- 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.
A resource for those who are military veterans/still active in the military or if you know of someone who is. GoGrad.org 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: https://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/military-veterans/
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 http://foundation.polk.edu/scholarships/ 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
- 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.
- Scholarships.com– 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.
- Back to School Scholarships – Fastweb 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
Organizations that offer Scholarships
FAMU FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
All incoming and current students can sign-up to be matched to all donor-based scholarships available through the FAMU Foundation. Students can go to www.famuscholarships.com using their current iRattler credentials.
African American Scholarships (various areas)
The Big Sun Scholarships (Students on Sports Teams)
AES Engineering Scholarships (Essay)
Josh Gibson Foundation Scholarship (Baseball Essay)