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    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.

     

    CFE Federal Credit Union’s

    2019 Joseph A. Melbourne Jr. Annual Scholarship Program (Local)

    mycfe.com/scholarship Deadline: March 1, 2019

    ELIGIBILITY

    To be eligible to apply, each applicant must meet ALL of the following criteria:

    • Applicant must be a current account holder, joint account holder, or named on a custodial account in good standing with CFE at the time of application submittal and scholarship award payout.
    • Undergraduate applicants must be accepted into or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program at a college, trade school, or university that is located in the state of Florida. (minimum 12-credit hour semester or full-time equivalent)
    • Applicant must have a current cumulative grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 or higher.

     

     

    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              

     

    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.



    2019 Florida Realtors Education Foundation

    Award: $1000                                      Deadline: March 4, 2019

    Only Florida Residents who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible. 

    Those students considering a career in Real Estate or Real Estate related fields will be given special consideration in accordance with the purposes of the Florida Realtors® Education Foundation.  Students in any major outside of Real Estate are welcome to apply.  https://www.floridarealtors.org/AboutFar/Scholarships/



    UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program                      Deadline: February 5, 2019

    https://www.ucbepilepsyscholarship.com/

    The purpose of this scholarship, funded by UCB, Inc., is to provide financial support for the education of people living with epilepsy, including patients, family members, and caregivers.

     

     

    The Helen Abbott Community Service Awards

    A youth leadership program of the Arab American Institute Foundation

    http://www.aaiusa.org/scholarships_aai

    Deadline: March 1, 2019

    1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of Arab descent.
    2. Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a college or university program; or enrolled in High School
    3. include a resume which indicates a strong interest and commitment to community service;
    4. have a minimum 3.0 grade point average verified by either an official or unofficial transcript;
    5. Submit two letters of recommendation;
    6. Discuss in no more than 700 words how their field of study is a springboard for a life of community service and what growing up and being an Arab American means to the applicant

     

     

    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?

     

     

    TheDream.US National Scholarship

    Application window: November 1, 2018 – February 25, 2019

    http://www.thedream.us/

    Many DREAMers came to the United States as minors, have graduated from U.S. high schools or earned a U.S. high school equivalency but lack a legal status. This prevents them from accessing any federal aid to help pay for their college education.  In order to apply for TheDream.US Scholarship, DREAMers must be DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status) eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval.

    This scholarship is available to high school seniors or high school graduates with demonstrated financial need who are first-time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges (Florida: Broward College, FIU, Miami Dade College, Florida Atlantic, Palm Beach State College, Valencia College, UCF)

    Scholars are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants.

    To be eligible to apply, you must:

    • Graduate from high school or earn your GED diploma by the end of the 2018-2019 academic year;
    • Have earned a high school un-weighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or an equivalent GED score);
    • Intend to enroll full-time in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges within one year of receiving the Scholarship;
    • Be eligible for in-state tuition if seeking to attend a Partner College that is a public institution;
    • Have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
    • Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
    • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.



    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. 

    https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/    

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

    Eligibility:

            + 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.

    Requirements:

    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.

     

    Lake County Educational Foundation Scholarships (Local)

    DEADLINE: March 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST.

    Applications and requirements can be found online ONLY at https://edfoundationlake.awardspring.com/

    The Educational Foundation will be offering 9 different scholarships for 2019 Lake County Graduates - Read them carefully - some require you attend a specific school!

     

    Charles Robert (Bob) Furnas Scholarship Application

    $500.00

    Due March 31, 2019

    EDMOND AMATEIS FOUNDATION

    $1,500.00

    Due March 31, 2019

    Frank Paulhamus Scholarship (Lake Soil and Water)

     

    Due March 31, 2019

    LEHNER SCHOLARSHIP

    $1,250.00

    Due March 31, 2019

    Linda Kohlmeyer Memorial Scholarship

    $1,000.00

    Due March 31, 2019

    McLin Burnsed Academic Achievement Scholarship Scholarship Application

    $1,000.00

    Due March 31, 2019

    Mike Stone Memorial Scholarship Scholarship Application

    $1,000.00

    Due March 31, 2019

    N K Charlie (Frenchie) Collette Memorial Scholarship

    $1,000.00

    Due March 31, 2019

    SCOTT A. STRONG Scholarship

    $2,000.00

    Due March 31, 2019

     

    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

     

     

    The Central Florida Marine Corps Foundation (CFMCF) Scholarship

    Award: varies                        Deadline: January 31, 2019

    Are you the son/daughter/grandchild/spouse of an active duty or reserve US Marine or of a US Marine who received an Honorable or Medical Discharge or who died while serving in the US Marine Corps?

    Check out this scholarship!  http://www.centralfloridamarines.org/

     

    Southeast Regional Relocation Council (SRRC) Scholarship

    Award: $1000                  Deadline: February 8, 2019

    For seniors who have relocated more than 50 miles and changed schools due to their family’s relocation between grades 9 and 12; minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information and to apply visit: http://www.srrconline.com/foundation



    The Engebretson Foundation Scholarship

    Apply:  January 1 - March 1, 2019 http://www.engebretsonfoundation.org/application.html

    All applicants must meet the following criteria:

      • Be a graduating senior in high school.
      • Plan to attend a four year college.
      • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend a four year college.
      • Have achieved a score of 28 composite or higher on the ACT exam (or at least 1240 on the SAT).
      • Have achieved at least a 3.75 GPA or above and/or top 5% of graduating class.
    • Have applied for federal financial aid and have already received back the Student Aid Report that contains your Expected Family Contribution (EFC); see Filing for FAFSA.

     

    Albert Lee Wright, Jr. Memorial Migrant Scholarship   The purpose of this scholarship is to honor a migrant farmworker student who has overcome barriers presented by mobility, has performed well academically, and who has provided service to his/her community. Please be sure to carefully read through all the directions before submitting your application.  The application form, instructions, and guidelines are available when you click the link:   https://www.nasdme.org/al-wright-scholarship  Remember, your application must be received in Washington, DC by February 23, 2019.  

     

    The Lake-Sumter State College 2019-2020 High School Scholarship (Local) application opens February 1, 2019. The application is for high school seniors at all Lake and Sumter county public high schools who plan to attend Lake-Sumter State College during the fall 2019 semester. The application is available online from February 1, 2019 – February 29, 2019. Students will also be able to ask their references to complete their recommendations online.   https://lssc.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/

     

    RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

    Submit  January 1 -January 31, 2019

    Awards yearly scholarships to college bound students with learning disabilities.

    Criteria includes: documented learning disability and/or autism/asperger

    http://risescholarshipfoundation.org/



    2019 EngineerGirl Essay

    Deadline: February 1, 2019                    https://www.engineergirl.org/108311/2019-contest

    The National Academy of Engineering invites all students (girls and boys) in grades 3-12 to submit an essay to the 2019 EngineerGirl Essay contest:  Write a fictional story that celebrates engineering design and problem solving with a female lead character.

     

    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:

    https://www.usip.org/public-education/students/AFSAEssayContest

     

    JOE FRANCIS SCHOLARSHIP FOR BARBER/COSMETOLOGY EDUCATION
    https://www.joefrancis.com/apply

    $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

    http://www.kidschancefl.org/scholarship-info/     

     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?

     

    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - This scholarship is for students pursuing first-time bachelor’s degree. It provides financial resources to the children of Marines and eligible Navy Corpsmen and those service people who were wounded, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.  https://www.mcsf.org/apply/eligibility/  Apply: January 1 –March 1

     

    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

     

     

     

    Florida State University Scholarship Program Opportunity for Graduating Seniors

    Deadline: February 23, 2019 http://thecenter.fsu.edu/recognition/service-scholars

    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 for the Service Scholar Program. 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. We encourage you to explore the Service Scholar page above to learn more about our program.

     

    Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

    http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/

    Award: Varies Timeline: November 1, 2018 – February 1, 2019

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of minority students who aspire to attend college but also to guide them through the process of higher education.

    Eligibility
    to be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

    • Be a graduating high school senior;
    • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four–year institution within the United States;
    • Show leadership potential;
    • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
    • Present evidence of financial need;
    • Be a United States citizen;
    • A minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21; and
    • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.

     

     

    GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

    Deadline: January 4, 2019

    https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

    To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

    • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
    • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
    • be citizens of the United States of America;
    • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
    • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

     

     

    Scholarships from the Florida Engineering Society (Local)

    Deadline: February 9, 2019

    Students interested in engineering scholarships offered by the Florida Engineering Society should visit our web page at https://www.fleng.org/page/Scholarships

    You should check the eligibility requirements (3.5 gpa) and download the scholarship application and guidelines.  The application is in the form of an Excel spreadsheet which the student should complete by entering all of the requested data into the spreadsheet (note the various worksheet tabs) and save the file to a FLASH/Jump Drive.   

    Submit items as requested to the following address by February 9, 2019:

                            

    Mandee Brandt, P.E.

    Florida Engineering Society, Central Florida Chapter

    610 Crescent Executive Court, Suite 400

    Lake Mary, Florida 32746

     

    The Reedsy Creative Writing Scholarship

    To be eligible for the Reedsy Creative Writing Scholarship, applicants must be:

    United States, Canada or Australia Citizens or Permanent Residents; and

    Accepted to, or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States, Canada or Australia.

    Selection

    Your application must include the first chapter (1,500 to 7,500 words) of an original novel you are currently writing, or have written but not yet published. To be considered for the Spring semester scholarship, applications must be received by February 21, 2019.  Next deadline will be September 21, 2019 for the Fall semester scholarship.  http://www.saafdn.org/Scholarships/ApplyforaScholarship.aspx

     

    AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship

    Deadline- February 15, 2019 https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/afa-teens/2608-2/

    Each year, AFA holds a scholarship essay contest which asks students to describe how Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted their lives. Whether they’ve had a loved one with the disease, volunteered or worked as a caretaker or are just passionate about the cause, the next generation of leaders in the fight against Alzheimer’s have a story tell. We want to hear it! All high school seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents and plan to enter a four year college/university in 2019 are invited to take part in the 2019 contest.

     

    The Opera Club of the Villages Harold Schwartz Music Scholarship (Local)

    Award: Varies                                   Deadline: March 9, 2019

    The auditions are scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in The Villages. 

    Graduating seniors with at least a 3.0 grade point average are eligible to apply.

    Applicants should be planning to major in music education or performance in college.   

    http://www.operaclubofthevillages.com/Scholarship.html

     

     

    The Dream.US Scholarship                      Deadline February 28, 2019

    http://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/guidelines/

    Part of eligibility:

    `Have DACA or TPS or certify that you meet immigration eligibility
    `You came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday

     

    Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund

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

    Eligibility:

    • 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

     

    Adrian Rubin Scholarship

    Deadline: January 1, 2019       http://adrianrubinscholarship.com/

    Requires short Essay (Under 500 words) Answering, "What is one business idea you think can change the world?"

    Eligibility:

    1. High school students graduating in 2018 that have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school.
    2. Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school.

     

    Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation (Local)

    Deadline: March 1, 2019 1. info sheet  2. Application 3. reference form

    Eligibility:

      1. Students who are US citizens
    • The student, or a member of their immediate family, have had a diagnosis of cancer before the student’s 21st birthday (immediate family is defined as Mother, Father, Sister, Brother or Legal Guardian).
    1. Students who are age 25 or younger at the time of application
    2. Students who have been accepted by an accredited university, community college or vocational technical school

     

    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2019

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

    https://www.diplomaframe.com/contests/frame-my-future-scholarship-contest-2017.aspx

    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

     

    The Coolidge Scholars Program

    Applications accepted October - January 23, 2019

    For current high school juniors intending to enroll as undergraduates full-time for the first time in fall 2020 are eligible to apply for the 2018 scholarship.  Competitive candidates will have pursued and succeeded in the most rigorous course of study available to them. https://coolidgescholars.org/

     

    Florida Credit Union Servin-Ellis Scholarship

    Award: up to $4000         Deadline: February 8, 2019

    Who is eligible?
    The award is open to any high school senior who is enrolled or plans to enroll in 2019-2020 in undergraduate study.
    Students interested in applying must first qualify: either they, or their parent/guardian, must be a member of a Florida Credit Union.

    https://www.flcu.org/About/Community/Scholarships

     

    Thezebra.com Florida Tour Guide Scholarship/video competition

    Award: $1000            Deadline: December 31, 2018

    They want to see your favorite road trip destination(s) in your state— from your unique perspective. If it makes sense to hit the open road and be our virtual tour guide, that’s great! But there are no limits to what we’re looking for: a narrated animation, a slideshow of memorabilia, or an illustrated map of the best roadside attractions on the way. This is a chance for you to showcase any place you love in as an original way as possible.

    Florida Tour Guide Scholarship

     

    Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities

    Applications accepted October - December 6, 2018

    The Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities is designed to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice.

    To apply, you must have an identified disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major life activity). Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who are planning to enroll (or who are already enrolled) in full- or half-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    The program will award up to $2,500 renewable scholarships for full-time students and up to $1,250 renewable scholarships for half-time students. Visit https://scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarship for more information and to apply.

     

     

    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

     

     

    BURGER KING® General Track Scholarship- Available to all high school seniors who meet the criteria below.
    Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico  (october-December

    • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from homeschool education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
    • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
    • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2019-20 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico

    Your application is not complete unless submitted electronically on or before December 17, 2018. If 50,000 applications are received prior to December 15, the application will no longer be available.  https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars/

     

    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/



    Oakland Presbyterian Church Education Fund - Need Based Scholarships (Local)

    Deadline: February 4, 2019

    Graduating seniors!            Flyer  Instructions  Application

    • Up to $30,000 per undergraduate scholarship
    • Limited to students with a maximum annual 2017 family of 4 income of $65,000
    • Must demonstrate reasonable likelihood of completing post-secondary education
    • Must demonstrate previous active participation in school, church, community and volunteer activities



    Automotive Women’s' Alliance Foundation Scholarship                  Deadline: January 10, 2019

    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 scholarship, applicants should be a female already accepted to or enrolled in an accredited collegiate program, with a 3.0 or higher GPA.  https://awafoundation.org/Scholarships

     

     

     

     

     

    AXA Achievement Scholarship         2019 Graduates
    Submissions Accepted: September 5th - December 14, 2018

    Do you possess:
    · Ambition and drive?
    · Determination to set and reach goals?
    · Respect for self, family and community?
    · Ability to succeed in college?
    https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/about.html

     

    Fred Griffin, Jr. Scholarship Program (local)

    Application Period: September 5, 2018 - March 1, 2019 http://thgh.weebly.com/fred-griffin-jr-scholarship.html

    **For 12th graders

    Lake County, FL Two (2) $500 scholarships are available in Lake County for seniors attending any high schools in Lake County.      Program Guidelines & Priorities:

      • Be a senior in high school and provide proof of college acceptance letter.
      • Applicant must be a member of a single parent home.
      • Applicant’s single parent annual income must be under $30,000.
      • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident and be a Florida resident.
      • Be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year Florida College or university as a freshman for the upcoming academic year.
      • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5/4.0 or equivalent in high school. (Unofficial transcripts must be provided)
    • A minimum of 30 completed community service hours is required.

     

    Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

    Deadline: January 30, 2019

    http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/

    This scholarship helps you understand the negative effects of too much screen time.

    Applicant must be a high school student (9th-12th) who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident. A 140-character message about technology addiction is required to apply.



    THE AMERICAN LEGION Department of Florida GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Deadline: March 1, 2019   http://www.floridalegion.org/programs-services/scholarships/

    Eligibility:

    • Student must be a direct descendant (child, grandchild, great-grandchild or an adopted child) of a veteran who meets one of the following requirements:
      • Is a member in good standing of the American Legion
      • Is a U.S. veteran who is eligible to be a member of The American Legion
      • Is a deceased U.S. veteran who would have been eligible for membership in The American Legion
    • Student must be in his or her senior year and attending a Florida high school, parents must be Florida residents.

     

     

    The Arts for Life! Scholarship Program

    Application Period:  September 1, 2018 - February 4, 2019

    The Arts for Life! Scholarship Program annually awards $1,000 scholarships to 25 graduating high school seniors in Florida who demonstrate excellence in visual art, music, dance, drama or creative writing. Launched by former First Lady Columba Bush in 1999, the program has awarded scholarships to more than 375 gifted high school seniors.

    Eligibility:

    Students who are graduating from a public, private or virtual school or a home education program in Florida in the spring of 2019.

    Students must submit a completed application, a brief essay explaining "How the arts have positively influenced my life" and a portfolio of work in visual art, music, dance, drama or creative writing. Students can apply online at http://artsforlifeaward.org/apply/.



    Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest (Gallery Collection Scholarship)  

    This scholarship is pretty unique, and is great for students with some untapped artistic talents! Students compete for this award by submitting a photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. The winner receives $10,000, and the winner's school receives an award of $1,000. 

      • The competition is open to high school, college, and university students.
    • Contest submissions accepted from: May 31st, 2018 - March 1st, 2019
    • Submit your design online here



    Courageous Persuaders Video Competition

    Deadline: February 8, 2019 http://courageouspersuaders.com/the-competition/

    Create a TV commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking or texting while driving, students can enter separate videos in both categories. Win scholarship money and trophies, have fun, and gain valuable experience. The grand prize-winning commercial will be broadcast on TV and the team that created it will work with Pluto Post and the DADA Education Foundation to upgrade their spot for air.

    Open to all high school students in grades 9-12 – not only those taking video production. Winners will be selected based on idea.

     

     

    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

    https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#thefountainhead-1

    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

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/microsoftdisabilityscholarship.aspx

     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

    https://www.afsascholarship.org/high-school-contest/hsstep1/

    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

      

     

    15th Annual National CO-OP Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2019

    Minimum 3.5 GPA and be accepted to one of the WACE Partner Institutions (Johnson & Wales, Drexel, etc.) listed on their website:

    Applications and information:  www.waceinc.org

     

    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:
    http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm

     

    Medical Scrubs Collection Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2018 https://medicalscrubscollection.com/scholarship-program

    The Medical Scrubs Collection Scholarship will be awarded to the applicant with the winning submission for the thousand dollar question:  What inspired you to pursue a career in helping others? Eligibility:

    • Citizen of the United States or in possession of an Alien Registration Card
    • High school senior or enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university
    • Achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, etc

     

     Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

    Applications accepted: August 1 - December 31, 2018 http://www.genkellyscholarship.com/index.html

    The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program which means financial need is not considered. The selection of the winner is made by an independent panel of judges and is based primarily on the quality of the submitted personal statement. Past academic performance (e.g. grades and standardized test scores) are not considered. The goal is to create a level field where students have complete control over their applications and are not given an advantage or disadvantage based on financial or academic circumstances.

    In 250 words or less, submit an essay on one of the following:
    1. why do you deserve to win this scholarship? -OR-
    2. Describe your academic or career goals. -OR-
    3. Any topic of your choice.
    Feel free to re-use an essay that you wrote in class, for college admission or another scholarship competition.

     

     

    John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

    Open to Grades 9-12 – opens September 1

    Deadline: January 18, 2019

    The annual John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites high school students from across the nation to write an original essay about an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official that occurred during or after 1956. U.S. high school students can win up to $20,000. Click here for contest information.

     

    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarships are designed to encourage and support outstanding students from 7th grade through graduate school who have a breadth of interests, work hard, demonstrate a strong will to succeed, and have financial need.  Check it out!  Deadline November 12, 2018 http://www.jkcf.org/

     

    Adrian Rubin Scholarship

    Deadline: January 1, 2019       http://adrianrubinscholarship.com/

    Requires short Essay (Under 500 words) Answering, “How do you think real estate investment trends will change over the next five years?”

    Eligibility:

    1. High school students graduating in 2018 that have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school.
    2. Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school.

      

     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 Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, the National Garden Clubs, Inc., and the Deep South Region are proud to sponsor a variety of youth programs and scholarships.:

    FFGC College Scholarships ($3,000) 

    Available to seniors entering college and for all levels of college coursework

     Must attend a Florida college/university

    Course of study must meet garden club objectives

    Several scholarships available; one per student

    Completed application deadline is May 1 Contact Helen Purvis

                        

    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. 

    https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/

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

    Eligibility:

            + 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!

     

    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/

     

     

    Florida Institute of Technology tuition-free?

    Now, when a student qualifies for the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) award, he or she may receive a Distinguished Scholar Award* that covers full tuition (plus facilities and activities fees) from Florida Tech, a nationally-ranked research university!

    That means the best and brightest students can take advantage of Florida Tech's high-tech facilities, hands-on programs, awesome professors, beautiful campus, close beach proximity, tier one academics and #PantherPride with their tuition and some fees covered.

    Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars - access this opportunity! All you have to do is:

    Apply and be admitted to Florida Tech as a full-time, on-campus, degree-seeking student

    Complete the Florida Financial Aid Application while in high school

    Be eligible to receive the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) award

    Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) listing Florida Tech as a receiving institution (school code 001469)

     

    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

    AND

    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:

     https://www.floridashines.org/go-to-college/pay-for-college#

    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.

     _______________________________________________________

      

     

     

    Kids’ Chance of Florida Scholarships     

     

     http://www.kidschancefl.org/scholarship-info/  Check this out if you:

     

    • 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?

     Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    Deadline: Please visit website.

    http://www.artandwriting.org/the-awards/

    Award: Multiple scholarships available in 29 categories of art and writing; award amounts vary; please visit website.

    Requirements:

    Must be enrolled in grades 7-12 in a public, private, or parochial school, or be a home-schooled student in the U.S.., Canada, or American schools abroad.

     

     

    College Guide for Undocumented Students

    http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/undocumented-students-guide/

     

    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)

     

     

    ScholarshipExperts.com

    https://www.scholarshipexperts.com/

    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
    www.ChristianConnector.com
    Award: $2500
    Free automatic entry just for requesting information from their college search website!

     


     

     
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