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: 2/1/2019
  • 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

APIASF/United Health Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/11/2019
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) and the United Health Foundation have partnered to provide financial assistance to Asian and Pacific Islander students who plan to pursue a degree that will lead to a career in the health field.

    Eligibility:
    -Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
    -Be a citizen, national, or legal [...] More

AQHA Joan Cain Florida Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Joan Cain Florida Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship is for students who have been members of AQHA or AQHYA for at least two years and are from Florida. Students must also be members of the Florida Quarter Horse Youth Association, and have maintained two or more years of membership. Students should be actively involved with FlQHA. Members must apply during their senior year of high school or [...] More

Arts for Life! Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • In addition to the $2,000 cash award, the Arts for Life! College Matching Program provides an additional matching in-kind scholarship, worth a minimum of $1,000, to award winners attending one of these participating Florida institutions of higher education: Broward College, College of Central Florida, Flagler College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida College, Florida Institute of Technology, [...] More

AWS Airgas Jerry Baker Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • 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: 2/15/2019
  • 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

AWS William B. Howell Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The William B. Howell Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a minimum four-year degree in a welding program at an accredited university. Must be enrolled at least part-time and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Scholarships are renewable up to four years. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Bernie Varnadore Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,250
  • Outstanding High School Seniors who have participated in a franchised Dixie Boys Baseball, Incorporated program and plan to pursue undergraduate studies at a college or university may apply. Dixie Boys Baseball, Incorporated programs include Dixie Boys Baseball for boys 13 and 14 years old; Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball for boys 15 and 16 years old; and Dixie Majors Baseball for boys 15 through 19 [...] More

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/18/2019
  • Amount: $8,200
  • The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship is for African-American or black students for all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university. A minimum 2.5 GPA is also required. Students must also exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities. For more information or to [...] More

CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/22/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship is for full-time students with majors in the performing arts including, but not limited to, drama, music, dance, opera, marching bands, and other musical ensembles. Applicants must be currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time African American undergraduate student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. For more [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/20/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship is for African-American or black students with majors in the visual arts including, but not limited to, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. Students must be currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a [...] More

Central Florida Fair Youth College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Board of Directors of the Central Florida Fair will award three college scholarships to the qualifying graduating high school seniors who best exemplify their support of the Central Florida Fair, their personal initiative in extracurricular activities and their own personal attributes that will ensure their success in the arena of higher education.

    The purpose of the scholarship is to [...] More

CFJS Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2019
  • 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

Church's Chicken Community Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Church's Partners Foundation, Inc. established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors residing in 16 eligible states who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for part-time or full-time study at an accredited U.S. institution of the student's choice. Applicants must be living in AL, AR, AZ, FL, GA, IL, LA, [...] More

College Fund of Pinellas County Grant

  • Application Deadline: 7/27/2018
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The College Fund provides grants to Pinellas County, Florida residents who require significant financial aid in addition to a Pell Grant in order to remain full-time undergraduate college students. Awards are on a best-qualified basis and limited in number only by the availability of funds. Grants are generally for $1,000 per school year ($500 per semester) for up to four years. Applicants must [...] More

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Community Foundation administers a scholarship program that each year helps local students pursue their dreams and goals at colleges, universities, and trade or technical schools after high school graduation. Since 1983, we have awarded more than $6.1 million in scholarships and grants to 1,500 students in Palm Beach and Martin counties.

    General eligibility requirements:
    -Be a graduating [...] More

CREPA Scholarship Awards

  • Application Deadline: 2/14/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Christ Resurrection Power Assembly (CREPA) scholarship is awarded to a student who has shown dedication and hard work in the classroom, service to the Lord and their fellowman. Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students who attend an accredited school in Jacksonville, FL or a student whose family is resident in the city of Jacksonville but attends an accredited school in any other [...] More

Cumberland Farms Believe and Achieve Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Believe and Achieve Scholarship program, created specifically to support the development of young people, provides $1,000 scholarships to 130 eligible graduating high school seniors each year. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic performance, as well as financial need. Winners will be notified in the coming spring.

    Through this program, Cumberland Farms has provided over [...] More

Deborah Snyder Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/20/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Deborah Snyder Scholarship is named in honor of Deborah Snyder, Preservation Foundation Trustee Scott Snyder’s late sister. The Foundation is looking for a graduating senior who plans on pursuing a career in one of the following disciplines: architectural design, interior design or landscape design. Previous work experience is not required, however if you have had experience, you may wish [...] More

Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • From the very beginning, the leaders of Dixie Youth Baseball knew they wanted to develop a college scholarship program that would help former players obtain a college education.

    In order to be eligible, the applicant must be a senior in high school and have at one time played in a Dixie Youth Baseball league. There is no relationship between the award of a scholarship and athletic ability. Be [...] More

ESA of Florida Youth Scholarships for Families of First Responders

  • Application Deadline: 3/22/2019
  • Amount: $8,500
  • Through the Youth Scholarship Program, thousands of dollars have been given to students attending higher education institutions across our country. In fact, more than $541,500 has been given out by the participating states and ESA.
    Today, ESA and participating Chartered Chapter Associations are involved in the scholarship program. The first-place winner of each state's program is automatically [...] More

ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding Hispanic high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U.S. post-secondary institutions.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicants must reside within the following cities and surrounding areas and meet the following criteria to be considered for a scholarship: Colorado Springs & Pueblo, CO; Miami, FL; Kansas City, MO; [...] More

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/6/2019
  • 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.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, as determined by the student's postsecondary institution
    -Complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) no later than August 31 [...] More

Florida Student Assistance Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) Program is a need-based grant program consisting of three separately funded student financial aid programs available to degree-seeking, resident, undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial financial need and are enrolled in participating postsecondary institutions. FSAG receives funding from Florida general revenue and from the Federal [...] More

Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Inc.

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2019
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The purpose of Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund is to aid dependents or descendants of workers who were injured or killed in the course and scope of their employment and who received benefits under the Florida Workers' Compensation Law. In addition, dependents of individuals who primarily work in the operation and/or administration of this same law are eligible to receive scholarships. High school [...] More

George D. Cornell Honors College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $60,000
  • The George D. Cornell Honors College Scholarships are merit-based awards renewable up to four years for Florida residents who attend the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University. These scholarships covers room/board and tuition up to $7,500 per semester.

    For more information about these awards, please visit our [...] More

Jesse B. Smith Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/19/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Jesse B. Smith was a longtime point man for Jacksonville's economic development initiatives under four mayors. The purpose of the scholarship is to aid in tuition expenses of four-year undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in city planning, urban studies, public administration, or related field.

    Any resident of Duval County or any area of Jacksonville, including Baldwin, Atlantic [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Southern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 7/8/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education. Specifically, the foundation seeks to assist Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement, encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership [...] More

LNESC Emergency Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The LNESC Emergency Scholarship Fund is a joint partnership between LNESC & Macy’s to provide financial resources to deserving students facing economic hardship and immediate monetary need that, if not met, could result in an inability to complete classes or a degree program.

    Emergency financial need resulting from the following will qualify students for funding: change in family [...] 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. Available funds are contingent upon matching contributions from private sources on behalf of eligible institutions. MMB [...] More

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • 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: 7/1/2019
  • 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.

    Individuals who are selected for the MTES [...] More

NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • 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: 3/16/2019
  • 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

Right Fit Foundation $5,000 Local Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • One, non-renewable award of $5,000 will be awarded per year. Multiple $500 runners-up will be selected as well. Applicants must be admitted to and attend an accredited four year college or university. Preference will be given to middle income families. Applicants must be U.S. citizens residing in Hillsborough, Pasco or Pinellas county Florida. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Salute to Education

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Through a unique partnership with the community in South Florida, the Miami-Dade and Broward County Ford and Lincoln Dealers and Ford Motor Company have awarded nearly $3.7 million in scholarships to more than 4,100 deserving public and private high school seniors in both counties. Salute to Education is one of South Florida's largest private scholarship foundations.

    Requirements:
    -Applicants [...] More

Selby Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • 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

Silver Pen Writing Competition

  • Application Deadline: 3/7/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The goal of The Silver Pen is to get young adults interested in the process of aging so that we can foster a culture of mutual understanding and respect for the aged in our society. The competition is open to all high school seniors who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and live with 25-miles of one of the participating locations or attend one of the participating schools: Brightwater, Cascades Verdae, [...] More

Students of the Year Scholarship - Palm Beach Area

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Students of the Year is a seven-week fundraising competition for high school students in the Palm Beach Area. High school students may apply or be nominated, to become a Students of the Year candidate. Once selected by our nomination committee, student(s) will form a team to raise a minimum of $10,000 for LLS' mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the [...] More

Tampa Bay Times Barnes Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/21/2018
  • Amount: $60,000
  • The Barnes Scholarships were established in 1999 to help college-bound teens who are high academic achievers, who have overcome significant obstacles in their lives and who have financial need. Each of the four winners is eligible to receive up to $15,000 per year for four years to attend any nationally accredited college or university. The scholarship may be used to pay for expenses related to [...] More

Tampa Bay Times Career Journalism Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/20/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • These scholarships target high school seniors in the Times' audience area who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing journalism as a major in college and as a career. The scholarship is worth $2,500 per year and may be renewed annually. Four winners are selected each year. Students from these Florida counties are eligible to apply: Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus. [...] More

Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2019
  • 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: 5/20/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Armando J. de Moya Scholarship is awarded to a University of Florida student pursuing a bachelor's degree or higher in civil engineering who needs financial support to pursue his/her studies.

    Eligibility:
    -Maintain a 3.0 GPA at the University of Florida (UF)
    -Be a Florida resident
    -Be enrolled full-time in the upcoming fall and spring semesters
    -Demonstrate financial need
    -Have at [...] More

The Armando J. de Moya Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • 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 de Moya Foundation Vocational/Technical Program Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The de Moya Foundation Vocational/Technical Program Scholarship scholarship is awarded to a student who wishes to attend a vocational/technical certificate program, has a documented disability, and needs financial/tutoring support to pursue his/her studies. Eligible fields of interest include construction, mechanical, technological and business-related. A minimum 2.5 GPA is also required. You [...] More

The George Snow Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The George Snow Scholarship Fund offers need-based scholarships to high school seniors attending:
    -All Palm Beach County High Schools
    -Blanche Ely and Pompano Beach High Schools in Northern Broward County
    -All Homeschooled students who will be attending a high school in Palm Beach County or Blanche Ely and Pompano Beach High Schools in Northern Broward County
    -Women in Miami/Dade County, [...] More

The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts (MIFA) awards scholarships to deserving students who reside on Marco Island, FL. and who have demonstrated excellence in visual, literary or performing arts, and intend to study one of the arts at the college level. Scholarships to be awarded will be up to $1,000.

    Criteria:
    -Complete application form
    -Provide two letters of recommendation
    -Submit [...] More

The Rick and Sherry Murray Medical Futures Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/13/2019
  • 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 [...] More

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2019
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Learning to drive is one of the coolest times for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous. You have the power to inspire your fellow teens, maybe better than a teacher or a parent can, because you know what messages will be the most powerful. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving. Your video's message should [...] More

Traveler’s Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Native American/Alaska Native undergraduate students attending tribal colleges and universities are eligible to apply for both the American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program and the American Indian College Fund TCU Scholarship Program.

    Minimum general eligibility requirements for both scholarships include:
    -U.S. citizenship
    -Enrollment in an accredited tribal college or [...] More

UNCF Comerica Charitable Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/10/2019
  • Amount: $2,250
  • The Comerica Charitable Foundation recognizes the importance of supporting education and has identified this as one of its key giving priorities. Comerica's support of the UNCF scholarship program reflects its commitment to education. That commitment is based on a clear vision of being socially responsible and making a tangible difference in the communities Comerica serves. Applicants must have a [...] More

William Boyd Florida Resident Access Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The William L. Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) Program provides tuition assistance to Florida undergraduate students attending an eligible private, non-profit Florida college or university. FRAG is a decentralized program, and each participating institution determines application procedures, deadlines, and student [...] More

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