Welcome to the UPDATED

***2018-2019 Scholarship Postings Page***

Here are a few things to consider in order to use this page as effectively as possible:

  1. Check this page weekly. Some scholarships come and go very quickly.
  2. You can access the applications using the links I have provided. You will only come to me for the application if it says “See Mrs. Peterson, ” or if you need help completing the application.
  3. Unless I tell you that I will mail the applications as a group (only a few are like this and they usually go to someone at district), you mail paper applications.
  4. On this page I only post scholarships that have come to my attention or are given by local organizations. IT SHOULD NOT BE YOUR ONLY SOURCE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS! I suggest you choose a couple of scholarship search engines as well.  Some popular sites are,,,  There are many others.
  5. Always be thorough, accurate and complete when filling out applications. Essays matter! Devote time and attention to earn these scholarships.
  6. Finally, come and see me with any questions you might have. Good Luck!


Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program

Amount:  $1,000

Description:  This scholarship is available to all JUNIORS and SENIORS.  Applicants will need to write an essay describing educational, career and life goals and how you will achieve them, including your degree/major, why you selected it and how this will help you achieve your goals.

Deadline:  June 14, 2019


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Amount: Up to $30,000

Description:  Eligible students must be graduating, minority high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited four-year institution, who show leadership potential and a dedication to community service.  They must also demonstrate a financial need and have a minimum SAT score of 1,000(Math and Reading) or ACT composite score of 21.

Deadline: February 1, 2019


Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Amount:  Varied by scholarship

Description:  Students in grades 7-12 submit their original artwork and writing and compete for various regional and national awards.  

Deadline:  December (?) 2018  See Mrs. Peterson for more info.


WACE National Co-op Scholarship Program

Amount: Unspecified

Description:  A Co-op school is one where the academics partner with work experiences in a field related to a student’s academic and career goals.  There is a list of schools that participate in this WACE group.  The only Florida school is Johnson and Wales.  This scholarship is merit based and students must have  3.5 minimum GPA, as well as other criteria selected by the institution.  For more info see Mrs. Peterson

Deadline:  February 15, 2019

Application:  See Mrs. Peterson in the CRC

Arts For Life

Amount:  $1,000

Description:  This is a one-time scholarship given to 25 graduating high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or the visual arts. Applicants read and understand the guidelines for submission of work very carefully.

Deadline:  February 4, 2019

Application:  See Mrs. Peterson in the CRC

Senior Care Aging Matters Scholarship

Amount: $1,500 

Description:  Any graduating senior in good academic standing who will be attending a two or four-year accredited institution can apply for this scholarship. Selection will be based on the submission quality of the application including a short essay on why aging matters to the applicant.

Deadline:  May 15, 2019


The Right Fit

Amount:  $1,000-$5,000

Description:One-time, non renewable.  Student must be admitted to and attend a four-year college or university.  Preference is given to middle class families.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens residing and going to school in Hillsborough, Pasco or Pinellas counties.  Applicant should have a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Parents and students must watch a video about financial aid and an interview might be scheduled.

Deadline:  April 30, 2019


DeBartolo Family Foundation Scholarship

Amount:  $2,500

Description:  This scholarship seeks to recognize and assist those students who have achieved academic excellence despite financial obstacles.  Applicants must be graduating seniors who complete the application, essay and submit parents’ income tax information.

Deadline:  April 5, 2019


Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship 

Amount:  $2,500

Description:  Qualifying seniors must be U.S. citizens and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  They must be planning to attend a four-year college or university full-time, within the U.S.  These students must also have demonstrated leadership abilities through their participation in community service or other extra curricular activities. Additionally, the combined adjusted income of the parent (s) cannot exceed $50,000.

Deadline:  March 31, 2019


Sydney Has a Sister Scholarship

Amount: Unspecified

Description:  This scholarship was started to assist students who have a sibling with Autism, and who want to go to college.  This can often present certain challenges to families, financially and emotionally. Qualified applicants will need to complete the paper application, obtain a letter of recommendation, a photo, and the “creative entries” required.

Deadline:  April 15, 2019


Sunshine Opportunity Scholarship

Amount: $5,000 (renewable for 4 years total of $20,000)

Description:  Applicants must be high school seniors living in qualifying counties (Pasco, Hernando and Hillsborough) who have overcome significant obstacles in life.  Other qualifications include a GPA of 3.0 or higher, must have a financial need as indicated through the FAFSA application, and must be planning to attend an in state public university in the state of Florida.

Deadline:  February 1, 2019


ACT Student Champion Scholarship

Amount: $500

Description:  High School seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career aspirations, and have a minimum ACT composite score of 22 on a single test should apply.

Deadline:  October 31st, 2018


Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Amount: $1,000

Description: Any student grades 5-12 who is making a difference through community service may apply.

Deadline:  November 6, 2018 (*See Mrs. Peterson for info on certification process due 11/16)


James (Coach) Day Scholarship

Amount:  $1,000

Description:  Applicants must be active members of a high school team participating in a scheduled event at the Bob Hayes Track Meet, must be attending college in the Fall of 2019, have a minimum GPS of 2.5 and at least 100 community service hours.

Deadline:  February 1, 2019

Application:  See Mrs. Peterson in the CRC for more information on the application


Horatio Alger Scholarship

Amount:  $6,000-$25,000

Description: Qualified applicants must have a significant financial need ($55,000 or lower) and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.

Deadline:  October 25, 2018


Spectrum Bay News 9 Project Weather Scholarship

Amount:  $1,000

Description:  This scholarship is granted to promote education in science and weather. Qualified applicants must be U.S. citizens in qualifying counties (Pasco is one), in grade 12 and have an overall GPA of at least 3.5. Applicants must submit the application, a letter of recommendation and a copy of their transcripts.

Deadline:  January 7, 2019


Mensa Foundation Scholarship

Amount:  Unspecified

Description:  All ages may apply.  Members of Mensa as well as non members are invited to apply.  You must be attending collge in the Fall of 2019 and you must submit an essay.  Grades , academic programs and financial need are NOT cinsidered.  Only the essay is used to determine recipients of this application.

Deadline:  January 15, 2019


$1,000 Easy College Money Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Description: This scholarship does not require an essay and has no GPA requirement. Students simply create a free profile at

Deadline: Awarded Monthly

Application: Available at