Nova High School Scholarship and Free Summer Program Bulletin

The descriptions of the scholarships on this page are brief. Always read the actual scholarship application completely in order to understand specific eligibility requirements.
 
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See your BRACE Advisor for application materials. Your BRACE Advisor's deadline may be earlier. This is not a complete listing of all scholarship opportunities.
Check other sources such as the Internet, employers and the college or technical school you plan to attend!
When you are awarded scholarships, please contact Mrs. Kirtman.
You must provide proof of your award so that it can be acknowledged at Senior Awards Night in May.

PAY ATTENTION TO DEADLINES!!! They may be "postmarked by" or "received by" dates.

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Scholarship Name

Eligibility Criteria

Major

Award Amount

Deadline

Check out these FREE
Internet
Scholarship Databases

www.fastweb.com, www.scholarship-monkey.com, www.meritaid.com, www.scholarshipexperts.com, www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm,   www.scholarships.com, www.collegeboard.com,  http://www.meritaid.com, http://www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm.

 

 

 

College Tuition Exemption Children who are adopted through the Department of Children and Families after May 5, 1997, may be eligible to receive up to four years of college tuition waiver at Florida public universities, colleges
and vocational training schools. For more, go to:
http://adoptflorida.com/assistance-program.htm
N/A full-tuition ongoing
Hospital Scholarship
Opportunity
Students who plan to attend BROWARD COLLEGE and have careers in the Health Field. Once graduated, scholarship recipients work for a two-year employment commitment at one of the sponsoring hospitals. Visit each hospital online. Memorial Healthcare System, Broward Health, Kindred Hospital of SFL, & Hospital Corp of America. health field up to $6,000 ongoing
College Tuition
Exemption
Children who are adopted through the Department of Children and Families after May 5, 1997, may be eligible to receive up to four years of college tuition waiver at Florida public universities, colleges
and vocational training schools. http://adoptflorida.com/assistance-program.htm
N/A full-tuition ongoing
Venture Scholar Program-
A free resource for minority, first-generation students interested in STEM careers.
9th-12th grade; "Ventures Scholars Program is a FREE national resource developed to link underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
career pathways to information, resources, and opportunities nationwide. As part of the services, Ventures Scholars are connected to a partnership of selective higher education institutions nationwide and are also provided with a variety of e-communication tools to access information about scholarships, summer programs, STEM career pathway information and more! African American/Black, American Indian/Native American or Hispanic; minimum 3.0 weighted GPA; expressed interest in a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics-related field; minimum 10th-grade PSAT scores: 47 Math and Critical Reasoning; minimum 11th-grade PSAT scores: 50 in Math and Critical Reasoning; minimum SAT: 550 on Math and Critical Reasoning or ACT: 19 Math, Science, English and reading.
STEM mentorship and possible scholarships ongoing

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation

Open to all high school students. Tournament style academic quiz competition that turns High School subjects into scholarship opportunities. Quizzes offered Sept through May. Go to: http://www.cksf.org

N/A

varies

ongoing

United Negro College Fund

Awarding 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board. http://www.uncf.org

N/A

 Varies

Ongoing

Scholarship
Points.com
Monthly Scholarship Drawings

http://www.scholarshippoints.com/10K/

N/A

$10,000

varies/
monthly

Automotive Womens' Alliance Foundation Scholarship

Senior; minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA; interested in an automotive related career; US Citizen or permanent resident; one-page cover letter explaining your automotive relative career aspirations; official transcript; proof of acceptance into an college or university; resume with education, work experience, extracurricular and volunteer activities; letters of recommendation. www.awafoundation.org

automotive field

$2,500

open

Cooperative Living Organization

Low Cost Housing for incoming University of Florida and Santa Fe Community College students.
http://www.cloliving.org

N/A

Low-cost
housing

Ongoing

Southern Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Rent Free Housing for students admitted to FSU, UF, FAMU, or FGCU. Motivation, demonstrated through the awards and activities list submitted. Financial Need. Min. 3.0 GPA. Essay. Community Involvement. Letters of recommendation. Information and application at: http://www.southernscholarship.org

N/A

low cost housing

ongoing

NSU Trustee Florida Academic Scholarship

Senior; Nova Southeastern University offers a full-tuition scholarship for eligible students. The award is given to students on a first-come, first-served basis, and additional funds are available for students who live on campus. The award is open to graduating seniors who have a 3.5 GPA, 1290 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) or 29 Composite ACT, 100 community-service hours and 15 credits of college prep courses and who are enrolling full-time in an undergraduate program at NSU's main campus in Davie. Applicants must apply for and receive the Florida Residency Access Grant (FRAG) and must apply for all other eligible grants. To apply, students need to complete the Trustee Florida Academic Scholarship application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and NSU State Aid application forms. Visit www.nova.edu/financialaid/ or call 800-338-4723 or 954.262.8000. Deadline: First come, first served.

N/A

full-tuition, after Bright Futures and financial aid pays

Space-
available
basis

Premios Juventud Scholarship by Dr. Pepper

Senior; Hispanic; academic achievement; financial need; essay; minimum 3.5 weighted GPA; fluent in Spanish; US Citizen or Resident. http://miami.univision.com/premios-juventud/article/2015-04-08/requisitos-reglas-beca-premios-juventud-2015-miami

N/A

$25,000 or $50,000

May 26

 

Bright Futures - Florida
Academic Scholars Award

Senior. Florida Resident. Plan to attend a Private or Public Florida College. 3.5 WGPA in college prep courses. Min. 1290 (R & M) SAT or 29 ACT. 100 Hours of Community Service. Apply on line at: https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/ua/SAWSTUA_uaform.asp

N/A

 

$103 per
credit hour
at 4-year,
$63 at
2-year

graduation day

 

Bright Futures Florida
Medallion Scholars Award

Senior. Florida Resident. Plan to attend a Private or Public Florida College. 3.0 WGPA in college prep courses. Min 1170 (R & M) SAT or 26 ACT. 75 Hours of Community Service. Apply on line at: https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/ua/SAWSTUA_uaform.asp

N/A

 

$77 per
credit hour
at 4-year,
$48 at
2-year

graduation day

 

Bright Futures Florida
Gold Seal Vocational
Scholars Award

Senior. Florida Resident. Plan to attend a Private or Public Florida College/Tech Center. 3.0 high school GPA and 3.5 GPA in minimum of 3 vocational job prep credits. College Ready SAT or ACT scores. Apply on line at: https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/ua/SAWSTUA_uaform.asp

N/A

$39-$48
per credit
hour for
Certificate,
AS or AAS
N/A May

graduation day

 

Tropical Financial Credit Union Scholarship

Senior; must have a parent who is a member in good standing of the Tropical Financial Credit Union; official transcript; minimum 2.5 weighted GPA; letter of recommendation; essay; extracurricular activities; community involvement; employment (if applicable). CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

N/A

 

May 29

 

CareerSource Broward
Youth Scholarship Program

Graduating Seniors. Eager to complete a career program in two years or less while working as a paid intern. In need of financial assistance. For more information, go to: http://youth.careersourcebroward.com

N/A

Tuition& Paid Internship

May 30

Madge Lewis Scholarship

Senior; Florida resident; plan to attend technical school, college or university; financial need; essay; tax information; proof of college or technical school acceptance; letters of recommendation; official transcript. http://www.mlsf.org

N/A

at least $500

 

received by
May 31

Youth Survivors Foundation, Inc.
Future Trailblazers of America Scholarship

Senior; African American; student innovator or student with special abilities (arts, science, motivational speaking, etc.); minimum 2.0 GPA; plan to attend a four-year college or university; financial need; official transcript; copies of SAT/ACT scores; photo. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

N/A

VARIES

received by
May 31

Youth Survivors Foundation, Inc.
Gwendolyn V. Waite Scholarship

Senior; African American; must have overcome adversity; minimum 2.0 GPA; plan to attend a four-year college or university; financial need; official transcript; copies of SAT/ACT scores; photo. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

N/A

VARIES

received by
May 31

HANDY Scholarship

Senior; must be living in foster care, with someone other than your biological or adoptive parent such as a relative or family friend; highly movitivated; minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA; must complete the FAFSA; copy of FAFSA SAR; copies of SAT/ACT scores; 2 letters of recommendation; . http://handyinc.org/handy-online-scholarship-application

N/A

up to $1,150

May 31

Avrek Law DriveSafe Scholarship

Senior; essay about distracted driving; proof of enrollment; photo. http://www.avrek.com/scholarships/#apply

N/A

$1,250 to $5,000

June 1

UNCF/Nissan Scholarship

Senior; plan to attend a Historically Black College or University; minimum 3.0 weighted GPA; must complete the FAFSA; plan to pursue a degree in engineering, business, marketing, IT and or finance; essay; reference; transcript. https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/02c7c2bc-468b-4e3e-b5ae-8780eef2c86b

engineering, business, marketing, IT and or inance

up to $10.000

June 1

 

Costas G. Lemonopoulos Scholarship Trust

Senior; child of members of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC); plan to attend a Florida public university. www.nalc.org/member-benefits/benefits-for-members/scholarships

N/A

varies

June 1

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship

Senior; high school athlete; essay. http://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm

N/A

$1,000

June 1

Gordon & Doner Scholarship for Higher Education

Senior; exceptional leadership and academic achievement; minimum 3.0 GPA; must plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college or univeresity; official transcript; essay--FOLLOW DIRECTIONS!! http://www.fortheinjured.com/scholarship.html#top

N/A

$500

June 1

Greater Broward Firefighter Charities
William "Bill" Elliot Fire Academy Scholarship

Senior; plan to become a firefighter; current Fire Explorer for Broward County Fire Department and/or a child of a current or retired member of the Broward County Council of Professional Firefighters; US Citizen; minimum 2.5 weight GPA; transcripts; essay; recommendation. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

FIREFIGHTER

full scholarship to fire academy!

 

June 1

Greater Broward Firefighter Charities
College Scholarship Award


Senior; child of current or retired member of the Broward County of Council of Professional Fire Fighters; US citizen; minimum 2.5 GPA; accepted to a two- or four-year college or university or technical college; transcripts; letter of recommendation; personal statement. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

N/A

$1,500 per year

June 1

Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship

Senior; African American; leadership; financial need; plan to attend an accredited, four-year college or university. https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/2b305f93-ee11-4af1-bc13-e8ed9f061669

N/A

$1,500 - $2,500

June 1

UCF LEAD Scholars Academy Academic Program

Senior; admitted to UCF; interested in becoming a campus leader; strong academic achievement, leadership and community service; strong GPA and test scores; must describe a community service project or leadership experience that you were involved with for a period of time; essay; a two-year leadership development program consisting of academically talented, service-oriented students. Must apply at http://lead.sdes.ucf.edu/apply

N/A

mentoring, special housing, LEAD student lounge, retreat, priority class registration, $200 per semester, plus other scholarships, leadership positions

June 1

 

Got a Spine Scholarship

Senior; minimum 2.5 weighted GPA; US Citizen or resident; essays about the value of chiropractic care and why you feel you deserve the scholarship. http://www.arcticchiropracticjuneau.com/juneau_alaska.php

N/A

$500

June 2

Southwest Ranches Town Scholarship

Senior; resident of Southwest Ranches for at least 2 years; proof of residency; must have have served 20 community service hours in direct service to the Town of Southwest Ranches in the last year; minimum 2.5 weighted GPA; recommendationletters; essay. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

N/A

VARIES

June 5

UF Triangle Achievement Scholarship

Senior; male; admitted to UF; academic achievement; extracurricular involvement; community service; leadership; applicants not required to join sponsoring fraternity. http://gatortke.com/scholarship

N/A

$100 - $500

June 6

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

Junior or Senior; write an essay on your educational career and life goals. http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

 

N/A

$1,000

 

June 15

BigSun Athletics Scholarship

Senior; athlete; essays. http://www.bigsunathletics.com

N/A

$500

June 17

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) Scholarship

Senior who has experienced homelessness, (people living in shelters, cars, motels, campgrounds, or places not meant for human habitation, as well as children and youth who are living with friends or relatives temporarily because they lack permanent housing), during K-12th grades and who have demonstrated average or higher than average achievement; essay about the impact of homelessness on your life and your desire to attend college; official transcript. http://www.naehcy.org/letendre-scholarship-fund/about-the-fund

N/A

$1,500 renewable

June 19

 

Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) Scholarship

Senior; Florida resident; first- or second-generation Jamaican descent; plan to take courses in International Studies and/or Women's Studies while in college; while in college, must currently have and maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA and continuously volunteer in your college community; essay. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

N/A

$1,000

June 24

Digital Privacy Scholarship

grades 9-12; US citizen or legal resident; essay about digital privacy. http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/digital-privacy-scholarship

N/A

$1,000

June 30

Astanza Q-Switched Laser Annual Scholarship

Senior; minimum 3.0 weighted GPA; plan to enroll in an accredited college or university; plan to study Physics, Biology, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, other natural or applied science fields; proof of college acceptance; scanned transcript; essay. ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE EMAILED. http://www.astanzalaser.com/q-switched-laser-annual-scholarship

Physics, Biology, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, other natural or applied science fields

$2,500

RECEIVED BY
June 30

Lift Parts Express Scholarship

Seniors; plan to attend college in 2015-2016 school year; minimum 3.0 GPA; US citizen or esident; essay on topic at http://forkliftpartsflorida.com/forkliftparts.php

N/A

$500

June 30

 

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

Aspiring Nurse who demonstrates a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics. A passion for the
nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare. For more, go to: http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/2015-aspiring-nurse-scholarship

LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN program

$1,000

June 30

2015 Isaac Bruce Foundation Flight 300 Program

Senior; must be accepted and enroll in a college or university; must need financial assistance with one-way transportation costs to school; recommendation; proof of college acceptance; essay. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

N/A

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WITH ONE-WAY TRANSPORTATION TO SCHOOL

July 1

Colleges Sports Recruiting Scholarship

Seniors who plan to attend an accredited college or university. Competed in a sport at the high school level. 1,000 word Essay Contest on a time you were a leader and what you learned. For more and to apply, go to: http://www.collegesportsscholarships.com/scholarship.htm

N/A

$1,000

July 1

Korean American Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

Senior; of Korean heritage; non-Korean students welcome to apply; minimum 3.0 weighted GPA. Application available on April 1, 2015. http://www.kasf.org/application#

N/A

$1,000 - $5,000

 

July 8

 

Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

grades 9-12; US Citizen and legal resident; create a 14-character message about texting while driving; if selected as a finalist, you'll be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving. http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/dont-text-and-drive-scholarship

N/A

$1,000

September 30

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Class of 2016; US Citizen; Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution); Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required); Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. Application available in August. See more at: https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/program_florida.cfm#sthash.6K7i6yO9.dpuf

N/A

 

$7,000 or more

 

due
October 2015

 

Coca-Cola Scholarship

Class of 2016; 3.0 minimum unweighted GPA; outstanding community service and academic achievement; NOT need-based. Application available in August. Learn more at http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/about-us/#.VS7Cw9zF9bI

N/A

$1,000-$20,000

due
October 2015

Ron Brown Scholarship

Class of 2016; Black/African American; Must excel academically; Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential; Must participate in community service activities; demonstrate financial need; US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa; essays; recommendations; official transcript. http://www.ronbrown.org

N/A

$40,000

early submission deadline
November 1

APIASF-Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship

Class of 2016; of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census; citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States; enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2016. Different eligibility requirements for a variety of scholarships; Have a minimum weighted GPA of 2.7; Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); Submit one letter of recommendation online. Application available in September. Learn more at http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html

N/A

 

$2,500

due January 2016

 

RHMC Scholarship

Class of 2016; All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin; high school senior; eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study; Be a legal U.S. resident; Submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline of the application; Meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined by each scholarship program; Provide verification of enrollment each year at respective accredited post-secondary institution. application opens in the fall at http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships

N/A

 

 

due January 2016

 

RHMC/African American Future Achievers Scholarship

Class of 2016; must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage; high school senior; eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study; Be a legal U.S. resident; Submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline of the application; Meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined by each scholarship program; Provide verification of enrollment each year at respective accredited post-secondary institution; application opens in the fall at http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships

N/A

 

 

due January 2016

 

RHMC/HACER Scholarship

Class of 2016; must have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage; high school senior; eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study; Be a legal U.S. resident; Submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline of the application; Meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined by each scholarship program; Provide verification of enrollment each year at respective accredited post-secondary institution; application opens in the fall at http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships

N/A

 

 

due January 2016

 

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Grades 9-12; essay about technology addiction. http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/dont-text-and-drive-scholarship

N/A

$1,000

January 30

Gates Millinnium Scholars Program 2016

Class of 2016; African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American** or Hispanic American; US citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States; minimum unweighted 3.3 GPA of 3.3; Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited*** college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall of 2015 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients; Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities; Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria (do the FAFSA4caster to check your Pell eligibility!). Application opens in August 2015.... Learn more at www.gmsp.org.

N/A

varies

 

due in January 2016

 

Through the Looking Glass Scholarship

Class of 2016; must have at least one parent with a disability; plan to attend an accredited four- or two-year college, university or technical school; academic performance; community activities and service; letter of recommendation; essay describing the experience of growing up with a parent with a disability; financial need. http://www.lookingglass.org/scholarships

N/A

 

 

January 2016

 

Northeastern University (full ride) Torch Scholars Program

Class of 2016; must apply to Northeastern University, Boston; first-generation college student (neither parent earned a 4-year degree in the US); ability and will to succeed; must have taken an academically rigorous high school schedule; intellectually curious; love of learning; must have overcome adversity such as: difficult family situations, cultural barriers, language challenges; financial hardship (need not required); Application opens in November. Students must be nominated. Learn more at www.northeastern.edu/torch

N/A

all-costs-covered scholarship to Northeastern University with academic and professional mentorship, summer programs, study abroad....FULL RIDE!

nomination due in January 2016

Jack Kent Cook Scholarship

Class of 2016; exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need (family income up to $95,000 considered), persistence, a desire to help others, and leadership; plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2016; Intend to enroll in an accredited 4-year college beginning in fall 2016; minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above; SAT combined math and critical reading score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above; Demonstrate significant unmet financial need (likely Pell Grant eligible); test scores; letters of recommendaiton; family financial information. Application available in January at http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship

N/A

up to $40,000 per year for four years!

April 2016

 

Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship

Class of 2016; US Citizen or resident; minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA; leadership; community service; financial need; essay; must have overcome obstacles. Application opens on April 1, 2016 at: https://www.shawncartersf.com/scholarship-fund/#eligibility

N/A

$1,000-$1,500

May 2016

 

Morris Law Firm Cancer Survivor Scholarship

Class of 2016; must have faced cancer or had a family member go through cancer; must plan to attend law school; minimum 3.0; transcript; letters of recommendation; financial need. http://www.dmorrislaw.com/scholarship

must plan to one day attend law school

$500

May 31, 2016