Please pay attention to deadlines. You don’t want to miss out on a scholarship opportunity because you missed the day it was due.

Remember:  completing the FAFSA helps to open opportunities to grants and scholarships, it’s not just for student loans.

Many scholarships are now requesting students submit the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) as proof of need so without the FAFSA completion they will not have the necessary information

Current Scholarship Information

Class of 2018


Scholarship Search Engines and Scholarship Programs

  • Scholly– A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)
  • Fastweb – Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
  • Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
  • Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
  •– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
  • Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
  • HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund– The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
  • American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
  • Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.

More Tools

  • Back to School ScholarshipsFastweb Back To School Scholarship List
    • List of available scholarships to jump start the scholarship search
    • Counselors & Students encouraged to create a FastWeb account to receive constant updates
  • Scholarship Themes – List of FastWeb Scholarship Themes
    • List of themed scholarships to jump start the scholarship search
    • Counselors & Students are encouraged to create a FastWeb account to receive constant updates

Scholarship Information from prior school year.

Many of these listed here will offer scholarships again this year. Check out the links and deadlines.

Feb – March 2017 Bulletin

Spark Week 2 Scholarship Edition

Suncoast Credit Union Scholarship – Due Friday, April 28th

B. Davis Scholarship – deadline is May 22

Denis Fountaine Memorial Scholarship – postmarked by Monday, May 1st or hand delivered to the PEF office by Wed., May 3rd.

Top Gun The window for the scholarship will be open on April 25, 2017 at 8 am EST and close on May 3, 2017 at 3 pm EST.

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants – Juniors and Seniors may apply Scholarship Deadline — June 12, 2017 There is still time for students to apply. Visit our website at to learn more about this opportunity. Future of Assisted Living Scholarship. Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town? Deadline is December 31, 2017. Scholarship award recipients will be announced January 31, 2018.

Essay topic and scholarship details can be found on the Assisted Living page.  This is an annual scholarship and will be offered every year.

Scholarship for Athletes – BigSun Scholarship Deadline June 19, 2017 visit to learn how to apply.

06/15/17 Horatio Alger Technical Scholarship application.horatioal   Seniors who intend to pursue postsecondary ed at a community college or technical school in fall 2017. Financial need (Pell eligible), exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity, U.S. citizen up to $2,500. GPA-not stated.  For seniors

06/30/17 Scobee Scholarship – Florida Assoc for the Gifted Scobee-Scholarship Current juniors staffed into gifted program; interested in pursuing studies in the areas of math/science/technology. App will ask for “GIFTED – Initial Staffing Date”. You may contact Heather James, Itenerant Teacher of the Gifted at for the information. 2 – $1,000 GPA-not stated.  For juniors

07/03/17 Agricultural and Labor Program Arabell Wiggins Scholarship contact guidance for application Be a resident of Winter Haven, Bartow, Auburndale, Polk City, Lake Alfred, Haines City, Davenport, Mulberry, or Lakeland; accepted into community college or university; family may or may not have received services from one of The Agricultural and Labor Program, Inc. affiliated programs. 3 letters of recommendation, transcript, personal essay (300 words), statement of financial need. $500. GPA-not stated.  For Seniors.

10/13/17 YoungArts National arts competition. Between the ages of 15-18; will accept applications in Cinematic Arts, Classical Music, Dance, Design Arts, Jazz, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice, Writing. Suggested to work with your departmental teacher on the application/audition requirements. Up to $10,000. GPA-not stated.  For ages 15 to 18


Kathleen High School
1100 Red Devil Way
Lakeland, FL 33815
Phone: 863-499-2655
Fax: 863-499-2726

Principal: Ernest Joe
Acting Principal:  Johnnie Jackson
Assistant Principal: Dr. Lia Maffett
Assistant Principal: Kevin Robertson
Assistant Principal: Zin Smith, CFAA
Assistant Principal: Javon Smith
Assistant Principal: Marvin Reeves