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

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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

Andrew Caster
Nova High School
Class of 1972 Award
Senior; high academic achievement; minimum 4.0 weighted GPA; will be attending a 4-year out-of-state college or university; short essays. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. N/A TBA April 22
to Mrs. Kirtman's office
Nova High
Nancy Salvagna Scholarship
Senior; female; minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA; community service; good character; plan to attend a regionally accredited 2- or 4-year college or university or technical school. CLICK HERE TO APPLY N/A $500 April 22 to Mrs. Kirtman
BPAA
Broward Principals' and Assistants' Association Scholarship for
offspring of a member
Senior; child of a Broward County Principal or Assistant Principal; official transcript; list of honors and or activities; two letters of recommendation. CLICK HERE TO APPLY N/A $1,000 April 22
BPAA
Broward Principals' and Assistants' Association Scholarship for
Prospective Educators
Senior; plan to pursue an education degree; official transcript; list of activities/awards; two letters of recommendation. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. education $1,000 April 22
Friends of Green Cay Nature Center Scholarship (FOGC) Senior; accepted to a four-year college or university; plan to pursue a career in environmental sciences; official transcript; personal essays; letters of recommendation. http://www.pbcgov.com/parks/nature/green_cay_nature_center/scholarship.htm#.UukhVRWRY4c environmental sciences $2,500 April 25
Becca's Closet Involvement
Rebecca Kirtman Memorial Scholarship
Senior; US citizen or permanent resident; minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA; made an outstanding, documented contribution to his or her local community through the creation of or involvement in a Becca's Closet chapter or Becca's Closet organized through a supporting organization; plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college or university in the US. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. N/A VARIES April 25
Becca's Closet Drittel Family
Rebecca Kirtman Memorial Scholarship
Senior; US citizen or permanent resident; minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA; must have made an outstanding contribution to his or her local community through notable involvement in Becca's Closet; plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college or university in the US. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. N/A VARIES April 25
Becca's Closet Spirit of Generosity
Rebecca Kirtman Memorial Scholarship
Senior; financial aid; US citizen or permanent resident; minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA; must have made an outstanding contribution to his or her local community through volunteer action including but not limited to Becca's Closet; plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college or university in the US. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. N/A VARIES April 25
Aqua Foundation Scholarship for LGBTQ Women Senior; must identify as an LBT woman; minimum 3.0 weighted GPA; leadership. http://www.aquafoundation.org/scholarships/ N/A $2,500-$5,000 April 25
Pompano Unity in the Community Scholarship Senior; Pompano Beach resident; financial need; US citizen or permanent resident; minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA; accepted to attend a college, university or technical school; drug and crime-free; of good moral character; minimum 40 community service hours; official transcript; two letters of recommendation; copy of birth certificate; verification of citizenship or residency; copy of acceptance letter; copy of FAFSA or tax returns; copy of financial aid award letter. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. N/A $1,000 April 30
Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Barry Jennings Scholarship Senior; African American; minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA; academic achievement; community service; letter of recommendation; essay;  photo. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. N/A $500 April 30
The Garden Club of Coral Springs
"Future Steward of the Land Award"
Bonnie Brossard Scholarship
Senior; resident of Coral Springs; financial need; minimum 3.0 weighted GPA; plan to enter a two- or four-year Florida college or university to study the science of horticulture such as plant biology and pathology, ecology, Botanist, Ecologist. Forester, park naturalist, Silviculturist (forest) Landscape Architect, ASLA, Arborist, nursery and greenhouse management, habitat restoration specialist, urban and regional planner, Viticulturist (wineries) Agronomist (soil & organic food), or a related subject; essay; two letters of recommendation. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. science of horticulture such as plant biology and pathology, ecology, Botanist, Ecologist. Forester, park naturalist, Silviculturist (forest) Landscape Architect, ASLA, Arborist, nursery and greenhouse management, habitat restoration specialist, urban and regional planner, Viticulturist (wineries) Agronomist (soil & organic food), or a related subject $500 April 30
Pembroke Lakes Homeowners' Association Scholarship Senior; full-time Pembroke Lakes resident; minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA; minimum 1,000 SAT (Reading and Math) or 21 ACT; US citizen or eligible non-citizen; two letters of recommendation; essay; official transcript; proof of acceptance into a 2- or 4 year college or university. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. N/A varies April 30
Murray I. Daninhirsch Student (Interest-Free) Loan Fund Senior; must live North of State Rd. 84. Go to http://www.sorefjcc.org/index.php?submenu=daninhirsch_loan&src=gendocs&ref=CollegeStudentLoanProgram&category=Specialeventsandprograms for more information. N/A interest-free loan up to $6,000 April 30
American Muslim Alliance of Florida Scholarship Senior; Muslim; minimum weighted 3.0 GPA; letters of recommendation; essay; must attend banquet on May 31st at 7:00 PM;  CLICK HERE APPLY. N/A $1,000 received by
April 30
Upakar Indian-American
Scholarship
Senior. Must have either been born or have one parent born in the Republic of India. Minimum 3.6 UP. US Citizen or US Green Card Holder. Plan to enroll in a 4-year university. Family Income less than $75,000. Essay. http://www.upakarfoundation.org/scholarships/apply N/A $2,000 April 30
Give Kids a Chance
Scholarship
Florida Seniors desiring to continue their education but in need of additional financial assistance to do so. Lower Income Families. https://miamifoundation.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=429 N/A $1,000 April 30
Eastgate Homeowners Association Scholarship Fund Senior; must be resident of the Eastgate Community and parent or guardian must be active members of The Eastgate Homeowners Association for a minimum of one year; essay; letters of recommendation; transcript; interview. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. N/A TBA April 30
AEMP Education Foundation
Legacy Scholarship Program
Senior; 2.0 unweighted minimum GPA; interested in a career as a heavy equipment technician; letter of recommendation; plan to enroll in a technical school as a full time student, maintain a 3.0 in a diesel technology program. http://www.aemp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/AEMPF_2013_Application.pdf Diesel Technology/Heavy Equipment Technology $2,000 May 1
Town of Southwest Ranches Scholarship Senior; resident of Southwest Ranch; weighted 2.5 GPA; must have served 20 volunteer hours in direct service to the Town of Southwest Ranches; letter of recommendation. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. N/A tba May 1 to Town Hall!
SunTrust Off To College
Scholarship Sweepstakes
Seniors can enter for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship for their education expenses at a college or university. One winner will be chosen every two weeks from October 25th through May 9th. http://www.suntrusteducation.com/ N/A $1,000 May 1
Police Officer Assistance
Trust
Scholarships available to the son or daughter of Miami-Dade, Broward, or Monroe County federal, state or local law enforcement officers. http://www.poat.org/ N/A varies May 1
City of Cooper City Waste
Management - Academic
Scholarship
Cooper City Resident who plans to attend an accredited college, university or technical school. Minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA. Demonstrate outstanding community service. Education or professional path related to STEM. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. STEM $1,250 &
$2,500
May 1
Hughes Exterminators
Scholarship
Seniors. Essay Contest. Original essay of 300 words or less, in English. The topic is "Do you suffer from insectophobia? Tell us what bug pushes your terror button and why."http://www.hughes-exterminators.com/company/scholarship-contest N/A $1,000 May 1
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc
Delta Upsilon Sigma Chapter Scholarship
Senior; two letters of recommendation; official transcript; copy of college acceptance letter; essay. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. N/A varies May 2
Ramon Looby Excellence in Leadership Award Senior; interested in joining a historically black sorority or fraternity of the NPNC; minimum 6.0 GPA; minimum 1500 SAT or 21 ACT; Excellent record of conduct and leadership potential. http://aloiotas.com/scholarship.html N/A $500 May 2
Ramon Looby First Responder Endowment Scholarship Senior; plan to attend a recognized and accredited program in Firefighting or Emergency Medical Training. http://aloiotas.com/scholarship.html Firefighting or EMT $500 May 2
Broward College Pembroke Pines Scholarship Senior; plan to attend Broward College, Pembroke Pines campus; minimum 2.5 weighted GPA; financial need; two letters of recommendation; must complete FAFSA and have passing FCAT scores; demonstrated recent and continuing public service to City of Pembroke Pines. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. N/A $1,000 May 2
MLK Interfaith/Multicultural Committee of Plantation Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship
(You DO NOT need to live in Plantation to apply--Open to everyone!)
Senior; minimum 2.5 weighted GPA; college acceptance letter; community service; involvement in extracurricular activities; official transcript; short essay about ML King, Jr.. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. N/A $750 May 2
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
Gift Giving Services GGS, Inc.
2014 Educational Scholarship
Senior; African American Male; financial need; good character; minimum 2.5 weighted GPA; three letters of recommendation; photo; plan to attend an 2- or 4-year college, university or technical school; extracurricular activities; academic achievement; essays; interview. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. N/A $1,000 May 3
Tati, Inc.
National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
National Youth Essay Competition
Junior and Senior; must have been born in the Caribbean OR have a parent/guardian who was born in the Caribbean; original essay; bibliography and cover page. Topic: “What does Cultural Heritage mean to you and how does it impact
your life?” CLICK HERE TO APPLY.
N/A $100-$500 May 9
BEF Scholarship Students who have already submitted the online portion of the Broward Education Foundation application must also submit the following paperwork to Mrs. Kirtman: CLICK HERE TO PRINT PAGES 1 AND 2 OF THE REQUIRED PAPERWORK. Also attach a copy of ALL PAGES of your 2014-2015 FAFSA SAR and a copy of your financial aid award letter from the school you will attend (exception: Broward College). N/A N/A May 14 to Mrs. Kirtman
The Johnson Scholarship Senior with disabilities, financial need; enroll in a State University System of Florida institution. Florida resident. Documentation of a Disability. minimum 2.0 GPA. Personal Statement. Financial Need (FAFSA). Letters of Reference. Official Transcript. Student sends application to school(s) applying for. http://www.jsf.bz/index_new.asp?page=/site/scholarships/susf.htm N/A varies May 15
The Johnson Scholarship for children of UPS employees Senior with disabilities, financial need; enroll in a State University System of Florida institution. Florida resident. Documentation of a Disability. minimum 2.0 GPA. Personal Statement. Financial Need (FAFSA). Letters of Reference. Official Transcript. Student sends application to school(s) applying for. http://www.jsf.bz/index_new.asp?page=/site/scholarships/susf.htm N/A varies May 15
Murray I Danninhirsch No-Interest Student Loan Senior; Broward County resident; essay; official transcript; copy of all pages of FAFSA Student Aid Report; copy of financial aid offered by college/university that student will attend. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. N/A interest-free loan up to $6,000 total May 15
Joe Lewis Smith Foundation Scholarship Senior; must live in Hallandale or Hollywood; minimum unweighted 2.5; essay; two letters of recommendation. CLICK HERE TO APPLY! N/A $500-$1,000 May 15
Youth Summer Justice Program Grades 9-12; must be between 15 and 18 years old; A two-week unpaid internship with the Broward Public Defender's office; for students interested in the justice system; minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA; two letters of recommendation. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND APPLICATION. N/A   May 21
I'm First Scholarship Senior; first-generation college student; plan to attend a four-year I'm First College Partner School; short essay; electronic transcript; letter of recommendation. http://www.imfirst.org/scholarship-application/ N/A $4,000 May 23
2014 Extend The Dream Student Scholarship Senior; minimum 2.75 weighted GPA; financial need; accepted to attend an accredited technical, two- or four-year college or university; commitment to community service, social justice issues and/or leadership qualities; SAT/ACT scores; official transcript; copy of test scores; essay; one letter of recommendation; copy of page 1 of FAFSA Student Aid Report; financial aid award letter from college student plans to attend. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. N/A $1,000 RECEIVED BY
May 23
Quota Club of Fort Lauderdale 
Deaf and Hearing Impaired Scholarship
Senior; deaf or hearing impaired OR hearing students who plan to enter into the hearing impaired or related field; two letters of recommendation; essay of educational goals; high school transcript. http://www.orgsites.com/fl/quotafortlauderdale/2014_Scholarship_Application_2014_Final.pdf hearing impaired OR
planning to work with hearing impaired students or a related field
$1,000 May 23
B. Davis Scholarship Class of 2014 or 2015; essay contest. http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm N/A $1,000 May 26
Northwest Medical Center Auxiliary Senior; plan to pursue a degree related to healthcare; must be a resident of Margate, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, North Lauderdale, Park and Pompano Beach; employee, volunteer or immediate relative of Northwest Medical Center; minimum 3.0 weighted GPA; official transcript; two letters of recommendation; college acceptance letter. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. HEALTHCARE $1,000 May 30
Madge Lewis Scholarship Junior or Senior; financial need; plan to attend a technical school, 2- or 4-year college or university in the US; official transcript; letters of recommendation; essay (min. 500 words); tax information; proof of college acceptance and enrollment.  http://www.mlsf.org  for more information. N/A up to $10,000 RECEIVED BY
May 31
(mail it earlier)
Korean American Scholarship Foundation Junior or Senior; Korean heritage; minimum 3.2 weighted GPA; recommendations; transcript; photo; essay; copy of FAFSA SAR. Application available in early April at http://www.kasf.org/application N/A $500-$1,000 end of May
AnimationCareerReview.com "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program Senior; intends to pursue an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college; demonstrated record of academic success; passion and drive for animation (electronic art, gaming, illustration, studio art; essay. http://www.isna.net/saleem-scholarship.html animation-related major $1,000 June 1
Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars Award Class of 2014. Florida Resident. Plan to attend a Private or Public Florida College. 3.5 Bright Futures GPA in college prep courses. Min 1290 (R & M) SAT or 29 ACT. 100 Hours of Community Service. Apply beginning 12/1/2013 at:  https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/ua/SAWSTUA_uaform.asp N/A $100 per credit hour at 4-year,  $61 at 2-year college or university June 2
Bright Futures Florida Medallion Scholars Award Class of 2014. Florida Resident. Plan to attend a Private or Public Florida College. 3.0 Bright Futures GPA in college prep courses. Min 1170 (R & M) SAT or 26 ACT. 75 Hours of Community Service. Apply beginning 12/1/2013 at:  https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/ua/SAWSTUA_uaform.asp N/A $75 per credit hour at 4-year, $47 at 2-year college or university June 2
Bright Futures Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award Class of 2014. 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 beginning 12/1/2013 at:  https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/ua/SAWSTUA_uaform.asp N/A $38-$47 per credit hour for Certificate AS, or AAS at a State College or Technical School June 2
Abbott and Fenner
Scholarship Program
Juniors and Seniors who plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution. 500 to 100 word Essay Contest. http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm N/A $1,000 June 14
2014 Isaac Bruce Foundation Flight 300 Program Senior; accepted by a college or university; financial need with one-way transportation costs to school; student nomination form; recommendation by counselor. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. N/A one-way transportation to college! June 15
BigSun Scholarship Senior athletes, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Plans to attend an accredited post-secondary institution. http://www.bigsunathletics.com/ N/A $500 June 20
College Scholarship
Writing Contest
Senior; writing contest. www.pagesz.net/scholarshipcontest N/A $1,000 July 1
My Mentor Was Me Scholarship Video Challenge Senior; create a 1-3 minute original video identifying and describing the impact a mentor has had on your pursuit of success and the importance of mentor-mentee relationships. http://www.mymentorwasme-challenge.com/ N/A $1,000 July 31
FCABC Firefighter Scholarship Senior; entering Broward College EMT or Paramedic Program; financial need; Applications accepted from 5/1 to 7/31 each year. http://fcabc.org/programs.php Fire service $1,000 July 31
Tatiana McIntosh Memorial Financial Hardship Scholarship Senior; financial need; plan to enroll full-time as a student seeking to earn a Bachelor's degree; sustained academic achievement; sustained commitment to community service; two letters of recommendation; commitment to ongoing personal and professional learning; essay; financial documentation. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. N/A $500 July 31
FSU Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Balanced Man Scholarship Senior; male; admitted to FSU; hope to join Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (SigEp). CLICK HERE TO APPLY.   $1,000 towards dues July 31