Career and College Information
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity by providing information about college readiness, college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT® and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®).
Financial Aid Information
Financial Aid is money to help pay for college or career school. There are four main ways to look for money to help pay for your post-secondary education: Federal Aid, State Aid, Institutional Aid (from the college or career school), and Scholarships.
IRSC Stars – The Indian River State College Foundation awards more than $1.9 Million annually to deserving IRSC students.
Discover colleges and earn scholarships for academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school.
These bite-sized scholarships are called “Micro-Scholarships”. When students add achievements to their Portfolio on Raise.me, they could be eligible to earn Micro-Scholarships towards partner colleges. These achievements can include good grades, participating in clubs, playing on a sports team, volunteering, or even starting a club. They can include AP or IB courses, honors classes, and college-level courses, too.
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|Name||Organization||Category||Description||How to apply||Deadline||Amount|
|The Future is Now: Your Voice, Your Vote||DoSomething||Ages 13-25||The Future is Now: Your Voice, Your Vote | DoSomething.org||October 14, 2022||$500|
|Heisman High School Scholarship||Wendy's||Seniors; Athlete||The scholarship recognizes and rewards both male and female high school athletes who are community-minded and driven to use their exceptional talents for the benefit of all||Heisman High School Scholarship (heismanscholarship.com)||October 18, 2022||$1K, $2K, $10K|
|Golden Doors Scholars||Golden Doors Scholars||DACA, TPS, or Undocumented students||GDS believe immigration status should not determine opportunity. Tenacity & hardwork should. The scholarship program offers financial aid as well as career readiness support, mentorship, and a diverse community.||Apply-now — Scholarship for Undocumented Students - Golden Door Scholars||October 23, 2022||Four Year tuition at GDS Partner School|
|Coca-Cola||Coca-Cola Scholarships Scholar Program||Seniors||Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Min. 3.0 GPA||https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/||October 31, 2022||$20,000|
|George W. Jenkins Scholarship||University of Miami||Seniors||Participation in school or community activities, a strong work ethic, and a history of overcoming significant adversity will be considered. 3.75 unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale||www.miami.edu/jenkins||11/1/2022 Nominations Due; 11/7/2022 Essays Due; 11/15/2022 FAFSA & CSS Profile due||Full Tuition (for 4 years)|
|Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards||Hispanic Heritage Foundation||Seniors; unweighted 3.0 GPA; Be of hispanic heritage (including Brazil, Spain, & Phillipines); US Citizen NOT required||the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Engineering, Green Sustainability, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Public Service & Social Justice, and Technology.||Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards - Welcome||November 13, 2022||up to $4K|
|Most Valuable Student Scholarship||Elks National Foundation||Seniors||Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.||https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm||November 14, 2022||$4K-$50K over 4 years|
|The Cooke College Scholarship||Jack Kent Cooke Foundation||Seniors||Unweighted 3.5 GPA, Selected based on academic ability and achievement, leadership, perserverence, and unmet financial need||via Common App/ info at www.jkcf.org||November 17, 2022||up to $55K per year|
|AvaCare Medical Scholarship||AvaCare Medical||Semior, 3.0 GPA, US Citizen or have an alien reg. card||This scholarship is awarded annually to one submission that tells about an inspiring act of kindness. Must be pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, dentistry, health law||AvaCare Medical Scholarship | AvaCare Medical||December 15, 2022||September 26, 1902|
|Burger King Scholars||Burger King Foundation||Seniors||https://www.burgerkingfoundation.org/programs/burger-king-sm-scholars||December 15, 2022|
|Equitable Excellence Scholarship||Equitable Foundation||Seniors; US Citizens or Legal Residents||Financial need is a MUST for this scholarship. Students will be selected based on academic record, work experience, an essay, leadership in community events, and unusual personal/family circumstances||Equitable Excellence℠ Scholarship Program (scholarsapply.org)||December 16, 2022||$2,500 to $20,000|
|Sleep Family Scholarship||Sleep Family||Seniors; 2.5 GPA; must have a medically recognized physical or mental disability||Our hope is that by removing certain financial obstacles, students with disabilities can focus more on school and the college experience rather than thinking about how they will cover costs to make ends meet||https://sleepfamily.org/scholarship/||December 31, 2022||February 8, 1904|
|Florida Eastern Star Grant Program||The Grand Chapter of Florida Order of the Eastern Star||Seniors||While GPA is, of course, important, the primary focus of the grant program is a student's desire for a career or vocation and a need for these funds.||Download application from the Florida Eastern Star Grant Program folder under the 2022-2023 files||January 1, 2023||Varies|
|GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program||Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation||Seniors||Rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.||https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program||January 5, 2023||$10K/year;up to $40,000|
|Ron Brown Scholarship||Ron Brown Scholarship Program||Seniors, Black/African American, US Citizen or Permanent Resident||Advancing higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. Looking for the most talented economically-challenged seniors who demonstrate an interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship, and global citizenship. Must intend to attend an accredited four-year college or university.||Ron Brown Scholarship - Ron Brown Scholar Program||January 9, 2023||$10K/year;up to $40,000|
|Jackie Robinson Foundation Sholarship||Jackie Robinson Foundation||Graduating, minority senior; US Citizen, financial need||The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of students who aspire to attend college but to guide them through the process of higher education.||https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/||January 11, 2023||Varies|
|MPOWER Global Citizen Scholarship||MPOWER Financing||Qualifications for all scholarships include strong academic programs, community service, and recommendations.||Global Citizen Scholarship - MPOWER Financing||January 15, 2023||$2K-$10K|
|Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship||APIA Scholars Program||Seniors, US Citizen, National, or Legal Permanent Resident; 2.7 GPA; Must complete FAFSA||Students of Asian or Pacific Islander heritage of financial need and the first in their family to attend college.||APIA Scholars 2023-2024 Scholarship Application (mykaleidoscope.com)||January 19, 2023||$2500-$20,000|
|FREF Scholarship||Florida Retired Educators Foundation||Seniors||The Florida Retired Educators Foundation (FREF) has established a fund to assist the many young people who are interested in teaching, but unable to fulfill this goal without financial assistance. Unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher Minimum test scores –SAT - 1000 or ACT – 22 Must attend an accredited Florida college/university Must teach in Florida, following graduation. A copy of the OFFICIAL FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL TEACHING CERTIFICATE must be sent to the State FREA Office. The scholarship requires recipients to teach in the State of Florida for one year for every year the scholarship was awarded. If not, they must repay any scholarship monies received.||https://www.frea.org/scholarships/||January 20 ,2023 Application Due; January 31, 2023 Supplemental Docs due||$1,000 per year;up to 4 years|
|Various||IRSC Foundation||Seniors||Via IRSC Workday or see School Counselor for How to Apply Flyer or View How to Apply Flyer under the 2023-2023 files||January 31, 2023||Various|
|Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship||LPGA Foundation||Seniors, Female, Minority Background, Playing golf at collegiate level||The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship - LPGA Foundation (smapply.io)||January 31 ,2023||$5K|
|Michelle Obama Award for Memoir plus 3 others||Penguin Random House||Seniors at a public high school||This signature program continues to empower and celebrate hundreds of young writers each year and underscores our unwavering commitment to identifying and nurturing new literary talent. Submit one original literary composition in English in one of the following genres of poetry, spoken word, fiction/drama or personal essay/memoir.||Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards (scholarsapply.org)||February 1, 2023 (or when 1000 applications received)||$10K|
|Arts for Life! Scholarship||Arts for Life!||Seniors||High school seniors who demonstrate academic and artistic excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or the visual arts.||Arts For Life Award||February 6, 2023||$1,000|
|McDonald's HACER National Scholarship||McDonalds||Seniors; One parent of Hispanic heritage||The scholarship recipients are selected based on: academic achievement, financial need, community involvement, & personali qualities and stengths as portrayed in a personal interview||https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html||February 6, 2023||$25,000|
|Jimmy Rane Scholarships||Jimmy Rane Foundation||Seniors; 3.0 GPA; US Citizen/permanent resident||High school seniors with demonstrated financial need who exhibit academic excellence leadership skills and community involvement.||About | Jimmy Rane Foundation||2/6/2023/Recommendation Deadline 2/13/2023||$500-$5,000/year; renewable|
|ACB Scholarship Program||American Council of the Blind||Seniors, 3.0GPA, legally blind||This program awards students with scholarships to help with post-secondary education financial needs such as tuition, fees, room and board and other additional costs associated with assistive technology.||ACB Scholarship Program | American Council of the Blind||February 14, 2023||$2000-$7500|
|John E. Donahue, P.E., Walter B. England III, P.E., and Ray H. White, Jr., P.E. Memorial Scholarships||Florida Engineering Society||Seniors, 3.0GPA (on 4.0 scale), Interested in pursuing engineering as a major/career||Download application from the Florida Engineering Society folder under the 2022-2023 files||February 15, 2023||$1,000|
|Heroes' Legacy Scholarship||Fisher House Foundation||Seniors; 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale), had a parent who was active duty on or after September 11, 2001 (and passed away, became disabled, or received total and permament compensation rating of 100% from the Dept. of Defense)||The Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships program honors not only those who have fallen in battle, but all who have died or have become disabled through their active military service since September 11, 2001||Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship - Fisher House Foundation||February 15, 2023||$2,000|
|Scholarships for Military Children||Fisher House Foundation||Seniors; 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale); must have Uniformed Services Identification (USID) card, student's parent must be active duty, reserve/guard, deceased, or retired from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Space Force||The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community.||Scholarships for Military Children - Fisher House Foundation||February 15, 2023||$2,000|
|The Vegetarian Resource Scholarship||The Vegetarian Resource Group||Seniors||Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.||College Scholarship Information (vrg.org)||February 20, 2023||1 @ $10K and 2 @ $5K|
|Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship||P.L.A.Y (Pet Lifestyle And You)||Seniors||We know there are plenty of young minds out there that are equally passionate about helping animals in need, so in an effort to encourage them and promote this cause P.L.A.Y. will be awarding our seventh annual $1,500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior (2022-2023) who best exemplifies our core beliefs.||The 2022 Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship by P.L.A.Y. (petplay.com)||February 27. 2023||$200-$1,500|
|TheDream.US National Scholarship||TheDream.US||Seniors; 2.5 GPA; undocumented immigrant students with or without DACA or TPS who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and before Nov. 1, 2017.||We think of our National Scholarship as the “Pell Grant” for highly motivated undocumented students with significant, unmet financial need. While we consider your GPA, we place great emphasis on your demonstrated commitment to community service and your ability to overcome the barriers and challenges that undocumented students face each and every day.||National Scholarship - TheDream.Us||February 28, 2023||up to $16,500 for an associate’s or up to $33,000 for a bachelor’s degree at one of our National Partner Colleges|
|TCCS Scholarship||Treasure Coast Community Singers||Seniors; Music Education majors||Download application from the Treasure Coast Community Singers folder under the 2022-2023 files||March 1, 2023 (available November 1, 2022)|
|The Brown Hudner Scholarship Foundation||Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation||Seniors; child of an active duty, reserve, honorably discharged, or fallen US Navy Sailor; 2.0 GPA, planning to pursue a degree in STEM or Health Science; family adjusted gross income of $112,000 or less||https://www.brownhudner.org/apply/||March 1, 2023||Average award amount $3,800|
|General Scholarship||The American Legion Department of Florida||Seniors, direct descendant of a veteran (w/ American Legion affiliation)||The American Legion, Department of Florida offers many scholarship opportunities for High School Students, which are focused on Veteran and Military influences.||See School Counselor for application||March 1, 2023||$500-$2,500|
|American Chemical Society Scholars Program||American Chemical Society||Seniors; Historically underrepresented groups||https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars.html||March 1, 2023||$1K-$5K/year|
|Life Lessons Scholarship||Life Happens||Seniors; Experienced the death of a parent/legal guardian||A college education is already a major financial challenge for most American families, but it becomes infinitely more difficult for a student when a parent dies, leaving little or no life insurance.Recognizing the character and perseverance that so many young people show in the face of such adversity, Life Happens sponsors the annual Life Lessons Scholarship Program for college students and college-bound high school seniors.||Life Lessons Scholarship Program – Life Happens||March 1, 2023|
|Community Impact Scholarship||The Law Office of Jerry D. Andrews, P.C.||Seniors. 3.5 GPA, US Citizen/Permanent Resident, Be at least 18 years old||Attorney Andrews’ experience as a personal injury lawyer has granted him a unique perspective on the importance of community. We need our communities today more than ever, and Attorney Andrews is taking this opportunity to recognize students who have sacrificed their time and energy to give back to their communities through acts of service.||Community Impact Scholarship | Jerry D. Andrews, P.C. Scholarship (dfwinjurylawyer.com)||March 2, 2023||$2,500|
|General Scholarship||Amercian Legion Auxilary Post 318||Seniors; Female||Selection will be based on letters of reference, current classes, one short essay, one long essay "What a Veteran Means to Me", and your college/career plans.||Download application from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 318 folder under 2022-2023 files OR See School Counselor||March 7, 2023||$1,000 (5 winners)|
|Links Scholarship||Treasure Coast Chapter of The Links||Seniors; 3.0 unweighted GPA, financial need||The awards are intended to provide recognition and financial support for qualified students in St. Lucie, Indian River, and Martin Counties||See School Counselor for application||March 15, 2023||$1,000|
|Sons of Italy: Port St. Lucie Chapter Scholarship||Sons of Italy/Local Chapter||Seniors; Italian descent||This scholarship is designed to benefit worthy students of Italian descent that display academic excellence, leadership qualities and a financial need. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, financial need and participation in school and community programs.||See School Counselor for application||March 15, 2023||$1500/year; up to 2 years|
|The Florida Foundation Scholarship||Grand Lodge of Florida Order Sons of Italy in America||Seniors; Italian descent||This scholarship is designed to benefit worthy students of Italian descent that display academic excellence, leadership qualities and a financial need. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, financial need and participation in school and community programs.||osiaflorida.org/scholarsips or See School Counselor for application||March 15, 2023||$2,000|
|State Scholarship and National Scholarship||Horatio Alger Association||Juniors; Adjusted Family Gross Income of $55,000 or lower; 2.0 GPA or higher||the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.||State Scholarships – Horatio Alger Association Students||March 15, 2023||$10,000 (state) or $25,000 (national)|
|Various||St Lucie Education Foundation||Seniors; additional requirements vary based on scholarship||St. Lucie Education Foundation, Inc. - Scholarships (educationfoundationstlucie.org)||March 21, 2023||Varies|
|Education Scholarship Program||Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary||Seniors; 2.5 GPA,||Download application from the DAV Auxiliary folder under the 2022-2023 folder (must be mailed or emailed to email@example.com)||March 24, 2023||$750-$2,500|
|Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship||The National Children's Cancer Society||Seniors; A childhood cancer survivor under the age of 25 and diagnosed before the age of 18; US Citizen||Over $2 million has been awarded to 227 childhood cancer survivors to help them fulfill their future dreams.||Download application from their site: https://www.thenccs.org/scholarship/ or download application from the Beyond the Cure folder under the 2022-2023 folder||March 31, 2023||$5,000|
|Mesothelioma.Com Scholarship||Mesothelioma.Com||Seniors; US Citizen; 3.2 GPA; Someone impacted by cancer (self or family member)||We know how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be. Through our work with mesothelioma patients and their loved ones, we recognize the mental, emotional and financial strain this disease can cause.||Mesothelioma.com Scholarship | For Those Affected by Cancer||March 31, 2023||$4,000|
|Dominica-America Scholarship||DASCI||graduating senior in a public High School in Port St. Lucie or the St. Lucie County area, who is African American or of non-Hispanic Caribbean descent||Download application from the DASCI folder under the 2022-2023 folder (must be mailed in: Dominica-America Scholarship & Culture, Inc. (DASCI) PO Box 360246, Melbourne, FL 32936)||April 30, 2023||$1,000|
|The Spanish American Club, Inc Scholarship||The Spanish American Club, Inc||Seniors; One parent of Hispanic heritage||See School Counselor for application||May 1, 2023||$500 & $1000|
|American Muslim Alliance of Florida Scholarship||AMAF, Inc.||Seniors; 3.0 GPA; Open to ALL faiths and races||Download application from the American Muslim Alliance of FL folder under the 2022-2023 folder (or see your school counselor)||May 8, 2023||$500 & $1000|
|The Spirit of Dru Scholarship||Dru Project||Seniors||Scholarships are given to students who truly exemplify Drew's spirit and desire for unity, inclusion, and love.||thedruproject.org/scholarship||May 15, 2023 (available March 15, 2023)||$5,000|
|Actuarial Diversity Scholarship||The Actuarial Foundation||Seniors; at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups (Black/African American, Latinx, Native North American, or Pacific Islander); min. ACT Math score of 28 OR min. SAT Math score of 620; intent on pursuing actuarial career||The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students. The scholarship award recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession.||Actuarial Diversity Scholarship - The Actuarial Foundation||June 1, 2023||$1,000|
|Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarship||Baron & Budd Attorneys||Senior||Mesothelioma cancers, as well as other terminal cancers, have an impact well beyond the victim alone. How has receiving a cancer diagnosis for you or your loved one impacted your life? How did it impact you while your loved one was fighting their illness? What hardships did you or your family experience? How will this scholarship help you to reach your academic goals?||Baron & Budd - Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarships (baronandbudd.com)||July 12, 2023||$2,500|
|Spirit of Giving Scholarship||Wine Country Gift Baskets||Seniors||The Wine Country Gift Baskets Spirit of Giving Scholarship is our way of encouraging acts of kindness, service and giving so they remain an important part of our future.||Spirit of Giving Scholarship | Wine Country Gift Baskets||July 31, 2023||$1,000|
|Education Foundation Scholarship Guide||St. Lucie County Education Foundation||Seniors||The St. Lucie County Education Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to senior students graduating from St. Lucie County public high schools.||https://slcscholarships.awardspring.com/||TBA||Various|
Federal Student Aid plays a central and essential role in supporting postsecondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families. FASFA partners with postsecondary schools, financial institutions and others to deliver services that help students and families who are paying for college.
Each year, the FAFSA opens October 1st for seniors to complete at: https://fafsa.gov/
- All seniors are to complete the 2022-2023 application if they are attending a university, college, technical college, or enlisting in the military.
- If you are planning on starting in the summer you will also complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA application
- All seniors need to complete the FAFSA during the fall of their senior year.
- Some colleges have priority FAFSA deadlines-Submit your FAFSA in October to try and earn the most money possible for college!
- Many colleges will not consider you for merit aid unless you complete the FAFSA! Apply even if you don’t think you will qualify!
The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) State Programs, within the Florida Department of Education, administers a variety of post-secondary educational state-funded grants and scholarships, and provides information to students, parents, and high school and postsecondary professionals.
The FFAA (Florida Financial Aid Application) is a free application that could help seniors qualify for state grants and scholarships and also includes the Bright Futures Scholarship.
- Application opens October 1st for the Class of 2022
- Seniors will submit the application in the fall but have until graduation to meet all requirements.
Institutional aid, unlike federal or state aid, is money from your college or university. It is often available to incoming students (seniors) as well as current students at the college.
The first step to applying for institutional aid is completing the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Many colleges and universities use this form to determine what need-based aid, grants, loans, or scholarships they may offer a student.
Check the financial aid websites of the colleges/universities you are applying to for information regarding priority deadlines and additional scholarship applications.
IRSC Financial Aid Website: https://irsc.edu/financial-aid/index.html
IRSC Foundation Website: IRSC Foundation – Scholarships