2023-24 Scholarship Opportunities
The Biletnikoff Award created and sponsored by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. will begin accepting applications on November 22, 2023. The Biletnikoff Award Scholarship goes to students who excel in academics, are involved in extra curricular activities, and have overcome a significant challenge. TO BE ELIGIBLE, the applicant must have compiled either an overall unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or an overall weighted high school GPA of 3.25 and attend a public, private, charter, or virtual high school in Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Suwannee, or Wakulla County. The applicant does NOT have to play a high school sport to qualify. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications beginning November 22, 2023, well before the February 23, 2024, deadline.
The 2024 Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) scholarship application is now open! JRF Scholars receive grants of up to $35,000 over four years to supplement the financial aid they receive from their colleges or universities. In addition, Scholars receive extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, and attend JRF’s annual multi-day "Mentoring and Leadership Conference" in New York City and other regional events throughout the year. To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
- Be a graduating, minority high school senior
- Be a United States citizen
- Present evidence of financial need
- Demonstrate a record of academic excellence
- Demonstrate leadership potential and a dedication to community service
- Plan to attend an accredited and approved 4-year college within the United States or affiliated with a United States-based college or university
- Have not accrued more than 25% of credits needed to graduate from college.
Florida State University's Service Scholar program recognizes students with an outstanding record of community service and leadership who want to continue that commitment at FSU. We encourage you to share this opportunity with graduating seniors whose interests align with this commitment. Some benefits of the Service Scholar program include:
- Scholarship valued at $4,500 per year for up to four years
- Engagement with a diverse group of individuals and community issues
- Academic service learning and co-curricular engagement with community partners
- Development of collaborative working relationships and effective leadership practices
- Direct support by a team of faculty and staff mentors
For more information about the benefits, requirements, and application process, please visit the Center for Leadership & Service.
The American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship is a bi-annual award. There are five (5) awards given with each bi-annual deadline – with a total of ten (10) college scholarships awarded for each school year. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,500 each. All high school students are eligible to apply – classes of 2024, 2025, 2026, and 2027.The application is free and the student does NOT need to demonstrate financial need in order to qualify. Go to https://americancollegefoundation.org to apply.
Each year, the Florida JCI Senate Foundation grants $1000.00 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities, or vocational schools. These scholarships are based on academic performance. We also grant $1000.00 based on academic performance and financial need. We also administer a scholarship for a graduating Lakeland, Florida high school student using the same criteria. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient’s choice. Applications must come from high school students who are U.S. Citizens graduating from a Florida accredited high school. This may include state approved home school and state approved GED programs, or Cyber School. For more information and application please go to the link.
Other scholarships available through paper application (see guidance or a senior sponsor for documents) are as follows:
Florida Eastern Star Tuition Grant Program- Up to $30,00 grant to be split among awardees dependent upon type of assistance payment. Deadline to apply January 1, 2024.
Chipola College Foundation Scholarship and additional scholarship applications will open in the Spring of 2024. Please check back in March 2024 for the updated list for the 2024-25 school year.
A listing of multiple scholarships that will run out at various times throughout the school year can be found at https://studentscholarships.org/.
Go to Florida Shines to read more about the Florida Bright Futures Scholarships and view your eligibility. Once on the site, watch the 30 second video "Florida Shines- 30 second tips" to learn more.