Scholarship Listings

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.

Great 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

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

General Scholarship Application click below:

General Scholarship Application 20-21

Current Available Scholarships

Sarah Grace VandeBerg Memorial Athletic Scholarship-Due May 12th, 2021

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.

  • All applications and essays must be received by Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
  • 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.
  • Application: Sarah Vande Berg Scholarship Application 2021

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 PRIDE Senior Scholarships-Due May 12th, 2021

Sponsored by the City of Zephyrhills

Please use the General Scholarship Application 20-21 to apply for any of the scholarships listed below.

All applications and essays must be turned into Mrs. Simons by May 12th, 2021. Please indicate which Pride Scholarship you are applying for.

Rising Stars Scholarship   Amount: 1 Award @ $1000 & 3 Awards @ $500

Requirements:

  • Graduating Senior
  • Turnaround student
  • Current 2.3 GPA or higher
  • Essay: Tell us about how you have turned around your grades and attitude about school and education. Please explain your plans for higher education after graduation. 500 words maximum.

Arts Scholars Scholarship   Amount: 1 Award @ $1000 & 2 Awards @ $500

Requirements:

  • Graduating Senior
  • Must be involved in Music, Art, Drama, Chorus, or Dance in or outside of ZHS.
  • Current 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Planning to pursue higher education in your “Art” field of study.
  • Essay: Explain your future goals after your Art education and how you plan to get there. 500 words maximum.

Athletic Excellence Scholarship                   Amount: Awards up to $500

Requirements:

  • Graduating Senior
  • Must excel in a sport. All sports included in and outside of ZHS. (Yes, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, etc.)
  • Current 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Essay: Explain future education goals and how dedication to your sport has helped you to be a better all-round student. 500 words maximum.

ZHS Vocational Scholarship                            Amount: 4 Awards @ $500

Requirements:

  • Graduating Senior
  • Current 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Must have had at least 2 years of vocational classes and plan on pursuing a career in their vocation; Agriculture, Nursing, Aviation, Drafting/BCT, Business, Criminal Justice, etc.
  • Recommendation letter from your vocational teacher telling how you have excelled in your vocational classes.
  • Essay: Explain your future educational and career plans in your vocation. 500 words maximum.

PRIDE Leaders Scholarship                                 Amount: 4 Awards @ $500

Requirements:

  • Graduating Senior
  • Must have significant documented community service hours. 50 hours minimum.
  • Current 2.7 GPA or higher
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor.
  • Essay: How do you show your Bulldog PRIDE on campus and in the community through your leadership roles? 500 words maximum.

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).

Brooks Law Group Scholarship-Due May 7th, 2021

At Brooks Law Group, we’ve always been passionate advocates for client rights. As we celebrate over 25 years in business, it seems fitting to reflect on the impact we have had in our community as well. The Brooks team has had a strong philanthropic culture and a heart for the state of Florida. Steve and Beach Brooks grew up in Winter Haven, FL and have a desire to give back to the future generations of Florida students. In an effort to build up our community and the future of Florida, we are proud to announce the biannual Brooks Law Group Scholarship. Application can be accessed at the link below.

https://www.brookslawgroup.com/about-us/community/scholarship/

Two (1st and 2nd place) scholarships will be awarded

Application Deadline: May 7th Awards will be announced by: May 21st

First Place Winner: $1000 Second Place Winner: $250

Alpha Pi Chi National Sorority, Inc. Scholarship-Due May 28, 2021

Beta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi National Sorority, Inc. is sponsoring a $600 scholarship to two deserving high school seniors from the Pasco County High Schools. See below for the application. The completed application should be turned in to Mrs. Simons no later than Friday, May 28, 2021. The winners will not be selected until June.

Merle Allshouse Memorial Scholarship-Due May 30th, 2021

Merle Allshouse was a committed Guardian ad Litem volunteer with a lifelong passion for social justice and a fervent champion of providing accessible learning to all.  Merle passed away in the spring of 2016 and his family wanted to honor his passion for education and service to the Guardian ad Litem Program by creating an educational fund to support youth in care.  This annual scholarship award will be given to one or more youth each year who is pursuing post-secondary education.

Details: 

A minimum of one $1000 scholarship will be awarded each spring/summer for the fall semester. Scholarships are non-renewable and will be awarded only once.  Application and relevant documents can be submitted to iamforthechild@galf6.org or via our online application.

Timeline:

  • Application opens March 1, 2021.  Application deadline is May 30, 2021.
  • In person interviews, if applicable will be held in late May 2021.
  • Awards will be announced by June 1, 2021 with funds available by July 1, 2021.

To qualify you must be a student who: 

  1. Is a graduating senior, a high school graduate or have a GED
  2. Applied and been accepted to an accredited community college or college/university or technical school
  3. Has financial need

Supplemental materials to include with your application:

  1. Copy of high school transcript (attached to online application, emailed to iamforthechild@galf6.org or mailed to Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay 14102 58th St. N Clearwater, FL  33760  Attn: Tawnee Walling)
  2. Essay (attached to the application or in online form)

Lippitt Perseverance Scholarship-Due May 30th, 2021

With determination to succeed, we believe you can achieve your dreams.  Many of our youth have already endured many traumas but are resilient and diligent and with commitment and hard work have achieved what many foster youth do not — graduating high school and/or completing their GED.  The Lippitt Perseverance Scholarship is available to help you continue to further your education.  This scholarship may be applied for during your senior year in high school or if you are currently attending a post-secondary institution. It is also available to those who have aged out and may need additional assistance after attempting education and hitting some hurdles that have caused barriers for completion (e.g. losing PESS benefit or other academic issues).

Details: 

A minimum of one $1500 scholarship will be awarded each spring/summer for the fall semester. Scholarship recipients can re-apply annually after the initial award but funds will not automatically renew and are subject to availability and reasonable progress on your educational plan.  Application and relevant documents can be submitted to iamforthechild@galf6.org or via our online application.

Timeline:

  • Application opens March 1, 2021.  Application deadline is May 30, 2021.
  • In person interviews, if applicable will be held in late May 2021.
  • Awards will be announced by June 1, 2021 with funds available by July 1, 2021.

To qualify you must be a student who: 

  1. Demonstrates qualities of perseverance, the potential for success, and a plan to get there
  2. Is a graduating senior, a high school graduate, has a GED, is a previous recipient or is currently attending an accredited community college, college/university or technical school
  3. Applied to and been accepted by or attending an accredited community college or college/university or technical school
  4. Has a minimum GPA of 2.5
  5. Has financial need

Supplemental materials to include with your application:

  1. Copy of high school transcript or most recent grading period’s progress report if currently attending a post-secondary institution (attached to online application, emailed to iamforthechild@galf6.org or mailed to Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay 14102 58th St. N Clearwater, FL  33760  Attn: Tawnee Walling)
  2. Essay (attached to the application or in online form)
  3. Two references

BigSun Scholarship Deadline-Due June 19th, 2021

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.
Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.