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


Eligibility Criteria



College Board Opportunity Scholarships

  • Open to all students of the Class of 2020!

Monthly drawings
Final drawing March 2020 

Up to $40,000

Southern Scholarship

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


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


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 


 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


The Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship 

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


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

Dec. 20


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


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


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


John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

  • Grades 9-12 

Jan. 18 


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


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


Arts for Life! Scholarship

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

Feb. 4


Jason Beaird Memorial Foundation Scholarship

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

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



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


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


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

Orlando Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

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


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


Lighthouse Guild Scholarship

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


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


B. Davis Scholarship

  • Current junior or senior 

May 24


BigSun Scholarship

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


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


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

1170 SAT
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