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.

Application Deadline

January 31st, 2021

Award Amount

$1,500

Awards Available

1

Email Address

info@thecollegemonk.com

Contact Number

(720) 789-2907

Application Deadline

March 31st, 2020

Award Amount

$500

Awards Available

1

Email Address

info@thecollegemonk.com

Contact Number

(720) 789-2907

Application Deadline

July 20, 2019

Award Amount

$7,093

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

ADS@mdc.edu

Contact Number

305-237-8888

Application Deadline

April 01, 2019

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

OSFA@fldoe.org

Contact Number

888-827-2004

Application Deadline

June 06, 2019

Award Amount

Varies

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

osfa@fldoe.org

Contact Number

888-827-2004

Application Deadline

May 18, 2019

Award Amount

$8,200

Awards Available

314

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@cbcfinc.org

Contact Number

202-262-2800

Application Deadline

June 30, 2019

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

800 788-3368

Application Deadline

December 07, 2018

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

comcast@applyists.com

Contact Number

855-670-4787

Application Deadline

Varies

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

175

Website

Link

Email Address

churchsscholars@scholarshipamerica.org

Contact Number

507-931-1682

Application Deadline

March 16, 2019

Award Amount

$3,500

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Email Address

jacinda@niada.com

Contact Number

800-682-3837

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

Application Deadline

February 01, 2019

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099