Students, it is a known fact that searching and applying for scholarships takes time. If you want money to help pay for college, vocational school, or a military academy, be prepared to do the work. Individuals and organizations who give away free money are not just going to hand it over, you must work to apply for it. There are many success stories of students who have gotten their post-secondary school costs either partially or fully paid for through scholarships. There are no limits on how many scholarships you can apply for. Simply, the more scholarships/grants you apply for, the better.
Below, look at the following suggested websites to search and apply for scholarships:
BigFuture CollegeBoard Scholarship
Scholarship information is based on the College Board’s Annual Survey of Financial
Conduct a scholarship search to find the ones that match your strengths and skills
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Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF)
Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
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and more for you.
Federal Student Aid
Get help paying for college. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Florida Student Scholarship & Grant Programs
Seniors may apply for state-funded scholarships and grants by submitting the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA).
Hispanic College Fund
Scholarship information for Latino students.
Apply for micro-scholarships at various colleges/universities
A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information – including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. – from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process
Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
Registered users matched with scholarships, bursaries, and grants that fit his or her
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room, and board.
Discover scholarships that others have never heard of, small and unique scholarship opportunities.
Deadline: Feb 28
More Information: Please see Ms. Almaraz in the Guidance Office – This scholarship is for students who plan on attending Traviss or Ridge Technical College
The Ridge League
Deadline: March 6
More Information: Please see Ms. Almaraz in the Guidance Office – Scholarship applicants will be judged on the required Statements, Community Service, Financial Need, GPA and Leadership
Alpha Kappa Alpha Academic Scholarship Application
Deadline: March 19
Minimum GPA: 3.2 or Higher
Minimum SAT: 900
Minimum ACT: 19
Award Amount: $1,000
More Information: Please see Ms. Almaraz in the Guidance Office
LULAC 7265 Scholarships
Deadline: March 30
Minimum GPA: 3.75 – 4.0
Award Amount: $500
More Information: Please see a School Counselor in the Guidance Office – Must be of Hispanic Heritage
2020 Florida School Counselor Association Scholarship
Deadline: April 3
Award Amount: $250
More Information: Scholarship applicants should show:
Intent to enroll in a postsecondary institution in the upcoming summer or fall following high school graduation.
The application requires a 250-500 words response to:
How do school counselors and school counseling programs positively impact
students and their success?
High School student application: https://forms.gle/FKkiCsSTG6g326yg6
B. Davis Scholarship
Deadline: May 22
Award Amount: $1,000
More Information: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
AAO Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: May 29
Award Amount: Varies
More Information: www.robinwagmanaao.org
Scholarship applicants must be Polk County, Florida residents, and senior student-athletes who exemplify courage and persistence in the face of hardship or adversity. Maintaining high academic standards and sportsmanship, despite facing any number of personal challenges, is essential.
Deadline: Spring of 11th grade year
Minimum SAT: 1000
Minimum SAT: 22
Award Amount: Varies Up to $180,000
More Information: https://www.marines.com/becoming-a-marine/officer/nrotc-scholarships.html
The William F. Wilkerson Scholarship
Deadline: March 30
Minimum: GPA- 2.5
Award amount: $1,000
Number of awards: 2
More Information: Must have 50 hours of community service (provide copy of log) and be enrolled in Ridge Technical College or Traviss Technical College. See Ms. Almaraz for a copy of the application.
Florida Retired Educators Foundation (FREF)
Deadline: Jan 20
Award amount: $4,000 over a four-year period ($1000 dollars per year)
Other information: Seniors who wish to become a teacher. Community service hours and ACT/SAT test scores are needed. Minimum SAT score – 1000 or above and ACT 22 or above. Please see Ms. Almaraz for a copy of the application.
Madison Holleran Mental Health Action
Deadline: Feb 1
Award amount: $2,000
Number of awards: 4
More Information: The scholarship opens on October 19th, write a 1,500 word essay on creating an innovative mental health program for high schools around the US. Please see Ms. Almaraz for a copy of the application.
Diana Simmons Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: Feb 23
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Award amount: $1,400
More Information: Students must have at least 100 hours of community service, must take the ACT or SAT, focus on academics and write an essay. See Ms. Almaraz for a copy of the application
Deadline: June 19
Award amount: $500
More information: Open to all athletes regardless of the sport and send a 500-1000 word essay. Check out the website for essay questions and to submit your application.