Dr. Eddy Regnier Graduate
Research Scholarship

The Dr. Eddy Regnier Graduate Research Scholarship is dedicated to helping Florida graduate students cultivate, innovate and implement fresh research in the world of academia. The belief that “research is the world, and we alleviate social pressures by doing the research and finding a solution for change” is echoed throughout Dr. Regnier’s work. Dr. Regnier facilitates partnerships with key stakeholders to increase academic achievement for research amongst graduate students on and off university campuses.

Application Dates

Coming Soon

About the Program

The Mission of the Dr. Eddy Regnier Graduate Research Scholarship is to build a collaborative network of diverse stakeholders to improve and support quality education for graduate research students.

The Vision of the Dr. Eddy Regnier Graduate Research Scholarship is to empower graduate students to continue their education without financial strain and create a space for educational mentorship and research innovation.

The Purpose of the Dr. Eddy Regnier Graduate Research Scholarship is to provide scholarships to deserving first-generation graduate students intending to pursue a course of study at a four-year educational institution and conduct research in one of the following fields: Healthcare, Mental Health, Nutrition, Education, Psychology, Sociology or Criminal Justice.

NOTE: Scholarship funds will be awarded to the student upon evidence of registration in an accredited higher educational institution.

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Criteria and eligibility

Dr. Eddy Regnier Graduate Research Scholarship applicants

  • Applicant must attend one of the Florida institutions.

  • Applicant must have already been accepted or currently in their first year of graduate school.
  • Applicant must have graduated undergrad with a 3.0 or better (“B” average)

  • Applicant must demonstrate community or organizational involvement from undergrad.

  • All applicants must have 20 hours of community service.

  • Applicants may not be related to any Council members or stafffor this presents a conflict of interest.

  • Applicants must be willing to attend a scholarship interview.

  • Applicants must be a first-generation graduate student.

General Instructions

  • DEADLINE for scholarship applications is (TO BE ANNOUNCED).

  • Refer to the application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., reference forms, evidence of GPA, etc.) Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • If any question does not apply to you in this application, please put N/A in the space.

  • Once the application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the scholarship committee and the student will receive an email for an interview.

  • You will be notified by email in (TO BE ANNOUNCED) regarding the status of your application.

  • If you have any questions about the application, please call the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Executive Director at (850)-414-3982.

Application Process:

Applicant must submit the following items:

  • Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly)

  • Writing Sample. Students are to write or provide a research paper that has already been written. Highlighting their interests in research or a topic given by a professor.

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from a choice of undergraduate professors, administrators, counselors, employers, or individuals with significant knowledge of the applicant’s experience and involvement.

  • An official and recent undergraduate transcript with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

  • Personal Essay. The essay must be at least 1-2 typed pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. / Time New Roman font. The essay shall contain no grammatical errors. The essay should answer one of the following prompts:
    a. How has attending college impacted your life?
    b. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
    c. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
    d. What are your educational and professional goals and objectives?

  • In addition to the above items, the applicant must also complete at least 20 hours of community service. Community service hours must be documented in the form of a letter.

The Deadline

To be announced.

Attorney General Office

Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
The LeRoy Collins Building
107 West Gaines Street Tallahassee, FL 32399

Dr. Eddy Regnier Graduate Research Scholarship