• Modern Orthodontics Health Care Scholarship (Local)

    Deadline: April 1, 2019              Award: $1000

    Application and Photo release statement

    We are pleased to inform you that we are once again donating (1) $1000 scholarship to a qualifying ERHS senior who will be pursuing a career in the health care profession.  We will choose one student who submits a 1000 word essay as to why they chose a health care profession and what their future goals are in the field.  All requirements must be received by the deadline of 4/1/19 at 7 am to jessica@themodernsmile.com and winner will be announced and must be present at the Awards Night ceremony on April 30, 2019 in the ERHS Auditorium.

    If you have any further questions, please contact Jessica Capraro via email or 352-242-1818.  Requirements:
    Essay – 1000 word minimum
    Graduating Class of 2019
    Copy of College Acceptance Letter
    Proof of College enrollment for Fall 2019
    Min GPA 3.5- proof must be submitted 


     AaronStrong Foundation Perseverance Scholarship (Local)                    Application

    The AaronStrong Foundation will be awarding a $718 scholarship to a Lake County Senior.  Applicants must describe what challenges or obstacles they have overcome in life and how this will help them succeed in college and beyond.  Please see the attached application for detailed information on how to apply. All completed applications are due by March 31st .   Late applications will not be considered.


    Lake County Democrats Black Caucus Committee (Local)

    Deadline: April 5, 2019      Award: $500              Application

    Graduating Senior with minimum GPA 2.5  who plans to attend college/tech school.


    Silhouettes of Criterions Civic Club (Local)

    Deadline: April 18, 2019                     Application

    Open to any African-American senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA, planning to attend an accredited university, college, community college, or vocational technical school for the 2019-2020 school year.  



    Deadline: May 1, 2019                       Award: (2) $1000            Application                 

    - The applicant must be of Italian descent (GPA/transcripts NOT required!)

    Include a short essay - “How my Italian American Culture will influence my life beyond high school.”



    Edgar P. and Nona B. McKinney Charitable Trust 

                   Roxy & Elizabeth C. Martin Charitable Trust (Local)

    The Grant Committee for the Edgar P. and Nona B. McKinney Charitable Trust and the G. Roxy & Elizabeth C. Martin Charitable Trust will again be reviewing scholarship applications from eligible Lake County High School seniors.  All applications to be considered must be received at the application address no later than March 29, 2019.  There will be no exceptions to this deadline.  

    The student must complete an application for each Foundation.  

    Please carefully read instructions and fill out both of the applications to be considered for both scholarships.  

    McKinney Application

    Martin Application

    Eligible seniors will have had rigorous coursework and mid B to high A grade point average.



    Lake Soil and Water Conservation District (Local)

    Frank Paulhamus Scholarship       Cover letter/information       Application

    Award: $500 Deadline: April 1, 2019

    The scholarship is presented to a high school senior residing in Lake County and will have two ways to be considered for the scholarship:

    • Attend College, University, or Trade School - Major in an agricultural field such as: agricultural education, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agronomy, forestry, horticulture, soils, or wildlife management.
    • Career - Start a business in an agricultural field.



    South Lake Black Achievers (Local)

    Amount: Up to $500                            Deadline: April 19, 2019

    This is a scholarship for African American seniors (min. GPA 2.5) who will attend college next year.
    Application includes writing a one page essay on, “Why I Want to Attend to College.”  Application 



     Lake County School Board Food Service Association (Local)

    Deadline:  April 19, 2019

    You must be a senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA planning to continue your education in the food service field.

    Click here for the application part 1/part 2 and information.


    LSSC High School Scholarships are available online February 15, 2019 – March 29, 2019.

    for Lake County public high school seniors.

    Students can access the scholarship application at www.lssc.edu, under the heading News,

    by clicking on High School Scholarship Application.




    Award: $1000                         Deadline: April 1, 2019                         Application

    1. Student must have a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average and submit this with application.
    2. Student should be planning to further his/her education in a trade of some sort. (ie: firefighting, EMT school, or some other trade that benefits our community but would not normally qualify for a traditional scholarship.)


    (Local) The Lake Technical College CAREER IN A YEAR SCHOLARSHIP covers the tuition costs for up to two semesters. Current seniors can now apply for this scholarship. There will be 1 awarded to EACH high school in the county!!  

    Applicant must have a minimum high school cumulative 2.0 grade point average. Deadline: May 6, 2019


    • The Lake Technical College online application (www.laketech.org  – “Apply Now”) must be completed in full for award consideration.  AND

    Lake Technical College

    2001 Kurt Street

    Eustis, FL



    Beta Theta Pi fraternity $500 Men of Principle Scholarship

    The scholarship (Florida, Florida State, FIU, Florida Gulf Coast) is given to the non-Greek affiliated student who best demonstrates the values of Beta Theta Pi, makes a positive impact on the people and the community around him, and excels academically.  If any students wish to pursue this opportunity please fill out the application here: https://beta.org/about/scholarship/

    $1000 – Keller Beauty School Scholarship  Deadline: June 30, 2019


    Submit Completed Application

    Provide a Letter of Recommendation from a Cosmetology Professional

    Provide Proof of Enrollment

    Submit one creative YouTube Video that is no longer than 2 minutes. With your video, we would like you to creatively answer the following question: “What Does Beauty Mean to You?”


    Healthcare Leaders Scholarship - Sponsored by Nurse.org     https://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/

    -To be eligible for the $1000 award, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above, be pursuing a degree related to healthcare, and submit a 600-1000 word essay by June 15, 2019. Scholarship is offered once a year and award is paid directly to the student.
    Visit the Nurse.org scholarship page for full scholarship details and online application.

    American Muslim Alliance of Florida

    Deadline: April 1, 2019 http://www.americanmuslimalliance.org/2018/12/20/amaf-scholarship-2019/

    Scholarship Program is open to students of all faith and race.

    The American Muslim Alliance of Florida Inc. will be awarding a total of $10,000 scholarships to 15 students to support Florida High School Senior students in pursuing their college education. Top 5 students will receive a scholarship of $1000 each and the next 20 students will receive a scholarship of $500 each.  Minimum GPA = 3.0

    The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.

    Applications Accepted:  February 1 - April 1, 2019                       http://www.nanbpwc.org/index-11.html


    • African American graduating high school senior
    • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale by February 1st in the year of graduation
    • United States Citizen
    • Complete the scholarship application form online
    • Submit a typed essay of no less than 300 words on the topic: “Explain the Benefits You Have Gained through the Contributions of Two (2) Trailblazers of African Decent (past and or contemporary) and How It Has Benefited You as Person.”

    Ayo and Iken Children of Divorce Scholarship


    Applications accepted: April 1st - May 1, 2019

    The Law Firm of Ayo and Iken, would like to help Florida high school seniors who have lived in a divided household from which two parents strive to maintain respect for each other as an ongoing concern while caring for their children. Two winners, selected by a committee of child custody attorneys, will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward their first year of college.

    If your parents:

    • Are permanently separated or divorced
    • Communicate openly and positively
    • Join together to continue showing you love
    • Work together in your best interest

    Then we want to hear from you


    • Must be attending senior year of a Florida high school
    • Plans to attend post-high school education
    • Lives in a household separated by a divorce
    • Other criteria

    Hispanic Heritage $5000 Scholarship (Local)

    Applications Accepted:  February 18 - March 29, 2019

    Application can be found at http://www.hhsfmo.org/scholarships/#apply

    To qualify for an HHSFMO scholarship, students must:

    • Be of Hispanic heritage
    • Have a minimum overall unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students and undergraduate students
    • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university in Orange, Seminole, Osceola or Lake County during fall of the 2019 scholarship year (approved list is supplied)
    • Be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or Eligible Non-Citizen as defined by FAFSA
    • Apply for Federal Financial Aid using the FAFSA




    Florida Association of Educational Data Systems (FAEDS)

    Award: $1000     Deadline: April 1, 2019     Application

    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be (or plan to be) enrolled in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math academic program.


    The Lake -  Sumter Seminole Chapter (Local)

    Award: $1000 (2)     Deadline: April 15, 2019      Application

    This award is for seniors who will be attending Florida State in the fall!

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Be a graduating senior from a Lake or Sumter county high school
    • Be a US Citizen and a Florida Resident
    • Have documentation (acceptance letter) from FSU and enroll at FSU in the Fall as a full-time student



    Are you a highschool or college student who is taking on the role of caregiver for aging loved ones or are you interested in working in eldercare?   To help support you, here is a list of available scholarships that can provide financial assistance:



    Leesburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Local)
    “A Public Service Sorority”
    Amount: $1000                Deadline: April 2, 2019
    Scholarship for seniors of minority status who will attend college next year.
    Minimum "2.5" GPA required.  Click here for application. 


    Women’s Club of Kings Ridge (Local)

    Award: $1000                      Deadline: April 1, 2019

    Any graduating college-bound senior may apply!

     Click here for application. 



    South Lake Junior Woman's Club (Local)

    Deadline: March 30, 2019                  Award: $500-$1000

    Applicants must be a 12th grader planning to attend college.  Application  

    Note: this application requires you do a shift with them at "Pig on the Pond" March 8, 9, or 10 - see application for details.


    NOBLE Scholarship Award

    Sponsored by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)

    Deadline: April 15, 2019 http://noblenational.org/noble-programs/national-scholarship-application/

    Graduating senior -must be pursuing a degree in any of the Social Sciences, including technology, forensic investigation and other criminal investigative studies and be committed to a career in law enforcement or criminal justice.

    • Must be accepted to an accredited academic institution (proof of acceptance will be required)
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    • Must display a need for financial help
    • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or higher




    Florida School Counselor Association Student Scholarship

    Award: $250 Deadline April 1, 2019


    •    Student must be a current 12th grader on track to graduate
    •    Student must have the intent to enroll in a postsecondary institution during the upcoming summer or fall following graduation

    Click HERE for a flyer with a link to the application.


    Caribbean-American Association of Lake County Scholarship (Local)
    Award: $2000                                    Deadline: April 15, 2019    Application
    All applicants must be of Caribbean heritage and will need to specify their connection to the Caribbean.

    Applications are due into the ERHS guidance office by NOON on Monday, April 15, 2019.




    Patient Advocate Foundation

    Award: $3000               Deadline: March 17, 2019


    Scholarships for individuals pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer, a chronic, or life-threatening debilitating disease as a child or young adult.



    Karman Healthcare Mobility Disability Scholarship


    Award: $500 Deadline: September 1, 2019

    This scholarship applies to students who have a mobility disability, excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America.

    2019 Theme for essay:
    Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development.

    Students participating must meet the following criteria:
    Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
    Aged sixteen (16) years or older
    Open to all college, and university students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis.
    Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 (or equivalent)



    The Disabled Student Scholarship


    Scholarship Amount: $500 Application                                        Deadline: August 1st
    This scholarship program is for students who have a debilitating condition(s) while continuing their education at a college institution. The condition can be any medically diagnosed impairment (physical or mental) that interferes with everyday activities and quality of life. The applicant will need to provide a physician’s statement of diagnosis for their impairment in addition to the other required documentation.
    Essay Topic: Describe an obstacle or hardship that arose due to your condition and how you were able to overcome it. Explain the impact it has had on your life and how it will influence you in the future.



    Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship


    Deadline: March 31, 2019


    • Those who have battled cancer at any point in their lives (not limited to mesothelioma).
    • Those who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend that has battled or is currently fighting cancer.


    • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program.
    • This scholarship is offered nationwide to United States citizens.
    • Students must be in academic “Good Standing” and have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible.



    American Association of Blacks in Energy-Florida Chapter Scholarship


    PDF application/information

    Award: up to $5000                     Deadline: March 15, 2019

    Eligibility - Candidates for an AABE scholarship must meet the following eligibility criteria:

    -        Have, minimally, an overall “B” academic average and a “B” average in mathematics and science courses (3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale).

    -        Be a graduating high school senior who has applied to one or more accredited colleges/universities in the State of Florida.

    -        Plan to major in business, engineering, technology, mathematics or one of the physical science fields.

    -        Demonstrate financial need.

    -        Be a member of one of the underrepresented minority groups (African American, Hispanic or Native American) in the sciences, math,

              and/or related areas of technology.



    A Voice for Animals 29th Annual Contest

    https://www.hennet.org/contest.php                   Deadline: April 30, 2019

    Prizes totaling $5900 will be awarded to high school students whose essays best promote the humane treatment of animals.  This year A Voice for Animals contest has two sections: for 14-15 year old students and 16-18 year old students:


    • Entrants in the 14-15 year old section are invited to either write an essay that addresses one of the following: the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering and present ideas to raise awareness of this species and what can be done to protect it. Or write an essay that addresses the impact of climate change on the animal population and discusses how one animal species has been affected by climate change and presents ideas to raise awareness of this species and what can be done to protect it.
    • Entrants in the 16-18 year old essay section are invited to write an essay that addresses either the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering; or the preservation of one endangered species, occurring anywhere in the world, and potential solutions to alleviate animal suffering; or that addresses the impact of climate change on the animal population and discusses how one animal species has been affected by climate change and presents ideas to raise awareness of this species and what can be done to protect it.



    The Rotary Club of South Lake County (Local)

    Deadline: April 12, 2019

    An eligible student is a graduating senior and this award is based on financial need, academic record, character and probability of academic success.  More information and application found here.



    Criterion Civic Club, Inc. (Local)

    Annual African American Scholarship Award
    Award: $1000                                     Deadline: March 31, 2019

    Applicant must be a graduating 12th grader and be African American.  An essay must be written:  “Why I desire this scholarship”

    Please click here for an application.



    Clermont Woman's Club, INC (Local)
    Amount: $1000                                         Deadline: April 12, 2019
    Applicants must be a female senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    Applicants should be able to demonstrate leadership qualities and community service via an essay “How the participation in school and community activities influenced my life.”

    Application     and checklist


    The Mount Dora Community Trust (local) has a few scholarships (examples below) available to local area schools.

    Deadline: March 31, 2019       http://mountdoracommunitytrust.com/scholarships/#local-area-scholarships  Once clicking this link, the students will click on "CLICK HERE TO APPLY." They will need to create an account, if they do not already have one, and then should follow the steps for the application.

    • ROUNDLAKE CHARTER SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP  This local area scholarship is presented to students who have previously attended Round Lake Charter School.


    • MIKE STONE MEMORIAL SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP Established by the Lake County Soccer Club in memorial of Mr. Mike Stone. This renewable scholarship awards a scholarship to one male and one female, who have demonstrated a quality academic performance with a 3.0 minimum GPA, a passion for soccer and good sportsmanship. Eligible candidates must live in the Central Florida area and be members in good standing of the Lake County Soccer Club. Students must have participated in the Soccer Club’s Development or Competitive Soccer Leagues for at least one full year.  This Scholarship is renewable based on the number of years involved in the Lake County Soccer Club.



    The Cohen & Jaffe Law Office        Deadline: April 5, 2019

     www.cohenjaffe.com/college-scholarship .  There are two prizes available- first place will be awarded $1,000, second place awarded $500, and three honorable mentions available at $250 each. For this contest students most compose an essay of no less than 500 words and no more than 750 words. There are three topics that applicants can write about:

    1. General
      How was your life affected (by either you or someone you care about) that was was injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. How did this accident have an impact on your life? What did you learn from it and how did it help your grow?
    2. Distracted Driving
      Everyone is aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, however, many people continue to make the decision to drive under the influence. Write an essay about the reasons why people continue to drink and drive – and what initiatives could be executed to address those reasons.
    3. Sports Injuries
      Do you think that there is enough emphasis on safety in sports to prevent concussions? What do you think we should do to curb concussions in high school athletics?


     The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women Apply each quarter – they award $1,000 + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to young women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals. 


    Award: $1,000     Quarterly Deadlines: January 1, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year


            + Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or    technical school in the United States.

            + Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

            + Must identify as female.

            + We welcome all majors and GPAs to apply!

    Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund                      http://www.davisputter.org/

    Award: Up to $10,000; undocumented students are invited to apply.

    Deadline: Applications open January 1, 2019 and close April 1, 2019.


    Must demonstrate activism in the struggle to achieve civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity, or other progressive issues.



    Beta Theta, ESA, Sorority of Clermont (Local)--to use at Lake Sumter Community College only
    Award: $1500                          Deadline: March 29, 2019

    Consideration will be given to GPA (min 2.0), financial need, leadership, and character.
    Applications are available here.


    2019 East Ridge High School & Kiwanis Club of Clermont

    Senior "Common" Scholarship Packet (Local)

    This packet is designed to provide seniors at East Ridge High School with the necessary information for completing two community scholarship applications.  Click here for the packet.

    Applications must be returned the Guidance Department by 2:00 pm on 3-14-19.


    Planning to attend Florida State University?

    The Service Scholar Program is designed to promote civic responsibility as an integral part of a liberal arts education at Florida State University and to recognize students with an outstanding record of service and leadership. Admission to the program is reserved for first-year students who have demonstrated excellence in service and leadership in planning and promoting community involvement among their peers.

    High school graduating seniors with a distinguished record of community involvement and a strong desire to continue to learn through service are encouraged to apply. Competitive candidates have community involvement beyond the normal requirements for high school graduation or Florida Bright Futures scholarships, both in quantity and depth of service. A commitment that exhibits initiative and leadership will be given greater consideration.  For more information about the benefits, requirements, and application process please visit the program’s website at http://thecenter.fsu.edu/recognition/service-scholars. Application deadline: February 23, 2019



    The Villages Motor Racing Fan Club (Local)

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    Awarded to a senior with motor racing interests who will be pursuing higher education in an academic field related to the world of motor racing i.e., engineering, business, metal fab, journalism etc.  Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

    Application at http://www.villagesracingclub.com/index.php/scholarship-program


    United States Institute of Peace Scholarship
    2018 National High School Essay Contest                         Deadline March 15, 2019
    2019 TOPIC: WHY DIPLOMACY AND PEACEBUILDING MATTER. Information and details are available at the following link:




    $1000 – offered annually to 12-15 recipients. 
    Applications are accepted from
    January 1st through June 1st each year.

    If you are a high school student please apply during the final semester of your senior high school year



    Kids’ Chance of Florida Scholarships                           Deadline: June 17, 2019


     Are you a resident of Florida?

    • Have you been accepted for admission to an accredited Florida Technical School, College or University?
    • Are you the child of someone who suffered a serious or deadly accident at work?
    • Has that accident or disease been accepted as compensable (the employer or carrier is paying medical and lost wage benefits) under the Florida workers’ compensation law, the federal workers’ compensation law, or The Longshore and Harborworkers’ Act?


    SECO Energy 2019 Youth Scholarship Program (Local)

    Award: $3,000                                    Deadline: March 29, 2019

    If you can answer yes to these questions, you are eligible to apply:
    · Do you live in a home served by SECO Energy?
    · Are you currently a high school senior?
    · Will you be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or vocational/technical school by the end of the calendar year following high school graduation?

    Applications are available online at https://secoenergy.com/scholarship/

    Give Kids A Chance Scholarship

    Deadline: 4/30/2019                 http://www.gkac.org/scholarshipapplication.html

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Have a 2.5 GPA or above
    • Document financial need
    • Demonstrate an interest in school and community service
    • Be a high school senior graduating in May or June 2019


    Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Deadline: March 31, 2019 https://jmscottmemorialfund.org/apply/


    • Are a US resident
    • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
    • Are a senior and will be attending a college or university full time in the US
    • Have leadership abilities through participation in community service
    • Have parents whose income does not exceed $50,000



    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2019

    Entry Period: October 16, 2018 - April 1, 2019


    The 2019 scholarship contest is open to students who are:

    • Attending a U.S. college or university full-time for the 2019-2020 academic year (including community college, undergraduate, or graduate school)
    • A legal U.S. resident



    Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation Healthcare Scholarships (Local)

    Lake County high school seniors with a GPA of at least a 3.0, who desire to pursue a healthcare profession at Florida Hospital Waterman.

    -priority will be given to applicants attending an accredited school of nursing to become a registered nurse.

    For Fall 2019 semester the application will accepted between May 1 - June 1.  Plan ahead! Read these Guidelines.


    Cooperative Living Organization

    An independent student-governed cooperative, providing low-cost housing for
    University of Florida students since 1931. (Now accepting Santa Fe College students!)

    We provide dorm-style housing at $400 rent/month, including: meals, utilities, and parking.  More information and application: http://www.cloliving.org/


    The Southern Scholarship Foundation (SSF) provides rent-free scholarship housing for qualified students demonstrating academic achievement (with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA), financial need (as identified on the FAFSA), and good character. With our scholarship, students save $10,000-$12,000 per year in room/board costs!

    We are happy to be able to provide this opportunity for students in your area to apply for our rent-free scholarship program. Because our scholarship application is now 100% online we hope the convenience will make it easier for our recruitment efforts. 

    Acceptance to University — we must have a copy of the official acceptance letter from FAMU, FSU, FGCU, SFC, TCC, or UF.  We accept applications year-round… however April 1st is our priority deadline for fall 2019.  The sooner you submit a completed application, the better!

    Our website is also a great source for information: www.southernscholarship.org




    SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes

    Award: $500

    -for seniors

    -Two winners chosen every two weeks from October 29, 2018, until May 13, 2019 (you may enter for each drawing!)

    -Free to enter and eligibility not based on GPA or Financial need!

    Enter online at https://offtocollegesweepstakes.suntrust.com/




    The Ayn Rand Institute

    Deadline: April 25, 2019 for 8th-10th and April 25, 2019 for 11th-12th and January 15, 2019 for a specific 12th gr. novel

    Essay Contests


    Award: $200-$2,000; undocumented students are encouraged to apply; please visit the website for more information.

    Requirements: Must be an 8th, 9th, or 10th, 11th or 12th grade student anywhere in the world.   There are three different novels to write about depending on your grade level.

    Microsoft disAbility Scholarship Scholarship     Value: $20,000
    Award Deadline: March 15, 2019


     To be considered for the Microsoft disAbility Scholarship, you must:
    -Be a current high school senior with living with a disAbility (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disAbility.
    -Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    -Declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing).


    American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Contest Program


    Award: $2000 Deadline: April 1, 2019

      • Open to high school seniors who are citizens and aliens legally residing in the USA.
      • Scholarship payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; student must enroll in semester beginning no later than fall 2019.
      • Selection of winners is not based on financial need.
    • Filing Period: September 1, 2018 until April 1, 2019



    Federal Student Aid ID reminder:
    Now is the time for students to complete the FSA ID username and password in preparation for the upcoming financial aid season starting October 1, 2017. YouTube tutorials from Federal Student Aid are available. Please use these in preparation for financial aid applications:
     How to Create an FSA ID - YouTube
     FAFSA and FSA ID Tips for Parents - YouTube


    Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
    Several different national scholarships for seniors:


     Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Florida State University’s $500 Men of Principle Scholarship

    The scholarship is given to the Florida State non-Greek affiliated male student who best demonstrates the values of Beta Theta Pi, makes a positive impact on the people and the community around him, and excels academically. If any students wish to pursue this opportunity please have them fill out the application here:   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTK6QQb1ZjE6anLyghDULTDhbJnQDmVuiLirQnffQBwQY4uw/viewform




    The Southern Scholarship Foundation (SSF) provides rent-free scholarship housing for qualified students demonstrating academic achievement (with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA), financial need (as identified on the FAFSA), and good character. With our scholarship, students save $10,000-$12,000 per year in room/board costs!

    We are happy to be able to provide this opportunity for students in your area to apply for our rent-free scholarship program. Because our scholarship application is now 100% online we hope the convenience will make it easier for our recruitment efforts. 

    Acceptance to University — we must have a copy of the official acceptance letter from FAMU, FSU, FGCU, SFC, TCC, or UF. We accept applications year-round… however March 1st is our priority deadline for fall 2018.  The sooner you submit a completed application, the better!

    Our website is also a great source for information: www.southernscholarship.org


    Cooperative Living Organization

    An independent student-governed cooperative, providing low-cost housing for University of Florida students since 1931. (Now accepting Santa Fe College students!)

    We provide dorm-style housing at $400 rent/month, including: meals, utilities, and parking. More information and application: http://www.cloliving.org/





    Bright Futures Eligibility Brochure  (2019 Graduates)


    Initial Eligibility Guide for 2019 high school graduates.  



    With the FAFSA application opening in just a few short weeks, please use this FAFSA tip directed to students and parents suggesting that they establish their FSA ID and Password BEFORE filing the FAFSA.  This will save an extra step and additional time during the submission process.

    The website for FSA ID and Password set up/reset is https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm 


    2019 SENIORS! 

    Don’t be late for a very important date!

    October 1, 2018

    FAFSA 2019-20 application OPENS

    This is the Federal Application for Financial Student Aid


    Florida Financial Aid Application OPENS - This is Bright Futures and other Florida state aid.



    There is a new place to go to find out your Bright Futures eligibility:


    From a link on this page you can log into the data system that will give you a breakdown of your courses/GPA/test scores/etc. towards earning Bright Futures.








    College Guide for Undocumented Students



    Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students:

    College Board and Educators 4 Fair Consideration Resources:               http://www.e4fc.org/images/TradUndergrad_List2016_Final.pdf

     MALDEF DREAM Act Student Activist Scholarship:    http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/

     NILC’s Resources:         https://www.nilc.org/issues/education/estimates-of-eligible-students/aid-scholarships-groups/


    Valencia College (Local)





    Various awards and deadlines!!!

    Finding and applying for scholarships to pay for college is important, and ScholarshipExperts.com is here to help! Each year, ScholarshipExperts.com funds several unique scholarship programs for high school students, college students, grad students and non-traditional adult learners. Take a look at their scholarships and apply, apply, apply!

    Automotive Womens' Alliance Foundation Scholarship

    Scholarships are awarded to female, North American citizens, with a passion for a career or advancement in the automotive and its related industries.

    In order to be eligible for a scholarship, applicants should be a female already accepted to or enrolled in an accredited collegiate program, with a 3.0 or higher GPA.  http://www.awafoundation.org/



    The American Legion offers several scholarships to high school students entering their junior and senior years.
    High Five Scholarships gives students millions of scholarship opportunities and now is also helping them improve their SAT & ACT test scores.

    High Five is giving all students free SAT & ACT online practice tests, free SAT & ACT strategy guides and big discounts on test prep courses. Every practice test is graded by a real grader (free of charge) and students also receive a free score consultation with a test expert. http://www.highfivescholarships.com/
    Children who were adopted through the Department of Children and Families after May 5, 1997, may be eligible to receive up to four years of college tuition waiver at Florida public universities, colleges and vocational training schools. http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/independent-living/tuition--fee-exemptions  You will need this form:
     eLearners’ Career Stimulus Package 

     Monthly $4,000 award         Deadline: last day of every month

    Scholarships offered by The American Legion - Department of Florida
    Deadlines vary - Click here.

    Scholarships for students with disabilities  http://www.disabilityscholarships.us/

    The Hispanic College Fund  hispanicfund.org/scholarships
    The Jackie Robinson Foundation  jackierobinson.org
    The Ron Brown Scholar Program  ronbrown.org
     United Negro College Fund  http://uncf.org/
    Latino College Dollars  http://www.latinocollegedollars.org/
    Southern Scholarship Foundation's

    Scholarship Housing Program forFlorida State/University of Florida/Florida A & M/Florida Gulf Coast University This award is available for admitted students who have at least a 3.0 GPA and demon, strate financial need.  There is no deadline to apply, but early application submission is encouraged.  Please visit the website for details on this award and housing options.  http://www.southernscholarship.org/

    The Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund has information on many scholarships for students!  http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/index.html
    $$$   There are $cholarships for everyone at:
    www.scholarshipexperts.c, om    and    http://www.fastweb.com/
    Check them out!!
    Christian College Scholarship Drawing
    Award: $2500
    Free automatic entry just for requesting information from their college search website!



    East Ridge High School
    Guidance Office
    Phone: 352/242-2081
    new Fax: 352/394-0214 

Last Modified on March 12, 2019