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2019-20 Scholarships
(Click on the scholarship's name for application and further info)


Scholarship


Eligibility Criteria


Deadline


Award

 
Pursuit of the Arts Scholarship

  • Senior
  • Must be qualified for McKinney-Vento Act provisions, on free/reduced meal plan or otherwise documented to have been experiencing poverty or homelessness during (but not limited to) their senior year
  • Must pursue post-secondary education in visual or performing arts 
   
 
Farmworker Career Development Program

  • Juniors or seniors
  • Considering a technical career
  • Have family members working in the field of agriculture 

No deadline 

Pays for tuition, books, uniforms, etc.

Ron Brown Scholar Program

 
  • Senior 
  • Black/African American
  • Excel academically & exhibit exceptional leadership potential 
  • Participate in community service
  • Financial need
  • US citizen or permanent resident 
 
Nov. 1
Jan. 9
 
$40,000

Southern Scholarship
Foundation


  • Senior
  • Minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA
  • Financial need as demonstrated on the FAFSA 

Nov. 1
(for Spring)
April 1
(for Fall)

 
Rent-free 
Housing

Central FL Merle Evanchyck Epilepsy Scholarship
 
  • Senior
  • Must have received epilepsy diagnosis 
 
Nov. 15
March 15
August 15

 
$1,000-$2,500

College Board Opportunity Scholarships
 



Open to all seniors in the class of 2020!



Monthly drawings
Final drawing March 2020


Varies
Up to $40,000 

WOHS PTSO Ultimate Warrior Scholarship

 
  • Senior at WOHS
  • In good standing
  • Plan to pursue post-secondary education (tech/vocational school, college, etc.) 
 
Extended!
 March 30

Email to scholarships@wohsptso.org

TBD

QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program


  • Junior
  • Planning to apply to college during the fall of senior year
  • High academic achievement
  • Low-income background/financial hardship
              
Extended!
April 21

Full scholarships to summer programs at Yale, Notre Dame, and more!



Christopher Leda Memorial Scholarship

 
  • WOHS senior
  • Acceptance into an in-state 4-year college/university for summer or fall of 2020
  • Enter profession in health and behavioral science (medicine, adolescent psychology/counseling, social work, behavioral science)
  • Cumulative 3.5 weighted GPA

Extended!
March 30

Email to nadia.morel@ocps.net
 
$1,000

Central FL Hotel & Lodging Association Scholarship

 
  • Senior 
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Plan to attend a hospitality program in Central FL

March 27 

Full Ride
New!
Historical Society of Central Florida John Young History Maker Scholarship

 
  • Senior in Central FL
  • Accepted into accredited 2 or 4 year college/university 
 
March 27

$2,500
New!
Retired Educators of Orange County Academic Scholarship

 
  • Senior
  • Minimum 4.0 weighted GPA
  • Minimum 1200 SAT or 25 ACT
  • Accepted into accredited college 
 
March 28

$2,000

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

 
  • Senior 

March 30

$1,000
 
Cade Nabers Memorial Scholarship

  • Senior
  • Be accepted by an accredited college
  • Awarded by teacher in the field of Drama or TV Production

April 1
Presented at Senior Awards 

$500 
New!
Joe & Chesta Hembrooke "Reach for the STARS" Scholarship

 
  • Senior in OCPS
  • Live in a West Orange County zip code (see application)
 
April 10

$250-$1,000
 

New!
Central FL Working Women's Tennis League Scholarship

 
  • Senior
  • Female
  • Played JV or Varsity tennis and will continue to play at club level during college
  • 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Participated in community service
  • Attending 4-year college next year

April 15 

TBD
New!
The Robert and Joanne Koch Scholarship for Architecture


  • Senior in Central FL
  • Will study architecture at an accredited college in Central Florida 
  • Unweighted 3.5 GPA or higher
 
April 15

$1,000 

New!
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
Z.E.T.A. Foundation Scholarship

 
  • Senior
  • Minority, female
  • Attend college/university in the fall
  • Minimum 100 community service hours
  • Minimum 3.0 weighted GPA
  • Minimum 1000 SAT or 21 ACT
 
April 15

Up to $1,100

New!
West Orange Chamber of Commerce
Danniel J. Petro Scholarship


  • Senior
  • Will attend UCF, Valencia, or Orange Technical College
  • Live in one of WOCC service area communities (see application)
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA (weighted or unweighted) 

April 17

$1,000-$2,500

Kobrin Family Scholarship
 
  • Senior
  • Jewish faith
  • Will attend University of Central FL
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Minimum 1360 SAT or 26 ACT

April 30 

$2,500/year 

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship


  • Juniors and seniors

June 12 

$1,000

Ponton Law Scholarship
 
  • Senior (Class of 2020)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Plan to attend college Fall 2020 
 
July 31
 
$1,000

LawnStarter Lawntrepreneur 
  • Senior
  • Planning to go to college
  • Currently own a lawn care business, have owned one in the past, or plan on starting a business after college 
 
Aug. 20

$1,000
New!
Aviation Scholarship Awards

 
  • Junior or senior

Oct. 1

Up to $20,000


Bright Futures Scholarship Program


Academic
 

Medallion

Gold Seal Vocational
 
16 core courses (including foreign language)
  • 16 core courses (including HOPE and Fine Art)
  • Minimum of three Career and Technical Education credits in one vocational program
 
3.5 BF weighted
GPA*

3.0 BF weighted GPA* 
  • 3.0 BF weighted GPA in core courses*
  • 3.5 unweighted GPA in three vocational courses

 
1290 SAT
or
29 ACT

Class of 2021 & beyond:
1330 SAT

1170 SAT
or
26 ACT

Class of 2021 & beyond: 
1210 SAT
or
25 ACT

  • SAT: Reading 440, Math 440 or,
  • ACT: English 17, Reading 19, Math 19 or,
  • PERT: Reading 106, Writing 103, Math 114

 
100 Community Service Hours


75 Community Service Hours

30 Community Service Hours

*Bright Futures has a different grade point scale for honors, AP and Dual Enrollment courses, therefore a student's Bright Futures GPA may differ from their school GPA.

Students must apply for the Bright Futures scholarship by submitting the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) beginning October 1st of their senior year and before their high school graduation date. Click 
here for the OSFA website to get more information on Bright Futures and other state scholarships.
 
You may use this worksheet to keep track of your Bright Futures credits and to calculate your GPA and/or quality points.
 

Additional Resources:
OCPS Scholarship Bulletin
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