Scholarships

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Graduate Business Scholarships

Kinne Scholars​​​​​

The $5,000 to $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.​ GMAT and/or GRE scores are not required for a scholarship, but preference will be given to those who submit a recent score with their application.​

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: Consideration of candidates will begin May 15th and will conclude by July 1st.
  • Spring: Consideration of candidates will begin October 15th and conclude by November 15th. 

Application Form: Kinne Merit Scholarship Application.docx​

For more information, email DCOBGradScholarships@ju.edu​​

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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.

Eligibility

  • 3.0 minimum GPA in major
  • A senior who graduates in Spring or Summer and is applying, or has applied, to Jacksonville University’s graduate business programs.
  • A U.S. resident or eligible to work in the United States
  • Ability to work on a project with a faculty member

***This program is intended for undergraduate students who decide to pursue their Master's Degree at Jacksonville University in the Davis College of Business.

Application Form: BoA scholarship application_14-15.doc​

For more information email DCOBGradScholarships@ju.edu​​.​

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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 three consecutive​ semesters 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.

Requirements

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

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: Consideration of candidates will begin May 15th and will conclude by July 1st.
    Spring: Consideration of candidates will begin October 15th and conclude by November 15th.

Application Form: Graduate Assistant Application.docx

For more information email DCOBGradScholarships@ju.edu.​​​​

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Technology Assistantships​​​

Becoming a Davis College of Business Graduate Assistant is a high honor. To qualify for an appointment as a Davis Technology 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 have basic technology skills.

Normally the assistantship awards will be somewhere between one third and one half of the student’s tuition. 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 150 hours per Fall and Spring 8 week terms and 80 hours per Summer 8 week terms for the Davis College of Business on technology related projects that support the 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.

Requirements

All applicants must be at least conditionally admitted as potential graduate degree candidates in order to be considered for appointments.

Strong candidates will:

  • have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA in their undergraduate work
  • have a competitive GMAT or GRE score

The minimum technological skills the Davis Technology Graduate Assistants should have:

  • Comfortable with learning and demonstrating new technologies
  • Have above average skills in the Microsoft Office programs
  • Can work independently on technology projects

Examples of what the Davis Technology Graduate Assistants would help with:

  • Help with keeping up the technology library.
  • Help faculty making videos and do some basic video editing.
  • Help faculty go paperless

Application Deadline

  • Fall: Consideration of candidates will begin May 15th and will conclude by July 1st.
    Spring: Consideration of candidates will begin October 15th and conclude by November 15th.

Application Form: Technology Graduate Assistant Application.docx​

For more information email DCOBGradScholarships@ju.edu.

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Outside Scholarship Sites​

Stay tuned as we create exciting new scholarship opportunities for our Davis Graduate Students!​

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