College Scholarship Opportunities

The Charles M. Rowson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship | Orlando Runners Club

The Charles M. Rowson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established in 1983 by the Orlando Runners Club in memory one of their members, Chuck Rowson, who died unexpectedly at age 29. The ORC has provided scholarships each year since to local high school athletes, most recently providing a $1,500 scholarship to up to four students, for a total of $6,000. The winners are selected by the Club based on their academic achievements, athletic abilities, school and community involvement and financial need. Scholarships are presented each year at a Club event. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors in Orange, Osceola, or Seminole, counties who have competed in cross country, track, or both. A completed scholarship application and letters of recommendation must be received by the ORC by April 16, 2019. Funds for the scholarship program are made possible in part through the volunteer efforts of our club members and their families at the annual IOA Corporate 5k event in Orlando. The ORC respectfully requests that all scholarship recipients and/or their families volunteer with the ORC at this event the year after their award.

Please download and complete the application available at (or find at )

Submit your application and the required documents by mail to the Orlando Runners Club, PO Box 1134, Orlando, FL 32802, or scan and email to  Applications must be received by April 16, 2019.

2019 SECO Energy Youth Scholarship Program

Up to twelve $3000 Scholarships are awarded to individuals who rank highest and meet the following criteria:
      *High School Seniors who will graduate in May or June
      * Students will enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or tech school located in Florida
      *Students who reside at a home served by SECO Energy
      * Applications must be completed and received no later than March 29, 2019
Paper applications may be picked up at the Circle Christian School office Monday through Friday during office hours. 

The FASFA Process | Student Financial Aid

Each October, the FAFSA is available for the next school year. It’s important to fill it out as soon as possible to meet school and state financial aid deadlines.

The federal government provides more than $150 billion in financial aid (grants, work-study, and loans) for college or career school. To apply for this aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Also, state governments and many colleges and career schools use your FAFSA information to award you their aid.

Some schools won’t consider you for merit scholarships (scholarships based on academic achievement or other talents or skills) until you’ve submitted a FAFSA, so complete one even if you think you won’t qualify for federal aid. See graphic for more details. 


2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Applications are now open for the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, honoring students in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their community through volunteer service. Apply at before the November 6, 2018 application deadline. In each state the top middle level and high school youth volunteer will be named State Honorees and will receive an award of $1000., an engraved silver medallion, and al all-expense paid trip, with a parent or guardian to Washington D.C. in May.

Calling all Artists, musicians, writers, performers, filmmakers, leaders, dreamers...

 If you are a visual literary, design or performing artist between the ages of 15 and 18 in Grades 10-12 you could:  WIN A CASH AWARD OF UP TO $10,000, take master classes with accomplished artists, become a U.S. presidential scholar in the Arts, and receive a lifetime of professional support. Apply to YOUNGARTS.ORG/COMPETITION. Do you have further questions? Go to

Holocaust Reflection Contest

Sponsored by the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, Inc., and Hosted by Nova Southeastern University. The testimonials of Holocaust survivors are rich with lessons and inspiration. The contest asks Middle and high school students to select a quotation or survivor’s story that inspires you and submit
your reflection in any of the three categories:  essay or poem, art piece, or short film.
Limit one submission per category.

Submissions accepted online: December 3, 2018 – January 21, 2019
You can win up to $1,000.00.- Up to 12 winning prizes will be awarded.

Contest Website:

Arts for Life! Scholarship Opportunity for Florida High School Seniors

Arts for Life! annually awards a one-time $1,000 scholarship to 25 graduating high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or the visual arts. Launched by former First Lady Columba Bush in 1999, the program has awarded scholarships to more than 475 gifted high school seniors.

Application Period: The 2018-19 application period deadline is February 4, 2019. 

Eligibility: High school students who are graduating from a public, private, or virtual school or a home education program in Florida during the current academic year.
To Apply: Visit or download the attached here