HCHS Local Scholarships
Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell
2020-2021 HCHS Scholarship Information
Financial Aid Resources
Financial Aid Information
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Federal Financial Aid)
Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance (State Scholarship and Grant Programs)
Florida Bright Futures
The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement. Go to https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPBFMAIN/SAPBFMAIN find out more information about Florida Bright Futures Scholarships. Click each link below to find specific details for each Bright Future Scholarship.
Navigating Your Financial Future
Area College/University Scholarships
North Florida College (NFC)
Application Open NOW! Don't miss your opportunity to apply for scholarships.
- STEP 1: Complete the NFC Admission Application
- STEP 2: File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February; NFC's code on the FAFSA is 001508
- STEP 3: Complete the NFC Foundation High School Scholarship Application by March 30, 2022
Note: It can take 3 weeks for FAFSA to process online. You must log in using your MyNFC Email and Password to access the Scholarship Application.
NFC Scholarships Available for HCHS Students:
Presidential Scholarship: NFC will award two Presidential Scholarships per county in its service district (Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor) annually.
- Must be an NFC high school dual-enrollment student currently enrolled at NFC
- Must have completed at least 25 credit hours at NFC.
- Student must be a senior in the NFC district’s public school system, private school system or home school
- Top two dual-enrolled high school seniors with highest NFC GPA will be selected for scholarship and Fall Term admission
The scholarship can be received for a total of four semesters as long as the student registers for at least 12 credit hours per term. A Presidential Scholarship recipient must maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher to retain this scholarship.
W. L. & Neta Carter Foundation Endowment Scholarship: This is an annual award for a returning adult from Hamilton County or a graduating senior from Hamilton County High School. The award can be used for tuition, books, or fees. An applicant must provide official transcripts verifying a minimum GPA of 2.0, demonstrate financial need, and cannot be fully funded by other financial aid during the award period.
Caroline Mary Moffses Memorial Scholarship: One annual scholarship given to a Hamilton County High School student with a 2.0 GPA who is entering the Nursing Program and who is receiving minimal financial assistance.
First Federal Scholarship: Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors from Lafayette, Hamilton, or Suwannee County public schools. Recipients must demonstrate community and school involvement, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be planning to enroll at NFC as a full-time student seeking an Associate in Arts degree or an Associate in Science degree.
Nutrien Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awarded to a Hamilton County High School graduate seeking an Associate in Arts degree, Associate in Science degree, or vocational certificate. The student must maintain a 2.0 GPA, must be a person of high moral standards and exemplary character, and must be involved in community activities. The student should not be fully supported by other financial aid.
University of Florida
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.
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
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
Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 33rd class in 2021, the Foundation has provided over 6,450 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $75 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.
High school seniors, apply here! The application will be open until October 31, 2021, at 5pm Eastern.
Applicants must be:
- Current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2021-2022 academic school year
- U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility
- Expecting to receive high school diploma during current academic year
- Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
- Able to verify a minimum overall B/3.0 GPA in high school coursework
Applicants may not be:
- Children or grandchildren of current employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions, or subsidiaries.
- Children or grandchildren of former employees who are currently receiving retirement benefits based on their previous employment with Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions, or subsidiaries.
- International students (with the exception of students at DoD schools)
- High school graduates
- Temporary residents
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
Hagan Scholarship Foundation
The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship designed to help rural students graduate college debt-free. The Hagan Scholarship Foundation has awarded over 2,400 scholarships. Over 600 more scholarships can be awarded in April 2022. The scholarship provides up to $48,000 over four years to attend college and other benefits. Hagan Scholars are currently attending 378 colleges and universities located in 46 states.
To be eligible for a Hagan Scholarship, applicants must have a substantial financial need and must graduate from one of over 6,000 eligible public high schools listed on the HSF website. Recipients are selected based upon academic ability, achievement in and out of school, personal goals and future promise.
Recipients of a Hagan Scholarship must maintain a four-year graduation schedule, achieve a 3.00 GPA each semester, maintain a 3.25 Cumulative GPA, earn 30 credit hours each academic year excluding summer school credits and work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to fall semester enrollment at college.
To help scholarship recipients obtain a practical understanding of imp01iant life skills not typically covered in the college curriculum the Foundation provides a free summer workshop for second and fourth-year recipients, a $15,000 investment account for each second-year recipient to manage until graduation in order to learn "first-hand" how to invest to attain long-term financial security, and the opportunity to study and travel abroad after the third year of college at no cost to the recipient.
About 80% of the recipients who graduate college while in the Hagan Scholarship Program will graduate debt-free with several thousand dollars in their personal brokerage account. These individuals are high achieving, hard-working, goal-driven and well equipped to realize their full potential and attain financial security.
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.
Senior Care - Aging Matters Scholarship
SeniorCare.com is dedicated to helping seniors and their families in their quest for a better life. Aging impacts everyone and as the aging population explodes over the next 30 years, SeniorCare.com wants to bring more awareness to the key issues we face. We will be awarding an annual college scholarship to an individual that best demonstrates to us why "Aging Matters" to them.
We are excited to announce the SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship. A $1500 scholarship will be given annually to a selected college student that currently cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population. Any existing student (or incoming freshman), in good academic standing, at a 2 or 4 year accredited college can apply for this scholarship. And the recipient will demonstrate a unique and admirable understanding and desire to show us that "Aging Matters" to them.
The SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship awards $1500 to be applied towards tuition, books, board and other expenses.
- Amount: $1,500
- Duration: One-Time Payment
- Number of Recipients: 1 per year
- Applications accepted beginning June 15th for awards the following year
- Deadline Date: May 15th, 2022
- Selection Date: June 15th, 2022
- Announcement Date: As soon as the recipient is contacted and eligibility confirmed
- An existing college student or incoming freshman (to be enrolled in the Fall of 2022 in good academic standing)
- Attending any 2 year or 4 year accredited college or university as a full-time student
- Complete and submit the application form.
- Judging will be based on the submission quality of the application, which will include a short, 1000 word or less essay on why Aging Matters to the applicant.