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    Top 113 Florida Scholarships☀️ in July 2024

    Written by Cece Gilmore

    Cece Gilmore is a Content Writer at Scholarships360. Cece earned her undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Arizona State University. While at ASU, she was the education editor as well as a published staff reporter at Downtown Devil. Cece was also the co-host of her own radio show on Blaze Radio ASU.

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    Updated: July 17th, 2024

    Florida scholarships are a great way to pay for a quality education in a state known for its natural beauty, great weather, and rich cultural diversity. There are a wide variety of private and institutional scholarships in Florida, as well as some great state grant programs.

    Students who are from Florida should be sure to check out Bright Futures and the Florida Assistance Grant to help fund their education. There are also many great private scholarships, such as the David F. Ludovici Scholarship and the Florida PTA/PTSA Community College Scholarship
    Keep scrolling for a full list of the top scholarship opportunities for college and grad school in the state of Florida!

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    Florida Bright Futures Scholarships

    Offered by The Florida Department of Education & Florida Lottery

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Aug 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by The Florida Department of Education & Florida Lottery

    Are you a Florida resident who will be enrolling at a Florida post-secondary institution for at least six non-remedial semester credit hours (or the equivalent…Show More

    Are you a Florida resident who will be enrolling at a Florida post-secondary institution for at least six non-remedial semester credit hours (or the equivalent…Show More

    Are you a Florida resident who will be enrolling at a Florida post-secondary institution for at least six non-remedial semester credit hours (or the equivalent in quarter or clock hours) per term? If so, you may be eligible for some of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarships! Each year, the scholarships are awarded to multiple college-bound high school seniors who will be graduating or have graduated from a Florida high school (or home school program). To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must submit the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) by August 31st following their high school graduation. Bear in mind that there are four types of scholarships available each with additional, unique eligibility requirements of their own. If you're a Florida resident who will be continuing your post-secondary education in your home state, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Aug 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2025
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2025
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $40,000 BigFuture Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Expired deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

    Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

    Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Expired deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    BigFuture $40k Essay-Free Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $40,000
    Deadline Oct 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    1 award worth $40,000
    Deadline Oct 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Apply

    Macy’s Emergency Scholarship Fund

    Offered by LNESC & Macy's

    Multiple awards worth up to $500
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by LNESC & Macy's

    Are you a college student facing economic hardship? Further, are you residing in California, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Puerto Rico, or Texas?…Show More

    Are you a college student facing economic hardship? Further, are you residing in California, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Puerto Rico, or Texas?…Show More

    Are you a college student facing economic hardship? Further, are you residing in California, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Puerto Rico, or Texas? If so, consider applying for Macy's Emergency Scholarship Fund! The scholarship is open to full-time university students residing in the listed states/regions who are experiencing emergency financial need. Events that will qualify students for this scholarship include the following: change in family income, loss of job, death of an immediate family member, natural disaster, eviction or home foreclosure, burglary, and fire. Each year, the scholarship awards multiple recipients up to $500 to support them during their times of need. If you're a college student in California, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Puerto Rico, or Texas that has been impacted by an unexpected hardship affecting your education, we encourage you to apply! Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $500
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Ascent’s $10,000 Summer Scholarship Giveaway

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level College Underclassmen

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship or job! Whether you're figuring out what interests you, checking out career resources, or picking up skills for your dream job, we want to know: Do you have what you need to enter the next phase of life, post-graduation? Ascent is committed to your long-term success and is giving away $10,000 to one lucky winner for sharing your feedback and ideas on what you need to build the skills and confidence to thrive in the workplace. To apply, complete these three easy steps below: Step 1: Visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” to complete a quick survey and contact form. Step 2: Follow @ascentfunding on Instagram and like the post. Step 3: Tag 3 friends below that would benefit from this scholarship! Be sure to end your comment with #AscentSponsored. Disclaimer: Deadline to apply for Ascent’s $10,000 scholarship prize (1) is September 2nd at 8:59AM PT. To apply and see official rules, visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” link here: AscentFunding.com/Scholarships.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level College Underclassmen
    Apply

    First Generation Matching Grant Program

    Offered by Florida Department of Education

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Varies
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Florida Department of Education

    Are you a first-generation college student from Florida who is currently (or will soon be) attending a public Florida university? If so, consider applying for…Show More

    Are you a first-generation college student from Florida who is currently (or will soon be) attending a public Florida university? If so, consider applying for…Show More

    Are you a first-generation college student from Florida who is currently (or will soon be) attending a public Florida university? If so, consider applying for the First Generation Matching Grant Program! This is a need-based grant program offered to first-generation Florida residents attending any public university in the state. Bear in mind that each university has its own application procedure, deadline, eligibility criteria, and award amount. However, each will require you to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order to determine financial need. The program is provided by the Florida Department of Education. If you’re a first-generation college student and Florida resident who will soon be enrolling in a public Florida university, we encourage you to submit your FAFSA and apply! Be sure to check and complete your institution’s specific application requirements as well.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Varies
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Students
    Apply

    Minority Teacher Education Scholarship

    Offered by Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc.

    Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
    Deadline Biannual
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students

    Offered by Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc.

    Are you a minority, Florida resident, and aspiring teacher? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you: The Minority Teacher Education Scholarship! Each…Show More

    Are you a minority, Florida resident, and aspiring teacher? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you: The Minority Teacher Education Scholarship! Each…Show More

    Are you a minority, Florida resident, and aspiring teacher? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you: The Minority Teacher Education Scholarship! Each cycle, the scholarship awards $4,000 to aspiring teachers studying at public Florida universities. The scholarship is biannual, with priority deadlines of August 1st and November 30th. In order to apply, applicants must be enrolled in state-approved Educator Preparation Programs at select Florida institutions. If awarded the scholarship, you must maintain certain eligibility criteria, attend the annual symposium, and agree to teach in Florida for the same number of years you received funding. The scholarship is funded by the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc., an organization with a mission “​​to increase the number of minority teachers in Florida to better reflect our state’s diverse population.” If you’re a minority in Florida wanting to help educate and foster the next generation, we encourage you to apply for the Minority Teacher Education Scholarship!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
    Deadline Biannual
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Rick and Sherry Murray Medical Futures Scholarship

    Offered by ALS Association Florida Chapter

    Multiple awards worth up to $2,000
    Expected deadline July 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by ALS Association Florida Chapter

    The Rick and Sherry Murray Medical Futures Scholarship is for students who have or have had a close family member such as a spouse, parent…Show More

    The Rick and Sherry Murray Medical Futures Scholarship is for students who have or have had a close family member such as a spouse, parent…Show More

    The Rick and Sherry Murray Medical Futures Scholarship is for students who have or have had a close family member such as a spouse, parent or guardian, child or grandparent diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, and who want to pursue a degree in the medical profession as a result of their experience. Applicants must be residents of Florida, currently majoring in any medically-related or social work degree or attending any medically-related certification programs, and have been accepted to or are enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school located in the U.S. If you're a current or incoming post-secondary student from Florida, and have a relative who's been affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $2,000
    Expected deadline July 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest

    Offered by Regions Bank

    4 awards worth $8,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Regions Bank

    Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year?…Show More

    Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year?…Show More

    Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year? If so, you may be eligible for the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest! Each quarter, the contest awards $8,000 to the top four (4) applicants who submit an essay (500 words or less) or a video (3 minutes or less) about how someone they know has (1) inspired them and (2) given them the confidence to achieve their goals. The scholarship is offered four times a year, with deadlines every March, June, September, and December. Bear in mind that applicants must also reside in a state with Regions Bank full-service branches to apply. To find out whether or not your state is eligible, keep on reading. If it is, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    4 awards worth $8,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Get Started

    PFLAG of Jacksonville Scholarship

    Offered by PFLAG of Jacksonville

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $2,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by PFLAG of Jacksonville

    Are you an LGBTQ+ high school graduate over 16 years of age who will be enrolled in a postsecondary institution or trade school by this…Show More

    Are you an LGBTQ+ high school graduate over 16 years of age who will be enrolled in a postsecondary institution or trade school by this…Show More

    Are you an LGBTQ+ high school graduate over 16 years of age who will be enrolled in a postsecondary institution or trade school by this upcoming Fall? Further, do you reside in or are currently attending a university in the Jacksonville area (Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns counties)? If both apply, consider applying for the PFLAG of Jacksonville Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,000 to multiple LGBTQ+ students who demonstrate academic potential, a positive sense of self, and service to the LGBTQ+ community. In order to apply, you must complete the application form and submit the required application materials. If this sounds like a good opportunity to you, we encourage you to apply. Your service towards the LGBTQ+ community has certainly helped others, and now it’s time to let others help you!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $2,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Aug 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Aug 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    FEFPA Scholarship

    Offered by Florida Educational Facilities Planners' Association

    3 awards worth $1,000 - $3,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Grad Students

    Offered by Florida Educational Facilities Planners' Association

    The FEFPA Scholarship is up for grabs! This opportunity is open to all full-time students enrolled in a degree program at an accredited Florida university…Show More

    The FEFPA Scholarship is up for grabs! This opportunity is open to all full-time students enrolled in a degree program at an accredited Florida university…Show More

    The FEFPA Scholarship is up for grabs! This opportunity is open to all full-time students enrolled in a degree program at an accredited Florida university or community college, as well as part-time students with full-time employment. If your major is related to facilities planning or you're interested in pursuing this field, then this is the scholarship for you! Don't miss out on this chance to further your education and career.Show Less

    3 awards worth $1,000 - $3,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Grad Students
    Get Started

    Aylesworth Scholarship

    Offered by Aylesworth Foundation & Florida Sea Grant College Program

    Multiple awards worth $2,500
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Aylesworth Foundation & Florida Sea Grant College Program

    Aylesworth scholarships are available to students in all Florida universities that conduct research in the marine sciences. The scholarship is a career award that support…Show More

    Aylesworth scholarships are available to students in all Florida universities that conduct research in the marine sciences. The scholarship is a career award that support…Show More

    Aylesworth scholarships are available to students in all Florida universities that conduct research in the marine sciences. The scholarship is a career award that support recipients each semester until their education goals are met. The award is approximately $2,500 per semester, though the selection committee may adjust the award depending on the student’s need. If you're a post-secondary student in Florida study an ocean- or marine-related field, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to dive deeper into the scholarship details.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,500
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students & College Underclassmen

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students & College Underclassmen
    Apply

    FSGA Foundation Club Employees and Dependents Scholarship

    Offered by Florida State Golf Association

    Multiple awards worth $500 - $2,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Florida State Golf Association

    The FSGA Foundation Club Employees and Dependents Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for those who work at or have a family member employed at a…Show More

    The FSGA Foundation Club Employees and Dependents Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for those who work at or have a family member employed at a…Show More

    The FSGA Foundation Club Employees and Dependents Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for those who work at or have a family member employed at a full FSGA Member Club that uses the GHIN Handicap System. To be eligible, applicants must be Florida residents and US citizens for at least one year, high school seniors in good standing enrolled in a Florida high school or home education program, and demonstrate financial need with a household income of less than $125,000. Don't miss out on this chance to further your education and achieve your dreams! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $500 - $2,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2025
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2025
    Grade Level High School Students
    Apply
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    How to win Florida scholarships

    Florida is known for beautiful beaches and world-class theme parks that make it a popular destination for tourists and residents. But did you also know that Florida is home to some of the most generous scholarship programs? There are many ways for students to win scholarships to fund their education in the Sunshine State!

    Florida offers a variety of scholarship programs designed to help students achieve their goals. From scholarships to underrepresented minorities to those for students pursuing degrees in specific fields, there is something for everyone. Additionally, Florida is home to a vibrant business community which allows students to take advantage of internships and job opportunities. 

    Resources for writing Florida scholarship essays

    In order to win Florida scholarships, you may have to write an essay about yourself. Be sure to check out our Scholarships360 guides on how to write a 250 word essay and how to write a 500 word essay as well.  Additionally, be sure to read over the ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships to ensure you are well prepared to win Florida scholarships.

    To increase your chances of winning a scholarship in Florida, you should focus on maintaining strong grades and participating in extracurricular activities. With the right approach and some luck, you can receive generous financial assistance to help you achieve success.  

    Florida college loan debt snapshot

    According to the Department of Education, in total, Florida residents owe $100.9 billion in federal student loan debt. Student borrowers owe an average of $38,459 each (those numbers do not include private loans). Around 47.8% of loan borrowers are under the age of 35. As you are starting your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow students to take fewer loans. Make sure that you apply to as many scholarships as you qualify for!

    Keep on reading to learn more about merit scholarships at top Florida colleges and universities!

    Florida scholarship spotlight

    Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

    High-achieving resident Floridians (including high school seniors) with financial need are eligible to apply for full-tuition renewable scholarships from the Florida Department of Education. Applications are due by August 31 of each year.

    Benacquisto Scholarship Program

    The Benacquisto Scholarship is awarded to students who are named National Merit Scholars or National Achievement Scholars by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The award amount is equivalent to the institutional cost of attendance per term as provided by the Florida Board of Governors (minus the Bright Futures (BF) award and National Merit
    award)

    Merit scholarships at Florida colleges and universities

    University of South Florida

    • Eligibility: Be a Florida resident entering USF as a first-year. Have a 3.8+ GPA. Have a 1280+ SAT score or 27+ ACT score
    • Amount: $8,000 to full tuition
    • Deadline: January 15

    Florida Institute of Technology

    • Eligibility: Awards are based on an applicant’s academic performance in high school (weighted GPA plus standardized test scores)
    • Amount: Up to the cost of tuition, room/board, and fees
    • Deadline: February 1

    Ringling College of Art and Design

    • Eligibility: All applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships based on portfolio score and GPA
    • Amount: $6,000 up to $25,000 per year for 4 years
    • Deadline: February 15 for the following Fall semester

    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

    • Eligibility: Have a FAMU recalculated grade point average of 4.00 or better. Have a 1440+ SAT score with a 700+ on the math section or have a 32 ACT score with a 32 on the match section. Have a 76+ score on the ALEKS
    • Amount: Cost of tuition, minus other awards
    • Deadline: June 15 

    Florida State University

    • Eligibility: High school seniors who are admitted into the Florida State University Honors Program
    • Amount: Up to $66,000
    • Deadline: Apply to FSU by November 1

    University of Miami

    • Eligibility: Incoming first-years to the UM. Demonstrate significant academic accomplishments in a challenging and well-rounded curriculum, strong work ethic, and meaningful participation in extracurricular activities. Decision made based on admission application
    • Amount: Full cost of tuition
    • Deadline: Apply to UM by November 1

    Florida International University

    • Eligibility: Be a newly admitted FIU student. Must have a 4.0+ GPA. Must have a 1280+ SAT score or 27+ ACT score. Students must prove a record of high academic achievement to qualify
    • Amount: Up to 100% of full tuition, fees, room and board
    • Deadline: November 12

    Eckerd College

    • Eligibility: First-year students attending Eckerd College. Based on high achievement in academics, arts, athletics, and/or leadership shown on admissions application
    • Amount: $12,000 up to $22,000 per year
    • Deadline: Considered upon admission to Eckerd College

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    • Eligibility: Scholarships are based on merit, talent, or FAFSA-based financial need
    • Amount: $500 up to $5,000
    • Deadline: Varies based on scholarship. Browse them in the ERNIE

    Flagler College

    • Eligibility: All students (both domestic and international) are automatically considered for merit scholarships
    • Amount: $3,000 up to $5,000 per year
    • Deadline: Considered upon admission to Flagler College

    New College of Florida

    • Eligibility: Be a resident of Florida and newly admitted to New College of Florida. Have a 3.6+ GPA
    • Amount: $1,000 up to $3,000 per year
    • Deadline: Considered upon admission to New College of Florida

    Rollins College

    • Eligibility: Be admitted to Rollins College. Have a 3.1+ GPA. Have a 1170+ SAT score 24+ ACT score
    • Amount: $3,000 up to the full cost of tuition
    • Deadline: Considered upon admission to Rollins College

    Stetson University

    • Eligibility: Incoming students to Stetson University. Awarded on the basis of the high school record, standardized testing, and community service. Decision made based on admissions application
    • Amount: Up to $37,000
    • Deadline: Considered upon admission to Stetson University

    University of Central Florida

    • Eligibility: Exceptional high school students who are accepted to UCF for a summer or fall semester
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Considered upon admission to UCF

    University of Florida

    • Eligibility: Incoming students to UF. Scholarships are awarded based on grades and standardized test scores  as well as extracurricular involvement, leadership, community service, and personal essay. Decision made based on strength of admission application
    • Amount: Up to $10,000 per year for in-state students; up to $20,000 per year for out-of-state students
    • Deadline: Considered upon admission to UF

    University of Tampa

    • Eligibility: High school applicants entering University of Tampa. Must enroll full-time. Show leadership or community service on admission application
    • Amount: $8,000 up to $18,000 per year
    • Deadline: Considered upon admission to UT

    Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity

    In-state tuition provides students with a lower cost compared to out-of-state tuition rates. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

    Here are a few well-known Florida universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs:

    Florida Atlantic University

    • In-state tuition: $5,816
    • Out-of-state tuition: $20,192

    Florida State University

    • In-state tuition: $5,616
    • Out-of-state tuition: $18,746

    University of Florida

    • In-state tuition: $6,380
    • Out-of-state tuition: $28,658

    How do you get in-state tuition? 

    It is clear that in-state tuition is a cheaper option when compared to out-of-state tuition for Florida public universities. So, how do you become a Florida resident to unlock in-state tuition rates? To establish residency for tuition purposes, a student must reside in Florida for at least 12 consecutive months before the start of the term they wish to enroll in. They must also demonstrate a clear intent to remain a Florida resident. Applicants will need to obtain a Florida driver’s license, register to vote in Florida, and show proof of employment in the state. 

    In addition, students under the age of 24 are considered dependent for tuition purposes, unless they can show that they are financially independent from their parents or legal guardians. Therefore, if a student’s parents or legal guardians move to Florida and establish residency, the student may also be eligible for in-state tuition. 

    Does Florida have tuition reciprocity?

    Florida is not a member of any regional tuition reciprocity agreements. However, Florida does have a reciprocity agreement called the Academic Common Market (ACM). Through the ACM program, Florida residents who wish to pursue a graduate program of study not offered by the State University System of Florida can attend universities in15 states at in-state tuition rates.

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    Additional Florida resources

    Florida’s 2+2 Program

    To be eligible for Florida’s 2 + 2 Program, students must first earn an associate’s degree at a Florida state college. Students who earn an associate’s degree at a state college are automatically guaranteed admission to a Florida state university.

    Florida Shines resources for paying for college

    Florida Shines has a library of resources for in-state students about paying for and saving for secondary education. They also have resources for selecting a school in the state.

    Adult Education Works at Miami- Dade Technical Colleges

    The Adult & Career Technical Education programs at Miami-Dade Technical Colleges prepare students to enter the career of their choice through technical training. They also offer courses to prepare students to take the citizenship exam, learn English as a second language, and/or help prepare for the GED or high school diploma.

    Collier Community Foundation Scholarship Connector

    This scholarship search tool requires no login or personal information besides your educational and career goals and background. The tool matches your information with scholarships from around Florida.

    FAFSA guide

    On October 1st of every year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens nationwide. Florida students should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to be eligible for federal student aid as well as some scholarships.

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    Are you wondering what other resources might help you win scholarships to fund your education? Students should consider applying for demographic-specific scholarships. Women, high school seniors and Black students can take advantage of these demographic scholarship opportunities. Some scholarships require essays and applications, but others are no-essay scholarships, making the application process easier. Remember, Scholarships360 is here to provide valuable resources and access to scholarships for all students!

    Frequently asked questions about Florida scholarships

    Does Florida offer free college?

    The Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance offers the Bright Futures Scholarship Program, which awards full-tuition scholarships to students with financial need. Additionally, many Florida institutions offer merit scholarships that cover the full cost of tuition.

    What type of scholarships does Florida offer?

    Florida offers an abundance of different types of scholarships both for Florida residents and out-of-state students. These scholarships may include need-based scholarships, merit-based scholarships and scholarships specific to a certain demographic.

    Do I need to be a Florida resident to qualify for Florida scholarships?

    Many Florida scholarships require that applicants be Florida residents or attend a Florida public university or college. However, there are some scholarships that are open to non-Florida residents as well. Ultimately, make sure you are researching your scholarships and ensuring you fit the eligibility criteria for them.
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