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2018-19 Scholarships
(Click on the scholarship's name for application and further info)


Scholarship


Eligibility Criteria


Deadline


Award


College Board Opportunity Scholarships



  • Open to all students of the Class of 2020!

Monthly drawings
Final drawing March 2020 


Varies
Up to $40,000

Southern Scholarship
Foundation


  • Current 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
 
  • Current senior
  • Must have received epilepsy diagnosis 
 
Nov. 15
March 15
August 15

 
$1,000-$2,500

AXA Achievement Scholarship
 
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities 
 
Dec. 14

$2,500-$25,000

MLK Arthur "Pappy" Kennedy Scholarship
 
  • Current senior
  • Minority students encouraged to apply
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Identify any YMCA and community involvement
  • Strong volunteer/charitable service record
  • Participation in school leadership activities/extracurricular programs 
 
Dec.14

$1,200-$2,000

 Burger King Scholars Program
  • Current senior
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university, or vocational-technical school 
 
Dec. 15

$1,000-$5,000

The Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship 

  • Current senior
  • Must love/appreciate Final Fantasy games 
 
Dec. 15

$1,000

BluePay STEM Scholarship
  • Current senior
  • Major in a STEM field and attend an accredited college or university

Dec. 20
 
$1,000

$250

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

 
  • Current senior 
  • Demonstrate attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • U.S. citizen
  • Plan to enroll in a full-time at an accredited 4-year college/university in the U.S. 

Jan. 4 

Up to $40,000

Drive Smart Teen Contest

 
  • 13-18 years old
  • U.S. and PR residents 
 
Jan. 6

Varies

Ron Brown Scholar Program

  • Current senior
  • Must be Black/African American
  • Must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential & participate in community service activities
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident 
 
Jan. 9

$40,000

APIASF General Scholarship
 
  • Current senior
  • Asian American and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
  • U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident
  • Minimum 2.7 unweighted GPA
  • Must submit FAFSA
  • Enroll in an accredited college/university in the fall 
 
Jan. 10

$2,500-$20,000 

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

  • Grades 9-12 

Jan. 18 

Varies

Central FL Women's League Scholarship

  • Current female senior 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Extracurricular/community involvement
  • Financial need

*This is only awarded to students from 5 local area schools!


Jan. 21

 TBD

George Fortier Memorial Scholarship

  • Current male senior
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Extracurricular/community involvement
  • Financial need

*This is awarded to a student from one of the 5 local area schools!
 

 
Jan. 21

TBD

Arts for Life! Scholarship

  • Current senior
  • Demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or the visual arts 

Feb. 4

$1,000

Jason Beaird Memorial Foundation Scholarship

 
  • Current senior
  • Minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA
  • Completed minimum 30 community service hours 
 
Feb. 4

$1,000
 
Oakland Presbyterian Church Education Fund

  • Current senior
  • Max annual 2017 family of 4 income of $65,000
  • Demonstrate previous active participation in school, church, community and volunteer activities

Feb. 4 

Up to $30,000 for undergrad

McDonald's HACER National Scholarship
 
  • Current senior
  • Have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage
  • Legal U.S. resident
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Eligible to attend a 2- or 4-year college or university 
 
Feb. 4

$5,000-$100,000

New!

Florida Engineering Foundation Inc. Scholarships
  • Current senior
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Minimum 600 SAT Math/500 SAT English or 26 ACT Math/21 ACT English
  • Enroll in an accredited engineering program
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
 
Feb. 9

$2,500

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Petals of Hope Scholarship


  • Current female senior 
  • Honors track: minimum 3.5 weighted or 3.0 unweighted GPA; 1000 SAT or 22 ACT
  • Regular track: minimum 2.5 GPA; 900 SAT or 20 ACT
 
March 1

$1,000

Fred Griffin, Jr. Scholarship
  • Current senior
  • Must come from a single parent home
  • Single parent income must be under $30,000
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Enroll as a freshman in a 2 or 4 year college/university
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA 
  • Minimum 30 completed community service hours
 
March 16

 $500
New!
Orlando Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

 
  • Current senior (male or female)
  • Plan on attending college
  • Involvement in school/community activities 
 
March 22

$1,000

Christopher Leda Memorial Scholarship
 
  • Current senior
  • Acceptance at a FL 4-year accredited university/college
  • Desire to enter a Health & Behavioral Science field (medical, adolescent psych/counseling, social work, behavioral science)
  • Minimum 3.5 weighted GPA

March 27 
to Mrs. Morel

 
$1,000

Lighthouse Guild Scholarship

 
  • Current senior
  • Legally blind
  • U.S. Citizen or legal resident 
 
March 31

TBD

Cade Nabers Memorial Scholarship
 
  • Current senior
  • Be accepted by an accredited college
  • Teacher awarded in the field of Drama or TV Production 
 
April 1

$500 

B. Davis Scholarship

  • Current junior or senior 

May 24

$1,000

BigSun Scholarship

 
  • Current senior
  • Participation in sports (player, coach, official) 
 
June 19

$500

Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship

 
  • Current senior
  • Pursue a health-related degree (i.e. counseling, social work, medical, nursing, psychology)
  • U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Accepted into an accredited college/university 
 
June 30

$1,000


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

1170 SAT
or
26 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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