Private donor scholarships

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Private donor scholarships are offered by private organizations and/or organizations not affiliated with SPC, unless noted. Additional information can be found on the organization’s website. Applications must be returned to the address given on the application form.

If you are a private donor and plan to send a scholarship check for an SPC student, make the check payable to St. Petersburg College. Send the check to: St. Petersburg College, Attn: Scholarships, P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733. Please include the student recipient's name and SPC ID number, as well as a contact name and phone number for the donor.

Each individual private donor determines what charges their scholarship will cover. Examples are tuition; tuition and fees; tuition, fees and books; and tuition and fees with remainder to student. If there are unused funds, the funds will be held at SPC for three terms. If they are unused at the end of the third term, they will automatically be returned to the donor. The donor or the student may request to have any unused funds returned to the donor at any time.

The links below are to third-party websites that SPC does not control or maintain. SPC is not responsible for the privacy policies employed by any third-party website. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of all third-party websites before submitting any personal information.

The scholarships listed below are in deadline date order. Scholarships are added as they become available, so check this page often.

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

Description:

Provides scholarships to Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) students.

Criteria:

Students with minimum SAT scores of Math-520 and Verbal-530 OR ACT scores of Math-21 or English-22

Contact:

MC1Mario Crittenden at NRRS Seminole, 813-714-0073

Deadline:

no deadline

US Navy Health Services Collegiate Scholarship Program

Description:

The US Navy Health Services Collegiate Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial incentive for college students in the health care allied professions to complete Master's, Doctoral degree, and Internship requirements and obtain commissions in the Medical Service Corps. Specialties include Social Worker, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Environmental Health, Health Care Administration, Industrial Hygiene, Optometry, and Medical and Dental school. The value of this program could be well over $200,000 during the course of a four-year professional school program. After graduation, you'll join the Navy's active duty team as a commissioned officer. Financial benefits:  placed in active duty status as OCSN (E-6), receiving full pay and allowances (except clothing allowance), current monthly pay is at least $4000, full medical and dental benefits for selectee and his/her dependents, and full access to military bases, facilities and services including commissary and exchange (grocery and department store). Tuition, books and other school expenses are the responsibility of the individual.

Criteria:

Applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years old and able to complete degree/certification requirements and be commissioned prior to 42nd birthday, enrolled in or accepted for transfer to an accredited college or university in a course of study for a designated health profession, must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale prior to and after selection, must be full-time attending all normal school sessions (two semesters or three quarters), official transcripts must be sent to the US Navy upon completion of each school term, degree/certification requirements must be fulfilled within specified time frame for your field of study which has been approved by Commander Navy Recruiting Command, and must meet physical requirements and pass a Military Entrance physical exam.

Contact:

LCDR David Forsyth, USN, Medical Officer Programs, 813-477-9037, david.forsyth@navy.mil & HMCS Mario O. Martin, USN, Medical Officer Programs, 813-972-1680, mario.o.martin@navy.mil

Deadline:

open

US Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program

Description:

The US Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program is an educational support program for individuals pursuing graduate degrees in professional medical programs and who have a desire to serve in the US Navy following graduation. Eligible degree programs include Medicine (allopathic (MD) or osteopathic (DO)), Dentistry (DDS or DMD), Optometry (OD), Podiatry (DPM) and Physician Assistant (PA-C)(masters level program only). Benefits include full tuition (no upper limit) and allowable fees, reimbursement for all required books, supplies and equipment (some limits apply), monthly stipend of $2157.30, full pay and allowances of an Ensign (O1) for 45 days per year (about $4500), $20,000 signing bonus (Medicine and Dentistry only), and reimbursement for student's health insurance if required by school.  Military/Service Commitment:  One year of active duty not in training, for each year of scholarship with a 3-year minimum.

Criteria:

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen (dual-citizenship not permitted), physically qualified for a commission in the US Navy, and accepted into an accredited school in the US, Canada or Puerto Rico. Local medical officer program recruiters can assist with application, may apply prior to acceptance into school, early application is recommended, requires school transcripts, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores, must complete a physical exam (recruiter will schedule for you), and process typically takes 3 months to complete.

Contact:

LCDR David Forsyth, USN, Medical Officer Programs, 813-477-9037, david.forsyth@navy.mil & HMCS Mario O. Martin, USN, Medical Officer Programs, 813-972-1680, mario.o.martin@navy.mil

Deadline:

open

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship Program

Description:

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship Program provides scholarships for early care educators and center directors to work towards earning an Associate's degree or credentials in early childhood education. It is funded by the Agency for Workforce Innovation Office of Early Learning and involves a three-way partnership for the sharing of expenses by the caregiver receiving the scholarship, the sponsoring child care center or family child care home and T.E.A.C.H. The majority of tuition and books costs are paid for and most T.E.A.C.H. participants receive a per-semester stipend for travel or for internet access as well as a bonus for caregivers and directors who complete their scholarship contract. In most scholarship models, reimbursement to the early childhood program or family child care home for release time given participants.

Criteria:

Depends on the individual scholarship applied for. See their website for more details.

Deadline:

no deadline

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Description:

Many scholarships are available through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund website. There are different deadlines and requirements for each scholarship.

Criteria:

Each scholarship has different requirements. Please see the website for more information.

Deadline:

deadlines vary

BG Scholarship

Description:

The BG Scholarship offers a $300 scholarship in memory of Brandon Goodman from his mother.

Criteria:

Applicants must be in high school or currently enrolled in college, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, and be a U.S. Citizen or an international student enrolled in school in the US. Applicants need to submit a 250 word essay about their academic goals and contributions to their school and/or community.

Deadline:

Last day of each month

Varsity Tutors

Description:

Varsity Tutors is offering a monthly $1000 scholarship where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed at the end of the month and one winner is chosen.

Criteria:

Only one entry per person per promotion period. Each submission must exceed 200 words and must not exceed 900 words. Printed essay font size may not be smaller than 12 pt. All essays must address the specific promotion question, must be original, must not have been previously published, released or distributed and must have been created and must be owned exclusively by the applicant.

Deadline:

Rolling

Education-Portal.com

Description:

The Education Portal is offering scholarships to help manage college costs with their new Tuition Won’t Stop Me Scholarship. The scholarships are offered weekly.

Criteria:

"Like" the Education-Portal.com Facebook page and fill out a brief entry form. Answer the scholarship question. For every "Like" posted to the wall, the scholarship amount will increase by $0.50.

Deadline:

every Wednesday at 12:00 PM PST

GP LSAT Prep Prelaw Scholarship

Description:

The Prelaw Scholarship is for undergraduates considering law school.  $1000 grants are awarded twice yearly (January 31 and June 30).

Criteria:

Applicant to a U.S. or Canadian law school.  Submit one sheet of paper with your name, contact information, and if applicable, class rank, extra-curricular activities, and a brief overview of your financial need.  On the same sheet, include an essay of not more than 250 words describing why you are a deserving recipient of the award.

Deadline:

January 31 and June 30 of each year

The Southern Scholarship Foundation

Description:

The Southern Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization which awards qualifying students with housing scholarships on the following campuses: FSU, UF, FAMU, and FGCU.

Criteria:

Interested applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and a demonstrated financial need. Scholarship recipients live cooperatively in a house with students representing a variety of backgrounds and cultures. They do not pay rent, but are responsible for their fair share of basic household expenses such as food and utilities. The entire cost to the student averages $950 per semester. Only complete application packets will be reviewed for acceptance.

Deadline:

There is not an application deadline, however, submission by March 1 is encouraged as spots do fill quickly.

Florida Fund for Minority Teachers

Description:

The Florida Fund for Minority Teachers offers a $4000 scholarship to full-time students. Scholars are selected on the basis of qualities that would indicate their potential to become good teachers. These qualities include strong writing ability, communication skills, overall academic performance and evidence of commitment to the youth of America, preferably demonstrated through volunteer activities. Special consideration is given to community college graduates. Submit an application and supporting documents to Sherri Kent-Roberts, SPC Academic Program Coordinator, 727-341-4659.

Criteria:

Applicants must be a resident of the State of Florida; be a member of one of the following racial groups: African, American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native; be newly admitted into a teacher education program at any of FFMT’s participating universities/colleges; be a junior and have not earned a baccalaureate degree in Education; have earned 60 credit hours or an AA degree; and have not exceeded 18 hours of upper division education courses at the time of application. Scholarship recipients must attend a mandatory FFMT symposium each year they receive the award or they will not receive further funding. Upon graduation Scholarship recipients must agree to work in a public Florida schools for the number of academic years they receive the award or the scholarship becomes a loan that the student must pay back to the Fund. 

Deadline:

Aug. 1 for fall enrollment and Nov. 15 for spring enrollment.

Bailey Family Foundation

Description:

The Bailey Family Foundation provides $5000 in financial assistance to students based on their academic record, financial need and level of community involvement.

Criteria:

Student must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, demonstrate financial need, must be a graduating high school senior or current college student, currently attending or plan to attend eligible schools listed in the application, must be a legal US resident, and must be pursuing their undergraduate degree or diploma. Scholarship is for tuition and tuition related fees only. If selected, application information will be verified. College scholarship is not renewable; however, previous winners may re-apply through the normal application process.

Deadline:

Jan. 1 - March 15 application period

FAMU Community College Scholarship

Description:

FAMU is offering scholarships to assist high achieving Florida community/junior college graduates. The annual amount of the scholarship depends on your GPA.

Criteria:

This partial scholarship is a two-year undergraduate scholarship awarded to an AA/AS degree transfer student who has a minimum 2.50 GPA and is not enrolled as a FAMU student.

Deadline:

Florida Tech Bridge to Success Transfer Scholarship

Description:

Florida Tech Bridge to Success Transfer Scholarship is offered to 10 students who have graduated with their Associate of Arts degree from a State of Florida public community college or college and have been admitted to FIT in the fall semester only. This scholarship is a combination of grants and scholarships equal to two years tuition at Florida Tech. This scholarship is mutually exclusive and cannot be combined with the Florida Tech Transfer or Scouting Scholarship. It is renewable after the satisfactory completion of 30 credits and submission of an updated FAFSA.

Criteria:

Applicants must be currently enrolled at a Florida state college at time of application; have a cumulative grade point average greater than or equal to 3.5 for all college work; be admitted to Florida Tech and file a FAFSA with the university before graduating from a Florida state college; and graduate with an A.A. degree by the end of the spring term prior to fall enrollment (students who completed their A.A. degree in December of the previous year may also be considered). Recipients must enroll as a full-time undergraduate at Florida Tech's main campus in Melbourne, FL before the scholarship takes effect.

Deadline:

New! Fifth Third Student Checking Sweepstakes

Description:

When you open a Fifth Third Student Checking account by Sept. 30, 2014, you are automatically entered into the Fifth Third Scholarship Sweepstakes for a $10,000 scholarship. You can also receive an additional entry if you open a Fifth Third Goal Setter Savings account on the same day as your Fifth Third Student Checking account.

Criteria:

To enter the Fifth Third Scholarship Sweepstakes without a purchase, hand-print you name, address and telephone number and the words "Fifth Third Scholarship Sweepstakes" on a 3"x5" card and mail your entry to The Fifth Third Scholarship Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 621078, Cincinnati, OH  45262. All mailed entries must be received by Oct. 8, 2014. Maximum of two mail-in entries per household, please.
Winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or around Oct. 15, 2014. Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received. 

Deadline:

Sept. 30, 2014

New! Odenza Vacations College Scholarship

Description:

Odenza Vacations is offering a $500 college scholarship.

Criteria:

You must be between the ages of 16 and 25 on September 30, 2014; have a GPA of 2.5 or greater, be a resident of the United States or Canada and submit two 500-word essays.

Deadline:

Sept. 30, 2014 @ 11:59 pm EST

New! Tony Jannus Scholars Awards Program

Description:

The Tony Jannus Scholars Awards Program promotes and provides $2500.00 to students enrolled in college-level courses leading to a degree in fields related to potential careers in scheduled commercials aviation at colleges and universities.

Criteria:

The awards applicants must meet the following criteria and conditions:
Part 1-a one page cover letter providing the applicant's personal contact information along with a personal statement requesting consideration to become a "Tony Jannus Scholar."
Part 2-a one page letter from a University/College official in support of the applicant's request and statement attesting to the applicant's good academic standing as supported by a GPA of 3.0 or higher, along with a statement indicating the number of credit hours completed to date and the date the applicant is scheduled to graduate.
Part 3 - a supporting essay of 300 to 500 words clearly outlining: a. how and when the applicant first became interested in aviation, b. how aviation has already impacted life choices related to academic, service, and/or occupation decisions, c. how Tony Jannus has affected the applicant's existing thinking with respect to aviation as a potential career, d. any additional personal observations the applicant considers relevant to the committee's evaluation process.
Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:  academic achievement, quality of essay, general accomplishments, demonstrated commitment to aviation and subjective factors as deemed appropriate by the committee. Selected applicants will be notified and asked to participate in a personal interview. Awardees are STRONGLY encouraged to attend the awards gala, scheduled for Oct. 30, 2014.
 

Deadline:

Hand delivered to 2202 N. Westshore Blvd, Suite 455, Tampa, FL 33607 or emailed to karin.toon@aecom.com by Oct. 2, 2014

AES Engineers

Description:

AES Engineers is offering a $500 scholarship to motivated students. AES Engineering believes that a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason, they are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

Criteria:

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question - "When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What people, things and accomplishments do you need?" There is no application packet for this award. Do not include your resume in your submission.

Deadline:

Oct. 6, 2014

New! Interior-Deluxe Scholarship Program

Description:

The Interior-Deluxe Scholarship Program is offering a need-based scholarship of $1500.00.

Criteria:

The general Scholarship is awarded each fall and spring semester. Student enrolled in a two year, four year, or a graduate program are eligible to apply. scholarship is open to students of all majors in all countries who are 16 years of age or older. All are encouraged to apply for the scholarship - including high school students, undergraduate students, master degree students and adult learners. Applicants are asked to submit four essays.
The Executive Management Team will go through all entries, and the most impressive entrants will be considered for the scholarships. They are looking for impressive, enthusiastic entries that show how a college education will make a difference in your life, and how you intend to use your college degree.
 

Deadline:

Oct. 15, 2014

New! Business and Professional Women/Tampa Bay

Description:

Tampa Bay Business and Professional Women is offering multiple scholarships with the maximum scholarship being $1500.00.  Women whose life and career path have been altered by a traumatic brain injury are encouraged to apply.

Criteria:

Currently enrolled, completed at least one semester of higher education in pursuit of chosen business or professional career, satisfactory GPA, exhibits a strong motivation for education, demonstrates commitment to and potential for success, proven financial need.  Cannot be a member of Tampa Bay BPW or a relative of a member. Women with a traumatic brain injury are encouraged to apply.  Additional required items listed on the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline:

Oct. 24, 2014

New! SaveOnEnergy.com

Description:

SaveOnEnergy.com is offering a $1000 scholarship.

Criteria:

In order to be considered, do your research, think creatively and compose a 600-800 word essay for an uniformed audience about energy deregulation. Your essay should answer these questions:  What are the differences between regulated and deregulated models? Why are some states embracing energy retailer competition while others aren't? How does energy deregulation reflect the ideals of a free market? Is that even an adequate comparison?

Deadline:

Oct. 31, 2014

NursesLink.org - College Student Scholarship

Description:

NursesLink.org is offering a $500 scholarship to help students pay for the costs of education, based on merit.

Criteria:

Can be awarded to anyone enrolling in the next six months or currently enrolled in a NON-nursing education program offered by a community college, trade school or university.

The winning applicant will be selected by the administrative staff of NursesLink.org, based upon the merit of their application package. Approximately 1/3 of the weight will come from the formal application and 2/3 of the weight will come from the essay. The formal application criteria are a combination of GPA, extra curricular activities and employment history (if applicable).

The criteria considered in the essay is the author’s ability to present a meaningful answer that speaks directly to the essay question and provides insightful facts to support their claims.The 500-800 word essay for the Spring 2014 College Student Scholarship (deadline April 30th 2014) will ask the student to address the following:  Please describe your passion to succeed in life and how education will help you achieve your goals. Please give several detailed examples. 

Deadline:

April 30 and October 31 of every year

New! InsuranceProviders.com

Description:

InsuranceProviders.com is offering a Look Twice, Save a Life $1000.00 scholarship to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education in the upcoming school year. Student must have a valid driver's license.

Criteria:

Applicants must create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving. Once you have completed this, fill out the online application and submit your video, artwork, or creative element in the final step of the application.

Deadline:

Dec. 1, 2014

New! Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Single Mother Scholarship

Description:

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is offering two $1000 scholarships to single mothers who are going back to school. One will be awarded to a single mother in an undergraduate program or community college and one to a single mother enrolled in an accredited law school.

Criteria:

To apply, write a 500 word essay on the advantages of going back to school while caring for your children as a mother. How do you believe motherhood has helped prepare you for the challenges that you will face as a student? Examples may include the ability to succeed in time management skills, ability to listen carefully to others and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. Craft your essay and explain your answer. Essays will be published on the RIL website and social media. The top 5 essays will be posted on social media.  The two that receive the most support will be awarded. Scholarship applicants must fulfill the following criteria:  enrollment in an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S.; must be a mother who is attending school; and maintain a cumulative GPA of a minimum of 3.0 (unofficial transcript allowed as proof of GPA).

Deadline:

Dec. 5, 2014

New! SatelliteInternet.net

Description:

SatelliteInternet.net is offering a $1000 scholarship.

Criteria:

In 600-800 words, write an essay in response to the following prompt: "Satellite Internet helps more people access the Web. Suppose everyone could have access to the Internet. What do you feel is possible with Internet everywhere?" Submit your link to your blog. If you do not have a blog, you will need to create on in order to participate in the Scholarship Competition. All essays will be evaluated by the SatelliteInternet.net team.

Deadline:

5 pm on Dec. 15, 2014

New! Mhelpdesk

Description:

Mhelpdesk, a field service management software solution, is offering a $1500 scholarship.

Criteria:

Create a 60-second video commercial for Mhelpdesk. Your commercial should be directed at businesses who could use Mhelpdesk software, and should be entertaining, funny or otherwise interesting. Upload the video to YouTube and include a link through Facebook or Twitter. The contest is open only to citizens and legal residents of the United States over the age of 13. Entrants must be enrolled as a high school senior, or a student enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate college program. Mhelpdesk will affirmatively verify the eligibility of the winning entrant, and he or she will have to sign an affidavit confirming eligibility. You must include contact information with your submission. The winner will be required to submit a W-9 form, and will be sent a 1099 form for tax purposes.

Deadline:

Dec. 15, 2014

New! EmergencyLights.net

Description:

EmergencyLights.net is offering  a writing scholarship of $1000.

Criteria:

EmergencyLights.net is looking for new ideas for their blog. Create a video entry about solving the U.S. Skilled Labor Crisis and write a 500 word essay explaining your arguments. Submit both through their website and link your video entry through Facebook or Twitter. Gather likes, views and shares. The judges will choose a winner based on who has created the best entry and generated the most buzz around their topic, as determined by the judges. The contest is open only to citizens and legal residents of the United States over the age of 13. Entrants must be enrolled as a high school senior, or a student enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate college program.

Deadline:

Dec. 15, 2014

New! BrokerFish

Description:

BrokerFish is offering a $1000 scholarship to help a student realize the potentially life-changing impact that studying can have both personally and professionally.

Criteria:

Qualifications:  full-time students of any nationality who are pursuing a "degree," "diploma" or equivalent program by an accredited institution of higher education; if graduating secondary/high school, you must have been accepted into an accredited institution of higher education. Employees of academic institutions and family members are not eligible. Write a 500-word essay entitled: The Importance of International Health Insurance for Expatriates and include a photograph that captures the thrust of your essay. The essay should focus on why international health insurance is so important for people when studying, working or retired away from their home country. You will need to provide proof of admission/enrollment in your accredited institution of higher education.

Deadline:

Dec. 21, 2014

New! ACLS Recertification Healthcare Training Scholarship Plan

Description:

 ACLS Medical Training is offering a $1000 unrestricted scholarship. There are also two runners-up that will receive one complimentary pass to the ACLS Medical Training certification program of their choice (BLS, ACLS, or PALS) valued at $275.

Criteria:

Applicants must write an essay of 500 - 1000 words about providing emergency medical care. Entries with typos or grammatical errors will not be considered. High school seniors or college students are eligible to apply. Preference to those currently enrolled in a nationally accredited nursing school, medical school, pharmacy school, dental school, respiratory therapy program, paramedic program, or emergency medical technician program.

Deadline:

11:59 on Dec. 31, 2014 EST

New! Dietspotlight.com

Description:

Dietspotlight.com is offering one $3000 scholarship and three $1000 scholarships based on the quality of a submitted essay.

Criteria:

Applicants must write a 900-1500 word essay discussing the relationship between body weight and self-esteem and how reaching a healthy body weight might improve a person's self-esteem. Essays might address issues of real versus perceived notions of "ideal body weight," how media/celebrity images create idealized perceptions of body-image, and how a person might address those issues in the pursuit of improved self-esteem through the achievement of fitness goals. The scholarship program was created in hopes that it may encourage students in various health fields to work toward a future in which obesity and it's related problems can be controlled.

Deadline:

Dec. 31, 2014

New! Paymaster.co

Description:

Paymaster.co is offering several scholarships with deadlines ranging from Mar. 1, 2015 - Oct. 15, 2015.  They include the Structured Settlement, College Networking, Single Mothers Success and LGBTQ Scholarships.

Criteria:

Each scholarship requires an essay (topics listed on the website). By applying for any of the scholarships, you agree to provide co-authorship rights to your response and you agree to allow posting of your biographical information. The winning responses will be published as a resource for other students to utilize. Paymaster.co may use your response to create a derivative work, such as an article or video. Your bio will be posted to provide transparency. Government identification that you are at least 18 years of age is required. Enrollment and GPA requirements are different based on the scholarship. Submissions deemed plagiarized will not be considered.

Deadline:

Mar. 1 - Oct. 15, 2015