As students are finishing off their high school year they are thinking about where they are going from there. Some of them may be going to work, but many students will be headed to university or college. That creates a lot of stress for students because not only do they have to decide which university or college they are going to attend, they also have to figure out how they are going to finance their post-secondary education. Some students are fortunate enough to come from families who will have no problems paying for school but for the other students, financing their education is a major concern. Florida scholarships offer hope to the latter group. With a Florida scholarship, student will be able to pay more attention to their studies and will do better in classes.
Through the Florida Department of Education students can find a nice selection of scholarship and grant programs that can ease the financial burden of paying for a post-secondary education. There are Florida scholarships and grants that can be a blessing to students in different fields of studies and at different stages of their academic career.
One of the scholarships that is highly sought after is the Florida Bright Futures Program. This scholarship is awarded to students all across the United States. Participation in community service projects is one of the requirements of applicants in this program. They must show leadership and a passion for community. Applicants should also have a high academic record. There are three different award levels with different monetary awards but on top of the three award levels, the top ranked scholars in individual countries will receive an additional $1,500. Applicants should include a financial need analysis, transcripts, and test scores with their application form.
This is only one of the many Florida scholarships that are available to students who seek to find educational financing. Other scholarships, such as the Jose Marti Scholarship Grant Fund, seek to give aid to minority groups – in this case Hispanic Americans. Other minorities can find scholarships and grants that are applicable to them as well. There are also scholarships designed for students in specific fields.