TRAJECTORY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
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DEADLINE: April 2, 2021
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships
The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.
Deadline: April 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT (Midnight)
The Hanna-Abstein Scholarship is funded by Tye Hanna and Stephanie Abstein, both Leon High alumni who wanted to give back to their school. The scholarship is for $3,000 per year for up to four years for one Leon High School graduating senior. Total scholarship is $12,000. As long as the student maintains the required 2.0 college GPA, the award is granted each semester of attendance at $1500 per semester. Awardees must not be a recipient of Bright Futures, Florida Academic, Florida Gold Seal, or TCC Ambassador Scholarships. Awardees attending an out-of-state college and not receiving the above scholarships are eligible for Hanna-Abstein. This scholarship is partially based on financial need.
Deadline: April 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT (Midnight)
Leon Foundation / Tallahassee Community College Scholarship is funded by the Leon High School Foundation and Tallahassee Community College for a maximum of two years for two Leon High School graduating seniors. The award is $2,000/year. As long as the student maintains the required 2.0 college GPA, the award is granted each semester of full-time attendance at TCC, with a maximum of 4 semesters or two years of school. The awardees must not be a recipient of Bright Futures, Florida Academic, Florida Gold Seal, or TCC Ambassador Scholarships. This scholarship is partially based on financial need.
Deadline: April 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT (Midnight)
Lir Sullivan was captain of the Leon High School football team in 1995 and was voted the team’s most outstanding lineman his senior year. Lir was killed in a car accident at the end of his first year at UF. His family would like to remember Lir in a positive way by helping other Leon High graduates fulfill their dreams with a college education. One scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $250 per year for a total of $1000 over four years of undergraduate studies to a Leon High School senior who displays the values of motivation and perseverance in his or her teenage life. As long as the student maintains the required 2.8 college GPA, the award is granted each semester of attendance at $125 per semester.
Rod Durham, affectionately known to his students as “Durham,” taught writing, theater, and dramatic art for more than 19 years at Leon High School, his alma mater. During that time, Durham transformed Leon’s drama program—and touched the lives of students who looked to him as a teacher, director, and mentor. Under his creative, visionary and impassioned direction, Leon’s drama department grew. So did its reputation as an award-winning program whose acting troupes consistently earned “superior” ratings and “best-in-show” awards in district and state competitions. Today, District 1 Troupe 1429 is known throughout North Florida for its excellence. Durham, who graduated from Leon High School in 1982, also transformed the Thespians from a service club for actors into a community for students in all of the performing arts.
Millions were inspired by his wit and grit as a cast member on ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss, where he committed a year to transforming his life.
A one-time scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded. Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA in college.
Michael Oksenberg was a leading China scholar and was involved with negotiations during the Carter administration that led to the normalization of U.S. relations with communist China. An alumni of LHS, Mr. Oksenburg attended Swarthmore College and earned a Ph.D from Columbia University. The Oksenburg Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a child of a teacher or staff member of LHS and is funded by a donation from the Oksenberg family. $500 each.
This scholarship is funded by Tallahassee Surgical Associates and is given to the student who has excelled in the sciences and intends to pursue a career in the medical field. Dr. Jeffrey Crooms, a Leon High School Alumnus, spearheads this scholarship for aspiring students in Medicine. $1,500.
This scholarship was created in memory of Brooks Rogers, a former LHS graduate and member of the Leon High School Swim Team. Funded by donations given in memory of Brooks Rogers, the scholarship is awarded to a student who, as a member of the Leon High School Swim Team, embodies the principles of spirit, leadership, integrity, sportsmanship and above all camaraderie—all ideals that strongly characterize the life and legacy of Brooks Rogers. $500.
Funded by the Miller family in honor of Bernard Miller, who was a football and wrestling coach at LHS, this scholarship is given to the team member who displays exemplary character both on and off the field in football and wrestling. $1,000 each.
Mr. Jim Nettles, former Leon High School principal who passed away in 2013, this scholarship for a rising junior or senior who is interested in attending leadership training/conference. It is primarily given to someone who is chosen to attend the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference in North Florida.
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For more information on all Leon Foundation managed scholarships, visit the Leon Foundation website at: https://leonhighfoundation.org/projects/scholarships/.
John Edward Memorial Scholarship
The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta was established at The Florida State University in 1967 by Colonel Robert Shoemaker for the purpose of building and guiding future leaders. That tradition continues 50 years later as Phi Gamma Delta inspires the prime essentials of true character in its members: friendship, knowledge, service, morality, and excellence. We encourage not only our members, but all students at FSU, to embody those values as well. To that end, Phi Gamma Delta sponsors the John Edward Memorial Scholarship to honor an incoming male first year student at The Florida State University. John Edwards was a member of Phi Gamma Delta who passed away in 1993. John was truly an amazing member, and his memory and infectious positive spirit influences our organization to this day. This scholarship is awarded annually to a freshman male student who values scholarship, service and extracurricular activities as John Edwards did during his lifetime. We will award $1,000 to use towards education purposes such as tuition, books, or room and board during the 2021 fall semester. Incoming male freshman at The Florida State University are encouraged to apply if they meet the following criteria:
2020-2021 Storks Nest Scholarship
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is a community conscious action-oriented organization whose mission is to foster the principles of education, leadership, and civic responsibilities. To further these ideals, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., the Alpha Upsilon Zeta Chapter is proud to announce the availability of scholarships $500 to a deserving young woman to pursue education beyond high school.
• Be a graduating senior of Leon County Schools
• Have an academic GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale
• Exhibit leadership qualities and involvement in school and/or community.
Application Packet must include:
• Completed application
• A sealed official transcript
• Copy of ACT and/or SAT test scores
• 250-500-word typed essay
• One letters of recommendations
• Copy of College Acceptance Letter
• Recent photo of applicant
AWARD DATE: By the end of the 2020-2021 school year
Balkhi Foundation Higher Education Scholarship
The Balkhi Foundation Higher Education Scholarship seeks to help talented young people make college more attainable through a $1000 scholarship. These ten annual renewable awards are granted to exceptional high school seniors accepted to a US based college or university who demonstrate a financial need.
Additionally, the Balkhi Foundation has partnered with the Rotary Club of the Northern Palm Beaches to offer an eleventh $1,000 scholarship to a talented student with financial need in Florida. To qualify, the student must plan to major in education and must be attending high school in the state of Florida. Preference is given to those within Palm Beach County.
An ideal applicant for a Balkhi Foundation Scholarship is a student who has shown dedication to their academics as well as their personal goals whether that is through community service, creation of a business or invention, or significant dedication to academic pursuits. Students should be self starters who have shown tenacity in the face of challenges and a hunger for success. Previous Balkhi Foundation Scholars have created community service programs, published novels, completed university level research or associates degrees in high school, and have been identified as leaders within their school and community.
Current high school seniors with a 3.5 weighted or unweighted GPA with financial need are encouraged to apply. 2021 Scholarship applications will open April 1st 2021. Initial Applications will be due by 11:59 PM EST Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Please Apply at BalkhiFoundation.com
Shades of Reign Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
Purpose of Scholarship: To provide financial support for a student residing in Tallahassee, Florida who will be attending a Historical Black College and University.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000.00
Deadline: All applications, with the required documents, should be emailed to email@example.com or postmarked by May 3, 2021 and mailed to the following address:
Shades of Reign Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 6616
Tallahassee, Florida 32314
FSCA Scholarships for High School Seniors
FSCA Scholarships Competition is now open. FSCA will award four high school scholarships in the amount of $250. All application materials must be received by 5 PM on Friday, April 2, 2021.
High School student criteria:
High School student application: https://forms.gle/FKkiCsSTG6g326yg6
All questions should be directed to: FSCAScholarship@fla-schoolcounselor.org
College Scholarship Award in memory of
Peter Harris III – “Trey” Harris
$500.00 Scholarship Award
(Two $500.00 awards will be given)
Application Deadline – Tuesday, April 27, 2021 by 5pm
Email, Mail, or Deliver to – Be Great College Scholarship Award Committee
c/o Community Foundation of North Florida
3600 Maclay Blvd S Suite 200, Tallahassee, FL 32312
Email to Sarah Stout: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Harris III, a Leon High School student,
was an avid photographer, videographer, and young entrepreneur.
He was a co-founder of The Nation Hoops,
a marketing brand and website that featured highlight film of notable amateur basketball players.
Trey would often say that he created “digital art”
from the photos and video images he captured. He loved filming, post production and the editing processes,
adding creative dimension and music to his final work products.
His personal motto was “Be Great” - always encouraging us to give everything our best efforts.
If you are planning to attend college and study digital media,
film production, photography, videography,
graphic design or any of the creative arts,
this scholarship is for you.
2021 Delta Kappa Omega High School Scholarship
This award is open to high school seniors in Leon, Taylor or Wakulla County with 1) a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, weighted or un-weighted, whichever is higher based upon the most recent grades available; 2) demonstrated school and community service, documented in two signed letters of recommendation with original signatures; 3) demonstrated leadership experience, documented in the above referenced two signed letters of recommendation with original signatures; and 4) effective communication skills, as demonstrated in an essay. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 16, 2021, by 11:59 pm.
Click on the link to be directed to the 2021 High School Scholarship Application: https://forms.gle/FCcnM3SvtukUYcvAA
The National Army ROTC Scholarship
The National Army ROTC Scholarship is for rising (2021-2022) high school seniors only, however scholarship opportunities are available later for students starting the ROTC program without a scholarship. In the 2019-2020 scholarship process Auburn awarded $1.2 Million in Army ROTC scholarships.
The scholarship application will open in mid-June for rising high school seniors with three boards from October 2021 to March 2022. The attached application guide will take a student on a step-by-step process of applying for the Army ROTC scholarship. The other attached file is a fact sheet about Auburn University Army ROTC, it will give your students a better idea of what Army ROTC is and the endless opportunities they could encounter while they are a Cadet.
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All rules and requirements are found on our website: https://www.brookslawgroup.com/about-us/community/scholarship/
Kappa Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
We are primarily seeking African American female high school seniors who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) and are positively contributing to their school and community.
All applications must accompany an official transcript in a sealed envelope received by Friday, March 12, 2021 to the address provided on the scholarship application. Note: Transcripts can be mailed directly to the Chapter’s P.O. Box. Transcripts received must be in a sealed official envelope from the School.
Florida Agricultural History & Creativity Award
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Description: Florida’s 12th Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services is pleased to announce the second annual Agriculture History & Creativity Award Essay Contest. This contest is open to all contestants attending any Florida school in grades 4-12. The competition will consist of three topic categories, one for each grade level. Nine winners will be selected: three elementary school contestants (grades 4-5), three middle school contestants (grades 6-8), and three high school contestants (grades 9-12), will be selected from each topic category.
Eligibility: Contestants must be Florida residents and attend school in Florida in their respective grade level category. Each contestant shall enter only one essay, written in English, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font, no longer than 500 words.
Entry Dates: Entries shall be submitted electronically All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, February 26, 2021. Entries submitted electronically will receive email confirmation.
For more information, visit: fdacs.gov/essay/diversity
The Gwen Cherry Scholarship
The Gwen Cherry Scholarship was created to enable Black female students who have demonstrated exemplary academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement, a commitment to volunteerism in the pursuit of higher education and demonstrate a passion for making the world a better place. Two scholarships in the amount of one thousand dollars each are available for students meeting the prescribed criteria. The scholarship is open to students admitted to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Florida State University, or Tallahassee Community College.
METHOD OF SELECTION
Recipients will be selected based on the following eligibility requirements.
Applications must be postmarked no later than Saturday, February 13, 2021.
CLICK HERE for the full packet!
Tallahassee Friends of Our Parks Foundation Scholarship
The Tallahassee Friends of Our Parks Foundation is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving high school senior or college student in recognition of his/her involvement in Tallahassee Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs Programs. To be eligible, the applicant must be a senior in high school or already in college, have participated in Tallahassee Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs programs either as a participant, volunteer, or official, and be accepted to or enrolled in a community/junior college or a four-year college/university (attach documentation). Preference will be given to those students interested in majoring in recreation or a related field (Physical Education, Sports Management, etc.) and/or those who have demonstrated a high level of participation in Tallahassee Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs programs.
Applications are due by January 11, 2021
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The Ron Brown Scholar Program
The Ron Brown Scholar Program has some good news to share regarding the number of Ron Brown scholarships being awarded next year. We will be increasing the number of scholarship awards by 25 to include between 45 and 50 new Ron Brown Scholars for the entering class of 2021. We were fortunate to receive a grant to help increase the number of scholarships we are able to award.
In addition to the new scholarships, we will as always continue the Ron Brown Captain's Program which includes the top students applying regardless of income to be included in our cohort and to be part of our Leaders Network (which is a program created to assist talented young people with finding internships while in college). No additional application is required for consideration to this program. Information about our three signature programs is attached below.
A few things to note for this years' process, due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
CLICK HERE for the Ron Brown Scholar Program scholarship application for 2021.
Biletnikoff Scholarship Award
The Foundation will review any application that is postmarked on or before February 15, 2021.
Tallahassee, FL - The Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., the Florida-based creator and sponsor of the prestigious Biletnikoff Award, presented to the season's outstanding FBS receiver in college football regardless of position, calls for college and vocational school scholarship applications from qualifying high school seniors in the North Florida counties of Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Suwannee, and Wakulla.
The Foundation will award a substantial amount in benefits for 2021 graduating seniors for college, university, and vocational school scholarships. The scholarships may be used at any university, college, or vocational school in the United States.
The candidates must have overcome significant mental, physical, emotional, or environmental barriers to achieve at the highest academic and extracurricular levels. The extracurricular achievement does not require playing a sport, although sports participation does qualify for the extracurricular requirement.
More information regarding the scholarships including the application can be found online at BiletnikoffAward.com/about-scholarships
A slide show explaining the scholarship program and application can be found HERE
Applicants may submit their applications as early as December 1, 2020; academic transcripts through December of 2020 should be submitted as soon as possible in January by the school or in a sealed envelope from the school by the applicant. At least 15 scholarships are awarded annually, with the aggregate total over the history of the program approaching 300.
A direct link to the application can be found HERE
Please mail completed applications to:
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc.,
PO Box 10762, Tallahassee, FL 32302
FSU Service Scholar Program
Florida State University is pleased to present the 2021 application process for the Service Scholar program. The Service Scholar program recognizes select incoming students with an outstanding record of community service and leadership, and who want to continue that commitment at FSU. The Service Scholar program benefits include a scholarship valued at $3,000 per year for up to four years, participation in a service-learning academic curriculum, exposure to a diverse group of individuals and social issues, and support by faculty and staff.
Application to this four-year scholarship program is independent of admission or acceptance of admission to FSU and all interested students are encouraged to apply. However, final program selection is contingent on acceptance of FSU admissions by late April 2021.
For more information about the benefits, requirements, and application process, please visit the Service Scholar website at http://thecenter.fsu.edu/servicescholars. Complete applications must be submitted electronically by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, January 22, 2021. Recommendations must be submitted electronically (via a provided web form) by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, January 29, 2021.
MVM Scholarship in the Arts and Sciences
• Meet eligibility criteria:
o Leon High School senior
o 3.0 GPA or higher
o Have a strong interest or involvement in the Arts or Sciences
• Complete this application and essay
o Include two letters of recommendation from a teacher, coach, supervisor (etc.)
o Provide updated resume
o Include professional photo
o Sign photo release (parental signature required as well if under 18)
• Mail official transcript to: MVM Foundation PO Box 12383 Tallahassee, FL 32317
• Email completed application and attachments to email@example.com no
later than April 16, 2021. Applications received by mail must be postmarked by the deadline.
CLICK HERE for the application!
Live Lessons Scholarship Program
Recognizing the character and perseverance that so many young people show in the face of such adversity, Life Happens sponsors the annual Life Lessons Scholarship Program for college students and college-bound high school seniors. Qualified entrants who submit essays or videos about how the death of a parent impacted their lives are eligible for scholarship money. Over two million dollars in college scholarships have been awarded over the years. The total of scholarships for the 2019 Program is $200,000; check back in 2020 for details on allocation amounts.
Applications are accepted each year from February 1 to March 1.
The Coolidge Scholarship
The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2022 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply).
Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service. Today’s competitive academic culture regrettably sometimes drives students to hype their accomplishments and pursue ambitious efforts merely to attain credentials. The Coolidge Scholarship pushes back on this trend. Successful candidates are indeed accomplished, but exhibit humility with respect to their achievements and pursue things of genuine interest to them regardless of the perceived prestige associated with the activity.
A complete description of the scholarship’s criteria and the application are available here.
The 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 32nd class in 2020, the Foundation has provided over 6,300 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $72 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Our application is open!
Deadline: 5pm October 31, 2020
Link to application and more information: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/
Ron Brown Scholarship
The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify students who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential and make an impact on their communities through service to others. Each year, 20 or more students are designated Ron Brown Scholars and receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000. The recipients may use the need and meritbased scholarships to attend any four-year accredited college/ university within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. Since 1996, 440 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars.
To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, Black/African American and current high school seniors at the time of their application. Current college students are not eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and have a demonstrated financial need. Ron Brown Scholars are selected in the spring prior to entering college. Applications are screened between November and February by Ron Brown Scholar Program staff. In March, finalists are invited to participate in a weekend selection process in Washington, DC, at the expense of the Ron Brown Scholar Fund. Finalists are interviewed by members of the Ron Brown National Selection Committee and are expected to participate in several weekend activities. Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their application materials, interviews and participation in Selection Weekend activities.
CLICK HERE for the Ron Brown Scholarship Application!
Deadline: January 9, 2021
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is the largest undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke Scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as a thriving network of over 2,700 fellow Cooke Scholars and alumni.
Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.
This highly competitive scholarship includes:
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: