Florida Scholarships

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First 10 Florida scholarships:
SACAC Extend the Dream Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May
Applicant must be a current high school senior graduating from a public, private, parochial high school or home school located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or the Caribbean Applicant must be accepted by and plan to attend an accredited, non-proprietary, technical, community or four-year college in the fall following his/her graduation Applicant must have at least a 2.75 grade point average for grades 9-12. Applicant must have financial need Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to community service, social justice issues, and/or leadership qualities Applicant must submit ACT and/or SAT scores
Contact:
The contact person for the scholarship is SACAC Grants Chair, Joyce Mai (joyce_mai@ncsu.edu).
Hispanic Police Officer's Association (HPOA) Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000-$4000
Awards:
14
Deadline:
May 3
This program is open to any dependent child of an HPOA member in good standing and current on membership dues and m embers who have retired in good standing that were members for a minimum of 4 years. The dependent must be attending a regionally accredited college or university in the school term to begin in the Fall Semester . The dependent's career objective and degree must be focused towards law enforcement, law, corrections, or ano ther aspect of criminal justice; however, unrelated course majors are eligible.
Contact:
Hispanic Police Officers Association 1470 NW 107 Avenue, Suite P Miami, Florida 33172 305 - 594 - 1173 If you have any questions, please call 305 - 594 - 1173 www.hpoadade.org
Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
26
Deadline:
May 29
Must be African-American. U.S. Citizen. Florida Resident. Minimum 3.2 GPA. Must be enrolled in a graduate business program in Florida for the Winter, Spring or Summer Term. Must plan to pursue career in South Florida. Submit essay.
Contact:
Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship Fund Attention: Scholarship Committee 1160 NW 87 Street Miami, Florida 33150-2544 Phone: 305-371-2711 Website: www.miamifoundation.org or www.jackituckfield.org
Achieving the Dream Scholarship
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 31
This scholarship competition is open to all students of Hispanic descent, from Florida's First Coast, who will be at least a college freshman during the fall term. Further scholarship requirements can be found on the FCHCC and MHAAB's websites. The application requires a 450-word essay, proof of enrollment or pending enrollment at an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university and a cumulative GPA average of 3.0 or better. Applications can be found online at www.fchcc.com.
Contact:
Location: P. O. Box 57972, Jacksonville, FL 32241 Website: www.fchcc.com
The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund New!
 
Amount:
$1500
Awards:
Deadline:
May 31
1. Student must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate ornamental horticulture program or related discipline at a four-year institution, must be currently enrolled in good standing and must carry a full-time compliment of courses at time of application and during the semester the scholarship is granted. 2. Also, student must be in a junior or senior standing at time of application in a four-year curriculum (having completed the first two years and at least two horticulture courses) or a graduate student standing in a horticultural masters or doctoral program. 3. Student must be a resident of one of the 16 SNA states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia) although attendance at an institution within these states is not mandatory. The student must be a citizen of the U.S. 4. For the most recent two years (four years for graduate students), a minimum grade point average of 2.75, based on a scale of 4.0, is required for undergraduate students or 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 for graduate students. 5. Preference will be given to those applicants who plan to work in any aspect of the industry (including owning their own business) following graduation and those in financial need. 6. Previous scholarship recipients may reapply; however, each is limited to a maximum of 2 scholarship awards.
Contact:
Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund P.O. Box 801513, Acworth, GA 30101 Ph: 678.813.1880, Fax: 678.813.1881 Email: info@sbmsef.org Website: www.sbmsef.org
Florida Nurses Association Scholarship New!
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
June 1
Each year, the foundation provides registered nurses and nursing students with scholarships and grants in Florida. Please see website for a detailed listing of available scholarships and eligibility information.
Contact:
1235 E. Concord St. Orlando, FL 32803 Phone: (407)896-3261 Fax: (407)896-9042 Email: info@floridanurse.org Mailing Address: P.O. Box 536985 Orlando, FL 32853-6985 Website: www.floridanurse.org
Southern Automotive Women's Forum Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
July 1 and December 1
Applications are not accepted on-line. To be considered for any SAWF scholarship, you must submit your application and all attachments by U.S. Mail to the address provided on the application and it must be postmarked by the required deadline. The following general guidelines are currently utilized by SAWF to select scholarship recipients: Female graduate or soon to be graduate from a high school in a Southern state, who is or will be attending a college or university in a Southern state. Southern states include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Female interested in or currently pursuing a career in the automotive industry. Female enrolling in or enrolled in a full time or part time (at least 6 hours per semester) associate, technical, undergraduate or graduate accredited program, with a preference towards ABET-accredited programs in automotive, manufacturing, industrial maintenance, machine tooling, engineering (EAC), computing (CAC), and technology (TAC) located in the South. The following eligibility requirements are currently utilized for all SAWF scholarships: Scholarships available only for use in pursuit of a two-year certificate/degree, four-year undergraduate degree, or graduate degree from a college or university accredited by ABET, Inc., the American Bar Association, the Accrediting Commission for Business Schools, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, or another similar accrediting association. Full time or part time (at least 6 hours per semester) enrollment required. Required minimum grade point averages are an overall grade point average of 2.5 and a grade point average of 3.0 in his/her major. Individuals may submit applications before graduating from high school or receiving a GED.
Contact:
Southern Automotive Women's Forum 618 Church Street, Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37219 E-mail: info@southernautowomen.org Website: www.southernautowomen.org
Barnes Scholarship
 
Amount:
$15,000 per year x 4 years
Awards:
4
Deadline:
Oct 15
The Barnes Scholarships target college-bound high school seniors who have overcome significant obstacles in their lives while remaining committed to academic achievement and community service. Open to high school seniors from these Florida counties: Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee.
Contact:
Contact Person: Nancy Waclawek, Fund Director at Phone: (727) 893-8780 or E-mail: waclawek@sptimes.com. Website: www.sptimesfund.org
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
Being An American Essay Contest
 
Amount:
First place - $4,000 Second place - $2,000 Third place - $1,000 Honorable Mention - $500 (2 prizes)
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
November 20
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.beinganamerican.org