About the Scholarship

The "UNF Elizabeth and Irwin Zekaria Deaf Education Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship" award is given by the organization 'University of North Florida (UNF)' and was established in 1986 to support, assist and encourage the students who are going to make their career in a deaf education program and Human Services at Florida. This organization give assistance to the junior, senior and graduate students.


How to apply for the scholarship?

  • Applications are available on the official website 'University of North Florida (UNF)' and Human Services (COEHS), all the applicants must access the online application in order to apply for this scholarship.

  • For this scholarship, there is a concern point, that is students who have been admitted into the deaf education program will get the preference.
  • Applicant must have to submit FAFSA certificate.
  • Addition to this, a student must have to submit the Official scorecards of ACT/SAT to demonstrate the completion of the graduation semester as well as academic performance.

  • He/she has to submit a double-spaced essay of no more than three pages describing how he/she will benefit from the scholarship.
  • A student must also submit two reference letter and must be printed on official letterhead.

  • Besides these, all the above documents should be transferred or sent in a single mail.


     The awarded amount for the scholarship:

    The amount awarded for this scholarship is $4,000 per year and the number of awards given to the eligible candidates is two.


    Deadline for the scholarship:

    The deadline for the scholarship is the 14th of February.


Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must reside in the U.S. or be the permanent resident.

He/she should join the UNF College of Education and Human Services.

This award is given to those prefered students who have been admitted into the deaf education program.

He/she should be juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

He/she should be a student at the University of North Florida.

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