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Access to Better Learning & Education Grant Program (ABLE)

Amount: $803 (in 2012/13)
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Not based on financial need;
Deadline: Determined by each College/University
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: Undergraduates attending private Florida colleges and universities.
Majors/Fields of Study: Any, except Theology/Divinity related degrees.
Residency: Florida and must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Other Comments: Colleges and universities determine the application deadline, eligibility. See Program Details link below for complete information.
Contact: Your college’s financial aid office.
Website: Program Details


First Generation Matching Grant Program (FGMG)

Amount: Varies;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Need based; Renewable.
Deadline: Determined by each College/University
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: These grants are available to Florida residents who are undergraduates with demonstrated financial need. Students must be seeking a degree at an eligible college or university. Other conditions apply. See Award Details for more information.
Majors/Fields of Study: Any;
Residency: Florida and must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Other Comments: Colleges and universities determine the application deadline, eligibility. See Program Details link below for complete information.
Contact: Your college’s financial aid office.
Website: Program Details

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship

Amount: Varies;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Not need based; Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Florida and must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Other Comments: Funded by the state’s lottery, the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program is comprised of these three awards: Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) award – including Academic Top Scholars (ATS) award; Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) award; and Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV) award. Visit the website listed to find out more information.
Contact: Call the financial aid department at a participating university of the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance at 888-827-2004.
Website: Program Details

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship (MTES)

Amount: $4,000;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Not need based; Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Native American students who have earned at least 60 credits or an AA degree, and who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. See website for more details.
Majors/Fields of Study: Education
Residency: Florida and must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Other Comments: After graduation the student must teach at a Florida public school; one year for every year the award was received.
Contact: Call Florida Fund for Minority Teachers for assistance, (352) 392-9196.
Website: Program Details

Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistance Grant Program

Amount: $200 to $2,534 for 2012/13;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Need based; Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: Residents of Florida who are enrolled in certificate programs of 450 or more clock hours at participating community colleges or career centers operated by district school boards.
Majors/Fields of Study: Any;
Residency: Florida and must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Other Comments: For renewal the student must meet certain credit hour guidelines and have earned a GPA of at least 2.0.
Contact: Call the financial aid department at a participating university of the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance at 888-827-2004.
Website: Program Details

William L. Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Program (FRAG)

Amount: $2,150 for 2012/13;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Not need based; Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: If you are an undergraduate attending a non-profit Florida college or university, then you may be eligible for this award.
Majors/Fields of Study: Any, except Theology/Divinity related degrees.
Residency: Florida and must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Other Comments: For renewal the student must have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.
Contact: Call the financial aid department at a participating university of the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance at 888-827-2004.
Website: Program Details

Florida Student Assistance Grants

Amount: $200 to $2,534 for 2012/13;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Need based; Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: Undergraduates
Majors/Fields of Study: Any;
Residency: Florida and must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Student Attends School In: Florida
Other Comments: Award recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and meet certain credit hour requirements.
Application Requirements: Please visit the website listed for detailed eligibility requirements.
Contact: Call the financial aid department at a participating university of the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance at 888-827-2004.
Website: Program Details

Florida Work Experience Program

Amount: Varies; Money comes directly from employers;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Need based; Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: Undergraduates
Majors/Fields of Study: Any;
Residency: Florida and must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Student Attends School In: Florida
Other Comments: This program provides students with work experiences designed to reinforce college degree and career choices. See the website for detailed information about credit hour requirements. A minimum GPA of 2.0 must be maintained.
Application Requirements: Please visit the website listed for detailed eligibility requirements.
Contact: Call the financial aid department at a participating university of the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance at 888-827-2004.
Website: Program Details

Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund

Amount: $2,000 for 2012/13;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Need based; Renewable.
Deadline: April 1.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors are given preference. Graduate students may apply.
Majors/Fields of Study: Any;
GPA: 3.0
Ethnicity/Heritage: Hispanic American
Residency: Florida and must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Other Comments: Grants are awarded to Florida residents of Spanish culture, who were born in or have a natural parent who was born in either Mexico
or a Hispanic country of the Caribbean, Central or South America, regardless of race. Priority is given to undergraduate students.
Application Requirements: Visit the website listed for complete eligibility requirements.
Contact: Call the financial aid department at a participating university of the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance at 888-827-2004.
Website: Program Details

Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship Program

Amount: $3,000 for 2012/13;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Need based; Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: Any;
GPA: 3.0
Residency: Florida and must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Participating Schools: Bethune-Cookman College, Edwards Waters College, Florida A&M University, Florida Memorial College
Application Requirements: Please visit the website for current eligibility requirements.
Contact: Call the financial aid department at a participating university of the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance at 888-827-2004.
Website: Program Details

Rosewood Family Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies; Not to exceed $4,000;
Awards per Year: 25;
The Award Is: Need based; Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: Undergraduate, Vocational-Technical students
Majors/Fields of Study: Any;
Ethnicity/Heritage: African American
Residency: Florida and must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Other Comments: This scholarship is awarded to minority students who are direct descendants of the incident in 1923. Proof must be provided. Applicant must be enrolled a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Application Requirements: Please visit the website for current eligibility requirements.
Contact: Call the financial aid department at a participating university of the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance at 888-827-2004.
Website: Program Details

Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

Amount: Up to full tuition and fees;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Not need based; Renewable.
Deadline: April 1.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: All students who meet eligibility requirements. See website link below.
Majors/Fields of Study: Any;
GPA: 2.0
Residency: The veteran must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. And they must have been a Florida resident for one year immediately preceding time of death, determination of 100% disability, or prisoner of war/missing in action classification. The child or spouse must be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Other Comments: These scholarships are for dependent children or unremarried spouses of Florida veterans who died as a result of service-connected injuries, diseases, or disabilities sustained while on active duty or who have been certified by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs as having service-connected 100% permanent and total disabilities. The scholarships also provide funds for dependent children whose parent is classified as a prisoner of war or missing in action by the Armed Forces of the United States or as civilian personnel captured while serving with the consent or authorization of the United States government during wartime service.
Application Requirements: Please visit the website listed below to view detailed eligibility information and more.
Contact: Call the financial aid department at a participating university of the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance at 888-827-2004.
Website: Program Details


Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

Amount: Up to full tuition and fees;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Not need based; Renewable.
Deadline: April 1.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: All students who meet eligibility requirements. See website link below.
Majors/Fields of Study: Any;
GPA: 2.0
Residency: The veteran must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. And they must have been a Florida resident for one year immediately preceding time of death, determination of 100% disability, or prisoner of war/missing in action classification. The child or spouse must be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Other Comments: These scholarships are for dependent children or unremarried spouses of Florida veterans who died as a result of service-connected injuries, diseases, or disabilities sustained while on active duty or who have been certified by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs as having service-connected 100% permanent and total disabilities. The scholarships also provide funds for dependent children whose parent is classified as a prisoner of war or missing in action by the Armed Forces of the United States or as civilian personnel captured while serving with the consent or authorization of the United States government during wartime service.
Application Requirements: Please visit the website listed below to view detailed eligibility information and more.
Contact: Call the financial aid department at a participating university of the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance at 888-827-2004.
Website: Program Details

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