Florida Scholarships

Do you live in Florida? Scholarships exist with that very requirement, and others require only that you attend a school in Florida. Either way, it narrows the field a bit, doesn't it? Weekly allowances no longer cut it in college. Most high school graduates could use some financial aid to afford a postsecondary education, and scholarships are a great source of such aid. By conducting a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com, you can find the aid you need to cover your college expenses. Among them are scholarships targeted at students who reside in or go to school in the state of Florida. Using your state as one of the search criteria, Scholarships.com will help you find the money you need to pay for college. Check out the Florida scholarships below for a sample of what you may find. To receive additional information about awards based on state and other criteria, you can conduct a free scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

Animal Health International Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • From their respective beginnings - Lextron in 1967 and Walco in 1953 - culminating in the merger of two pioneering animal health companies in 2011, Animal Health International, Inc. has created a premier animal health business with more than 100 years of combined knowledge, proven vision, unmatched commitment to the customer and industry expertise. As a
    marketer of animal health products from [...] More

AWS Airgas Jerry Baker Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Airgas ­Jerry Baker Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a minimum four-year bachelors degree in welding engineering (WE) or welding engineering technology (WET); however, priority will be given to welding engineering (WE) students interested in pursuing a career with an industrial gas or welding equipment distributor.

    Applicants must be 18 years or older, have [...] More

AWS Airgas Terry Jarvis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Airgas - Terry Jarvis Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a minimum four-year bachelors degree in welding engineering (WE) or welding engineering technology (WET); however, priority will be given to welding engineering (WE) students interested in pursuing a career with an industrial gas or welding equipment [...] More

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $8,200
  • Seeing an educational need in their congressional districts, the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship was established in 1988 by the spouses of Congressional Black Caucus members in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships, which disproportionately affect people of color. This opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated [...] More

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • This program was established in 2000 in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure that African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in the performing arts receive financial assistance. Performing arts includes theater, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, marching bands, etc.

    Selected applicants will be constituents of a CBC member’s district. To determine your Representative, enter [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

    Selected applicants will be constituents of a CBC [...] More

CFJS Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The CFJS Scholarships are for students studying jazz music. There are no age limits; just be a student in your senior year of high school or your first three years of college. Awards can be used for school expenses, private lessons or an instrument. A live audition at Rollins College is a requirement. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/6/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Bright Futures Scholarship will renew automatically each year (up to the scholarship limit) if the student maintains the required GPA and earns the required credit hours.

    Applicant must be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, as determined by the student's post-secondary institution and must complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) no later than [...] More

Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship (MMB) provides financial assistance to undergraduate students who meet scholastic requirements, demonstrate financial need, and attend Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Florida A&M University, or Florida Memorial University. Applicants must be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, enroll at Bethune-Cookman University, [...] More

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Open to high school seniosr pursuing a four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, agribusiness management,
    communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing, engineering,
    mechanization, technology, plant pathology, plant/animal breeding and genetics, range/soil science or public service and
    administration in agriculture. Resident of [...] More

Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Provides support for a student with a history of migrating for employment in agriculture who has successfully completed one year of college to cover expenses beyond what the youth is entitled to in federal/state and other scholarship assistance. This scholarship is designed to assist the youth in obtaining a baccalaureate degree without being encumbered with substantial debt. Applications must be [...] More

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Minority teacher education scholars program is a collaborative performance-based scholarship program for African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Native American students. The participants in the program include Florida’s Florida College System institutions and its public and private universities that have teacher education programs.

    Applicants must be a resident of the State [...] More

NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. (NAJA) was established in 1941 with the purpose of uniting members "to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children, and to cooperate with other organizations performing similar services." Today, the growing Association continues the focus of meeting the needs of children and youth [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Selby Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $7,000
  • "Selby Scholars" are undergraduate students with exceptional potential who embrace Mr. and Mrs. Selby's values of leadership and service. Like all of our funding, this scholarship program is only available to residents of Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte or DeSoto counties. Applicants must be either a graduating senior or a graduating Associate degree students from any state college in the four [...] More

Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop Scholarships will be awarded to rising college students planning to attend a four-year college seeking their first undergraduate degree, and one $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student planning to attend a southeastern university seeking a graduate degree in science. Applicants must be majoring in engineering, math, or the physical or social [...] More

The Armando J. de Moya Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Armando J. de Moya Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor's degree in civil Engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville, who shows financial need, has completed a minimum of 59 credit hours, and needs financial support to complete their studies.

    Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA at the University of Florida (UF), be a Florida resident, be [...] More

The Rick and Sherry Murray Medical Futures Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/12/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Rick and Sherry Murray Medical Futures Scholarship is for students who have or have had a spouse, parent, or grandparent diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, and who want to pursue a degree in the medical profession as a result of their experience. Applicants must be a legal resident of Florida who is the spouse, child or grandchild of a person who has been diagnosed with [...] More

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Last Reviewed: August 2019