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Are you a resident of Florida? Are you looking for money to assist you in returning or attending college for the first time? Many scholarships exist with the requirement that you must be a Florida resident. Applying for these state scholarships makes it much for likely that you will receive some much needed financial help than applying for larger national or international scholarships. Below is a list of scholarships that were created just for FL residents.
William Boyd Florida Resident Access Grants provides money to help Florida undergraduate college students attend a private college or university in Florida.
Shelby Foundation Shelby Scholar Scholarship Program awards scholarships worth $7,000 each to local students who come from limited financial backgrounds. The dual goal is to help them achieve their career goals as well as to give back to their community. These awards are renewable for up to four years. In order to be eligible for this grant, students must be a graduating senior in Sarasota, Charlotte, Manatee, or DeSoto counties in Florida or graduating with an associate’s degree from a community college that is located in any of those four counties in FL.
Applicants must intend to pursue a B.A. degree for a college or university on a full-time basis. Scholarships recipients will be selected based on financial need, grade point average (a minimum of 3.0 is required), high school transcripts, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation which should highlight personal growth, the students goals and values as evidenced by their essay, and a personal interview. In addition to the financial benefits, this scholarship offers two unique advantages to students. First there is a Shelby Scholar Symposium which helps match students with community leaders who work in their field of interest. The second benefit is that the award amount can vary by year based on the student’s financial need.
NTA Florida Scholarship offers one award in the amount of $1,500 to an eligible FL student who resides in the U.S. The student must be enrolled in an undergraduate program in a tourism or hospitality field. A minimum of a 3.0 grade point average is required.
Minority teacher Education Scholarships provides about three hundred awards of up to $4,000 each. This program aims to increase the retention of students who want to teach in the state of FL. Community college students are given unique consideration and students must attend one of the participating colleges and universities. In order to be eligible, students must be a FL resident and a member of a minority racial group. They must have been admitted into a teacher education program and be a junior. They must not have exceeded 18 hours of education courses prior to the application deadline. The awards are awarded $2,000 per semester and are eligible to be renewed for two consecutive years.
Author: Jeff Gitlen