Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

 

Bert L. Thomas Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Bert L. Thomas Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Bert L. Thomas, a former trustee of Jacksonville University, and President of Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. at the time of his death. The fund was initially made possible by memorial gifts from Mr. Thomas' friends, Winn-Dixie suppliers and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.

The Fund was created to provide scholarship assistance to business majors who work to provide a portion of their college expenses.

Awards will be for $1,000 or more, and may be renewed to juniors who remain in good standing.

Requirements

  • Student is actively pursuing a major in the Davis College of Business;
  • Student is an upcoming junior, senior, or graduate student at the time of application;
  • Student must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA;
  • Student must complete the scholarship application;
  • Student must submit a short essay telling a story about themselves for review by the scholarship committee;
  • Student must provide an unofficial transcript;
  • Preference is given to students working to help pay for their educational expenses.

Application Deadline

Deadline is September 20 2019. Recipients will be notified by October 20 2019.

Application Form: Bert L. Thomas Scholarship Application

 For more information and to submit application and documentation, please send email to dcobugscholarships@ju.edu

Richard D. Sanborn Endowed Scholarship Fund

Richard D. Sanborn was a distinguished attorney, transportation executive, civic leader, and staunch supported of America's free enterprise system. He was an active member of the Jacksonville University Board of Trustees. Following his death in 1989, Mr. Sanborn's friends established this scholarship to honor him and to perpetuate his memory. They continue to donate to this fund every year.

Born in New Hampshire, Mr. Sanborn always dreamed of working for a railroad. After graduating from Harvard Law, he wrote to the presidents of all the major railroads and in 1961, he became an attorney for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in Jacksonville. He spent most weekends riding the freight and passenger trains until he had covered every mile of the railroad's tracks. This firsthand knowledge of train operations served him well in later years as he worked his way up to the position of president and CEO of the Seaboard Coast Railroad in 1982. Under his leadership, many of the railroads were reorganized to form CSX Transportation. He was then made Chairman, President and CEO of Conrail.

Awards will have a value of at least $1,500 and will be divided between the fall and following spring term. Scholarships will be payable to Jacksonville University in the name of the scholarship winner and may be used for school charges not covered by other grants or scholarships.

Requirements

  • Student is actively pursuing a major in the Davis College of Business;
  • Student is an undergraduate sophomore or junior at the time of application;
  • Student must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA;
  • Student must have worked to help pay their tuition, demonstrate leadership, and show potential success in the business world;
  • Student must complete the scholarship application;
  • Student must submit a short essay telling a story about themselves for review by the scholarship committee;
  • Student must provide an unofficial transcript.

Application Deadline

Deadline is September 20 2019. Recipients will be notified by October 20 2019.

Application form: Richard D. Sanborn Scholarship Application

For more information and to submit application and documentation, please send email to dcobugscholarships@ju.edu

Peter Carlton Anderson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Award

Peter Carlton Anderson was an active member of the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity while a student at Jacksonville University. He lost his life on January 24, 1965, his sophomore year, while on his way to an executive committee meeting. His family, friends and fraternity dedicated this scholarship to honor his memory. Each year one or more business students will be selected for best exemplifying Peter's dedication to his school through deeds, good scholarship, and outstanding service.

Awards will have a value of at least $500 and will be divided between the fall and following spring term. Scholarships will be payable to Jacksonville University in the name of the scholarship winner and may be used for school charges not covered by other grants or scholarships.

Requirements

  • Student is actively pursuing a major in the Davis College of Business;
  • Student is an undergraduate sophomore or junior at the time of application;
  • Student must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA;
  • Student must demonstrate an active involvement in school activities;
  • Student must complete the scholarship application;
  • Student must submit a short essay about how these activities enrich their college experience;
  • Student must provide an unofficial transcript.

Application Deadline

Deadline is September 20 2019. Recipients will be notified by October 20 2019.

Application form: Peter Carlton Anderson Scholarship Application

For more information and to submit application and documentation, please send email to dcobugscholarships@ju.edu


 

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