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

Smith College Women of Distinction

A free program for high school seniors that highlights the opportunities at Smith College for African American, Latina, Asian American and Native American students. round-trip transporation, meals and accommodations are provided for all participants! www.smith.edu/admission/wod

N/A

 

free trip!

N/A

 

QuestBridge National College Match

A highly competitive college match program that allows you to apply early to up to 8 QuestBridge partner colleges; Class of 2016; financial need-earning less than $60,000 (family of 4) and often less than $50,000; income from both parents considered, even if they're divorced; top 5-10% of class; must demonstrate the level of academic achievement that meets or exceeds the admissions standard of the QuestBridge partner colleges; SAT scores above 150 and or ACT scores above 27; strong writing ability; intellectural spark, and determination through essays and teacher/counselor recommendation; transcript; test scores. www.questbridge.org

N/A

full four-year scholarship with no loans if admitted and matched

 

September 28

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 25

 

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/applicants

N/A

$1,000-$20,000

due
October 31

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 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!). 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

Miami Heat General Scholarship

Senior; US citizen or permanent resident; financial need; minimum 3.2 unweighted GPA by the end of first semester senior year; plan to attend a four-year accredited college or university in the US; official transcript; copy of SAT/ACT scores; w-2 forms; copy of tax return for all household members; letters of recommendation; writing sample; excellence in academics and financial need. http://www.nba.com/heat/community/community_education_scholarships.html

N/A

 

$5,000

 

January 30

 

Miami Heat Dr. Jack Ramsay Scholarship

Senior; US citizen or permanent resident; financial need; minimum 3.2 unweighted GPA by the end of first semester senior year; plan to attend a four-year accredited college or university in the US; official transcript; copy of SAT/ACT scores; w-2 forms; copy of tax return for all household members; letters of recommendation; writing sample; excellence in academics and financial need. http://www.nba.com/heat/community/community_education_scholarships.html

N/A

 

$5,000

 

January 30

 

Miami Heat Alec Kessler Student-Athlete Scholarship

Senior; US citizen or permanent resident; financial need; must have participated in high school athletics; minimum 3.2 unweighted GPA by the end of first semester senior year; plan to attend a four-year accredited college or university in the US; official transcript; copy of SAT/ACT scores; w-2 forms; copy of tax return for all household members; letters of recommendation; letter of recommendation from coach or athletic director; writing sample; excellence in academics and financial need. http://www.nba.com/heat/community/community_education_scholarships.html

 

N/A

 

$5,000

 

January 30

 

SportQuest Playing with Purpose Scholarship for Christian Student Athletes

Grades 10-12; minimum 2.5 GPA; currently playing a high school sport; a committed follower of Jesus Christ. www.playingwithpurpose.org

N/A

 

$300-$2,000

 

February 1

 

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