Financial Aid Resources
Financial Aid Information
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Federal Financial Aid)
- FAFSA Presentation PowerPoint
- What Do You Need to Complete the FAFSA? and FSA ID Reference Sheet
- What Do You Need to Complete the FAFSA? and FSA ID Reference Sheet - Spanish
- How to Pay For College Handout
- NFC Office of Financial Aid FAFSA Check List/Guide
Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance (State Scholarship and Grant Programs)
Florida Financial Aid Calendar
Navigating Your Financial Future Website
Seeking Financial Aid Brochure
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 https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPHome/SAPHome?url=home 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)
BigFuture Scholarships (CollegeBoard)
Watch this video on the BigFuture Scholarship opportunity (previously called CollegeBoard Opportunity Scholarship).
Learn more and get started at bigfuturescholarships.org
Class of 2023 Timeline and Number of Winners
HCHS Scholarships (specifically for HCHS Students)
Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell, 386-792-8113, [email protected]
Scholarship Meeting 2/2/23 Video
2022-2023 HCHS Scholarship Information
HCHS Common Application
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2022-2023 Local Scholarship Applications
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 https://www.southernscholarship.org/
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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!
- Go online to USFKOSOVESOCIETY.ORG
- Click on the Scholarship tab
- Click on the appropriate application button
- Submit a completed application by the deadline!
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.
To learn more please visit: https://www.certalaw.com/certa-law-personal-injury-wrongful-death-scholarship
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- Discover® Student Loans Scholarship Award: Students and parents can enter to win $5,000 to help pay for college. New winner chosen every month. No essay or lengthy application required. Scholarship Flyer
- Scholarships 101: This handy one-pager outlines key terms, timelines, and important information to know when searching and applying for scholarships.
- Free Scholarship Search: Students can search over 3 million scholarships worth more than $18 billion. No registration required.
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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.
Learn more about the Scholarship Contest: https://comedytabc.com/#scholarships
Drunk Driving Prevention Scholarship Contest
Drunk Driving Prevention Scholarship Contest
- Award: $1,500
- Deadline: August 1, 2023
- Eligibility: Applicants must be EITHER high school seniors accepted to a college or university (graduating summer 2023) OR students that are currently enrolled in a college or university (beginning fall semester 2023).
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 https://www.opploans.com/oppu/scholarship/
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 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.
For more information visit https://scholarsapp.com/
Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship Programs (PDF)