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    Welcome to the Scholarship section of our website.

    During the year we will post information about many opportunities. 

    Please note the the information is organized by due date.

    Visit the website below and find one that appeals to you.

    Scholarships

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    Check available scholarships, application requirements, print forms and apply.

    Good Luck!

    Did you know?

    Fee Waiver benefits for students who sit for the PSAT/NMSQT or SAT School Day!!!
    Students who sit for the PSAT/NMSQT and or the SAT SD can now be “flagged” as Fee Waiver Eligible during the test invoicing process. When schools order exams for either of the before mentioned tests, they will have to indicate how many fee waivers they will need. Then, during the invoicing window, school coordinators will be asked to check the names of the students who are eligible to receive fee waivers or fee waiver benefits. Once a student’s name is checked, their College Board Account should automatically reflect their eligibility.
     


    What is the College Board Opportunity Scholarship?

    • College Board Opportunity Scholarships give students a guide to the six most important steps to plan for college (e.g., building a college list, practicing for the SAT, completing the FAFSA). 
    • For every step students complete, they can earn scholarships, between $500 and $2,000.
    • Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.
    • There is no application or essay requirement; instead, students’ are rewarded for the efforts they put in and college planning actions they complete.
    • Scholarships can be applied to tuition, books, fees and other educational expenses at any two or four-year institution.
    • The program is now open to all class of 2020 students who attend high school in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories regardless of GPA, test scores, and family income. Juniors can sign up beginning in December.

    Visit cb.org/1MP to learn more information about College Board Opportunity Scholarships.

     


     

    21 JANUARY SCHOLARSHIPS TO APPLY TO OVER WINTER BREAK

    See the list of 21 scholarships to apply to this January. Some deadlines are as late as January 31st! Either way, these next few weeks are major deadline weeks so you don’t want to miss out!

    Link: https://thescholarshipsystem.com/blog-for-students-families/scholarships-apply-end-january/

    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Founders Centennial Scholarship

    $100,000 - To honor the legacy of the five founding members of the sorority,
    a $100,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating female from a Title I

    school for five (5) consecutive years beginning March 2020. Deadline:  January 16, 2020
    Download the Zeta Phi Beta scholarship application below.

    Florida Retired Educators Foundation (FREF) Scholarship

    The scholarship application is online only and must be completed once it is started. Apply online at: https://www.frea.org/scholarships/

    Deadline: January 20, 2020

     CHECKLIST and STEPS for SCHOLARSHIP SUBMISSION

    1. Check your eligibility for the scholarship. The following are requirements for eligibility:

    a. Graduating senior in 2020

    b. Minimum SAT score is 1,000 (Math/Reading) or ACT Composite score of 22

    c. Academic aptitude or achievement (3.0 or greater CUM GPA)

    d. Economic need

    e. Ability to relate to and work with people of all ages

    f. Commitment to service, with special interest in teaching children and youth

    g. Participation and leadership in school and community activities

    2. Complete application online at https://www.frea.org/scholarships/. It cannot be handwritten and printed.

    3. A completed application must include:

    a. Family Income

    b. Community Service Info

    c. Leadership Info

    d. 2 References with full contact info

    e. Single page typed essay (Can be uploaded with the application)

    f. Recommendation Letters (Can be uploaded with the application)

    g. Official high school transcript with ACT or SAT scores circled (Can be uploaded with the application) In the event the ACT/SAT scores are not printed on the transcript, a student applying for this scholarship must supply these scores. If the school needs to send transcripts to Florida Retired Educators Association (FREA) directly, that is acceptable. Our address is below.

    4. Submit your application by January 20, 2020. All transcripts and supporting paperwork, not available to be uploaded with application, must reach the FREA Office by January 31, 2020.

    5. You will be contacted through your high school Guidance Department to schedule an in-person interview with the Duval County Unit of FREA. 6. Questions? Email info@frea.org or call 727-577-6400.


    ARTS FOR LIFE! 2019-2020 Scholarship Application

    Arts for Life! annually awards a one-time $1,000 scholarship to 25 graduating high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or the visual arts. Launched by former First Lady Columba Bush in 1999, the program has awarded scholarships to more than 500 gifted high school seniors.
    Application Period: September 1, 2019 – February 3, 2020
    Eligibility: High school students who are graduating from a public, private, or virtual school or a home education program in Florida in the spring of 2020. Application Process: Students must submit a completed application form (page 5), brief essay explaining “How the arts have positively influenced my life” and a portfolio of work based on the parameters (listed on pages 2-4) in creative writing, dance, drama, music or the visual arts. Applicants may apply under more than one discipline.

    Applications must be postmarked on or before February 3, 2020 and mailed to: Foundation for Excellence in Education Attn: Arts for Life! P.O. Box 10691 Tallahassee, FL 32302 Or completed applications can be emailed to Lisa@ExcelinEd.org.

    Arts for Life Application

    The Mayor's Victim Assistance Advisory Council

    Survivor Scholarship

    This scholarship provides financial support and encouragement to an individual who is either a primary or secondary survivor of a violent crime (Including, but not limited to, stalking) or family member of a missing person.

    1. Current Duval County resident

    2. Vicitimization or missing status must have occurred in Jacksonville, Florida (Duval County)

    3. Currently accepted or enrolled in a college/university or career school with satisfactory achievement (in good standing)

    Direct questions to Laura Davis at (904) 630-1042 or Vaac@coj.net

    Deadline to submit application is Friday, February 14, 2020
     

    Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, a charitable organization comprised of people who work in the Florida workers’ compensation system.  The deadline for applications is February 28, 2020.  The Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund is a charitable organization that grants scholarship funds to deserving kids whose parents are involved in the workers’ compensation system as, for example, lawyers or legal assistants, insurance adjusters, medical personnel who treat workers’ compensation patients, and, of course, injured workers.  Our scholarship is available to kids who have the talent, the financial need, and the necessary connection to the workers’ compensation system. High school seniors must have a 2.7 GPA to apply and scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and have at least 12 credit hours per semester, in order to remain eligible for funds.Students can go to our website to find out if they meet the criteria required in order to apply for the scholarship.  

    If a student does meet the criteria, he or she can apply online at www.440scholarship.org


    2020 SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT BYON M. MORRIS SCHOLARSHIP

    The Byon M. Morris Scholarship will provide $5,000 ($1,250 per year for 4 years) to support tuition, books, fees, room and board, and degree-related expenses for two graduating seniors who have attained Scouting’s highest ranks. One Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts) and one Gold Award winner (Girl Scouts), each of whom must demonstrate an aptitude and desire to succeed, will receive the scholarship. In selecting the successful candidate, the review committee will consider academic achievements, leadership experience, desire for personal growth and financial need. All applicants must have at least a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (weighted) and plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution on a fulltime basis. Housed at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the Byon M. Morris Scholarship application and supporting documentation requirements are available at http://bit.ly/2020TCFScholarships and due by March 16, 2020.

    DOROTHEA B. SHAW SCHOLARSHIP The Dorothea B. Shaw Scholarship will provide $6,000 ($1,500 per year for 4 years) to support tuition, books, fees, room and board, and degree-related expenses for a student graduating from a Duval county public or private school and attending an accredited post-secondary institution in the Northeastern United States. Northeastern states are identified as: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT. In selecting the successful candidate, the review committee will consider academic achievements, leadership experience, desire for personal growth and financial need. All applicants must have at least a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (weighted) and plan to attend on a full-time basis. Housed at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the Dorothea B. Shaw scholarship application and supporting documentation requirements are available at http://bit.ly/2020TCFScholarships and due by March 16, 2020.

    SAM AND LYDIA PAYNE SCHOLARSHIP The Sam and Lydia Payne Scholarship will provide financial assistance to a student graduating from a North Florida public or private school who demonstrates an aptitude and desire to succeed. The scholarship will support tuition and books, up to $18,000 ($4,500 per year for 4 years) provided the recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements. All applicants must have a cumulative 2.2-3.5 (weighted) grade point average and plan to take a full-time course load in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. In selecting the successful candidate, the review committee will consider a desire for personal growth and financial need. Housed at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the Sam and Lydia Payne Scholarship application and supporting documentation requirements are available at: http://bit.ly/2020TCFScholarships and due by March 16, 2020.

    Supplemental materials may be mailed to: Carol Nieves The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida 245 Riverside Avenue, Suite 310 Jacksonville, FL 32202 904-224-7204 cnieves@jaxcf.org

     

    Duval County Council of PTAs/PTSAs 2019-20 Scholarship Application Information
    To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must:
    1) be a 2020 graduating senior of a Duval County high school;
    2) be a member of your school’s PTA/PTSA or the Sunshine State PTSA; if your school does not have a PTSA, you may join the Sunshine State PTA at http://floridapta.org/join-connect or email info@floridapta.org .
    3) have an unweighted cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher for University and Fine Arts, 2.5 or higher for Community College, and 2.0 or higher for Vo-Tech or Adversity/Opportunity.
    4) submit completed application form, including reference letters and DCPS high school transcript with Guidance Office stamp in a separate sealed envelope, to the DCCPTA, Attention Scholarship Committee, postmarked no later than March 31, 2020.
    5) enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in any accredited postsecondary institution for the 2020-2021 year. For a list of accredited institutions, please visit http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation.
    6) proof of registration and Social Security Number are required upon award of this scholarship. Value of Scholarship This is a one-time $500 scholarship, which will be made out to the applicant and the school of your choice.

    Steps in Applying
    1) Type or print answers on the application. PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY. Be sure to answer all questions.
    2) Enclose the following items in a large manila envelope:
    A. Completed two-page scholarship application;
    B. Official DCPS high school transcript (in a separate sealed envelope);
    C. Essay including your name at the top of both pages.
        On one (1) page of 8 ½ x 11” paper using 12 pt. Arial or Times Roman font, discuss an experience you have had in any area of your life: school, work, athletics, family, church, community and how that experience will help you achieve your future educational goals. On an additional page of 8 ½ x 11” paper using 12 pt. Arial or Times Roman font describe what PTA/PTSA means to you and examples of applicants advocacy for students and public education. Be sure to include any extenuating circumstances which may explain your situation. D.

        Two (2) letters of reference (one from school and one from community) Mail the application packet to DCCPTA, PO Box 5397, Jacksonville, FL 32247, ATTENTION: SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE postmarked no later than March 31, 2020.


    The JCI Senators Foundation of Florida has recently opened their scholarship. In April, $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. JCI gives multiple scholarships and the directions and descriptions can be reviewed at . . . http://www.fljcisenate.org/scholarship-directions-and-application/

    The Southeastern Region of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc will be conducting our annual Regional Conference, in the historic city of Jacksonville, FL on April 2 -April 5, 2020. During this annual Conference, the ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho will award one deserving graduating high school senior with the Sigma Soar for Success Scholarship. This award is specifically for a student who resides in the city where the conference is held, has successfully been admitted to a four-year baccalaureate program and meets the requirements of the scholarship. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc seeks to serve as a conduit to a brighter future for our community. Therefore, we encourage all interested students to apply for this scholarship as you soar for success. http://www.seregionsgrho.org

    NATIONAL NAVAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (NNOA) 2020 ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIPS (Award Range: Up to $2500) Open: December 16, 2019– April 3, 2020 About Us: NNOA is an organization composed of Active Duty, Reserve and Retired Officers, Academies, Midshipmen, Cadets and interested civilians. The organization is sanctioned by the Secretaries of the Navy and Transportation and is a member of the Navy and Marine Corps Council. NNOA has members of all ranks and ethnic groups serving communities around the globe. The National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) actively supports the Sea Services in the development of a diverse officer corps through recruitment, retention, and career development. NNOA is essential in maintaining operational readiness by providing professional development, mentoring, and support of cultural awareness. NNOA establishes and maintains a positive image of the Sea Services in communities and educational institutions. Scholarship Information: Principals, Senior Counselors, and Educators please distribute or post the following scholarship application and contact information for your student body. The scholarships are targeted for high school seniors planning to attend a two year college or four year university in the Summer or Fall 2020. Thank you for your assistance in distributing this information to our prospective awardees. The contact persons for the National Naval Officers Association Jacksonville Chapter are Mrs. Herlena Washington and Mr. Brian Martin, Scholarship Committee Members. For additional information regarding these scholarship opportunities, please call Mr. Brian Martin at 904-542-3559 or Mrs. Herlena Washington at 904-696-5565. You may also send an email to brian.k.martin4.civ@mail.mil or herlena.washington@yahoo.com. See NNOA JAX Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/NNOAJacksonville-Chapter-100496146662119/ .

    Farah and Farah “Empowering Greatness Scholarship” 2020
    Scholarship Awards: Twenty (20) scholarship awards of $5,000 each will be awarded to current high school seniors and students currently enrolled in college, totaling $100,000.**Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the winner’s school for use. Award money must be used toward tuition or education expenses.
    Scholarship Eligibility:To be considered for the Empowering Greatness Scholarship, applicants’ permanent address must be in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Farah and Farah employees and their family members are not eligible to participate.


    A completed application packet must be emailed to scholarships@farahandfarah.com by April 5, 2020. Download your application packet here. The application packet must include:

    A completed and signed “Empowering Greatness Scholarship” Application Form.

    For current high school students: high school transcripts AND an acceptance letter from the accredited U.S. college or university the applicant will be attending fall 2020.

    For current college students continuing their undergraduate studies in the fall of 2020: college transcripts.

    Applicant’s proof of Florida, Georgia or South Carolina residency. *Accepted forms of applicant’s proof of residency include: copy of Drivers License or other Government Issued ID, copy of School ID, mail from school addressed to applicant at home address.

    A letter of recommendation confirming applicant’s community service activities.

    A letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor or school/college administrator.
    All awardees must commit to providing 10 hours of community service per semester, totaling 20 community service hours in the 2020-2021 academic year. Further details on the community service assignment will be provided to scholarship award winners by Farah & Farah.
    A one page 500-word essay using the following prompt:

    Scholarship Essay Prompt: The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired a nation when he stated, “Everybody can be great…Because anybody can serve”. Serving one’s community is an invaluable experience that can change lives and create a better world.  In a 500 word essay, share a community service activity or project you participated in that positively changed your community, contributed to your growth and/or affected your plans for the future. Inspire us with your story!

    All items must be submitted by April 5, 2020.
    Winners will be notified on May 5, 2020.
    Announcements will be made to the public on June 5, 2020
    Application packets and inquiries may be emailed to:  scholarships@farahandfarah.com

     

    CGCS-Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships

    The Council of the Great City Schools and Dr. Bernard Harris strongly believe that education is key to progress, development and economic growth in our country. Together, they have developed a partnership to increase awareness about the need for more math and science graduates, especially among underrepresented populations. This scholarship is part of their efforts to support students of color who plan to pursue math- and science- related degrees. Four scholarships for two boys and two girls, with a value of $5,000 each, will be awarded in May 2020 to two Black and two Hispanic students currently completing their senior year of high school in a member district of the Council of the Great City Schools (see list of member districts on left). Applicants must be accepted for fulltime enrollment at a four-year college or university in the next academic year and pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). The scholarships, named in recognition of Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., serve underrepresented students pursuing careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. As a former astronaut, physician and businessman, Dr. Harris is an outstanding role model dedicated to serving as a mentor to the scholarship recipients. Applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the Council of the Great City Schools. Recipients will be selected by Dr. Harris and notified in May. The scholarship will be paid to the university of the recipient’s choice and can be applied to tuition and related expenses during the 2020-2021 academic school year.

    To apply for the 2020 scholarship, this application must be submitted online by April 6, 2020. Click here to apply or go to: https://tinyurl.com/ycd6z8dr.

     


     

     

    2019 El Dabe Ritter Scholarship. This scholarship is now available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. More information  can be found on our scholarship application below:

    Deadline: June 30, 2020, Award Amount: $1,500

    Application: https://www.personalinjurylawyerslosangeles.com/#scholarship

    Injured Call Today, a doctor referral company in New York City and surrounding
    areas.  We would like to announce the Injury Doctor Scholarship.

    This scholarship is available to all high school seniors and current
    college students who are planning on entering the medical field. We
    understand how difficult it can be to pay for college and medical
    school, and we want to help someone afford a better education

    Here are some brief notes on this scholarship:

    $1,000 (One-time award) Due June 30, 2020 Must be attending a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college
    for Spring 2020 Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted

    We think this would be a great opportunity for your students and were curious if you would be willing to share this scholarship with them?
    If so, you can view the scholarship and other pertinent information here:

    https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.injuredcalltoday.com_-23scholarship-2Dapplication&d=DwIBaQ&c=xqeeNFbi0oBFbe4IznK4e--5GG6Clqq80LVi1AqPhGE&r=ZL9bmA-yrAE4m-Eh0I9y-ShrgMQN4Sd11BQkhtGQv1E&m=RwscrHeVS0bxUybNLrRuQuwgtcbKNG-KRBjWJAsTv5w&s=bdv9fizYY0bhJflLf-mS6IXyyqUYp4aXkylMlU2-vhg&e=         
    Thank you for time and have a great day!
     
    Duval/Nassau County Chapter Financial Assistance $1000 Scholarship.
    Applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2020. Late applications will not be reviewed. Applicants who desire to attend Bethune-Cookman University must provide the following documents to confirm:
    • Must be a 2020 High School Graduating Senior.
    • Must reside in Duval or Nassau County.
    • Must have taken either the SAT or ACT with a score of at least 1100/17 respectively.
    • Must have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. • Must submit a copy of the Letter of Acceptance from Bethune-Cookman University.
    • Must submit a copy of the FAFSA (Financial Aid Application for Student Assistance) letter of determination based on need.
    • Must submit a letter from an organization verifying community/volunteer service.
    • Must submit unopened letter with the copy of your official transcript with school seal.
    • Must submit two (2) letters of recommendations from either of the following: teacher, pastor, high school principal, counselor, B-CU alumnus, community leader or your employer.
    • Must submit a 2-page essay (12 pt. font) on one of the following topics: • “Why Is Accomplishing A College Education Important to You?” • “Why Is Bethune–Cookman University Your Educational Choice?”
     
    Mail Completed Applications To: Duval/Nassau County Chapter National Alumni Association of Bethune-Cookman University Attention: Scholarship Committee P. O. Box 41291 Jacksonville, Florida 32203 Questions may be directed to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Mrs. Sandra Milton at lafayeisworthy@bellsouth.net call 904.463.1311.

    The City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any High School senior nationwide, and we would like to invite your students to apply.

    Our Deadline:
    July 31, 2020


    Award Amount:
    $1000


    Application:
     
     

     

    Be sure to apply early and check the application deadlines