2017-2018 Scholarships

Attention Senior Girls: Members of the P.E.O. will be here at DeLand High on Thursday, October 12, 2017 to interview potential applicants for the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship and the Florida P.E.O. Scholarship. Senior girls who have a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA are invited to apply for these scholarship opportunities. Applicants must also be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada, be planning to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the U.S. or Canada in the Fall of 2018, and exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success. Financial need is also a consideration for the Florida P.E.O. Scholarship. If interested, please come to Mrs. Carter’s office in Guidance to sign up for an interview slot as soon as possible. The sign-up sheet is posted on the outside of Mrs. Carter’s door for easy access. Interviews will be held in the Guidance Conference room during the school day on Oct. 5, 2017 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Don't delay, sign up today!

Florida Credit union is pleased to offer scholarships to accomplished students throughout North and Central Florida. These scholarships are awarded based on the student’s scholastic record, future potential, leadership, initiative, character, dependability, integrity, and financial needs. Scholarships are available to any student who is actively enrolled or plans to enroll in undergraduate courses within the calendar year. The student or their parent/guardian must also be a member of Florida Credit Union. For more information and to download applications, please visit: https://www.flcu.org/about-us/scholarships/ .  The application deadline is February 9, 2018.

The College JumpStart Scholarship Program is an annual, merit-based competition that is open to 10th – 12th graders, college students, and non-traditional students. The main focus is that you must be committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship which can be used to help cover expenses at any college or university in the United States. The deadline for this scholarship competition is October 17, 2017. Applications are available at: http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/application-us .

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 .

Epic Flight Academy, located in New Smyrna Beach, is offering three Volusia County High School Students a total of $50,000 in aviation scholarships this year who would like to train to become commercial airline pilots. Applications are available online at: http://epiccommercialpilottraining.com/billfish-scholarship/ and must be submitted by October 6, 2017. Interested students must also be a Volusia county resident, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and must have the ability to utilize the scholarship by December 31, 2018.

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 .

Are you a high school senior who excels in science? If so, then you may wish to apply for the News 13 Project Weather Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded once each year to 9 high school seniors who excel in science in Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4-point scale, and must be a student in a public, private, home or parochial school in grade 12. Complete Official Rules and Entry Packet are available at:  www.mynews13.com/projectweather . All entries must be postmarked by January 8, 2018 and received by January 12, 2018.

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. 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. Demonstrated financial need is also required. Applications for the Ron Brown Scholar Program are now available online at: www.ronbrown.org . The application deadlines are: November 1, 2017 - Early Consideration and January 9, 2018 – Final Deadline.

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/.