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Financial Aid Tutorial

Your step- by-step guide on the ins and outs of the college financial aid and scholarship process!

 

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Important and Helpful Links

FL Bright Futures Scholarship

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes three lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement.

 

Use this link to access the website, view eligibility requirements, and begin the application process.  

 

Additional helpful resources: 

Scholarship Opportunities*

*Please note this section is updated as opportunities are available. Individual postings will be removed as their respective deadline passes.


For the sixth consecutive year, Whataburger and Pensacola Sports will award one male and one female student-athlete with a $500 scholarship to be used toward their first semester’s book expense.  Additionally, the two awardees will win “Whataburger for a Year.” Any senior in Escambia and Santa Rosa County is eligible to apply.

 

Senior student athletes can visit the website to complete and submit the scholarship application form.  The selection committee is looking for individuals who have performed well in the class room, participated in a varsity sport(s), and have contributed to their community through volunteer hours and extracurricular activities and clubs. April 25 is the deadline to submit a scholarship application.


New Scholarship Program presented by College Covered

 

This year, entrants have a chance to win $10,000 to help pay for college! High school seniors, current college students and parents are eligible to enter. No essay is required. Please use this link to view the official contest rules and to access the application.

 

The Sweepstakes begins on January 1, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. ET, ends on January 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET, and consists of four (4) entry periods.  


Southern Scholarship Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for students attending or planning to attend:

 

Flagler College – Tallahassee

Florida A & M University (FAMU)

Santa Fe College (SFC)

University of Florida (UF)

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)

Florida State University (FSU)

Tallahassee Community College (TCC)

 

Online applications are accepted year-round! However, the sooner students submit a completed application, the better! The priority deadline for the Fall semester is March 1st. The application timeline, under the student tab on their website, is extremely helpful in keeping up with deadline dates.

 

Please visit their website for further information and for the online application.  


The 2018 Alpha Omega Spirit of Community Scholarship Fund

 

Alpha Omega Sports Performance, Inc., recently announced their 2018 Spirit of Community Scholarship Fund providing four $1,000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties that have demonstrated high academic achievement and future potential success in college and advanced community involvement including volunteer service.

 

Students will have until April 30, 2018 to submit their application packages.

 

The application process will include an application form, essay, academic information, community leader nomination, two reference letters, and a final interview.  Applications may be picked up at Alpha Omega Sports Performance at 490 E. Heinberg Street, Pensacola, FL 32502. The application, along with further information about the application process, is also posted below.  

 

2018 Alpha Omega Spirit of Community Scholarship Application


The Pensacola Alumni Charity Foundation 2018 Young Scholars Scholarship Application

 

The fundamental purpose of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is “Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor.” To that end, the Pensacola Alumni Chapter seeks to assist minority males graduating from high school in Escambia or Santa Rosa Counties to pursue baccalaureate degrees at accredited post-secondary institutions.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Available to minority male high school students graduating from a public or private secondary school located in Escambia or Santa Rosa counties Florida by June 2018.

  2. Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00.

  3. Must be officially accepted to an accredited college or university for the fall 2018 semester.

  4. Scholarship funds will not be disbursed until a letter of acceptance is provided.

The DEADLINE for receipt of applications: May 1, 2018.  The application, along with further information about applying, is posted below.

 

Young Scholars Scholarship Application


The Pensacola Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is once again offering scholarships to deserving high school seniors planning to major in engineering or a related technical field.  In the past six years over $40,000 has been awarded to help local students further their education.

 

The deadline is Thursday, April 12.  The application is posted below.

 

SAME Scholarship Application


Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program 

 

Receive up to $2,500 to pursue career or technical education.  Application opens March 15.  Please view the flyer below for more information regarding eligibility and where to apply.

 

Horatio Alger Scholarship Flyer


Each year, Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union gives away four $5,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors!! If you are a senior and your parent banks at Gulf Winds, then please consider applying.

 

Completed applications with required submissions are due by Friday, March 9, 2018.  View the application packet below for more information.

 

Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union Scholarship Application Packet 


Pensacola Connection, Inc. (PCI) is pleased to announce its plan to award one $1,000 scholarship for the 2018 school year.  

 

At a minimum, applicants must comply with the following criteria:

 

*        Have a Grade Point Average of 2.5 or Higher.

*        Be a Graduating Senior of an Escambia County High School (Florida).

*        Be involved in Church, School and Community Activities.

*        Submit Two Letters of Recommendation (ONE LETTER MUST BE FROM A SCHOOL OFFICIAL).

*        Submit an Official High School Transcript.

 

PCI’s Board of Directors will make the selection and notify both the awardee and the school’s Guidance Department in writing via postal mail.  The deadline date for receipt of applications is April 15, 2018.  The application is posted below. 

 

PCI Scholarship Application


2018 Walker Morgan Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Applicants must currently be enrolled in high school and plan to graduate before July 1, 2018, or be enrolled in college.

  • Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher.

  • Applicants or direct family members must have been personally affected by an injury of some type.

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Award Amount: $2,500

Application: Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found on the website.

Winning Applicant: Judging for this scholarship will take into account three factors:

  1. Academic achievements.

  2. Achievements outside of school.

  3. The written response to the question.


Redfin Scholarship

 

Who We Are-- Redfin is the next-generation real estate brokerage, combining our own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the customer's favor.

 

Scholarship Details-- This $2,500 scholarship is a way for Redfin to help one student on his or her journey through higher education.

 

Essay-- For the November 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018 session, answer the following question in 300-500 words: Technology and big data are disrupting nearly every facet of our lives. Amazon disrupted the retail industry, Uber disrupted the taxi industry, and Redfin has disrupted real estate. What industry do you think will be disrupted next, and why?

 

How to Apply--

The scholarship application period will occur twice yearly with awards delegated in both the Spring and Fall. The Spring application period is from November 1-January 31 of each year. The Fall application period is from May 1-July 31 of each year. Visit the website to complete the online form within the designated application periods.

 

Eligibility--

  • Legal U.S. resident

  • Eighteen years of age or older

  • Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college

  • Cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale


The Florida P.E.O. Scholarship is for outstanding young women who are seniors and will be attending an accredited public or private Florida college or university pursuing an Associate or Bachelor’s degree.

 

Additionally, the Chapter BU, Florida Scholarship Fund is a scholarship for outstanding young women that are seniors and will be attending the University of West Florida or Pensacola State College.

 

Both of these scholarships are focused on girls in need of financial support who have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or better, SAT scores of 1150 or better and/or ACT score of 25 or better.  Please note that young women who are planning to attend UWF or PSC may apply for both scholarships in the one application.  

 

Both scholarships have an application process completion date of January 26, 2018.  Please see the attached flyers for more information.  

 

If you are interested in applying you MUST first speak with your guidance counselor to determine eligibility.  Then from there you will be given access to the application once eligibility is confirmed. 

 

Florida P.E.O Scholarship Flyer

Chapter BU, Florida Scholarship Fund Flyer


Florida State University's Service Scholar Program

 

High school graduating seniors with a distinguished record of community involvement and a strong desire to continue to learn through service are encouraged to apply. Competitive candidates have community involvement beyond the normal requirements for high school graduation or Florida Bright Futures scholarships, both in quantity and depth of service. A commitment that exhibits initiative and leadership will be given greater consideration.

 

Applications will open on Nov. 3. Complete applications, which include two recommendation forms, must be submitted by Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at 5 p.m. Eastern time. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.

 

Please visit the website for more information.  


George Stone is offering THREE $1000 scholarships!!!

Available to all graduating seniors from Escambia County School District Schools     

 

Application Process:

  • Submit an application form
  • Solicit 3 character references

  • Submit an online George Stone Technical Center enrollment application

  • Write a one paragraph statement about why you want to attend George Stone

Requirements:

  • Must have a State of Florida High School diploma upon enrollment
  • Must meet program specific requirements

  • Must enroll at George Stone within one year of receiving the award

Application and documents must be submitted by March 30, 2018.

 

Applications can be found by visiting their website.  You can also access more information here


Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.

 

ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition.

 

Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply:

  • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions

  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale

  • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.

Applications can be found by visiting the websiteApplications are due December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018.


SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes

 

Starting September 12, 2017, students can enter online once during each entry period for a chance to win a $500 scholarship to help cover education expenses.  Two winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about October 30, 2017 until May 14, 2018.   

 

For more information and to submit an application, please visit the website.  


Army ROTC Scholarships

 

Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending UWF, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need.

 

UWF Army ROTC scholarships provide funding for either academic classes or room and board. Additionally, scholarships include a book allowance each semester and a monthly stipend!

 

Please use this link for further information about the scholarship opportunities.  

Contact Info - Post High School Options

MILITARY RECRUITERS

Coast Guard: MK1 Kendall Cook, 251-479-4526 EXT 3 or 251-259-1928, kendall.l.cook@uscg.mil 

 

Marine Corps: SSGT. Lindsay Guillen, 334-414-8884 or 850-474-0086

 

Navy Recruiter: MM2 Jeff French, 850-457-3336, jeffrey.a.french@navy.mil

 

Air Force Recruiter: TSgt Jonathan Jones: 334-451-4139, jonathan.jones@us.af.mil

 

Army Recruiters: SGT James Kuss, 334-294-7453, 850-458-9996; SGT Juanita Tompkins: 334-718-2659, juanita.g.tompkins.mil@mail.mil

 

UWF Army ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer: Capt John Brake: 850-474-2323 UWF Army ROTC 2014.pptx