2018-2019 Scholarships

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 .

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] .

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.

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/ .

Seniors in high school or current full-time college freshmen may wish to apply for the $1,000 GOTranscript Academic Scholarship Program. Applications are accepted year-round. Interested students must share their short- and long-term academic/career goals, as well as respond to the essay prompt found at: http://gotranscript.com/scholarship-program .

The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life, as well as their journey to overcome those challenges. Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship. There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. For additional information and to apply online, please visit:  https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm . The deadline to apply for this scholarship is December 15, 2019.

The Horatio Alger Association seeks to provide scholarships to qualified students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, a commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. Applicants for the Horatio Alger Scholarship must also be U.S. citizens and be planning to enroll in college full time by the Fall of 2020. For additional information and to apply online please visit: www.scholars.horatioalger.org . The deadline to submit applications is October 25, 2019.

Scholarships for DACA recipients who will be attending college in the Fall of 2020 are available now through the Golden Doors Scholars Program. In addition to providing large college scholarships to high performing DACA students, the Golden Doors Scholars Program also offers students mentoring and professional development opportunities, as well as summer internships. Scholarship applications are due no later than September 16, 2019 and are available online at: www.goldendoorscholars.org/apply-now .

Juniors and seniors who are interested in flight training may wish to apply for Epic Flight Academy’s aviation scholarships. Two scholarships (valued at $20,000 and $5,000) are now available online at: https://epicflightacademy.com/aviation-scholarship/. The deadline to apply is October 11, 2019. The scholarship award ceremony will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Epic Flight Academy in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

Applications for the 2019 QuestBridge National College Match are now available online for high school seniors. Through the National College Match, high-achieving, low-income students can receive guaranteed full four-year scholarships (worth over $200,000 each) to 40 of the nation’s best colleges. High school seniors who exhibit strong personal character and come from households earning less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four) with minimal assets are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Most National College Match Finalists are in the top 5-10% of their class and are eligible for their school’s free or reduced lunch program. For additional information and to apply online by September 26, 2019, please visit: www.questbridge.org .

Attention Senior Girls: Members of the P.E.O. will be here at DeLand High on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 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 2020, 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 Student Services to sign up for an interview slot as soon as possible. The sign-up sheet is posted outside of Mrs. Carter’s door for easy access. Interviews will be held in the Career Center in Student Services during the school day on September 24, 2019 beginning at 8:45 a.m. Don't delay, sign up today!