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


Eligibility Criteria



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

Southern Scholarship

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

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


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


College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Open to all seniors in the class of 2020!

Monthly drawings
Final drawing March 2020

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.) 
 March 30

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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
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

March 30

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Central FL Hotel & Lodging Association Scholarship

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

March 27 

Full Ride
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

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


National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

  • Senior 

March 30

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 

Joe & Chesta Hembrooke "Reach for the STARS" Scholarship

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


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 

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


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

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


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 


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

  • Juniors and seniors

June 12 


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

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

Aviation Scholarship Awards

  • Junior or senior

Oct. 1

Up to $20,000

Bright Futures Scholarship Program



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

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

1290 SAT
29 ACT

Class of 2021 & beyond:
1330 SAT

1170 SAT
26 ACT

Class of 2021 & beyond: 
1210 SAT
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