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.

Arts for Life! Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • 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: 2/15/2020
  • 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 a [...] More

AWS Airgas Terry Jarvis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/19/2020
  • 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 distributor.

    Applicants must be 18 years or [...] 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
  • CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship 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 [...] 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

Central Florida Fair Youth College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2020
  • 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: 3/8/2020
  • 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

ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • 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. Must be a Hispanic student accepted into and planning to attend a full-time program in engineering leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S. For more information, or to apply, please [...] 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 August [...] 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: 2/28/2020
  • 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

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

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 of [...] 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: 3/9/2020
  • 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

Right Fit Foundation $5,000 Local Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Each year we provide a $5,000 local scholarship to a college bound student in Hillsborough, Pasco or Pinellas County in order to help middle income families with the growing cost of college. 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 [...] More

Selby Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/25/2020
  • 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

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

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2020
  • 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

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by Susan Dutca-Lovell

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Get Paid to Play in College with ESA Esports Scholarships

January 21, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced its first Esports scholarship, expanding its 20-year-old scholarship program to include Esports competitors in college, according to Polygon. The ESA Esports scholarship program is "intended to elevate the participation of women and minorities" who currently "account for a very small percentage of Esports scholarship recipients. Therefore, in order to be eligible for the ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship, you must either be a woman or minority and pursuing a degree leading to a career in computer and video game arts and sciences. Current high school seniors, college freshman, sophomore and juniors who are U.S. citizens may apply for the ESA Esports scholarship. Applicants must also be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an accredited four (4) year college or university in the upcoming fall semester in order to be considered. All scholarship applications are due March 2, 2020 at 11:59 PST. Applicants will receive results by mid-June and funds will be issued to scholarship winners by end of August. [...]

Last Reviewed: January 2020