More Classes will be Available for Students JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Edward Waters College (EWC) has joined a course sharing consortium that will give its students access to classes offered at hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the country. By joining the Council of... Edward Waters College joins Course-Sharing Consortium Academic Affairs, Announcements, News, Online Learning Read More The history of Edwards Waters College (EWC) is one of continually creating opportunities out of the challenges. Now stepping into its strongest financial position in years, the possibilities of its legacy of excellence for its students and community seem limitless.   EWC, located in the Northwest neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida,... Reinvestment Fund: Unlocking Limitless Possibility at Edward Waters College Community Engagement, News, President Faison Read More EWC Presidential Scholarship recipient and incoming Gamma Cohort Honors College student, Mr. Davon Davis, of Dougherty Comprehensive High School in Albany, Ga., aspires to become an attorney, help others Davon Luis Davis’ mother passed away from cancer in January 2020, after suffering... Georgia Valedictorian and STAR Student To Enroll at Edward Waters College News, President Faison, Student Achievement, Student Spotlight Read More Institute Will Bear Name of Former EWC Student and Iconic Civil Rights Activist A. Philip Randolph   JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Edward Waters College (EWC) announced today that it will establish the A. Philip Randolph Institute for Law, Race, Social Justice and Economic Policy... Edward Waters College To Launch Institute for Law, Race, Social Justice, and Economic Policy In Partnership With the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund Announcements, Check Presentation, News, President Faison Read More JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Edward Waters College hosted its first large formal event since the pandemic when 134 graduates received their diplomas at the 151st Commencement held on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The celebration also marked the first time the new... Edward Waters College Celebrates Commencement as Board Chairman Bishop Adam J. Richardson Delivers 2021 Address Announcements, Board of Trustees, Commencement, News, President Faison Read More JACKSONVILLE, Florida — During Commencement Exercises at Edward Waters College on May 8, members of the Class of 2021 were encouraged to apply six, four-letter words to their lives: read, love, give, pray, hope and vote.  Under sunny skies and mild temperatures, Senior... Commencement at Edward Waters College – Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Academic Affairs, Coronavirus, News, President Faison, Student Achievement Read More Jacksonville, Florida – Earlier today, THE PLAYERS Championship announced a $50,000 donation to help reinstate the women’s golf program at Edward Waters College (EWC). Located 30 minutes from the PGA TOUR’s flagship property and global home, the state’s first private... Golf returns to Edward Waters College, with $50,000 donation from THE PLAYERS Announcements, Athletics, Check Presentation, News Read More Jacksonville, Florida-The Edward Waters College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will hold a press conference on Friday, April 16th to announce the 15th head football coach in the storied history of the program. The press conference will take place promptly at 2:00pm... Edward Waters To Hold Press Conference To Announce Head Football Coach Alumni, Announcements, Athletics, News Read More As Women’s History Month is celebrated, Edward Waters College faculty and students conduct research that could help change lives JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Seven Edward Waters College female students hope a breast cancer research project they worked on will serve as a catalyst... The Fight Against Breast Cancer: EWC Faculty & Students At The Research Forefront Education, News Read More Jacksonville, FL – A newly-renovated state-of-the-art biology laboratory was unveiled earlier today at Edward Waters College (EWC). The quarter of a million dollar academic facilities upgrade is just one of many improvements to the academic spaces, residence halls, athletic facilities... Edward Waters College Unveils State-of-the- Art Biology Laboratory As Campus Transformation Continues Academic Affairs, Groundbreaking, News, President Faison Read More Jacksonville, Fla. – Today, Governor DeSantis announced the establishment of six COVID-19 vaccination sites to provide greater access to the vaccine in underserved populations in Broward, Duval, Leon, Miami-Dade, and Osceola counties. The Governor made this announcement at Edward Waters... Governor Ron DeSantis and President, Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr., Announce Permanent COVID-19 Vaccination Site at Edward Waters College (EWC) To Serve Jacksonville's Underserved Communities Announcements, Community Engagement, Coronavirus, Governmental Affairs, News, President Faison Read More For Immediate Release: February 24, 2021 Contact: Governor’s Press Office, (850) 717-9282, MEDIA ADVISORY Governor Ron DeSantis to Hold a Press Conference in Jacksonville Jacksonville, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis will hold a press conference at Edward Waters College on Thursday, February 25,2021 All interested credentialed media... Governor Ron DeSantis to Hold a Press Conference in Jacksonville Governmental Affairs, News, President Faison Read More For the first time in program HERstory, Your Edward Waters College (EWC) Women's Basketball Team ARE CHAMPIONS having clinched a share of the 2020-21 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Regular Season crown!! Congratulations to Head Coach Charmaine Wilson and the the... EWC Women's Basketball 20-21 GCAC Regular Season Co-Champions! Athletics, News Read More Founded on or before 1964, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were established after the Civil War when southern states still practiced segregation in schools. These HBCUs have provided places for freed African-Americans to earn a quality education. Read More At:... 3-Peat - HBCU Campaign Fund Names EWC Amongst Top Smaller HBCUs Rising for the Third Consecutive Year News Read More Jacksonville, FL - Beginning in February, students, faculty and staff of Edward Waters College will have the additional support of Jacksonville-based virtual emergency medicine practice, Crucialist. “We are pleased to make Crucialist available to our students and members of the... Edward Waters College Adds Crucialist® Virtual Care Model to COVID Testing to Enhance Campus Safety News, President Faison Read More Jacksonville, FL - Edward Waters College (EWC) is taking significant steps to enhance its living and learning environment for students that reside on its campus. In a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday, the College unveiled and dedicated the new Bishop Adam J.... Edward Waters College Unveils and Names New Student Residential Facility For Bishop Adam J. and Connie S. Richardson Announcements, Groundbreaking, News, President Faison Read More Propel Center will provide students and faculty with world-class skills and leadership development opportunities through virtual and in-person instruction  Jacksonville, FL - Edward Waters College is proud to announce its partnership with Propel Center, a new global campus headquartered in Atlanta... Edward Waters College Partners With Propel Center Supported By Apple and Southern Company To Catalyze HBCU Innovation Announcements, Education, News, President Faison Read More JACKSONVILLE, FL. (December 18, 2021) – Boasting of a superlative record for supporting overall student development and achievement as a seasoned and progressive student success and engagement leader in higher education, Dr. Jame’l Hodges has accepted an appointment as the... Dr. Jame’l Hodges Appointed Vice President For Student Success And Engagement Announcements, News, President Faison Read More JACKSONVILLE, FL. (January 8, 2021) – With a diverse background spanning more than twenty-five years of advancement, development, and fundraising experience in corporate non-profit and higher education settings, Mr. R. Scott Evans has accepted an appointment as the new Vice... R. Scott Evans Named Vice President For Institutional Advancement, Development, Marketing, And Communications Announcements, News, President Faison Read More Edward Waters College recently chartered a new chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society and nine students were inducted as charter members in a virtual ceremony today. Alpha Kappa Mu (AKM) is a general collegiate national honor society that was... Edward Waters College Charters New Chapter and Installs Members into Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society Academic Affairs, Announcements, News, President Faison, Student Achievement Read More Jacksonville, Florida, November 23, 2020 - Edward Waters College (EWC) is ecstatic to announce that they are the recent recipients of $150,000 from the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund to support the continuation of the Honors College at Edward Waters. This... Jessie Ball DuPont Fund Makes Catalyzing $250,000 Investment In Support Of The Honors College At Edward Waters Announcements, Check Presentation, Honors College, News, President Faison, Student Achievement Read More November 11, 2020 To All EWC Students, Faculty, and Staff: The Edward Waters College Emergency Management Team is closely monitoring the current weather conditions. As such, keeping the College’s community safe and informed are top priorities as we continue to track the... Tropical Storm Eta: Weather Advisory Emergency Management, News, Weather Read More Jacksonville, Florida - Edward Waters College President & Chief Executive Officer, Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr., and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Dr. Paul A. Bryant announced the launch of the new men’s volleyball program, a 2021-2022 initiative that will be... Edward Waters College Announces Plan to Add Men’s Volleyball As 14th Varsity Sport Athletics, Check Presentation, Community Engagement, News, President Faison Read More   Impact is important for UNCF’s member presidents. And ensuring you leave your institution stronger than when you arrived is vital to every president, especially those that lead historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). A number of presidents of UNCF’s HBCUs... Changing of the Guard: Learning and Leading A New Group of Presidents Taking Over UNCF-Member HBCUs Announcements, News, President Faison Read More Edward Waters College Achieves Highest Institutional Enrollment In Over A Decade College’s Enrollment Climbs 4% Amidst Unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic Jacksonville, FL – September 10, 2020 – Despite the challenges and uncertainties presented by the international COVID-19 pandemic over the past six months,... Edward Waters College Achieves Highest Institutional Enrollment In Over A Decade Admissions, Announcements, Education, News, President Faison Read More JACKSONVILLE, FL – Aug. 14, 2020 – The Edward Waters College (EWC) Board of Trustees took steps earlier this month to maintain the positive momentum of the College by unanimously approving an extension of President & CEO, Dr. A. Zachary Faison,... Edward Waters College Board Of Trustees Extends President & CEO A. Zachary Faison, Jr.'s Contract Announcements, News, President Faison Read More Jacksonville, FL – July 17, 2020 - Edward Waters College (EWC) President, Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr., announced today that despite the economic downturn being suffered locally, nationally, and internationally due to COVID-19, the College will be easing the financial... Edward Waters College Launches #WeGotYou Student Financial Support Initiative: Eases Financial Burden of Students & Parents While Promoting Student Retention Academic Affairs, Admissions, Alumni, Announcements, Education, Faculty and Staff, LevelUP, News, President Faison Read More Jacksonville, FL – July 10, 2020 – Last month Reinvestment Fund and Edward Waters College (EWC) established a new financial partnership to significantly strengthen the College’s current financial standing and position it for increased long term financial stability. In particular,... Edward Waters College Forges New Partnership - Achieves First Year End Net Cash Surplus In Over A Decade Announcements, News, President Faison Read More

The official plans for the resumption of on-campus operations have been announced for this fall. A number of precautionary measures will be implemented to prioritize students, faculty, and staff safety. Click below for critical information.

Edward Waters College Unveils Plan For Resumption Of On-Campus Operations for Fall 2020 Academic Affairs, Announcements, Athletics, Coronavirus, Emergency Management, Faculty and Staff, News, Online Learning, President Faison Read More
As the COVID-19 global pandemic has continued to reach new heights, and out of an abundance of caution, Edward Waters College (EWC) will be extending the remote work practice for staff.  EWC staff will return to normal on-campus operations, 8:00... EWC Extension of the remote work schedule until July 13 Coronavirus, Emergency Management, News Read More

Edward Waters College (EWC) is excited to thank
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Edward Waters College: An Institution of Superlative Excellence!

Edward Waters College is Florida’s Destination Institution of Emerging Eminence and is distinctively The State of Florida’s FIRST independent institution of higher learning as well as Florida’s FIRST Historically Black College or University.

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One Time Only (Non-Renewable Grants)

$2,000 Freshman Grant (2.5 GPA, 800 SAT or 14 ACT and Higher)
$3,000 Transfer Grant (3.0 GPA and Higher)

Renewable Scholarships

Up To $5,000/yr Merit Scholarship (3.0 GPA, 18 ACT or 860 SAT)
Up To $7,000/yr Honors Scholarship (3.25 GPA, 21 ACT or 1000 SAT)
Up To $22,888/yr Presidential Scholarship (3.5 GPA, 24 ACT or 1150 SAT)

The Edward Waters College Scholarship/Grant-In-Aid program is designed to assist first-time, incoming freshmen and new students with offsetting the direct costs of education (Tuition, Fees, and On-campus room and board). Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and are awarded upon acceptance of admission portfolio and are contingent upon institutional receipt of freshmen/new student seat deposit ($250 on campus, $150 off campus).

Jacksonville’s Own

Edward Waters is located near the heart of downtown Jacksonville, which gives our students unique and remarkable opportunities both on campus and throughout the city. With the help of our innovative and strategic partnerships throughout Duval County, our entire student body can enjoy an abundance of opportunities while at EWC, as well as successful careers and vocations after graduation.

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