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Access to Better Learning and Education Grant Program
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education
Office of Student Financial Assistance
State Scholarship and Grant Programs
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1314
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Eligibility: Applicants must be Florida residents for at least a year and first-time undergraduate students enrolled in degree programs (except theology or divinity degrees). Applicants must meet Florida's general state aid eligibility requirements and enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester. Award renewable for up to nine semesters. Participating institutions determine application procedures, deadlines and student eligibility. Award amount determined by the Legislature in the General Appropriation Act each year.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Contact the financial aid office at eligible Florida colleges and universities.
Website: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

Aida White Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Pinellas Education Foundation
12090 Starkey Road
Largo, FL 33773
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate unmet financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit an application detailing their academic performance, participation in sports and extracurricular activities, volunteer work and employment history.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.pinellaseducation.org

Al Downing Jazz Scholarship
Sponsor: Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 2240
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
Eligibility: Applicants must have participated in a jazz band during their senior year. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Students must submit a recorded audition and an essay about the importance of jazz in their life. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.aldowningjazz.com/

Allen C. Clark Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

American Association of University Women Sue Gotticent Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled or intend on enrolling in the State of Florida College/University system. Students must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Applicants must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

American Legion Department of Florida General Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Florida
Elizabeth Douglas, Programs Director
1912A Lee Road
Orlando, FL 32810
Eligibility: Applicants must be direct descendants of American Legion members in good standing or deceased U.S. veterans who would have been eligible for membership. They must be seniors at accredited Florida high schools who plan to pursue undergraduate study upon graduation. Funds must be used within four years of graduation, excluding active military service.

Amount: $500-$2,500
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and copy of documentation of veteran's service are required.
Website: http://www.floridalegion.org

Animal Health International FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be under 23 years of age and current members of FFA. Applicants must be residents of one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 8
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Anne Sturrock Nursing Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Anti-Pesto Scholarship
Sponsor: Anti-Pesto
13596 66th Street N.
Largo, FL 33771
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or currently enrolled college students with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must be residents of Florida. Applicants must be majoring in entomology, biological control or environmental science.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.antipesto.com

BAMA Scholarship
Sponsor: Bay Area Manufacturers Association
1050 Starkey Road #501
Largo, FL 33771
Eligibility: Applicants must submit a resume, two letters of recommendation, grade transcripts and an essay outlining their academic and professional goals. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.bama-fl.org

Bank of America Minority Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Applicants must be Palm Beach County residents.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

Birdsong Peanuts FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must produce peanuts or come from peanut-producing families. They must also be current FFA members under the age of 23 working towards degrees in agriculture or agribusiness at U.S. institutions. Applicants must be residents of Alabama, Florida or Georgia. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 8
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Bradley Collins Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Applicants must be a household and/or community leaders. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

Career Journalism Scholarship
Sponsor: Tampa Bay Times Fund
490 First Avenue S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Eligibility: Selection is primarily based on demonstration of unmet financial need, diversity, academic achievement and commitment to a career in journalism.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: January 20
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.tampabay.com

Carl E. Brooks Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must have documented financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit proof of parent's immigrant status, a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and a personal essay describing their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Chet and Jannett Perry Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must enter college within the year immediately following high school graduation. Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Colonial Bank Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Preference is given to minority students. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

Couse-Gram Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Applicants must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Curwen-Guidry-Blackburn Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Southern Bowling Congress
9817 Miller Road
Sherwood, AR 72120
Eligibility: Students must be high school seniors and currently bowling in a USBC Certified Youth League. Students must reside in a Southern Bowling Congress member state which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. Applicants must have bowled in a USBC Certified Youth League three of four years in high school and have bowled 75 percent of the league schedule. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and achieved an ACT composite score of 20 or SAT composite score of 1410.

Amount: $750
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official high school grade and credits transcript with a minimum of six semesters of information that includes ACT and/or SAT scores and a personal letter of recommendation from high school principal or counselor are required.
Website: http://www.southernbowlingcongress.org/

David G. Robinson Arts Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate diligence, leadership, community service experience, strong moral character and financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Deborah Snyder Scholarship
Sponsor: Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach
311 Peruvian Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted to a college or university. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit an application detailing their academic performance and volunteer work as well as a personal statement explaining their educational goals.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: May 20
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.palmbeachpreservation.org

Dixie Boys Baseball Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Dixie Boys Baseball
P.O. Box 8263
Dothan, AL 36304
Eligibility: Applicants must plan to pursue undergraduate studies at a college or university. An application, financial statement, two recommendation letters, proof of baseball participation, transcript and essay are required. Selection is based on class rankings, strong school and community leadership and financial need. Programs are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Amount: $1,250
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://baseball.dixie.org

Dixie Youth Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Dixie Youth Baseball, Inc.
Johnny Berthelot, Chairman Scholarship Committee
110 South Bolivar Street
Suite 207
Marshall, TX 75670
Eligibility: Applicants must have been registered on a Dixie Youth Baseball team participating in a franchised Dixie Youth Baseball Inc. league prior to reaching age thirteen. Selection is based on financial need, scholastic record and citizenship. Programs are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Contact your local league officials or a district, state or national director for an application, and applications are also available online.
Website: http://youth.dixie.org/

Doc Keen Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must have belonged to 4-H or FFA for at least two consecutive years. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Applicants must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, SAT and/or ACT scores, grade transcripts, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Doris W. Frey Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate commitment to Christian service. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, SAT and/or ACT scores, grade transcripts, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Dr. Robert W. Sims Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Florida Association of Educational Data Systems
c/o Ms. Marsha Cole, FAEDS Scholarship Chairperson
Duval County Public Schools
3047 Boulevard Center Drive, Team Center B, 2nd Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and residents of Florida. They must be enrolled in or plan to enroll in a postsecondary degree program in computer science, information technology or a related subject at an accredited school in Florida. They must be full-time students and must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, resume, three recommendation letters, a degree program description and a personal essay are required.
Website: http://www.faeds.org

Dunbar Heritage Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Students must enter college within the year immediately following high school graduation. Applicants must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Earl I. Anderson Scholarship
Sponsor: American Radio Relay League Foundation
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111-1494
Eligibility: Applicants must have some form of ham radio operating license, be residents of Florida, Illinois, Indiana or Michigan, major in electronic engineering or a related technical field and be ARRL members.

Amount: $1,250
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available online. Completed applications must be submitted by mail.
Website: http://www.arrl.org/the-arrl-foundation

Edward T. Bedford Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate record of academic excellence in athletics, artistry, literary, musical or other pursuits.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

Ellen Sheppard Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Applicants must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required. Preference will be given to students in their first year of college.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Excellence in Service Award
Sponsor: Florida's Office of Campus Volunteers
Florida Campus Compact
1801 Miccosukee Commons Drive
Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at an accredited public or private institution of higher education within the state of Florida.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: July 21
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacompact.org/awards/

Family District 1 Scholarships
Sponsor: American Hellenic Education Progressive Association
1909 Q Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors, high school graduates or current undergraduate or graduate students who plan to attend a college or university full-time during the calendar year of application. They must be residents of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee or Florida.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 15
How to apply: Applications are available online. The current application must be used and must be sent by certified mail and return receipt requested.
Website: https://ahepa.org/Education-Scholarships.htm

Fastline Publications FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants may be from Iowa or Texas and working toward two-year degrees in agricultural business management, farm and ranch management, livestock management or agricultural sales and marketing. Applicants may also be from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina and working toward four-year degrees in agricultural business management, farm and ranch management, livestock management or agricultural sales and marketing. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: An application form is required.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Faye Lynn Roberts Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must be age 21 or older with a demonstrated financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

First Generation Matching Grant Program
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education
Office of Student Financial Assistance
State Scholarship and Grant Programs
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1314
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Eligibility: Applicants must submit applications and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Each university determines its own deadline.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are at the financial aid offices of state universities.
Website: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education
Office of Student Financial Assistance
State Scholarship and Grant Programs
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1314
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Eligibility: Applicants must earn a Florida high school diploma or equivalent, have not been found guilty or pled no contest to a felony charge and meet the award's academic requirements. Applicants must also be Florida residents, U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens and be accepted by and enrolled in an eligible Florida public or private college or vocational school at least quarter time. Application must be completed during the senior year of high school.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: High school graduation
How to apply: Apply by completing the Florida Financial Aid Application. The application is available online at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org or from your high school guidance counselor.
Website: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

Florida Engineering Society University Scholarships
Sponsor: Florida Engineering Society
P.O. Box 750
Tallahassee, FL 32302
Eligibility: Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors enrolled in an undergraduate engineering program at a Florida university. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or more, and they must be U.S. citizens or residents of Florida. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 11
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, a transcript and one recommendation letter are required.
Website: http://www.fleng.org

Florida Engineers in Construction Scholarship
Sponsor: Florida Engineers in Construction
125 South Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate juniors or seniors enrolled in an accredited degree program in engineering at a Florida university. They must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and must have plans to pursue a career in construction. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 11
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, a transcript and one letter of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.fleng.org

Florida Governor's Black History Month Essay Contest
Sponsor: Volunteer Florida
Black History Month Committee
3800 Esplanade Way
Suite 180
Tallahassee, FL 32311
Eligibility: Applicants must be Florida students in grades 4-12 and compose an essay on the given topic. Winners receive a four-year full scholarship to a Florida state college or university and a trip to the Governor's Black History Month celebration.

Amount: Full tuition
Deadline: January 20
How to apply: Applications are available online. A parental waiver, essay and student's contact information are required.
Website: http://www.floridablackhistory.com

Florida Oratorical Contest
Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Florida
Elizabeth Douglas, Programs Director
1912A Lee Road
Orlando, FL 32810
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

Amount: $500-$18,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available by contacting the local American Legion Post.
Website: http://www.floridalegion.org

Florida Striders Track Club College Scholarship
Sponsor: Florida Striders Track Club
P.O. Box 413
Orange Park, FL 32067
Eligibility: Applicants must have resided in Northeast flordia for a minimum of two years at the time of applying. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit an application detailing their running achievements, academic accomplishments, extracurricular involvement and leadership experience.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 11
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridastriders.com

Florida Student Assistance Grant Program
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education
Office of Student Financial Assistance
State Scholarship and Grant Programs
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1314
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Eligibility: There are three student financial aid programs: The Florida Public Student Assistance Grant is for students who attend state universities and public community colleges. The Florida Private Student Assistance Grant is for students who attend eligible private, non-profit, four-year colleges and universities. The Florida Postsecondary Student Assistance Grant is for students who attend eligible degree-granting private colleges and universities that are ineligible under the Florida Private Student Assistance Grant. High school students in the top 20 percent of their classes receive priority funding.

Amount: At least $200
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applicants must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Website: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

FOWA Scholarship for Outdoor Communicators
Sponsor: Florida Outdoor Writers Association
24 NW 33 Court
Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32607
Eligibility: Applicants must be students at Florida colleges or universities or students from any school whose applications are endorsed by a FOWA member or faculty advisor. They must have a career goal that entails communicating love and appreciation of hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. Selection is based on essay, faculty advisor or FOWA member endorsement, scholastic merit and extracurricular activities. Preference is given to journalism and communications majors.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 16
How to apply: Applications are available online. A cover page, essay, resume and letter of endorsement are required. Other supporting materials will be considered.
Website: http://www.fowa.org

Frances Harris Gresham Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Applicants must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, SAT and/or ACT scores, grade transcripts, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Frank and Marie Cleary Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Applicants must be a parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Pahokee. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

George E. Judd Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Applicants must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, SAT and/or ACT scores, grade transcripts, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Gina Auditore Boner Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Applicants must provide evidence of participation in extracurricular activities related to advertising, journalism, marketing or graphic design. Students must also demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

Harry and Bertha Bronstein Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Special preference is given to students who are either handicapped or a minority student.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

Irene Gibson Clay Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

Isabel Mayer Kirkpatrick Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicant must have a GPA between 2.7 and 3.3. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership skills and involvement in sports and extracurricular activities. Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, SAT and/or ACT scores, grade transcripts, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

J. Hugh and Earle W. Fellows Memorial Fund
Sponsor: J. Hugh and Earle W. Fellows Memorial Fund
Pensacola State College
1000 College Boulevard
Pensacola, FL 32504
Eligibility: Students must be a U.S. citizen of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa or Walton County, Florida; must be of good moral character and must have been accepted at, or be currently enrolled at, an accredited school in the appropriate field of study.

Amount: $160,000
Deadline: Rolling
How to apply: Applications are available by mail or online.
Website: http://www.fellowsfund.org

James Bilder Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations. Preference is given to students who intend on enrolling at a vocational or technical school.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

James F. Davis Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: National Foliage Foundation
1533 Park Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32835
Eligibility: Applicants must be rising freshmen or undergraduates at an accredited postsecondary institution located in Florida. They must be full-time students who are enrolled in or who are planning to enroll in a degree program in horticulture or a related subject. They must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: January 15
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, personal essay and two letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.nationalfoliagefoundation.org

Jane H. Berktold Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must have documented financial need. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and a personal essay describing their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Jimmy Rane Foundation
P.O. Box 40
Abbeville, AL 36310
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for high school seniors or 2.75 for college students. Selection is based on academic excellence, community involvement, leadership skills, awards and honors and financial need.

Amount: $500-$5,000
Deadline: February 8
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.jimmyranefoundation.org

John and Ellen Sheppard Humane Student Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate belief in a higher power, extracurricular involvement and a commitment to helping others. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

John and Ruth Childe Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Applicants must submit a description of their physical disability, FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

John I. and Madeleine R. Taeni Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must be highly motivated. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Applicants must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

John M. and Mary A. Shanley Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

John S. Atwater Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Applicants must have participated in the criminal justice program for four years.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

Jordan Abdo/Michael Bluett Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must have participated in at least one sport in high school. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit grade transcripts, an essay, SAT and/or ACT scores and a letter of recommendation.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education
Office of Student Financial Assistance
State Scholarship and Grant Programs
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1314
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Eligibility: Applicants must have been born in or have a natural parent who was born in either Mexico or Spain, or a Hispanic country of the Caribbean, Central or South America, regardless of race. Students must plan to attend Florida public or eligible private institutions as undergraduate or graduate students, but graduating high school seniors get preference.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applicants must submit the initial student Florida Financial Aid Application by April 1 and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by May 15.
Website: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

Judge Isaac Anderson, Jr. Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must have documented financial need. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Students must demonstrate strong community ties through history of community service and/or extracurricular involvement. Applicants must intend on enrolling at an accredited educational institution.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Julian and Eunice Cohen Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Applicants must provide evidence demonstrating academic excellence and involvement in extracurricular activities. Students must also demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

Julie Willard Mikell Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate strong community ties through community service and/or extracurricular involvement. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Students must have documented financial need. Applicants must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, SAT and/or ACT scores, grade transcripts, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Laurence E. Barreca Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

Lewis B. Barber Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must intend on pursing a degree in Christian music or Christian education or certification to teach deaf/blind students.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Lisa Bjork Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Applicants must submit an essay in order to be considered for applications.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

Love of Bonita Empowerment Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must have been out of high school for at least two years and have documented financial need. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership skills and involvement in community service and/or sports. Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Lynch Family Legacy Scholarship
Sponsor: The John Lynch Foundation
P.O. Box 172247
Tampa, FL 33672
Eligibility: Applicants must submit an essay and three letters of recommendation. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of academic achievement, athletic performance and community service. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Amount: $15,000
Deadline: January 9
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.johnlynchfoundation.org

Mahindra USA Women in Ag Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture and reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required as well as participation in community service, financial need and leadership ability. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education
Office of Student Financial Assistance
State Scholarship and Grant Programs
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1314
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Eligibility: Applicants must show financial need as determined by the school and meet the application procedures and deadlines of the participating schools.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications may be obtained from the participating schools' financial aid offices.
Website: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

Matthew James Audin Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Applicants should be involved in high school activities. Students should exemplify academic achievement, leadership and personal character.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

Maura and William Benjamin Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate leadership and community service.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

MetLife Foundation FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be working toward four-year degrees in specific areas of agriculture including public service and administration, agribusiness management, range/soil science, public communications, plant or animal breeding and genetics, education, plant pathology, journalism, technology, extension, mechanization, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing or engineering. Applicants must also be residents of one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 8
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Milton J. Boone Horticultural Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

NACA South Student Leadership Scholarships
Sponsor: National Association for Campus Activities
13 Harbison Way
Columbia, SC 29212
Eligibility: Students must hold a significant campus leadership position, demonstrate significant leadership skills and abilities and make significant contributions through on- or off-campus volunteering. Students must attend school in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia or Puerto Rico.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.naca.org/FOUNDATION/Pages/Scholarships.aspx

NACE Eastern Area Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International Foundation
15835 Park Ten Place
Houston, TX 77084-5145
Eligibility: Applicants must be a permanent resident of the United States and be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate in an accredited engineering or physical science degree program at a two or four-year college or university. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have a permanent address within the NACE Eastern Area which includes the following states and/or U.S. Territories: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana (excluding Lake, Porter La Porte, Newton and Jasper counties), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: January 5
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two recommendation forms, an academic transcript and essay scholarship questions are required.
Website: http://nace-foundation.org/programs/students/scholarships/

Northrop Grumman Scholarship
Sponsor: Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
130 East Randolph Street
Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60601
Eligibility: Scholarships are available for students living in each of Maryland's 23 counties, one scholarship for a student living in the city of Baltimore and two scholarships for applicants living in specific counties/communities from the following states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Utah or Virginia. Applicants must have a minimum composite SAT score of 1150 or ACT score of 27 and a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 4
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org

NTA Florida Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: Tourism Cares
275 Turnpike Street
Suite 307
Canton, MA 02021
Eligibility: Applicants must be permanent residents of Florida and be enrolled at an accredited two- or four-year postsecondary institution located in Florida. They must be entering the second year of a two-year program or entering the third or fourth year of a four-year program. They must be studying travel, tourism or hospitality at the undergraduate level. By May of the application year, they must have completed 30 or more credits if in a two-year program or 60 or more credits if in a four-year program. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal essay, a resume, proof of residency, two letters of recommendation and an official transcript are required.
Website: http://www.tourismcares.org/academic-scholarships/

Paul B. & Aline Flynn Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Promise of Nursing Regional Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Student Nurses' Association
45 Main Street
Suite 606
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or resident aliens. They must be enrolled in a nursing degree program at a school located in Georgia (graduate students only), Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey (graduate students only), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, certain areas in California, certain areas in Texas or certain areas in Florida. Selection is based on academic merit, involvement in community health and financial need.

Amount: $1,000-$7,500
Deadline: January 13
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript and other supporting materials are required. $10 processing fee.
Website: http://www.nsna.org

Richard S. Thompson & Marion L. Thompson Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Applicants must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Robert A. Kleckner Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, SAT and/or ACT scores, grade transcripts, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Robert B. and Dorothy Pence Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate diligence, strong moral character and financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, SAT and/or ACT scores, grade transcripts, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Robert C. and Margaret A. Schikora Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must have documented financial need and a B grade average in high school. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership skills and involvement in community service and/or sports. Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Rosewood Family Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education
Office of Student Financial Assistance
State Scholarship and Grant Programs
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1314
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time, undergraduate students who attend state universities, public community colleges or public postsecondary vocational-technical schools. Direct descendants of Rosewood families affected by the incidents of January 1923 receive preference. The descendants must provide family information on the Florida Financial Aid Application.

Amount: Up to $6,100
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applicants must submit the Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Applications online by April 1. Florida residents must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online by May 15. Non-residents must submit the FAFSA in time to receive the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the processor and send a copy of the SAR to the Office of Student Financial Assistance by May 15.
Website: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

Roy W. Likins Scholarship
Sponsor: American Water Works Association - Florida Section
1300 Ninth Street
Suite B-124
St. Cloud, FL 34769
Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate upperclassmen or graduate students who are enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution located in Florida. They must be majoring in a subject that is related to the drinking water industry and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Previous recipients of this award are ineligible. Selection is based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, character and stated career goals.

Amount: $2,500-$25,000
Deadline: May 15
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal statement, official transcript and two recommendation letters are required.
Website: http://www.fsawwa.org

Ruth Messmer Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, SAT and/or ACT scores, grade transcripts, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations. Selection is based on academic achievement and documented history of leadership and community service.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Sandy Ulm Scholarship
Sponsor: Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME)
PO Box 941169
Maitland, FL 32794-1169
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a certificate or master's program in the fields of educational media, library science or related field and be currently taking a course related to their program. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to receive the award and continue to receive it. Applicants must live in Florida, be or intend to become school library media specialists, be members in good standing with FAME and sign a statement that they will be serving as a school library media specialist in Florida within one year after obtain certification or degree. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridamediaed.org/

Sanibel Community Church Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, commitment to Christian faith and financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Silver Knight Award
Sponsor: Miami Herald and El Herald Newspapers
3511 NW 91 Avenue
Miami, FL 33172
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum 3.2 GPA attending private, public or parochial schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties in Florida. Students are nominated by their schools.

Amount: $500-$2,000
Deadline: January 23
How to apply: Contact your high school guidance counselor.
Website: http://www.miamiherald.com/silverknights/

Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship
Sponsor: Simon Youth Foundation
225 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university or technical/vocational school full-time. Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability or national origin, and recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, academic record, potential to succeed, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and an outside appraisal. Awards are given at every Simon mall in the U.S.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 5
How to apply: Applications are available online. Only the first 3,000 applications that the organization receives are considered.
Website: http://www.syf.org

Sister Helen Marie Pellicer Scholarship
Sponsor: The Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
Scholarship Chair
P.O. Box 12608
Tallahassee, FL 32317-2608
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, Florida residents and undergraduate upperclassmen who are majoring in dietetics. They must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a four-point scale. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: November 2
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript and two recommendation letters are required.
Website: http://www.eatrightflorida.org

Southern Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Southern Scholarship Foundation
322 Stadium Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Eligibility: Applicants must have financial need, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate high character and attend or plan to attend Florida A&M University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida State University, the University of Florida, Tallahassee Community College or Santa Fe Community College.

Amount: Room and board
Deadline: March 1 priority deadline
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.southernscholarship.org

SWFL Deputy Sheriffs Association Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Applicants must submit documentation of parent or guardian's employment with Sheriff's Office, a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

The Ryan Wells Scholarship
Sponsor: Pinellas Education Foundation
12090 Starkey Road
Largo, FL 33773
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed a minimum of three semesters of culinary or hospitality courses at the high school level in Pinellas County. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Students must enroll in a culinary or hospitality program within a year of graduation. Applicants must submit letters of recommendation and an essay explaining their professional goals.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.pinellaseducation.org/

Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship Program
Sponsor: The Johnson Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Program
Scholarship Management Services
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who are enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited institution. One parent must be a regular full-time or permanent part-time UPS employee who has resided in Florida for at least twelve months. They must have been employed at UPS at least one year and must be employed there when the awards are announced. Children of UPS retirees and deceased UPS workers are also eligible. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $1,000-$10,000
Deadline: April 15
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.
Website: http://www.johnsonscholarships.org

Thomas William Bennett Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

Tom E. Halley & Carl W. Parks Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Pinellas Education Foundation
12090 Starkey Road
Largo, FL 33773
Eligibility: A GPA between 2.0 and 3.0 is required. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of community service, extracurricular involvement and employment history.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.pinellaseducation.org

Walter and Adi Blum Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 S. Dixie Highway
Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Applicants must be an immigrant to the United States. Students must also demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

William L. Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Grant
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education
Office of Student Financial Assistance
State Scholarship and Grant Programs
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1314
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Eligibility: Applicants must attend an eligible private, nonprofit Florida college or university, be Florida residents and not be in default on any state or federal grant, loan or scholarship. Requirements vary by institution.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Contact your financial aid office.
Website: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

William L. Graddy Law School Scholarship
Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway
Building 2
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Eligibility: Applicant must have been residents of one of the aforementioned counties for at least three years. Students must have completed their first year of law school and have documented financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com