• The Alex McDonald Foundation Scholarship 

    AMF is awarding $5,000.00 in scholarships. We will be selecting two winners, who will each be awarded $2,500.00 in honor of Alex’s legacy. Any graduating student athlete from a public high school in Marion County, who has been accepted into a public college or university in Florida for the summer and/or fall of 2022, is eligible to apply for scholarships.

    The students applying must meet the following criteria to be considered for the scholarships:

    • Scholarships are available to Marion County Public High School Seniors, pursuing a college education at a public college or university in Florida.
    • Applicants must have participated in playing a sport of any kind during high school.
    • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, guidance counselor, employer or a school administrator, is required. No more than three recommendations.
    • They must write an essay of 500-750 words on the following topic: “What legacy do you envision for yourself?”

     

    The completed application packet should include: an application, grade/test report, essay and letter of recommendation. The application can be handwritten or typed. The application packet must be submitted electronically through email, by the deadline of May 1, 2022

    Click here for the application 

    For any questions email Alex McDonald Foundation

     


    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Epsilon Pi Lambda Chapter Scholarship

    History of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

    Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world. Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African descendants in this country. The visionary founders, known as the "Jewels" of the Fraternity, are Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy. The Fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the Fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha's principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity.

     

    Eligibility

    • Male
    • Graduating high school senior who has applied to one or more accredited colleges/universities
    • Enrolled at least part-time during the Fall 2022 semester
    • Currently attending a public high school in a county that an active financial brother resides
    • Must have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher through their first semester (first two nine weeks) of their senior year
    • Submit a typed written essay on why the applicant should receive the scholarship award
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Submit the completed application 
    • Two recommendation forms (one Academic and one Non-Academic)

     

    Awards
    Each year the Scholarship Committee awards up to two (2) $500 scholarships to eligible students. Awards are given based on the eligibility criteria and a candidate who is adjudged to demonstrate the most outstanding achievement and promise. Awards are made directly to the student upon receipt of official proof of enrollment, copy of the tuition fee bill, and class schedule. Scholarships are awarded to recipients once for a total of $500 for the academic year.

    Deadline updated to April 22, 2022

    Click here for scholarship application and recommendation form 


    Give Kids a Chance Scholarship

    Give Kids a Chance is offering scholarship grants in the amount of $ 1,250 to high school seniors planning to attend college.  The scholarship will be offered to those students graduating from public high schools in the State of Florida. Students who are attending college and who have previously received a grant under this program will also be eligible to apply for additional grants for each year they remain in college and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

    Requirements for scholarship:

    • Must have a 2.5 average or above
    • Must document financial need - eligible students must have a family income which is less than 60% of the median income in the area in which they reside
    • Demonstrate an interest in school and community activities
    • Application must be received on or before April 30, 2022
    • Two (2) letters of recommendations are required

    Click here for scholarship application Give Kids A Chance Scholarship Application


    St Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church Scholarship Application

    Eligibility Requirements:  Applicant must be a resident of the Ocala National Forest

    Mail applications to:

    Roger Cyr, Scholarships Coordinator

    Saint Vincent DePaul Society

    Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church

    7085 SE Highway 42

    Summerfield, FL  34491

    St Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church Scholarship Application 2022


    2022 Lockheed Martin STEM and Vocational Scholarship

    LOCKHEED MARTIN STEM SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is open to high school seniors and undergraduate students who plan to pursue a major in engineering, computer science, math, or physics, demonstrate financial need, and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. This year, the program will award up to 200 scholarships worth $10,000 in renewable funds per student. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens, and seniors in high school or undergraduate college students (freshmen, sophomores, or juniors).  Application deadline: April 1, 2022. To learn more and apply, visit LOCKHEED MARTIN STEM SCHOLARSHIP.

    LOCKHEED MARTIN VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP: Eligible students must be U.S. citizens pursuing an associate
    degree, credit-bearing certificate, or industry-recognized credential. This year, the program will award up to 150  scholarships worth $5,000 in funds per student. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens, and seniors in high school or undergraduate college students (freshmen, sophomores, or juniors).
    Application deadline: April 1, 2022. To learn more and apply, visit LOCKHEED MARTIN VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

    2022 Lockheed Martin STEM and Vocational Scholarship


    Rainbow Springs Art Scholarship

     

    Rainbow Springs Art in Dunnellon supports our young artists, especially as they graduate from high school and consider extending their studies in the Arts. RSA will award a $1000 scholarship to eligible High School Seniors pursuing a degree in an art venue.  Categories include music, theatre, interior design, dance, computerized art design, sculpture, painting, woodwork and graphic arts. However, any type of artistic category will be considered

     

    The funds awarded are to be used for an accredited college, university, community college or technical school. Funds will be issued to the school of choice in the name of the applicant and not to the applicant as an individual.

     

    A short essay of five hundred words or less on “What are your goals for your artistic career in the next five years?”, must be attached to the application. A video clip can be substituted for a written essay. 

     

    Two photographs of two different pieces of the applicant’s Artwork or two video clips of two different performances within the past two years must accompany the application. 

     

    Videos can be emailed or delivered on a USB/thumb drive, or SD card to Rainbow Springs Art Gallery in Dunnellon. These will be returned.

     

    Deadline for applications is April 15, 2022.  The scholarships will be awarded in May 2022, date to be determined.

     

    Any questions can be emailed to rsacoop2016@gmail.com.  Attention Donna.

     

    Submissions can be mailed to Rainbow Springs Art in Dunnellon, 20804 W Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon 34431.

    Rainbow Springs Art Scholarship Application


    PB&J Scholarship Deadline is May 31, 2022

    PB & J Scholarship


    FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIPS

    SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINES BETWEEN: FEBRUARY 28th and MAY 31st, 2022

    2022 Florida Scholarships


    Lockheed Martin Scholarships

    Lockheed Martin is awarding 150 scholarships of $5,000 each to students pursing associate degrees, credit-bearing certificates, or industry certifications in specified fields of study.

    To apply, students must be: 

    • U.S. Citizens 
    • High school graduates (or GED equivalent) with less than a bachelor’s degree OR high school seniors  
    • Planning to enroll part-time or full-time at an accredited vocational technical school, trade school, two-year community or state college for the 2022-2023 academic year 
    • Pursuing an associate degree, credit-bearing certificate or an industry-recognized credential in one of the specified fields of study  

    To learn more, visit Lockheed Martin Scholarship 

    Deadline to apply: April 1, 2022 3:00 pm CT


    Hope-For-The-Future Scholarship

    Hope Lutheran Church in The Villages is pleased to offer $1000 scholarships for students graduating from the Tri-County area high schools who meet our selection criteria. We offer first year assistance to students who have achieved a satisfactory academic record, graduated and are accepted to a college, university or trade school to prepare for a future career. Our program is unique in that it pairs each recipient with a mentor to help them adjust to the next phase of their education with regular discussions about any concerns and issues they may be facing. Our objective is to maximize the opportunities for student success. 

    Requirements:

    • GPA of 2.5 or greater verified by your high school
    • Plan to attend an accredited college, university or a trade school
    • Must be a full-time student in college or taking the prescribed course of study in a technical school. 

    Must reside in the Florida counties of Lake, Marion or Sumter and must graduate from one of the following high schools:
        *The Villages Charter School
         *Lake Weir High School
         *Belleview High School
         *Wildwood High School

    Hope Lutheran Scholarship

    Hope Lutheran Scholarship Application


    FEA Tri County Electrical Apprenticeship Program

    The Florida Electrical Association, Inc, is now accepting applications for the FEA Tri County Electrical Apprenticeship Program. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Must be employed by an FEA Electrical Conti-actor (Any Electrical Contractor is welcome to become a member of FEA)
    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Applicants must be in good health and physically able to perform all phases of the work .
    • Applicants must be able to read, write, and speak the English language in order to comprehend instructions on the job and in related training classes, and to ensure personal and co-worker safety on the job.
    • Must possess a High School Diploma or a G.E.D. (Copy to be turned in with application).
    • Must possess a current and valid drivers license with picture I.D. and a Florida Driving Record.
    • Must be drug free (Drug testing may be required)
    • We will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older.

    Classes will start after Labor Day and be held at Marion Technical College. Classes are 2 nights a week, from 6pm til 9pm.

    FEA Tri County Apprenticeship


    2022 Florida Scholarships

    Scholarship deadlines February - May

    2022 Florida Scholarships

     


    Ocala Silver Springs Rotary Club’s Scholarship Program

    Rotarians around the world live by the motto “Service Above Self” and demonstrate this through their organization and participation in many local, country, and worldwide community service projects. As one of its community service projects, the Rotary Club of Ocala Silver Springs is pleased to announce the availability of scholarship support for students who are classified as seniors for the current academic year. For the purposes of this scholarship, community service may be defined as services that one performs for the betterment of mankind.   Given this definition write a 500-to-600-word essay of what “Service Above Self” means to you. Be sure to include in your essay your most memorable service project including but not limited to local community projects or those projects that were designed to aid people in other countries. Five $1,000.00 dollar scholarships will be awarded. 

    Scholarship recipients are selected on an objective and competitive basis.

    Each scholarship winner will be recognized at a luncheon in their honor at a regularly scheduled Rotary meeting held at Knights of Columbus 1510 SE 3rd Ave. Ocala, FL  34471, at 12:00 Noon, April 14, 2022. 

    All scholarship applications must be post marked by 12:00 midnight on Friday, February 18, 2022.

    OCALA SILVER SPRINGS ROTARY CLUB Application Form 2022

    Contact Person: Frank H. Green


    The Sophisticated Gents of Florida Scholarship Application 2021

    OUR SCHOLARSHIP INITIATIVE: To promote continuing education we offer a scholarship of $1000.00-$3,000.00 to a high school senior from the surrounding Lake, Sumter and Marion county communities.  The money is paid directly to the student. The process includes completing an application and a short essay about the student's career aspirations.

    To apply for one of our Scholarships, students must submit a completed application. Additionally, applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria.

    • Student is a graduating high school senior with at least a 2.50 GPA
    • Student plans to enroll in a higher education endeavor (2 or 4 year college, trade, or business school)
    • Student attends one of the target high schools: i.e Lake Weir HS, Leesburg HS, Wildwood Middle HS, The Villages Charter HS

    Click here for scholarship application: The Sophisticated Gents of Florida Scholarship Application 2021

    Click here for additional information: The Sophisticated Gents of Florida


    The Mission Hub 2021 – 2022 Dream Big Scholarship

    We are honored that you are considering applying for The Mission Hub 2021 – 22 Dream Big Scholarship Fund. Our hope is that through this scholarship we can continue our efforts to pave the way for our youths and young adults in high school and across the Marion County area. Realizing the power of investing in our younger generation, this scholarship is intended to help those in need to offset financial needs and become both educated and successful servants to our community at large. Our goal for the coming year is to bless 6 students with a scholarship of up to $2500.

    To be considered, please complete your application and submit all documents required by the deadline May 1st, 2022. 

    Contact person: Melainie Facey  (352) 233-7247 or (352) 462-5755.

    Scholarship Criteria

    • Applicant must attend a Florida Marion County School

    • Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Public or Private School

    • Applicant must be a high school senior entering an accredited College or University as a full-time student

    • Applicant must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 weighted GPA on a 5.0 Scale

    • Please attach an official copy of your high school transcript and photocopy of your SAT or ACT Scores with your application. Final high school transcript must be submitted to us by June 15th , 2022

    • Applicant must demonstrate a dedication to community service to apply you must have a minimum of 150 service hours over their (4) years of high school. Please validate with your current Guidance Counselor.

    • Provide us with 5’ X 7” photo of yourself. (Picture will not be returned)

    • Submit: (1) personal reference and (2) letters of recommendations from a counselor, teacher, or coach with application.

    • Biography and Essay combined must be 1½ - 2 ½ pages, please no more than 650 words typed and doubled spaced

    A. Biography of yourself

    B. Write an essay sharing a moment with an individual who or which has impacted your life. Now, your essay must come alive using imaginary, similes, and metaphoric languages. Your entry should invoke an emotional response and be no more than 650 words.

    The Mission HUB 2021-22 Dream Big Scholarship Application


    Kingdom of the Sun Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Scholarship

    The Chapter’s Scholarship Fund will award a $500.00 or more grant to one or more graduating Marion County, Florida, high school seniors per year.

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

    1. Applicant must be a mid-term graduating senior of a Marion County high school.

    2. Applicant should be in the upper 20% academic achievement (cumulative summary, district and state GPA and points) of grade level 12.

    3. Applicant must plan on participating in a college ROTC program, OR Applicant must have accepted the nomination, appointment and acceptance to one of the U.S. military academies.

    APPLICATION INFORMATION

    1. An interview with the KOS Scholarship Committee may be scheduled for the final selection of one or more recipients.

    2. Accompanying the application, each applicant must submit the following by April 1st of the graduating year:

    (a) A transcript of grades through the mid-term senior year with the overall grade point average (district and state) circled or highlighted

    (b) A letter of acceptance from a military academy or college ROTC unit

    (c) Answers to personal questionnaire

    (d) Headshot photo

    3. The applicant must be recommended by the Senior Military instructor at his or her high school if they are enrolled in JROTC.

    4. Mail all applications and documents to:

    Mrs. Linda Byrd

    Scholarship Committee Chairman KOS Chapter, MOAA

    8894-D SW 91st Street Ocala, FL 34481-7401 OR email all documentation to Linda Byrd.

    Transcripts should come directly from the high school.

    Call or text Mrs. Linda Byrd at 352-789-4904 if you have any questions.

    Kingdom of the Sun Chapter MOAA Informational Flyer

    Kingdom of the Sun Chapter MOAA Scholarship Application 2022

    Kingdom of the Sun Chapter MOAA Scholarship Questionnaire 2022

     


    OCALA JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION COMMISSION SCHOLARSHIP

    Requirments: 

    • Scholarship application must be received and/or postmarked by May 9, 2022
    • Two letters of recommendation. One should be from one of your current teachers, guidance counselor, principal or similar school official that can attest to your scholastic achievements. The other letter should be from a community leader that can attest to your community involvement. The letters must be signed, dated and include the person’s name, title, address, phone number, and relationship to you. The letter cannot be from a relative.
    • High School Transcript
    • Documented Community Service Hours indicating you have completed 50+ hours
    • An essay, typed on a separate sheet, no more than 500 words, discussing the meaning and importance of Juneteenth.
      • Double-spaced
      • Include your Full-Name
      • Your Title
    • Completed application packet should be submitted via email to ocalajuneteenth2020@gmail.com with the subject line of "Ocala Juneteenth ‘22 Scholarship Application" or mail the application to Ocala Juneteenth Celebration Commission, LLC, Attention Scholarship Committee, 6480 NW 65th Place, Ocala, FL 34482

    Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

    Scholarship winners will be recognized at the Ocala Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 18, 2022.  

    Click here for scholarship application: Ocala Juneteenth Celebration Commission Scholarship


    Quilting Guild of the Villages Scholarship

    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 April 1, 2022.


    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.


    a. Must include name & contact numbers for references.
    All applications and supporting information become the property of The Quilting Guild of The Villages.

    Submission Information:


    Application deadline: April 1, 2022


    Send to: Michaelyn Nicholls, Chairman Scholarship Committee
                 Quilting Guild of The Villages
                 2437 Schoenfeldt Street
                 The Villages, FL, 32163


    Quilting Guild Scholarship Information

    Quilting Guild Scholarship Application

     


    Rainbow Springs Art Scholarship

    Rainbow Springs Art in Dunnellon supports our young artists, especially as they graduate from high school and consider extending their studies in the Arts. RSA will award a $1000 scholarship to eligible High School Seniors pursuing a degree in an art venue. Categories include music, theatre, interior design, dance, computerized art design, sculpture, painting, woodwork and graphic arts. However, any type of artistic category will be considered

     

    The funds awarded are to be used for an accredited college, university, community college or technical school. Funds will be issued to the school of choice in the name of the applicant and not to the applicant as an individual.

     

    A short essay of five hundred words or less on “What are your goals for your artistic career in the next five years?”, must be attached to the application. A video clip can be substituted for a written essay.

     

    Two photographs of two different pieces of the applicant’s Artwork or two video clips of two different performances within the past two years must accompany the application.

     

    Videos can be emailed or delivered on a USB/thumb drive, or SD card to Rainbow Springs Art Gallery in Dunnellon. These will be returned.

    Deadline for applications is April 15, 2022.  The scholarships will be awarded in May 2022, date to be determined.

     

    Any questions can be emailed to: rsacoop2016@gmail.com .  Attention Donna.

     

    Submissions can be mailed to Rainbow Springs Art in Dunnellon, 20804 W Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon 34431.

     

    Rainbow Springs Art Scholarship Information Letter

    Rainbow Springs Art Scholarship Application


     

    2021-2022 MCPS Scholarship Directory

     


    The New 2021-2022 FAFSA form is here! Some states and colleges have limited funds, SO DON'T DELAY!

     

    When should I fill out my FAFSA for 2021-22?

    To be considered for federal student aid for the 2021–22 award year, you can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form between Oct. 1, 2020, and 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2022. Any FAFSA corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 10, 2022.

    However, many colleges have earlier deadlines for applying for institutional financial aid. Check with your college or career school about its deadlines.

     

    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: Complete the FAFSA form