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Name School Amount Description Deadline Apply
Project Weather Scholarship Contest All Students, $1,000 Spectrum News 13 is proud to present the Project Weather Scholarship Contest. Established in August of 2008, the Project Weather Scholarship will be awarded once each year to seven high school seniors who excel in science. The scholarship is granted as a part of Spectrum News 13's commitment to educating children about science and weather. 01/07/2022 Link
Ron Brown Scholar Program All Students, $10,000 per year for 4 years

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify students who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential and make an impact on their communities through service to others.

The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. 

RBSP competitively awards 45 – 50 four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 450 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars.

Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be Black/African American, US citizens or permanent residents, and a current high school senior at the time of their application. 

01/09/2022 Link
Florida P.E.O. Scholarship All Students, up to $2,500 (award amount based upon number of applicants and funds available each year) The Florida P.E.O. Scholarship was established in 1994 to provide financial assistance for tuition and fees to qualified women who will be pursuing undergraduate study at a Florida college or university.  01/15/2022 Link
The Black American Engineering Scholarship Award All Students, varies

The Black American Engineering Scholarship Award provides opportunities to underrepresented students in the field of engineering through scholarship funds and mentorship.

To apply, students must be:

  • Black American
  • Incoming college freshman/current high school senior, or a student transferring from a two-year program into a four-year program in Fall 2022
  • Eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding
  • Able to show proven financial need
  • U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing
  • Enrolling in an accredited, not-for-profit four-year institution
  • Pursuing a degree in civil, electrical, mechanical, or chemical engineering, including any subfield of those disciplines
01/15/2022 Link
Dr. Shenique A. Gilbert Legacy Scholarship Seminole HS, $2,500 Criteria: • Attend Seminole High School • African American female • Graduating senior (class of 2022) • Minimum 3.2 weighted GPA • Must attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university in Fall 2022 (An acceptance letter must provide prior to receiving scholarship) 01/15/2022 PDF
Arts for Life! Scholarship All Students, $1000 Arts for Life! annually awards a one-time $1,000 scholarship to 25 graduating high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or the visual arts. Launched by former First Lady Columba Bush in 1999, the program has awarded scholarships to more than 525 gifted high school seniors. 02/01/2022 Link
Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards All Students, $4000 Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members.  02/07/2022 Link
College Board Opportunity Scholarships (Open to the Class of 2021 and 2022) All Students, varies The College Board Opportunity Scholarships offer nearly $5 million in scholarships each year as a way to reward you for your efforts to plan and pay for college. The program is currently open to the class of 2021 and 2022  02/28/2022 Link
Women in Science Scholarship Lake Howell HS, Oviedo HS, Winter Springs HS, $1,000 Dr. Mary R. Isaacs recognizes a responsibility to the Central Florida community by establishing the Women in Science Scholarship. Open to females who are seniors at Lake Howell HS, Oviedo HS, and Winter Springs HS. Eligibility: demonstrate proficiency in academics (minimum GPA of 3.3 on the 4.0 scale); demonstrate an interest in pursuing science as a major in college; demonstrate an interest in extracurricular activities; must be available for a personal interview, if asked. 03/03/2022 03:00 PM PDF
Pearlie Lift- Up Scholarship Service Award For 2022 High School Graduates All Students, $500 The 2022 “Pearlie Lift Up” Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who has struggled personally or academically, who has given back through service to his or her community and who wants a second chance to further his or her education. Preference will be given to applicants who are African American graduates who reside in Seminole County. 03/11/2022 Link
The Serrato-Munoz Scholarship Lyman HS, $500 The Serrato-Muñoz Scholarship (SMS) was established to recognize two Lyman High School seniors who have overcome housing instability ($500/each). Housing instability is a broad term that encompasses severe rent burden, overcrowding, poor housing quality, residential displacement, and homelessness. 04/02/2021 2:30 PM PDF
Carlton Henley Scholarship - $500 · Sam Momary Scholarship - $500 · Bill Scott Scholarship - $500 Lyman HS, $500 Application Process: Only need to submit ONE application package to be considered for all three scholarships.  04/02/2021 2:30 PM PDF
Jump Start Scholarship -due April 15, 2022 $1000.00

To apply for the College JumpStart Scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

1) High school 10th-12th grader, college student or non-traditional student;
2) U.S. citizen or legal resident;
3) Attend or plan to attend an accredited 2-year, 4-year or vocational / trade school in the U.S.
4) Be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community.

04/15/2022 Link
Got a Spine Scholarship All Students, $500 Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2022. Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year. Be a U.S. or Canadian resident. Be attending a school in the U.S. or Canada by October of 2022. Submit answers to the essay questions no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day of the deadline. 05/02/2022 Link
Florida Student Scholarship Grant Programs All Students, varies The state of Florida provides many state scholarships and grant programs. Check out the Office of Student Financial Assistance for scholarship and grant programs and applications.  05/31/2022 Link
College Board Scholarship Partners and Programs All Students, varies Use the link to access more information about College Board Recognition Programs and Scholarship Partners.  There are various due dates for the scholarships listed. 08/1/2022 Link
High School Heisman Scholarship All Students, varies

The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors hundreds of the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes each year. This year, the college scholarship amounts have been doubled, increasing support for each student-athlete’s education. The program will recognize a winner from each high school that has student participation. The top male and female applicants from each state will be awarded $1,000. State winners will move on for the chance to become a national finalist and win at least $2,000. Of the national finalists, a male and a female will be selected as the winner of the $10,000 National Heisman High School Scholarship

Eligibility begins with maintaining a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must perform in at least one of the 48 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.

10/19/2021 Link
The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) All Students, $10,000

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students. The U.S. Senate Youth Program mission is to encourage the best and brightest students in America's high schools to pursue careers in public service.

Each year, two outstanding student leaders from each state spend a week in Washington, D.C., experiencing their national government in action. In addition, each delegate will be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.

The Florida Department of Education invites eligible high school juniors and seniors to apply for the 2021-2022 U.S. Senate Youth Program scholarship. Florida high school juniors and seniors may qualify to apply based on leadership positions they currently hold per the USSYP official criteria.

10/26/2021 Link
Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship All Students, varies The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 33rd class in 2021, the Foundation has provided over 6,450 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $75 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. 10/31/2021 Link
Voice of Democracy- Veterans of Foreign Wars All Students, varies What is the Voice of Democracy Program? Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 57,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, America: Where do we go from here? 10/31/2021 PDF