Scholarships, Grants, and Campus Employment

Scholarships and Grants can be a great resource in helping students to pay for college because they do not have to be repaid. While Florida College has many scholarship opportunities for our students, we also want to empower you to seek outside scholarships in your community. Campus Employment is another avenue to funding your education. Take a look at the scholarship, grant, and employment opportunities that may available to you.

The Pell Grant is federal need-based aid that you generally do not pay back. If you withdraw from school, you may be subject to paying back a portion of the grant. After you apply for admission and complete the FAFSA, your award letter will explain if you qualify for a Pell Grant as well as the maximum amount you can expect to receive as a full-time student.
The FSEOG is a federal need-based grant awarded to Pell-eligible students. These funds are limited and are awarded until they are exhausted.
Are you an outstanding student? You may qualify for an academic scholarship from Florida College! Academic Scholarships are determined by your GPA and ACT/SAT test scores.

Academic Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

High school graduates applying to Florida College who meet certain criteria become automatically eligible for the following academic scholarships:

 GPACriteriaAnnual Award Amount*
President's Merit ScholarsNational Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist
Full Tuition
President's Scholars3.65Act 32+ or SAT 1 1410+ or SAT 2 1460+Determined By
Scholarship Committee
Dean's Scholars3.55ACT 30+ or SAT 1 1330+ or SAT 2 1390-1450$2,800
Florida College Scholars3.40ACT 27–29 or SAT 1 1210–1320 or SAT 2 1280-1380$1,930
Achievement Scholars3.00ACT 23–26 or SAT 1 1050–1200 or SAT 2 1130-1270$1,330

Note 1: SAT 1 represents the total critical reading and math scores combined. Florida College does not use the writing portion of the SAT 1 test for scholarship eligibility. ACT represents the composite score of all main sections of the exam. The additional writing component score is not used.

Note 2: If a high school student has earned 24+ credit hours of college dual-enrollment transfer credit with the accompanying GPA, the student may be eligible for scholarship as a “transfer student.” Determination will be made by the Admissions Department.

Note 3: If a student has graduated from high school and has no college credit the academic scholarship will be based upon high school academic work and test scores.

Note 4: SAT 1 represents the SAT taken prior to March 2016. SAT 2 represents the redesigned SAT offered beginning March 2016.

Academic Scholarships for Transfer and Returning Students

Students transferring from other colleges who have completed between 24 and 30 credit hours with a qualifying cumulative GPA are also eligible for academic scholarships:

 GPACriteriaAnnual Award Amount
Dean's Scholars3.55Minimum of 30 college credit hours$2,800
Florida College Scholars3.40Minimum of 24 college credit hours$1,930
Achievement Scholars3.00Minimum of 24 college credit hours$1,330

Note 1: A part-time college student may be eligible for academic scholarship if their transfer credit spans more than two semesters but is equal to 12+ hours with appropriate GPA.

Note 2: College credit hours must be from actual college course work. Credit from AP/CLEP/IB does not count toward hours for academic scholarship.

* Divided between two semesters equally 

Each scholarship recipient must meet all Academic Admission Requirements. All scholarships are forfeited if the student is placed on academic or disciplinary probation.

If you are a talented singer, musician, athlete or debater, you may qualify for a departmental scholarship. If you are a talented musician, athlete, or debater, you may be eligible for a departmental scholarship. Contact the appropriate department listed below to see if you qualify.

All extensions belong to the phone number 813.988.5131

Vocal Music

Jon Bassett: x304 or bassettj@floridacollege.edu
Tim Moore: x332 or mooret@floridacollege.edu

Band

Brian Rainwater: x339 or rainwaterb@floridacollege.edu

Athletics

Athletic Office: x280
Basketball: Pat Todd at toddp@floridacollege.edu
Soccer: Saif Alsafeer at alsafeers@floridacollege.edu
Volleyball: Donna Parimore at parimored@floridacollege.edu

Forensics

Matt Johnson : x324 or johnsonm@floridacollege.edu

These are scholarships established by generous donors for students to study at Florida College that you may qualify for. Fill out the Endowed Scholarship application below to be considered.

If you don’t see a form below, click here.

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Do you play Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, or run Cross Country? If so, talk to a coach about possible scholarship opportunities!
Have you completed the FAFSA? You may qualify for our need-based Adopt program. Adopt matches deserving students with donors who are interested in helping students attend Florida College.
The Phi Theta Kappa Upper Division Scholarship is a $1000 per semester scholarship for juniors and seniors working towards a B.A. or B.S. degree at Florida College. In order to be eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa Upper Division Scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

◦You must have been a member of Phi Theta Kappa during your sophomore year.
◦You must be a junior or senior working towards a B.A. or B.S. degree.
◦You must maintain a cumulative 3.40 G.P.A.

Seniors who have received this scholarship in their junior year must still re-apply before they can receive the scholarship in their senior year.

Phi Theta Kappa Upper Division Scholarship Application

Mail your completed application to:

Florida College
Attn: Dr. Mark Bingham
119 N. Glen Arven Ave.
Temple Terrace, FL 33617

Outside scholarships come from outside (or private) sources. For example, a scholarship from your local rotary club would be an outside scholarship. You may choose to use the internet to search for national scholarships, such as www.supercollege.com, www.fastweb.com, and www.scholarships.com. (hyperlinks to websites) Keep in mind that scholarships that are smaller in award amount and scholarships that require essays tend to have less applicants, which may increase your chances of being awarded one of these scholarships.

Looking in your local community for outside scholarships may be the most beneficial place to search for scholarships. Local community and civic organizations (like American Legion, Boys & Girls Clubs, 4-H Clubs, etc.) may offer scholarships. Also, talk with your employer and your parents’ employers to see what scholarship opportunities they may have. Finally, consult your high school guidance counselor regarding possible scholarships that you may qualify for.

We have several positions open for student employment:

Faculty Secretary
Music Assistant
Library Assistant
Math Lab Assistant
Math Tutor
Writing Lab Assistant
Chemistry Lab Assistant
Biology Lab Assistant
Physics Assistant
Biology Assistant
Computer Lab Assistant
If you want to be considered for Federal Workstudy you need to fill out the FAFSA first if you have not done so already.

If you are interested in on-campus employment, please fill out the application and return it to the financial aid office by July 11. Applications received after that date will be kept until the end of the school year. If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Blaylock.

Florida College Application for On-Campus Employment