Scholarships can be used to reduce the loan and/or work components of a financial aid package or supplement the family contribution. Outside scholarships must be reported to ensure that financial aid awards remain in compliance with federal regulations.

Scholarship Tips:

  • Inquire about financial aid programs sponsored by your or your parents’ employers.
  • Pursue financial aid scholarships on the web and through your church, public school system, local businesses, grocery stores, department stores, banks, credit unions, pharmaceutical companies, national brands and companies such as Tylenol, Pepsi-Cola, Kellogg’s, Wal-Marts, K-Marts, etc.
  • Also check with local civic groups and professional organizations.

Scholarships are out there, you just have to take the time to look for them and then apply!

 

Available External Scholarships

Simmrin Law Group Entrepreneurial Scholarship

  • Organization: Simmrin Law Group
  • Deadline: June 15, 2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Eligibility Requirements: In order to qualify for the Simmrin Law Group Entrepreneurial Scholarship, you must meet all of the criteria below:
    • You are passionate about pursuing your entrepreneurial dream.
    • You are currently enrolled in, or have been accepted by, an accredited university/college in the United States. We encourage both undergraduate and graduate students to apply.
    • You have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • You are able to provide an unofficial copy of your transcript, a completed application, and your essay, no later than the deadline, using the online form.
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Ben Crump Community Leadership Scholarship

  • Organization: Ben Crump Law PLLC
  • Deadline: January 15 and July 15 annually
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for the Ben Crump Community Leadership Scholarship must meet the following criteria:
    • 3.5 GPA (include an unofficial transcript with your application)
    • Agree to the scholarship’s Terms and Conditions
    • Fill out and submit the application form and submit it by the deadline
    • Craft a thought-provoking essay on one of the topics described on the webpage and submit it with the application by the deadline
    • Staff of Ben Crump Law, PLLC are not eligible to apply
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John Foy & Associates Survivor of a Car Accident Scholarship

  • Organization: John Foy & Associates
  • Deadline: June 15, 2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility Requirements: To qualify for the John Foy & Associates Survivor of a Car Accident Scholarship, you must meet all of the requirements below:
    • You have firsthand experience of either surviving a car accident yourself, or being affected by a close friend or relative who was the victim of a car accident
    • You must be enrolled in an accredited college or university as an undergraduate, or you are an incoming freshman at an accredited institution
    • The institution must be in the United States
    • You have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • You must submit an unofficial high school or college transcript; a completed application; and your essay
    • We must receive your completed application by the deadline
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Martina Thurmond Ongoing Education Scholarship

  • Organization: The Zonta Club of Key West
  • Deadline: April 3, 2020
  • Amount: Up to $1500.00
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Zonta Club of Key West awards the Martina Thurmond Ongoing Education Scholarship every year to a woman who is a Lower Keys resident and at least 30 years of age enrolled as a new or existing student at the College of the Florida Keys. The funds encourage women to re-enter the workforce, advance her current career or make a career change. This scholarship is named to honor the late Martina Thurmond, a long time Keys businesswoman and founding member of the Zonta Club of Key West. For nearly 60 years, she and her family owned and operated the Southern Keys Cemetery on Big Coppitt Key. Since 1982, she operated it solely, along with the family’s monument company, and in 2012 sold the business and retired at age 92. Martina was both a pioneer career woman and role model, as well as an active, respected member of Zonta of South Florida and it has been our honor to lend her name to this scholarship.

Marina Thurmond Ongoing Education Scholarship Application (attached to email)

The Huggable Supermom Scholarship

  • Organization: Huggable at bold.org
  • Deadline: June 30, 2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Eligibility Requirements: Bold.org is awarding $2,000 in scholarship funding to undergraduate and graduate students whose lives have been impacted by single moms, or who are single moms themselves. The Huggable Supermom Scholarship was created to make it a little easier for single moms and their loved ones. All GPAs will be considered and you will need to complete a 500-1000 word essay. Selection Criteria: Impact, Passion and Drive.
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Marc Zboch Academic Scholarship

  • Organization: Marc Zboch
  • Deadline: February 1, 2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must meet one of the following criteria: Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program or Current high school senior that has been accepted into a college or university. Please prepare a 500-word essay that answers the following prompt: “Tell us about a meaningful experience where you were able to help others.”
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Judy Hobbs Memorial Scholarship

  • Organization: Florida Keys Society for Human Resource Management
  • Deadline: March 6, 2020
  • Amount: up to $1,000
  • Eligibility Requirements: The FLKSHRM will award a $1000 scholarship in memory of Judy Hobbs to a college bound Key West High School (KWHS) senior seeking a degree in Human Resources and/or Business Management. This scholarship may be used at any college or university, but the applicant must be a current KWHS senior in good standing and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • More Information [Add link to attached 2020 Scholarship Instructions] – attached to email

2020 Judy Hobbs Memorial Scholarship Application [Add link to attached 2020 Scholarship Application] – attached to email

Jason Vanclef Scholarship

  • Organization: Jason Vanclef
  • Deadline: December 31, 2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility Requirements: To apply for this $1000 scholarship, you must fall into one of the following categories: 1. Be a high school senior that has already been accepted into a college or university. 2. Be a current college, university, or trade school student that hasn’t reached their final year. Write a 500-word essay answering an essay question and submit the form on their website. Disclosure: By submitting a scholarship application, you are permitting Jason Vanclef to use your information for marketing and advertising purposes.
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Upper Keys BPW Adult Women Scholarship

  • Organization: Upper Keys Business and Professional Women (BPW) Club
  • Deadline: April 15 and September 15 annually
  • Amount: up to $1,500
  • Eligibility Requirements: Individual scholarships of up to $1500 will be awarded and may be used for certifications, training classes, or classes and required materials for higher educational degrees. Applicants need not be members of Upper Keys BPW, but must be residents of the Florida Keys for at least three years.
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Women in Technology Scholarship

  • Organization: Zonta International Foundation (Zonta Club of Marathon)
  • Deadline: June 30, 2019
  • Amount: TBD
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Women pursuing a technology degree or closely related program, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field, are eligible to apply.
    • Women not enrolled in a university are also eligible as long as they submit:
      • Evidence of completed trainings and outstanding performance.
      • Description of current job with information about path that led to that job.
      • Employer confirmation and recommendation or client testimonial supported by evidence.
      • Reason for applying and description of desired career.
      • Evidence of educational project plan (e.g. proof of course opportunities).
  • The next round of scholarships will be awarded in 2021. Please contact Kim Youngblood at kyoungblood528@yahoo.com or (443) 207-4000 to apply for this scholarship.
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Florida Association of EMS Educators, Inc. Scholarship

  • Organization: Florida Association of EMS Educators, Inc.
  • Deadline: December 1, 2020 and May 21, 2021
  • Amount: EMT scholarships of $250 and Paramedic scholarships of $500
  • Eligibility Requirements: Individuals pursuing a career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic · Applicants must attend an approved Florida Training Center. Florida Training Centers are listed here
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Rusty Tweed Economic Scholarship

  • Organization: Rusty Tweed Scholarship
  • Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • High school students graduating this school year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school.
    • Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school.
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Karman Healthcare Mobility Disability Scholarship

  • Organization: Karman Healthcare
  • Deadline: September 1, 2020
  • Amount: $500 (2)
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
    • Aged sixteen (16) years or older
    • Open to all college and university students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair or other mobility devices on a regular basis.
    • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 (or equivalent)
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Hubbstaff Scholarship

  • Organization: Hubbstaff
  • Deadline: June 1st for the fall and December 1st for the spring
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • College students that are currently enrolled in an IT or tech program.
    • Minimum GPA of 3.5
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College Sports Recruiting Scholarship

  • Organization: College Sports Scholarship
  • Deadline: July 1, 2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Any current or former student athlete. You do not need to be a college athlete to apply.
    • Current or future college students *High School seniors who will be attending college are eligible.
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Beneath The Sea® – Marine Careers Scholarships

  • Organization: Beneath The Sea
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements: Varies
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Our World Underwater – The Rolex Scholarship

  • Organization: Our World Underwater
  • Deadline: January 15, 2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Minimum age of 21 and maximum age of 26 at the time of the application deadline (December 1st for all regions)
    • Valid citizenship for the relevant Rolex Scholarship (North America, Europe, and Australia)
    • Applicant has not yet earned a graduate degree by April 1st of the scholarship year and has not yet chosen a clearly defined career path
    • High academic standing
    • Fluency in English
    • Certification as a Rescue Diver or equivalent with a minimum of 25 dives logged in the past two years
    • Evidence of adequate health insurance for duration of scholarship year
    • Submission of a completed diving medical examination form which is found in the application
    • If you are chosen as a scholar, you will be required to pass a NOAA or equivalent physical.
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Women Divers Hall of Fame Scholarship and Training Grants

  • Organization: Women Divers Hall of Fame
  • Deadline: October 31st, annually
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements: varied
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Divers Alert Network Research Internships

  • Organization: Divers Alert Network
  • Deadline: January 31st
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Intern candidates must be at least 20 years old by June 1st in the year of application, with an educational track in a science field preferred.
    • Strong candidates for this competitive program will have excellent communication and organizational skills, an established commitment to diving, and goals that would benefit from participation in the program.
    • While diving activity is generally not required for the internship, all activities are diving focused, requiring candidates to be certified scuba divers with sufficient experience to warrant consideration.
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The Commaful Annual National Scholarship

  • Organization: Commaful
  • Deadline: Official deadline is March 31st of every year. Applications before Dec 31st each year will be eligible for additional invite only mentorship and opportunities.
  • Amount: $1,000 Eligibility
  • Requirements:
    • Open to all majors.
    • This will be judged on creativity and storytelling.
    • Send in 3 short stories (no length restrictions or minimums) or a 1000 word essay about something you’re passionate about!
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Study.com Academic Scholarships

  • Organization: study.com
  • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements: Varies - Undergraduate, Graduate & Distance Learning Scholarships
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OutdoorNinjas “oudoor enthusiast” Scholarship

  • Organization: OutdoorNinjas.com
  • Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility Requirements: The OutdoorNinjas.com Scholarship is available for all outdoor enthusiasts. 
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Transtutors Scholarship Search

  • Organization: Transtutors.com
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
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Beldon Scholarship

  • Organization: Beldon
  • Deadline: September 1st, annually
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Be seeking a degree in business, management, communications, marketing or related field.
    • Have a minimum 3.5 GPA.
    • Submit a 1,500-2,000 word essay entitled “Beldon Scholarship.”
    • Include full name and .edu email address in essay document 
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Green Visionary Scholarship

  • Organization: NewSouth Window Solutions
  • Deadline: June 1st, annually
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Green Visionary Scholarship is open to full-time, U.S. undergraduate students with a minimum 3.5 GPA who are seeking degrees in marketing, business management, sales, or related fields. 
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Semi-Annual Pumphrey Law Scholarship

  • Organization: Pumphrey Law Firm
  • Deadline: December 7, 2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Be a U.S. resident
    • Accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the U.S.
    • Demonstrated good character and academic achievement
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Scholarships for Women

  • Organization: Open Education Database
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility requirements for women’s scholarships and how to get a scholarship typically vary from one funding organization to the next.
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Scholarships & Grants for Single Moms

  • Organization: Open Education Database
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements: To qualify for school grants for single moms, you will need to verify that you are a single parent by demonstrating head-of-household status with at least one dependent under the age of 18 on your most recent federal tax return. You will likely also need to document your income and financial need by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), particularly if you are applying for a government-funded scholarship or grant.
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EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Organization: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Deadline: January 31, 2020
  • Amount: Students receive awards valued at up to $45,000 in total support
  • Eligibility Requirements: The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides scholarships for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA’s mission.
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Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Organization: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Deadline: January 31, 2020
  • Amount: up to $9,500 per year
  • Eligibility Requirements: The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities.
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Parkon Scholarship

  • Organization: Parkon.com
  • Deadline: December 31, 2020
  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility Requirements: Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college (undergraduate only) and possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
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Social Work Scholarships

  • Organization: Social Work License Map
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements: Varies
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Horatio Alger Association Scholarships

  • Organization: Horatio Alger Association
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements: Varies – State, Career & Technical
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CollegeScholarships.com

  • Organization: CollegeScholarships.com
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements: Varies – Scholarships by Major, State and Type
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Scholarship Guidance

  • Organization: Scholarship Guidance
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements: Varies by Scholarship
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Silicon Valley Community Foundation

  • Organization: Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements: Varies by Scholarship
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CollegeScholarships.com

  • Organization: CollegeScholarships.com
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements: Varies by Scholarship
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Top 175 Scholarships

  • Organization: Mometrix Test Preparation
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements: Varies by Scholarship
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Financial Aid & Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

  • Organization: OnlineSchools.org
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements: Varies by Scholarship
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Viking Steel Structures Scholarships

  • Organization: Viking Steel Structures
  • Deadline: December 31, 2020
  • Amount: $500 - $1500
  • Eligibility Requirements: Varies by Scholarship. Scholarships for US Nationals and International Students.
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Melvin Brewing Scholarship

  • Organization: Melvin Brewing
  • Deadline: March 30, 2021
  • Amount: $1000
  • Eligibility Requirements: Students who are currently enrolled full or part-time in a college or university. Students need to write a 500-word essay that answers the question, “How do you make a strong, positive, first impression among new people you meet”?
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