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!
  • 2019 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.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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

Scholarships are also posted in Teams as “Assignments” – additional information and resources available to view for all scholarships. Download a list of all current scholarship opportunities: Scholarships 2021- as of Dec. 15

Local Organizations & MHS Exclusive Scholarships

***Refer to application for COMPLETE list of qualifications and submission requirements.***
DUE DATESCHOLARSHIPAMOUNTNOTES
1/6/21MLK Celebration for Florida, Inc. (2 offered)$1,000 & $750Minimum 2.5 or 3.0 GPA based on Scholarship
Application must be mailed
Download Application
1/6/21Spectrum News 13-Project Weather Scholarship$1,000Minimum 3.5 GPA
One Senior from Volusia will be awarded.
Application must be mailed.
Program Information
Download Info
Download Application
Download Essay Form
1/29/21PHADA Scholarship Program(3) Scholarships - $5,000 & $7,000Student must reside in a PHADA (Public Housing Authority) Member Agency
Download Info Brochure
Online Application
2/1/21Florida PTA Scholarship$2,000Must be member of a PTA/PTSA or the Sunshine State PTA.
Online Application
2/12/21Lions Club District 35 O Youth Exchange Scholarship$1,000Application must be typed or printed in ink and mailed by deadline; see application for complete details
Download Application
2/26/21Alpha Phi Alpha-BDL Annual Scholarship Award$1,000Male students only
Minimum 3.0 GPA
Application packet must be mailed
Download Application
3/15/21Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - Gamma Lambda Zeta$1,000Minimum 3.0 GPA, proof of community service.
Application must be mailed.
Download Application
3/30/21Embassy of Hope - BUC Pride Never Dies$1,500Mainland Exclusive
Minimum 3.0 GPA
Must have min 2yr band, volleyball or basketball.
PAPER application ONLY - See Mrs. Groot
3/30/21Embassy of Hope - Believing In Your Dreams$1,500Minimum 3.0 GPA
Must have min 2yr band, volleyball or basketball.
PAPER application ONLY - See Mrs. Groot
5/15/21Pilot Club - "Bloom" Scholarship$500Severe financial hardship.
Application packet can be emailed or mailed.
Download Application
5/31/21PB&J Scholarship$500-$1,000For students that have experienced personal challenges.
Online Application
OngoingDSC: S-STAR (STEM) Scholarship$2,750.00 per semesterMinimum 3.0 GPA
Online Application

Additional State & National Scholarship Opportunities Available:

  • GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program: Scholarship Program Page
    • Submission Deadline is January 5, 2021
    • See information link for complete details and to access application
    • Program includes a renewable $10,000/yr scholarship
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be a US Citizen
  • Ron Brown Scholar Program: Scholar Program Page
    • Submission Deadline January 9, 2021
    • See information link for complete details and to download application
    • Program includes service and leadership opportunities as well as a $40,000 scholarship
    • Must be Black/African American student
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Student must excel academically, participate in community service activities, exhibit exceptional leadership potential and be a US Citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card
  • JCI Senators Foundation of Florida, Inc. Scholarship Program
    • Submission Deadline January 22, 2021 (must be mailed)
    • Application MUST be typed using the Microsoft Word application.
    • Review directions and application for complete details and criteria.
    • $1,000 grants awarded in April
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship Program: Foundation Page
    • Submission Deadline February 1, 2021
    • See information link for complete details and to access the online application. Download program flyer HERE.
    • Program includes a generous 4-year grant to attend the university of choice and also provides extensive hands-on mentoring and support services.
    • Must be a minority high school senior who plans to attend a 4-year institution.
    • Minimum combined SAT score of 1,000 or ACT composite score of 21.
    • Must NOT posses a degree from a 2 or 4-yr college when applying.
  • The Hispanic Scholarship Fund: HSF Scholarship Link
    • Submission Deadline February 15, 2021
    • See information link for complete details and to access the online application.
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must complete FAFSA
    • The HSF offers guidance and scholarship to students of Hispanic Heritage.
  • 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

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

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:

STEP UP FOR STUDENTS INCOME BASED SCHOLARSHIP

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

FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION

Scholarship & Funding Sites

FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIPS

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

ESA Foundation (Various Florida Scholarships)  


SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH SITES

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

Big Future

Cappex

Chegg

CollegeScholarships.org

CollegeBoard

eCampusTours

FastWeb

Free-4U

Niche

SallieMae

Scholarships.com

Scholarship Monkey

Scholly (small monthly fee)

StudentScholarships.org

TFS Scholarships

Unigo.com

 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