Academic scholarships are determined by your GPA and ACT/SAT test scores. Each scholarship recipient must meet all academic admission requirements. All scholarships are forfeited if the student is placed on academic or disciplinary probation.
Annual Award Amount*
President’s Merit Scholars
National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist
ACT 32+ or SAT 1420+ or CLT–97+
Determined By Scholarship Committee
ACT 30+ or SAT 1360-1410 or CLT 92–96
Florida College Scholars
ACT 27–29 or SAT 1260-1350 or CLT 84–91
ACT 23–26 or SAT 1130–1250 or CLT 74–83
ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN
SAT represents the total Evidence-based Reading and Writing score and the Math Section score combined. ACT represents the composite score of all main sections of the exam. Florida College does not use the essay portion of the SAT or ACT for scholarship eligibility.
If a high school student has earned 24+ credit hours of college dual-enrollment transfer credit with the accompanying GPA, the student may be eligible for scholarship as a “transfer student.” Determination will be made by the Admissions Department.
If a student has graduated from high school and has no college credit, the academic scholarship will be based upon high school academic work and test scores.
SAT 1 represents the SAT taken prior to March 2016. SAT 2 represents the redesigned SAT offered beginning March 2016.
ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TRANSFER OR RETURNING STUDENTS
Transfer Student Scholarship
Transfer Student GPA
Annual Award Amount*
Minimum of 30 college credit hours
Florida College Scholars
Minimum of 24 college credit hours
Minimum of 24 college credit hours
A part-time college student may be eligible for an academic scholarship if their transfer credit spans more than two semesters but is equal to 12+ hours with appropriate GPA.
College credit hours must be from actual college course work. Credit from AP/CLEP/IB does not count toward hours for academic scholarship.
Returning students who were awarded an academic scholarship are required to complete a minimum number of credit hours between the fall and spring semesters with a qualifying cumulative GPA to maintain eligibility for their existing academic scholarships.
*Each scholarship is divided between two semesters equally. Each scholarship recipient must meet all academic admission
requirements. All scholarships are forfeited if the student is placed on academic or disciplinary probation.
If you are a talented singer, musician, or debater, you may qualify for a departmental scholarship.
Each year, deserving students can apply for a band scholarship.
A band scholarship is awarded based on the applicant’s playing ability, the amount of funds available and the number of ensembles a student joins. If a student chooses to participate in more ensembles, it equates to more scholarships.
Band scholarships are awarded for one academic year. Returning students can reapply for a scholarship every year. Students on academic probation or those placed on disciplinary probation after a suspension become ineligible to receive Band scholarships.
Complete a brief online scholarship application form.
Concert wind and percussion players: Audition in person or email videos to email@example.com, performing the below materials:
Play these scales as many octaves as possible—Concert Db major, Concert A major and Concert C harmonic minor.
Play the chromatic scale (covering your entire range) by tonguing up and slurring down. (Articulations are for woodwinds & brass.)
Play two solo or etude excerpts, each one to two minutes long, with one excerpt demonstrating technical ability and the other showcasing musicality.
Concert percussionists should perform as many of the major instruments (snare, timpani, and a mallet instrument) as you are comfortable with. One excerpt per instrument will be sufficient. Demonstration of proficiency on auxiliary instruments can also be beneficial.
Jazz drum set players with no concert band experience: Audition in person or email videos to firstname.lastname@example.org, playing all the jazz styles that you know. This can include swing (fast, medium, and slow), ballads (with brushes), rock, funk, and various forms of Latin.
Guitarists, bassists and pianists with no concert band experience: Contact Mr. Rainwater for instructions at email@example.com.
Optional (but beneficial) steps:
Submit evidence of selection for an All-State, All-County or All-District ensemble or of participation in an Honor Band to which you were nominated. Suitable evidence is a copy of a program, an official letter of notification or a letter from your high school director.
Submit a letter of recommendation from your high school director.
Please contact Mr. Brian Rainwater if you have further questions.
Each year, scholarships are awarded to promising students who may be of benefit to the chorus. Students must audition to receive scholarships.
Florida College offers students the opportunity to audition for the Chorus on the Sunday afternoon and evening before classes begin. Auditions are open to all students regardless of their major. If you would like to audition, please email Dr. Jon Bassett or sign up on the Chorus Room door, King 223.
In memory of long-time choir director Dudy Walker, various scholarships are available to talented vocalists.
One does not need to be a music major to apply. The only requirement is to sign up for at least 1 credit of private vocal study. The audition can either be live, on campus, or by sending a video. You will need to prepare two songs of your choice that best showcases your voice.
All auditions must be completed by August 11. Please contact us for an audition time. For your audition you will be asked to play two or three pieces of contrasting styles from memory (a minimum of 10 minutes of music). If you are unable to audition in person, please send us a copy of your audition. Acceptable formats include: DVD, USB, YouTube links or any other cloud sharing platform. Digital auditions must be saved as mp4s and may be uploaded into the form linked below.
String Ensemble Scholarships are available to members of the FC String Ensemble. If interested, please fill out the form linked below and submit it for consideration. Please contact Dr. Jon Bassett if you have any questions.
The Phi Theta Kappa Upper Division Scholarship provides $1000 per semester for juniors and seniors working towards a B.A. or B.S. degree at Florida College. There are specific requirements to be eligible.
You must have been a member of Phi Theta Kappa during your sophomore year. You must be a junior or senior working towards a B.A. or B.S. degree. You must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.4 grade point average. Seniors who have received this scholarship in their junior year must re-apply before they can receive it again their senior year.
The Adopt Program is about people helping people. The program matches deserving students with donors who are interested in helping students attend Florida College. The students selected are informed of their “adoption” and keep the donor informed of their progress during the year.
Outside scholarships come from private sources. For example, a scholarship from your local rotary club would be an outside scholarship. You may choose to use the internet to search for outside scholarships. Keep in mind that smaller scholarships and those that require essays tend to have fewer applicants, which may increase your chances of being awarded one of these scholarships.
Consult your high school guidance counselor regarding possible scholarships that you may qualify for. Your local community may be the most beneficial place to search for outside scholarships. Local community and civic organizations (like American Legion, Boys & Girls Clubs, 4-H Clubs, etc.) may offer scholarships. Also, talk with your employer and your parents’ employers to see what scholarship opportunities they may have.
Check general scholarships early. Research general scholarships as early as your freshman year in high school. There is a lot of money out there; you just have to find it. You may be eligible for scholarships close to home or those based on race, nationality, or special skills. Look into these opportunities at the local library and online, and talk with your high school guidance counselor.
If you have any questions regarding applying or eligibility for government grants, please contact our financial aid office.