Student Success Scholarships


Bright Futures (BF) Scholarship Information for Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars (GSC)

The 2016 Florida Legislature created a new Bright Futures Scholarship Program award, the Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars award. Please review the attached Question and Answer document, prepared by Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), which will provide specifics about the award.

If you need additional assistance, please call OSFA Customer Service at 888-827-2004 and request to speak to a program specialist.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 11th year.

We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Scholarship Deadline   –  June 14, 2018.

Application Process

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:

Full details are available on our site.

The 2018 SACAC Extend the Dream Student Scholarship application is now LIVE!!!

High school seniors are encouraged to apply for one of the ten $1,000 scholarships awarded this year!

For more information and to access the online application, please visit
The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 15, 2018 and winners will be chosen by mid-May

Last year we had a local winner from Haines City High School IB, Misael Ortiz! This year it could be YOUR student.


Bright Futures (BF) Scholarship Information for Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars (GSC)

The 2016 Florida Legislature created a new Bright Futures Scholarship Program award, the Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars award. Please review the attached Question and Answer document, prepared by Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), which will provide specifics about the award.

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#2 HS Attach Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars Questions and Answers

If you need additional assistance, please call OSFA Customer Service at 888-827-2004 and request to speak to a program specialist.

The Scholarship Programs below are accepting applications from students between January 9, 2018 and March 15, 2018.  Please read the application instructions on the website carefully before applying.

1. Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards – February 2, 2018 (300 Awards – $4,000)
Click Here. 

2. We the Students Scholarship – February 5, 2018 (15 Awards – $5,000)
Click Here.

3. ExploraVision Awards – February 8, 2018 (40 Awards – $10,000)
Click Here. 

4. AFSA Scholarship – March 15, 2018 (90 Awards – $5,000)
Click Here. 


5. Harris Poll Scholarship – January 31, 2018 (1 Award – $1,000)
Click Here.

6. SP Scholarship – January 31, 2018 (10 Awards – $10,000)
Click Here.

7. VIP Scholarship – January 31, 2018 (1 Award – $5,000)
Click Here. 

8. YDI Scholarship – January 29, 2018 (1 Award – $1,000)
Click Here.

 2018 Suncoast Credit Union Scholars

The Suncoast Credit Union is awarding two (2) $2,000 Suncoast Credit Union Scholars scholarships to high school seniors in Polk County through the Polk Education Foundation. To be eligible to apply, candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • be high school seniors attending public or private school or be homeschooled
  • have demonstrated financial need
  • be enrolled in accredited 4-year college/university, 2-year college or technical school in Florida
  • begin post-secondary school in 2018-19 academic year
  • use scholarship funds for tuition, required educational institution fees, and/or other direct course-related expenses required of all students enrolled in the course of instruction
  • NOT be Directors, employees, or family members of Directors or employees of Suncoast Credit Union, Members Title Company, Members Insurance

Services, Members Trust Company or Suncoast Realty Solutions LLC.

For details on how to apply for a scholarship in Polk County:

CONTACT: Susan Copeland

[email protected]



Polk Education Foundation Website Scholarship Page

Note: Scholarship information may not be available until application opens on the date below.

Applications will be accepted January 22, 2018, through February 14, 2018.


The scholarships below are accepting applications between December 11th, 2017 and January 31st, 2018.  For more details about each scholarship and the eligibility requirements, read the details below carefully.

$1,000 (1 Award)

Feldco Windows, Siding & Doors Scholarship 

Deadline: January 15, 2018

For Eligibility: Click Here

Scholarship Deadlines

$1,000 (1 Award)

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: January 30, 2018

For Eligibility: Click Here

$4,000 (100 Awards)

Union Plus Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2018

For Eligibility: Click Here

$1,000 (1 Award)

Hamilton, Hull and Byrd Giving Back Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2018

For Eligibility: Click Here

Featured Scholarships

$1,000 (1 Award)

Harris Poll Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2017

For Eligibility: Click Here


$5,000 (1 Award)

VIP Scholarship

Deadline: December 31​​​​​​​, 2017

For Eligibility: Click Here


$10,000 (10 Awards)

College Scholarship for High School Students

Deadline: December 31​​​​​​​, 2017

For Eligibility: Click Here


$1,000 (1 Award)

You Deserve It Scholarship

Deadline: December 29​​​​​​​, 2017

For Eligibility: Click Here

Greetings from Concordia College Alabama!

My name is Norman Richards and I’m the Director of Recruitment here at Concordia College Alabama in historical Selma, Alabama. We are excited about your 2018 Senior Year.

  • Total cost of our college is $17,020 a year (No out-of-state tuition fee)
  • Minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 on their final high school transcript to be accepted 
  • Our institutional scholarships start at a 2.5 GPA. For example, if your students have a 3.0 GPA and a 18 ACT or 860 SAT, they will qualify for $5000 in scholarships. The high their GPA and ACT/SAT score the higher the scholarship amount. Our scholarship deadline is, May 31, 2018
  • Concordia College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associates and bachelors degrees.         

Students can apply online at by click on “Apply Now” and the application fee will be waived


Institute of Marine Technology Announces                           National Training Conference 

Organizers Seek Industry Participation, Input

December 12, 2017 – Warner University’s Institute of Marine Technology has announced plans for a national Marine Industry Training Conference, slated for June 14, 2018 at the Warner University campus in Lake Wales, FL.

Designed to bring together a broad mix of industry representatives ranging from OEMs to aftermarket manufacturers, marine retailers, marina operators, industry associations and other interested parties, the training symposium will focus on the future of the marine industry and its career development requirements, embracing all facets of employment needs.

“As the lack of quality trained marine personnel becomes more prevalent, we thought it would be important to initiate an open discussion to cross multiple industry platforms, with the goal to address both short and long-term employment needs and to begin collaborating toward a plan,” said event organizer Justin Maley, Administrator of the Institute of Marine Technology.

Maley has spoken directly to multiple industry businesses and says the enthusiasm for this dialog is encouraging. 

“At this stage, we simply wanted to announce the date and invite industry advocates to share ideas for potential agenda inclusion,” said Maley. “We welcome feedback from all sectors of the industry and look forward to finalizing details the first quarter of 2018.”


The Warner University Institute of Marine Technology, located at Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida, offers the most advanced marine technical training program in North America. Based in Central Florida, IMT is accredited and directed by highly experienced technical educators who bring global perspective to the classroom, including high level military and special forces training expertise.

IMT students enjoy a true university educational experience that is unique to the traditional technical training environment. Students have options for program certifications or Applied Science of Technology degrees, with flexible full time or part time enrollment, along with on-campus living or commutes. However, all IMT students will access the university’s state-of-the-art, full-service marina training center where they are taught all aspects of boats and watercraft.

In addition, IMT sports exclusive access to a 7,000 acre lake and marina facility dedicated exclusively to testing and live laboratory demonstrations. Students work and train utilizing real-world equipment and gear including name brand powerboats and personal watercraft that are five years old or newer, along with inboard engines, outboard 2-stroke and the newest 4-stroke product. As part of the student career counseling program, IMT helps to facilitate real-world internship and entry level programs through established marine industry partnerships and affiliations. 

To discuss or provide agenda recommendations regarding the 2018 Marine Industry Training Conference, contact Justin Maley at[email protected].

For more information about Warner University’s IMT Program visit www.warner.eduTo speak with an admissions representative or to schedule a tour call (863) 638-1426 or email [email protected] 

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Three changes to requirements this year:

  1. No longer require a picture with application
  2. The SAR (Student Aide Report) will be the ONLY form of financial documentation we will accept, so students must do FAFSA NOW, they cannot wait till the last minute, more specifically the same time they want to apply.   FAFSA reports will not be accepted, we are looking only for EFC’s (Estimated Family Contribution from SAR) to give to committees to use.
  3. There will be no minimum GPA to apply using online application.  Each award has its own criteria and the computer program will screen for the applicable GPA.  Students should preview the scholarship list in advance to see what they qualify for.  All awards will be offered online unless they start later than the online application opening or have other criteria we can’t meet online.  We will send those to you electronically if that happens.***When the student starts an application and enters their student ID number, all personal and academic info is populated in from Genesis, including their service hours.  The program will then show them all they meet the minimum requirements for and they must thoroughly read the criteria to figure out what they still qualify for.  For example, the program may screen and show them an award they have the minimum GPA, test scores and service hours for, but, it is requirements they attend FSU.  If they do not plan to attend FSU they should not apply.  The program cannot screen for all variable so they still have to do some reading to find what fits them.
    As in years past there is no minimum Community Service hours or test scores to apply, each award will have their own so services hours and test scores must be entered right before or right after Christmas break.  Hours can be updated at any point BEFORE student hits submit, after that and application is complete there is no going back.

Each award will not only have its own criteria, it may have other requirements like an additional essay, or letter of acceptance from a college.  It is important all required docs are submitted or a student is disqualified from that award pool.

  • To apply, students must
  1. Be in line to graduate from a public or charter high school (some donors may qualifiers to that)
  2. have passed Alg 1 EOC, or have 97 or better on PERT
  3. have passed FSA reading or, 19 ACT or 430 PERT
  4. include Student Aid Report from FAFSA

Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018.

We will award this scholarship to the applicant who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics

+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on August 31, 2018.

Interested students may visit and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website’s homepage. Here you’ll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form. 

AES Scholarship Renewed  –  2018

AES is supporting  higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study.

To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at

We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.

Amount of award:   $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2018

The Scholarship Programs below are accepting applications from students between December 4, 2017 and January 9, 2018.  Please read the application instructions on the website carefully before applying.

1. American Ecologist Initiative Scholarship - December 31, 2017 (3 Awards - $850)Click Here 2. Youth Forward Scholarship - December 31, 2017 (6 Awards - $1,000)Click Here3. Profile in Courage Scholarship - January 4, 2018 (7 Awards nbv- $10,000)Click Here4. Ron Brown Scholarship - January 9, 2018 (10 Awards - $40,000)Click HereFEATURED SCHOLARSHIPS

5. Harris Poll Scholarship - December 31, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)Click Here 6. SP Scholarship - December 31, 2017 (10 Awards - $10,000)Click Here 7. VIP Scholarship - December 31, 2017 (1 Award - $5,000)Click Here 8. YDI Scholarship - December 29, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)Click Here 

The University of Alabama
“What is the The Blount Scholars Program” you ask?
The short line:
The Blount Scholars Program is an innovative liberal arts initiative structured as a four-year living and learning community at The University of Alabama.  It features small, seminar-style classes, extensive exposure to faculty, and an integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum leading to a minor in Liberal Arts.  In addition to their scholastic pursuits, students are exposed to a wide variety of organized and impromptu social activities.  First-year Blount students, along with many of their upper class counterparts, live and take classes in the Blount Living and Learning Center, a premier campus residence hall specifically designed to integrate social and intellectual life. This integration provides Blount students with the atmosphere of a small liberal arts college in the midst of a major research university.
Blount students are a diverse group in terms of both their backgrounds and their interests.  They come from all walks of life and every region of the country.  They major in a variety of different disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, hard sciences, and arts as well as in more applied disciplines such as engineering, business, and education.  They belong to a wide array of social organizations and honors societies.  What unites them is curiosity, intellectual engagement, a desire to seize the opportunities available to them at the University, and the conviction that a liberal arts education prepares them not simply for employment, but for a well-rounded and well-informed life.
Advantages to enrolling in Blount Scholars include:
Small Classes
First-year seminars are capped at 15 students; thereafter, seminars are capped at 12 students. Blount students currently enjoy priority course registration.
Intensive Interaction with Faculty
Blount courses are taught by award-winning faculty in disciplines across the University. Because of the small course size, Blount students work closely with their professors and receive individualized instruction.
Scheduling Flexibility
Because the program is built around the minor, Blount students can easily pursue any major and participate in other organizations and honor societies at the University.  In any given year, approximately 90 percent of Blount students also participate in the Honors College.
Admission to the program is competitive and any incoming student at the University of Alabama may apply.  The Blount application form can be found at We accept applications throughout the year as space in the entering class permits, though we encourage interested students to apply by December 15th for priority consideration.
The longer line:
How long do you have?  I’d be delighted to answer any questions you may have or provide a thicker description of the program and its students via email, telephone, Skype, or in person.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me.
My thanks for your time at what I realize is a very busy time of year.
Yours truly,
Frederick Whiting, PhD
Director, Blount Scholars Program
Associate Professor of English
The University of Alabama
[email protected]
(205) 348-1706

Upcoming Scholarships:

4. Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship – January 15, 2018 (5 Awards – $5,000)
Click Here!


5. Harris Poll Scholarship – December 31, 2017 (1 Award – $1,000)
Click Here!

HBCU Jump Off 

The Historical Black Colleges and Universities, titled: The HBCU Jump Off, is an annual educational program that provide scholarships for students in need. The HBCU Jump Off Educational Program awards numerous scholarships to deserving students to better assist them to step toward their educational dreams and goals to attend an Institution of Higher Education.


The 2018 – Jump Off will feature presentations by admission representatives from Florida’s four HBCU’s:


    • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M University
    • Bethune-Cookman University
    • Edward Waters College
    • Florida Memorial University

In addition, information will be provided on the financial aid application process, Writing Winning College Essays and the Importance of Maintaining an Electronic-Portfolio.


The HBCU’s will be accepting students on the spot. All interested students will need to bring a completed application, American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) test scores, and official high school transcripts in a sealed envelope if they wish to be admitted on the spot.


Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided to all attendees. 

Silver Garland Application


  • Applications due 12/16
  • Must attend interview for Consideration


Corp Scholarships

  • Attend College, serve after = $180,000
  • Must be accepted to a college 1st
  • Contact your local Marine recruiter



POLK STATE COLLEGE – Foundation Scholarship

  • Applications are available between 02/1/18 – 03/15/18


POLK STATE COLLEGE – Public Service Scholarship

  • Applications are available between 02/1/18 – 03/15/18
  • Maintain GPA 2.75 weighted or above
  • Complete minimum 50 documented Community Service hours
  • 2 year Scholarship – worth $7822. Doesn’t cover books
  • Must maintain GPA thru college and be full time college student after graduation
  • Must also continue community service hours in college. 80 hours – 40 fall/ 40 spring


Check Out Raise Me

A  great organization that helps students manage their achievements and apply for scholarships.



High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico can apply to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the 2018-2019 school year!

High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible, and must be active in their community through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations.

Don’t miss your chance to become a BURGER KING Scholar. Apply today!


The application period for the 2018-2019 school year is open from Oct. 15, 2017 through Dec. 15, 2017.


  • Dec. 1: Students who complete their applications by Dec. 1 will receive priority consideration for our  admissions scholarships. We don’t require essays or letters of recommendations, so applying is fast and easy.
  • Jan. 1: Applicants who complete the FAFSA by Jan. 1 will receive priority consideration for financial aid.

There’s also still time to register for our final 2017 Tour & Talk events! This popular series invites students and their families to tour our waterfront university and share in a class with one of our professors.  

Benenati Law Firm Future Leaders Scholarship

Click Here to Apply!

Our scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students nationwide who plan on attending, or are currently attending, an accredited 4-year college/university or 2-year accredited community college in the Fall of 2018. Applicants must be pursuing a legal, medical, or business-related degree. Special consideration will be given to members of a family that have recently been injured in a car accident.

Scholarship Details

o    Funds will be sent directly to the college you plan on attending

o    Scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000

o    Applications are due no later than 11:59pm EDT on May 31st, 2018

o    We’ll announce a winner in July 2018

  • Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

o    You must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States.

o    You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

o    You or someone in your immediate family was involved in a personal injury accident.

o    Scholarship is available for high school seniors and current college students nationwide.

o    Must be attending an accredited 4-year college/university or a 2-year community college for Fall 2018.

o    A current transcript MUST be submitted for consideration.

o    A 500-word minimum essay explaining your future study and career plans and how your life experiences have influenced your goals.Special consideration will be given to members of a family that have recently been injured in a car accident.

o    Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application for consideration.

o    Scholarship due May 31, 2018.



“B. Davis Scholarship”

The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2018.

Please visit our website at to read about us and to apply for our scholarship.  While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.

Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.  We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success.  The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.

The deadline for applications is May 22, 2018

Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Click Here!

High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2018 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.

Applications for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted online until January 4, 2018. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online. You may also follow us on Facebook.

We look forward to honoring these deserving student leaders next spring


  • Hispanic Heritage Month Art & Essay Contests (Grades 4-5, 6-8, 9-12)


Contest is open to all 4th through 12th grade students in the state of Florida. Three winners will be selected: one elementary (4-5) student, one middle (6-8) student, and one high school (9-12) student.

Awards: Winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Winners will receive awards at Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration to be held in Tallahassee. Reasonable travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the winners and one immediate family member. Winners will be notified after September 19, 2017.

  • Project Weather Scholarship


The Project Weather Scholarship Contest is a one-time award of $1,000 presented to seven high school seniors who excel in science. The scholarship is granted as a part of Bay News 9’s commitment to educating children about science and weather.

  • Back to School ScholarshipsFastweb Back To School Scholarship List
    • List of available scholarships to jump start the scholarship search
    • Counselors & Students encouraged to create a FastWeb account to receive constant updates
  • Scholarship Themes – List of FastWeb Scholarship Themes
    • List of themed scholarships to jump start the scholarship search
    • Counselors & Students encouraged to create a FastWeb account to receive constant updates
  • The Gates Scholarship (it’s back!)


Basic Eligibility

To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national or permanent resident
  • A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

  • Wendy’s High School Heisman


Requirements: GPA: 3.0+; Participate in at least one of the 47 sports recognized sponsored by your school : Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bobsleigh, Bowling, Boxing, Canoeing/Rowing, Cross Country, Curling, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian (Dressage/Eventing/Jumping), Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating (Figure or Speed), Judo, Karate, Lacrosse, Luge, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Skateboarding, Skiing (Alpine, Biathlon, Cross Country, Free-Style, Jumping), Snowboard, Soccer, Softball, Spirit/Cheerleading, Sports Climbing, Surfing, Swimming (or Synchronized), Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track & Field, Trampoline, Triathlon, Volleyball (or Beach), Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling. From

  • Coca-Cola Scholarship


Requirements: High School Senior pursing higher education.

Scholarship Search Engines and Scholarship Programs

  • Scholly– A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)
  • Fastweb – Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
  • Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
  • Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
  • com– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
  • Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
  • HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund– The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
  • American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
  • Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.

Click here for information about the Brooks Law Group Scholarship for the fall

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship