Florida College Grants

College grants are monies provided to students to help pay tuition and to assist with other educational expenses. Grants, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid. The primary basis for awarding a grant is based on the student’s financial need. Florida’s college students have access to a number of grants.

Eligible Florida college students may apply for a federally funded Pell Grant. These grants are typically awarded to low-income undergraduate students. There are over 5,400 participating post-secondary schools where students may use their Pell Grants. The amount of the grant depends upon the student’s expected family income, the cost of enrollment, and the student’s course load.

Grants for Florida Residents

In addition to these federal grants, the state of Florida offers many grant opportunities to eligible students. Most state-funded student aid programs require that recipients be Florida residents. Residency typically means that students must reside within the state of Florida for at least twelve months immediately prior to the first day of classes for the academic year for which the grant is awarded.

There are a number of grants available to eligible Florida residents. One of the grants available to Florida undergraduate students is the ABLE (Access to Better Learning and Education). Another very popular grant is the First Generation Matching Grant Program (FGMG). FGMG grants are only offered to students who have demonstrated a financial need, and whose parents have not earned a baccalaureate or higher degree.

FGMG is one of the state of Florida’s decentralized program grants, which means each participating institution determines application procedures, deadlines, student eligibility, and award amount. This program is available at Florida state universities and community colleges.

Like the FGMF, the William L. Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) is a decentralized program. It provides tuition assistance to undergraduate students attending eligible private, non-profit Florida colleges or universities.

College students in Florida who are of Hispanic descent may be eligible for the Jose Marti­ Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund. Like most other grants, this is a need-based program. This grant, however, is a merit scholarship. Application must be made during the student’s senior year in high school. Students who have already completed high school may apply, but priority is given to high school seniors. This grant’s viability is subject to funds from private sources as well as by State appropriations.

Grant Requirements

Most grants are renewed annually. However, renewal is not automatic. Virtually all grants require that students earn a prescribed number of credits. Usually enrollment must be for a minimum of “half” time and the grant award may be adjusted depending on the number of hours the student attends. Additionally, the student must maintain a specified GPA.

The amount of money awarded by a grant is dependent upon a number of factors. Since the majority of grants are government-funded, these amounts can fluctuate from year to year. For the 2010-2011, the maximum Pell grant for a full-time student will be approximately $2,775 per semester. For 2009-2010, the maximum FRAG grant was $2,529. Students not qualifying for the maximum amount may still be eligible for some grant money.

Florida students may apply online at www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org to complete the initial application. The application process is fairly simple, and can usually be completed in about fifteen minutes. Program deadlines vary and the student must make sure that the application is completed prior to the deadline.

Some programs, including the FRAG and the FGMG, require that students apply directly through their college or university. The school’s financial aid office can provide complete, detailed information on these grants, and can assist prospective students with completing and filing the necessary paperwork.

Each year, millions of dollars are left untouched by prospective or current students that are in the dark about scholarships and grants for college. There are a variety of federal, state and private corporations and organizations in Florida that offer funds for school and grants that are awarded based on academic merit or need.

Programs Offered in the State of Florida

Below is a complete list of State of Florida Grant and Scholarship Programs administered by the Office of Student Financial Assistance with application process, amount of award, and eligibility and renewal requirements.

Access to Better Learning and Education Grant Program

To be eligible for the Access to Better Learning and Education (ABLE) Grant, the student must:

  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A student’s residency and citizenship status are determined by the postsecondary institution. Questions regarding such status should be directed to the financial aid office or admissions office of the institution the student plans to attend.
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Not have previously received a baccalaureate degree.
  • Enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours per term, or the equivalent at an eligible Florida college or university in a baccalaureate degree program.
  • Meet Florida’s general eligibility requirements for receipt of state aid.
  • Not be enrolled in a program of study leading to a degree in theology or divinity.

Visit www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org to learn more about the ABLE Grant Program.

Cost of Attendance and Adult Norm-Referenced Disability Testing

To qualify to have testing costs included in the COA, the student will:

  • Have documented learning disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
  • Be required by their institution to complete adult norm-referenced tests for placement in appropriate accommodations.
  • Have documented receipts of such testing.
  • Be a Florida resident.
  • Be enrolled at least 6 semester hours or the equivalent per term.
  • Be enrolled in a degree, certificate, or diploma program at a Florida private or public postsecondary institution.

Visit the fact sheet on this program at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org to learn more.

First Generation Matching Grant Program

To qualify for a First Generation Matching Grant, the student must:

  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A student’s residency and citizenship status are determined by the postsecondary institution. Questions regarding such status should be directed to the financial aid office or admissions office of the institution the student plans to attend.
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Not have previously received a baccalaureate degree.
  • Be accepted at a Florida state university or Florida college (public community college) and enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours per term as a degree-seeking undergraduate student.
  • Meet additional eligibility requirements as established by the postsecondary institution.
  • Be a first generation college student. A student is considered “first generation” if neither of the student’s parents earned a college degree at the baccalaureate level or higher. A student who regularly resided with and received support from only one parent who did not earn a baccalaureate degree would also be eligible.
  • Have met the eligibility requirements in Section 1009.50, Florida Statutes, for demonstrated financial need for the Florida Public Student Assistant Grant, by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

To learn more, visit www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

To qualify for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, the student must:

  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A student’s residency and citizenship status are determined by the postsecondary institution. Questions regarding such status should be directed to the financial aid office or admissions office of the institution the student plans to attend.
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Meet specific coursework and minimum grade point average (GPA) and test score requirements which are outlined on the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) website.

For more, visit www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org.

ATS – The Academic Top Scholars award, announced by the Florida Department of Education before the end of the fall term after all term one disbursements are reported, is awarded to the Florida Academic Scholar with the highest academic ranking in each county (based on the product of multiplying the Bright Futures GPA and the highest qualifying SAT/ACT test score).

The recipient receives a cost per credit hour award established by the Florida Legislature in the General Appropriations Act in addition to the Florida Academic Scholars award. For current year award amounts visit www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org.

NEW – Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA does not have to indicate financial need; however, it must be complete and processed error-free prior to a student’s first disbursement of the 2011-12 academic year. Visit the website at www.fafsa.ed.gov for online processing.

See the fact sheet at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org for more info.

Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Program

To be eligible for the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Program, a student must:

  • Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen while meeting Florida’s residency requirement for receipt of state student financial aid. A student’s citizenship and residency statuses are determined by the postsecondary institution.
  • Have earned 60 credit hours or an Associate of Arts degree.
  • Be a junior and have not earned a baccalaureate degree in education.
  • Have not exceeded 18 hours of upper division education courses at the time of application.
  • Have and maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Be a member of one of the following racial groups: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan native.
  • Be newly admitted into a teacher education program at any of the program’s eligible participating postsecondary institutions.

For more, see the fact sheet on this scholarship at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistance Grant Program

To qualify for a Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistance Grant, the student must:

  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A student’s residency and citizenship status are determined by the postsecondary institution. Questions regarding such status should be directed to the financial aid office or admissions office of the institution the student plans to attend.
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Not have previously received a baccalaureate degree.
  • Enroll for a minimum of 180 clock hours per term (or equivalent of 6 semester credits) at an eligible and participating Florida college (public community college) or career center.
  • Meet Florida’s general eligibility requirements for receipt of state aid.

For more, see the fact sheet on this grant at
www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Florida Resident Access Grant Program

To be eligible for a Florida Resident Access Grant, the student must:

  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A student’s residency and citizenship status are determined by the postsecondary institution. Questions regarding such status should be directed to the financial aid office or admissions office of the institution the student plans to attend.
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Not have previously received a baccalaureate degree.
  • Enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours per term at an eligible Florida college or university in a baccalaureate degree program.
  • Meet Florida’s general eligibility requirements for receipt of state aid.
  • Not be enrolled in a program of study leading to a degree in theology or divinity.

For more information, see the fact sheet on this grant at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Florida Student Assistance Grant Program

To be eligible for a Florida Student Assistance Grant, the student must:

  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A student’s residency and citizenship status are determined by the postsecondary institution. Questions regarding such status should be directed to the financial aid office or admissions office of the institution the student plans to attend.
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Not have previously received a baccalaureate degree.
  • Enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours per term, or the equivalent, in an associate or baccalaureate degree program at an eligible institution to participate in the FSAG Public, FSAG Private, or FSAG Postsecondary programs.
  • Enroll for 9-11 credit hours per term, or the equivalent in an associate or baccalaureate degree program at a state university or Florida college (public community college) in order to participate in the FSAG Public program three-quarter time.
  • Enroll for 6-8 credit hours per term, or the equivalent in an associate or baccalaureate degree program at a state university or Florida college (public community college) in order to participate in the FSAG Public program half-time.
  • Meet Florida’s general eligibility requirements for receipt of state aid.

For more information, see the fact sheet on this grant at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Florida Work Experience Program

To qualify for the Florida Work Experience Program, the student must:

  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A student’s residency and citizenship status are determined by the postsecondary institution. Questions regarding such status should be directed to the financial aid office or admissions office of the institution the student plans to attend.
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Not have previously received a baccalaureate degree (unless enrolled in an eligible educator preparation institute).
  • Enroll for a minimum of six credit hours per term or 180 clock hours at an eligible college or university currently participating in FWEP in an associate or baccalaureate degree program, or
  • Enroll no less than half-time in a career certificate program consisting of no less than 450 clock hours of instruction at an eligible career center, or
  • Enroll as no less than a half-time student in good standing at an eligible educator preparation institute.
  • Maintain the equivalent of a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

For more information, see the fact sheet on this program at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Jose Marti­ Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund

To qualify for a Jose Marti­ Scholarship, the student must:

  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A student’s residency and citizenship status are determined by the postsecondary institution. Questions regarding such status should be directed to the financial aid office or admissions office of the institution the student plans to attend.
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Be of Spanish culture, born in or having a natural parent who was born in either Mexico, or a Hispanic country of the Caribbean, Central or South America, regardless of race.
  • Have earned, by the end of the seventh semester, a minimum unweighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in high school for an undergraduate scholarship, or a 3.0 institutional cumulative GPA for undergraduate college work if applying for a graduate-level scholarship.
  • Enroll as a degree-seeking student at an eligible postsecondary institution and enroll each academic term for a minimum of 12 credit hours for undergraduate study or 9 credit hours for graduate study.

For more information, see the fact sheet on this grant fund at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship Program

To qualify for a Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship, the student must:

  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A student’s residency and citizenship status are determined by the postsecondary institution. Questions regarding such status should be directed to the financial aid office or admissions office of the institution the student plans to attend.
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Not have previously received a baccalaureate degree.
  • Enroll at Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Florida A&M University, or Florida Memorial University as a degree-seeking, undergraduate student for a minimum of 12 credit hours per term or the equivalent. Applications must be obtained from financial aid offices at Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Florida A&M University, or Florida Memorial University.
  • Have earned a minimum, unweighted, cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, for high school subjects credited towards a diploma.

For more, see the fact sheet on this scholarship at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

(not funded for 2011-12)

The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program provides scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who show promise of continued academic achievement. This program is offered through the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and administered by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA).

As established by ED, the maximum annual award amount is $1,500 per year. Program funds may be used at eligible institutions across the United States.

For more, consult the fact sheet on this program at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Rosewood Family Scholarship Program

To qualify for a Rosewood Family Scholarship, the student must:

  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Not have previously received a baccalaureate degree.
  • Enroll full-time at an eligible participating postsecondary institution in a program of study leading to an undergraduate degree, a certificate, or a diploma.
  • Applicants must provide copies of documents of ancestry by April 1.
  • Mail these copies to: Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance, State Scholarship and Grant Programs, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1314, Tallahassee 32399-0400.

To learn more, consult the fact sheet on this program at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans and Servicemembers

Eligible recipients of these scholarships must be the child or spouse of a servicemember who:

  • Died as a result of a service-connected disability(ies) sustained while on active duty; or
  • Has been certified by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs as having a service-connected 100% permanent and total disability; or
  • Was classified as a prisoner of war or missing in action by the Armed Forces of the United States or as civilian personnel captured while serving with the consent or authorization of the United States Government during wartime service for a dependent child to receive scholarship funding.

The child or spouse will:

  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A student’s residency and citizenship status are determined by the postsecondary institution. Questions regarding such status should be directed to the financial aid office or admissions office of the institution the student plans to attend.
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Not have previously received a baccalaureate degree.
  • Enroll in an undergraduate degree or certificate program for a minimum of six credit hours, 180 clock hours, or the equivalent, per term at an eligible participating postsecondary institution.
  • Meet State of Florida’s general eligibility requirements for receipt of state aid.

Additional Specific Initial Eligibility Requirements for Children:

  • Dependent child of a qualified veteran or servicemember whose official military and residency status is certified by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Between the ages of 16 and 22.
  • Will receive educational opportunity until such a time as the parent so classified as prisoner of war or missing in action is returned alive or until classified otherwise.

To learn more, see the fact sheet on this scholarship at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Talented Twenty Program

To qualify for this program, the student must:

  • Be enrolled in a Florida public high school and graduate with a standard diploma.
  • Be ranked in the top 20% of the class after the posting of seventh semester grades.
  • Submit test scores from the Scholastic Reasoning Test of the College Board or from the ACT of the American College Testing program prior to enrollment to a university in the State University System.
  • Complete all eighteen core course requirements for state university admission, (BOG Regulation 6.002(6)(c), FAC).

To learn more, see the fact sheet on this program at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Barnes Scholarship

The Barnes Scholarship is worth up to $15,000 a year for four years at an accredited U.S. college or university. Four winners are selected each year from public and private high school in West Central Florida (counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus). The award is based on academic achievement, financial need, community service and evidence of having overcome significant hurdles in life to succeed academically.

The application deadline will be in mid-October each year.

The scholarship is named for its founder, Andrew Barnes, former CEO and chairman, of Times Publishing Company.

For more information about the Barnes Scholarship, contact:

Nancy Waclawek
Director of the St. Petersburg Times Fund, Inc.
727-893-8780
waclawek@sptimes.com

or visit www.tampabay.com.

Bridgewater College State Incentive Grant

The Bridgewater College State Incentive Grant is a renewable grant awarded to incoming freshmen and transfers who are residents of the following states: Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania or West Virginia.

Central Florida Orchid Society Scholarship

The Central Florida Orchid Society is offering a $3,000 Scholarship to upper-level full-time students pursuing degrees in Horticulture and the Agricultural and Life Sciences. The recipient of the scholarship may enroll in the following major courses of study or a closely related field:

  • Horticultural Sciences
  • Horticultural Production
  • Plant molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Agriculture and Biological Engineering
  • Botany
  • Entomology and Nematology
  • Landscape and Nursery Horticulture
  • Plant Science, Agronomy and Plant Pathology

To learn more, visit www.cflorchidsociety.org.

EMU National Scholars Program

The EMU National Scholars Program is a four-year award that pays 30 credit hours per year (15 per semester) of out-of-state tuition differential.

The student must be a new freshman or new transfer student with a minimum 3.50 GPA and a resident of a state other than Michigan or Ohio to be considered. Freshmen recipients must live in university housing the first two years of this award.

Florida Dental Assisting Student Scholarship

Applicants for the Florida Dental Assisting Student Scholarship must have lived in Florida for at least two years; be enrolled in a dental assisting program approved by the Florida Board of Dentistry; and have completed a minimum of one grading period with a 2.5 GPA.

Students must show current financial status on application; provide a letter of reference from their dental assisting program director validating their financial need, and provide a grade transcript from dental assisting program or high school, or GED scores.

To learn more, visit www.enotes.com.

JSU Alabama McGee Scholarship

The JSU Alabama McGee Scholarship is for approximately $2,000. Any Non-Alabama resident with 28 or above ACT score or SAT score of 1260 or above may apply. Visit the JSU website for more information.

The American Board of Certification of Teacher Excellence – Teach and Inspire Scholarship Program

Applicants for the Teach and Inspire Scholarship must:

  • Hold US citizenship or permanent residency
  • Have a bachelor’s degree
  • Not hold a renewable teaching license
  • Be willing to make a 3-year teaching commitment in a high-need area in South Carolina, Mississippi or Florida

Graduating seniors are welcome to apply within two weeks of their official graduation date. Visit the JSU website to find out more.

The Heidelberg College Out of State Grant

In order to qualify for the Heidelberg College Out of State Grant, the applicant must be resident of a state other than Ohio and attend Heidelberg College. This grant is renewable for four years as long as the student is making satisfactory academic progress. Visit the Heidelberg College website for more info.

Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation Scholarship

An annual college scholarship is rewarded as an inspiration to a survivor in order that they may achieve their full potential in life. Residents of the Jacksonville, Florida area and New York Metropolitan area including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passiac and Union Counties in New Jersey who have had a diagnosis of leukemia or cancer prior to the age of 21 are eligible.

Academic record, leadership ability, moral character and need are some of the attributes considered in selecting the winner each spring. The recipient must be enrolled or planning to enroll full time in an accredited college or university and will receive $1,500 yearly for up to four years.

The application deadline for the Jacksonville area is April 20, and May 20 for the NY/NJ area.

Aileen Lee Scholarship

Aileen Lee Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen at the University of Oregon each academic year in recognition of students who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence throughout their high school career in leadership, service and academic excellence.

  • Applicants must be out-of-state students beginning their first year at the university
  • Awarded to three men and three women
  • Funds are divided evenly between fall and winter terms
  • Award is $250-$500

Charles J. “Chuck” Browne Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scholarships shall be awarded to the members in good standing of the Federation of Public Employees or the Federation of Private Employees, their spouses, registered domestic partners, children, legal dependents, or grandchildren. Membership in good standing is defined as being a dues-paying member for a minimum of one year, with dues current.

Scholarship recipients can only be awarded a scholarship one time. The Federation staff is ineligible to participate in the Scholarship fund. Scholarship recipients will receive the awards payable to their educational institution only and the awards can be used for tuition, books and dorms. A scholarship recipient will not lose the award for non use in the two years if in that period the recipient was in active military duty.

The number of scholarships and the amount will be determined in the near future.

Please Call Chris at (954) 797-7575 x228 and request an application and fill out the application in its entirety.

The subject of the 500-word (minimum) essay should be on “Organized Labor’s contribution to the welfare of the people of North America.” The essay may include charts, graphs, attachments and media devices such as videos or CDs. Also include copies of your transcripts showing your grade point average, documentation on voluntary activities and a brief written essay on your long-term career goals.

The winner’s essay questions may be posted on our upcoming website; therefore, please submit a hard copy as well as a diskette or CD of the essay question.

  • The applicant and member must sign the application prior to it being submitted.
  • All applications must be submitted no later than the posted deadline (September 9th).
  • The applications should be mailed to the address listed below:
    1700 NW 66th AVE, Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33313

Learn more at www.federationmembers.org.

UNCF Verizon Foundation Scholarship

The Verizon Foundation has provided scholarships for students who major in the fields business, engineering and information technology. Additional fields include computer electronics, network administration and international business.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be Undergraduate Freshman, Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior, or Undergraduate Senior
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Eligible Majors: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Human Resources, Accounting, Business, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Retail Management
  • Eligible Schools: Miles College, Oakwood University, Stillman College, Talladega College, Tuskegee University, Philander Smith College, Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Florida Memorial University, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Paine College, Spelman College, Dillard University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Rust College, Tougaloo College, Bennett College, Johnson C. Smith University, Livingstone College, Shaw University, Saint Augustine’s College, Wilberforce University, Allen University, Benedict College, Claflin University, Morris College, Voorhees College, Fisk University, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Huston-Tillotson University, Jarvis Christian College, Texas College, Wiley College, Saint Paul’s College, Virginia Union University, Howard University.

To learn more, visit www.uncf.org.

AQHF Joan Cain Florida Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship Program

Scholarship assistance will be awarded to a member of the American Quarter Horse Association or American Quarter Horse Youth Association. Applicant must be a Florida resident and member of the Florida Quarter Horse Association to qualify. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, academic merit and American Quarter Horse involvement.

Recipient will receive a $1,000 one-year scholarship.

The Negro Spiritual Scholarship

The “Negro Spiritual” Scholarship Foundation works with Orlando Opera to sponsor a vocal competition for sacred music performed by the solo voice in characteristic Negro spiritual style.

Senior high school students of eleventh or twelfth grade level who are of Afro-ethnic descent may enter a statewide vocal competition to rehearse and perform these arranged Negro spirituals. Students who enter the competition must work with a voice teacher to learn a new piece of music sent to them, and to meet the high vocal standards of this competition. Winners (one male and one female) claim the coveted Grady-Rayam Prize In Sacred Music, a college tuition assistance grant for $3,000.

Runners up (one male and one female) gain $2,000 as a college tuition assistance grant. All singers who make it to the final round receive a cash award of one hundred dollars.

Visit the foundation’s website to learn more.

Salute to Education

Salute to Education is a non-profit high school scholarship program for students in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Since its inception in 1994, STE has granted over $2.83 million in scholarships to over 2,700 students.

The scholarship application is available in late August/early September with a deadline date of January 26th. Students must have a 3.0 GPA, must be a U.S. citizen, participate in one school activity and be active in community service.

The applications will be judged by a panel of civic, community and business leaders. Students may apply in 1 of 10 categories. To learn more, visit salutetoeducation.com.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study fellowship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. CBYX annually provides 75 young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany.

The program begins in July and includes two months of intensive German language training in Germany (no prior German language knowledge required), four months of classroom instruction at a German university or college of applied sciences, and a five-month internship in each participant’s career field.

The CBYX for Young Professionals program is intended primarily for young adults in business, vocational, scientific, engineering, technical, and agricultural fields, though applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply. Participants actively participate in securing their internship positions with assistance from our partner organization in Germany, the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit, and are expected to cover incidental expenses as well as represent the U.S. diplomatically while abroad.

Program highlights include:

  • Full-year scholarship including round-trip transatlantic flight, university tuition, language training, living stipend, and program-related travel costs in Germany
  • Health and accident insurance
  • Two months of German language training in Germany
  • Four months of study at a German university or university of applied sciences
  • Five-month internship in a German-speaking work environment
  • Accommodation in a German home or student residence
  • Orientation, midyear, and final evaluation seminars in Washington, D.C., New York City, and various German cities
  • Support provided by a network or regional German offices throughout the course of the program
  • Membership in the CBYX Alumni Network
  • The application deadline is December 1st, annually for the program beginning the following July

Learn more at www.cdsintl.org.

Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a deserving student with a history of migrating for employment in agriculture who has successfully completed one year of college.

This support will 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.

This scholarship is made available through a generous endowment from a concerned individual for the education of children of migrant farmworkers. The donor wishes to remain anonymous.

The award will provide up to $2,000 per year for a maximum of three years and, if needed, additional support not to exceed $2,000 per year for three years for repayment of approved educational loans accrued for post-secondary education resulting in a baccalaureate degree. The student has the option to apply for two additional years of financial assistance at the same level for graduate studies.

Requirements include:

  • Recent history of movement for agricultural employment
  • Scholastic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Successful completion of at least one year at an accredited post-secondary institution

To learn more, visit www.migrant.net.

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    ILIVE WITH MY AUNT GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL. MY AUNT IS UNABLE TO PAY FOR MY COLLEGE. I WONT TO BE A TEACHER.

    I LIVE IN COCOA FLORIDA. GRADUATE FROM HIGH TRYING TO GO TO COLLEGE I WANT TO BE A TEACHER . UNEMPLOYED AT THIS TIME .

  2. The “Negro Spiritual” Scholarship Foundation now offers two competitive grant opportunities for musicians (singers and pianists) either beginning or already pursuing undergraduate college studies. Visit http://www.gradyrayam.org and follow the COMPETITIONS link for complete information.

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