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12th grade girls w/ community service: GFWC Sandy Waldron Scholarship App DUE: March 1st!

-community service

-college goals

-500 word essay on most rewarding volunteer experience (NOT about Relay For Life)

-2 letters of rec

Click here to view scholarship application.

9-12 graders! Right Fit Foundation DUE: 4/30/18!

Award: $1,000-$5,000

-US citizen

-Hillsborough, Pasco, or Pinellas county resident

-preference given to middle income families

-3.0 weighted GPA

-finalists interviewed

-selection criteria: 25% for the ability to follow directions, 25% for the students’ academic profile, 50% for the interview


Find scholarship application here:


Seniors! American Muslim Alliance of Florida Inc. Scholarship DUE: 4/1/19!

Award: $500-$1000


-graduating from school in Florida

-open to students of all faiths and races

-entering college full time

-3.0 GPA w/ official high school transcript attached

-two (1 page…no longer) letters of recommendation from teachers of core subjects

-guidance counselor statement page

-typed, one-page, single-spaced essay stating why you should be awarded a scholarship & why you plan to further your studies at a college or University


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Seniors! Community Action Board Scholarship DUE: 3/29/19!

Award: scholarships up to $5,000


-must be at least 16 and a senior

-household income must be at or below 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines as required by Community Services Block Grant (see chart in application)

-reside in Hillsborough county

-2.5 GPA

-recommendation form (in application)

-college enrollment or acceptance letter

-2 full paged, typed essay addressing 6 questions (essay criteria in application)

-official school transcripts


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Seniors! Buckhorn Scholarship DUE: 3/1/19!

Award: $500


-current resident in the Buckhorn subdivision

-75 csh

-3.0 unweighted GPA

-1 letter of recommendation (non-family member)

-permanent record summary (ask Mrs. Bass in guidance)

-copy of photo ID showing home address

-community service verification form (in application)

-500-word essay describing your future career plans (double spaced)


Click here to view scholarship application.

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Seniors! The James (Coach) Day Scholarship DUE: 2/1/19!

Award: $1,000


-track and field active team member

-must participate in a scheduled event at the Bob Hayes Track Meet

-2.0 unweighted GPA

-official high school transcripts

-essay of no more than 250 words describing how your experience in track and field will help you achieve your career goals

-2 letters of recommendation

-list of community service and extra-curricular activities

-verification letter from track and field coach


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Seniors! Military Family Support Trust Scholarship DUE: 2/1/19!

Award: Eighteen 4-yr scholarships


-military eligibility: students parent, guardian, grand or great grandparent must meet criteria (see application eligibility section)

-3.0 unweighted GPA

-1000 on SAT or 21 on ACT

-must demonstrate superior leadership skills in school and/or community activities

-must possess moral and character attributes worthy of scholarship candidates

-official high school transcripts

-SAT and/or ACT score sheets

Recommendation letters: 1-3 from…

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9-12 graders! 10 Words or Less Scholarship DUE: 1/31/19!

Award: $500

-Go to and place a comment on any post you see. Your comment should answer the question:  “In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $500 scholarship.”

-“Like” their Facebook page

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Juniors! Coolidge Scholarship DUE: 1/23/19!

Award: $1,000-full ride for 4 years

-juniors planning to enroll in college in the fall of 2020

-primarily: academic excellence

-secondary: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for & understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility & service


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9-12 graders! NSU Holocaust Reflection Contest DUE: 1/21/19!

Award: $250-$1,000

-read & review documented survivor testimonials (accessible on their website)

-Identify a single testimonial that inspires you

-reflect on this piece of history, what it means to you, and how you can apply this insight in making your own daily life choices

-create an original piece that reflects how the Holocaust testimonial you’ve studied has affected you personally

-each student can submit one entry in one or more of the 3 categories: essay or poem, visual a…

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9-12 graders! John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest DUE: 1/18/19

Award: $100-$10,000

-students must register online

-write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage

-700-1000 word count, not including the bibliography which must have at least 5 varied reliable sources

-see more essay specifics online

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Seniors! University of Michigan Geisinger Scholarship DUE: 1/18/19

Award: $20,000 annually (4 years or bachelors degree)

-must be accepted at the University of Michigan & pursuing an undergraduate degree program in engineering

-non-Michigan resident student

-one-page personal essay based on what you hope to accomplish with a college education in engineering

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Seniors! Communtiy Roundtable scholarship DUE: 1/18/19

Amount: $1,000

-parent or guardian must be a resident of the greater Brandon area

-proof of residency

-3.0 weighted GPA

-no regard for financial need

-must provide college enrollment or acceptance letter

-will be chosen based on: community service, extra-curricular activities, academics, & letter of reference

-250-word essay – How has your involvement in community service inspired you?

-community service time sheet (a copy of your student summary from Mrs. Bass)


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9th-12th graders!!! OppU Achievers Scholarship! DUE: 6/30/18!

-Amount: $2500 

-Short essay required

-9th-12th grader w/ at least a 3.0 unweighted GPA

-Apply here:

Seniors!!! AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary of Post 44 Scholarship Essay contest! DUE: 4/30/18


250-500 word essay

Topic: Respect the American Flag

submit essay via email:

View scholarship info here.

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Seniors!!! Bloomingdale PTSA Scholarship! Due: 4/20/18


-3.0 unweighted GPA or higher

-must have demonstrated leadership abilities OR have overcome challenges/obstacles

-quick, easy application (4 short answer questions)

*Turn into Mrs. Edgeman (Rm 102 E in guidance)

-Find application here.

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Seniors!!! Festa Italiana Scholarship DUE 3/13/18!!!

Festa Italiana Committee, in honor of Nelson Italiano, is offering a $5,000 scholarship to graduating Hillsborough county seniors.  The Festa Italiana Tampa Scholarship is open to any senior that is a United States citizen, has a 3.5 unweighted GPA, and is of Italian descent (this is interpreted as having one or more parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent who was born in Italy).  As part of the application, applicants must obtain a guidance counselor signature and write a 500 word (max) essay…

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Seniors!!! The Zebra “Show Off Your Stripes” 2018 Scholarship DUE: 5/31/18

The Zebra, the leading car insurance marketplace in the US, is offering a $1000 scholarship to graduating seniors.  Applicants have the option to create an original video not exceeding two minutes (must be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo) or create a three-(3) photo album (must be posted on Instagram or Facebook and must tag The Zebra (@TheZebraCo).  It should be about you and your best friend, your grandma, your neighbor – it’s totally up to you.  Tell them what different things you like about each …

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Seniors!!! Brooks Law Group scholarship DUE: 5/1/18

Brooks Law Group is offering $1,000 (one) and $250 (one) scholarships to graduating seniors or undergraduate college students who reside in Polk or neighboring counties.  As part of the application, applicants must submit a photo, a small paragraph about themselves, and write an essay (between 700 and 1,400 words…see website for essay details).  Essays will be judged on grammar, ideas, integrity, foundational knowledge of law, and use of the check-list (see the check-list on the website).

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Seniors!!! CAB Scholarship DUE: 3/30/18

The Department of Social Services, Community Action Board, is offering scholarships up to $5,000 to Hillsborough county residents.  Applicant’s family income must fall within 125% of the 2017 Federal Poverty Guidelines established for the Community Service Block Grant mandated requirements (see application for table).  Selection criteria is based on community service and any special awards/honors received.  Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA.  Letters of recommendation are not required but …

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Seniors!!! BioSpine Foundation Scholarship DUE: 3/31/18

The BioSpine Foundation is offering $1000 scholarships (two: one male and one female) to graduating seniors who are residents of Hillsborough county.  Priority is given to students who plan on a medical career.  As part of the application, applicants must write an essay summarizing personal and academic achievements (250 words max) and have their application signed by a guidance counselor, principal, or assistant principal.…

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Seniors!!! MOSC Scholarship DUE: 2/15/18

The MOSC scholarship program is offering $1000 and $500 scholarships to graduating seniors who are residents of Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, or Polk AND are military dependents.  Scholarships are merit-based and are evaluated on a combination of academics, essay, volunteerism, and leadership.  As part of the application, applicants must write an essay (200-300 words), have the certification and affidavit pages signed and dated, provide official high school transcripts, and provide a s…

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Seniors!!! Sleep Scholarship DUE: 5/19/18 is offering a $1000 scholarship to graduating seniors or college students in the United States.  Applicants must be US citizens and have at least a 3.0 GPA.  Selection criteria based on the creativity and quality of their application.  The application involves creating a short video (about sleep…see link for specific details) and uploading it to Youtube, creating a single page google word doc and answering some questions (about sleep…see link for specific details), and em…

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Seniors!!! Riverview Garden Club Scholarship DUE: 4/15/18

The Riverview Garden Club is offering a $4000 scholarship (one) to graduating seniors who attends Armwood, Bloomingdale, Brandon, Durant, East Bay, Lennard, Plant City, Riverview, or Spoto, AND are seeking degrees in environmentally related fields of study (environmental horticulture, natural resources conservation, environmental sustainability, or agricultural education…see examples on application).  Selection criteria will be based on financial need.  As part of the application, applicants m…

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9th-12th graders!!! Right Fit Foundation scholarship DUE: 4/30/18

The Right Fit foundation is offering a $5000 scholarship (one) to high school students living in Hillsborough, Pasco, or Pinellas county.  The foundation may award $1000 to multiple finalists (number varies per year).  Preference will be given to middle income families (typically $50,000-$200,000).  Section criteria is based on the applicants’ academic profile, their ability to follow directions, and their interview.  Applicants must be a US citizen and have a weighted GPA of a 3.0 or higher.  A…

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