Scholarships

Financial Aid Resources

It’s never too early to begin looking for scholarships. You can start your search on free websites like Fastweb and the College Board. You may also be eligible for scholarships and grants specific to your college or university, and even some high schools will offer local scholarships and award them to college-bound students.

When you find a scholarship for which you qualify, its application instructions should be included. For scholarships, you may need to write an essay. Be sure to pay attention to all the rules and guidelines, as well as any deadlines.

For grants and loans, the application process typically is easier. Most grants and loans simply require you to complete the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

The FAFSA is used to determine your financial need and can qualify you for need-based loans and grants. Originally created to qualify individuals for federal aid only, the FAFSA is now used to determine most need-based aid, federal and otherwise.

Seniors can apply for Federal Aid using the FAFSA after October 1st of their senior year. You will need your previous year tax information.    http://www.studentaid.ed.gov  It is recommended that you apply earlier than later.

 BRIGHT FUTURES STATE SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT PROGRAMS

The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) provides the FFAA (Florida Financial Aid Application) to students seeking state scholarship and grant awards for the 2017-2018 post-secondary academic year. This single application is used to evaluate the student for the programs listed below: Please select the link below for information on how to apply and what types of aid are available. Application is available beginning October 1, 2017  Go to: www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

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FIS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Award Amounts

The online 2016-2017 FFAA will close August 31, 2017. By that date, all state scholarship and grant deadlines for the 2016-17 academic year will have passed and all school districts will have completed graduation (including summer session) for the 2016-17 academic year. If any current senior is planning to graduate early (Dec 2017) they must complete the FFAA by August 31, 2017

Go to: www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

Select: State Grants, Scholarships & Applications, and under Applicant Quick Links, select Student Application to complete and submit an online application. Pay attention to program deadlines listed in the application conditions section, the application results screen, and the application acknowledgement communication sent to the e-mail address provided by the student on his/her application.

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For over sixty years, Southern Scholarship Foundation (SSF) has helped thousands of students with outstanding academic abilities, good character and financial need realize their dream of a college education. Foundation awards scholarships in the form of rent-free housing to live in one of twenty-seven, furnished scholarship houses that are adjacent to their college campus. SSF operates as a 501(c)(3) and is a privately funded non-profit business.

Eligibility- Good Character, Financial Need, 3.0 GPA and Acceptance into one of the above schools.

http://www.southernscholarship.org

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Local, State, and National Scholarship Search Engines

The following scholarships are local scholarships. They are organized by their deadline month.
October Scholarships
November Scholarships
December Scholarships
January Scholarships
February Scholarships
March Scholarships
April Scholarships
May Scholarships
June Scholarships
Scholarships for Military Families

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2017-18 Scholarships.org –You can sign up and register to get a free account to view updated scholarships and get alerted of new scholarships on your Facebook account. http://www.studentscholarships.org/2015scholarships.php – HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

http://www.nacacnet.org/Pages/default.aspxHIGHLY RECOMMEND!

http://www.fastweb.com

http://www.finaid.org

http://www.collegeboard.com
http://www.petersons.com
http://www.wiredscholar.com
http://www.scholarships.com
http://www.findtuition.com/scholarships/
http://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-state/florida-scholarships/

 

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Quest Bridge Scholarships

Quest Bridge -FOR JUNIORS –The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship gives outstanding low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions. College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships to top-tier colleges through QuestBridge. The majority of College Prep Scholars are selected as Finalists for the QuestBridge National College Match program (see below)  – Application opens in August and specific deadlines apply each month after. For more information and application visit- www.questbridge.org  The full list of schools associated with this program are below.

ELIGIBILITY

Students must be juniors who are planning to apply to college during the fall of their senior year.

Citizenship requirements:

  • U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents OR
  • Students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending a high school in the United States

Please note that international students living outside the U.S. are not eligible to apply for the College Prep Scholarship.

SELECTION CRITERIA

QuestBridge takes all of the following factors into account when evaluating an application for the College Prep Scholarship:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Financial Qualifications
  • Personal Circumstances

Deadline- March 25th, 2018

Quest Bridge- FOR Seniors– The Quest Bridge National College Match is designed to high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite economic challenges. College Match Scholarship Reicipients are granted admission to one of QuestBridge’s partner colleges with a full, four-year scholarship worth over $200,000 each.  See list of schools below.

Deadline- Sept 28th, 2017

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2017-2018 Navy Scholarship Program:

Navy ROTC Scholarship 2017-2018 School Year!  Applications are open NOW! Deadline Jan 31, 2018

 Eligible students may begin the application process at http://www.nrotc.navy.mil.

RECEIVE FULL TUITION, BOOK STIPEND, AND MORE

The purpose of the NROTC Program is to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the Navy’s unrestricted line, the Navy Nurse Corps and the Marine Corps. As the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the NROTC Scholarship Program plays an important role in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps.

Selected applicants for the NROTC Scholarship Program are awarded scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process, and receive full tuition, books stipend, educational fees and other financial benefits at many of the country’s leading colleges and universities. Upon graduation, midshipmen are commissioned as officers in the unrestricted line Naval Reserve or Marine Corps Reserve.

The NROTC Scholarship Program is available to qualified students who graduate from high school before August 1 of the year they intend to start college.

Students selected for the NROTC Scholarship Program make their own arrangements for college enrollment and room and board, and take the normal course load required by the college or university for degree completion. Additionally, scholarship midshipmen are required to follow specific academic guidelines.

Full information concerning the NROTC Scholarship Program is available from any of the colleges and universities with NROTC units or from Navy and Marine Corps recruiters. A list of colleges and universities is available on this website at the Colleges and Universities page

Deadline- Jan 31, 2017

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Army ROTC scholarships University of North Georgia

 Recipients become Army lieutenants upon graduation from UNG with bachelor’s degrees.  If selected for active duty Army, starting salary is $59,000 per year!

  • General Army ROTC Scholarship (4-Year and 3-Year Advance-Designee)
  • Arabic and Chinese Language Majors
  • STEM Majors
  • Guaranteed Reserve Force Duty (Army National Guard or Army Reserve)

What does the scholarship pay for?

  • Tuition and Fees – or – Room and Board
  • Monthly stipend ($300/mo freshman; $350/mo sophomore; $450/mo junior; $500/mo senior)
  • $1,200 per year book allowance
  • Total value at UNG:

$59,000 for a 4-year scholarship, or

$45,000 for a 3-year advance-designee scholarship (benefits start sophomore year)

NOTE:  Out of state Cadets pay in-state tuition!  This saves your student over $50,000 over four years of college. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our Army ROTC Scholarship expert, Mr. Greg Killeen at [email protected] or 706-864-1884

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University Tutor’s Scholarship

University Tutor holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write a short essay in response to a monthly prompt. The submitted essays are reviewed by University Tutor staff at the end of the month and one winner is chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest

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 Individual College/University Scholarships

Many schools offer scholarships to students who have been accepted. Scholarships can be based on need or merit. Some schools will send scholarship invitation emails to eligible students but may require a separate scholarship application so please check their websites to see what scholarships they offer and deadlines for applying.  You can also contact the school’s Office of Financial Aid for information regarding their scholarships, loans, grants, and employment opportunities. 

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American Educational Guidance Center

As you will see, this site lists and links to about 70 no-cost scholarship search sites…virtually every such site on the Internet.   

Elsewhere on our site <http://www.college-scholarships.com> is an online GPA calculator, contact information for United States schools, colleges and universities, a list of colleges offering comprehensive programs for students with learning disabilities, lists of Christian colleges, Catholic colleges, colleges for women, online degree programs, HBCU’s, and much, much more.

https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/pdf/calendar.pdf