Scheidel Scholarships

Scheidel Scholarships: Pay It Forward

Scheidel Scholarship programs provide financial support while promoting a culture of active community involvement. This sentiment is reflected in the Scheidel Scholarship motto, “Pay It Forward” and the community service required for each scholar.

The original Scheidel scholarship programs were created by Herb and Miyuki Scheidel at the University of North Florida and Florida State College in Jacksonville.  Over the years, additional scholarships have been added by the Foundation at other campuses.  Scheidel Scholars join a lifelong community of other Scheidel Scholars and alumni together with actively involved Scheidel family members.

Potential scholarship applicants are required to contact the school directly for all questions regarding eligibility, the application process, verification, or general inquiries.  The Foundation will not accept any scholarship applications or supporting documents.

Herb and Miyuki Scheidel Endowed Scholarships

Established by Herb and Miyuki Scheidel, these Jacksonville, FL-based scholarships serve students affiliated with several local organizations and schools, and recipients of the Herbert W. Scheidel Community Leadership in Action Award. At the University of North Florida, classical music students are also accepted into the program.

At Florida State College at Jacksonville, the Scheidel Foundation provides additional support through an on-campus, full-time Scheidel Scholarship Coordinator who provides one-on-one, customized coaching to help scholars navigate the complexity of academic demands and college life. The Coordinator organizes monthly workshops for Scholars to build college and career skills and connect with their peers. 

Each fall the Scheidel Foundation and family host an annual Scholars’ Banquet in recognition of the students. Throughout the school year, the Foundation sponsors “coffee visits” with family members, scholars, and alumni, and organizes community service activities, such as home building for the local Habitat for Humanity. 

University of North Florida (UNF)

The Scheidel Scholarship at UNF allows eligible Freshmen and transfer students to earn a bachelor’s degree while enjoying a rich array of academic programs, on-campus living options, clubs, and activities.

Find out more about eligibility and the application by contacting the UNF Foundation: Kate McMillan, Assistant Director of Donor Engagement and Stewardship at k.mcmillan@unf.edu.

Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ)

FSCJ provides our scholars flexible class options and a variety of certificates, associate and bachelor’s degree options where they can expand their skills and talents.

For more information on eligibility and application, contact Luann Risoli, Scheidel Scholarship Coordinator, at luann.risoli@fscj.edu

Scheidel Foundation Scholarships

The following scholarships have been created through the Scheidel Foundation.

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF)

Established by the Foundation through Trustee discretionary grants, Scheidel Scholarships at SCF support two types of scholars to pursue a two-year degree at the school: students who are selected as Music Excellence Scholars by the Music Department and Pace Center for Girls Manatee participants. Upon earning an Associate’s degree, the Music Excellence Scholars may transfer their Scheidel Scholarship to UNF to complete a Bachelor’s degree. 

For more information on eligibility and application, contact the SCF Foundation or visit their website.

National Central University (NCU) – Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Also established through Trustee discretionary grants, NCU Scheidel Scholarships offer four-year scholarships to students who demonstrate need, with a preference given to Taiwanese aboriginal or local Taiwanese students. Up to two scholarships per year cover the cost of tuition, room, and board. Learn more about NCU on its website.

Villa Angela St. Joseph (VASJ) – Cleveland, OH

As the alma mater of our founder, the VASJ Scheidel Scholarships were created to honor his memory. The Scheidel Scholarship is offered to at least two students per year who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend this Catholic, comprehensive college preparatory school. 

For more information on eligibility and application, contact VASJ or visit their website.

Miyuki Scheidel Scholarship

Kauai Community College (KCC) – Kauai, HI

KCC is a campus of the University of Hawaii system and the only college on the island of Kauai. The Scheidel Scholarships at KCC were established by Miyuki Scheidel to support students who are nearing graduation but lack the funds to cover the tuition, books, and/or fees needed to complete their final courses.

For more information on eligibility and application, contact the KCC Student Services office.