Scholarship Programs:

FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

What is the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program?

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes a lottery-funded scholarship to reward any Florida high school graduate who merits recognition of high academic achievement and who enrolls in an eligible Florida public or private postsecondary educational institution within three years of high school graduation. The new program affects 1999 high school graduates, as well as, current award recipients who are now attending a postsecondary institution in Florida.

The Bright Futures Scholarship Program is the umbrella program for all state - funded scholarships based on academic achievement in high school. This program restructures the two existing programs - the Florida Undergraduate Scholars' (now the Florida Academic Scholars award) and the Gold Seal Vocational Endorsement Scholarship Program ( now the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholar award), and adds a third award - the Florida Merit Scholars award.

What are the general eligibility requirements for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program?

Each of the three scholarship awards has specific criteria that must be met. However, to be eligible for an initial award from any of the three types of scholarships under the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, a student must:

FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Non-Curriculum Evaluation 1999 Eligibility Criteria

ACADEMIC COLLEGE PREP COURSES ACADEMIC SCHOLARS

Curriculum Evaluation

 

FLORIDA ACADEMIC SCHOLARS CERTIFICATE

Criteria for 1998 and 1999

Florida high school graduates who meet the following requirements may be awarded a special certificate recognizing and designating them as Florida Academic Scholars:

FLORIDA MERIT SCHOLARS

1999 Eligibility Criteria

FLORIDA GOLD SEAL VOCATIONAL SCHOLARS AWARD

The Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award recognizes outstanding high school graduates who have completed three secondary school credits in a sequential program of studies in Vocational Job Preparatory or Technology Education. Graduates of Florida's public and private high schools who have attained excellence in academic achievement and vocational preparation will be recognized with his honor.

Eligibility Criteria

A student who is eligible for the award receives a gold seal to affix to the student's standard or college-ready high school diploma.

An award may be made to a student who:

Scholarship Information For Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award

This renewable scholarship is for students who enroll for a minimum of twelve hours per year in a Florida public or private postsecondary institution (university or college, community college or vocational-technical center). The annual award to each recipient shall be 75 percent of tuition and fees. There is a 90 credit hour length of program limit. Gold Seal Scholars may renew to the Merit Scholar program if they are accepted to the upper division of a four-year program and have taken at least 12 hours per year and maintained a 2.75 cumulative college GPA.

Details are available from high school guidance offices.

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

DAR Scholarship Committee Fact Sheet

NSDAR awards the following scholarships through the DAR Scholarship Committee.  All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend, or plan to attend, an accredited college or university in the United States.  All four-year, or more, scholarships must be for consecutive, years, and are renewable only upon review and approval of annual transcript by respective NSDAR Chairman.  Applicants must obtain a letter of sponsorship from their local DAR chapters (see enclosed sheet for name and address of State Chairman of DAR Scholarship, she will assist you in locating the chapter nearest you).  Application forms for all scholarships may be obtained by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to the Committee Services, NSDAR, 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303.  Any requests received without the SASE will be destroyed.  Information on the American Indian Scholarship available through the American Indian Committee can be obtained in the same manner by specifying American Indian Scholarships on the outside envelope.

Only applications completed correctly and submitted in the package will be considered.  Incorrect applications are discarded and no records are returned.  Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, religion, sex, or national origin. Personal photographs must not be submitted.  Only winners are notified by the National DAR Scholarship Chairman following the approval of a ruling by the Execution Committee of NSDAR.

Consecutive-year renewals do not require additional Executive Committee rulings, but do require that an official transcript be sent from the school to the National DAR Scholarship Chairman.  Students are only eligible for one scholarship award from NSDAR.

Awards are placed on deposit with the college or university; and unused portion shall be returned to the NSDAR.  Awards are based on academic excellence, commitment to field of study, and/or financial need, or other restrictions on specific scholarships.  No affiliation with DAR is necessary unless specified.  The National DAR Scholarship Chairman, must receive all applications, except for the American History Scholarship, by the deadline indicated for the specific scholarship.

Political Science, History, Government, and Economics Scholarships

American History Scholarship:  A scholarship in the amount of $2,000 each year for up to four years will be awarded to a graduating high school seniors who will be majoring in American History.  This award is intended to promote the study of history among our finest students. U.S. citizens residing abroad may apply through a Units Overseas Chapter. American History Scholarships are first judged at the state level. Only State Winners are eligible for judging on the Division level.  Division level First and Second place winners are judged on the National level.

Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship:  A one time $1,000 Scholarship awarded to deserving students accepted or enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States who are majoring in Political Science, History, Government, or Economics.  The educational scholarship will be made one time upon recommendation of the National Chairman of the DAR Scholarship Committee with approval of the Executive Committee. 

Nursing School Scholarships

These are one time awards of $500.  It is only necessary to submit one application for consideration for any award in this group or for the Madeline Picket Halbert Cogswell Nursing Scholarship listed under Special Scholarships.

Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship:  A one time $500 Scholarship for students who are in financial need and desire to attend or are attending an accredited school of nursing.

Mildred Nutting Scholarship:  A one time $500 Scholarship for students  who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing.  Preference will be given to candidates from the greater Lowell, MA area.

Occupational Therapy Scholarship:  A one time $500 Scholarship for students who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending school of Occupational Therapy including art, music or physical therapy.

Medical Scholarships

These awards are in the amount of $5,000 annually for up to four years, with a maximum $20,000 total.  These awards are available only in consecutive four year increments.  It is only necessary to submit one application for consideration for any award in this group.

Irene and Daisy MacGregor Scholarship: A $5,000 scholarship awarded for up to four years to students of high scholastic standing and character who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre-med) at an approved, accredited medical school.  It is also available to students who have been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study in psychiatric nursing, graduate level, at accredited medical schools, colleges, or universities.  There is a preference to females "if equally qualified." 

Alice W.  Rooke Scholarship:  A $5,000 scholarship awarded for up to four years to students who have been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (pre-med does not qualify) at approved, accredited medical schools, colleges and universities.

Specific Scholarships

Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship:  A $2,000 scholarship awarded for up to four years to well qualified, deserving sons and daughters of members of the NSDAR for four years of college.  Outstanding recipients will be considered for an additional period of up to four years of study.  DAR Member Number of mother must be on the Application.

Madeline Picket Halbert Cogswell Nursing Scholarship::  A one time $500 scholarship for students who desire to attend or are attending an accredited school of nursing, who are members of the NSDAR.  Descendants of members of the NSDAR, or are eligible to be members of NSDAR.  DAR Member Number must be on the application.

$156,000 in scholarships to be awarded!

The AAA Travel High School Challenge, modeled after the AAA/Ford Auto Skills competition and travel industry educator Marc Mancini's Geography Bowl, is cued up and ready to begin.  High school students in grades 9 through 12 throughout the United States are invited to put their geography and travel knowledge to the test for a chance to win a trip to Universal Orlando in Florida to compete in the national finals in May 2003.  This educational challenge features three exciting levels of competition with $156,000 in college scholarship awards from the Hogan Family Foundation.

Competition Begins in January

Florida Engineering Society High School Scholarship

The applications are for scholarships to be awarded in the 2003-2004 school year. Students eligible for funds must be a high school senior, be a U.S. citizen, have at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, attain a minimum test score on the SAT or ACT, and enroll in an engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. 
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Visit www.fleng.org to see information for other scholarships offered by the Florida Engineering Society.

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