The following is a constantly updated list of scholarship opportunities (mainly) for Florida college students, though some of these scholarships are available for non-Florida students.
- Jerome Bain Scholarship Fund-
This scholarship is only available to students attending the University of Florida. There is no specific application, as "deserving" students are selected for it.
- Frederick W. and Grace P. Brecht Scholarship-
This scholarship is for residents of Brevard County, FL, or people who have graduated a Brevard county high school. In addition, one must demonstrate a financial need for the scholarship and have a GPA of at least 2.0. To be eligible, you must be accepted into a Florida public university or community college. You must apply through your institution's website (for instance, the University of Florida website).
- The William L Boyd, IV Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)-
This scholarship is for Florida undergraduates attending a non-profit college or university. To be eligible, applicants must be Florida residents, and cannot be seeking a degree in Theology or Divinity. You must apply for this scholarship through your institution. For more information, visit this (unofficial) page.
- The Florida Public Student Assistance Grant Program (FSAG) for Public Schools-
This is a simple grant for Florida residents wishing to attend a public university or college. The institution must be Title IV eligible with U.S. Department of Education approved accreditation and administer Pell Grants. The website can be found here.
- Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs (national scholarship)-
This is a need-based scholarship sponsored by the Horation Alger Association. It awards between $625-$3000. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and must submit an essay about adversities that they have overcame. The official website is here.
- Microsoft Minority Technical Scholarship (national scholarship)- Sponsored by Microsoft, this scholarship is for minority students interested in pursuing a degree in computer science. It will cover full tuition. Applicants must be part of a group underrepresented in the software field, such as African American or Hispanic. A 3.0 GPA is required. Applicant must complete 12 weeks of a salaried summer internship at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, so it might be a bit of a hassle for Florida students. A letter of recommendation, an essay, transcripts, and a resume are required. For more information on this scholarship, visit the official website
Keep checking in for more highlighted scholarships. These are just the tip of the iceberg. For tips on finding your own scholarships, see the "Tips on finding scholarships" page.