give back to JU.”
DCOB continues to seek exceptional students for the Kinne Merit Scholarship. To be eligible as a Kinne Scholar, the applicant must be a new student, have a completed admissions file and submit the scholarship application.
Meet the 2013 Kinne Scholars
||Brandon Smith: Master of Science in Organizational Leadership Smith graduated from Brigham Young University in August 2008 with a bachelor of science in construction management. Smith is an Eagle Scout, Scoutmaster and religious volunteer youth leader, as well as accredited in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) professional building design and construction, and above all a proud father. He plans to use his newfound knowledge to not only enhance his professional career, but to strengthen his skills in everyday family life.|
||Erin Sullivan: Master of Business Administration Sullivan graduated magna cum laude from Jacksonville University in May 2013 with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting. Sullivan is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma international honor society, Phi Kappa Phi honor society, and was Vice President of the Accounting Club and tutor at Jacksonville University. She would also like to gain some real-world accounting experience in the corporate world, and then become a professor of accounting.|
||Amalia Vogler: Master of Business Administration Vogler graduated summa cum laude from Jacksonville University in December 2012 with a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing. Vogler came to JU from Berstett, France, to pursue her education and participate in NCAA Division I track and field. Vogler is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society and Who’s Who Among Students honor society, was named to the President’s List in 2009-2012, named A-Sun all-academic in 2009-2012, and earned the Outstanding Student of Marketing 2012-2013 Award. Vogler is a two-time medal holder in the 800-meter race at the French National Championships.|
Fall: May 1
Spring: December 1
For more information about this scholarship and to obtain the application, contact AnnaMaria Murphy, graduate admissions counselor, at (904) 256-7426 or Amurphy8@ju.edu.
Bank of America Research Scholars
Bank of America Research Scholars are Davis College of Business (DCOB) upper division students who receive a stipend from the Bank of America Research Scholar Fund in exchange for working collaboratively with a faculty member on specific, meaningful research that would be presented at a national conference and/or published in an internationally recognized scholarly journal.
The Bank of America Research Scholars assist a sponsoring DCOB faculty member with data collection, analytics, literary searches and reviews, and contribute written pieces for inclusion in the final work. This provides an educational experience well beyond the classroom and creates the close mentoring relationship between professor and student that is valued at the best liberal arts institutions.
The selection process is designed to attract and recognize talented students by providing them with an exceptional opportunity and resume building experience.
For more information, contact AnnaMaria Murphy, graduate admissions counselor, at (904) 256-7426 or Amurphy8@ju.edu.
Accelerated MBA Assistantships
Becoming a Davis College of Business Graduate Assistant is a high honor. To qualify for an appointment as a Davis Graduate Assistant, you must have a solid scholastic record, a strong undergraduate background in your major field, and for foreign students, must have demonstrated evidence of a high level of English proficiency. The assistantships will be merit based and granted to students who have excelled academically, can provide outstanding letters of recommendation, and exude qualities of a senior leader in their academic surroundings, and community involvement.
Normally the assistantship awards will be somewhere between one third and one half of the student’s tuition. In addition to the tuition award, there is a stipend that is paid at the end of each term. Awards will be granted to maximize the benefit of both the students and the Graduate Programs. The Graduate Assistants will be responsible for paying the balance of their tuition and their assistantship will continue into the next semester only if their account is in good standing.
Graduate Assistants must maintain at least a B (3.0) average and will be required to work a total of 10 hours per week for the Davis College of Business consistent with the support needs of the College. Should any Assistant fall below the GPA requirements or otherwise lapse in good standing within the program, the award will be revoked and the student will be responsible for the full tuition in the next semester and thereafter.
All applicants must be at least conditionally admitted as graduate degree candidate in the Accelerated MBA program in order to be considered for appointments.
Strong candidates should:
- Complete the application below
- Have a competitive GMAT or comparable GRE score (required to be considered for an assistantship)
- Submit a professional resume
- Submit two letters of recommendation
- Have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA in their undergraduate work
Fall Cohort: July 1st
Spring Cohort: November 1st
For more information contact AnnaMaria Murphy, Davis College of Business Graduate Admissions Counselor at 904.256.7426 or email at Amurphy8@ju.edu.
More Scholarships Are On The Way!
Stay tuned as we create exciting new scholarship opportunities for our Davis Graduate Students!