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


Scholarship


Eligibility Criteria


Deadline


Award

 
New!
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

Pathway to Success Scholarship
 
  • Senior
  • First generation female student entering college as freshman Fall 2020
  • Attend a 4-year public FL university

Feb. 15 

Full cost of attendance
New!
FASFEPA Vivian Scott Scholarship
 
  • Senior
  • Eligible for free/reduced price meals 

Feb. 27 to Ms. Morel 

$1,500

College Board Opportunity Scholarships
 



Open to all seniors in the class of 2020!



Monthly drawings
Final drawing March 2020


Varies
Up to $40,000 

New!
West Orange Scholarship Foundation

 
  • Senior at WOHS
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Attend a public college or university in FL
  • Involvement in school and community activities
  • Financial need

March 1 to Ms. Morel in Student Services
 

$1,500 - $6,000
New!
West Orange Junior Service League Scholarship

 
  • Senior (west area schools)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Will attend Valencia College
  • Involvement in school and/or community activities 
 
March 3 to Ms. Morel in Student Services

$1,500

AKA Petals of Hope Scholarship

 
  • Senior graduating from Orange or Osceola County
  • Female
  • Attend an accredited college or university
  • Honors Track: 3.5 weighted or 3.0 unweighted GPA and 1000 SAT or 22 ACT
  • Regular Track: 2.5 GPA and 900 SAT or 20 ACT

March 6 
 
$1,000
New!
Coite and Mildred Hill Scholarship


  • Senior in OCPS
  • Will attend University of Florida or Florida State University in the fall 

March 9 to Ms. Morel in Student Services


$2,000
New!
WOHS PTSO Ultimate Warrior Scholarship

 
  • Senior at WOHS
  • In good standing
  • Plan to pursue post-secondary education (tech/vocational school, college, etc.) 
 
March 12

TBD

Orlando Chapter of Chums Scholarship


  • Senior
  • African-American female
  • Academic achievement
  • Leadership skills
  • Community/extracurricular involvement 
 
March 14

$1,000

FAMU National Alumni Association Great Orlando Chapter Scholarship


  • Senior in Orange County
  • Acceptance to FAMU for Fall 2020
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative unweighted GPA 

March 15 

$1,000

Fred Griffin, Jr. Scholarship
 
  • Senior
  • Member of single parent home
  • Applicant's single parent annual income under $30,000
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent U.S. Resident
  • Attend a 2 or 4-year college/university
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Minimum 30 community service hours 
 
March 16

$500 
New!
Health Central Auxiliary Scholarship

 
  • Senior
  • Student's course of study must be in a health-related field
  • U.S. Citizen 

March 16 

$2,000

Jason Beaird Memorial Foundation Scholarship
 
  • Senior in Orange County
  • Minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA
  • Minimum 30 community service hours
  • Attend a 2- or 4-year college/university or technical school 

 March 17

$1,000

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

Due to Mrs. Morel in Student Services
March 25 
 
$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

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 

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


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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