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Top 102 Florida Scholarships☀️ in April 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: April 4th, 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, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

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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, 2024
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 Apr 30, 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 Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

$40,000 Build a College List 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
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior
Apply

Pearl Mae Scholarship

Offered by Pearl Mae Foundation

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 19, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Pearl Mae Foundation

Are you a high school senior from Florida who is committed to pursuing a career in healthcare or first responder fields? If so, you might…Show More

Are you a high school senior from Florida who is committed to pursuing a career in healthcare or first responder fields? If so, you might…Show More

Are you a high school senior from Florida who is committed to pursuing a career in healthcare or first responder fields? If so, you might consider applying for the Pearl Mae Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 each to college-bound high school seniors from Florida who will be pursuing a major or field of study that prepares them for a career in healthcare or a first responder position. Preference will be given to students residing in South Florida, but it is not a requirement to apply.  If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 19, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 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 $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The Miami Foundation

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $3,000
Deadline Apr 26, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by The Miami Foundation

The Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz Memorial Scholarship annually awards between $1,000 and $3,000 to multiple Miami-Dade County minority students planning to continue their education through…Show More

The Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz Memorial Scholarship annually awards between $1,000 and $3,000 to multiple Miami-Dade County minority students planning to continue their education through…Show More

The Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz Memorial Scholarship annually awards between $1,000 and $3,000 to multiple Miami-Dade County minority students planning to continue their education through the university level and pursue a career related to the legal field or social justice issues. Applicants must be high school seniors graduating in May or June of this year or GED students no older than 19 years of age attending a Miami-Dade County Public School. The scholarship was jointly created by the Aronovitz Family and The Miami Foundation to honor the memory of the late Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz, who stood as an example for the community, excelling in his chosen profession and always thinking of those less fortunate than himself. If you're a Miami-Dade County high school senior with plans to attend college and pursue a career in a legal or social justice-field, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $3,000
Deadline Apr 26, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
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 May 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 May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Future Lawyers Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The Miami Foundation

Multiple awards worth $5,000
Deadline Apr 26, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by The Miami Foundation

Are you a resident of Miami-Dade or Broward County, Florida who has been admitted to an ABA-accredited Law School? If so, the Future Lawyers Scholarship…Show More

Are you a resident of Miami-Dade or Broward County, Florida who has been admitted to an ABA-accredited Law School? If so, the Future Lawyers Scholarship…Show More

Are you a resident of Miami-Dade or Broward County, Florida who has been admitted to an ABA-accredited Law School? If so, the Future Lawyers Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 to multiple Miami-Dade and Broward County residents who will be entering their first year of an ABA-accredited law school. The scholarship may be received for up to three years, and in addition to the monetary reward, winners will have the opportunity to intern and attend events at DRRT, an international law firm. To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must submit a Financial Circumstances Summary, description of their community involvement, a personal statement essay or video, a letter of recommendation, an unofficial transcript, a resume, FAFSA Student Aid Report, and a financial aid award letter. If you're from Miami-Dade or Broward County, Florida, and are a first-year law student, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $5,000
Deadline Apr 26, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

Liberty Square/Lincoln Gardens Student Scholarship Fund

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The Miami Foundation

Multiple awards worth up to $2,000
Deadline Apr 26, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by The Miami Foundation

Are you a high school senior or graduate who (a) currently or previously resided in or (b) has a parent or guardian who resides in…Show More

Are you a high school senior or graduate who (a) currently or previously resided in or (b) has a parent or guardian who resides in…Show More

Are you a high school senior or graduate who (a) currently or previously resided in or (b) has a parent or guardian who resides in the Liberty Square or Lincoln Gardens apartment complexes in Miami-Dade County, Florida? If so, the Liberty Square/Lincoln Gardens Student Scholarship Fund may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $2,000 each to multiple high school seniors and graduates who either have lived in or have a parent/guardian who currently resides in Liberty Square of Lincoln Gardens apartment complexes. Applicants must also fit into one of the following categories: graduating high school seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA, graduating high school seniors who will be pursuing a career-path vocational certification program, high school graduates with a minimum 2.5 GPA, and/or high school graduates who are planning to or currently pursuing a career-path vocational certification and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $2,000
Deadline Apr 26, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
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, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

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

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

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

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Ortega Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The Miami Foundation

Multiple awards worth up to $7,000
Deadline Apr 26, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by The Miami Foundation

Are you a college-bound high school senior residing in Miami-Dade County, Florida? If so, the Ortega Foundation Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you!…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior residing in Miami-Dade County, Florida? If so, the Ortega Foundation Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you!…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior residing in Miami-Dade County, Florida? If so, the Ortega Foundation Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $7,000 to multiple Miami-Dade County residents in their final year of high school. Applicants must also have minimum 3.5 GPAs to be eligible. To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must submit their answers to multiple essay questions, a video (link) introducing themselves to the scholarship selection committee, a letter of recommendation, a personal statement essay, and an unofficial transcript. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $7,000
Deadline Apr 26, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Venture Miami Scholarship Fund

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The Miami Foundation

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 26, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by The Miami Foundation

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student who is currently residing in Miami, Florida and will be attending Florida International University (FIU), Florida Memorial…Show More

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student who is currently residing in Miami, Florida and will be attending Florida International University (FIU), Florida Memorial…Show More

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student who is currently residing in Miami, Florida and will be attending Florida International University (FIU), Florida Memorial University (FMU), Miami Dade College (MDC), or the University of Miami (UM)? If so, the Venture Miami Scholarship Fund may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple Miami residents who are currently or will soon be enrolling at Florida International University (FIU), Florida Memorial University (FMU), Miami Dade College (MDC), or the University of Miami (UM). To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must submit the results of ther Unmet Need Calculator, their FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR), and their proof of residence in Miami. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 26, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College 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 Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

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 Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Give Kids a Chance Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The Miami Foundation

Multiple awards worth $1,250
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by The Miami Foundation

Are you a college-bound high school senior graduating from a public high school in Florida? If so, the Give Kids a Chance Scholarship may be…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior graduating from a public high school in Florida? If so, the Give Kids a Chance Scholarship may be…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior graduating from a public high school in Florida? If so, the Give Kids a Chance Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,250 each to multiple college-bound high school seniors from Florida public high schools who hold GPAs of 2.5 or above. In addition, applicants must have a family income that is less than 60% of the median family income of the area in which they reside. To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must submit a professional-looking headshot of themselves, a parental information form, a transcript, and two (2) letters of recommendation. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,250
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

AFCEA Mort Marks ROTC Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Educational Foundation

Multiple awards worth $3,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Educational Foundation

The AFCEA Mort Marks ROTC Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for Navy or Marine Corps ROTC students attending a university in the AFCEA Mid-South Region.…Show More

The AFCEA Mort Marks ROTC Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for Navy or Marine Corps ROTC students attending a university in the AFCEA Mid-South Region.…Show More

The AFCEA Mort Marks ROTC Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for Navy or Marine Corps ROTC students attending a university in the AFCEA Mid-South Region. This includes the states of: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the northwest panhandle of Florida. This scholarship is awarded annually to students whose degree and major align with the mission of AFCEA. To apply, candidates must submit two letters of recommendation and a letter of nomination from their ROTC unit Professor of Military Science, Professor of Naval Science, Professor of Aerospace Studies, or designated Commanding Officer. Check out the scholarship's website for a full list of qualified majors and take advantage of this amazing opportunity!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $3,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores & Juniors
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, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

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, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Karen Mashburn Environmental Scholars Program

Offered by Friends of the Everglades

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 15, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Friends of the Everglades

Are you an undergraduate or master’s degree student in the South Florida or Treasure Coast region? Further, do you have a passion for environmental studies,…Show More

Are you an undergraduate or master’s degree student in the South Florida or Treasure Coast region? Further, do you have a passion for environmental studies,…Show More

Are you an undergraduate or master’s degree student in the South Florida or Treasure Coast region? Further, do you have a passion for environmental studies, education, or a related field? If both apply, consider applying for the Karen Mashburn Environmental Scholars Program! Each year, the scholarship awards $10,000 to one U.S. Citizen or permanent resident who is enrolled in a U.S.-based institution pursuing an environmental- or education-related field. On top of the monetary reward, recipients will be invited (and be required) to participate in a 14-week, 15-hour/week internship program at the Friends of the Everglades Office in Stuart, Florida in the Fall semester. If you're a post-secondary student with a passion for the environment or education, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 15, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$2,000 No Essay CollegeVine Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeVine

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by CollegeVine

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
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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