Scholarships / Financial Aid

RESOURCE ROOM 1-238, located in Student Services.

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  • Parent and Family Financial Aid Night 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.
  • Looking for college specific scholarship opportunities? Check out our College News Page – we share anything the colleges send to us there!


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

Local Organization Scholarships

***Refer to application for COMPLETE list of qualifications and submission requirements.***
OngoingDSC: S-STAR (STEM) Scholarship$2,750.00 per semesterMinimum 3.0 GPA
Online Application

Additional Scholarship Opportunities Available:

  • 2021 Horatio Alger Scholarship: Application Link
    • Application Deadline October 26, 2020
    • See application link for complete details and application criteria
    • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA
    • Strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income required)
  • Brooks Law Group Fall 2020 Scholarship: BrooksLaw2020-Application
    • Submission Deadline November 6, 2020
    • See information link for complete details and submission form
    • Original essay between 700-1,400 words
    • $1,000 scholarship to be used at school of student’s choice
  • Elks Natl’ Foundation-Most Valuable Student Scholarship: Application Link
    • Submission Deadline November 15, 2020
    • See information link for complete details and submission form
    • Total of (500) four-year scholarships will be awarded, ranging from $1,000-$12,500 per year
    • Student must be a US Citizen, and must be pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis
  • National and State Scholarships: FloridaNEXT
    • Links to MANY scholarship opportunities, like Gates Millennium, Foot Locker, Burger King and SO MUCH MORE!
  • Volunteer Scholarships & Internship Programs: HERE

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

Students may check their Bright Futures eligibility progress throughout 9th-12th grade: FloridaShines-BrightFutures

2019-2021 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). If student maintains adequate progress and meets the set criteria, upon transfer to a University, they will retain the 100% coverage.  However, if used directly at a University, the FMS will fund the established standard of 75% of tuition and some 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

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!

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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