Albert D. Ernest, Jr. Caring Award

The Caring Awards committee seeks to recognize a UNF student that embodies the spirit of caring, volunteerism, and humanitarianism. The award is an opportunity to recognize and honor the bright, dedicated, and selfless individuals who take the time and strive to make the world a better place to live.

The UNF student who is selected will receive a bronze sculpture created by the late Frank Eliscu, nationally known sculptor, designer of the Heisman Trophy, the Oval Office’s Presidential Eagle and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The recipient will be honored during a commencement ceremony and will receive $1,000.00 to donate in their name to a charity of their choosing. Four finalists will receive $200.00 each to donate to their selected charity. All finalists are invited to attend an awards luncheon.

The Albert D. Ernest, Jr. Caring Award, established in 1992 by the friends of Albert D. Ernest, Jr. and Barnett bank of Jacksonville, FL, is a fitting tribute to a UNF student who displays the spirit of caring, humanitarianism and volunteerism for which Mr. Ernest is admired. Although his volunteer efforts are extensive, Mr. Ernest’s most significant contribution is his unique ability to empower others. Through personal example, he encourages others to develop a deep sense of caring about the people around them. His vision to see things as they should be and his ability to motivate and inspire those around him have resulted in untold positive changes.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe your volunteer involvement and the time commitment.
  2. Please upload your resume.
  3. Upload a letter of recommendation from a UNF professor or staff member, mentor or supervisor who would like to nominate you for this award.