FloridaShines is hosting Virtual College Week October 28 – 30, to help prepare juniors and seniors for all the things that come with college. This three-day FREE, live webinar series will feature presentations from experts in the areas of college and university admissions, scholarships, financial aid, and career planning. Register online at VirtualCollegeWeek.org today for some or all of the presentations.
Important Dates
Registration Window Opens for Spring Dual Enrollment Classes – October 30, 2019
PSAT Testing (All 8th – 11th Graders) Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Scholarship Opportunities

Apply for the $1,000 Criminal Justice Scholarship.  The Scholarship can be found at:  https://www.criminaljusticeprograms.com/financial-aid/call-to-serve/

Fetterman and Associates will offer five scholarships of $1,000 to  winners of an original essay contest that describes the teacher who had the greatest influence on them, and the matter in which the applicant was influenced.  The essay must be a minimum of five hundred words.  The deadline to apply is March 15. See Mrs. Salvador for an application.

The Robertson Scholarship

The Robertson is among the most highly sought-after merit scholarships in the country. It is the only program that completely combines the extraordinary resources of two world class universities, Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill.  This comprehensive program provides 4-years of tuition, room and board and mandatory fees, 3 fully-funded summer experiences, funding for conferences and seminars and unique access to the academic and extracurricular offerings on both campuses as well as four years of dedicated leadership development programming.

The application deadline is November 15, 2019 for all materials and is independent of the admissions deadlines for UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University. Students may apply for the Robertson regardless of whether they apply Early Action or Regular Decision at UNC-Chapel Hill and Early Decision or Regular Decision at Duke University.

Website can be found at: www.robertsonscholars.org
Application portal can be accessed at: robertsonscholars.embark.com/apply/highschool
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is pleased to announce its annual International High School Essay Contest.   The Essay Title is “The U.S.  Census projects that the United States will become a majority-minority country by the year 2045.  How can we combat, prevent and/or reduce prejudice, discrimination and violence in a new, more diverse America?”
The essay must be between 700 and 750 words.   The first place winner could win $5,000, 2nd place $3,000, 3rd place $2,000, and 4th place winner will receive $1,000. You can pick a copy of the application from Mrs. Salvador, Guidance Clerk.  Deadline to apply is October 18, 2019.
Seniors can receive up to $25,000 for college with the Horatio Alger Scholarship.  To be eligible students must:
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income);
  • Be involved in c0-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Hold a minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Be a United States citizen
Application Deadline:  October 25
Students in grades 9-12, the Veterans of Foreign War Scholarship is now available. The Top prize is $30,000. Awards are given on a local, district, department and national level. The deadline to apply is October 31. Please see Mrs. Salvador, Guidance Clerk, to pick up an application.
Students in grades 9-12, you can earn $10,000 first place, $3,000, second place and $1,000 as five finalists and $100 as eight semifinalists by writing  an original and creative essay that demonstrate an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage.  The essay may focus on an issue at the local, state, national or international level.  Visit website for complete guidelines. JFKLibrary.org/essaycontest
All students must register online.  Essays can be submitted online (preferred) or via regular mail by January 17, 2020.
The 2019 Ponton Law Scholarship is now available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. More information can be found on our scholarship application at https://www.jamesponton.com/practices/car-accidents/#scholarship. : Deadline: July 31, 2020. Award Amount: $1,000.

Are you in need of low-cost housing that has an ALL-Inclusive deal? Do you need a place to call home away from home that has freshly cooked meals ready for you to enjoy? How about a place with 79 others who become a well diverse, friendly family?

The Cooperative Living Organization (CLO) exists to provide UF AND Santa Fe students with financial ease of mind; a residency that focuses on providing a student-run cooperative where dorm-style room and board costs half as much as similar on campus arrangements.

For $400 per month, this includes: Meals, Monday-Friday lunches and dinners; internet; fully furnished rooms; conducive study environments; computer lab; and willing residents to help a friend out.For additional information, please visit our updated website at www.cloliving.org

The Cooperative Living Organization, located one block from the main UF campus (behind Chipotle off of University Ave.), is now accepting applications for the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 semesters as well as Summer 2020. We would like to invite all students to apply.

The online application is available at https://cloliving.org/apply/

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program comcast-email-banner

Thanks for sharing the Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship opportunity!

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.This year, scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to over 800 students nationwide.

Applicants must:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior
  • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or participating NBCUniversal or Telemundo markets. Eligibility will be determined by zip code in the online application
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-2021 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need

Deadline to apply is December 6, 2019.

Tell students to visit www.comcastleadersandachieversscholarship.com to learn more and apply today!

Download a flyer here that you can print and share with students!

$2500 Scholarships Available - Apply Today