Florida Department of Education (FDE) State Funded Need-based Scholarships and Grants
Note: Deadlines, eligibility requirements, award amount and application procedures will depend on the participating college or university.
First Generation Matching Grant Program-this is open to Florida residents who are undergraduate students in any of Florida’s participating educational institutions.
Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistance Grant (FSAG-CE) Program- this is awarded to Florida residents enrolled in community colleges or regionally accredited career centers in certificate programs.
The Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)Program- this is open to residents attending state universities and public community colleges or private non-profit 4-year colleges or universities or participating degree-conferring private colleges or universities not eligible under the Florida Private Student Assistance Grant.
Florida Work Experience Program- This is also a need-based program open to Florida residents, enrolled at least part-time at any participating and eligible college or university.
The Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund which is both merit and need-based college financial assistance granted to eligible students coming from Hispanic origins.
Mary Macleod Bethune Scholarship-This is awarded to undergraduates attending the Bethune-Cookman University, Florida A&M University, Florida Memorial University or Edward Waters College
Frederick W. and Grace P. Brecht Scholarship Grant- open to resident of Brevard County and a graduate of Brevard County High School.
Gates Millennium Scholars – This program is granted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and provides financial assistance to American Indian/Alaska Native, African American, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American, undergraduate students should have outstanding abilities aside from demonstrating financial need. Graduate educations to pursue studies in math, science, education, engineering library science or public health are also eligible for this grant.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation –Programs are open to all incoming freshmen, undergraduates and post-graduate students.
Need-based Scholarship funded by Broward College
Health Foundation South Florida Sponsorship- Qualified students are those enrolled in the Nursing program with a GPA of 3.0 and have successfully completed Health Alterations 1 and Nursing Processing 2 as well as all other prerequisites of the program to be considered. As additional condition, students must agree to work at Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties for a minimum of 1 year for the 2 year term that the $3,000 grant is awarded.
College Scholarships for Students with Financial Need Coming from Private Sources granted via Broward College
- John Nandor Orias Memorial Scholarship
- New Opportunities to Reach Tomorrow‘s Heights
- WVV Circle of Excellence Scholarship
- Pompano Proud Sch0olarship
- Diane Foster Memorial Nursing Scholarship
- Kiwanis Club of Dania Beach Scholarship
- Michelle A. Lawless Environmental Scholarship
- College Scholarships for Students from Foster Care
- Air Traffic Control Association Scholarship Program
- Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award
DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE (DSC)
DSC Foundation Scholarships and Grants- This is an example of a website that requires your PIN to log-in in order to get information about need based scholarships.
Daytona State Need Grants- open to undergraduates of AA, AS, AAS, BAS, BS or eligible post secondary adult vocational certificate programs. Maximum grant is $1,000 per semester, albeit limited.
Daytona State Vocational Need Grants- this is open to all undergraduates of post secondary adult vocational certificate programs. Funds are limited but grants of up to $1000 is awarded.
EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE
Offers numerous scholarships to students who apply through their online system, Titan Awards.
Church and Campus Need-Based Scholarships awarded to Presbyterian members who are involved in church and community work. Pastoral recommendation is likewise required.
Flagler College Grants- ranging from $200 to $2,000 are awarded to students who are considered as the neediest depending on the level of their needs and financial aid being received as package.
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY (FAU)
FAU General Scholarships- the minimum criteria for these scholarships are based on academic criteria and financial needs. However, it is reminded that meeting the minimum criteria will guarantee the student’s selection.
FAU External Scholarships- FAU is a recipient of financial contributions from thousands of private institutions, foundations and individuals who contribute to the granting of scholarship funds. The link herein serves as a directory for both need-based and merit-based scholarships to deserving individuals who need financial assistance.
- Bank of America Florida Community Scholar Program- $12,000
- Walter Gaeser Scholarship - $500
- Community Foundation Scholarship Programs- for both need-based and merit-based financial assistance. You will find two separate directories for Palm Beach and Martin Counties since the foundation has been awarding more than 1,200 scholarship grants since 1983.
- FAU-Pepsi Cola Scholarships
FLORIDA KEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FKCC)
FKCC Scholarships via Full Time Degree Seeking 2-Year Awards for Florida Residents; First Generation in College; Nursing, Business and General Scholarships
FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGES
George Jenkins Scholarships- these are offered by FSC to freshmen who graduated from a Florida High School and a resident of Florida. The student must demonstrate both financial needs and leadership potentials. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. The scholarships granted are valued at $125,000 each as it covers a four-year cost of attendance plus $3,000 annual stipend. Applicants will undergo Interview.
Hazel Haley Scholarship Fund-Recipients will be selected from graduates of Lakeland High School with proven financial needs and who will be pursuing bachelor degrees majoring in Education or English. A $2,500 award is granted per year or a total of $10,000 per year.
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY (FSU)
FSU Scholarships for students with financial need are mostly provided by the Southern Scholarship Foundation (SSF)
The foundation offers need-based financial aid to outstanding college students needing financial assistance to realize their dreams of obtaining a college education. In addition the foundation provides rent-free housing to deserving students in a cooperative living environment. Currently, SSF operates 13 scholarship houses at Florida State University and maintains its office at SSF, 322 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304, or calling 850.222.3833 for more information.
FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY
Cory Rierson Scholarship -Scholarship based on financial need funded by the institution that offers up to 25% reduction of regular tuition fees for students enrolled in any of the following BS Degrees: Computer Animation; Digital Arts and Design and Web Development. The applicants should demonstrate financial need.