Scholarships

The more scholarships you apply for, the more likely you are to receive money for your education. I encourage you to apply for all of the scholarships you qualify for to help you on your way to earning a degree with less financial stress.

Scholarship Listings:

Pasco County Schools Scholarship Database: https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/scholarship_database

Scholarship Search Websites:

jlvcollegecounseling.com

https://scholarsapp.com/

www.fastweb.com

scholarships360.org

www.scholarships.com

www.studentscholarships.org

https://www.goingmerry.com/c/aprils-aj4r

General Scholarship Application click below:

General Scholarship Application 21-22

Local Scholarships

PHSC Foundation Scholarships: Various Due Dates

The PHSC Foundation offers more than 220 endowed scholarships and over 50 annual scholarships which are made possible through generous contributions from local private businesses, foundations, civic organizations, and individuals.

Scholarships are awarded by the Financial Aid Office with the assistance of the online scholarship program software that matches the applications with the scholarship criteria designed by the donors. These matches are then provided to the scholarship selection committee, a cross-section of PHSC staff and faculty who make the final decision.

Students may apply online for a Foundation Scholarship. Many scholarships are based on demonstrated financial need as established by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so all students are encouraged to complete the online FAFSA. Complete your FAFSA through the new mobile app which can be downloaded in both the Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).

Sean Bartell Memorial Scholarship – Due April 28, 2022

Sean Bartell passed away from complication of Stevens Johnson Syndrome / Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis during his Junior year at Wesley Chapel High School. Sean was taking AP/Honors classes, and was 5th in his class.  The Sean Bartell Memorial Fund was established to help both students and teachers, in his memory, because the past is already set, but the future is unwritten. Please see https://seanbartell.org/ for more information. All application materials are due to Mrs. Simons on or before the due date.

Sarah Grace VandeBerg Memorial Athletic Scholarship – Due April 29th, 2022

Sarah VandeBerg was a student athlete at Zephyrhills High School playing tennis all four years. She received a tennis scholarship that helped to enable her to continue playing tennis at a Division One level at the University of South Carolina Upstate located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. During her senior year in college a tragic automobile accident occurred which resulted in the death of Sarah, a cross country runner and two soccer players. This memorial scholarship is intended to assist other student athletes in continuing their pursuit of a quality education.

Please use the Sarah Grace VandeBerg Scholarship Application to apply for the scholarship listed below.

  • All applications and essays must be received by Wednesday April 29, 2022
  • Athletic Scholarship: Amount: Awards 3 @ $500
  • Requirements:
  • · Graduating Senior
  • · Lettered in ZHS sports (Tennis, Soccer & Track / Cross Country)
  • · Must have significant documented community service hours (80 hours minimum).
  • · Current 3.5 GPA (un-weighted) or higher
  • · Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor.
  • · Letter of recommendation from a community member.
  • · Must have experience in leadership roles and community outreach.
  • · Essay: How has playing a sport helped you become a better student and a productive citizen of society?
  • · 500 words maximum.
  • · Scholarship award will be forwarded to the recipient’s college.
  • Process:
  • · Scholarship applications shall be submitted to Zephyrhills High School. Applications will be reviewed by Todd and Charla VandeBerg and may involve an interview.

ZHS Student Council Scholarship – Due April 29th, 2022

Student Council is an elected set of voices for the student body that takes the initiative to address issues of concern and organize student events and activities. At Zephyrhills High School, Student Council strives to fulfill these duties on behalf of our student body to make their school and community proud b exhibiting the Bulldog P.R.I.D.E. principles.

This scholarship award recognizes student(s) who have put forth effort and dedication towards fostering a positive school culture through their contributions as a member of Student Council at Zephyrhills High School.

Eligibility Requirements:

Student Council members who have participated for at least two years (Including: Elected officers and representatives) in the program.

Financial Award: $500 to $1,000

To apply please complete the General Scholarship Application and turn into Mrs. Simons by Friday, April 29th, 2022.

Zephyrhills Lion’s Club Scholarship – Due April 29th, 2022

The Lion’s Club of Zephyrhills is sponsoring 5 scholarships for the 2022 Senior class between $500-$1000. All Seniors looking to attend College, University, or Trade/Vocational School should apply. No specific GPA required.

  • Must complete the General Scholarship Application.
  • Short essay required, about 350 words, telling us about you and how this scholarship would assist you in your educational endeavors.
  • Application and Essay must be turned into Mrs. Simons on or before the due date above.
  • Funds will be distributed after successful completion of the first semester of college or trade school.

Rotary Club of Zephyrhills Daybreak – Due April 29th, 2022

  • General Scholarship Application, available on the ZHS College & Career website.
  • Proof of College/University/Trade School Acceptance
  • Recipient must provide proof of enrollment in college, in order to receive funds.
  • 3-$1,000 scholarships available
  • Turn in completed application materials to Mrs. Simons, ZHS Career Specialist, by the deadline.

Beta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi Scholarship – Due April 29th, 2022

Beta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi National Sorority, Inc., is sponsoring a $600 scholarship to two high school seniors from Pasco County High Schools. Please see below for the application.

The completed application should be turned in to Mrs. Simons, no later than Friday, April 29, 2022.

Sydney Has A Sister Scholarship – Due April 30th, 2022

  • Do you qualify for this scholarship?
  • Are you a Senior in high school?
  • Do you have a brother or sister who has been diagnosed with Autism?
  • Do you consider yourself an advocate for your sibling?
  • Can you think of a time where you have been a voice for your sibling?
  • Do you feel you have a message or want to teach others about autism?
  • Have you been directly impacted by your sibling’s disability?
  • We would love for you to apply for this award.  
  • more information at https://www.sydneyhasasister.com/scholarship-application.html

Award amounts are determined by: the content and message of your video submission & the student’s essay.

Up to 15 scholarships will be awarded.
(5) $250
(5) $500 
(5) $1000 

Amounts are subject to change based on strength of application.

Current applicants must be high school seniors planning on continuing their education beyond high school in the Fall following graduation.  The application deadline is April 30th.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, please email: sydneyhasasister@gmail.com

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaQ9GLOwPfjKLl1w0lY86Sh5Lz8wvxHT6QPOHHkBSJYTMHXg/viewform

Zephyrhills Historical Association, Rosemary Trottman Scholarship 2022 – Due April 30th, 2022

The Zephyrhills Historical Association offers the Rosemary Trottman Scholarship to a ZHS Graduate pursuing continuing education in all fields at either community colleges, universities, or trade schools in the State of Florida.  The amount of this year’s scholarship is $1,000.00, one thousand dollars.

Rosemary Wallace Trottman was an educator and author of The History of Zephyrhills, 1821-1921.  Born in 1901, she was a lifelong resident of Zephyrhills.  She graduated from ZHS in 1919, earned degrees from Florida Southern University and Florida State University, and taught school in Pasco County for 40 years.

Scholarship monies are paid to the recipient upon confirmation of enrollment.  The intent is  to assist the student with the various expenses associated with continuing their education.

The application form is the Zephyrhills High School General Scholarship Application 21-22, available on the ZHS Website, downloadable as a .docx Word document.

Letters of reference are optional and should be from educators, work or community service supervisors and/or persons familiar with your skills, talents, or personal character.

Biographical statements should reflect how your home, school, community, or church experiences have influenced your career goals.

 Applications must be submitted by email in .pdf format to:  holtlouie801@gmail.com

             Applications must be submitted prior to April 30, 2022.

Women of the Moose Medical Scholarship – Due April 30, 2022

  • General Scholarship application, available on the ZHS College & Career website.
  • Must be going into the field of Nursing/Medical.
  • Must be already accepted to college.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation.
  • Recipient must provide proof of enrollment in college, in order to receive funds.
  • 2-$1,500 scholarships available
  • Turn in completed application materials to Mrs. Simons, ZHS Career Specialist, by the deadline.

Fettig Family Florida State University Scholarship – Due May 2, 2022

  • Must be accepted to FSU and plan to attend in the Summer or Fall of 2022.
  • General Scholarship Application
  • 500 Word Essay: Summary of intentions at FSU and why you should receive this scholarship.
  • Proof of FSU acceptance
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation

Turn in all application materials to Mrs. Simons on or before May 2, 2022.

Terra Winthrop Community Leadership Scholarship – Due May 8th, 2022

We are deeply honored to announce to our Pride family that we are naming our scholarship after the beloved Terra Winthrop. Many of you knew and cherished her, as we did. Terra was a lifelong resident of Port Richey and settled down in Holiday, with her wife Katina and their four wonderful children. Terra spent her time mentoring and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community in Pasco. She was a community leader and helped make our 2019 Pride Festival and Pageant a spectacular event. This scholarship is awarded to exceptional students from Pasco County. These students dedicate their time and hearts to building a better Pasco and stronger community, just as Terra did. It is with great honor that we announce: the Terra Winthrop Community Leadership Scholarship.

  • All applications must be completed online.  Please follow the link below to begin your application.
  • This scholarship is available to any graduating senior from Pasco County schools who is applying to, at least part-time, in a technical, two- or four-year post-secondary program/institution.
  • Students must complete all parts of the scholarship to be eligible. Students will be asked to include: a 300-500 word essay explaining how your involvement in LGBTQ+ advocacy has impacted you and your community.
  • Students should be able to explain why LGBTQ+ issues and advocacy are important to our democracy and describe their involvement in advocacy and leadership opportunities.
  • The deadline to complete the application is May 8th Scholarship recipient will be announced before the end of the school year.
  • https://www.pascopridefestival.com/scholarship-application

African American Club of Pasco Scholarships – Due May 7th, 2022

AAC Scholarship Application Requirements: (Open to Students of All races)
o Senior in a Pasco County high school or GED recipient seeking a post-secondary education from a local
state college or for admission to a technical school as a full-time student
o Have a 2.5 to 3.5 cumulative grade-point average, and/or a SAT score of 800-1300 or ACT score of 20-28
within one year of application or a Pasco County high school diploma from an accredited educational institution
o Provide documentation of extra-curricular activities and community service
o Be a current resident of Pasco County, Florida
o Statement of financial need describing economic challenges of applicant or official designation of poverty.

Juneteenth Scholarship – Due May 13th, 2022

What an exciting time in your life! Going to college or a vocational school is a life changing event and the 2022 Annual Juneteenth Scholarship Committee along with our partners hope that we can assist you in achieving your educational goals.

Scholarship Criteria:

· African American Students graduating from a High School in Pasco County

· African American Students with a GPA of 2.5 or above

· Write an essay consisting of 500 words explaining what Juneteenth means to you. Please include volunteer hours as well as extracurricular activities, such as clubs or sports. (typed)

· Official transcript showing GPA

· Acceptance letter from an accredited college, university or vocational school

· Reference letter from a teacher, pastor, counselor, or employer. (No family members)

*Application Deadline May 13, 2022

NROTC Scholarship

The NROTC program provides a full tuition scholarship.

In addition, educational fees, uniforms, and a $250 per month tax-free subsistence allowance is paid to students on scholarship while in attendance at the university as a freshman, increasing to:

$300.00 a month for second year

         -$350.00 a month for third year

         -$400.00 a month for fourth year

The students are also given a $750 textbook stipend every year.

The NROTC program also pays for scholarship students’ transportation from home to summer cruise training.

Altogether, a four year period of full scholarship can amount to $180,000