Florida students seeking higher education are at no shortage of options when it comes to access to affordable colleges and universities. However, Florida scholarships of all kinds, whether state-based or sponsored by private organizations, can be great additional opportunities for students who are looking to get as much of their higher education costs covered as possible.
Keep reading for more information on Florida higher education, Florida scholarship opportunities, and additional financial aid resources for Florida students seeking higher education.
Before we dive right into the Florida scholarships, here are a few important things to know and keep in mind about attending college in Florida:
Deadlines: June 30, December 31
Eligibility: Open to high school students of all years. No essay or minimum GPA required to apply. Open to US citizens, international students in the US, and students with DACA and undocumented status.
Deadline: February 1
Eligibility: Open to high school senior students pursuing University, Fine Arts, Vocational, and Community College degrees. Must be a Florida resident and be currently attending a PTSA school.
Deadline: February 4
Eligibility: Open to Florida high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or visual art.
Deadline: February 15
Eligibility: Open to college juniors and seniors, as well as graduate students, with financial need who are pursuing careers in fields related to business, chemistry, civil engineering, construction management, marketing, or sales.
Amount: Varies, up to $7,000
Deadline: March 1
Eligibility: Open to high school senior residents of Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, or Desoto counties in Florida. Must be planning to attend an accredited college or university to complete a four-year degree. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Amount: up to $5,000
Deadline: March 31
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate juniors and seniors, as well as fifth year students majoring in accounting and planning to sit for the CPA exam/practice in Florida.
Deadline: April 21
Eligibility: Open to high school seniors, high school graduates or current college undergraduates who plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA.
Deadline: May 6
Eligibility: Open to all high school seniors in Florida.
Eligibility: Open to Florida residents and US citizens or eligible non-citizens admitted into a teacher education program at any of the program’s eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Must belong to one of the following racial groups: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander or American Indian/Alaskan native.
Deadline: June 1
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate seniors or recent college graduates pursuing a career in the library sciences field at an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
Amount: Varies (minimum $500)
Deadline: October 10
Eligibility: Open to students interested in pursuing a career in the field of environmental health, or to enhance an existing career in environmental health.