STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF FLORIDA
THEODORE R. AND VIVIAN M.
TO BE SENT TO UNIVERSITY (IES) IS: MAY 15, 2013
The Johnson Scholarship, funded by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, is a competitively awarded program which is available to undergraduate students with disabilities with financial need who enroll in a State University System of Florida (SUS) institution. You must adhere to the following application guidelines in order to qualify for full consideration.
In order to demonstrate financial need, all applicants must complete a 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSA form, and mail it to the appropriate address as indicated on the FAFSA form. To receive full consideration, the FAFSA should be mailed or completed on-line no later than April 15, 2013.
INITIAL APPLICANTS MUST:
Provide an official current transcript (not a photocopy) which documents a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on all credits. High school students who are applying for the first year of college should submit a current high school transcript.
Provide documentation of the nature and/or extent of a disability. The disability must be in one or more of the following classifications: hearing impairment, physical impairment; specific learning disability; speech/language impairment; visual impairment; or other impairment. Appropriate documentation includes, but is not limited to, either a recent psychological evaluation used to determine eligibility for exceptional student services, school/medical records, certification by the Division of Blind Services, or a Vocational Rehabilitation eligibility determination. Documentation provided must meet the guidelines require by the institution in which the student is enrolled. Students must contact the University Office of Student Disability Services for clarification as to what is required.
Gain admission as a first-time-degree-seeking undergraduate student into a State University System of Florida (SUS) institution.
Have a demonstrated financial need (determined from FAFSA information).
Be determined to be Florida Residents for Tuition Purposes, based upon 1009.21, Florida Statutes.
FIRST TIME APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
RENEWAL APPLICANTS MUST:
Continue to have financial need and adhere to minimum enrollment, progress, and grade point average requirements of the program, plus:
Note: Former out-of-state Scholarship recipients who are eligible may continue to seek renewal. Florida residency for tuition purposes is required for all new applicants awarded Fall 2007 and beyond.
If you apply for admission at more than one SUS institution, submit completed Johnson Scholarship application materials to each university. The application should be sent to the contact person listed at the end of this form.
Applications, disability documentation, personal statements, letters of reference, and an official transcript must be received by the institution(s) no later than May 15, 2013.
All applicants will be notified of their status as Johnson Scholarship recipients, alternate award candidates, or as students who were not selected. Notification letters will be mailed in July to the permanent address which is specified on the application forms.
IF SELECTED, RECIPIENTS MUST:
Complete and return an acceptance form by the date specified on your notification letter. Failure to return the acceptance form by the specified date will result in forfeiture of the award.
First-time recipients must participate in a Johnson Scholarship orientation.
Complete a minimum of nine (9) credit hours each semester.
Adhere to the minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average requirement of this program.
Apply for renewal consideration for each academic year in which you desire the award. Johnson Scholarship recipients may qualify for the award for up to twelve (12) semesters of undergraduate study.
After verification of enrollment, the university will disburse the award on a prorated basis each academic term to eligible Johnson Scholarship recipients. The dollar amount of the 2013-2014 awards is contingent upon the level of funding from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation and the Florida Legislature.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Call or write the appropriate university representative listed on the last page.
Submit a completed 2013 – 2014 Johnson Scholarship application form and supporting materials to the appropriate contact(s) listed below:
Dr. Danette G. Saylor,
Ms. Myrna Pagan-Ubides, Assistant Director
Ms. Nicole Rokos, Director
Office for Students with Disabilities
Florida Atlantic University
Post Office Box 3091
777 Glades Road SU 80, Room 133
Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991
Voice Ph.: (561) 297-3880
TDD Ph.: (561) 297-0358
Ms. Cori Bright
Office of Adaptive Services
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 Ben Hill Griffin Parkway
Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565
V: (239) 590-7956
TTY: (239) 590-7930
Amanda L. Niguidula, MPA
Disability Resource Center
Florida International University
1120 SW 8 Street, GC 190
Miami, Florida 33199
TDD: (305) 348-3852
Voice Ph.: (305) 348-3532
Dr. David A. Owens
Ms. Bea Awoniyi
Assistant Dean of Students
Florida State University
Director of Student Disability Resource Center
97 Woodward Avenue, South
108 Student Services Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-9566
Voice Ph.: (850) 644-9566
TDD.: (850) 644-9566
Dr. Lusharon Wiley
Associate Dean of Students
Student Disability Resource Center
University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, Florida 32514
Voice Ph.: (850) 474-2161
Mr. Christopher Pantzis, Director
Student Disability Services
New College of Florida
5800 Bayshore Road/PKV100
Sarasota, Florida 34243
Voice Ph.: (941) 359-4254