Scholarship Information

 

Scholarships:

Florida Academic Scholars Award (FAS)** Florida Medallion Scholars Award (FMS)** Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award (GSV)**
Award Level

**A student may receive funding for only one award.  The highest award earned by the student will be selected

*Amounts will differ at quarter or clock hour institutions.

Public Institution - 100% of tuition and fees (including lab fees up to $300 per semester* for college-related expenses (excluding summer term) prorated by term and hours.

Private Institution - Fixed award amount based on 100% of the average tuition and fees covered at a comparable Florida public institution including the $300 per semester* provided for college-related expenses prorated by term and hours.
Public Institution - 75% of tuition and fees (including lab fees up to $300 per semester*)

Private Institution - Fixed award amount based on 75% of the average tuition and fees covered at a comparable Florida public institution prorated by term and hours.
Public Institution - 75% of tuition and fees (including lab fees up to $300 per semester*)

Private Institution - Fixed award amount based on 75% of the average tuition and fees covered at a comparable Florida public institution prorated by term and hours.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Weighting for more challenging higher level courses is prescribed by law as .50 per course per year.
Example

Credit     Weighting
 1.00           .50
  .50            .25
3.5 weighted GPA using the credits listed below, combined with the test scores and community service hours listed below

*Note: GPA's are not rounded*
3.0 weighted GPA using the credits listed below, combined with the test scores listed below

*Note:  GPA's are not rounded*
3.0 weighted GPA using the 15.5 credits listed below, and a 3.5 unweighted GPA in a minimum of 3 vocational credits in one vocational program, and test scores listed below

*Note:  GPA's are not rounded*
Required Credits

See the Comprehensive Course Table on the Bright Futures web site to identify courses that count toward each award level.
Courses must include 15 credits of college preparatory academic courses

4  English (3 with substantial writing)
3  Mathematics (Algebra 1 and above)
3  Natural Science (2 with substantial lab)
3  Social Science
2  Foreign Language (in the same language)
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15 credits

May use up to 3 additional credits from courses in the academic areas listed above and/or AP or IB fine arts courses to raise the GPA

Courses must include 15 credits of college preparatory academic courses

4  English (3 with substantial writing)
3  Mathematics (Algebra 1 and above)
3  Natural Science (2 with substantial lab)
3  Social Science
2  Foreign Language (in the same language)
__________________
15 credits

May use up to 3 additional credits from courses in the academic areas listed above and/or AP or IB fine arts courses to raise the GPA

Credits must be the 15.5 core credits required for high school graduation

4  English
3  Mathematics
3  Natural Science
3  Social Science (Am. Hist., World Hist., Am. Govt., and Economics)
1  Practical Arts OR 1 Performing Arts OR 1/2 credit in each
1/2  Life Management Skills
1/2  Personal Fitness
1/2  Physical Education
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15.5 Credits

Plus a minimum of 3 Vocational Job-Preparatory or Technology Education Program credits in one vocational program

Community Service 75 hours, as approved by the district or private school No requirement No requirement
Test Scores

Subsections of the SAT, ACT, or CPT from different test dates may be used to meet the test criteria.

For spring eligibility evaluations test dates through the end of January will be admissible.

For summer eligibility evaluations, test dates through the end of June will be admissible.

Best composite score of 1270 SAT or 28 ACT

(ACT scores are rounded up for scores with .5 and higher; SAT scores do not require rounding)

Best composite score of 970 SAT or 20 ACT

(ACT scores are rounded up for scores with .5 and higher; SAT scores do not require rounding)

Students must earn the minimum score on each subsection of the CPT or SAT or ACT

Subsections of different test types may not be combined

CPT:  Reading - 83
   Sentence Skills - 83
          Algebra - 72

or SAT:  Verbal - 440
              Math - 440

or ACT:  English - 17
             Reading - 18
               Math - 19

Other Ways to Qualify

Initial eligibility criteria used in "Other Ways to Qualify" must be met by high school graduation.

Contact the Bright Futures office for further details.

The other ways to qualify listed below must also meet the community service hours requirement
  • National Merit or Achievement Scholars and Finalists
  • National Hispanic Scholars
  • IB Diploma Recipients
  • Students who have completed the IB Curriculum with best composite score of 1270 SAT or 28 ACT
  • Students who have attended a home education program according to s. 1002.41, F.S., registered with the district during grades 11 and 12, with best composite score of 1270 SAT or 28 ACT
  • GED with best composite score of 1270 SAT or 28 ACT and a 3.5 weighted GPA in the above 15 required credits
  • Early Admissions with best composite score of 1270 SAT or 28 ACT and a 3.5 weighted GPA in curriculum courses completed
  • 3-year standard college preparatory program with best composite score of 1270 SAT or 28 ACT and 3.5 weighted GPA in the above 15 required credits
  • National Merit or Achievement Scholars and Finalists and National Hispanic Scholars who have not completed 75 hours of community service
  • Students who have completed the IB Curriculum with best composite score of 970 SAT or 20 ACT
  • Students who have attended a home education program according to s. 1002.41, F.S., registered with the district during grades 11 and 12, and have a best composite score of 1070 SAT or 23 ACT
  • GED with best composite score of 970 SAT or 20 ACT and a 3.0 weighted GPA in the above 15 required credits
  • Early Admissions with best composite score of 970 SAT or 20 ACT and a 3.0 weighted GPA in curriculum courses completed
  • 3-year standard college preparatory program with best composite score of 970 SAT or 20 ACT and a 3.0 weighted GPA in the above 15 required credits
The other ways to qualify listed below must also include a 3.5 unweighted GPA in a minimum of 3 vocational credits in one vocational program and minimum test scores listed above
  • GED with 3.0 weighted GPA using the core credits (excluding electives) required for your selected high school graduation option
  • 3-year standard college or career preparatory program with 3.0 weighted GPA using the core credits (excluding electives) required for your selected high school graduation option

 

More Scholarships Information: See Ms. Calhoun in guidance

 

Name  Due Date  Information 
Florida Financial Aid Scholarship   Various requirements-go to www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org
or
www.Facts.org
Coca-cola Scholarship October 3, 2004 To apply go online at: www.coca-colascholars.com
to get the application and a list of requirements.
Outstanding Students of America October 15, 2004 GPA 3.0, community service, extracurricular activities
www.outstandingstudentsofamerica.com
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards October 29, 2004 Any student in grades 5-12 as of October 29, 2004 that has engaged in a volunteer activity that has occurred at least in part after September 1, 2003. www.prudential.com/spirit
Kaplan's College Sweepstakes October 31, 2004 Complete and mail in an official entry form to
"Win $10K for College"
1440 Broadway, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10018
www.kaptest.com/win10k
University of South Alabama (USA) Academic Scholarship December 1, 2004

Presidential Scholarship
Bay Area Freshman Scholarship
Honors Program Scholarships
Abraham Mitchell Business Scholars Program
www.southalabama.edu or admiss@usouthal.edu

SAE Engineering Scholarship December 1, 2004 $400 - $10000
Various Scholarships available.  All applicants must intend to enroll in an engineering program, be a US citizen (not permanent resident), be a high school senior, and meet minimum requirements with regard to GPA, SAT and/or ACT scores as outlined in each scholarship
www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm
University of Alabama Academic and Leadership Scholarships December 1, 2004 TIER I, II, III; UA for National Merit, National Achievement Semifinalist/Finalists, Honors Program, Computer Based, Need Based, Air Force ROTC and Army ROTC
Scholarships.ua.edu
Grady-Rayam Scholarship assistance grant December 1, 2004
African Americans only
$3,000
Female vocalists/male vocalists
Perform two songs
AXA Achievement Scholarship December 15, 2004 $15,000 to 10 recipients/ national scholarship
To qualify, students should be well-rounded, determine to do their personal best and have demonstrated achievement at a job, sport or extracurricular activity. www.axa-achievement.com
Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest (500 four-year awards) December 31, 2004 Completed Application (original, typed or neatly printed); Applicant Essay, Parental Financial Statement, Official Transcript and SAT/ACT scores. Counselor Report in a sealed envelope, 2 Letters of Recomendation, Copies of Exhibits.
www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm
American Legion (Department of Florida) 2005 National High School Oratorical Contest January 1, 2005 You must contact a local American Legion Post for entry. Use the Post Locator link to find a Post at the website floridalegion.org/programs/oratorical/or_program.html The prepared oration must be the original effort of each contestant and must not take up less than eight minutes or more than ten minutes for delivery. The subject to be used for the Prepared Orations in the oratorical Contest must be on some phase of the Constitution of the United States, which will give emphasis to the attendant duties and obligations of a citizen of our government.
United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship January 4, 2004 $1,000
Reference letters, proof of leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, list of honors, etc.
Gates Millennium Scholars Submit online at www.gmsp.org
or postmarked by January 14, 2005 
For African Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic Americans
GPA 3.3, leadership, community service, extracurricular activities
Gates Millennium Scholars January 14, 2005, midnight EST African American, American Indian/ Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander or Hispanic American; citizen/legal resident or national of the United States; entering a U.S. accredited college or university as a full time, degree-seeking freshman in the Fall of 2005; have demonstrated leadership abilities, through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities, and meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. www.gmsp.org
Elks National Foundation Scholarships - ENF Legacy Awards January 14, 2005

500 one-year $1,000 scholarships. Student must be a child or grandchild (or step-child, stp-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2002, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2002. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2005. Great-grandchildren are not eligible. www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy.cfm

Elks National Foundation "Most Valuable Student" Scholarship January 14, 2005 500 four-year scholarships
from $4,000 to $60,000
AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) Scholarship February 1, 2005 Applicant must have a nominator (Counselor, Muic or Drama Instructor). Students who have strong interests in pursue careers in the performing arts (Music, Drama, Etc.). www.AMDA.edu
David C. Williams Scholarship (Florida Minerals and Chemistry) February 15, 2005 Completed Application with 2 student essays from pre-selected topics.
www.fmcc.org
Civitan Club Scholarship Award February 20, 2005 This scholarship is worth $1,000.  The winner will compete for additional award money.  This award is for seniors who exemplify good citizenship through school and community involvement.
Eagle Scout Scholarships February 28, 2004 Must be a registered Eagle Scout and a High School Senior. Applicants must be registered scouts who have achieved the rank f Eagle, have a SAT score of at least 1090 and/or equivalent ACT score of 26 and have financial need. Scout Council Service Center or online at the EAGLE SCOUT SCHOLARSHIP website; National Office, Boy Scouts of America, PO BOX 152079, Irving, Texas 75015-2079; www.bsa.scouting.org.nesa
Southern Scholarship Foundation March 2, 2005 Rent-free housing in a scholarship house.  Must have a 3.0 GPA, and have an acceptance letter to FLORIDA STATE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, BETHUNE COOKMAN (males only), FLORIDA A&M, AND FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY (females only).  Exhibit outstanding character, integrity, citizenship, motivation and financial aid.
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) - Free Enterprise Scholars Awards March 15, 2005 All applicants must be nominated by a dues-paying member of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Applicant should demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and initiative (particitpation in organizations such as DECA, FBLA, Junior Achievement, National foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, etc.)
www.scholarshipadministrators.net
Access code is NFIB
William J. English Scholarship March 15, 2004 2.5 GPA on a 4 point system, 3 Letters of recomendation, preferably from school principal, teacher, minister, counselor or FAEDS member from your home county. Any high school or vocational senior who is planning to major in computer science and/or information technology related field.
www.faeds.org
Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarships April 15, 2005 Female who has achieved the highest ranking in Girl Scouting - The Gold Award. Gold Award based on academics, activities, community involvement, leadership, and pursuit of individual interests. Must be Gold Award winner and graduating high school senior. Gold Award winners should contact their Gril Scout council in January or visit the new Girl Scout Central section of the Gril Scout site.
Bank of America Financial Aid Sweepstakes July 25, 2005 www.bankofamerica.com/studentsweeps
Emergency Educational Grants Between July 1 and December 31, of the academic year for which assistance is desired. Child of an Elk who is decreased or totally incapacitated, financial need, unmarried, under the age of 23, full-time undergraduate student. Contact the Elks National Foundation Scholarship department at 773-755-4732 for an application.
University of Southern Mississippi Scholarships   www.usm.edu
1) Click on STUDENT INFORMATION
2) Click on UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS
3) Click on ADMISSIONS
4) Click on SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications for scholarships are available in the Career Lab.

Reminder:  You must fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Form: www.fafsa.ed.gov for federal grants & scholarships.  You must fill out the Florida Financial Aid Application at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org for state funding and bright futures eligibility.

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