• Scholarship Opportunities

    1. STUDENTS:  Start your search early!

    2. Begin by identifying which scholarships you qualify for and then apply to all that interest you!

    • Information has been listed accurately to the best of our ability, but it is up to the student to VERIFY SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS & DEADLINES.
    • Many accredited schools will also have their own INTERNAL scholarships.
    • Listings here may be LOCAL, NATIONAL, or verified SEARCH ENGINES. 

    3. Allow enough time to:

    ~ Write, proofread, and finalize an ESSAY (if required.)

    ~ Ask for, receive, and attach/upload LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION.

    ~ Request intermediary TRANSCRIPTS to be sent electronically* [Students must email the school name and receiving email address to our Registrar: ferrellj2@leonschools.net or follow the prompts under 'Ordering a Transcript']  *Final transcripts will not be available until approximately 3 weeks after graduation. You will need to resend to the same or different schools at that time.

    4. Complete all parts of an electronic application, and write legibly on a paper application (some paper applications are available in the Guidance Office; some PDF links are below this listing.)

Award Name Criteria Deadlines/Dates Website
Tallahassee Foundation, Inc.: Friends Of Our Parks High school SENIORS or college students who have participated in Tallahassee Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs programs either as a participant, volunteer or official and are enrolled in a two or four year college program. Application, essay and letter of recommendation. 2023/06/01 https://www.talgov.com/parks/parks-foop
Hearts for Community Service Financial need-based awards to support students who are active volunteers in their community and planning or attending a post-secondary institution. 2023/07/31 https://wdc.org/hearts-for-community-scholarship/
Horatio Alger Association Graduating SENIORS who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as having critical financial need. Must be enrolled in a Career & Technical degree/certificate program at a not-for-profit institution such as a community college or technical school. JUNIORS: State Scholarships open December 1, 2023! 2023/09/15 https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/
Mike Rowe WORKS Foundation Scholarship Graduating seniors w/strong work ethic who are interested in one of the approved trades/vocational programs (see program overview on website.) Must exhibit personal responsibility and a positive attitude. 4-year programs are not eligible. 2023/09/20 mikeroweworks.org
Golden Door Scholars For DACA students who will attend one of the Golden Door Scholars Partner Schools. Golden Door Scholars is an organization that provides scholarships, career and fellowship support, mentorship, and community- building opportunities for undocumented students. 2023/10/01 https://www.goldendoorscholars.org/apply-now
U.S. Senate Youth Program JUNIOR & SENIOR students who are currently serving in an elected or appointed school leadership position in one of the following: Student Body President, Vice Pres., Secretary or Treasurer. Class President, VP, Secretary or Treasurer, Student Council Rep., Honor Society Officer, member of JROTC. 2023/10/06 https://ussenateyouth.org/selection_process_administrators/
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International High School Essay Contest Open to all college-bound SENIORS, minimum 3.0 GPA. Submit a completed application through a Chapter of the Fraternity. Original essay, 700-750 words: With politics gaining the bulk of discussion, what can the younger generation do to ensure that elected leaders understand the impact of gaining their vote?" 2023/10/20 https://oppf.org/international-high-school-essay-contest/
Southern Scholarship Foundation - Housing This scholarship applies rent-free, co-operative living for qualified students attending FAMU, FGCU, FSU, Santa Fe College, UF and TCC. Must lack financial resources, demonstrate excellent academic merit, and exemplify good character. One letter of recommendation is required. New Users must provide email address and create a password to access application portal. 2023/11/01 (for the Spring Semester) 2024/04/01 (for the Fall Semester) https://www.southernscholarship.org/
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and Prudential Emerging Visionaries Scholarship The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognizes students who have distinguished themselves through COMMUNITY SERVICE and celebrate the spirit of volunteerism. Prudential Emerging Visionaries Scholarship is for people ages 14 to 18 who are taking on today’s toughest financial and societal challenges. Prudential Emerging Visionaries is a collaboration of Prudential and Ashoka, a leading organization in the social impact sector. 2023/11/08 https://www.prudential.com/links/about/emergingvisionaries
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Support for high school SENIORS of Hispanic heritage with a community-based project or idea, who have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0. Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution and be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under DACA. 2023/11/13 https://hispanicheritage.org/applications-for-the-24th-annual-hispanic-heritage-youth-awards-now-available-online/
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Current high school SENIORS, U.S. citizen, applying to 4-year undergraduate program at an accredited US college/university; 2-year college okay to begin. Male & female students compete separately. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. [Must register with aim.applyists.net to apply online.] Legacy Awards and Emergency Grant funds also available for dependents of Elks members. 2023/11/14 https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
SEARCH = Cybersecurity & The Latinx Community Graduating Latinx students interested in pursuing higher education in cybersecurity and/or a career in information technology. Must join Bold.org and create a profile to apply for this and other scholarship opportunities with varying deadlines. 2023/11/15 https://bold.org/scholarships/by-major/cybersecurity-scholarships/
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program High-achieving high school SENIORS with financial need. Minimum unweighted 3.5 GPA. Apply online in the Common App. 2023/11/16 jkcf.org OR https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/how-to-apply/
Ron Brown Scholar Program This scholarship is for African American high school SENIORS who excel academically, show exceptional LEADERSHIP potential and make an impact in their communities through SERVICE to others. 2023/12/01 https://ronbrown.my.site.com/s/submit-scholarship
FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows you to see your eligibility for multiple forms of financial aid. Be prepared to enter parent's income information for the previous year's tax information. 2023/12/01 Possible OPEN DATE https://studentaid.gov [make sure you use this official website]
Burger King Scholar Program Graduating SENIORS with a passion for community service. Application process that takes into consideration minimum 2.5 GPA, work experience, extracurricular activities, and community service (recipient does not need to be a BK employee.) 2023/12/15 https://www.burgerkingfoundation.org/programs/burger-king-sm-scholars
Talquin Youth Tour High school JUNIOR student who has an immediate family member/guardian who is a Talquin Member, and lives in Gadsden, Leon, Liberty, or Wakulla Counties. Completed application, 250-500 word essay and a letter of recommendation required. 2023/12/15 https://www.talquinelectric.com/about/talquin-youth/
Air Force ROTC/U.S. Space Force Scholarship High school students interested in attending the Air Force ROTC or following the U.S. Space Force career track. Minimum SAT 1240 or ACT 26; unweighted GPA 3.0. See your local recruiter for full requirements. 2023/12/31 https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships
Army ROTC Scholarship U.S. citizen; GPA of at least 2.50 and a minimum score of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT. See your local Army recruiter for full requirements. 2023/12/31 http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html
Path to Pro Scholarship [by The Home Depot Foundation /SkillPointe Foundation] High school SENIOR who is planning to enroll in an approved trade-related program at an accredited two-year school (technical/vocational school or college) focused on Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, or Construction Management. Online personal application, short essay answers, upload photo, under 18 needs parent consent, too. 2023/12/31 https://www.myscholarship.app/home-depot-foundation
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship High school SENIORS who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. Minimum 3.0 GPA and plan to enroll full-time at a four-year college or university. 2024/01/01 http://www.reaganfoundation.org
Davis-Putter Scholarship: Funding Students Working for Social Change This is a needs-based scholarship for students who display academic performance and are active in movements for social and economic justice. Application, personal statement, two letters of recommendation, recent academic transcript, and SAR required (or FAFSA worksheet.) 2024/01/01 OPENS; deadline April 1, 2024 http://www.davisputter.org/apply/apply-for-scholarships/
Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree or vocational-technical certificate at an accredited trade school or two-year community college. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school/community activities, and work experience. Statement of career and educational goals and aspirations and one letter of recommendation. 2024/01/01 OPENS; deadline PENDING https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/lmvocational/ *Also links to Scholarship America Hub=SEARCH
Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF Scholarship) The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships and career guidance, internship/job placement, and life skills training to four-year college or university of their choice for MINORITY high school students showing leadership potential. Must demonstrate financial need. 2024/01/10 https://jackierobinson.org/apply/
Association of Godby Graduates (AGG) Legacy Graduating SENIORS with one or more relatives who graduated from Godby. Must have minimum 2.75 GPA, complete scholarship application, essay, teacher recommendations, and complete current FAFSA. 2024/01/15 OPENS https://www.leonschools.net/domain/6955
Bank of America Student Leaders Program Open to current JUNIORS and SENIORS in good standing. Must be able to participate in an 8-week summer paid internship [35 hours/week] at a local charitable organization AND attend a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 22-27, 2024). (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience). For complete information, see the website. 2024/01/17 http://www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders
The Coolidge - A Scholarship for America Open to any high school JUNIOR, U.S. Citizen, who plans to enroll in four years of undergraduate study at any accredited American college or university. Applicant must exhibit academic excellence and an interest in public policy. 2024/01/18 https://coolidgescholars.org
Flavorful Futures Scholarships [Sparkling Ice] High school SENIORS, U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident, pursuing their dreams in an accredited vocational/trade, 2-year or 4-year schools. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. 2024/01/31 http://www.flavorfulfutures.com
Navy ROTC Scholarship SENIORS graduating in 2024. Must be a US citizen and have SAT/ACT scores. Extensive application, fitness assessment, essay + interview. See a local military recruiter for additional information. 2024/01/31 https://www.netc.navy.mil/Commands/Naval-Service-Training-Command/NROTC/Marine/
The Deboles-Johnson Foundation (DJF) Scholarship Graduating high school SENIORS from the state of Florida, minimum 2.0 GPA (unweighted), an unofficial high school transcript, 2 or more letters of recommendation, and minimum of 100 documented COMMUNITY SERVICE hours. Proof of acceptance into school of higher education required to receive financial award. 2024/01/31 djfoundationinc.org
The Giovanni Vitrano Foundation Annual Soccer Scholarship SENIOR who plays Varsity or Club Soccer. Applicants require academic excellence, essay, letters of recommendation, and live in the Tallahassee, FL or Thomasville, GA area. 2024/01/31 http://www.GVScholarship.org/apply
Best & Brightest Awards SENIOR students who portray exceptional COMMUNITY SERVICE activity (the most important element of this application), combined with student initiative and well-rounded interview presence. 2024/02/01 http://www.wcsleon.com/bestandbrightest
Capital City Optimist Club International Scholarship Essay topic: "Optimism: How It Connects Us" Oratorical: "How to Change the World with Optimism" Local level first-place=$100; Second-place=$50; District level win=$2,500 scholarship Any student under the age of 19 (no minimum age) as of October 1st of the current contest year has the opportunity to speak or write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. Please contact the local Optimist Club to apply. 2024/02/01 https://www.optimist.org/member/scholarships3.cfm
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.'s National Educational Foundation Scholarships [ZNEF PORTAL] Founder's Centennial Scholarship is open to any high-achieving SENIOR FEMALE high school student who exhibits personal integrity and academic excellence. Minimum 3.0; must demonstrate significant financial need and commitment to community service/involvement. Geico HBCU FEMALE 3.0, leader in business/finance, math, computer science/engineering or marketing. 2024/02/01 https://z-nefscholarships.smapply.org/
Trajectory Foundation Scholarship For African-American high school SENIORS planning to attend an HBCU. 2024/02/01 Possible OPEN DATE https://trajectoryfoundation.org/scholarship-application/
Arts for Life Supporting Florida high school SENIORS who excel in the visual and performing arts. 2024/02/05 https://artsforlifeaward.org/#apply
McDonald’s® HACER® National Scholarship High school SENIORS active in community service; US citizen or legal resident with financial need, minimum 2.8 GPA, eligible to attend a 2 or 4‑year college or university, and have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage. 2024/02/05 https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html
The Biletnikoff Award Minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA or 3.25 weighted GPA. Applicants do not have to play a high school sport to qualify. Must have overcome a significant mental, physical, emotional or environmental challenge. 2024/02/13 BiletnikoffAward.com/about-scholarships
ASSE: International Student Exchange Program High School Scholarships International program for North American students with financial limitations. Develop leadership skills, self-confidence and a greater understanding of the world. 2024/02/15 https://asse.com/landing-page/scholarship/
Florida Engineering Society + additional scholarships Merit based scholarships for JUNIORS & SENIORS, recommended by an engineering faculty member, interested in pursuing a career in the field of construction, minimum 3.0-3.5 GPA, U.S. citizen, SAT/ACT scores, planning to enroll in or accepted into any university engineering program in Florida. 2024/02/15 - high school & named scholarships 2024/04/19 - FECON scholarships https://fleng.org/support-future-engineers/scholarships/
FSU Young Scholars Program (YSP) High-achieving JUNIORS with permanent residence in the state of Florida to attend a 6-week residential summer STEM program. Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA, score 90th percentile or better in math on standardized exam, be enrolled in or have completed pre-calculus. 2024/02/15 [online applications available on or before January 1] https://ysp.osta.fsu.edu/
Tallahassee Community College Scholarships By submitting the TCC Scholarship Application, you will be matched to available scholarships in which you meet the minimum criteria. It is possible to be considered for multiple scholarships by submitting the scholarship application. Please go to the website to apply! 2024/02/16 - Cycle 1, Fall 2024. 2024/05/03 - Cycle 2, Fall 2024. 2024/09/06 - Cycle 3, Spring/Summer 2025 Scholarships. tcc.fl.edu - tap on the APPLY button, upper right corner of screen to get started.
AgVOCATOR [Farm Credit of Northwest Florida] Must be a high school SENIOR in good academic standing. Preference will be given to students involved in 4-H or FFA. Copy of transcript, resume, essay OR video explaining your rural community and/or the agriculture industry you're interested in post-graduation. 2024/02/23 https://www.farmcredit-fl.com/resources/scholarships
American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program Awards are based on academic record, career objective, leadership ability, participation in school activities and/or academic research, and community service. Must complete FAFSA. 2024/03/01 https://www.acs.org/education/acs-scholars/apply.html
HonorsGradU: "Build A Better Future" Graduating SENIORS who design & work on a community improvement project, using our LAUNCH CYCLE checklist as a guide. 2024/03/01 https://www.honorsgradu.com/scholarship/
Oasis of Tallahassee, Ahmed Court #134 FEMALE applicants, minimum 2.5 GPA, official transcript, essay expressing career goals & aspirations, and how you will use the award. Three letters of recommendation, letter of acceptance from a 2 or 4-year university. 2024/03/22 https://ahmedtemple37.org
Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship [by University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF)] Graduating high school SENIORS planning to attend, or full time students in, an ASE/NATEF Certified post-secondary automotive, heavy duty or collision repair school or accredited college or university. High school transcripts; NO GPA requirement. One page essay about career goals and one letter of reference. 2024/03/31 https://www.automotivescholarships.com/apply_online.cfm *Also has links to several other automotive-related scholarship opportunities
The Donohue Family Foundation Skillpointe Scholarship Graduating SENIORS who are pursuing vocational training in high-demand careers in industries such as construction, communications, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, public service, technology and transportation. Online application, personal data responses, short essay replies, photo & consent (if under 18 need parent consent, too.) 2024/03/31; September 30, 2024 https://www.myscholarship.app/the-donohue-family-skillpointe-scholarship
Big Bend Filipino-American Association (BBFAA) Educational Grant Program High school SENIOR, overall 3.0 GPA, must reside in Tallahassee, FL area. Grants are awarded based on academic record, personal character, leadership ability and versatility. 2024/05/03 https://www.bbfaa.org
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund: The Sallie Mae Fund "Completing the Dream Gap Scholarship" Open to outstanding minority/diverse students who demonstrate leadership abilities and good moral character. U.S. Citizen (or valid resident card) planning to attend college/university or a vocational-technical school. Minimum 2.75 GPA. 2024/06/28 https://www.tmcf.org

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