Florida Scholarships

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First 10 Florida scholarships:
The Jan La Belle Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
Up to $15,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
November 15
Applicant must be an individual with a disability. Must be a Florida resident. Must be an individual 16 to 24 years of age who is entering as a first time student at any institution of higher learning, whether academic or vocational.
Contact:
Family Network on Disabilities, Inc. Phone (727) 523-1130 or (800) 825-5736 2196 Main Street, Suite K, Dunedin, FL 34698 www.fndusa.org
ChairScholars Florida Program
 
Amount:
Full-Tuition
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Dec 01
The Florida Program is available to students attending public schools in the Florida counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Volusia, Sarasota, and Polk. These scholarships provide either full tuition for a bachelor's degree through any of Florida's public universities or community colleges, or tuition assistance for vocational training. To qualify for a scholarship, students must: * Have a serious physical disability * Be eligible for their school's 'Free or Reduced Lunch Program' * Have at least a 'C' scholastic average * Be enrolled in a Florida public school in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Volusia, Sarasota, or Polk County.
Contact:
Chair Scholars Foundation 16101 Carencia Lane Odessa, FL 33556-3278 PH: (813) 926-0544 or (888) 926-0544 FAX (813) 920-7661 Website: www.chairscholars.org E-mail: chairscholars@tampabay.rr.com URL: www.chairscholars.org/florida.html
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Award
 
Amount:
Minimum $1000
Awards:
2000
Deadline:
December 5
To be considered for the program, a student must: Be a full-time high school senior in a community served by Comcast. Be nominated by high school principal or guidance counselor. Demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities or through work experience. Maintain a grade point average of 2.8 or higher. Plan to attend an accredited nonprofit college, university, or vocational/technical school in the United States.
We the Students Scholarship
 
Amount:
First place - $4,000 Second place - $2,000 Third place - $1,000 Honorable Mention - $500 (2 prizes)
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
December 13
Essay contest. The Contest is open to all United States citizens or legal residents who are students (1) in Grades 9-12 attending public, private, religious, and charter schools but who are no older than 19 as of the end of the Contest Period (December 1), (2) enrolled in a GED or correspondence school program but who are no older than 19 as of the end of the Contest Period, or (3) attending a homeschool program who are no younger than 13 as of the beginning of the contest period and no older than 19 as of the end of the Contest Period.Students must attend school in one of the following states, territories, or district, regardless of their state of residence: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, the District of Columbia, all U.S. Territories, and American Armed Forces Schools Abroad. All essays must be submitted by your teacher.
Contact:
The Bill of Rights Institute 200 North Glebe Road, Suite 200 Arlington, VA 22203 Fax: 703.894.1791 Phone: (800) 838-7870 ext.10 E-mail: essaycontest@billofrightsinstitute.org Website: www.billofrightsinstitute.org
The Alarm Industry Foundation of Florida (AIFF) Scholarships
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
December 15
Must be Florida resident. U.S. Citizen. For use at an accredited Florida 4-year College, University, Junior College or Vocational Technical School. It is preferable that the Scholarship be accepted in person by the recipient at the AAF Annual Convention held in Orlando; or at another appropriate venue in the recipient's district. Completed or will complete a High School College Preparatory Course of Studies in the current academic year. Have a 3.0 or better GPA in the Junior and Senior years of High School; Score 1,000 or m ore on the SAT (or an ACT score of 21). Exception to GPA and SAT Scores: If exceptional circumstances dictate, the AIFF Scholarship Committee can award a scholarship to a student who does not meet the GPA or SAT criteria. Candidates for a needs based scholarship must have taken, or be taking the college preparatory course of studies; have a 2.0 or better GPA in the Junior and Senior years of High School; score 800 or more on the SAT (or an ACT score of 18).
Contact:
Alarm Industry Foundation of Florida 1830 N University Dr #329 Plantation, FL 33322-4114 Phone: 954-748-7779 E-mail: aiff@fla-alarms.org FX: 425-944-4272
Access to Better Learning and Education Grant Program (ABLE)
 
Amount:
$1161 per year (2013-2014 rates)
Awards:
Unspecified
Deadline:
Contact
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 insti- tution. 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 pro- gram 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.
Contact:
Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance, State Scholarship and Grant Programs, 325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400. Contact OSFA toll-free at 1-888-827-2004.
Bonner Scholar Scholarships
 
Amount:
$4500
Awards:
1600
Deadline:
Varies by College
Open to students actively involved in community service and/or social justice issues. Financial need.
Contact:
Bonner Foundation 10 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 Phone: 609-924-6663 Fax: 609-683-4626 E-mail: info@bonner.org Website: www.bonner.org
Redlands Christian Migrant Association Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Contact
* Intended for the continuing education of former or current high school graduates from migrant and seasonal farm working and rural poor families. * Application, essay, letters of recommendation, and high school transcript.
Contact:
Redlands Christian Migrant Association Attention: Susan Vega PO Box 728 Zellwood, FL 32798 Phone: (800)282-6540 Email: mcbridejune@msn.com
FFMT Minority Teachers Education Scholarship
 
Amount:
$4000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
For Fall Semester: August 1 For Spring Semester: November 15
* Be a resident of the State of Florida. * 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 FFMT's participating universities/colleges. * Be a junior and have not earned a baccalaureate degree in Education. * Have earned 60 credit hours or an AA degree. * Have not exceeded 18 hours of upper division education courses at the time of application.
Contact:
FFMT G 415 Norman HallPO Box 117045 Gainesville Florida 32611E-mail: info@ffmt.org Fax: (352) 846-3011 www.ffmt.org
Torchbearers Foundation Scholarship
 
Amount:
1000
Awards:
Minimum 5
Deadline:
Contact
Scholarships are open to Caribbean nationals as well as persons born outside of the Caribbean to Caribbean parents. All applicants must be residents of the Caribbean or South Florida.
Contact:
Torchbearers Foundation Inc. P. O. Box 450635 Sunrise, FL 33345-0635 Phone: 305-992-3767 Email: info@torchbearersfoundation.com Scholarship Queries: scholarship@torchbearersfoundation.com