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    Texas Scholarships

    Top 10 Percent Scholarship Program (Top 10%)

    Program Purpose


    The 80th Texas Legislature created the Top 10% Scholarship to encourage students who graduate in the top 10% of their high school class to attend a Texas public institution of higher education. Typically, if funding is available, qualifying students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) by the state priority deadline of **March 15th, have financial need, and enroll fulltime in a Texas public college or university in the fall semester may be eligible to receive an award. Students who submit their FAFSA after this deadline will not be awarded in the 2015-2016 academic year due to limited funding.


    Eligibility Requirements


    Funding for Initial Awards is not available for academic years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

    Renewal Award Eligibility Requirements:

    • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in time to generate the CPS results in a non-rejected status by **March 15th, or submit the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) to the financial aid office by **March 15th if ineligible to complete a FAFSA;
    • Complete 30 semester credit hours (SCH) in the previous year;
    • Maintain cumulative 3.25 GPA; and
    • Complete at least 75% of hours attempted.

    Funding for Workforce Bonus Awards is not available for academic year 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.



    Eligible Institutions


    Texas public 2-year and 4-year Colleges or Universities.



    Application Process


    Students must meet all eligibility and ranking criteria and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in time to generate the CPS results in a non-rejected status by **March 15th, or submit the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) to the financial aid office by **March 15th (if ineligible to complete a FAFSA).

    Students will be notified of their financial aid award received from the college to which they apply.



    Additional Information


    • Eligibility for this program is determined by the financial aid office at the institution. Contact your institution’s financial aid office for additional information on eligibility or availability of funds.

      To read more about this program:

      Coordinating Board Rules Chapter 22, Subchapter K

      Texas Education Code 56.481

      **FAFSA or TASFA must be processed and cannot be in a REJECTED status prior to March 15th. To meet the Priority 1 deadline, a Student Aid Report (SAR) for the student must be on file at the college or university.

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    Florida Scholarships


    The Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), administers a variety of state-funded grants and scholarships to assist Florida residents with the cost of their postsecondary education. Below is a list of grant and scholarship programs administered by OSFA. Students must submit a completed Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) to OSFA for programs denoted by an asterisk (*).
    wingding157.gifAccess to Better Learning and Education (ABLE) Grant
    wingding157.gifBright Futures Scholarship*
    wingding157.gifFirst Generation Matching Grant
    wingding157.gifBenacquisto Scholarship Program (formerly Florida Incentive Scholarship Program)

    wingding157.gifFlorida Fund for Minority Teachers
    wingding157.gifFlorida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)
    wingding157.gifFlorida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)

    wingding157.gifFlorida Work Experience Program
    wingding157.gifJosé Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant*
    wingding157.gifMary McLeod Bethune Scholarship
    wingding157.gifRosewood Family Scholarship*
    wingding157.gifScholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans*

    State Scholarship and Grant Calendar
    Brochure: Money for College


    South Carolina Scholarships

    Scholarships & Grants for SC Residents


    Georgia Scholarship Programs

    Programs and Regulations

    As Georgia’s premier provider of student financial aid and educational services, we administer a variety of programs to help gain postsecondary training, certifications and degrees.

    Scholarships: Money for college that does not have to be repaid. Awards may be based on past academic performance, special areas of study, academic excellence or other criteria. Example: Zell Miller Scholarship

    Grants: Money available for college that does not have to be repaid. Awards may be based on financial need, past academic performance, service to the community or special areas of study. Example: HOPE Grant

    Student Loans: Unlike a grant, a loan must be repaid. Loans should be used primarily to meet a gap in your educational cost (tuition, room and board, textbooks). Usually, students begin paying back their loans at the end of a grace period that begins once they have completed their education. Example: Student Access Loan (SAL)

    Service-Cancelable Loans: Student loans that will not have to be repaid if certain conditions are met, such as working in a particular field or military service. Example: Scholarship for Engineering Education for Minorities (MSEE)

    Military Programs: Money available for college that does not have to be repaid if certain conditions are met such as military service. Example: Georgia Military College State Service Scholarship


    SunTrust Scholarship Sweepstakes

    At SunTrust, we’re on a mission to stamp out financial stress. Are you in?

    Take the first step and enter the 12th annual SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes, for a chance to win a $500 scholarship to help cover education expenses.*

    Who can enter?

    High school seniors or college undergraduates (no GPA or financial need requirement)

    How often can entrants enter?

    Starting September 12, 2016, students can enter online or by mail once during each two week drawing period

    Who wins?

    Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning October 28, 2016 until May 12, 2017. 30 total winners will be chosen at random during this time period.

    Other Sweepstakes Details


    • Entries are accepted starting on September 12, 2016; the first drawing is October 28, 2016; subsequent drawings are generally every two weeks thereafter until May 12, 2017
    • Free to enter — eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need
    • Entrants must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident, at least 13 years of age and have a permanent residence in one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia (DC)
    • Eligible colleges: U.S. Department of Education Title IV eligible, 2 and 4 year public and private college and university located in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (DC)
    • Scholarship check will be payable to the winner’s college of attendance
    • Read the Official Rules for the 2016-2017 Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes.

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    Law Firm Scholarship: Joye Law


    Joye Law Firm is offering you the opportunity to win a college scholarship to help further your education. Our firm will offer six $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in South Carolina who plan to attend a four-year institution of higher learning in the fall. Selection of the recipients is based on the creative entry, school activities, positions of leadership, special honors and awards, community involvement, academic performance, and professional pursuits.

    2017 Scholarship Packet


    Applicants are required to submit the following materials along with their online application form:

    1. A current high school transcript; and
    2. A creative entry that warns of the dangers of drunk driving and/or distracted driving.

    Entries may include, but are not limited to, an essay, poem, painting, poster, video, audio recording, web page or other creative entry. The more creative, the better. Essays should be limited to 600 words. Video/audio recordings should be limited to two minutes. All creative entries must be uploaded along with the rest of your application.  Entries will not be returned to the applicant.

    Start of Submission of Application: January 31st, 2017
    Deadline of Submission of Application: April 1st, 2017


    Our selection committee will review your packet with a particular focus on your creative entry along with your community involvement.  We intend to “publish” the six winning creative entries and disseminate them to leaders throughout South Carolina. Each scholarship recipient will be notified at your respective school’s year-end awards ceremony. If your school does not have such a ceremony, we will notify the scholarship winners no later than June 30, 2017. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

    Nicole Cerullo
    5861 Rivers Avenue, Suite 101
    North Charleston, SC 29406
    Phone: 843.725.4252

    We look forward to reviewing your application, and wish you success in all your future endeavors.


    South Carolina Landscape Association Scholarships

    The SCLTA places a high value on education and is pleased to support students that are committed to obtaining a degree in the fields of horticulture and urban forestry. We currently offer two “Gold” scholarships to those at a 4 year institutions and two “Silver” scholarships forthose that attend a 2 year school. The Gold scholarship is in the form of a check to the selected individual for $2,000 and the Silver is for $1,000. Applications are received, reviewed and selected during the fall semester.

    The chosen scholarship winners (along with any family members that would like to share in this moment) are invited to be our guests and attend our annual conference in January. At the conference their achievement is recognized by the SCLTA board and present membership and their scholarship check is presented to them at that time.

    To be eligible for the SCLTA scholarships, an applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree program majoring in Plant Sciences or a related field (urban forestry, landscape architecture, entomology, plant pathology, etc.) at a South Carolina educational institution. The applicant must have minimum GPA of 3.0. Application forms are available on the SCLTA website and they must accompany a short biography (that contains a statement of career goals) and their most recent transcripts. The SCLTA scholarship committee reviews each application and makes its recommendations to the board based on the type of scholarship, related extra-curricular activities and work history and career goals.

    The four scholarships given out every year are line items in the SCLTA budget and are primarily funded by revenues received from our annual conference. We gladly accept donations toward any of our scholarships. Please earmark your checks with “Scholarships” or contact us for more information.

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