Jacksonville, FL Area Scholarships

Jacksonville is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Florida and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. It is the seat of Duval County, with which the city government consolidated in 1968. Consolidation gave Jacksonville its great size and placed most of its metropolitan population within the city limits. With an estimated population of 892,062 as of 2017, Jacksonville is also the most populous city in the southeastern United States. The Jacksonville metropolitan area has a population of 1,631,488 and is the fourth largest in Florida.

Jacksonville is centered on the banks of the St. Johns River in the First Coast region of northeast Florida, about 25 miles (40 km) south of the Georgia state line and 340 miles (550 km) north of Miami. The Jacksonville Beaches communities are along the adjacent Atlantic coast. The area was originally inhabited by the Timucua people, and in 1564 was the site of the French colony of Fort Caroline, one of the earliest European settlements in what is now the continental United States. Under British rule, settlement grew at the narrow point in the river where cattle crossed, known as Wacca Pilatka to the Seminole and the Cow Ford to the British. A platted town was established there in 1822, a year after the United States gained Florida from Spain; it was named after Andrew Jackson, the first military governor of the Florida Territory and seventh President of the United States.

Harbor improvements since the late 19th century have made Jacksonville a major military and civilian deep-water port. Its riverine location facilitates Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the U.S. Marine Corps Blount Island Command, and the Port of Jacksonville, Florida's third largest seaport. Jacksonville's military bases and the nearby Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay form the third largest military presence in the United States. Significant factors in the local economy include services such as banking, insurance, healthcare and logistics. As with much of Florida, tourism is important to the Jacksonville area, particularly tourism related to golf. People from Jacksonville may be called "Jacksonvillians" or "Jaxsons" (also spelled "Jaxons").

* Description and images provided by Wikipedia under CC-BY-SA 3.0 license .

Jacksonville, FL Area Scholarships

Bullet name award deadline Link

Jacksonville Law Alumni Tuition Scholarship

University of Florida College of Law

Varies Varies See Details

Jacksonville Law Alumni Tuition Scholarship

University of Florida College of Law

award

Varies

deadline

Varies
See Details

Schools in and around Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida
Four or more years; Public; $16,199 average out-state tuition; $3,853 average in-state tuition
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Four or more years; Public; $7,947 average out-state tuition; $2,095 average in-state tuition
Jacksonville University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $35,260 average out-state tuition; $35,260 average in-state tuition
Edward Waters College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $13,325 average out-state tuition; $13,325 average in-state tuition
Florida Coastal School of Law
Four or more years; Private for profit
ITT Technical Institute-Jacksonville
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,748 average out-state tuition; $17,748 average in-state tuition
United Education Institute
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit