Scholarships / Financial Aid

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  • Looking for college specific scholarship opportunities? Check out our College News Page – we share anything the colleges send to us there!
  • 2021 BUC Family Night – Financial Aid Presentation, click HERE.
    • Links to helpful videos that explain steps of the FAFSA.
  • FAFSA “Data Keeper” page to help keep track of your FSA ID and FAFSA information, click HERE.
    • Includes Florida Financial Aid (Bright Futures) on back page.


Use the searchable table showing all local scholarships available, including downloadable copies of applications. Paper copies available in the Resource Room – Student Services.

Download a list of all current scholarship opportunities: Scholarships 2021- as of Mar 11

Local Organizations & MHS Exclusive Scholarships

***Refer to application for COMPLETE list of qualifications and submission requirements.***
1/7/2022Spectrum News 13 Project Weather Scholarship$1,000Minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA
Scholarship Website
Download Flyer
Download Information
Download Application
Download Essay
OngoingDSC: S-STAR (STEM) Scholarship$2,750.00 per semesterMinimum 3.0 GPA
Online Application

Additional State & National Scholarship Opportunities Available:

  • Heisman High School Scholarship: Heisman Scholarship
    • Open until October 19, 2021 @ 6:00pm
    • Download Scholarship Rules
    • Review website for complete details and requirements
    • The scholarship recognizes and rewards both male & female high school athletes who are community-minded and driven to use their exceptional talents for the benefit of all.
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship: Coca-Cola Scholars
  • Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship: Elks National Foundation
    • Open until November 15, 2021
    • Review website for complete details and requirements
    • 500 Scholarships will be awarded
    • Student does NOT need to be/be related to an Elks Member to apply
  • The Black American Engineering Scholarship Award: The Helping Project
    • Open until January 15, 2022 @ 5:00pm
    • Review website for complete details and requirements
    • Open to Black American students who are pursuing a degree in civil, electrical, mechanical, or chemical engineering, including any subfield of those disciplines.
    • Must be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant (completed FAFSA application required)
    • Funding up to $10,000 year/4years
  • College Board Opportunity Scholarship: CB-OpportunityScholarship
    • Open to Juniors and Seniors, ongoing program
    • Earn opportunities to “win” money based on steps you complete along the way
    • Review website for full program information and to “Opt-In”; download program flyer
    • Winners are selected monthly!! This launched in 2019 and a MHS student won $1,000!!
  • The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has several scholarship opportunities with varying due dates; check website for complete details and links to programs: UNCF Scholarship Link
  • Career One Stop is sponsored by the US Department of Labor and offers assistance with career exploration, training and jobs. It also offers a scholarship search engine: Scholarship Finder
  • National and State Scholarships: FloridaNEXT
    • Links to MANY scholarship opportunities, like Gates Millennium, Foot Locker, Burger King and SO MUCH MORE!
    • Various deadlines….check link now!
  • Volunteer Scholarships & Internship Programs: HERE

The Black American Engineering Scholarship Award:

  • Open until January 15, 2022.
  • Provides opportunities to underrepresented students in the field of engineering through scholarship funds and mentorship.
  • Qualifying students can receive up to $10,000 per year for up to 4 years, helping them achieve a bachelor’s degree in engineering. 
  • Review website for complete details and requirements.

State & Federal Financial Aid

Florida Scholarship and Grant Programs

The State of Florida has one application that opens October 1st of a student’s Senior year.  There are (13) programs that are included in State funding, including Bright Futures.  Some programs are need based and will require a completed FAFSA to evaluate a student’s need for aid and some programs have an April 1st evaluation deadline, so it is best to submit the application as soon as possible after it opens.  **Guidance Department will work with students at school in the Fall to complete the application**  State funds may only be used in the State of Florida at all public and most private institutions.

More information on all available programs: FloridaStudentAid

Not Currently Available: Students may check their Bright Futures eligibility progress throughout 9th-12th grade:FloridaShines-BrightFutures

2021-2022 Bright Futures Requirements: BFGuidelines

*New for 2021 – The FMS Bright Futures award will cover 100% of tuition and some fees at a State College (like Daytona State) for students enrolled in an associate degree program.  Upon completing an associate degree, a student may use their award to pursue a baccalaureate degree and receive the standard 75% of tuition and specific fees. However, if used directly at a State University, the FMS will fund the established standard of 75% of tuition and specific fees.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

The FAFSA is the application for Grants and Loans through the Federal Government; this includes the Pell Grant.  The FAFSA application becomes available every October 1st and is completed for every year that you are in college.  Every student that applies will qualify for some type of financial assistance and students that currently qualify for Free/Reduced lunch WILL qualify to receive the Pell Grant.  FAFSA funds are able to be used Nationwide.

Students and their parent(s) must create an FSAid prior to completing the FAFSA.  Your FSAid is your digital signature and will not change; it is used to digitally sign the FAFSA each year.  Create your FSAid: FSAid

Complete the FAFSA: FAFSA

Complete information on how to complete the FAFSA: 

The State of Florida deadline for FAFSA application is May 15th.  Several programs offered through Florida Funding require a completed FAFSA for eligibility. Each College/University has their own deadline, check with each school for details.

Video Tutorial on the 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA – click HERE!

Do you receive free or reduced lunch? If so, you may qualify for:


If you qualify for the free and reduced lunch program, you are also eligible for ACT, SAT and college application fee waivers.


Scholarship & Funding Sites


Florida Trend’s NEXT Magazine (Prizes, Tips, Tools, Information) 

ESA Foundation (Various Florida Scholarships)  


Create profiles at these free search sites to find the perfect scholarships for you!

Big Future









Scholarship Monkey

Scholly (small monthly fee)

TFS Scholarships

 Are you a JUNIOR?  There are scholarships that YOU can apply for! 
Click HERE to search!

For applications, assistance with submissions or questions, please contact: 

Photo of Ms. Trisha Scheuerman
Resource Room and Parent Liaison Student Services
Desk Phone: (386) 258-4665 x54348 Teams Phone: (386) 258-4665 x70355