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Name School Amount Description Deadline Apply
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
Alpha Delta Kappa Gamma Gamma Chapter Memorial Scholarship All Students, varies Alpha Delta Kappa is pleased to award its scholarship in the Spring 2021. This scholarship is available to graduating senior females who have expressed intent to enter into the field of education. 03/01/2021 PDF
Seminole Association of School Administrators Scholarship All Students, $1,000 As a continuing affirmation of its support of Seminole County Public School students, the Seminole Association of School Administrators has established a program that annually awards one scholarship to a graduating senior at each of the county’s nine high schools. Each one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarship award is open to any senior graduating from a Seminole County Public High School who will be attending a Florida public institution and whose parent is a full-time employee of the Seminole County Public School district. 03/05/2021 PDF
American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) Scholarship Program All Students, varies The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a professional organization of African Americans in the energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields. By doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market. 03/07/2021 Link
FASFEP Vivian Scott Scholarship All Students, varies The Florida Association of State and Federal Education Program Administrators (FASFEPA) is pleased to announce the Vivian Scott Scholarship opportunity! The 2019 FASFEPA Scholarship application period is now OPEN! Scholarship applications are due by March 8, 2021. See your school counselor to apply! *Students must be graduating seniors who are eligible for free/reduced price meals. 03/08/2021 PDF
Orlando Chapter of Chums, Inc. Scholarship All Students, varies The Orlando Chapter of Chums, Incorporated offers $1,000.00 scholarships annually to deserving female students of African descent (African American, Black, Afro-Caribbean) heading to college. Our Scholarship Committee is looking for well-rounded students who have an expressed financial need, demonstrate academic achievement, leadership skills, and involvement in a variety of school, community, and extracurricular activities. The Orlando Chums Memorial Scholarship is dedicated in memory of deceased members of the Orlando Chapter of Chums, Incorporated. Local applications will also be considered for a Chums, Incorporated Founders’ National Scholarship with awards up to $5000.00. 03/10/2021 PDF
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship Program, Sanford Alumnae Chapter All Students, varies

VISION OF THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

The Sanford Alumnae Chapter pledges to enrich the lives of the Seminole County Area through service.  The Scholarship Committee, one of many committees of the Chapter, has the responsibility of overseeing the Sanford Alumnae Chapter Scholarship Program.  The objective of the program is to provide scholarships annually to graduating Seminole County high school seniors who have excelled academically and contributed their talents to the improvement of their community.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for a scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be an African American student graduating from a public high school in Seminole County  in May or June 2021
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Plan to enter an accredited two-year or four-year university or college as a full-time freshman in the Fall of 2021
  • Not be the child of a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Complete the application packet as prescribed by the instructions herein
03/12/2021 PDF
Pearlie Lift- Up Scholarship Service Award All Students, $500 The 2021 “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. 03/12/2021 Link
Seminole County Council of PTAs/PTSAs College Scholarship All Students, varies Each year SCCPTA awards college scholarships to graduating high school seniors. These scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic performance. Visit http://www.sccpta.com/scholarship-for-seniors---application--donations.html for more information. The application link contains a folder with an English and Spanish version of the application. 03/12/2021 Link
Hispanic Heritage Scholarship All Students, varies ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES To qualify for an HHS scholarship, you must: Be of Hispanic Heritage Have a minimum overall unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students and undergraduate students Plan to enroll full-time (12 credit hours) and pursue a degree in an accredited college or university in Orange, Seminole, Osceola or Lake County in the fall and spring of the upcoming scholarship year Be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen as defined by HHS Apply for Federal Financial Aid using the FAFSA 03/15/2021 Link
Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association 2021 Full-Ride Hospitality Scholarship All Students, varies

The application is now open for the 2021 CFHLA Full Ride Hospitality Student Scholarship Program, for current high school seniors who have been accepted to a Central Florida Hospitality Education Program.

Minimum Student Requirements:

• The Student Applicant must be a 2021 Central Florida High School Graduate (Orange, Osceola or Seminole County)

• The Student Applicant must be registered and fully admitted to a Central Florida Undergraduate HOSPITALITY Program by September, 2021

• The Student Applicant must hold a GPA of 3.0 or greater

CFHLA will offer 1-3 Graduating High School Seniors with Full-Ride Scholarships to pursue a Hospitality Education. Applications are due to CFHLA by: Friday, March 19th, 2021

03/19/2021 Link
Seminole State College Wayne M. Densch First Generation Scholarship Application All Students, varies

The First Generation Program at Seminole State College is dedicated to assisting students who are first-generation (neither parent has earned a bachelor’s degree) achieve their goal of earning a college degree. We provide academic advising and financial aid assistance, as well as workshops and activities to help connect you to other students, staff, and faculty –all in one place!

Through a generous donation from the Wayne M. Densch Charities, Inc., we are offering 75 incoming students for Fall 2021 the opportunity to participate in a first generation scholarship program in which we provide a $750 scholarship each semester (fall and spring, total award up to $3,000) your first two years at Seminole State College. As a Densch Scholar, you will be assigned to the same advisors your entire time at Seminole State, have a peer mentor to help you navigate your first semester, and have special opportunities for leadership and career development.

PRIORITY DEADLINE: March 26, 2021

03/26/2021 Link
Henry T. Wetherall Memorial Scholarship 2021 All Students, $1000 You are invited to apply for our Henry T. Weatherall Memorial Scholarship. At least two $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to graduating High School students in Central Florida. You are eligible if: * You are currently a graduating High School student in either Seminole, Orange, or Osceola counties * You must attend an accredited college or university in Fall of 2021. Proof of acceptance must be provided, and the check will be made out to the school for the winner’s use * You are a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident 03/29/2021 PDF
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Educational Financial Assistance Program in Memory of Anthony Cipparone All Students, up to $2,000 The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Educational Financial Assistance Program in memory of Anthony Cipparone was created to assist to students from schools located in the geographical boundaries of Seminole or Volusia Counties or attending Bishop Moore or Father Lopez Catholic High Schools.The awards are for students of any faith who are entering a post-secondary course of study at an accredited college, university or technical school. Financial aid of up to $2000 per scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, school and community activities and personal qualities and strength. 03/29/2021 Link
2019-2020 Samuel Beauchamp "Jim" Crowe American Citizenship Essay Contest All Students, $1,000 The Kiwanis Club of Sanford-Lake Mary is proud to offer the Samuel Beauchamp "Jim" Crowe American Citizenship Essay Contest to Seminole County graduating high school seniors. The winning essay's author will be awarded $1000 at an upcoming Kiwanis meeting. The contest deadline is 03/29/2021 at 4:00 pm, and submissions may be sent by email or regular mail.  03/29/2021 04:00 PM PDF
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nu Iota Omega Chapter HBCU High School Scholarship All Students, varies

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is an organization focused on the academic achievements and community service acts of young people. As such, we are pleased to invite male or female African-American high school seniors, who are in good academic and social standing within the Orange and Seminole Counties, to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship will be disbursed during the 2020-2021 academic year. Winners will be notified via email.

In order to be eligible for this award, please note the following requirements. All documents must be submitted to be considered for this scholarship.

  •  Acceptance letter from a Historically Black College or University
  •  Completion of the attached application
  •  Completion of a 250-word essay answering the following: “Why are you attending an HBCU and what will you gain from an HBCU college experience?” (include header with identifying information)
  •  Submission of one letter of recommendation from a staff member at your high school (ie. principal, teacher, or counselor)
  •  Submission of one letter of recommendation from a community figure (ie. your spiritual leader/minister or community service coordinator)
  •  Submission of an official transcript (sealed and stamped by school guidance counselor)
  •  Submission of standardized test scores SAT or ACT (provide hard copy if not listed on official transcript)
  •  District GPA of 3.0 or higher
  •  Please attach list of extracurricular activities that demonstrate leadership positions and/or community service involvement. *include header with identifying information
03/31/2020 PDF
Zeta Phi Sorority, Inc. The Blue Five Pearls Foundation, Inc. Chi Phi Zeta Chapter Chapter of Seminole County All Students, $500- $1000 The Blue Five Pearls Foundation, Inc. is an affiliate of Chi Phi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Our organization is looking forward to assisting two Seminole County high school graduates, whose desire is to continue gaining knowledge and matriculating at a two or four year college. We believe education is powerful and that our applicants will make a positive impact on the world. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic performance. Only winning applicants will be notified by our Foundation. 03/31/2021 PDF
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nu Iota Omega Chapter Connie Joyce Davis High School Scholarship All Students, varies

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is an organization focused on the academic achievements and community service acts of young girls and women. As such, we are pleased to invite female African-American high school seniors, who are in good academic and social standing within Orange and Seminole County, to apply for a scholarship. The scholarship will be disbursed during the 2020-2021 academic year. Winners will be notified via email.

03/31/2021 PDF
Seminole County Farm Bureau All Students, $1000

This Scholarship is dedicated to Cecil A. Tucker, II. Cecil was a Christian, agricultural researcher, rancher, historian, author, businessman and philanthropist of both time and resources. He was a 7th generation Floridian born in Rockledge, FL on May 26, 1931. He grew up in Christmas in rural eastern Orange County. He attended the University of Florida from 1950-1954 receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Husbandry, with minors in Soil Science and Agronomy, and a Master of Science in Animal Husbandry and Nutrition. Cecil had a long, successful career in agriculture having served as a Seminole County Agricultural agent, where he developed educational programs for farmers as well as youth, with his 4-H youth programs producing multiple state champions. Cecil was a leader in the agriculture community, having served as President of Seminole County Farm Bureau for a number of years. Cecil won several awards at the state level throughout his careers, but perhaps his favorite awards, due to a lifetime of service to both, were being made an Honorary Director of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association in 2009 and being inducted into the Florida’s 4-H Hall of Fame in 2017. Cecil’s positive attitude, kind smile, charitable inclination and depth of knowledge will be sorely missed by all fortunate enough to have known him. This scholarship strives to honor his memory by helping to support future agricultural leaders.

Applications must be received by March 31, 2021. Applicants must be high school seniors in Seminole County, Florida. Applicant must be member of Florida Farm Bureau, or have a family member who is a member of Florida Farm Bureau.

This scholarship strives to award $1,000 to four graduating High School Seniors who are interested in continuing their education to prepare for a career in some way connected to the diverse agricultural industry.
Scholarship winner will be determined by April 30, 2021.

03/31/2021 Link
PEO Chapter BQ, Florida Scholarship All Students, varies

PEO Chapter BQ, Florida Scholarships are provided annually for the support of actively involved students to obtain higher education at an accredited, not-for-profit college or university. Scholarship amounts may vary each year based on the number of applicants and chapter resources. A Scholarship Committee comprised of Chapter BQ members reviews the applications and makes recommendations for awarding the scholarship. The award is then approved by the International PEO Foundation. Relatives of members of the Scholarship Committee are not eligible.

Requirements for consideration:

1. You must be a female student who is a full-time resident of Orange or Seminole County, Florida.

2. You must have a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.000 to 3.500 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

3. You should be actively and regularly involved in your school, community, and/or work.

4. You should have clear goals for your future studies.

5. Although financial need may be considered, it is not the primary criterion for selection.

03/31/2021 05:00 PM PDF