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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Federal Financial Aid)

Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance (State Scholarship and Grant Programs)

Florida Financial Aid Calendar

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Florida Bright Futures

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement. To APPLY go to and create an account. Click each link below to find specific details for each Bright Future Scholarship.

Florida Bright Futures Website

Florida Academic Scholarship (FAS) and Florida Medallion Scholarship (FMS)

Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholarship (GSC)

Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship (CSV)

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Brochure

BigFuture Scholarships (CollegeBoard)

Watch this video on the BigFuture Scholarship opportunity (previously called CollegeBoard Opportunity Scholarship).

Learn more and get started at

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HCHS Scholarships (specifically for HCHS Students)

Scholarship Coordinator

Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell, 386-792-8113, [email protected]

2022-2023 HCHS Scholarship Information

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HCHS Common Application

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Area College/University Scholarships

Florida Gateway College

Foundation for FGC Scholarship Application

More than $600,000 in scholarship funds are available for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year.

Once you’re admitted to FGC, complete the short application to be matched with available scholarships!

  • Variety of privately funded scholarships to FGC students
  • Application opens the beginning of fall and spring terms usually a month before fees are due.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to be considered.

In order to apply for scholarships at Florida Gateway College, you must be admitted to the college and have a current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file. We have general scholarships for any major and some set aside for specific majors, such as Nursing, Agriculture, Education and more. There are also scholarships allotted by county of residence. Some scholarships are one-time awards while others may be renewable. We encourage you to complete an application for these foundations scholarship funded by our generous donors. Please be aware that some scholarships require a Thank You letter before the scholarship can be applied to your account and make sure you monitor your wolves email for award notices. 

Please note that in order to log in, you will need your wolves email address and password. 

Southern Scholarship Foundation

Southern Scholarship Foundation provides rent-free housing and cooperative living at 7 Florida Universities and Colleges (Flagler College-Tallahassee, Florida A & M University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida State University, Santa Fe College, Tallahassee Community College, and University of Florida). Applications are due April 1st for Fall 2023. For more details visit

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University of Florida

Machen Florida Opportunity Scholarship  (MFOS)

The Machen Florida Opportunity Scholarship (MFOS) assists historically low-income first-generation college students in meeting their college costs. First-generation in college is defined as neither of the student’s parents or legal guardians have earned a bachelor’s degree.

The MFOS program provides recipients a full grant and scholarship package to earn a bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida.

Who is eligible?

Students must be admitted into the University of Florida as a first-year student. Students are selected based on the information provided on the UF Admission Application and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For a student to be eligible, parents’, stepparents’, or legal guardians’ combined total income must be below $40,000. Additionally, parents’, stepparents’, or legal guardians’ assets must be below $25,000.

Alfred T. Airth General Scholarship Fund

Elizabeth R. Airth provided this scholarship in memory of her husband, Alfred T. Airth, to benefit conscientious students dedicated to academic excellence. Alfred T. Airth served Suwannee County as county attorney for 20 years and then served the city of Live Oak as city attorney for 26 years. He retired in 1975. Voted Suwannee County Man of the Year in 1956, Airth developed an admirable record of community, civic and religious service to Live Oak and Suwannee County. A 1930 alumnus of UF's law school, he passed away in 1993. Elizabeth Airth passed away in 2001.

Criteria: Preference will be given to a student who is a resident of Suwannee County and in the top 15% of her or his graduating class at Suwannee High School. If no such student is eligible, then preference is given to a similar student from Branford High School.  

If no student is eligible from Suwanee or Branford High Schools, then graduating students from Lafayette, Dixie, Madison, Hamilton, Taylor and Columbia counties will be considered.  

This scholarship is renewable for up to four years for students maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher. All eligible students must be admitted to UF. 

Alfred T. Airth Scholarship Application

Deadline: May 1st

University of South Florida

The Kosove Society Scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards given to USF students. Throughout the year, scholars participate in a variety of activities including monthly community service events, business and planning meetings, and social gatherings.


Who can apply?

  • Incoming Freshman
  • Rising USF Juniors
  • USF Graduate Students

Minimum GPA Requirements:

  • Undergraduate: 3.5 GPA, 1250 SAT or 28 ACT
  • Graduate: 3.25 GPA

This all-inclusive scholarship to USF covers:

  • Full cost of Tuition and Fees (Including Summer)
  • Textbook and course material funds
  • Housing and meal plans for every semester

Kosove also provides additional funding for academic cost like

  • Education aboard experiences
  • Academic conference travel support
  • Specialty equipment for coursework
  • Funds for research endeavors

Here's how to apply!

  2. Click on the Scholarship tab
  3. Click on the appropriate application button
  4. Submit a completed application by the deadline!
Applications accepted annually October to January. 

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Other Scholarship Opportunities (State or National Level)

Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship

A $1,000 Scholarship For Those Affected By Life-Changing Accidents

The Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who have had their life altered due to a bodily injury from an automotive or pedestrian accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Certa Law Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an accident has had on their life.

Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship. There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read, and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys a non-fictional story of your life before and after an auto accident.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is December 15th of each year.

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Comedy TABC Scholarship

Comedy TABC Scholarship

Deadline: May 31st every year

Available to: High School Freshmen through College Undergraduates

Award Amount: $1500

Write  a short story of a time you were peer pressured to drink alcohol, how you handled it, and what the effects were.

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The Gates Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to exceptional student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.

Selected Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance to earn a bachelor’s degree, that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university. Costs covered include tuition, fees, books, room and board, and may include additional personal costs.

TGS also provides Scholars with various online support services designed to help them excel in their degree programs, graduate, and make a successful transition to their chosen careers. These include career services, mentoring, leadership development, wellness, and knowledge building. 

Eligibility Requirements

To apply, a student must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian/Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required.

Ideal Candidate

An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)


Online applications open July 15, 2023. The scholarship cohort will be selected in April 2024, with awards disbursed in the fall.

  • July 15, 2023 Application, Phase I opens.
  • September 15, 2023 Deadline for Application, Phase I.
  • December 1, 2023 Semi-finalists announced.
  • December 1, 2023 Application, Phase II opens (Semi-finalists only).
  • January 15, 2024 Deadline for Application, Phase II.
  • March 1, 2024 Finalists announced.
  • March 2024 Finalists interviewed.
  • April 20, 2024 Cohort of Scholars announced.
  • Fall 2024 Financial awards are disbursed.


Selected Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university. *Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.


OppU Achievers Scholarship

The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for themselves and others. Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs.

To be eligible for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

To apply for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, submit a short essay responding to the prompted question. In 500 words or fewer, please tell us why you’re an achiever. How have you created opportunity for yourself? How have you created opportunity for others? Did you start a small business? Are you the founder of a community program? How did you overcome the odds and make your dreams—or the dreams of others—come true? Please include links to any relevant material that demonstrates your accomplishments.

Scholarship decisions are based solely on an applicant’s essay response. Winners for the OppU Achievers Scholarship are selected four times a year, with submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30.

To apply visit

Purdue Global University - Scholarships for Minority Students

This resource shares 45+ financial aid scholarships for future and current students as well as potential graduate students to supplement the cost of education or professional development endeavors. Information on where to find scholarships and grants is supplied. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans, and much more. The featured scholarships are current and are provided by trusted organizations. The resource will constantly be updated to ensure students can apply to the most accurate scholarships available.

Scholar's App

Scholar's App is a platform that connects students to verified scholarships and helps track the entire financial aid process. Easily create a profile, search for scholarships, and submit applications online.

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