A Resource from the College & Career Center & Dr. Jacobson
COLLEGE BOARD OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS
FAFSA (opens in December) (senior year)
Normally opens in October-will open in December for 2023-2024
Before each year of college, apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. Your college uses your FAFSA data to determine your federal aid eligibility. Many states and colleges use FAFSA data to award their own aid. After submission, you’ll receive your Student Aid Report.
Florida Financial Aid-Bright Futures (opens in October) (seniors year)
Florida Financial Aid Scholarships & Grants-Bright Futures
Apply for the grants and scholarships beginning October 1st!
You must complete the FFAA application for First-Time Applicants in October:
State Scholarships and Grant Programs
- Access to Better Learning and Education Grant
- Benacquisto Scholarship Program
- Bright Futures Scholarship
- Effective Access to Student Education
- First Generation Matching Grant
- Florida Farmworker Student Scholarship
- Florida Student Assistance Grant (Career Education)
- Florida Work Experience Program
- Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant
- Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship
- Rosewood Family Scholarship
- Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans
National Merit Scholarship
National Merit Scholarship
How to Enter the Competition:
High School students who meet published program entry and participation requirements enter the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) at the specified time in the high school program, usually as juniors. Each year's PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test designated for entry to a particular year's competition. For example, the 2021 PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test for entry to the competition for scholarships to be awarded in 2023. The 2022 PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test for entry to the competition for scholarships to be awarded in 2024.
Registration for the test is by high school rather than individual student. Interested students should see their counselor at the beginning of the school year to make arrangements to take the PSAT/NMSQT at the school in the fall.
Note: The PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9 will not be considered for entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program. The PSAT/NMSQT is the official route of entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Osceola Education Foundation Scholarships (opens in November) (senior year)
Scholarship Reviewers/Applicants Each spring, The Education Foundation provides scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to attend universities, state colleges, technical colleges or vocational programs. Ranging from $500 to $18,000, numerous scholarship opportunities are available to high school graduating seniors. Students only need to fill out one on-line application for over 100 scholarship opportunities.
Application opens in November
Ranging from $500 to $18,000, numerous scholarship opportunities are available to high school graduating seniors. Students only need to fill out one on-line application for over 100 scholarship opportunities.
Student Eligibility - Osceola County student or resident
The National College Match is a college admission and scholarship process through which high-achieving, low-income students can be admitted early with full four-year scholarships to QuestBridge college partners.
Things Parents & Students Need to Agree On
Bottom line: You cannot NOT communicate with your parents or grown-ups about the financial cost for attending college, university, or even a technical or vocational college. You. Don't. Know. Everything. You need to communicate your after-high school plans to see if it's financially feasible for you and your grown-ups. Check out the article on the link below for more insight on the "6 Things Parents and Students Need to Agree on About Paying for College".
The Scholarship Plug
The Scholarship Plug's mission is to empower students and families with the information needed to successfully plan “early” to fund their dreams. Many of The Scholarship Plug's strengths are exhibited while assisting students and families on their quest towards obtaining the best financial aid packages and scholarship opportunities.
SCHOLARSHIPS BY GRADE LEVEL
VARIOUS SCHOLARSHIPS BY CONTENT
Scholarships for Immigrants, Migrants, and Those Seeking Political Asylum
Additional Special Scholarship Websites
Florida Realtors Education Foundation Scholarships
College Scholarships Offered by Florida Realtors Education Foundation
Here to help deserving Florida students offset the costs of college or graduate school.
Earn micro-scholarships as early as 9th grade and discover your path to the best college for you.
RaiseMe is a free platform that offers college planning and scholarship resources to both high school students and academic advisors.
For scholarships & details: https://www.raise.me/how-it-works
Scholarships for Undergraduate STEM Majors
Undergraduate means that you are pursuing an associates (two-year) degree or a bachelor's degree (4-year) degree.
Check out this website for a STEM Scholarships for Undergraduates:
Financial Aid for Hispanic Students
Check out this website for a short list of scholarships for Latino, first-generation, migrant, and undocumented students:
Tech, college, university specific scholarship sites
Florida State University Scholarship Bulletin Board
For a review of FSU's scholarships, check out their website:
University of Central Florida Scholarship Bulletin Board
For review of UCF's scholarships, check out their website:
University of Florida Scholarship Bulletin Board
For review of UF's scholarships, check out their website:
University of South Florida Scholarship Bulletin Board
For review of USF's scholarships, check out their website:
Universal Technical Institute: https://www.uti.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-grants
Valencia College Scholarship Bulletin Board
For a review of Valencia College's programs & scholarships, check out their websites:
EVEN MORE SCHOLARSHIPS...
5 Best Florida Scholarships: https://www.bestcollegereviews.org/scholarships/state/florida/
Broke Scholar: https://www.brokescholar.com
Heisman High School Scholarship: Heisman High School Scholarship (heismanscholarship.com)
Lockheed Martin Stem Scholarships: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/communities/stem-education.html
Pettable Scholarships: Pettable Scholarships for 2022 - Apply Today
Puerto Rican Parade Scholarship Fund Program: Scholarship – Florida Puerto Rican Parade & Festival
Scholarship Informer: www.scholarshipinformer.com
Scholarship Plug: https://www.thescholarshipplug.com/
The Best Scholarships in Florida: https://www.collegerank.net/scholarships-in-florida/
Top 175 Scholarships: https://www.mometrix.com/blog/scholarships-for-college/
United Negro College Fund: Scholarships - UNCF
UpliftED- Scholarships for Central Florida Students: https://upliftedcf.org/scholarships
Xello for Juniors and Seniors Has Scholarships!
Seniors and Juniors: How to Access Xello Scholarships
- Log into your Classlink account.
- Go to the Xello app.
- On the right side of your Xello dashboard, click on College Planning under Goals & Plans.
- In Local Scholarships, click View My Scholarships.
- Click the blue button (Search for Local Scholarships).
- Start your Scholarship Research!
- Stay on top of your deadlines.