Florida literally means ‘the land of flowers’ in Spanish and is the southernmost contiguous state in the U.S. It is also called the state of ‘Sunshine’. The state of Florida ranks 4th in high school graduation rate which makes it really competitive for students to get a proper college education, also studying in the state of Florida can be very expensive due to state policies and economy. The federal government, Florida State Corporation, private companies, organizations, and educational institutions provide the needful amount of money through scholarships in order to meet the educational expenses.
There are over 230 colleges, universities and trade schools so this means that there are even more opportunities for scholarships, grants, student loans and other financial aid programs for the resident students. The state of Florida provides more than the adequate number of scholarship awards to deserving students retaining them from moving out of state and contributing to the state economy. Therefore, the scholarships are investments for the future developments of the state. The students are awarded scholarships based on academic status, participation in community services, and other achievements as well as the financial status of the student.
Students are awarded scholarships based on a number of criteria, though the basic criteria remain the same. Some of the basic eligibility criteria that are similar among the scholarships are given below:
You must be a citizen or an eligible non-citizen of the United States.
You must be a permanent resident or a legal non-resident of the state of Florida.
You must be enrolled in an accredited university, college, trade or vocational schools or any other educational institution in the state of Florida.
So, why does a state provide exclusive resident scholarships you ask? Here’s why!
Each and every state in the states provide various types of merit-based and need-based scholarships, awards, grants and loans to its resident students. Some of these scholarships are exclusively formulated to make a college degree more affordable and accessible for students of all backgrounds.