How To Apply
The Adopt Program is about people helping people. Adopt matches deserving students with donors who are interested in helping students attend FC. The students selected are informed of their “adoption” and keep the donor informed of their progress during the year.
There are multiple deadlines, but the earlier you apply the more money is available.
|Fall Semester Deadlines|
|July 1, 2010||Awards range from $1000 – $5000|
|Aug 2, 2010||Awards range from $900 – $4500|
|Aug 21, 2010||Awards range from $800 – $4000|
|Spring Semester Deadlines|
|Dec 1, 2010||Awards range from $500 – $2500|
|Jan 1, 2011||Awards range from $500 – $2250|
|Jan 8, 2011||Awards range from $500 – $2000|
Download the Adopt Application.
Who is Adopt For?
Adopt is for students who have done everything they can to find aid through the normal channels of scholarships, grants, loans and work contracts but who still find themselves short of the money they need to attend Florida College.
Adopt is based on need. Students must have good character and a low EFC (Expected Family Contribution) on the FAFSA.
Adopt Program Requirements
Requirements to be considered by the Florida College Adopt Program include:
- Completing the FAFSA
- Applying for a Stafford, Perkins or King loan
- Completing the Adopt Application
- Attending the Adopt reception during Lectures
- Passing 12 credit hours with at least a 2.0 GPA per semester
- Sending “thank you” letters to donors who help you
- Working three service hours each semester
In addition, students who are accepted for the Adopt Program must sign a pledge that when they are financially on their feet in the future they will reverse roles and become an adoptive parent.