Florida Scholarships

Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award

SETC’s Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award provides one student with a $2,500 scholarship to study theater directing at a regionally accredited graduate school in the upcoming academic year.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 25
Winner announcement
September 2022

Community Service Scholarships

Preparing for college is an exciting time, but it can also be an overwhelming undertaking, especially for students graduating during a pandemic.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
50 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 10
Winner announcement
July 2022

SAWF Scholarship Program

The Southern Automotive Women's Forum Scholarship Program provides scholarships between $1,000 and $5,000 to women enrolled or who plan to enroll in a STEM-related field.

Amount
$1,000–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 20
Winner announcement
July 28, 2022

Study.com September Scholarships

The Study.com September Scholarships offer 30 students in any field of study from the United States or 25 specific states a $500 scholarship each to pursue their undergraduate studies.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
30 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
September 1
Winner announcement
December

Farah & Farah Empowering Greatness Scholarship

The Farah & Farah Empowering Greatness Scholarship, worth $5,000, is awarded to five undergraduate students in Florida, United States.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
5 winners
Required GPA
2.7
Deadline
October 5
Winner announcement
November 5, 2022

Florida Engineers in Education Scholarship

The scholarship is part of the organization’s mission to educate the public about engineering and help shape the career paths of youth interested in the field.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
4 winners
Required GPA
2.75
Deadline
December 1

Florida Student Assistance Grants (FSAG)

Florida Student Assistance Grants awards from $200 to $1,500, annually, to students in a post-secondary institution within the state who require financial aid to continue their education.

Amount
$200–$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2
Deadline
December 31

InspirASIAN Scholarships

InspirASIAN National Scholarships and InspirASIAN State Scholarships are annual programs offering $2,000 and $1,000 to selected high school students for college studies.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
25 winners
Required GPA
3.4
Deadline
January 31

Arts for Life! Scholarship

The scholarship by the Foundation for Excellence in Education awards 25 Florida students who exhibit academic excellence and are in a creative field of writing, dancing, drama, or visual arts.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
25 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 1
Winner announcement
May 2023

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships

The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship offers need-based scholarships of between $500 and $5,000 to graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in accredited colleges in the U.S.

Amount
$500–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
48 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 7
Winner announcement
April 2023

Porter Fleming Literary Competition

The Porter Fleming Literary Competition grants the amount of $7,000 to 12 individuals who exhibit skill in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or one-act playwriting.

Amount
$250–$1,000
Scholarships awarded
12 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 13
Winner announcement
April 2023

Florida Realtors Education Foundation Student Scholarship Program

The FREF Student Scholarship Program awards $1,000 to over 200 undergraduate and graduate students to assist with college and/or postgraduate education expenses and to pursue careers in real estate.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
229 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 10
Winner announcement
April 2023

BIG ARTS Classical Music Scholarship

The three scholarship awards include a $25,000 first prize, $15,000 second prize, and $10,000 third prize and are awarded to undergraduate students pursuing classical music studies at institutions in Florida.

Amount
$10,000–$25,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 25

Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition

High school students are awarded a $5,000 prize for a science project. Finalists get $1,000 each, winner’s high school receives $1,000, and the referring teacher wins $1,000. Projects must serve humanity.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 27

Allamanda Garden Club Horticulture Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to two outstanding students each who are committed to pursuing a profession in horticulture-related fields. It’s a renewable scholarship if recipients maintain scholarship requirements each academic year.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
March 31

National PCEA Ted G. Wilson Memorial Scholarship Foundation

PCEA offers the Ted G. Wilson Memorial Scholarship of $1,500 to four high school seniors in North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to pursue degrees in construction.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
4 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 31

Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship Award

The Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship awards $2,000 to a graduate student studying acting or musical theater. Students who graduated from universities in the SETC region can apply.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship Award

The Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship awards $1,500 to a graduate student studying costume design or technology. Applicants must have studied or will study at an SETC region institution.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Robert Porterfield Scholarship Award

The Robert Porterfield Scholarship awards $2,000 to graduate students pursuing a degree in theatre. Applicants should have graduated from an undergraduate program at a university in the SETC region.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship

The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship awards $2,000 to one high school senior in the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) region who will pursue studies in theater.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

William E. Wilson Scholarship Award

The William E. Wilson Scholarship awards $5,000 to a secondary school teacher pursuing graduate studies in theatre or speech and theatre. Applicants must be legal residents of any SETC state.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program offers 185 $1,500 flight e-passes to undergraduate and graduate students who travel away from home to study.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
185 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 15
Winner announcement
July 8, 2023

FTCEtest.org Scholarship for Future Teachers

The FTCEtest.org Scholarship for Future Teachers of $500 was formed as part of FTCEtest.org's objective to reduce barriers for educators who desire to become credentialed teachers in Florida.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 1

FTCEtest.org Scholarship for Math & Science Teachers

FTCEtest.org Scholarship for Math & Science Teachers of $500 was formed as part of FTCEtest.org's objective to reduce barriers for educators who desire to become teachers in Florida.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 1

FTCETest.org Scholarship for Underrepresented Teachers in Florida

FTCETest.org awards one $500 scholarship to a meritorious student aiming to become a teacher in Florida. The award is to help future educators in Florida.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 1

Florida Public Transportation Association Scholarship

The Florida Public Transportation Association Scholarship by the American Public Transportation Foundation awards a scholarship of $6,000 to those eager to pursue transit and its related fields as a career.

Amount
$6,000–$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2
Deadline
June 20
Winner announcement
August 2023

Busey Bank Bridge Scholarship

Busey Bank Bridge Scholarship program offers eight $1,000- scholarships to high school graduates and undergraduate students to further their education. Applicants must be residing in Florida, Indiana, or Northern Illinois.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
8 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 30
Winner announcement
August 1, 2023

Florida Pre-Med Scholarship

The Florida Pre-Med Scholarship Program, administered by Retina Care Consultants, offers three scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $2,500 to undergraduate studies pursuing careers in health and medical science.

Amount
$1,000–$2,500
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 30
Winner announcement
July 14, 2023

Roy W. Likins Scholarship

The Roy Likins Scholarship, sponsored by the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association, awards more than $2,500 to students pursuing a degree in the water industry.

Amount
$2,500–$7,000
Scholarships awarded
12 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
June 30
Winner announcement
August 2023

Society of Professional Journalists Florida Scholarship

The Society of Professional Journalists Florida Scholarship of up to $2,500 is open to students attending or planning to attend a journalism program at a college or university in Florida.

Amount
$1,000–$2,500
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
July 20
Winner announcement
August 1, 2023

FSA Scholarship

The scholarship of $2,000 is awarded to two graduate students enrolled in any college or university in Florida with a keen interest in stormwater research, management, and finance.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
August 12