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Resources- FAFSA, Bright Futures, Presentations, etc.
OCPS Financial Aid Night Recorded Session (from 9/16/20)

OCPS College Presentation & Financial Aid Night (in Spanish) Recorded Session (from 9/17/20)

FAFSA Information
FAFSA is open for Class of 2021!  Click here for directions

FAFSA Step-by-Step Presentation (recording)

FAFSA Directions PowerPoint (step-by-step screenshots)

Valencia College FAFSA Frenzy
October 12- November 13, 2020


Florida Financial Aid Application (aka Bright Futures) Information
Florida Financial Aid Application (Bright Futures & other scholarships for Class of 2020
Click here for directions.


Florida Financial Aid Application Presentation (from 10/7/20)

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship

Ongoing Scholarships
College Board Opportunity Scholarship (currently open for Class of 2021)

ACT Scholarship for 10th and 11th graders

Raise.Me Scholarship (9-12) earn scholarships from schools based on your achievements

Scholarship for Undocumented Youth

Horatio Algers Scholarship- 2.0 gpa, multiple scholarships National, State, Career & Technical

 National Scholarship searches- Fast Web and Scholarships.com

Current Scholarship Opportunities
Comprehensive list! OCPS Scholarship Bulletin  

 Heisman High School Scholarship- Scholar athletes w/ 3.0 gpa, $500 to $5,000
Deadline- 10/20/20


Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship- High achieving seniors w/ financial need looking to attend top colleges
Application available through Common App- Deadline 10/30/20


Coca Cola Scholars Foundation- min 3.0 gpa, leaders & impact on school & community
$20,000 Deadline- 10/31/20


Zombie Apocalypse- Write essay on how you would avoid being overtaken by zombies
$2,000 Deadline- 10/31/20


 Thrive Best Bug Scholarship- Write essay on animal related topics, $1,000
Deadline 10/31/20


 Poseidon Moving Scholarship- Share your transition experience into college $1,000
Deadline 11/1/20


 Sapling HR, People Ops & Onboarding Scholarships- $1,000 students interested in Human Resources and Onboarding Career Paths
Deadline 11/1/20


Brooks Law Group Scholarship- $1,000- write essay re: impact of COVID-19. Deadline 11/6/20

 2021 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards- grades 5-12- students who have made meaningful contributions to their community through volunteer service- Deadline 11/10/20

Create Real- Submit creative art regarding reckless driving
Deadline- 11/12/20


University of Florida- Honors Program and Lombardi & Stamps Scholar Program
Attend Info Session on 10/26 5:30-6:30 or 10/29 from 6-7 pm
Deadline- 11/16/20

New! Unigo Education Matters- $5,000- 250 word essay on why Education matters
Deadline 11/30/20


Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Award- student must be of Hispanic heritage & 3.0 gpa
Deadline- 12/6/20

 
 The Science Ambassador Scholarship- Full-tuition scholarship for female in
science, technology, engineering or math
Deadline 12/14/20


  OohLaLaPets $1,000 Scholarship- Video contest w/ your pet or dream pet
Deadline 12/15/20


New! Huggable Supermom-$1,000- Single mom or child of single mom
Deadline 12/31/20


New! Unigo 10K- $10,000- 250 word essay on mobile app for historical figure
Deadline 12/31/20


 New! Top 10 Scholarship- $1,500- ten reasons you are deserving of the scholarship
Deadline 12/31/20


Spectrum News Project Weather Scholarship- $1,000 to senior excelling in science.
Deadline 1/6/21

Website Application Essay Rules

Ron Brown Scholar Program- African-American students w/ leadership/ community service
Deadline 1/9/21


 Valerie Radcliffe Apopka HS PTSA $500 Scholarship- must be active PTSA member 
and 2.5 unwt. GPA
Deadline 1/13/21


 New! Profiles in Courage Essay- $100- 10,000- Essay on Political Courage
Deadline 1/15/21


 New! Florida Retired Educators Future Teachers Scholarship
$1,000- 3.0 gpa & plan to become educator
Deadline 1/22/21


Valencia College Bridges to Success Program- Mentorship, summer bridge program & scholarship  to Valencia College, must have at least 2.75 unwt. GPA & demonstrated financial need
Deadline 1/23/21

 Oakland Presbyterian Church Education Fund- 2.5 min GPA
Application Instructions    Application
Deadline 2/1/21


 2021 Lions Clubs District 35 O Youth Exchange Scholarship- $1,000
Deadline 2/12/21


 New! Atkins Pathway to Success Scholarship- 1st gen female student attending 4 yr FL public univ
Deadline 2/14/21



 American College Foundation's Visionary Scholarship Program- grades 9-12
Essay on "Why College is Important to Me"
Deadline 5/1/21