Dec 17, 2018  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Academic Catalog 2018-2019

Financial Aid



Financial aid is money awarded to students to help pay their educational costs. It comes in the form of grants, loans, and employment. Grants and scholarships are called gift aid, since they do not have to be repaid. Loans and employment are called self-help aid, since students are helping themselves by either repaying the money loaned or working for the money. Loans are made at low interest rates, and repayment typically does not start until after graduation. Employment involves working on campus or at selected off-campus sites. To qualify for financial aid, students must either establish financial need for it or meet the special requirements of a grant, scholarship, or loan awarded without regard to financial need.

There are four basic sources of funds for financial aid at Flagler College: The federal government, state governments, Flagler College, and private organizations. Flagler College participates in all federal programs and all State of Florida programs (with the exception of those restricted for use at state universities or community colleges). Also, some other states provide grants for use at Flagler College. Flagler College provides its own funds in the form of various grants, scholarships, and work. In addition to these programs, some Flagler College students receive privately-funded scholarships and loans.

Purpose, Philosophy, and Policy

The Office of Financial Aid supports the purpose and mission of Flagler College by conducting a comprehensive financial aid program designed to help students who need financial assistance and designed to recognize students on the basis of academic achievement, talent, or service.

The Office of Financial Aid will help a student obtain financial assistance for which he/she may be eligible. It is the responsibility of the student, however, to be aware of the eligibility requirements and to maintain satisfactory academic progress, to submit all necessary forms in a timely manner, and to make appropriate inquiries. It is particularly important that the student inform the Office of Financial Aid of any aid that he/she expects to receive, so the student's financial aid package can be properly coordinated.

Need-Based Financial Aid

Financial need is the difference between the cost of education and a family's ability to pay for that cost. The cost of education, as developed by the Office of Financial Aid, is based on actual costs and estimated expenses. The family's ability to pay, called the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), is based on an evaluation of family resources and other factors by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If the EFC is less than the cost, then need has been established.

If a student completes the FAFSA, the Office of Financial Aid will develop an award package. It is important to note that, except for the Federal Direct Parent Loan (PLUS), the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and private loans, any type of aid for which a student qualifies, even if need was not a factor, must be counted toward meeting a student's need.

The following types of need-based aid are available at Flagler College:

Federal Need-Based Aid

Pell Grant. A non-repayable grant awarded to the neediest students. The amount of the grant depends specifically on the student's EFC, and it ranges from $652 to $6,095.

Perkins Loan. An interest-free loan while the student is enrolled at least half-time, repayable after the student graduates or ceases enrollment on at least a half-time basis. The Office of Financial Aid determines recipients and amounts based on the level of need. Loans range from $500 to $4,000. The interest rate is fixed at 5 percent.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG). A nonrepayable grant available to students with high need. The Office of Financial Aid determines the recipient and amounts based on the level of need. Awards range from $100 to $2,000.

Work-Study Program. This program is designed to provide students with work opportunities on campus. Jobs are posted online. Students must apply for open positions online in order to be considered for a job. Supervisors will conduct interviews directly with applicants. Pay rates can vary based on the job requirements and experience. Students typically work approximately six hours per week and may earn up to $800 per semester.

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan. An interest free loan while student is enrolled at least half-time. Payment begins six months after student ceases to be at least half-time. The loan is the student's option, and the amount he/she can borrow is based on the student's level of need and his/her year in school. The maximum amounts available for an academic year are as follows: Freshman, $3,500; Sophomore, $4,500; Junior/ Senior, $5,500. Also see Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Visit http://studentaid.ed.gov for current interest rate information.

State of Florida Need-Based Aid

Florida Student Assistance Grant. A non-repayable grant for students who are Florida residents. Each year, the State sets a qualifying EFC benchmark, with any student at or under the EFC being potentially eligible. A student who submits the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is automatically considered. The amount of the grant depends on funds provided by the state legislature, but awards range from $200 to $1,800.

Florida Work Experience Program. This program is designed to provide students with work opportunities on campus. Jobs are posted online. Students must apply for open positions online in order to be considered for a job. Supervisors will conduct interviews directly with applicants. Pay rates can vary based on the job requirements and experience. Students typically work approximately six hours per week and may earn up to $800 per semester.

Other States' Need-Based Aid

Some states provide grants to their residents who attend Flagler College. The amounts of the grants vary from state to state and depend on the student's level of need. A student should inquire at his/her high school guidance office as to whether such a grant is available.

Flagler College Need-Based Aid

Flagler (Need) Grant. A non-repayable grant, awarded to students who have established financial need. The Office of Financial Aid determines recipients and amounts based on the level of need and other aid being received. Awards usually range between $200 and $4,000.

Application Procedures for All Need-Based Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in one of two ways:

  1. Print a hard copy FAFSA from the FAFSA website and mail it to the Federal Processing Center, or
  2. File online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.

NOTE: Be sure to list Flagler College as a college to receive the FAFSA results. Use the Federal School Code for Flagler College: 007893.

  • You will also receive the results, a Student Aid Report (SAR). Be sure to check your SAR carefully and report any corrections that need to be made.
  • If you listed Flagler College and the Federal School Code for Flagler College, the Office of Financial Aid will be able to draw down your FAFSA information electronically.
  • If you are selected for "verification," you will be requested to submit both your and your parents' IRS tax transcripts to the Office of Financial Aid. (If you are independent, you do not have to provide your parents' tax transcript.) Also, a Verified Worksheet will be requested. (This form will be provided to you.) Note: We recommend using the IRS Data Retrieval tool to automatically report tax information.
  • The priority deadline date for all students is March 1. Applications received after that date will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. It should be noted that missing the deadline of March 1 does not exclude a student from qualifying for some need-based aid, such as the Pell Grant and the Federal Direct Loan.

Non-Need-Based Financial Aid

Flagler College offers the following financial aid to students on a non-need basis:

Federal Non-Need Aid

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. An interest bearing loan with a fixed interest rate (visit http://studentaid.ed.gov for current interest rate information), simple interest, not compound interest. Repayment begins six months after student ceases to be at least half-time. Note: Interest is applied from date of disbursement. All students may borrow $2,000 in Unsubsidized Loan funds yearly. This is on top of the following annual maximums based on grade level. The maximum amount a student can borrow is based on his/her grade level as follows:

Freshman, $3,500; Sophomore, $4,500; Junior/Senior, $5,500. To be eligible, a student must first attempt to qualify for need-based aid (using the FAFSA).

Federal Direct Parent Loan (PLUS). A fixed interest rate loan available to parents of dependent students. Repayment begins 60 days after the first disbursement. Parents may opt to defer PLUS loan repayment until 6 months after the student drops below half time, however, interest is applied from the date of disbursement. The maximum amount available is determined by subtracting all financial aid the student is receiving from the Cost of Education. A separate loan application must be submitted online at https://studentloans.gov.

State of Florida Non-Need Aid

The State of Florida offers a number of non-need scholarships to freshmen which require the student to apply through his/her high school during the student's senior year. These include: Florida Academic Scholars Scholarship, Florida Top Scholars Scholarship, and the Florida Medallion Scholarship.  Flagler College participates in all these programs and encourages students to contact their high school guidance counselors for information on eligibility and application requirements. Note: Students must apply with the State of Florida during their senior year of high school.

Financial aid programs sponsored by the State of Florida which involve submission of an application to Flagler College are outlined in the following paragraphs:

Florida EASE Grant (formerly FRAG). The Florida EASE Grant was created by the 1979 Florida Legislature to provide tuition assistance to resident students attending eligible non-profit private colleges and universities located in the state. Funds for the support of the Florida EASE Grant are contingent each year on the appropriations made available by the Florida Legislature. Thus, the amount of the grant varies from year to year.

To receive the Florida EASE Grant, at least one of a dependent student's parents must have been a one-year resident of the State of Florida prior to the first day of classes of the semester. For an independent student, he/she must have been a one-year resident, for other than educational purposes, prior to the first day of classes of the semester. A student must be enrolled on a full-time basis (12 hours or more), must be pursuing his/her first undergraduate degree, and must meet very specific Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. These requirements include but are not limited to: maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and earning 12 hours each semester for which the Florida EASE Grant is received. A student can receive the Florida EASE Grant for a maximum of nine semesters.

To apply for the Florida EASE Grant, a student must complete the Florida Residency Affidavit. The deadline date is October 15. For spring entrants, the deadline date is February 15.

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarships. See https://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/bf/bfmain.htm for specifics. The State of Florida honors students who maintain high academic standards while in high school with three Bright Futures Scholarships: The Florida Academic Scholars Scholarship, the Florida Medallion Scholarship, and The Academic Top Scholar Scholarship. Students are awarded by their high school and can continue receiving the scholarship if they maintain certain state requirements while in college.

Students must be enrolled for at least six hours per semester and maintain a CGPA of 2.75 or better for the Medallion Scholarship or a minimum of 3.0 to keep the Academic Scholars awards. Students that fail to meet the required CGPA at the end of their first year of BF funding have a one-time opportunity to restore their eligibility by raising their CGPA to the minimum required by the end of the following year.

The amount of the BF award is a fixed per-credit amount established by the state annually and determined by the number of credit hours for which a student enrolls each semester. In the event a recipient drops any hours, the state requires the student to return the Bright Futures funds for the hours  dropped; failure to repay results in the loss of eligibility in future years. Students who fail to earn/pass all hours funded, even though their CGPA is sufficient lose their eligibility for Bright Futures in future years. There is no restoration opportunity if BF is lost due to failure to earn the mandatory number of hours.

Florida Minority Teacher Scholarship. This scholarship was initiated to attract minority students into teaching careers in the State of Florida. The amount of the scholarship is $4,000 per year. A student must be a minority (African-American, Asian- American, Hispanic-American, Native American). In  addition, a student must be a Florida resident, a junior or senior, and must be accepted into the William F. Blois Education Program at Flagler. Preference is given to community college transfer students. A student may obtain an application from the Flagler College Education Department. The application should be submitted to the Education Department in the Spring Semester. All applications will be reviewed by a committee which will recommend recipients to the President of the College. The President will select the students to be nominated to the State for consideration.

Flagler College Non-Need Aid

Presidential Merit Scholarship. The Presidential Merit Scholarship, a non-repayable scholarship, is awarded to students based on academic merit or other criteria not related to financial need. Awards usually range between $1,000 and $4,500. A 2.5 GPA is required for renewal.

Annual Scholarships. There are a number of scholarships available on a year-to year basis. These scholarships are provided by individuals or organizations who specify the eligibility requirements. These requirements vary widely and include such things as academic record, need, major, intended career, and residence. These scholarships will be publicized as they become available, and application instructions are provided at that time.

Athletic Scholarships. Athletic scholarships are available in the following men's sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country, indoor track, golf, soccer, and tennis. Scholarships are available in the following women's sports: basketball, cross-country, indoor track, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. To apply, a student should contact the Athletic Department.

Work Program. This program is designed to provide students with work opportunities on campus. Jobs are posted online. Students must apply for open positions online in order to be considered for a job. Supervisors will conduct interviews directly with applicants. Pay rates can vary based on the job requirements and experience. Students typically work approximately six hours per week and may earn up to $800 per semester.

Endowed Scholarships

Applications for these scholarships are available to continuing students online at https://my.flagler.edu from February 1-28 for the following year. New freshmen do not have to apply for scholarships. All new freshmen will be considered for our freshman scholarships. Recipients will receive notices as scholarships are awarded over the course of the summer.

Dr. William T. Abare, Jr., and Susan J. Abare Scholarship. Established in 2010, this scholarship was initiated by the Abare family and supported by friends in the community to recognize Bill and Susan Abare for their first 40 years of association with Flagler College. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit to rising juniors or seniors who demonstrate leadership skills in academics, athletics, or student organizations. Primary consideration will be given to a student's leadership and academic promise; however, consideration may be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

The Walter, Joanne, and Skip Albinson Family Scholarship. This scholarship was established by the Albinson Family (Jeff, Lori, Oakley and Alexa) in memory of Joanne and Walt Albinson and their son, Skip Albinson. Joanne and Walt understood the value of a college education and Skip was the consummate athlete. Each of them demonstrated a love of animals, a willingness to take in strays, and an aptitude for the care of injured animals. To qualify, the applicant must be a sophomore, junior, or senior, a member of the women's tennis or volleyball team or the men's basketball or baseball team, to include team managers.  Additionally, the recipient must convey their love of animals with a brief essay or statement.

Michael and Nicole Andres Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2001 by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Andres. Michael is a 1987 graduate of Flagler College and is on the Alumni Board. He was a Lewis-Wiley Scholar and played varsity basketball. To qualify, a student must be a junior or senior of good character, must be majoring in Business Administration, Accounting, Media Studies, Strategic Communication (PR), or Journalism and Media Production, and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Preference will be given to a student who participates in varsity sports.

Bruce Arthur Appel Memorial Scholarship. A scholarship in memory of Bruce Arthur Appel was established in 1993. Funds for the memorial scholarship were contributed by the family and friends of Bruce A. Appel, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Appel. Bruce began his working career as an employee of the Sea Shanty Restaurant in Miami. This scholarship is awarded each year to a junior or senior who intends to pursue a career in law. To qualify, the student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must be accepted into the Law program.

Atlantic Dodge Chrysler Jeep Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2002 by Mr. Philip W. Lowe and Atlantic Dodge Chrysler Jeep Inc. to aid a student majoring in Business Administration. To qualify the student must be in good standing and have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to residents of St. Johns County, Florida.

James W. Babcock and B. Teri Ludwick-Babcock Endowed Scholarship for Coastal Environmental Science. This scholarship was established in 2012 by James W. Babcock and B. Teri Ludwick-Babcock. To qualify, a student must have sophomore standing with the completion of at least 45 credit hours (with the exception of Flagler College Faculty Led programs which require 24 attempted credit hours); have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; and be a degree-seeking student. Further, the student must have a declared major in Coastal Environmental Science. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit; however, consideration will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

John and Peggy Bailey Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. John Bailey of St. Augustine, Florida. Mr. Bailey was a founding member of the Flagler College Board of Trustees. To qualify, a student must meet the following requirements: Junior or senior in good academic standing, Business Administration major, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, good character, and demonstrated financial need.

Greg E. and Lillian C. Baker Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. Greg Baker of St. Augustine, Florida, longtime supporters of Flagler College and the Young Life Program. Mr. and Mrs. Baker have been members of the President's Society since 1980. To qualify, a student must be a junior or senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Preference is given to a student who is minoring in Youth Ministry, who has demonstrated leadership with the Young Life Program or similar organization that promotes Christian values, and who intends to work in an area related to ministry to youth.

John and Anne Baker Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2003 by Mr. and Mrs. John Baker of St. Augustine, Florida. To qualify, a student must be a Florida resident, and have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to minority students.

Jessica "Brie" Barfield Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2002 by Flagler College as a memorial to Brie Barfield, a Communications/Broadcasting major and WFCF 88.5 volunteer. The scholarship is awarded to a Florida resident and Media Studies, Strategic Communication (PR), or Journalism and Media Production major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 and demonstrated financial need.

Elizabeth and Thomas Barker Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2002 with a memorial gift from the Elizabeth and Thomas B. Barker Family Foundation, Inc. by Mr. Barker as a memorial to his late wife, Elizabeth. To qualify, a student must be of good character, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 and have demonstrated financial need.

Barnett Baseball Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2018 to honor Robert David Barnett, Sr., who was a dedicated fan of the baseball team and whose son Dave graduated from Flagler and has served as coach of the team since 1987. To qualify, a student must be a full-time junior or senior on the men's baseball team with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and must demonstrate high character, work ethic, and teamwork.

Tim Barnwell Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2009 by the Barnwell Family and Dave Barnett, Flagler College's Head Baseball Coach. The scholarship is in memory of Tim Barnwell, Sr., whose children attended Flagler College. His son, Chris Barnwell, is the first graduate to become a major league baseball player. To qualify, a full-time student must be a member of the baseball team, have good character, including values of loyalty, respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship, and a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Rodney Bell Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship, established through gifts by family, friends, classmates, and teammates as a memorial to Rodney Lamar Bell, a member of the class of 1992, is awarded each year to a student-athlete who exhibits qualities of leadership and character. To qualify, a student must be a member of one of the College's intercollegiate athletic teams. Preference will be given to members of the men's or women's basketball team. Additionally, candidates must be a junior or senior and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.4.

Graydon C. Bosse Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 in memory of Graydon C. Bosse by his grandparents, Colonel and Mrs. Christian L. March and family. To qualify, a student must meet the following requirements: Political Science, Media Studies, Strategic Communication (PR), or Journalism and Media Production major, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, good character, and a resident of Florida.

Fred H. Bozard, Jr., Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2004 by Mr. Fred Bozard III, a long-time supporter of Flagler College and member of the President's Council since 1994, in honor of his father, the late Fred H. Bozard, Jr. To qualify, a student must be full-time, in good standing and active in SAM, the Society for Advancement of Management.

Josephine Bozard Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2002 by Mr. Fred Bozard III, who was a member of the President's Society since 1994, in honor of his mother's service to the community. She had been a member of the President's Society since 1978, and has served as chairman for many years. To qualify, a student must be a full-time junior or senior who has participated in Flagler College's chapter of Society for Advancement of Management (SAM).

Mary and Loren Brown Scholarship. This scholarship was established through a gift to the College from Mary and Loren Brown of St. Augustine. To qualify for the scholarship, an applicant must be a junior or senior, must be majoring in Business Administration or Accounting, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, must be of good character, and have demonstrated financial need.

AJ Buffington Memorial Scholarship. Initially established as an annual scholarship by Folioweekly in 2005, Carl and Barbara Buffington, AJ's parents, along with other family, friends, and alumni of Flagler College, created a permanent scholarship to honor his memory. An alumnus of the class of 2001, AJ was a Graphic Design major who was also awarded the prestigious Lewis-Wiley Scholarship. To qualify for this scholarship, an applicant must be a rising senior, Graphic Design major with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students who have talent in other areas of Visual Arts as well.

Michael W. Bugg Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Mr. Michael W. Bugg, a 1978 graduate of Flagler College, former Alumni Board member, and a successful businessman from Atlanta, Georgia. To qualify, a student must meet the following requirements: sophomore, junior, or senior, demonstrated financial need, demonstrated leadership potential, entrepreneurial skills, and a record of service to the College and/or the community. To apply, a student should contact either the Office of Student Services or the Chair of the Business Administration Department.

Lorraine Buttrick Memorial Scholarship for Women in Athletics. This scholarship was established in 2012 by Peter Buttrick '73, his sons, Mark and Brian, and daughter-in-law, Kelley, in memory of Lorraine, a devoted wife and mother. Lorraine would have appreciated the value of additional financial assistance through scholarships, as she had to work many hours at two jobs while playing college sports, attending class, and completing homework assignments to pay for tuition. To qualify, the applicant must have demonstrated financial need, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and be a member of a women's Flagler College athletic team with a preference given to the women's tennis team.

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies Scholarship. The Carlisle Interconnect Technologies Scholarship has been established under the leadership of President John Berlin to aid Flagler College students majoring in Finance or Accounting. To qualify, students must be a junior or senior majoring in Finance or Accounting. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students with financial need, women, and/or students of color.

Donald and Beverly Copeland '72 Carmichael Family Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2015. Dr. Beverly Copeland Carmichael was a member of the first graduating class of Flagler College in 1972 and was a founding member of the Alumni Board of Directors. A scholarship recipient  while at Flagler College, Dr. Carmichael and her husband Don want to help to "pay it forward" for other students. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a full-time student; the applicant must write a brief essay (250 words or less) on why she/he seeks the scholarship and why Flagler College is important to her/him. This essay must accompany the application. Preference will be given to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Diane Sheeran Cassidy Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad. This scholarship was established in 2012 by family and friends as a memorial to Diane Sheeran Cassidy '12. The second eldest of nine siblings, Diane majored in Elementary Education. Her adventurous spirit was demonstrated by the international trips she took with her father, including those to various parts of Africa. Through this scholarship, Flagler College students will be able to participate in traveling experiences, which Diane so much enjoyed throughout her lifetime.

James Coleman Gallery Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2003 by Bill and Karen Weeks of St. Augustine, Florida. To qualify, a student must meet the following requirements: Junior or senior, Art major, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and demonstrated financial need.

Fred and Barbara Cone Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cone, Jr., of St. Augustine, Florida. The late Mr. Cone became a member of the Board of Trustees in 1978. To qualify, a student must meet the following requirements: Education major in the field of mental retardation who demonstrates an interest in working with exceptional children, a junior or senior, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and good character.

Angela M. Cox Scholarship in Communication. Established in 2005 by Margo and Alyn Pope, longtime residents of St. Augustine and actively involved in the community, this award was created to honor Margo's mother's writing career. Angela Cox was a former woman's editor of The St. Augustine Record under Editor A.H. Tebault, Jr. She began her writing career at The Record in the 1940s under the direction of the legendary Record Editor Nina Hawkins and later for Editor Harvey Lopez and Managing Editor Tom King. Mrs. Cox also wrote "St. Augustine Notes," a women's section news column for The Florida Times-Union for 10 years and did freelance stories for statewide magazines featuring women's activities. Mrs. Pope followed her mother into journalism. To qualify, the student must be a female, Media Studies, Strategic Communication (PR), or Journalism and Media Production major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need.

J. Edward "Red" Cox Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 1998 through gifts by family and friends of J. Edward "Red" Cox, a longtime resident of St. Augustine and a staunch supporter of Flagler College. One or more scholarships may be awarded annually to students attending  Flagler College who are residents of St. Johns County at the time of the initial award. To qualify, a student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior, must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and must be of good character with no record of disciplinary violations. Preference will be given to students who are members of the intercollegiate baseball team, who major in Sport Management or a related discipline, and who have demonstrated financial need.

Dan and Jann-Marie Culhane Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Daniel Culhane, who passed away in October 2016. The scholarship is to honor Dan's 14-year marriage to Jann-Marie and his 28-year career with IBM. This scholarship celebrates their time together, their passion for education, and their interest in helping to develop the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs. To qualify, a student must major in Business Administration and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be giving to a students majoring in Business Administration. The scholarship is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Joy McCann Culverhouse Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 1998 by Mrs. Joy McCann Culverhouse. To qualify a student must be female, must be of good character, must be a member of one of the College's intercollegiate athletic teams, and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

A.D. Davis Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2001 by Mr. Vernon Davis of St. Augustine as a tribute to honor his father, Mr. A.D. Davis. The A.D. Davis Construction Company has been involved in the various historic preservation projects on campus. The Davis family has also been a longtime supporter of the College. Mr. Vernon Davis joined the President's Society in 1985. To qualify, a student must be a resident of St. Johns County, must demonstrate good character, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2.

Janie Dickson Memorial Scholarship. The Janie Dickson Memorial Scholarship supports Flagler College students who share the dedication to learning, cultural exchange, and community service that Flagler College alumna Janie Dickson (1974-2001) adeptly and enthusiastically exemplified. To qualify, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and have an interest in participating in an enrichment activity, such as a conference, study abroad, or volunteer mission.

Dr. Andrew Dillon Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Flagler College alumni who majored in English in honor of Dr. Andrew Dillon. Dr. Dillon, professor of English, retired from full-time service in 2000, after 28 years of teaching in the English Department at Flagler. To qualify, a student must be a junior majoring in English; have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and have demonstrated, in the opinion of his/her instructors, distinct improvement in the understanding of, and appreciation for, works of literature.

Adrienne Donelson Scholarship for Women's Basketball. This scholarship was established in 2010 by Dr. Andrew W. Donelson in honor of his daughter, Adrienne Donelson '11. To qualify, a student shall be a member of the Flagler College Women's Basketball Team and be in good standing at the College.

Driskell Family Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of Pam Driskell and her sister-in-law, Carol Lee Slater Driskell. Pam was an avid paddle tennis player, a student at Flagler College, and a secretary in the Education Department. Carol, who had a love of surfing, was an elementary art teacher who later became known for her "signature" pottery. To qualify, the recipient must be a St. Johns County resident, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and demonstrate financial need.

Alfred I. duPont Foundation Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2018 by the Alfred I. duPont Foundation. The Alfred I. duPont Foundation was founded by Jessie Ball duPont to honor her late husband and American industrialist, Alfred I. duPont. To qualify, the student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and demonstrate financial need by providing a brief description of financial need and how the scholarship will contribute to academic success (maximum of 250 words). Preference will be given to a full-time student from Gulf County, Florida, or Franklin County, Florida; however, if there are no qualified applicants from these counties, preference will be given to a full-time student from the State of Florida.

Education Department Scholarship. This scholarship was established by members of Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honors Society, to honor Dr. Kathleen Eide and Dr. Tom Pace for their faithful service to the Education Department at Flagler College. Dr. Eide joined the college in 1997 and retired in 2011. Dr. Pace joined the college 1996 and retired and in 2008. The scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior Elementary Education major who is a member of Kappa Delta Pi.

The Berniece J. Erwin Memorial Scholarship. The Berniece J. Erwin Memorial Scholarship was established in 2011 by Frances Erwin Neelands. The endowed scholarship shall be awarded each year to two students - one male and one female - and may be used to pay educational expenses for each student's tuition, room and board, books, and the reasonable spending needs of recipients. The actual amount of the scholarship award shall be determined annually by the college administration. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be a resident of the State of Florida, must be a junior or senior in good standing, and must rank in the upper 25 percent of his or her class.

Steven H. Evans Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Flagler College alumni who majored in Business Administration in honor of Mr. Steven H. Evans. Mr. Evans retired from Flagler College in 1998 after 13 years of teaching in the Business Administration Department. Mr. Evans served as Chairman of the Business Administration Department from 1988 to 1997. To qualify, a student must be a junior or senior majoring in Business Administration or Accounting, must be in good academic standing, and must have demonstrated financial need.

Dr. Fran Farrell Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established by alumni, faculty, staff, family, and friends, in memory of Dr. Fran Farrell. Dr. Farrell left her mark on Flagler College by teaching hundreds of Education majors and inspiring them to use their knowledge as educators from 1978-2004. In addition to her many contributions at Flagler College, she was also involved with Learn to Read, Communities in Schools, Catholic Charities for the Diocese of St. Augustine, and Special Olympics, and received numerous awards. To qualify, students must be senior Education majors participating in a Fall or Spring internship. The recipient must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, be in good standing, and have financial need.

Richard Finkel Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established through a gift from the estate of Richard W. Finkel in 1994. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must be a junior or senior, be accepted into the Law program, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and be of good character.

Florida East Coast Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Florida East Coast Industries, with which Flagler College shares a connected history traceable to Henry Flagler. To qualify, a student must meet the following requirements: Resident of Florida, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and child or grandchild of employees of Florida East Coast Railway or its subsidiaries. If no applicants have parents or grandparents with Florida East Coast Railway or its subsidiaries, preference will be given to students with financial need.

Dr. William C. Friday Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 1999 by Mrs. Molly Wiley, sister of Flagler College founder, Mr. Lawrence Lewis, Jr., and Mr. Thomas Kenan III, a longstanding member of the Flagler College President's Society. The scholarship honors Dr. William C. Friday for his years of service as Executive Director of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.  To qualify, a student must be a junior or senior majoring in Graphic Design and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

William and Eloise Gay Baseball Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2006 by William and Eloise Gay of Jacksonville, Florida. The scholarship is awarded to a member of the Flagler College Baseball Team who is also a full-time junior or senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above and is of outstanding character. Mr. Gay is a Trustee Emeritus of Flagler College.

William and Eloise Gay Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by William and Eloise Gay of Jacksonville, Florida. To qualify, a student must be a junior or senior majoring in Business Administration or Accounting, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, be of good character, and have demonstrated financial need. Additionally, the student must be a resident of one of the following Florida counties: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, or St. Johns.

W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractors Employee Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2007 by the employees of W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractors Corp. To qualify a student must be a dependent of an employee of W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractors.

Cliff Glover Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2001 by the Batson-Cook Company honoring Mr. Cliff Clarke Glover. A founding father of the Batson-Cook Company, Mr. Glover's career spanned almost sixty years, interrupted only by his service in the Civil Engineer Corps of the United States Naval Reserve during World War II. He retired in 1994. To qualify, a student must meet the following requirements: Education major, be of good character, resident of the Florida First Coast (counties of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, or St. Johns), minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and demonstrated financial need.

Dr. Thomas Graham Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2008 by David Iannone (Class of 1986), Ms. Annette Gardiner, alumni, family, and friends in honor of retired history professor, Dr. Thomas Graham. Dr. Graham taught at Flagler College from 1973 to 2008. He assisted with the growth of the College during its early years and is a member of Flagler's first-generation professors. He began and ended his career at Flagler. To qualify, an applicant must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior of good character with a major or minor in History, and a minimum GPA of 2.5. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Dr. N. Patrick and Sue S. Hale Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2006 by St. Augustine residents and longstanding supporters of Flagler College. Mr. and Mrs. Hale have been members of the President's Society since 1984. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must be of good character and a rising sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in Deaf Education, with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Major General Ronald O. Harrison Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by the Paxen Group, Inc., in honor of Major General Harrison, an honorary degree recipient from Flagler College. To qualify, a student must be a present or past member of the Florida National Guard, or a spouse, child, or grandchild of a present or past member of the Florida National Guard. Preference is given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Dr. Mattie E. Hart Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Ian Stake (Class of 1986 and Alumni Board member) and his wife, Caroline, and the Williams Foundation, as a tribute to Dr. Mattie E. Hart, a former professor of Religion at Flagler College. To qualify, a student must meet the following requirements: junior or senior, Religion major or Youth Ministry minor with an interest in people-oriented vocations (e.g., social work, counseling, Peace Corps, etc.); minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and demonstrated interest in community involvement (continued throughout the duration of the scholarship). Preference is given to minority students and students with financial need.

The Walter L. Harvey Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2017 by the estate of Walter L. Harvey. To qualify, a student must be in good academic standing and demonstrate good character.  Preference will be given to students with financial need.

Hawkins Family Scholarship in honor of Elizabeth Hawkins Flostrand '12. This scholarship was established in June 2016 by Michael R. Hawkins and Linda Allen-Hawkins, in honor of their daughter, Elizabeth Hawkins Flostrand '12. While at Flagler College, Elizabeth served as the vice-president for Phi Alpha Omega and majored in Psychology. Upon graduation, Elizabeth was accepted and has since graduated with a Masters in Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Stetson University. Flagler College prepared her and supported her in this next chapter of her education. To qualify, the recipient shall be a full-time student at Flagler College, majoring in Psychology, maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and be in good standing with the College. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated financial need.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund to Support African American Students. Established in 2012 by the William Randolph Hearst Foundations of New York in order to increase the number of African-American students who apply to, are accepted by, and enroll in Flagler College. The Hearst Foundations fund exemplary institutions of higher education dedicated to preparing students to succeed in a global society. To qualify, the student must be an African American United States resident and intend to permanently reside in the United States after completion of his or her studies.

Jonathan Heath Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established through gifts to Flagler College by family, friends, and classmates as a memorial to Jonathan Heath, a member of the class of 1991. To qualify, a student must be a senior majoring in the Theatre Arts, Media Studies, Strategic Communication (PR), or Journalism and Media Production, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.4, and have financial need.

E. Virginia Hein Memorial Scholarship for Women in Business. This award was established in 2010 to honor the late Mrs. E. Virginia Hein, mother of St. Augustine resident and Flagler College supporter, Ms. Ruth Shugart. Mrs. Hein graduated from the women's college, Flora Stone Mather Western Reserve Institute, now CASE Western Reserve University, as a dietician. To qualify, a woman must be a full-time student in good standing, majoring in Business Administration, Accounting, or Sport Management.

Walter Hirshberg Memorial Scholarship (established by the Clint Foundation). This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. John H. McClintock, Jr., and the Clint Foundation as a memorial to their friend, Walter Hirshberg. The scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior of good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Students must also be working part time, and recipients must make a moral commitment to help other students in the future. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Gabe Hynes '98 Family Scholarship. This scholarship was established in June 2016 by Gabe Hynes, a 1998 graduate of Flagler College. Mr. Hynes was a Lewis-Wiley Scholar and later served on the Alumni Board. To qualify, the recipient must be a fulltime student majoring in Business Administration, maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and be in good standing with the college. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated financial need.

John Charles (Jay) Jennison III Memorial Scholarship. A scholarship in memory of Jay Jennison was established in 2010 through gifts by family, friends, and the Athletic Department at Flagler College. It is awarded each year to a student-athlete who best exhibits the nine core values of the First Tee program; honesty, integrity, respect, sportsmanship, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment. A longtime resident of St. Augustine, Jay was an outstanding amateur golfer having played intercollegiate golf at the University of Virginia and having won several amateur tournaments. He served as the golf coach at Flagler from 2007 to 2009. Jay was passionate about the game of golf, and he devoted a great amount of time to developing the junior golf program in northeast Florida, serving as the Executive Director of First Tee of St. Johns County. He also established the St. Augustine Amateur Golf Tournament in 2004, as a national tournament for better amateurs and collegiate players. To qualify, a student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior; must be a member the men's golf team; must be of good character with no record of disciplinary violations; and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated financial need.

William R. Kenan, Jr. Scholarship in Honor of Mary Lily Flagler Wiley. This scholarship was established in 2010 by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust to honor Mary Lily Flagler Wiley. Mrs. Wiley (1920-2010) was a longtime major donor to the College, sister to the College's founder Lawrence Lewis, Jr., and an heir to Henry Flagler. The award will be given to a senior majoring in Fine Arts or Graphic Design. Based on merit, the recipient will be recommended by a selection committee. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated financial need.

Dr. J. Robin King Philosophy and Religion Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2004 by alumni, family, and friends in honor of Dr. Robin King, who retired after 12 years of teaching Philosophy at Flagler College. To qualify, a student must be a rising junior or senior Philosophy/Religion Major with a concentration in Philosophy and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students who are involved in community service and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and above.

Thomas E. King Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2002 in memory of the late Thomas E. King, and it serves as a tribute to his devotion to journalism and his zest for participating wholeheartedly in the life of the community. Robert E. Martin, General Manager of the Florida Times Union and member of the Flagler College Board of Trustees since 1993, was instrumental in establishing this scholarship. To qualify, a student must be a junior or senior, majoring in Media Studies, Strategic Communication (PR), or Journalism and Media Production, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Frances Bartlett Kinne Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2003 by Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne. Dr. Kinne, a distinguished educator, is a former president of Jacksonville University. She has been a longtime friend of Flagler College and holds an honorary degree from the College. To qualify, a student must be an entering freshman who was a member of the National Honor Society in high school. The student also must have demonstrated exemplary character, service, and leadership while in high school. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

The Kirbo Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2001 to honor the memory of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kirbo, long-time residents of Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Kirbo was active in business and real estate and his wife, Irene, was involved in civic and cultural activities. Among Mr. Kirbo's extended family in Georgia is prominent attorney Bruce Kirbo and the late Charles Kirbo of Atlanta. To qualify, a student must meet the following requirements: majoring in Business Administration or Accounting, or participating in the Law program, resident of Florida or Georgia, good character, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Dorothy Konrad Memorial Scholarship. Through a gift bequeathed to Flagler College by Dorothy Konrad, the administration established a scholarship in her name. Ms. Konrad was a member of the first graduating class in April of 1972. To qualify for this scholarship, an applicant must be a junior or senior majoring in Fine Arts or Graphic Design, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.4, and must have demonstrated financial need.

Krieger/O'Reilly Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2011 by John E. and Peggy Krieger and the Chelley Foundation in memory of the maternal and paternal grandparents of alumnus, John M. Krieger '02. To qualify, students must be in good standing, have demonstrated financial need, and a record of leadership in community development or public policy improvement activity.

Dr. Russell P. Kropp Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2016 by the estate of Dr. Russell P. Kropp and Flagler College. Dr. Kropp was a Navy and Air Force veteran, who later earned a doctorate degree from the University of Illinois. Dr. Kropp went on to hold a variety of faculty and administrative positions at Florida State University, where he spent 42 years. Much of Dr. Kropp's time at FSU was dedicated to the Department of Educational Research and Testing. At Flagler College, Dr. Kropp was an advisor, commencement speaker and honorary alumnus. To honor Dr. Kropp's contributions to educational research, qualifying recipients must be Education majors. Additionally, recipients shall meet the following requirements: be a full-time student, in good standing with the College, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Keith Kula Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2003 by Mr. and Mrs. Gerald G. Kula of Jacksonville, Florida, as a memorial to their late son, Keith. Jerry Kula, former Director of Food Services for ARAMARK, was involved with Flagler College for many years. To qualify, a student must meet the following requirements: Junior or senior in good academic standing, Fine Arts or Graphic Design major, and demonstrated financial need.

Scott Lagasse, Jr., '04 Scholarship in Memory of Josh Zwieg. This scholarship was established in 2010 by Mr. Scott Lagasse, Jr., of St. Augustine, Florida, through gifts from family, friends, and local businesses. Mr. Lagasse, a 2004 graduate of Flagler College, named the scholarship in memory of one of his best friends, Josh Zwieg, who died in 2002. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must be of good character. Preference will be given to students who are financially responsible for the cost of their education and working full-time or part-time while enrolled at Flagler College.

Sophie S. Laval Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established through a gift to Flagler College by Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Laval as a memorial to their daughter, Sophie Laval, a member of the class of 1989. To qualify for the scholarship, an applicant must be a female and a resident of the State of Florida. In addition, she must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.4; must be a junior or senior; must be majoring in Business Administration, Economics, one of the social sciences, or Religion; and must have demonstrated financial need.

Brad and Wendy Curl '96 Layland Family Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2012 by Brad and Wendy Curl Layland of St. Augustine. The Laylands have been involved with Young Life, both in St. Augustine and at the national level, for 30 years. To qualify, the recipient shall be a Youth Ministry minor and involved with Young Life in St. Augustine leading a Young Life Club.

Lawrence Lewis Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Lawrence Lewis, Jr., whose vision, leadership, and dedication made possible the establishment of Flagler College. To qualify, a student must meet the following requirements: Junior or senior, resident of Virginia, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Lewis-Wiley Scholarships. Two scholarships are awarded annually to incoming freshmen who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement, leadership, and moral force of character. The scholarships are based on merit without regard to financial need. In addition to scholastic achievement and aptitude, involvement in extracurricular activities, participation in competitive sports, and evidence of leadership qualities are considered important factors in the selection process. The Lewis-Wiley Scholarship was established by the Flagler Foundation to honor the late Mr. Lawrence Lewis, Jr., and the late Mrs. James L. Wiley. The Lewis and Wiley families provide the major funding for the scholarship, and the College draws from institutional funds, and for Florida residents, the Florida EASE Grant so that each Lewis-Wiley Scholar receives full tuition for four years. All applications for admission completed prior to January 31st are automatically considered for this scholarship.

Capt. Henry F. Lloyd Memorial Scholarship (established by family and friends). This scholarship, in memory of Captain Henry F. Lloyd, was established in 1991 by family and friends. Following a distinguished career in the United States Navy, Captain Lloyd returned to his childhood home in St. Augustine and began a new career in college administration at Flagler College. After serving one year as Director of Admissions, Captain Lloyd was named Registrar, a position he held for 20 years. He was loved and respected by faculty and students, and he contributed greatly to the College's development in its formative years. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must be a junior or senior, must have demonstrated financial need, and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. In addition, the selection committee will give consideration to the student's character and his/her record of leadership and service on campus.

Capt. Henry F. Lloyd Memorial Scholarship (established by Michael and Marybeth Johnston). This scholarship was established in 2007 in memory of Captain Henry F. Lloyd by two grateful, former students, Michael and Marybeth Johnston. As Director of Admissions and then as Registrar, Captain Lloyd inspired, motivated, and encouraged many students over two decades, including students who entered the College on probation. Among those eligible for this scholarship are entering freshmen and rising sophomores who seek to overcome past academic challenges. Preference may be given to students with demonstrated financial need and to students majoring in Business Administration. To apply, a student should contact the Director of Financial Aid or the Chair of the Business Administration Department.

MacCrory Family Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas MacCrory of Malvern, Pennsylvania to assist needy students. They are parents of a Flagler College graduate. To qualify, a student must be in good academic and social standing, have demonstrated need, and be a resident of one of the following states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, or Rhode Island.

Tristan and Alex MacDonald Scholarship in the Clint Foundation Program. Established in 2009 by Mr. and Mrs. John H. McClintock, Jr., and the Clint Foundation, this scholarship will honor their friends, Tristan and Alex MacDonald. The Clint Foundation was established in the early 1990s to provide financial support to students pursuing higher education. Its unique approach to this support is based on one strongly held premise. The Foundation believes that individuals will benefit more from what they earn with their own efforts. As such, students receiving support from the Foundation must work for a portion of their educational expenses. To qualify, a student must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 who works part-time. The applicant should also make a moral commitment to help others through mentoring, tutoring, or financial support. Preference will be given to a student with a demonstrated financial need.

Lisa Scott Martin Endowed Scholarship. Lisa Scott Martin, who graduated from Flagler College in 1984, established this scholarship in 2016. The scholarship is available to students majoring in Business Administration. In addition, the recipient must have attended Flagler College for at least one full year and be a sophomore, junior or senior. The recipient must also maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be a fulltime student. Preference will be given to a Business Administration major with an Entrepreneurship focus.

Grover C. and Jessica G. Maxwell Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Jessica Guenther (Class of 1983) and her husband, Grover Maxwell of Atlanta, Georgia. To qualify, a student must meet the following requirements: Junior or senior, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, major in Elementary Education/Exceptional Student Education or exceptional student fields, demonstrated intention to work with severely mentally disabled children, and financial need.

Marvin Carl "Buddy" McDaniel Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2004 to honor the memory of Marvin Carl "Buddy" McDaniel (Class of 1980), Flagler Theatre Arts student and lifelong thespian. To qualify, a student must be a full-time rising junior or senior in good standing, majoring in Theatre Arts. The recipient shall have the potential for making a contribution to the Theatre Arts and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. The recipient may receive the scholarship for a maximum of two academic years.

Sally and Clarence Metzger Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was first established in 2015 as an annual scholarship by Sally and Clarence Metzger. To qualify, a student must be a full-time student majoring in Accounting with a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to a student-athlete, cheerleader, mascot, athletic team manager, and/or trainer.

Travis Miller Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established in January 2015 by Miller's Plumbing and Mechanical, Inc., along with the Miller Family and the Travis Miller Foundation. The scholarship is in memory of Travis Miller, who attended Flagler College-Tallahassee and for the benefit of residents of the Florida Panhandle area, who are pursuing a bachelor's degree while working in a trade field such as construction. To qualify, a student must be enrolled or an applicant at the College's Tallahassee campus, be currently employed at time of application, reside in Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, or Wakulla County, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrative financial need.

Dr. Kathryn Zick '86 Monahan Endowed Scholarship for Education/ESE Majors. This scholarship was established in 2010 by Flagler College alumni Steve '79 and Kathryn Zick '86 Monahan of St. Augustine, Florida, through the Monahan Family Trust. The scholarship honors Kathryn's service to the community as an elementary ESE teacher and adjunct professor at Flagler. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must have demonstrated financial need, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and must be majoring in Education and specializing in Exceptional Student Education (ESE).

James H. Nance Scholarship - Law Program. This scholarship was established in 2001 by James H. Nance, an attorney practicing in Melbourne, Florida. To qualify, a student must be participating in the Law program, be of good character, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Warren D. Nottingham Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Dr. William L. Proctor, Chancellor of Flagler College, and members of his family, in memory of their great-uncle, Warren Nottingham. To qualify, a student must meet the following requirements: Junior or senior, Business Administration major, good academic and social standing, and demonstrated financial need.

Oestmann Family Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Oestmann. To qualify, a student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior with good character, and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5.

Officer Ron Parker Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2008 by Officer Parker's widow, Ms. Brenda Parker, as well as their family and friends, in memory of Officer Ron Parker. The scholarship is a tribute to continuing the tradition of selfless service to which Officer Parker was deeply committed. Officer Parker was killed in January 1975 while patrolling St. Augustine Beach as a Deputy Marshall. He was 27 years old. The recipient will be a student who is a Florida resident in the Public Administration program with demonstrated financial need. Students in the Law program or Criminology minor may also be considered.

Alice and Neil Pope Memorial Scholarship. This award was established in 2005 by Margo and Alyn Pope, longtime residents of St. Augustine and loyal supporters of Flagler College, in honor of Alyn's parents. Alice was a St. Johns County school teacher for 30 years and active in professional education and community organizations. Neil started and taught a program in small engine mechanics at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind and had owned his own automotive repair business prior to teaching at FSDB. Neil's parents were A.W. and Cora Carlton Pope, the first graduates of FSDB. The recipient will be a full-time Deaf Education major in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need.

Professor Louis R. F. Preysz III Scholarship. This scholarship was established by alumni and friends of Flagler College to honor associate professor, Louis R. F. Preysz III who retired in 2008. He taught for 26 years in the Business Administration Department. Since its inception in 1983, Professor Preysz served as advisor to the Flagler College Chapter of the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM). He was also director of the internship program in the Business Administration Department. Under Professor Preysz's guidance, the SAM teams won eight national management case championships (no other school has won more than three), and the Flagler College SAM Chapter was named "Outstanding SAM Chapter in the Nation" seven times. Professor Preysz was named "Outstanding SAM Advisor in the Nation" six times. Preysz also served as Chaplain of the Flagler College Men's Basketball Team.

Custis N. Proctor Memorial Scholarship for Golf. This scholarship was established in 1997 by the estate of Custis N. Proctor, brother of Dr. William L. Proctor, Chancellor of Flagler College. To qualify, a student must be a member of the Flagler College Golf Team, must be of good character, and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Preference will be given to a student with financial need who is majoring in Business Administration.

Custis N. Proctor Memorial Scholarship for Latin American Studies. This scholarship was established in 1997 by the estate of Custis N. Proctor, brother of Dr. William L. Proctor, Chancellor of Flagler College. To qualify, a student must be a junior or senior minoring in Latin American Studies, majoring in International Studies with a Latin American Studies concentration, or majoring in Spanish, must be of good character, must have demonstrated financial need, and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Samuel M. Proctor Memorial Scholarship. A scholarship in memory of Samuel Matthews Proctor was established in the fall of 1992, following his untimely death at the age of 28. Funds for the memorial scholarship were contributed by family, friends, and classmates. Samuel M. Proctor, the son of Dr. and Mrs. William L. Proctor, was a graduate of the Citadel and the Stetson University School of Law. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1989 and began his practice of law as an Assistant State Attorney. After two years in the State Attorney's Office, he entered private practice. The scholarship is awarded each year to a junior or senior who plans to attend law school following graduation from Flagler College. To qualify, the student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and must be accepted into the Law program.

Dr. William L. Proctor / Rotary Club of St. Augustine Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2002 by the Rotary Club of St. Augustine as a tribute to Dr. William L. Proctor. Dr. Proctor served as President of the College from 1971 to 2001 and currently serves as Chancellor. He has made and continues to make significant contributions to Rotary, the College, and many organizations in the community and across the state. To qualify, a student must meet the following requirements: St. Johns County resident with consideration given to academic record and participation in intercollegiate athletics. Preference will be given to a student with family connections to the Rotary Club.

Prosperity Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund for Business. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Prosperity Bank of St. Augustine. To qualify, a student must be a junior or senior majoring in Business Administration or Accounting and be a resident of one of the following counties: Duval, Flagler, or St. Johns.

Billie F. Pruitt Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2008 in memory of the late Billie F. Pruitt. Colonel William H. Pruitt, Billie's husband, and Ms. Dinah F. Pruitt Joyce, their daughter, together with family and friends, initiated this special gift in honor of her service to Flagler College. Mrs. Pruitt was a founding member of the President's Society. She was also active in various community organizations including the Woman's Exchange of St. Augustine, the Rosalie James Circle of the International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons, the Camellia Garden Circle, and former treasurer of Trinity Episcopal Parish. To qualify, a student must be a Deaf Education major, of good character, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and demonstrated financial need.

Brittany Barbara Rancke Endowed Scholarship. The Brittany Barbara Rancke Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving student identified by the Director of Student Success and Academic Advising. The scholarship recipient must be a full-time student enrolled at Flagler College.

The Margery Renton and Edward J. Cosgrove Endowed Scholarship Fund. This scholarship was established in 2008 through a planned gift provided by Edward J. Cosgrove. Mr. Cosgrove had a distinguished military career as an Air Force bombardier and later served as bank president and chairman of Barnett Bank. His wife, Margery Renton served for a time as personal secretary to author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. To qualify, a student must be a junior or senior from St. Johns County, majoring in Business Administration or English, with a demonstrable financial need and shall maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

The Ringhaver Family Endowed Scholarship. Trustee Randal L. Ringhaver, his wife, Paula, and the Ring Power Corporation originally established this scholarship in 2000 in honor of L. C. Ringhaver, who was the founder of the corporation. Mr. L. C. Ringhaver was instrumental in the establishment of Flagler College and served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1973 to 1976. In 2016, after the passing of his brother, Lance Ringhaver, Randal Ringhaver changed the name of this scholarship to The Ringhaver Family Endowed Scholarship. Lance Ringhaver was a member of the Board of Trustees from 1983 to 1989. To qualify, a student must be a dependent of an employee of Ring Power Corporation. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition for four years, as long as the student continues to meet the dependency requirement and maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Recipients agree to participate in a paid summer internship program at Ring Power Corporation one summer prior to graduation from Flagler College.  For recipients who are Florida residents, the scholarship will be adjusted for the Florida EASE Grant. To apply, qualifying students should contact the Ring Power Human Resources Department and request verification of employment.

Elaine Ringhaver Riggle Women's Golf Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2013 by the estate of Elaine Ringhaver Riggle, mother of Flagler College Trustee Randal Ringhaver, to honor her love of golf and her dedication to higher education. As an avid golfer, she was a dedicated member of the St. Augustine Women's Golf Association and an active member in the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O). The recipient shall be a member of the Flagler College Women's Golf Team, shall be in good standing at the College, and is expected to maintain a 2.5 grade point average. The scholarship shall cover the full cost of tuition at Flagler College and shall be renewable annually for a maximum of four years or eight semesters.

The Robbins' Family Scholarship. Established in 2007 by the Robbins Family. To qualify, a student must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a member of the men's or women's golf team. The recipient must be a resident of St. John's, Putnam, Flagler, or Duval County. Preference will be given to the student with the highest GPA.

Rosalie James Circle, Kings Daughters and Sons Scholarship. Established in 1989 as an annual scholarship, the members of the Florida Branch of the Rosalie James Circle, International Order of King's Daughters and Sons, created a permanent scholarship in 2008. To qualify a student must be a rising junior or senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and majoring in Deaf Education.

Charron-Hager-Roth Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2012 by Dorothy Charron and Jon Nawrocki, parents of Jill Nawrocki, '14, and members of the Parents Leadership Council. To qualify, students must be of good character, have a minimum G.P.A of 3.0, and be actively involved in volunteer work. A brief statement of volunteer activity is required for application.

Nancy E. Rutland Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Ms. Nancy E. Rutland of St. Petersburg, Florida, a 1980 graduate of Flagler College and a member of the President's Society. Ms. Rutland also serves on the College's Board of Trustees. To qualify, a student must meet the following requirements: Philosophy and Religion major, junior or senior, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and demonstrated interest in Youth Ministry and Young Life.

Jennifer Sadow Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 1996 through gifts to Flagler College by family, friends, and instructors in memory of Jennifer. Ms. Sadow graduated with a Deaf Education major in April 1996; she was tragically killed by a drunk driver in an automobile crash in May 1996. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must be a junior or senior majoring in Deaf Education, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8, and must be of good character.

Saints Club Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship. The Saints Club Advisory Board established this scholarship in 2016. To be eligible, the recipient must have and maintain an active status as a member of a Flagler Athletics NCAA sanctioned sport. The recipient's GPA (preference will be given to a student retaining a minimum GPA of 3.0), community involvement, financial need and athletic merit will also be taken into consideration.

Senior Class Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established by the graduating Class of 2009 and their families through the Senior Class Gift. In the spring of 2009, the graduating seniors raised over $10,000 for their class gift and chose to use the funds to endow a new scholarship. To qualify, a student must be a rising senior with demonstrated financial need.

Hugh Shaw Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established through a gift to Flagler College by Mr. and Mrs. McLaurin Shaw as a memorial to their son, Warren Hugh Shaw, a member of the class of 1983. To qualify for the scholarship, a student must have demonstrated financial need, must be a resident of the State of Florida, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and must be a junior or senior majoring in Philosophy and Religion, with an emphasis on minors in Youth Ministry and/or one of the social sciences.

Martha Shinn Endowed Scholarship for Youth Ministry. This scholarship was established to honor Martha Shinn for her many years of service to Flagler College as Director of the Youth Ministry Program. In 1975, Martha and her husband, Walter Shinn moved to St. Augustine to establish the Youth Ministry Program. Martha graduated from Flagler College in 1978, and in 1979, she became Area Director for Young Life. Martha developed a Youth Ministry minor at Flagler College through her teaching, counseling, leadership, and dedication during her 36 years with the College. She has had a positive impact on hundreds of students and a lasting imprint on the Youth Ministry and Young Life programs. To qualify, the recipient must be a full-time student and be involved in the Youth Ministry Program at the time the scholarship is awarded and in effect. Strong preference shall be given to a student who is a volunteer with the Young Life Program at Flagler College or in St. Johns County.

Ruth Shugart Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2005 by Ms. Ruth Shugart of St. Augustine, to provide opportunities to non-traditional students seeking an undergraduate degree. Non-traditional students may be older, married, or have a child, or are other than the traditional undergraduate student in some way. To qualify, student must be full-time, in good standing, and have demonstrated financial need.

The Adrienne and Bill Simmons Scholarship for Women's Tennis. This scholarship was established in 2018 by Adrienne and Bill Simmons. To qualify, a student must be a member of the women's tennis team, display outstanding sportsmanship, and major in business administration with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. The scholarship will also be open to incoming freshmen on the women's tennis team who plan to study business administration and held a 3.5 GPA and 1,800 SAT score or higher in high school. A brief essay (500 words or less) explaining the student's eligibility for the scholarship must accompany the application.

Janet Small Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2002 through a gift from The Janet Small Charitable Foundation. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must be a junior or senior, must be majoring in English, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

Robert D. and Juanita C. Storey Scholarship for African American Students. In 2016, Robert D. and Juanita C. Storey established this scholarship. Mr. Storey served as board member of the Kresge Foundation and Mrs. Storey was a member of the Radcliffe College Board of Trustees. To qualify, a student must be an African American high school graduate with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and entering as a freshman. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years, provided the recipient maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and is otherwise in good standing, as determined by the College.

SunTrust Bank, Mid-Atlantic Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 1999 by Crestar Bank in Richmond, Virginia. To qualify, a student must be a junior or senior, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and be a resident of Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Tallahassee Staff and Faculty Scholarship. This scholarship was established in June 2016 by the faculty and staff of Flagler College-Tallahassee. Through the collaborative effort of faculty, staff, and alumni, the scholarship offers support to a student at the College's Tallahassee campus. To qualify, the recipient shall be a full-time student at Flagler College-Tallahassee, maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and be in good standing with the College. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated financial need.

Joe and Judi Taylor Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2012 by Joe and Judi Taylor, longtime residents of St. Augustine, and in conjunction with the Clint Foundation. Recipients must have completed two semesters, work part-time, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and be in good standing at the College. Students must make a moral commitment to help others in the future through mentoring, tutoring, and/or providing financial support through the Clint Foundation, Flagler College, etc. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

TREES Conservation Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2002 by Take Responsibility for the Environment Ecological Society (TREES) and Sarah Bailey, a former County Commissioner. Karen Lewis, Founder and President Emeritus, was involved with TREES from 1989 to 2002 at which time it dissolved and the scholarship was established. TREES was a non-profit environmental organization which played an important role in conservation education and activism in St. Johns County and northeast Florida. To qualify, the recipient must be a Florida resident who is enrolled in or has successfully completed a Methods of Science course and/or Environmental Science at Flagler College. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated commitment to and/or record of volunteer assistance in furthering environmental causes.

Robert B. Tinlin Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2007 by the Honorable and Mrs. Charles Tinlin and Mrs. Crystal Beuerlein in memory of their brother (and brother in-law) Robert B. Tinlin. "Chuck" Tinlin is a graduate of Flagler College (Class of '79) and Mary Tinlin is a staff member. The Tinlins have been loyal supporters of Flagler College. The recipient shall be a junior or senior minority student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need.

Enzo V. Torcoletti Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. John N. Foster, Jr., and Mr. Charles B. Foster in honor of Mr. Enzo V. Torcoletti, art professor, who retired in 2007. The Foster families have been longtime benefactors of Flagler College, and Mrs. Louise Lewis Foster is a Trustee. Professor Torcoletti, originally from Italy, started his teaching career at Flagler College in 1971. To qualify a student must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and financial need. The recipient must be a Fine Arts major or minor.

Norman L. Tully Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2003 by Norman L. Tully. To qualify, a student must be a rising senior majoring in Deaf Education, be a full-time student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, have demonstrated an interest in working with students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, have the potential for making a contribution to the teaching profession in deaf education, be of good character and in good standing, and have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to African American or other minority students.

Dr. Bernadette Twardy Sport Management Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2014 by alumni and friends in honor of Dr. Bernadette Twardy's 30 years of service to Flagler College. Dr. Twardy taught at Flager College from 1984 to 2014 and in the 1990's, launched the Sport Management department. During that time, she served as the department chair and the program has graduated over 500 students. To qualify, an applicant must be a senior in the process of completing their Sport Management Internship, demonstrate financial need, and show involvement in department activities like the Sport Management Club. To apply, a student should contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Unger Family Scholarship for Study Abroad. Established in 2008 by the Unger Family, including Rachel Unger Branch '06, in order to recognize a student's pursuit of excellence by broadening his or her educational and life experiences beyond borders. The Unger Family has had the opportunity to develop "the richness of life" through their personal experiences with a variety of cultures and norms during their many moves, both domestically and internationally. They believe that the world today embraces multilingual, multi-ethnic, and multi-cultural challenges, and our leaders of the future must have an appreciation and style of leadership that can thrive in the global marketplace. To qualify, a student must be participating in and have been accepted to a Faculty Led Study Abroad OR a direct exchange program with one of our partner institutions. A statement of intent explaining why they would like to receive this scholarship must be included in the application as well as a letter of reference from a faculty member.

W. Ashley and Alice Verlander Endowed Basketball Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2002 by Mr. and Mrs. Verlander because of their interest in Flagler College and its basketball program. To qualify, a student must meet the following requirements: be a member of the men's or women's varsity basketball team, be a junior or senior, be of good character, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Candidates are identified by the respective coaches of the two teams in coordination with the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.

John and Hon Versaggi Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 1998 by family members in honor of John and Hon Versaggi. To qualify, an applicant must be a citizen of the United States, be a junior or senior, rank in the upper 50% of his/her class, have demonstrated financial need, and be recommended by his/her academic advisor. Special consideration will be given to a student majoring in Business Administration, Spanish, Sport Management, or Art. Also, consideration will be given to a member of either the men's or women's tennis teams.

Mitchell and Nancy Walk Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Walk of Lake Mary, Florida. Mr. Walk is a 1979 graduate of Flagler College. Mr. Walk was appointed to the Alumni Board in 1982 and served many years as President of the Board. Mr. Walk also serves on the College's Board of Trustees. To qualify, a student must meet the following requirements: Demonstrated financial need, a participant in one of the intercollegiate athletic programs, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Evelyne R. Waterhouse Memorial Art Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Mrs. Colleen E. Burns as a memorial to Mrs. Waterhouse. To qualify, a student must be a junior or senior majoring in Art and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Preference will be given to a student who majors in Fine Arts.

Watson-Bailey Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. J. Eugene Watson, Jr., of St. Augustine. To qualify for the scholarship, a student must be African American (preferably male), have a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.5, have a minimum SAT score of 900 (or equivalent on the ACT), be of good character, and  have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to a freshman, but a community college transfer is acceptable. Also, preference is given to a student who will major in Education.

FNAME Jay P. Weimar Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2006 by the Florida Newspaper Advertising and Marketing Executives to honor Jay Weimar and his outstanding contributions to the FNAME association. Jay graduated from Flagler College in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in English and Journalism. He was the display advertising director for the Florida Times-Union until his passing in 2005. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising senior, majoring in Media Studies, Strategic Communication (PR), or Journalism and Media Production, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to a student with a minor in Journalism and Media Production or who is on a Journalism track.

Women in Business Scholarship. In 2016, an anonymous corporate donor established this scholarship. To qualify, the recipient must be a female student majoring in Business Administration. Additionally, the recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and demonstrate good character and leadership.

Wetherell Scholarship in Political Science. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Dr. and Mrs. T. K. Wetherell of Tallahassee, Florida. To qualify, a student must be a junior or senior majoring in Political Science, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, be of good character, and have demonstrated financial need.

Darwin L. White Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2003 by Flagler College alumni and friends in honor of Darwin White, a former Coach, Dean of Students, and Registrar of Flagler College. This scholarship is awarded to the elected president of the Student Government Association in recognition of his or her service to the College and its students.

Brian and Michelle Wilson Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Brian and Michelle Wilson of St. Augustine, Florida. Mr. Wilson is a graduate of Flagler College (Class of '82) and is a member of the Board of Trustees. Mrs. Wilson is also a graduate of Flagler (Class of '93) and was a staff member of Flagler College for many years. To qualify, a student must be an entering freshman with a GPA of 3.0, who plans to major in Accounting, Business Administration, or Social Science, and who will be a member of one of the college's intercollegiate athletic teams. Preference will be given to a student who will be involved in Young Life, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Catholic College Fellowship, or who is active with a local Christian church.

Jeri Wilson Scholarship for Tennis. This scholarship was established through gifts by her husband, Mr. Jack Wilson, a member of the Board of Trustees, and her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Wilson. Mr. Wilson is a member of the Board of Trustees. The Wilson families have been long standing supporters of Flagler College, and Mrs. Jeri Wilson has always had an interest in the College's tennis program. The recipient must be a female member of the tennis team designated by the tennis coach.

The Women of Vision Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2015 by the Women of Vision Advisory Board to create educational and leadership opportunities for female students. With a focus on student achievement and "paying it forward," the Women of Vision Endowed Scholarship recognizes exceptional students who are actively involved in community service work or campus activities. To qualify, a student must be a rising junior or senior, must demonstrate financial need, and must be actively involved in campus activities or volunteer work. Preference will be given to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and letters of recommendation are encouraged. A brief essay describing campus involvement or community service/engagement and details about career plans are required with the application.

Jeff Young Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2002 by Peggy Young of Melrose, Florida, as a memorial to her late son, Jeff. Jeff was a photographer and involved in many areas of Flagler College. To qualify, a student must be a junior or senior in good academic standing, be of good character, majoring in Fine Arts or Graphic Design, and have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to Florida residents, and students focusing on photography.

Jason Townsend Zawawi Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2009 by Jason's mother, Loren Zawawi, and the Zawawi family. Jason was a St. Augustine native who loved the beach and reading. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in English. To qualify, a student must be a junior or senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to residents of St. Johns County, Florida, who have an interest in the writing field.

Notification of Financial Aid Awards and the Student's Account

When the student's application is complete, the Office of Financial Aid will determine the student's eligibility for financial aid and notify students by online means of their awards.

  • Students should regularly check their Flagler e-mail for notices and their online personal Financial Aid page for awards and needed forms and documents.
  • New freshmen and transfer students will also receive an award notice by mail. Before an award notice is sent, new students (freshman/transfer) must be formally accepted by the Office of Admissions; continuing students must have their grades posted for the previous semester.
  • The award notice will direct the student to the "Awards" section of their online Financial Aid page which will indicate all items of financial aid of which the Office of Financial Aid is aware at the time. If additional aid is received later, this could affect the aid already awarded.
  • In some instances an award item will be tentative or pending. This usually means that the Office of Financial Aid is awaiting confirmation from the source of the award, or awaiting some action on the student's part. Students should regularly check the "Documents" section of their online Financial Aid page to see if any additional documentation is required.
  • Students who are awarded (offered) a Federal Direct Loan (Subsidized or Unsubsidized) can Accept or Decline the loan online or reduce the loan amount online on the "Accept Awards" section of the student's personal Financial Aid page: https://financialaid.flagler.edu
  • Students who are awarded (offered) a Perkins Loan must contact the Office of Business Services when they arrive on campus to complete the required paperwork and sign a promissory note.
  • Parents of dependent students may be eligible for a Federal Parent PLUS Loan. Qualification is based upon the parent's credit rating. Parents with good credit may borrow the full Cost of Attendance less other aid the student receives. If a parent is denied a PLUS, the student's annual loan eligibility increases substantially. Applications are available online at https://studentloans.gov.
  • PLUS Loans are not awarded (offered) or indicated on the award letter until an actual application is received at the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Students who are hired for a campus job will be notified of their specific position and pay rate by the Human Resources Department.
  • If a student informs the Office of Financial Aid about a private source scholarship, it will be indicated on the student's award letter as a tentative/pending award until confirmation is received from the source of the scholarship.
  • Private Source Scholarship funds will be awarded and applied to the student's billing account as follows: one-half for fall semester and one-half for spring semester, unless otherwise specified by the scholarship donor. Scholarships awarded or received after the close of the fall semester will be fully awarded and applied to the spring semester only. Scholarships designated for the summer school session by the donor will be credited in full to summer school charges. Your online "Awards" tab or Financial Aid Award Letter will show the distribution of the scholarship according to this policy but is subject to correction and revision, if needed, to reflect the actual distribution of the funds.
  • Except for earnings from a campus job, each item of confirmed financial aid will be credited directly to the student's account in the Office of Business Services. Tentative/ pending awards are not formally credited to a student's account; however, in some cases, the Office of Business Services may allow tentative credit when the student pays the bill. This is particularly true in the case of loans when a student has applied for a loan, but the actual disbursement has not been received.
  • If the aggregate total of a student's confirmed financial aid exceeds the Office of Business Services charges, the student can receive a refund for the excess amount. Refunds are not made when the excess balance is created by tentative/pending awards. Students who are eligible for a refund should refer to our website and the Office of Business Services for instructions.

Veterans Benefits

Some armed service veterans and their dependents are eligible to receive educational benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The application for VA Education Benefits or survivors' and dependents' Educational Assistance is available online. Individuals seeking Educational Benefits may complete an online application or download a paper application at http://www.gibill.va.gov. The original completed application must be submitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs designated Regional Processing Office. A copy of such should be maintained by the student for future references. Subsequent certifications will be processed by the Office of the Registrar on notification from the student of his/her intention to re-enroll. Any questions or comments regarding VA benefits should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at Flagler College, (904) 819-6204, or e-mail VAStudent@flagler.edu.

Students who receive VA benefits and who are placed on academic probation will be required to achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA during the subsequent grading period. Failure to do so will result in the termination of VA monetary educational benefits. This action will not result in dismissal, if the student has met the requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress, as stated in the Catalog.

A student intending to use VA benefits should contact the Office of the Registrar and be aware of the following policies:

  • It is the student's responsibility to notify the VA Certifying Official that he or she wishes to have enrollment verified for a term as soon as his or her registration for said term has been completed.
  • It is the student's responsibility to notify the Office of the Registrar immediately when the student increases or decreases semester credit hours taken, when the student withdraws from a course, or when the student takes a leave of absence. It is also the student's responsibility to inform the Office of the Registrar every semester as to the number of semester credit hours for which he or she enrolls.
  • The student is responsible for paying any fee that Flagler College charges which the VA does not pay directly to the college on behalf of the student. Students receive a monthly entitlement based on the number of credit hours they are pursuing each semester. This entitlement may not necessarily cover the cost of tuition and fees. It usually takes six to eight weeks from the time a student's papers are processed by the Office of the Registrar until a check is received.
  • Flagler College (St. Augustine campus) may award up to 15 hours of academic credit for military training, education, or experience. The College may additionally award four (4) hours of service credit for documented military service or past service with an honorable, general, or entry-level (uncharacterized) discharge. If awarded, these four (4) hours shall be applied to elective requirements only.
  • A student using VA benefits must make satisfactory academic progress. In general, unsatisfactory progress for veterans' benefits is considered attainment of less than a 2.0 grade point average for two consecutive semesters. A student who withdraws from college may have his/her benefits terminated as of the beginning of the semester of withdrawal. If a student is dismissed for academic reasons, benefits will be terminated as of the date of dismissal. A student who has had benefits terminated in this manner must be counseled by the Office of the Registrar before the benefits will be restored. A student who fails to complete all courses attempted in a semester will have his/her benefits adjusted accordingly.

Suspension of Eligibility for Drug-Related Offenses

1. IN GENERAL - A student who has been convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance shall not be eligible to receive any federal grant, loan, or work assistance during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the interval specified in the following table:

If convicted of an offense involving:

The possession of a controlled substance: Ineligibility period is:
First offense 1 year
Second offense 2 years
Third offense Indefinite
The sale of a controlled substance: Ineligibility period is:
First offense 2 years
Second offense Indefinite

2. REHABILITATION - A student whose eligibility has been suspended under paragraph (1) may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period determined under such paragraph if -

  1. the student satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program that -
    1. complies with such criteria as the Secretary shall prescribe in  regulations for purposes of this paragraph; and
    2. includes two unannounced drug tests; or
  2. the conviction is reversed, set aside, or otherwise rendered nugatory.

3. DEFINITIONS - In this subsection, the term "controlled substance" has the meaning given the term in section 102(6) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802(6)).
4. EFFECTIVE DATE - The amendment made by paragraph (1), regarding suspension of eligibility for drug-related offenses, shall apply with respect to financial assistance to cover the costs of attendance for periods of enrollment beginning after the date of enactment.

Study Abroad Programs

Students enrolled in study abroad programs that are approved by the College for academic credit may be eligible for Title IV federal financial aid programs and some state financial aid programs. According to federal regulations, a student's enrollment in an approved study abroad program may be considered enrollment at the student's home institution for the purpose of applying for assistance under the Title IV programs. For further information, contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Financial Aid recipients are required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to be eligible for financial aid. A student will be eligible for financial aid if he or she meets the CGPA and Minimum Hours Earned SAP requirements established by Flagler College as described in this policy and in the College Catalog under "Academic Information" and "Academic Requirements for Continuation." The Financial Aid Office will review all students accordingly regarding their financial aid status, the appeals process and possibility for SAP Probationary periods.

Administrative Policy Statement 6.3.3

The purpose of this policy is to prescribe the procedures involved with the academic requirements for satisfactory academic progress and the awarding of federal financial aid.

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as reauthorized in 2008, requires institutions of higher education to establish minimum standards of satisfactory academic progress (SAP) for students receiving federal financial aid. Academic progress is measured by both Qualitative (grade based) and Quantitative (time-related) standards, as described by the federal government. These standards must be met in order for a student to be eligible to participate in federal financial aid programs.

6.3.3.1 Qualitative Standards

Students pursuing a B.A. or B.F.A. degree must meet the following minimal standards in their cumulative grade point average (GPA):

Semesters Enrolled in College Cumulative Grade Point Average
1st 1.20
2nd 1.50
3rd 1.67
4th 1.75
5th 1.85
6th 1.92
7th 1.96
8th 2.00
9th 2.00
10th 2.00
11th 2.00
12th 2.00

Only grades earned at Flagler College will be used in the GPA calculation.

6.3.3.1.1 Transfer and Advanced Standing Students

Students who transfer to Flagler from other colleges, or who earned institutionally accepted college credit through AP, AICE, CAPE, CLEP, or international baccalaureate programs, will be held to the same standards, based on the number of hours transferred. Flagler College's grade-based standards listed above will be applied following the completion of the transfer student's first semester at the College. In these cases, the number of previously enrolled semesters will be determined by dividing the number of transfer hours by 15. For example, a student who transfers 30 semester credit hours to Flagler will be considered to have completed two semesters of college (30/15 = 2). Following his or her first semester at Flagler, that student would be held to the standard of a student completing their third semester in college (requiring a 1.67 GPA).

6.3.3.1.2 Part-time Students

Part-time students will be held to the same standards as full-time students, based on the number of credit hours attempted. It should be noted that semesters of part-time enrollment still count toward the maximum time frame permitted to complete a degree program. Fifteen (15) part-time hours are the equivalent of one semester.

6.3.3.1.3 Exceptional CGPA Requirements

There are certain State of Florida grants/scholarships which require a higher CGPA for renewal than the College's SAP minimums. Following are those grants/scholarships in this category with the CGPA required for renewal indicated:

Note: For the Florida Student Assistance Grant and the Florida EASE Grant, a one-year grace period is allowed if the CGPA falls below 2.0.

Academic Scholars and the Florida Top Scholars Scholarships, if the required 3.0 CGPA is not attained, these scholarships can be converted to the Florida Medallion Scholarship if the student has at least a CGPA of 2.75.

Requirements for Flagler College grants/scholarships vary widely. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office for CGPA renewal requirements.

6.3.3.2 Quantitative Standards

To qualify as having satisfactory academic progress a student must not exceed the maximum time frame to complete his or her degree. Satisfactory academic progress requirements do not change for students who decide to change majors during their course of study.

6.3.3.2.1 Maximum Semesters of Eligibility

A full-time student is eligible to receive federal need-based financial aid for a maximum of 12 semesters of attendance. Attendance at all post-secondary schools is counted. The Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) and the Florida EASE Grant are exceptions. They are available for only nine semesters. Scholarships are normally available for no more than eight semesters.

Please see The Bright Futures Scholarships specific CGPA and Terms of Eligibility information online at: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/factsheets/BF.htm

Additionally, a student is expected to have completed a minimum number of semester hours at the end of each academic year. The following schedule indicates the number of semester hours which must be successfully completed.

Academic Years Completed 1 2 3 4 5
Minimum Hours Required 24 48 72 96 120

If a student fails to accumulate the required number of hours at the end of any academic year, he or she will be given a one calendar year grace period to make up the shortage. Only one grace period is allowed during the five academic year period.

Important: To be eligible for renewal, most grants/scholarships sponsored by the State of Florida require that the student earn the equivalent of 12 hours for each semester the student receives such a grant or scholarship during the preceding year. Hours earned during the succeeding summer school cannot be counted.

A student has the right to appeal the denial of aid under this policy. The Office of Financial Aid should be contacted for procedures.

6.3.3.2.2 Completion Percentage

The federal financial aid maximum time frame for completion of a degree is 150% of the published length of the program. A degree that requires 120 semester credit hours must be completed by the time a student reaches 180 credit hours (120 hours x 150% = 180 hours). Therefore, in order for a student to complete their degree program within the maximum time frame, a student must complete a minimum of 67% of all credit hours attempted. The completion percentage will be calculated as the total number of completed credit hours divided by the total number of attempted credit hours.

Institutionally accepted transfer hours count as completed credit hours and include credit hours earned at other institutions, CAPE, CLEP, international baccalaureate, AICE, and AP. These transfer hours will not be counted in the GPA calculation to meet the Qualitative standard. In the case of a repeated course, the most recent attempt of a repeated course will count as completed hours if a passing grade is earned. For financial aid purposes, students are allowed only one repeat of a course that was previously passed.

6.3.3.2.2.1 Completed Credit Hours

Completed credit hours are courses for which credit hours are received. Courses in which a student receives a grade of F, I, W, and WF will not be counted as completed credit hours in the calculation of satisfactory academic progress, but will be counted as attempted credit hours. Prior attempts of courses that are repeated will be counted as attempted credit hours for financial aid purposes. Developmental course numbers beginning with a zero, i.e. MAT 010, and audited courses will not be counted in a student's total number of attempted credit hours since credit hours cannot be earned from those courses. Students who meet both the Qualitative and Quantitative criteria established are determined to be maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

6.3.3.3 Financial Aid Warning

At the conclusion of each term, the Financial Aid office will review the academic records of students receiving federal financial aid. Those whose cumulative GPA falls below the Qualitative standard, or, who fail to meet the Quantitative standard by completing at least 67% of their attempted credit hours shall be placed on Financial Aid Warning. The Financial Aid office will notify these students in writing that they have not met the SAP requirements. These students will have the next semester in which to return to acceptable levels of SAP. During that semester these students may continue to receive federal financial aid.

6.3.3.4 Financial Aid Ineligibility

Students who fail to return to the SAP requirements the semester following being placed on Financial Aid Warning will be placed on Financial Aid Ineligibility. Students on Financial Aid Ineligibility are not eligible to receive federal financial aid while enrolled at Flagler College. A written notification from the Financial Aid office will be sent to these students.

6.3.3.5 Appeal Process

Students who have been placed on Financial Aid Ineligibility have the right to appeal for the re-establishment of their federal financial aid eligibility. Students must submit an Academic Progress Appeal form along with their personal statement to the Financial Aid office by the deadline specified in their ineligibility letter. Federal guidelines specify that an appeal must be based upon certain criteria including the death of an immediate family member, illness, a major accident or injury, or other extenuating circumstances. Documentation of the reason for the appeal must be included with the Academic Progress Appeal form.

Student appeals will be evaluated by the Academic Progress Committee, consisting of the Director of Financial Aid, the Dean of Academic Life and the Director of Student Success and Advising. Rulings will be made on student appeals in an expedient fashion each semester following the deadline for appeals. Students will be informed in writing of the outcome of their appeal. Successful appeals will place the student on Financial Aid Probation and will allow the student to have one more semester of federal financial aid. Students on Financial Aid Probation are required to meet with the Director of Student Success and Advising in order to prepare an SAP Academic Advising Plan.

6.3.3.5.1 Academic Progress Advising

Students who have had successful appeals are required to meet with the Director of Student Success and Advising within the first two weeks of the subsequent semester in order to establish an academic plan to restore the student to the SAP requirements. This form will be signed by the student and by the Director of Student Success and Advising, with a copy sent to the Financial Aid office.

At the conclusion of each semester the Academic Progress Committee will meet to evaluate the academic progress of the students on Financial Aid Probation. Students that fail to meet any portion of their academic plan will be ineligible for future federal financial aid.

6.3.3.6 Reinstatement

Students who have completed one academic year without federal financial aid but who now have a GPA that meets the SAP requirements, have a credit hour completion rate of 67% or greater, and who have not exceed 180 total semester hours, may request a review of their academic progress. This request must be in writing to the Financial Aid office. The Financial Aid office will determine whether the student has achieved SAP requirements allowing their federal financial aid eligibility to be restored.

Withdrawals and Refunds

A student who does not enroll or who withdraws from school during a semester or during summer school may be entitled to a total or partial refund of charges paid to the College. When a refund is made, it is likely that the student's financial aid will be affected. Details on refund policies and procedures are included in the "Tuition and Fees" section of this Catalog and also on the College website, www.flagler.edu.

Payment Plan

The College offers a payment option through CASHNet. Enrollment is available at my.flagler.edu, by logging in either as the Student or Authorized Payer button. There is a nominal enrollment fee and no interest is accrued while enrolled in the plan.

Students, parents, or any other responsible billing party listed on the student's account can enroll online and agree to contract requirements with an electronic signature. The monthly bills, reminders, and receipts will be set up so that they are automatically e-mailed and/or messaged to your cell phone. You are required to create an automatic withdrawal for each month's payment either through a checking account or any major credit card. Reenrollment is required each semester for the 4-month payment plan.

Florida Prepaid College Program

A student who has entitlements under the Florida Prepaid College Program may have his/her entitlements transferred to Flagler College. The student should contact both the Florida Prepaid College Program (800-552-4723) and the Flagler College Office of Business Services (904-819-6230) to make arrangements for this transfer.