2017-2018 Scholarships

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Students who are interested in majoring in the field of cybersecurity may wish to apply for the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service. This program provides scholarships that may fully fund the typical costs incurred by full time students while attending a participating institution, including tuition and education related fees. Additionally, participants receive stipends of $22,500 for undergraduate students and $34,000 for graduate students. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. Within the state of Florida, FSU, UF and FIU are all institutions that participate in this program. There are also many other participating schools across the United States. For additional program guidelines and information please visit: https://www.sfs.opm.gov/default.aspx .

Announcing the SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes for high school seniors. A total of 30 winners will be randomly chosen to receive these $500 scholarships. There is no GPA or financial need requirement to enter the scholarship sweepstakes. Beginning September 12, 2017, students can enter online once during each entry period. Two $500 scholarship winners will be selected every two weeks beginning on or about October 30, 2017 until May 14, 2018. Enter now at:  www.suntrust.com/offtocollege .

The CollegeWeekLive Monthly $1,000 Scholarship is now open to both U.S. and non-U.S. students. Applicants must enroll no later than the Fall of 2019 in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school) that is a CollegeWeekLive member at the time of the awarding of the scholarship. Applicants are eligible to win only if they register online at www.CollegeWeekLive.com, login to CollegeWeekLive between the 1st and last day of the month, and visit 5 colleges (go to their page) to be considered in the month's scholarship drawing. Good luck!

Are you interested in attending a Christian college? If so, you may be eligible to enter the $2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing.  Applicants must be a high school junior or senior who plans to enroll for the first time as a full-time student at a Christ-centered Christian college or Bible college within 16 months of being notified that they have won the award. Completion of short survey is required. For additional information and to apply online by May 31, 2018 please visit: https://www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/2500-christian-college-scholarship-drawing/2022477/.

The University of North Georgia offers different types of Army ROTC Scholarships for high school seniors. Recipients become Army Lieutenants upon graduation from UNG with a Bachelor’s degree. These scholarships pay for Tuition and Fees-or- Room and Board, Monthly Stipend, a book allowance with a total value at UNG of $59,000 for a 4-year scholarship, or $45,000 for a 3-year advance designee degree. Out of state Cadets also pay tuition at the in-state rate. For more information please email: [email protected] .

Applications for the 2018 Adesso Academic Tenacity Scholarship are now available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance.  High school seniors who wish to apply must include tentative plans for attending college or trade school, a list of school leadership positions and activities, as well as community and volunteer services during high school. Additionally, official transcripts and SAT/ACT scores (if taken) must also be included, along with a personal essay. Completed applications must be mailed by March 31, 2018.

Seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in home healthcare may be interested in applying for the UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship. This scholarship is open to students nationwide who will be attending college in the fall of 2018. This will be a one-time $1,000 award. Scholarship applications will be judged on merit, financial need, academic achievements and leadership experiences. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply. For more information and to apply online, please visit: https://www.uewhealth.com/eeoicpa-reca/#scholarship-application . The deadline to apply is July 31, 2018.

The AFT Robert G. Porter Scholarship is awarded to dependents of AFT members. There are two types of awards, a 4-year $8,000 award and a 1 time $1,000 award. The scholarship application should be available sometime in December and will be due in early spring. For additional information on this scholarship, please visit: http://www.aft.org/about/member-benefits/scholarships .

Students who are interested in finding guaranteed scholarships to nearly 200 colleges and universities should visit: www.guaranteed-scholarships.com . This website now includes more than 700 scholarships that are available to students who meet the awards criteria and who have been accepted and plan to enroll at the specified universities. Application deadlines vary so don’t delay, visit this website today.

Applications for the 2018 Believing in Your Dreams $1,500 Scholarship, sponsored by Vince Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation, are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. Applicants must be graduating seniors from a public high school, must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and must have played basketball, volleyball, and/or have been active members of a high school band (marching, concert, jazz, etc.) for at least two years of high school. Qualified students who wish to apply must submit their completed applications by March 21, 2018.

Announcing the MG Law Scholarship for Class of 2018 graduates. This scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education The award amount is $1,000 and only online applications will be accepted. For additional information and to apply online please visit: http://www.mg4law.com/scholarship/ . The deadline to apply is July 1, 2018.

Are you a graduating senior who attended George Marks Elementary School? If so, you may apply for the George Marks Elementary 2018 John Thomas Scholarship. Applications for this $500 scholarship are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. Completed applications must be received at George Marks Elementary by April 13, 2018.

The 2018 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. Awards will include one $4,000 scholarship, two $1,000 scholarships, and ten $500 scholarships. To apply, students must simply log on to: www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. Scholarships will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. The scholarship deadline is April 22, 2018.

Temple Israel of DeLand is pleased to offer the David Bigman Scholarship to qualifying seniors who attend any West Volusia High School. Applicants for this scholarship must have one or more parent or grandparent who is Jewish, must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and must respond to the Essay topic: “It takes a village to raise a child. How has my Jewish community impacted my education, and what can I bring to my Jewish community for future students?” The length of the essay is flexible, but it should be well thought out and grammatically correct, double spaced and printed. Essays must also include the name, address, email and phone number of the applicants. All submissions must be sent to: 1001 E. New York Avenue, DeLand, FL  32724, Temple Israel of DeLand, Attn: Jill Rubin and must be received by March 21, 2018 for consideration. The scholarship winner will share their essay with the temple congregation on a Friday night to be determined, and will receive $450 toward college tuition, fees, books, etc.

The Law Office of Nancy L. Cavey believes firmly in the importance of education and as a way to give back to the community, they are offering a $1,000 scholarship to an outstanding student. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The application and more scholarship details/requirements may be found at: http://caveylaw.com/scholarship-2018/ . The application deadline is August 1, 2018.

Daytona State College, through the Daytona State College Foundation, is pleased to award a deserving senior a $500 scholarship to Daytona State College. The “Principal Award” scholarship criteria include a minimum 2.0 GPA, with plans to enroll at Daytona State College within one year of their high school graduation. Applicants must complete a short essay and also include a listing of any high school extracurricular and community service activities. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and must be submitted to Lisa Carter by April 2, 2018.

Daytona State College is pleased to announce the S-STARS STEM Scholarship Program for incoming full-time STEM students. In addition to receiving full tuition, selected students will also receive intensive academic advising, have a dedicated faculty mentor, and have opportunities for industry and internship opportunities. Eligible students must have a 3.0 GPA, must enroll full-time (12+ credit hours) at DSC in a STEM program starting August 2018 and have a FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid department. Applications are available online at: www.DaytonaState.edu/S-STAR/ .

The 49 Fund Educational Scholarship is an endowed scholarship fund that will be administered by The Central Florida Foundation (CFF). This unique scholarship will be offered specifically to LGBT students in Central Florida. Applicants must be “out” as a person who self identifies as a member of the LGBT community, must attend or plan on attending an accredited two or four-year college and must be from, or have attended high school in, Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Lake, Sumter, or Brevard Counties in the State of Florida. Applicants must also have a 2.5 GPA, must demonstrate financial need, and must demonstrate a proven and significant impact in their community as defined by the applicant’s ability to communicate in writing their leadership skills and support of and contribution to the LGBT community. For more information or to apply, please visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/scholarships-for-gay-or-lesbian-students/the-49-fund-educational-scholarship/.  April 10, 2018 is the deadline to apply for one of these ten scholarships.

Are you a senior who is ranked in the top 10% of your graduating class? Do you have a record of diverse public service, such as volunteer service, community service or service to one’s religious community making the world a better place? Do you also have financial need to attend college? If so, your Guidance Counselor would like to nominate you for the Foard Award! One $5,000 scholarship, given in memory of Betty Foard Hutchings, will be awarded to the DeLand High School student who is chosen by the Foard Award Selection Committee. All applications must be submitted by March 2, 2018. Please see either Mr. Michaels, Mrs. Nunez or Mrs. Carter if you’d like to be nominated for this generous scholarship award immediately.

The Links, Incorporated Daytona Beach Chapter is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors in Volusia County who are African American students of African descent. Qualifying students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, extra-curricular activities, civic/community service, leadership, resourcefulness, and quality of essay submission. Completed applications must be postmarked by March 20, 2018. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in the Guidance Office.

L3 Airline Academy is dedicated to meeting the demands of the aviation industry while providing those with a passion and aptitude for aviation the means to fulfill their dreams. L3 Airline Academy offers a number of different scholarships for incoming students. The High School Senior Merit Scholarship is available to interested graduating seniors in the Class of 2018. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 30, 2018. Applications are available online at: https://www.l3airlineacademy.com/storage/downloads/1512557994_l3_cts_scholarship_application.pdf

The A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship is available for any current, full-time, or part-time student of an accredited or non-accredited institute, truck driving school or other logistics program. Applicants must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to become eligible for these awards. Scholarships are being offered in the amounts of $250, $500 and $1,000. For more information please visit: https://www.a1autotransport.com/a-1-auto-transport-scholarship/ . Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted by March 10, 2018.

Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Florida State University would like to invite all incoming male students to apply for the $500 Men of Principle Scholarship. This scholarship is given to the Florida State non-Greek affiliated male student who best demonstrates the values of Beta Theta Pi, makes a positive impact on the people and the community around him, and excels academically.  Students wishing to pursue this opportunity may apply online here: https://goo.gl/forms/XWpSunZrPHMCS6X92.

MattressHelp.org is offering a $1,000 scholarship every year to help increase sleep health awareness and offset the costs of higher education. This scholarship is available to eligible current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States or Canada OR current college students already studying at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen,

be anticipating completion of a high-school diploma at time of application or already in possession of high-school diploma/GED, be planning to or currently pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution and must have a minimum 3.00 GPA. For additional information and to apply online please visit: https://mattresshelp.org/scholarship/. The deadline to apply is September 25, 2018.

Are you a DeLand High senior and have plans to attend a 2- or 4-year college in the Fall of 2018? If so, the Ladies of the DeLand Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. are now accepting applications for a $500 scholarship to help you fulfill your ambitions. Applicants must provide an official sealed transcript and a letter of recommendation from a school official, as well as be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee. In addition, applicants must be a resident of West Volusia, or if not, be an active participant of the Delta Academy Delta GEMS or Miss Jabberwock Pageant 2018. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and must be received no later than March 19, 2018.

Beta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce their Annual Scholarship award. The scholarship is presented to graduating male seniors who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, who have a good attendance and citizenship record in the school/community, and have participated in activities that build good character. While all male students will be considered, preference will be given to African American males and other minorities for this $1,000 scholarship award. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and must be received by March 23, 2018.

Applications for the Orange County Regional History Center’s 2018 Scott Harris Memorial Scholarship are now available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. Applicants for this $2,500 scholarship must be a graduating senior at any Central Florida high school, and must have been accepted to attend an accredited four year college/university with the goal of making a difference in future lives in a positive way. Completed applications must be received by April 13, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Are you a graduating senior who is an alumnus of Spring Creek Charter School (formerly Spring Creek Elementary)? If so, you may wish to apply for the Spring Creek Alumni Scholarship. Applicants must also provide two letters of recommendation, a list of extra-curricular, civic or volunteer activities, and respond to a short essay prompt in 500 words or less. Applications for this scholarship are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and must be submitted to Spring Creek Charter School no later than April 4, 2018.

The Gator Club of Volusia County is pleased to offer two separate scholarship applications: one for students who have completed the Volusia County Health Science Academy continuing into a major in the medical field at UF, and one for students who are planning to major in any other undergraduate field of study at UF. There will be two (2) Medical Scholarships awarded in the amount of $1,000 each and ten (10) General Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. Applicants must be a resident of Volusia County, must have been notified of acceptance at the University of Florida, and must be entering UF for the first year of study. Applications are available online at: http://www.volusiagatorclub.com and are due by March 30, 2018.

Applications for the 2018 Straight North STEM Scholarship are now available online for students who are planning to pursue STEM degrees in college. A minimum of three scholarships will be awarded, with $1,000 being awarded to the winning student and two $250 book scholarships being awarded to the two runner-up students. Applications will be available online until August 1, 2018 at: https://www.straightnorth.com/scholarship/.

Announcing the Intellectual Freedom Scholarship sponsored by FAME: Florida Association for Media in Education. High school seniors are invited to write a 1,000 word or less essay on “The Importance of Intellectual Freedom”. The winner of the essay contest will be awarded a $500 scholarship. For additional information regarding the contest rules, please visit: www.floridamediaed.org/intellectual-freedom-scholarship.html . The deadline for essay submission is March 30, 2018.

The Junior Service League of DeLand, Inc. is pleased to present The Jennifer White Service Scholarship. Given in memory of Jennifer White, a past member who exemplified dedication to our community, this scholarship is intended to recognize young ladies for their outstanding educational and community service achievements. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to: two female DeLand High seniors who have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and who can demonstrate active involvement in community service and leadership in school. Please visit the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance to pick up an informational handout about this scholarship. All submissions must be received by March 31, 2018.

The Persimmon Hollow Woman’s Club 2018 Scholarship applications are now available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. Female students who are currently or formerly in the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program at DeLand High School may wish to apply for this generous scholarship award. Eligible applicants must also have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must also plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college and university for the entire upcoming academic year. Completed applications must be submitted to Lisa Carter in Guidance by March 30, 2018.

The West Volusia Retired Educators Association is pleased to offer their 2018 Scholarship for graduating seniors of a West Volusia County high school. A total of four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to West Volusia graduating high school students. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, be a current resident of Florida, be a United States citizen, be able to provide proof of involvement in school or community, be accepted as a full time undergraduate student in a post-secondary college or community college, and have financial need. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and must be postmarked by April 15, 2018.

Applications for the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce Rob Ridder Scholarship are now available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. Prospective applicants must be seniors at a Volusia County high school, and must have a parent or legal guardian that is a member of the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce. Additional criteria to be considered include community service, demonstrated leadership in school and community activities, character, integrity, initiative and other personal qualities, and financial need. Completed applications are due no later than 5:00pm on April 2, 2018.

CardRates.com is proud to offer the Financial Futures Scholarship to future and current college students majoring in Business, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Management, and others preparing for a career in the personal finance industry. Applicants will be judged based on outstanding academic achievement and submission of an essay. The scholarship award amount is $1,000. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2018. For additional criteria please visit: http://www.cardrates.com/scholarship/ .

The law firm of Mitchell & Crunk, attorneys from Commerce and Winder, GA are pleased to announce they will be awarding the Mitchell & Crunk Adoption Scholarship. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to any high school senior nationwide. For more information and eligibility requirements, please visit: https://www.mitchellcrunk.com/#scholarship-application/ . The deadline to apply is May 31, 2018.

Applications for the Kiwanis Club of DeLand, FL 2018 Scholarship are now available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. Interested applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, must provide a detailed listing of all community service activities, and must write a 300-750 word essay on the topic, “What I Have Learned From My Involvement in Community Service.” The deadline to apply for this $1,500 scholarship is March 25, 2018.

Spillers Law Firm in Cumming, Georgia is pleased to offer the Spillers Law Firm Scholarship for Class of 2018 graduates. This $1,000 scholarship is judged primarily on need basis, but does not exclude achievement standards. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 29, 2018. The application may be found online at: https://www.spillerslaw.com/scholarship-application/ .

All Rowers is proud to announce their first annual scholarship program for high school and college students who currently or previously participated in crew. Visit www.allrowers.com/rowing-scholarship.html for more information about this $500 scholarship. The application deadline is June 30, 2018.