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

Hispanic & Latino Scholarships: https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/hispanic-latino-scholarships/

General Scholarship Application click below:

Local Scholarships

Local Scholarships will be posted as they become available.

Please check back often! See below for the most current 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.

AATO AKA Scholarships-Due April 10, 2024

The Alpha Alpha Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from college-bound high school seniors for the following scholarships:

  • Sonja W. Garcia Leadership Award | $1,000
  • HBCU Heritage Award | $1,000
  • Alpha Alpha Theta Omega (AATO) Scholarship | $1,000

The Sonja W. Garcia Leadership Award was established in honor of our chapter’s Organizing President, Sonja W. Garcia, a dedicated 50 year member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. For decades, she has held multiple leadership roles locally, regionally and internationally. Her passion for youth has been demonstrated through her unwavering commitment to higher education, leadership development, community service and youth empowerment.

Students who plan to attend a Historically Black College or University will be considered for the HBCU Heritage Award.

A third recipient will be awarded the AATO Scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a graduating senior from a Northern Hillsborough or Pasco County High School.
  2. Must hold a minimum of 3.0 grade point average.
  3. Must submit a letter of recommendation from your school administrator, counselor, or teacher.
  4. Must submit a 200 – 300 word, typewritten, double-spaced essay on one of these topics:
    1. “If you could explain to a historical figure why you will succeed, who would that be and what would you tell him or her.”
    2. “Social Media brings us together and pulls us apart: do you believe the good outweighs the bad or vice versa? Please explain.”
    3. “Describe an event in which you took a leadership role and what you learned about yourself.”
  5. Must submit a completed scholarship application.
  6. Must submit current, officially sealed transcript.
  7. Must be postmarked by deadline: Monday, April 10, 2024

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF PASCO Scholarship-Due April 12, 2024

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Graduating Seniors, from any Pasco County High School, Charter School, Private School or Home School are eligible if the below criteria are met.

  • Must be a Registered Republican (or Pre-Registered).
  • Minimum Cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Current Senior of any Pasco County, Florida High School.
  • Must attend or plan to an accredited Community College, University, or Vocational School in Florida.

Kathy Steiniger Memorial Scholarship-Due April 15, 2024

This scholarship is for Pasco County high school seniors attending a post-secondary institution in the fall who have made a positive impact on their community through their community service efforts.

4th Annual Hope Scholarship-Due April 19, 2024

Many of you may remember, in 2021, we had the pleasure of meeting a lovely student with plans of attending college following high school graduation. She excelled in school academics, worked full time, was involved in many extracurricular activities, and unfortunately, lost her father unexpectedly. She had plans to continue her education, however, it became more challenging, financially, due to this very unfortunate life event. Since our firm litigates cases involving personal injury and Social Security disability and sees firsthand how a devastating event can affect the family members who are called upon for support of their injured loved ones, we decided to start the Hope Scholarship.

That year and last, the Law Office of Philips & Raaymakers awarded $500 scholarships to students from various local high schools who had faced or were facing adversity or an obstacle in their lives and were overcoming or had overcome that obstacle or adversity. This year, our law office will again offer one $500 scholarship each, to 4 students who also have found themselves facing some type of adversity or obstacle in their life.

Deadline: April 19, 2024
Award Type: Scholarship for high school or undergraduate student
Purpose: To offset the cost of post-secondary education or higher education
GPA Requirement: 3.0+ preferred

Application: https://philipsraaymakerslaw.com/4th-annual-hope-scholarship

ZHS Student Council Scholarship – Due April 19, 2024

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 by 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 19, 2024.

City of Zephyrhills Senior Scholarships-Due April 22, 2024

The City of Zephyrhills is excited to once again offer ZHS Seniors 10 $1,000 scholarships. Scholarships are available for Technical/Vocational Schools, Colleges, and Universities. Please complete the General Scholarship Application and submit to Mrs. Simons on or before Monday, April 22nd, 2024.

Continuing a Legacy Scholarship-Due April 26, 2024

$500 Scholarship

Essay Prompt: In 800 words or less tell us about someone significant in your life that you have lost that impacted you along your journey. How that changed you, your journey through the process and what inspired to keep moving forward toward your future goals.

Future Education Major Scholarship-Due April 26, 2024

$500 Scholarship

Essay Prompt: Describe yourself in terms of strengths, attitudes, skills and past experiences which may help you be successful in school or on the job. What or who inspired you to pursue a career in the education field?

Application:

Sarah Grace VandeBerg Memorial Athletic Scholarship-Due April 26, 2024

Guidelines:

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.

Application Link:

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

All applications and essays must be received by Friday April 26, 2024

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.

● 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.

Women of the Moose Medical Scholarship – Due April 29, 2024

  • 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.

WEST PASCO BAR ASSOCIATION LAW WEEK ESSAY CONTEST-Due April 26, 2024

Voices of Democracy recognizes that in democracies, the people rule. For nearly 250 years, Americans have expressed their political views and wishes by speaking their minds and voting in elections. In 2024, the United States will hold its 60th presidential election, and Americans will address fundamental questions about democracy and the rule of law.
The Voices of Democracy Law Day theme encourages Americans to participate in the 2024 elections by deepening their understanding of the electoral process; discussing issues in honest and civil ways; turning out to vote; and, finally, helping to move the country forward after free and fair elections. In this way, Americans ensure that our government remains responsive to the wishes of the people.

Discussion Topics:

  • The significance of the electoral process in the US, its embodiment of democratic principles, and its role in ensuring government accountability to citizens.
  • The importance of honest and civil discourse in a democratic society, particularly in a presidential election, and how it contributes to a more informed electorate.
  • The impact of voter turnout on the health and effectiveness of democracy, the barriers to voting, and ways to overcome them to ensure higher participation in the 2024 presidential election.
  • The significance of unity and progress after an election and how Americans can come together to support elected leaders and advocate for issues important to them, regardless of the election’s outcome.
  • Law Week Essay Competition/Scholarship
  • 1st Prize – $500
  • 2nd Prize – $250
  • 3rd Prize – $100
  • All essays must be submitted by April 29, 2024
  • Essays should be no more than 1000 words
  • Email your submission, name, contact information, and the school you attend to: wpascobar@gmail.com

Sean Bartell Memorial Scholarship-Due April 29, 2024

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.

DeBartolo Family Foundation Scholarship-Due April 30, 2024

The DeBartolo Family Foundation is dedicated to helping the youth in our community. Every student’s story is different and the Foundation is committed to helping students achieve their dream of attending college.

The DeBartolo Family Foundation scholarship program was created to recognize Tampa Bay area high school graduating seniors who have achieved academic excellence despite obstacles and are dedicated to continuing their education. A one-time scholarship award is given to students prior to the start of their freshman year of college and can be used for any college-related expenses.

To qualify for a DeBartolo Family Foundation scholarship, all applicants must be a current high school senior in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas or Polk Counties and must have plans to continue his/her education at a University, Community College or Technical School starting in summer or fall after your graduation.

CLICK HERE to download our 2024 application.

BadgeWives of Tampa Bay Inc. Scholarship-Due April 30, 2024

The Mission of BadgeWives of Tampa Bay Inc is to promote positive law
enforcement relationships within the community, to seek community support for law enforcement, provide support for law enforcement families in need, and to encourage stronger relationships within families. This scholarship is designed to recognize students who demonstrate a similar passion for public service, and who demonstrate leadership, financial need and a desire to pursue a career in law enforcement or related fields.
Eligibility: Current high school seniors who are pursuing post high school
education in law enforcement or related fields including: criminal justice,
corrections, and forensics. Non high school Applicants enrolled/accepted into a
law enforcement academy are also eligible.

Sepherion Scholarship-Due April 30, 2024

EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Spherion’s franchisee-funded Sandy Mazur Excellence in Leadership scholarship awards funds to outstanding students who wish to further their education with college, technical, or skilled training. This year, we’re giving three deserving students up to $3,000 each! 

The 2024 scholarship application is open. Apply here!

This scholarship honors the contributions of past Spherion president Sandy Mazur and recognizes students who best represent the excellence and passion Sandy displayed during her distinguished 16-year tenure as President of Spherion. 

San Antonio Credit Union Scholarship-Due April 30, 2024

Be The Difference Scholarship

Our vision is “to be the difference that empowers dreams to be realized.”  SACFCU is happy to give back to our communities by awarding $1,500 scholarships to ten of our credit union members, graduating high school and pursuing their college, technical, or trade school education.  We would love to have you apply!

Application:

1. The online scholarship application must be completed and submitted along with the additional required documents by midnight Tuesday, April 30, 2024, to be considered for the scholarship.

2. All information provided will remain confidential. No materials will be returned.

3. Required documents consist of a written essay (Minimum 300 words) based on one of our four essay topics and your high school transcript.

Application Link: https://www.sacfcu.org/scholarships/

Sydney Has A Sister Scholarship – Due April 30th, 2024

  • 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

Crystal Springs Community Association Scholarship-Due May 10, 2024

Must be a High School Senior that lives in Crystal Springs that is headed for college next fall. Must have a Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0. Must submit a copy of Unofficial Transcripts with a short essay on “What An Education Means to Me”

Essay and Transcripts must be mailed by May 10th, 2024 to: Crystal Springs Community Association, PO Box 197 Crystal Springs, FL 33524 or bring it in person to a monthly Association meeting which is held the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm.

Aging Matters Scholarship-Due May 15, 2024

SeniorCare.com continues to bring more awareness to the key issues we face as an aging population. For the 9th consecutive year, we will be awarding an annual college scholarship to an individual that best demonstrates to us why “Aging Matters” to them. A $1500 scholarship will be given annually to a selected college student that currently cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population. Any existing student (or incoming freshman), in good academic standing, at a 2 or 4 year accredited college can apply for this scholarship. The recipient will demonstrate a unique and admirable understanding and desire to show us that “Aging Matters” to them.

All applicants can get more information and apply online at this address:
https://www.seniorcare.com/scholarship/