The scholarship is open only to Marion County students MAJORING in performing arts fields including theatre, music, dance, education, and healing arts like drama therapy. Scholarships awarded will be paid directly to the college the applicant is attending by or around June 30, 2023. Scholarships awarded will be a minimum of $1,000.00 each. The number of scholarships awarded varies each year. 

    All application packages must be COMPLETED:

    • with signature,
    • a minimum 700-word essay as described on the application form, and
    • at least two (2) letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters must cover the applicant’s activities during the preceding 15 months and must be unique to the student applying. 

    DEADLINE is 5:00 pm on Friday, MARCH 24, 2023 (NO EXCEPTIONS).

    Click here for Scholarship Application and more information Scholarship Cover Letter


    Quilting Guild of The Villages Annual Scholarship Award

    The Quilting Guild of The Villages (QGOTV) is offering an award of $1,000.00 to encourage and reward continuing education students who excel in the field of sewing, show commitment to the volunteer sector, and to advance future generations in continued sewing awareness.

    Criteria for Application

    High school graduating seniors who live in Sumter, Marion, or Lake Counties Florida who have demonstrated evidence of all of the following are eligible to apply. 

    • Accomplishments in extracurricular sewing
    • Leadership Skills
    • Community  service activities
    • Commitment to continuing education

    Application Requirements:

    Applicants must provide the completed application form (may be downloaded from www.QGOTV.org) by March 31, 2023.

    1.  One page essay as described in the Application for Scholarship Award
    2.  Supporting documents/photo’s relating to our sewing achievements
    3. Two (2) written non-family references that have know you for 3 years. 
      1. Must include name & contact numbers for references.

    All applications and supporting information become the property of The Quilting Guild of The Villages. 

    Submission Information:

    Send application and other required documents to:                

    Lynn Kluczynski, Chairman Scholarship Committee                   

    Quilting Guild of The Villages

    333 Colony Blvd. #323

    The Villages, Fl, 32162

    Note:  Scholarship Award winner will be posted on  www.QGOTV.org  by June 2, 2023

    Click here for more information Quilting Guild of The Villages

    Click here for application QGOTV Scholarship Application and scholarship information Scholarship Information Letter

    The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

    Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.


      • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
      • Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
      • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
      • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

    The 2023 application deadline is November 14, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time.


      • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2023 competition.
      • Male and female students compete separately.

      • Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

      • The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation announced the 500 national winners in April, 2022. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

    The 2023 MVS Leadership Weekend will be held April 13-16 in Chicago. During the weekend, the Top 20 scholars will interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. Participating in the virtual Leadership Weekend is required to be eligible for the top awards.

     Questions? Email scholarship@elks.org, call 773/755-4732, or FAQs


    Peter R. Marsh Foundation Student Silent Servant Award


    The Peter R, Marsh Foundation recognizes that students who unselfishly provide voluntary service in their communities possess above average social/emotional intelligence, are more empathetic towards others, live more-peaceful lives, achieve greater-than-average academic success, graduate HS and typically attend college.  In adult life, these students often become competent parents and valuable members of their communities.


    1. The student Nominee must be attending a high school in the United States.
    2. Nominee’s service must be:
      • for altruistic reasons only, marked by unselfish concern for the welfare of others.
      • independent, voluntary and beneficial to citizens of the greater community outside their school.
      • without monetary or material reward, or personal gain including favor, advancement or recognition.
      • devoid of any imposed requirement to serve, discrimination, matters of social disagreement or conflict, or service related to social, political and governmental ideologies and practices.

    CONTACT AND QUESTIONS:   Program Director:  Jim Warford • jwarford@prmfoundation.org • 850-491-7485

    Award deadline:  ongoing

    To nominate an individual for the Student Silent Servant Award:

    Review all eligibility guidelines and service work criteria to verify the student nominee qualifies for the award.

    There are two available options to submit a nomination:

        1. Preferred method:  Complete and submit the form electronically.
        2. Hard Copy: Contact the Program Coordinator to request a “hard copy” of the form.

    Once a nomination has been received, you may be contacted to provide additional information.

    To participate, a school completes and submits the online “Nomination Form” provided on this website.


    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

    2023 Eligibility and Criteria

    *Applicant must be a graduating senior from one of the following high schools:

      • Belleview High School;
      • Lake Weir High School;
      • Leesburg High School;
      • Tavares High School;
      • Wildwood High School,  
      • The Villages Charter High School.

    *Scholarship eligibility criteria and application completion (download the application in Adobe, fill in information, sign electronically, email).

    *Demonstrate academic ability with a minimum of 2.5 grade (non-weighted) Grade Point Average.

    *Two letters of recommendation by individuals not related to applicant.

    *Use a computer to fill in all applicable information.

    *AII required documents must be emailed along with the application on or before the deadline, Thursday, November 10, 2022.

    *Awardee is required to provide a personal video and .jpeg photo upon receiving a scholarship.

    *Recipient will also be invited to attend the annual Scholarship Ceremony, where you will be recognized on the 2nd Saturday of January. SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ONLY!

    *Scholarship funds may only be used for education related expenses. (i.e. books, room and board, tuition.)

    Click here for Scholarship Application  MLK Scholarship Eligibility and Criteria 2023  MLK Scholarship Application Guidelines Checklist 2023


    The New 2022-2023 FAFSA form is here! Some states and colleges have limited funds, SO DON'T DELAY!

    When should I fill out my FAFSA for 2022-23?

    Federal Deadlines:

    2023–24 Academic Year

    The FAFSA form must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on June 30, 2024. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 14, 2024.

     2022–23 Academic Year

    The FAFSA form must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2023. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 9, 2023.

     College Deadlines:

    Each college may have its own deadline. Check with the college(s) you’re interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline. Is it the date your FAFSA form is processed or the date the college receives your processed FAFSA data?

    State Deadlines:

    2023–24 Academic Year: Florida May 15, 2023

    Why fill out a FAFSA form?

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the financial aid process. You use the FAFSA form to apply for federal student aid, such as grants, work-study, and loans. In addition, most states and colleges use information from the FAFSA form to award nonfederal aid.

    How much student financial aid will I receive?

    Using the information on your FAFSA form and your EFC (Expected Family Contribution), the financial aid office at your college will determine the amount of aid you will receive. The college will use your EFC to prepare a financial aid package to help you meet your financial need. Financial need is the difference between the cost of attendance (which can include living expenses), as determined by your college, and your EFC. If you are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, you may receive it from only one college for the same period of enrollment. If you or your family have unusual circumstances that should be taken into account, contact your college’s financial aid office.

    Where to go to apply for financial aid and complete the FAFSA form

    Click here for Free FAFSA Application