• Scholarship Opportunities

    1. STUDENTS:  Start your search early!  The scholarship entries below are in order of the DUE DATE.

    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/
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/
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/
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/
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
Florida Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Must be a JUNIOR or SENIOR in FBC-LEO member municipality. Original essay of 750 words or less, discuss the positive and negative consequences of social media use in Florida and discuss how it shapes individuals' perspectives and experiences within the unique and diverse makeup of the Sunshine State. 2024/01/22 bit.ly/fbc-leo_essaycontest2024
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/
FSU Young Scholars Program (YSP) Applicants must have completed 11th grade (in Florida) with permanent residence in the state of Florida. Attned 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. (see PDF flyer/QR code below) 2024/02/15 https://ysp.osta.fsu.edu/
Jan La Belle Scholarship Program Open to Florida residents ages 16-24 with a DISABILITY. A 2.5 GPA must be maintained at a post-secondary institution during the period of the scholarship award. No criminal activity, arrests or convictions may occur. Acceptable attendance must be maintained. Attach verification of disability form; high school transcript; 2 letters of reference; proof of accomplishments; acceptance letters. 2024/02/15 https://fndusa.org/program-detail-page-jan-la-belle/
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/
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
FTBA Scholarship Program (Florida Transportation Builders' Association) Graduating High School SENIOR whose parents or guardian is a member or employed by a firm who is a member of FTBA. 2024/03/01 https://www.ftba.com/scholarship-program
Harley Davidson Distinguished Ladies High school SENIOR. Minimum 2.5 GPA. FL/GA resident. Attach any college acceptance letter received and (unofficial) transcript. Essay required (min. 250-400 words) "What Community Service and Paying it Forward Means to Me." 2024/03/01 Pick up paper copy of application in Guidance Office [or print from file below]
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/
TAC Scholarship-Tallahassee Alumnae Chapter~Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. SENIORS, unweighted minimum 3.0 GPA, Florida resident, applied or accepted to college, university, or vocational school for 2024-25 school year. Visit Chapter website for full details and application process. 2024/03/02 http://www.tallahasseedst.org
Horatio Alger Association JUNIORS-State Scholarships available now! Graduating SENIORS who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as having critical financial need. [deadline 9/15/23] Must be enrolled in a Career & Technical degree/certificate program at a not-for-profit institution such as a community college or technical school. 2024/03/15 https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/
Elrea Snellings Gibbs Scholarship Black female SENIOR, unweighted minimum GPA=2.75,from Leon or Jefferson County, planning to attend an HBCU 2024/03/22 http://www.chiupsilonomega.com
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
Julius Fisher Scholarship High school SENIORS to be evaluated on academic record, honors, extracurricular activities and ability to express themselves in writing. Submit 200-300 word essay and application. 2024/03/29 Submit or questions: rattlers85@yahoo.com

Active Scholarship Applications (PDFs)


    Open to all high school JUNIORS & SENIORS. In 750 words or less, discuss the positive and negative consequences of social media use in Florida and discuss how it shapes individuals' perspectives and experiences within the unique and diverse makeup of the Sunshine State.


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  • The Mark Wandall Foundation

    Eligible student residents of the state of Florida age 25 and under, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling and/or guardian. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION IN ONE COMPLETE PDF FILE through our website (not several, 1-page attachments) ✓Scholarship Application ✓ Financial Needs Statement ✓ 3 Letters of Recommendation, One of Each: 1. Personal Recommendation 2. Scholastic Recommendation 3. Professional Recommendation (employer, volunteer coordinator, coach, etc.) *** (letters from immediate family members are not accepted) ✓Copy of High School, College, or Vocational Program Transcript or ✓GED Certificate of Completion- Must be accompanied by GED test scores from all sections taken (English,Math, Social Studies, etc.). ✓Essay or Video 

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  • Wisdom's Wellspring

    Women between the ages of 18 and 32 enrolled in TCC or Lively voc-tech program.

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  • Innovation in Education Monthly Scholarship

    A monthly $500 scholarship for any high school, college/university, or graduate student with a minimum 3.0 GPA who has created an original innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (website, blog series, app, event, etc.) 

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Last Modified on May 9, 2024