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Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards Scholarship

The Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards Scholarship provides $4000 scholarships to high school seniors who are the children or grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members.  Applicants should submit the completed application no later than February 7th, 2022.  Visit to apply.

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The 2022 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship will award 500 4-year scholarships based on academics, leadership, and financial need to students who will be pursing a four-year degree on a full time basis at a U.S. college or university next school year.  Awards range from $1,000 to $12,500 per year.  Applicants must be current high school seniors and US citizens.  Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks.  Applicants select from a list of Lodges closest …

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Senior GIRLS...Florida PEO Scholarship! Contact Eileen by 12/1/21!

*Up to $2500 for tuition, books, & course-related fees (might be renewed for a 2nd year)

-Florida resident who is a citizen or permanent legal resident of the US

-accepted at an accredited Florida college or University (public or private)

-character, leadership, financial need

-3.0GPA or higher, top 25% of class (rank), and SAT (1200 or higher) OR ACT (25 or higher)


MUST CONTACT Eileen Mueller BY 12/1/21 to get the application if interested:

(303) 349-4508


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Brooks Law Group Scholarship

The Brooks Law Group will award one $1000 scholarship and one $250 scholarship to current Hillsborough or Polk county high school seniors and undergraduate college students who will be attending a US college or university in the fall of 2022.  To apply, applicants should submit an original essay of between 700-1400 words on the topic listed on the website.  Applications and essays are due no later than December 3rd, 2021.  For more information, visit…

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Bay News 9 Project Weather Scholarship

The Spectrum Bay News 9 Project Weather Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship for one high school senior from each county in the Bay News 9 viewing area.  The scholarship is granted to promote education in science and weather.  Applicants should submit the completed application, written essay, letter of recommendation from a current high school teacher, and a current copy of their high school transcript by the January 7th, 2022 deadline.  The application can be found online at…

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Win a 4-yr Florida Prepaid College Plan

The Governor's Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest is open to all students attending any Florida school in grades 4 - 12. Three winners will be selected from each grade category (grades 4 - 5, middle school, and high school). Visit for more information.

12th graders...Community Roundtable Scholarship...EXTENSION: DUE 4/23/21

-candidate's parent or guardian must be a resident of the Greater Brandon area

-3.0 weighted GPA

-accepted to an accredited University, State College, or Community College

***You NO LONGER have to provide an official high school transcript!  All you need to provide is a student summary sheet.***

***Complete applications (including all required documents) can either be postmarked (mailed) or emailed, by 4/23/21.***


Click here to view scholarship application.


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ATTN Seniors...BHS Booster Club Scholarship...DUE 4/23!!!

-seniors (attending college next school year)
-2 awards: 1 female & 1 male (based on athletics, academics, clubs, honors, community service, etc...)
-MUST have participated in a varsity sport at BHS
-parent or guardian MUST be a member of BHS athletic booster (19/20 or 20/21 school year)

DUE: 4/23/21

Turn into Dr. Francis or Mrs. Edgeman

Click here to view scholarship application.

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Attn Seniors...BSHS Academic Foundation Hernandez Family Scholarship...DUE 4/15!

The Hernandez Family Scholarship

This scholarship is available through the Bloomingdale High School Academic Foundation and the annual generous gift of the Hernandez Family.  The scholarship is open to all graduating seniors at Bloomingdale Senior High school. To be eligible, a graduate must be attending a University, College, Technical school, Trade School, or post graduate career program in Summer/Fall2021 or Spring 2022. The Hernandez Family are active community leaders, philanthropists, a…

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12th graders...GFWC Brandon Jr. Woman's Club Scholarship...DUE: 3/3!

Award: $500


-exemplary community service

Must include:


-community service

-500 word essay on your most rewarding volunteer experience (CANNOT write about Relay for Life)

-college goals

-2 signed original letters of rec (NO copies)


View application here.

Completed applications MUST be postmarked by 3/3/21 or they will NOT be accepted!


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12th graders...Buckhorn Homeowners Association Scholarship...DUE: 3/3!

Award: $500

  • Be a graduating Senior enrolled in any accredited high school during the 2020-2021 school year
  • Have successfully completed 75 hours of Community Service
  • Have a 3.0 unweighted GPA
  • Be a current resident in the ‘Buckhorn’ subdivision
  • Have one letter of recommendation (non-family member)
  • Parents/Guardians must have paid HOA 2021 annual due

How to apply:

  • Complete Application Form
  • Write a 500-word essay describing your future career plans (double spaced)

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11th graders...PCA TIC Scholarship for student athletes...DUE: 5/31!

Award: $1,000 minimum (over 100)


  • Any high school Junior (class of 2022)
  • Residing in the United States
  • Plays a high school or club sport
  • Maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • In the event an award winner acts in a manner inconsistent with the principles of PCA or in a manner that would reflect poorly on PCA, PCA reserves the right to rescind this Award.


A Triple-Impact Competitor® makes positive contributions on three levels:

  1. Makes oneself better (Personal Mastery);
  2. Makes teammat…

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12th graders...Brooks Law Group Scholarship...DUE: 5/7!

Award:  $1,000 (1st place) & $250 (2nd place)

-must submit a photo

-must write a 700 word essay: Why do you think the student debt crisis has gotten so extreme? How has the debt problem affected your education plans? If you were in charge, what would you do to fix the student debt crisis (judged based on grammar and language, well-reasoned topic ideas, and foundational knowledge of law)?

If you have any questions or need help, email


Scholarship application fou…

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12th graders...Brandon Ladies of Elks scholarship...DUE 3/25!

Award:  $1,000 (2)

-for the "determined average student" who has maintained a B-C GPA

-must have participated in school and in the community

-must have 2 letters of recommendation (1 from a teacher and 1 from a church, community organization, club sponsor, or an adult that has known the applicant for at least 5 years)

-completed scholarship application MUST be turned into Mrs. Edgeman by 3/25/21 and she will complete the LAST page (the counselor report page)


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Seniors...Bloomingdale SHS PTSA Scholarship...DUE 4/1/21!!!

Award: $500-$1,000


-unweighted 3.0 GPA

-no significant discipline on record (like suspension)

-must be attending college (tech, community, or University) next year

-list all extra-curricular activities and community service through out high school

-write a 500 word essay on primary goal for the next 2 years (can be school, career, or extra-curricular focused)

Click here to view scholarship application.


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Seniors...LEAP Scholarship...DUE 3/31/21!!!

Award: $500, $1000, or $2000 (multiple scholarships awarded to HCPS students)


-must be a senior 

-must have completed the FAFSA

-must have applied AND plan to go to either HCC (Hillsborough Community College), SPC (S. Petersburg College), or UT (University of Tampa)


Click here to view application.  Print and fill out whichever one applies to you (HCC, SPC, or UT) OR pick up application in the guidance office.  Give completed application to to Mrs. Edgeman in Guidance.…

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Seniors...Babe Ruth League Scholarships Extended to 8/31/20!!!

Award: typically about $1,000


-must have participated in a Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball or Babe Ruth

Softball League anytime during the ages of 4-18.

-must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

-must be a high school senior or an enrolled college student at the time of application.

-must be enrolled at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.

-must complete an application to be submitted to Babe Ruth League, along with a copy

of your off…

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12th graders....CAB scholarship....DUE: 3/13/20!!!

Award: up to $5,000

-to be used at trade school, community college or Universities

-minimum GPA or 2.5

-income must fall within 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines of the Community Services Block Grant


-use the new scholarship information packet

Apply here!

9-12 graders....Cirkled In scholarship....DUE: 3/31!!!

Award: $2500

-create a free student Cirkled In account

-increase your chances of winning by completing your portfolio


-use the cash for any educational need from books to housing


Apply here!

12th graders....Discover Student Loans Scholarship Sweepstakes...DUE: 1/31/20!!!

Award: $5,000

-12 entry periods…non winners roll over to next period so ENTER ASAP!  Next entry period ends on 3/31!


-enter your name, school, and email to be entered to win

-bonus entry for completing survey


Enter here!

12th graders.....Riverview Garden Club scholarship...DUE: 4/15/20!!!

Award: unknown

-for students going into environmentally related fields of study, such as:  Renewable Energy, Clean Energy, Geothermal Energy, Bio Molecular Engineering, Bio Systems/Engineering & Soil Science, Environmental/Earth Science, Ecology, Horticulture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ecology/Natural Resources Conservation, Environmental Sustainability,  Agricultural Education, Botany,  Aquaculture/Marine Biology

-must have a 3.0 GPA or above

-2 letters of recommendation

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12th graders....Cooperative Living organization Scholarship....DUE: 3/23/20!!!

Award: reduced room and board by about half

Scholarship Housing Option for Incoming UF/Santa Fe Students!

To have met the Application Deadline, you must have submitted the online application, turned in a letter of recommendation, and completed an interview. ALL these steps must be completed before the application deadline to be considered.

-low-cost housing that has an all-inclusive deal

-student-run cooperative near UF & Santa Fe

-dorm-style room and board

-$400 a month for: …

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12th graders....Iris and Hubert Allen Scholarship....DUE: 3/26/20!!!

Prize: $4,000 or $1,000 

-must be accepted for admission in degree seeking status at a four-year accredited university (if not accepted then award contingent upon receipt of acceptance for Fall, 2020)

-must have a 2.5 GPA or greater

-must be a US citizen

-must believe in the existence of god

-must have high standards of duty in civil, moral, and religious areas of life

-must not advocate the overthrow of federal, state or local government by force or violence

-must never h…

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12th graders.......Mattress Advisor's Sleep Science Scholarship....DUE: 3/20/20!!!

Prize: $1,000

-must be enrolling as a full time student at an accredited US college or University

-domestic, international, online and undocumented students are welcome to apply

-applicants must submit an 800-1000 wd essay about their sleep health and the impact it’s had on their education (quote research from recent studies in this field & explain what resources are available to help reduce poor sleep health)

Apply here:

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12th graders....SISTUHS Scholarship...DUE: 3/6/20!!!

Prize: $1,000

-be a an African-American female living in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, or Polk counties

-be a graduating senior w/ plans to attend an accredited institution of higher education

-have an unweighted GPA of a 3.o or higher

-completed a minimum of 40 community service hours

-write an essay (250-500 wds)…see scholarship app for topic 


Click here to view scholarship application.

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