• Students, it is a known fact that searching and applying for scholarships takes time. So if you want money to help pay for college or vocational-technical school, then be prepared to do the work. Individuals and organizations who give away free money are not just going to hand it over, you have to work for it.
  • There are many success stories of students who have gotten their college or vocational-technical school education either partially or fully paid for through scholarships. There are no limits on how many scholarships you can apply for. Simply, the more scholarships you apply for, the better.
  • Further down this page, look at the following suggested websites to search and apply for scholarships.
  • Check current scholarship bulletin

Local Scholarship for a 2019 graduating senior. GPA 2.5 or above.

This is a local scholarship for a 2019 graduating senior.   GPA 2.5 or above. Also proof of acceptance to a college or vocational school.


GI Bill:

A resource for those who are military veterans/still active in the military or if you know of someone who is. provides a guide that helps veterans find financial support for graduate school. There are over 70 scholarships for vets and their families available on their website, and many other resources to help them find further financial aid.

There’s also a helpful checklist to go through when applying and an explanation about cover from the GI Bill. The link to the website is:

FASFEPA Scholarships Criteria 2019

Vivian Scott Scholarship application

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Polk State College Foundation Scholarships – SENIORS

With a handful of exceptions, most scholarships offered through the Polk State College Foundation can be applied for using one application. The application, accessible at is open now through March 15, 2019. This is currently our only application period each year for these scholarships, so we encourage any high school senior who might attend Polk State College in the fall to complete the application in order to see which scholarships s/he may qualify for.

Public Service Scholar Ambassadors (PSSA) Scholarships – JUNIORS

This scholarship is one of the most prestigious and competitive that the College offers.  It is also one of the most valuable scholarships at Polk State College, as it pays for a full 60 credit hours (e.g. an Associate in Arts degree). Students apply for this scholarship in the spring of their junior year and then they are ambassadors beginning their senior year of high school. For consideration, students must submit the attached PSSA Scholarship application and all of the required documents in the application packet no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2019.

Scholarship Search Engines and Scholarship Programs

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