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General Financial Aid: E-F

General Financial Aid: E-F

431 EASTERN STAR-GRAND CHAPTER OF CALIFORNIA

16960 Bastanchury Road, Suite E
Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711
Tel: (714)986-2380
Web Site: http://www.oescal.org/scholarship/Scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to students in California.

Title of Award: Eastern Star Academic Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Annual stipends vary but range from $500 to $1,000 for students in 4-year colleges and universities and from $250 to $500 for students in community colleges and trade schools. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to California residents who are members of the Order of the Eastern Star and 1) graduating high school seniors entering their first year of college or university, 2) students who have started college but need financial aid to continue, and 3) those who have not been able to go directly from high school to college. U.S. citizenship is required. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They may be attending or planning to attend a college, university, community college, or trade school in California, although consideration is given to students applying for out-of-state schools. Along with their application, they must submit brief essays on their educational goals, reasons for choice of schools, reasons for applying for financial aid, and what they understand the Order of Eastern Star to be. Selection is based on scholastic record, financial need, the need for higher education, and character of the applicant. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from the Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Mary Louise Radford, 29 Larkspur Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603-3334, (530) 889-2429, Fax: (530) 889-2313, E-mail: [email protected]

432 ROYAL A. AND MILDRED D. EDDY STUDENT LOAN TRUST FUND

c/o NBD Bank
Trust Department
8585 Broadway, Suite 396
Merrillville, IN 46410
Tel: (219)738-4180

To provide loans to undergraduate and graduate school students who need financial assistance to complete their education.

Title of Award: Royal A. and Mildred D. Eddy Student Loans Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Any amount, up to $4,000, may be loaned. The interest rate charged is 10%. Duration: Recipients must begin repaying on the loan within 2 years. No monthly payments (interest or principal) are required during the first 5 months after graduation; payments after that are on a monthly basis.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply for these loans are undergraduate or graduate school students who are U.S. citizens and have completed at least 2 years of work at an accredited college or university. Loans are granted without regard to race, sex, creed, residence, university major, age, or marital status, as long as a need for the loan exists and applicants are capable of repayment. However, it should be noted that the general policy is to only loan to students who will begin earning money and repaying the loan within 2 years. No collateral is required, but 2 co-signers are necessary (these can be the student's parents). Deadline for Receipt: Applications may be submitted at any time.

433 EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

1701 Directors Boulevard, Suite 920
P.O. Box 149311
Austin, TX 78714-9311
Tel: (512)440-2300
Fax: (512)447-1687
Web Site: http://www.thenationaldeanslist.com/3scholarshipsgrants/scholarshipprogram.aspx

To provide financial assistance to college students who are listed in The National Dean's List.

Title of Award: National Dean's List Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 50 each year. Funds Available: Scholarships are $1,000; payments are issued directly to the financial aid office at the institution the student attends. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to college students who are U.S. citizens and 1) have a GPA of "B+" or better or 2) rank in the upper 10% of their class. Candidates must first be nominated by their dean, honor society advisor, or other college official to have their name appear in The National Dean's List. All students listed in that publication automatically receive an application for these scholarships in the mail. Selection is based on GPA, achievement test scores, leadership qualifications, work experience, evaluation of an essay, and some consideration for financial need. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

434 EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

1701 Directors Boulevard, Suite 920
P.O. Box 149311
Austin, TX 78714-9311
Tel: (512)440-2300
Fax: (512)447-1687
Web Site: http://www.whoswho-highschool.com/3scholarshipsgrants/scholarshipprogram.aspx

To provide financial assistance to high school honor students who are listed in Who's Who Among American High School Students.

Title of Award: Who's Who Among American High School Students Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 127 each year: 1 at $6,000, 10 at $5,000, 20 at $2,500, and 96 at $1,000. Funds Available: Stipends are $6,000, $5,000, $2,500, or $1,000; payments are issued directly to the financial aid office at the institution the student attends. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are U.S. citizens and have been involved in school or community activities. Candidates must first be nominated by a school official, youth activity sponsor, or educational organization to have their name appear in Who's Who Among American High School Students. All students listed in that publication automatically receive an application for these scholarships in the mail. Selection is based on GPA, achievement test scores, leadership qualifications, work experience, evaluation of an essay, and some consideration for financial need. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Applications must be accompanied by a $3.50 processing fee.

435 EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN IN ACCOUNTING

Attn: Foundation Administrator
P.O. Box 1925
Southeastern, PA 19399-1925
Tel: (610)407-9229
Fax: (610)644-3713
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.efwa.org/scholarships.htm

To provide financial support to currently-enrolled women accounting students who are the sole source of support for themselves and their families.

Title of Award: Women in Need Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed 1 additional year if the recipient completes at least 12 hours each semester.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who, either through divorce or death of a spouse, have become the sole source of support for themselves and their family. They must wish to work on a degree in accounting as a means to gainful employment. Women who are single parents as a result of other circumstances are also considered. Applicants should be in their third, fourth, or fifth year of study. Selection is based on aptitude for accounting, commitment to the goal of working on a degree in accounting (including evidence of continued commitment after receiving this award), clear evidence that the candidate has established goals and a plan for achieving those goals, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

436 EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN IN ACCOUNTING

Attn: Foundation Administrator
P.O. Box 1925
Southeastern, PA 19399-1925
Tel: (610)407-9229
Fax: (610)644-3713
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.efwa.org/scholarships.htm

To provide financial support to women who have become the sole support of their family and wish to begin work on an undergraduate accounting degree.

Title of Award: Women in Transition Accounting Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $4,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed 3 additional years if the recipient completes at least 12 hours each semester.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who, either through divorce of death of a spouse, have become the sole source of support for themselves and their family. They must wish to work on a degree in accounting as a means to gainful employment. Women who are single parents as a result of other circumstances are also considered. Applicants should be incoming or current freshmen, or they may be returning to school with sufficient credits to qualify for freshman status. Selection is based on aptitude for accounting, commitment to the goal of working on a degree in accounting (including evidence of continued commitment after receiving this award), clear evidence that the candidate has established goals and a plan for achieving those goals, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 1990, was formerly called the Displaced Homemaker's Scholarship.

437 EGBAR FOUNDATION

Attn: Karen Suclla
15922 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Tel: (562)795-6000
Free: 800-EGBAR-55
Fax: (562)592-1124
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.egbar.org/scholarship1.html

To provide financial assistance for college to high school students who serve as the ambassador for the EGBAR Foundation.

Title of Award: EGBAR Spirit Ambassador Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: After their year of service, ambassadors receive a college scholarship (amount not specified). Duration: The award is presented annually.

Eligibility Requirements: The EGBAR Foundation was established by Sunshine Makers, Inc., manufacturer of the cleaner Simple Green. It operates a program called the EGBAR Clean-Up Challenge to encourage elementary school children to run environmental clean-ups at beaches, parks, and schools. Every year it selects a high school student to serve as its ambassador. The student should embody the essence of the foundation's acronym, "Everything's Gonna Be All Right." Applicants should have shown that, in the face of adversity, whether illness, a family loss, or poverty, they strive for self-improvement and the betterment of the community as a whole. They should also have embraced an appreciation for the environment and its well being.

438 ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Department
2750 North Lake View Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-1889
Tel: (773)755-4732
Fax: (773)755-4729
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/eefgrants.cfm

To provide emergency financial assistance to college students who are children of deceased or disabled members of B.P.O. Elks.

Title of Award: Elks National Foundation Emergency Educational Fund Grants Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount of the assistance depends on the need of the applicant but normally ranges up to $4,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to children of Elks who have died or are totally disabled. Applicants must be unmarried, under 23 years of age, able to demonstrate financial need, and attending a college or university in the United States as a full-time undergraduate student. The student's parent must have been a member in good standing at the time of death or, if disabled, have been a member in good standing before he or she became incapacitated and must continue to be an Elk in good standing when the application for assistance is submitted. Applications must give the B.P.O. Elks Lodge affiliation of the Elk parent. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year for new applications; October of each year for renewal applications.

439 ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Department
2750 North Lake View Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-1889
Tel: (773)755-4732
Fax: (773)755-4729
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm

To provide financial assistance to outstanding high school seniors who can demonstrate financial need and are interested in attending college.

Title of Award: Elks National Foundation "Most Valuable Student" Scholarship Award Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 500 each year: 2 first awards (1 male and 1 female), 2 second awards (1 male and 1 female), 2 third awards (1 male and 1 female), and 494 fourth awards (247 males and 247 females). Funds Available: First place is $15,000 per year; second place is $10,000 per year; third place is $5,000 per year; fourth place is $1,000 per year. More than $2.2 million is distributed through this program each year. Duration: 4 years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to graduating high school students (or the equivalent) who are U.S. citizens and residents within the jurisdiction of the B.P.O. Elks of the U.S.A. Applicants must be planning to work on a 4-year degree on a full-time basis at a college or university within the United States. They must submit an official form furnished by the Elks National Foundation (no photocopies); these are available at local Elks Lodges. Applications must be filed with the scholar-ship chair, Exalted Ruler, or secretary of the Elks Lodge in whose jurisdiction the applicant resides. Applications are reviewed by Lodge and District scholarship committees and then judged by the scholarship committee of the State Elks Association for inclusion in the state's quota of entries in the national competition. On the national level, selection is based on financial need (200 points), leadership (350 points), and scholarship (450 points). Male and female students compete separately. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: In addition to this program, established in 1931, many Elks State Associations and/or Lodges also offer scholarships. Applications must be submitted to an Elks Lodge in your community.

440 ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Department
2750 North Lake View Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-1889
Tel: (773)755-4732
Fax: (773)755-4729
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.elks.org/enf/Scholars/legacy.cfm

To provide financial assistance for college to the children of members of the B.P.O. Elks.

Title of Award: Legacy Awards for the Children of Elks Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 500 each year. Each state and area is eligible to receive a number of awards based on its support of the Elks National Foundation. The actual number of awards a state receives is the lesser of its quota or 25% of the total applicants from that state. Funds Available: The stipends are $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to graduating high school seniors who are the children, stepchildren, grandchildren, and legal wards of Elks and plan to attend a college or university in the United States (or in Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico, or the Philippines for residents of those countries or territories). The Elk parent must have been a member for at least 2 years and must be a paid-up member through the year following the date of application. Applications must be accompanied by SAT or ACT scores, a transcript of high school credits, a biographical questionnaire, and 2 letters of application. Eligible applicants compete against other eligible applicants from their state or area. Selection is based entirely on merit; financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: Applications must be submitted to an Elks lodge in your community.

441 EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF BETHLEHEM

Attn: Archdeacon Rich Cluett
333 Wyandotte Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Tel: (610)691-5655
Free: 800-358-5655 within PA
Web Site: http://www.diobeth.org/Ministries/gressle.html

To provide financial assistance to residents of Pennsylvania who are sons of Episcopal clergy and interested in working on a college degree.

Title of Award: Gressle Fund Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Stipends up to $1,500, depending on need, are available. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed until the recipient reaches the age of 20.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be 1) residents of 1 of the 5 dioceses of Pennsylvania; 2) sons of an Episcopal priest; 3) younger than 20 years of age; and 4) interested in working on a college degree. The clergy parent must live in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and must be canonically resident in 1 of its dioceses. Preference is given to sons of clergy in the diocese of Bethlehem; only when surplus funds are available can scholarships be awarded to sons of clergy in the other 4 Pennsylvania dioceses. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

442 EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF BETHLEHEM

Attn: Archdeacon Rich Cluett
333 Wyandotte Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Tel: (610)691-5655
Free: 800-358-5655 within PA
Web Site: http://www.diobeth.org/Ministries/shannon.html

To provide financial assistance to residents of Pennsylvania who are daughters of Episcopal clergy and interested in working on a college degree.

Title of Award: Shannon Fund Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Stipends up to $1,500, depending on need, are available. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed until the recipient reaches the age of 20.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be 1) residents of 1 of the 5 dioceses of Pennsylvania; 2) daughters of an Episcopal priest; 3) younger than 20 years of age; and 4) interested in working on a college degree. The clergy parent must live in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and must be canonically resident in 1 of its dioceses. Preference is given to daughters of clergy in the diocese of Bethlehem; only when surplus funds are available can scholarships be awarded to daughters of clergy in the other 4 Pennsylvania dioceses. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

443 EPISCOPAL EVANGELICAL EDUCATION SOCIETY

2300 South Ninth Street, Suite 301
Arlington, VA 22204-2351
Tel: (703)521-3264
Fax: (703)521-6758
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://members.aol.com/eeesociety/Grants.html

To provide financial assistance for projects that strengthen the evangelical witness of the Episcopal Church.

Title of Award: Evangelism for the 21st Century Grants Area, Field, or Subject: Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate, Professional, Postdoctoral Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 14 of these grants were awarded. Funds Available: Grants range up to $5,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Episcopal students, faculty, administrators, staff, and families at institutions accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. Applicants must be proposing projects that raise up lay and ordained ministers to bring new evangelical vigor to parish churches; help believers understand and articulate the Christian faith and to live accordingly; foster fresh initiatives and methodologies in evangelism and education; connect the academic world of the seminaries to the work carried out by lay and ordained ministers in other communities; may result in pilot programs or models that others can adopt or adapt; state clearly how funds will be used and how the project's results can be evaluated; and present well-defined goals. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

444 TAYLOR J. ERTEL FOSTER CHILDREN FOUNDATION

2245 Heim Hill Road
Montoursville, PA 17754-9699
Tel: (570)433-3494
Fax: (570)326-1050
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tjefoundation.org

To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to residents of Pennsylvania who have been in foster care.

Title of Award: Taylor J. Ertel Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000 per year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Pennsylvania residents who have been placed in foster care by a child welfare agency. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend a vocational school, college, university, or graduate school in the state. Along with their application, they must submit information on their school activities, educational record, school awards and honors, community activities, employment record, and a budget. Additional Information: This program was established in 1993.

445 EARL L. ESTWICK TRAILBLAZER MEMORIAL FUND

P.O. Box 9213
Paramus, NJ 07653-9213
Tel: (201)343-4554
Fax: (201)343-4554
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.estwickscholarships.com

To provide undergraduate scholarships to college-bound high school seniors from New York and New Jersey who can prove financial need.

Title of Award: Earl L. Estwick, Sr. Trailblazer Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year or more.

Eligibility Requirements: High school seniors from New York and New Jersey are eligible to apply for these scholarships if they can prove financial need, have at least a "B+" GPA, have above-average SAT scores, and have served their community in some capacity. Many of the applicants are the first in their family to attend college. Some of the scholarships are set aside for students who lost parents in the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001. Additional Information: This scholarship was first awarded in 1996. Since then, more than 20 scholarships have been awarded.

446 EVERLY SCHOLARSHIP FUND, INC.

Attn: John R. Lolio, Jr.
Fairway Corporate Center 4300
Haddonfield Road, Suite 311
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Tel: (856)661-2094
Fax: (856)662-0165

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors in New Jersey.

Title of Award: Everly Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Funds Available: Stipends range up to $2,500 per year. Funds are paid to the student in equal installments each semester upon receipt of the term bill and verification of payment (cancelled check or receipt). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed until graduation as long as the recipient maintains full-time enrollment and a GPA of 2.75 or higher the first year and 3.0 or higher in subsequent years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of New Jersey who are graduating from high school in the top 20% of their class. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and strong SAT scores. Along with their application, they must submit 2 essays: 1) the events or people that have shaped their thinking and why; and 2) the career they will be pursuing and how it will contribute to society. Semifinalists are interviewed. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Recipients may attend school in any state as long as it is an accredited institution.

447 EXECUTIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
515 South 700 East, Suite 2A
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Tel: (801)355-2800; 888-EWI-1229
Fax: (801)355-2852
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.executivewomen.org

To provide financial assistance to adults who are interested in pursuing additional education to improve their life status.

Title of Award: Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 12 corporate scholarships are awarded each year. Funds Available: The stipend at the corporate level is $2,500. Individual chapters established their own funding level. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to adult students at transitional points in their lives. Applicants may be single parents, individuals just entering the work force, or displaced workers. The program is conducted by local chapters of Executive Women International (EWI). Chapters that participate establish their own requirements for applicants. From among the pool of applicants for chapter scholarships, high-ranking individuals are selected to receive corporate (national) scholarships. To learn if there is a chapter in your area, contact EWI. Deadline for Receipt: Each participating chapter sets its own application deadline.

448 EXECUTIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
515 South 700 East, Suite 2A
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Tel: (801)355-2800; 888-EWI-1229
Fax: (801)355-2852
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.executivewomen.org

To provide college funding to high school juniors with outstanding business and leadership potential.

Title of Award: Executive Women International Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 6 national winners are selected each year. Funds Available: Stipends are $10,000 for the first-place winner, $6,000 for the second-place winner, $4,000 for the third-place winner, and $2,000 for finalists. These funds are paid to the winners' colleges. Local and district winners also receive scholarships (generally under $2,000). A total of $150,000 is distributed through this program each year. Duration: The scholarship funds are disbursed over a period of no more than 5 years.

Eligibility Requirements: High school juniors attending public, private, and parochial schools located in Executive Women International (EWI) chapter cities are eligible to compete for this scholarship, if they are interested in majoring in business at a 4-year college or university. Because this program targets business students, those planning careers in medicine, law, art, social welfare, political science, or related fields are not eligible to compete. Each high school within the territorial boundaries of a participating EWI chapter may submit the name of 1 junior class student for the local competition. Students are required to submit a notebook (which includes a student application, autobiographical essay, and list of honors and awards) to their EWI chapter. A sponsoring teacher is also required to submit an endorsement, a transcript of the student's grades, and 1 personal reference. Competing students are interviewed by local judges. Winners then submit their notebooks for competition on the district level. Notebooks and videotaped interviews of the 15 district winners are reviewed by the semifinals' judges and 3 winners (plus 2 alternates) are selected as winners. The winners and their sponsoring teachers receive an all-expense paid trip to the EWI annual meeting, where they compete for first-, second-, and third-place awards. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, honors and awards, ability to work well with others, citizenship, leadership qualities, proven dependability and responsibility, communication skills, and extracurricular activities. Deadline for Receipt: Applications must be received by local chapters by the end of March so they can select their winners by mid-April. Districts complete their judging by mid-May. The final judging is completed by mid-July.

449 FAIRMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Attn: Scholarship Committee
3705 Far Hills Avenue
Kettering, OH 45429
Tel: (937)299-3539
Fax: (937)299-5974
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fairmontchurch.org

To provide scholarship/loans to students interested in preparing for the Presbyterian ministry or another church-related vocation.

Title of Award: Fairmont Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000 per year. This is a scholarship/loan program. The loan is repaid at the rate of $500 for each 6 months of service. The interest rate charged on the unpaid balance is 4%. If the recipient fails to enter the ministry or other church-related vocation within 1 year of graduating, the funds must be repaid at that time. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 2 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: Anyone who is interested in preparing for the Presbyterian ministry or another church-related vocation may apply for this scholarship/loan. Applicants may be entering a seminary or currently enrolled. In either case, they must have a professor or faculty advisor provide a confidential statement about their motivations and qualifications for the program. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Additional Information: This program was established in 1955.

450 FAMILY, CAREER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA

Attn: Youth/Program Assistant
1910 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1584
Tel: (703)476-4900
Free: 800-234-4425
Fax: (703)860-2713
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fcclainc.org

To provide financial assistance for college to members of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) who have served as president of their state association.

Title of Award: Raye Virginia Allen State President's Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. The funds are paid directly to the recipient's college or university and are to be used to pay for tuition, room, or board. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to affiliated FCCLA members who have held or are holding the office of president of a state FCCLA association. State presidents who have been elected to a national office are not eligible. Applicants must be in their senior year in high school and have applied to a degree-granting institution leading to an associate's or bachelor's degree (in any field of study). Selection is based on leadership and involvement in FCCLA, academic excellence, and significant volunteer experience. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1987 and is named for the first Texas state president of the Future Homemakers of America, currently known as Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. If the recipient withdraws from college, unused funds must be returned to FCCLA.

451 FAMILY, CAREER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA

Attn: Youth/Program Assistant
1910 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1584
Tel: (703)476-4900
Free: 800-234-4425
Fax: (703)860-2713
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fcclainc.org

To provide financial assistance for college to members of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

Title of Award: FCCLA Who's Who Among American High School Students Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. The funds are paid directly to the recipient's college or university and are to be used to pay for tuition, room, or board. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to FCCLA members who are high school seniors planning to work on an associate or bachelor's degree. Applicants must have taken the ACT or SAT examination. Selection is based on leadership and involvement in FCCLA, other activities and awards, academic excellence, and significant volunteer experience. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Who's Who Among American High School Students, a publication of the Educational Communications Scholarship Foundation. If a recipient withdraws from college, unused funds must be returned to FCCLA.

452 FAMILY CIRCLE CUP

c/o Family Circle Tennis Center
161 Seven Farms Drive
Charleston, SC 29492
Tel: (843)856-7900
Free: 800-677-2293
Web Site: http://www.familycirclecup.com

To provide financial assistance for college to female high school seniors in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Title of Award: L'Oreal/Family Circle Cup "Personal Best" Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year: 1 from each of the eligible states. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women graduating from high schools in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Applicants must be planning to enroll full time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university. They must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and be able to demonstrate that they have made a difference in the lives of others through role modeling, community involvement and services, volunteer experiences, athletics, and extracurricular activities. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1998. Winners and their families are also invited to attend the Family Circle Cup tennis championship on Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina (hotel and travel expenses are covered).

453 ETHEL AND EMERY FAST SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, INC.

12620 Rolling Road
Potomac, MD 20854
Tel: (301)762-1102

To provide financial assistance to qualified Native Americans enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students.

Title of Award: Ethel and Emery Fast Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate, Graduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Funds are paid directly to the recipient's college or university and can only be used to pay for tuition, room, board, and fees. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must 1) be Native Americans enrolled in a federally-recognized tribe, 2) have successfully completed 1 year of their undergraduate or graduate school program, 3) be enrolled in school full time, and 4) be able to demonstrate financial need. To apply, students must submit a completed application. documentation of Native American eligibility, an original transcript, a letter confirming enrollment, a federal income tax return, a statement of financial need, and a personal statement (up to 2 pages) describing educational and career goals. Deadline for Receipt: August of each year for the fall semester; December of each year for the spring semester.

454 FEDERAL EMPLOYEE EDUCATION AND ASSISTANCE FUND

Attn: Scholarship Program
8441 West Bowles Avenue, Suite 200
Littleton, CO 80123-3245
Tel: (303)933-7580
Free: 800-323-4140
Fax: (303)933-7587
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.feea.org/scholarships.shtml

To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to civilian federal and postal employees and their families.

Title of Award: Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate, Professional Number Awarded: Approximately 500 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $300 to $1,500. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible are civilian federal and postal employees with at least 3 years of federal service and their dependent spouses and children; military retirees and active-duty personnel are not eligible. All applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and high school seniors must provide copies of their SAT or ACT scores, although those scores for students already in college are optional. Applicants must be working or planning to work toward a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year postsecondary, graduate, or postgraduate program; employees may be part-time students, but dependents must be full time. Selection is based on academic achievement, community service, a recommendation, and an essay on a topic selected annually. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Funding for these scholarships is provided by donations from federal and postal employees and by a contribution from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Requests for applications must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.

455 FEDERAL EMPLOYEE EDUCATION AND ASSISTANCE FUND

Attn: Scholarship Program
8441 West Bowles Avenue, Suite 200
Littleton, CO 80123-3245
Tel: (303)933-7580
Free: 800-323-4140
Fax: (303)933-7587
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.feea.org/wtc_pentagon/wtc_pentagon.shtml

To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to children and spouses of civilian federal employees killed or injured in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

Title of Award: FEEA/World Trade Center/Pentagon Fund Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Under-graduate Number Awarded: All affected family members will be supported. Funds Available: Full scholarships are available.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to children who lost a civilian federal employee parent in the attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Children whose parent was critically injured are also eligible, as are victims' spouses who were already attending college on September 11. Spouses wishing to return to college are considered on a case-by-case basis.

456 FEDERAL EMPLOYEE EDUCATION AND ASSISTANCE FUND

Attn: Scholarship Program
8441 West Bowles Avenue, Suite 200
Littleton, CO 80123-3245
Tel: (303)933-7580
Free: 800-323-4140
Fax: (303)933-7587
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.feea.org/narfe_scholarship.shtml

To provide financial assistance for college to children and grandchildren of members of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE).

Title of Award: NARFE Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 60 each year: 6 in each of the 10 NARFE regions. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to the children and grandchildren of members of the association. Applicants must be full-time students, enrolled or planning to enroll in a 2-year or 4-year postsecondary accredited undergraduate degree program, with at least a 3.0 GPA. Selection is based on merit only. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 1998, is administered by the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund.

457 FIERI-STATEN ISLAND CHAPTER

Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 60433
Staten Island, NY 10306
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fieri.org/statenisland/scholarship.html

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors of Italian descent who live in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Title of Award: Honorable Mario J. Esposito Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Italian American seniors graduating from high schools in the tri-state area and planning to attend college. Applicants must submit an essay on the significance of Italian culture to them and within their life and why they believe they should be recognized as an outstanding Italian American student. Selection is based on that essay; academic achievement and merit; involvement in community, academic, or social activities; and a letter of recommendation. Applicants may also provide an essay on any financial hardships of their family if they consider those relevant. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year.

458 FIESTA BOWL

Attn: Queen and Court Scholarship Program
120 South Ash Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281
Tel: (480)736-4809
Fax: (480)736-4180
Web Site: http://www.tostitosfiestabowl.com

To provide financial assistance to women enrolled at colleges and universities in Arizona who are selected to preside over the annual Fiesta Bowl Festival.

Title of Award: Fiesta Bowl Queen and Court Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are enrolled full time at an Arizona college or university. Applicants must be between 19 and 23 years of age and may not have been married or have had any children. They must submit an essay of 500 words or less on what they feel to be the essence of volunteerism, the role it plays in their community, and how they will incorporate their experiences into a potential role as a court member within the Fiesta Bowl community. Selection of the Fiesta Bowl Queen, who receives the scholarship, is based on the essay, academic achievement, poise, community involvement, and personality. Deadline for Receipt: September of each year. Additional Information: The queen also attends such community activities as the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Fiesta Bowl National Band Championship, and the VIAD Corp Fiesta Bowl Ball. Those activities take place during weekends in November and December and the days from December 22 through January 2.

459 FINANCE AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Attn: Education Finance Programs
5 Community Drive
P.O. Box 949
Augusta, ME 04332-0949
Tel: (207)623-3263
Free: 800-228-3734
Fax: (207)623-0095
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.famemaine.com

To provide financial assistance to Maine residents who are the first member of their family to attend college.

Title of Award: Iris Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Maine who are high school seniors or full- or part-time college students. Applicants must be first generation college-bound students (neither parent holds an associate degree or higher). They must submit 2 letters of recommendation, a 250-word essay on why they need the scholarship and how they plan to use their education, and documentation of financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

460 FINANCE AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Attn: Education Finance Programs
5 Community Drive
P.O. Box 949
Augusta, ME 04332-0949
Tel: (207)623-3263
Free: 800-228-3734
Fax: (207)623-0095
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.famemaine.com/html/education/fameprogs.html

To provide financial assistance to Maine residents interested in working on a college degree.

Title of Award: Maine State Grant Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Scholar-ships are presented to students who demonstrate the greatest financial need. The award process continues until all available funds have been exhausted. Funds Available: The maximum annual stipend is $1,250 at private schools in Maine, $1,000 at public schools in Maine, $500 at public schools outside of Maine, or $1,000 at private schools outside of Maine. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 4 additional years if the recipient remains a Maine resident and maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply are residents of Maine who have lived in the state for at least 1 year, have graduated from an approved secondary school, can demonstrate financial need, and are enrolled as full-time or part-time students in an approved institution for their first undergraduate degree. Approved schools include all accredited 2- and 4-year colleges, universities, and nursing programs in Maine, as well as regionally accredited 2- and 4-year colleges in states that have a reciprocity agreement with Maine (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, D.C.). Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was formerly known as the Maine Student Incentive Scholarship Program.

461 FINANCE AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Attn: Education Finance Programs
5 Community Drive
P.O. Box 949
Augusta, ME 04332-0949
Tel: (207)623-3263
Free: 800-228-3734
Fax: (207)623-0095
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.famemaine.com/html/education/fameprogs.html

To provide financial assistance for college to children and spouses of deceased law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and emergency medical services personnel in Maine.

Title of Award: Maine Tuition Waiver Program for Children and Spouses of Fire Fighters, Law Enforcement Officers, and Emergency Medical Services Persons Killed in the Line of Duty Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Funds Available: Eligible students receive waivers of tuition and fees. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to children and spouses of fire fighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency medical services personnel who have been killed in the line of duty or died as a result of injuries received during the performance of their duties. Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a branch of the University of Maine system, the Maine Community College System, or the Maine Maritime Academy.

462 FINANCE AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Attn: Education Finance Programs
5 Community Drive
P.O. Box 949
Augusta, ME 04332-0949
Tel: (207)623-3263
Free: 800-228-3734
Fax: (207)623-0095
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.famemaine.com/html/education/fameprogs.html

To provide financial assistance for college to foster children in Maine.

Title of Award: Maine Tuition Waiver Program for Foster Children Under the Custody of the Department of Human Services Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Funds Available: Eligible students receive waivers of tuition and fees. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have been foster children under the custody of the Maine Department of Human Services when they graduate from high school. They must be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a branch of the University of Maine system, the Maine Community College System, or the Maine Maritime Academy.

463 FINANCIAL SERVICE CENTERS OF AMERICA, INC.

25 Main Street
P.O. Box 647
Hackensack, NJ 07602
Tel: (201)487-0412
Fax: (201)487-3954
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fisca.org/scholar.htm

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors from families in areas served by members of Financial Service Centers of America (FISCA).

Title of Award: FISCA Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: At least 10 each year (at least 2 from each of the 5 geographic regions across the nation). Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors who are family members of check cashing customers at FISCA-member locations throughout the country. Students already enrolled in college are not eligible. Applications must be validated by the customer's local check cashing outlet. Along with their application, they must submit a 100-word essay in which they profile a person who has influenced them and explain how that person has made an impact on their life. Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need, leadership skills in school and the community, and the essay. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This national program began in 1999 as an outgrowth of a program sponsored in New York City by the Check Cashers Association of New York in association with Travelers Express. FISCA was formerly known as the National Check Cashers Association. Recipients must attend an accredited college or university.

464 FINANCIAL SERVICE CENTERS OF FLORIDA

P.O. Box 14629
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Tel: (850)222-6000
Fax: (850)222-6002
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fscfl.com

To provide financial assistance for college to disadvantaged high school seniors in Florida.

Title of Award: Financial Service Centers of Florida Disadvantaged Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 10 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Florida who qualify as disadvantaged. Applicants must have been admitted to a Florida college or university as a full-time student. They must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: Funds are issued only if the recipient earns a GPA of 2.0 or higher during the first term in college and 2.5 or higher during the second term.

465 FIRST CATHOLIC SLOVAK LADIES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Director of Fraternal Scholarship Aid
24950 Chagrin Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44122-5634
Tel: (216)464-8015
Free: 800-464-4642
Fax: (216)464-9260
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fcsla.com/scholarship.shtml

To provide financial assistance to college students who are members of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association.

Title of Award: First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association College and Graduate Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 127 each year: 55 for freshmen, 25 for sophomores, 15 for juniors, 15 for seniors, and 17 for full-time graduate students. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,250 for undergraduates or $1,750 for graduate students. Duration: 1 year; recipients may receive only 1 college scholarship, but they may later apply for a graduate scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students at accredited colleges and universities in the United States or Canada. Applicants must have been beneficial members of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association for at least 3 years on a $1,000 legal reserve certificate, a $5,000 term certificate, or an annuity certificate. Along with their application, they must submit an autobiographical essay of approximately 500 words that includes a statement of their goals and objectives. Selection is based on academic standing (50%), financial need (20%), family member-ship in the association (15%), leadership (10%), and extenuating circumstances (5%). Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program includes 2 awards designated as Theresa Sajan Scholarships for Graduate Students.

466 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Attn: Scholarship Fund Program
709 South Boston Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74119-1629
Tel: (918)584-4701
Fax: (918)584-5233
Web Site: http://www.firstchurchtulsa.org/schoprog.html

To provide financial assistance to Presbyterian students interested in preparing for a religion-related career.

Title of Award: Christian Vocation/Wallingford Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate, Master's Number Awarded: Several each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $2,000. Funds are paid directly to the recipient's school. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for this program, students must be communicant members of the Presbyterian Church (USA), be pursuing a Christian vocation field of study at an accredited institution, and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Priority is given first to members of the First Presbyterian Church (in Tulsa), second to applicants in the Presbytery of Eastern Oklahoma, third to applicants in the Synod of the Sun (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas), and fourth to members of the Presbyterian Church at large. Selection is based on academic merit, academic or career intent, church or religious involvement, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1988.

467 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Attn: Scholarship Fund Program
709 South Boston Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74119-1629
Tel: (918)584-4701
Fax: (918)584-5233
Web Site: http://www.firstchurchtulsa.org/schoprog.html

To provide financial assistance to Presbyterian students interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Title of Award: First Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, this program awarded 12 unrestricted scholarships and another 14 scholarships with various restrictions. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $2,000. Funds are paid directly to the recipient's school. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for this program, students must be communicant members of the Presbyterian Church (USA), be working on an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited institution, and have at least a 2.0 GPA. Priority is given first to members of the First Presbyterian Church (in Tulsa), second to applicants in the Presbytery of Eastern Oklahoma, third to applicants in the Synod of the Sun (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas), and fourth to members of the Presbyterian Church at large. Selection is based on academic merit, academic or career intent, church or religious involvement, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1988. It includes the following named funds (each of which includes additional restrictions): the Harry Allen Scholarship Fund, the Mike Chapman Memorial Scholarship, the Ethel Frances Crate Scholarship Fund, the Elsa Everett Scholarship Fund, the Cydna Ann Huffstetler Scholarship Fund, the Virginia Ann Maddox Memorial Scholarship, and the Clarence Warren Scholarship Fund.

468 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Attn: Scholarship Fund Program
709 South Boston Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74119-1629
Tel: (918)584-4701
Fax: (918)584-5233
Web Site: http://www.firstchurchtulsa.org/schoprog.html

To provide financial assistance to Presbyterian students interested in preparing for a career of Christian work.

Title of Award: Ullery Charitable Trust Fund Area, Field, or Subject: Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 12 scholar-ships were awarded from this fund. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $2,000. Funds are paid directly to the recipient's school. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for this program, students must be communicant members of the Presbyterian Church (USA), be preparing for a career in full-time Christian ministry within the denomination, and have at least a 2.0 GPA. Priority is given first to members of the First Presbyterian Church (in Tulsa), second to applicants in the Presbytery of Eastern Oklahoma, third to applicants in the Synod of the Sun (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas), and fourth to members of the Presbyterian Church at large. Selection is based on academic merit, academic or career intent, church or religious involvement, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1972.

469 FLEETWOOD MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

501 South Fielder Road
Arlington, TX 76013
Tel: (817)261-8954
Fax: (817)261-2368
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fleetwoodmemorial.org/middle.html

To provide no-strings-attached grants to injured law enforcement or fire protection personnel in Texas or to the families of deceased personnel.

Title of Award: Fleetwood Memorial Foundation Grants Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate, Professional Number Awarded: Since its inception in 1974, the foundation has provided more than 400 grants to qualified recipients, totaling nearly $1.5 million. Funds Available: These grants, up to $10,000, are designed To provide immediate financial relief to meet unexpected expenses until insurance or more permanent sources of funds can be arranged. Grants may be used to re-educate qualified personnel if they are unable to return to their normal duties after an accident. Educational funds are also available to the dependent children of deceased peace and fire personnel as long as they attend a public educational institution. Duration: These are 1-time grants.

Eligibility Requirements: Open to certified Texas law enforcement or fire protection personnel who have been injured in the performance of their duties or to the families of personnel who were killed in the performance of their duties. For the purposes of this program, "line of duty" does not automatically mean "on duty;" for example, no injuries considered Section V or strains during normal exercise, automobile accidents while going to lunch, etc. are viewed as "line of duty" by this program. Deadline for Receipt: Applications may be submitted at any time.

470 FLINN FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
1802 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1509
Tel: (602)744-6800
Fax: (602)744-6815
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.flinnscholars.org

To provide financial assistance to outstanding students in Arizona who are interested in attending college.

Title of Award: Flinn Scholars Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 20 each year. Funds Available: Flinn Scholars receive full tuition at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona as well as room and board, books, instruments, educational supplies, and an allowance for miscellaneous and personal expenses. A supplemental grant supports a 3-week seminar in Romania and Hungary on democratization issues in central and eastern Europe, plus an additional summer or semester of study-related travel abroad. The total value of the award is more than $40,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years if the recipient maintains a GPA of at least 3.2 and participates in campus and community activities.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have been legal residents of Arizona for at least 2 consecutive years prior to graduating from high school. They must rank in the top 5% of their high school graduating class, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher in academic subjects, have excellent scores on the ACT or SAT exams, and demonstrate leadership in a variety of extracurricular activities. Selection is based on intellectual capacity, scholastic attainment, leadership, personal characteristics, and involvement in school and community activities. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year.

471 FLORIDA BAPTIST FOUNDATION

Attn: Student Loan Committee
1320 Hendricks Avenue, Suite 2
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Tel: (904)346-0325, ext. 221
Free: 800-780-0325, ext. 221
Fax: (904)346-0414
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.floridabaptist.org

To provide academic loans for college or seminary to members of Southern Baptist churches in Florida.

Title of Award: Florida Baptist Foundation College Loans Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified; Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Cunningham Loan Fund: varies each year. The Gross Loan Fund provides loans to 6 seminary students each year. Funds Available: The maximum loan is $1,000 per year or $2,000 in a lifetime. For selected seminary students, the interest rate is 4% and repayment must begin within 1 year of graduation. For other seminary students and for all undergraduates, interest at 6% must be paid even while the borrower is in school; repayment of principle must begin within 6 months after graduation and must be completed within 2 years. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This loan program is open to residents of Florida who are members of a Southern Baptist church. Applicants must be enrolled (or planning to enroll) full time at 1) an accredited college or university in any state, or 2) a Southern Baptist seminary. They must submit a 1-page statement about themselves, their family, and their future plans. Selection is based on financial need, academic performance, Christian character, and church participation. Additional Information: Loans to selected seminary students are made from the Gross Loan Fund. Loans to other seminary students and undergraduates are made from the Cunningham Loan Fund.

472 FLORIDA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND

c/o Robert Miller, President
2201 Limerick Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Tel: (850)906-9821
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fcb.org

To provide financial assistance to outstanding blind students from Florida who are interested in pursuing postsecondary education.

Title of Award: Florida Council of the Blind Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year: 2 for $1,500 and 1 for $1,000. Funds Available: The stipends are $1,500 or $1,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be legally blind; residents of Florida; high school seniors, high school graduates, or college students; and interested in attending college or vocational school. Selection is based on grade and other leadership activity. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

473 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
1940 North Monroe Street, Suite 70
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4759
Tel: (850)410-5200; 888-827-2004
Fax: (850)487-1809
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org

To provide financial assistance to students at private colleges and universities in Florida.

Title of Award: William L. Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Grants Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, this program provided 23,425 awards. Funds Available: The amount of the award is specified by the state legislature annually; actual amounts depend on the number of applicants and availability of funds. Duration: Up to 9 semesters or 14 quarters, provided the student maintains full-time enrollment and a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students who are attending an eligible private nonprofit college or university in Florida and who have been Florida residents for at least 1 year. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Additional Information: Applications are available from the financial aid office at the college you plan to attend.

474 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
1940 North Monroe Street, Suite 70
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4759
Tel: (850)410-5200; 888-827-2004
Fax: (850)487-1809
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.myfloridaeducation.com/brfuture

To provide financial assistance for college to outstanding high school seniors in Florida.

Title of Award: Florida Academic Scholars Award Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The scholarships provide 100% of tuition and fees (including lab fees up to $300 per semester) at Florida public colleges and universities or an equivalent amount at private institutions. Students also receive a stipend of $300 for college-related expenses. Duration: Recipients may use this award 1) for up to 132 credit hours required to complete a standard undergraduate degree at their institution; 2) for up to 7 years from high school graduation (if initially funded within 3 years after high school graduation); or 3) until completion of their first baccalaureate degree program, whichever comes first. Renewal requires a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible are seniors in Florida public and private high schools who have been Florida residents for at least 1 year and will attend eligible Florida institutions of higher education. Applicants must have 1) earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher in a specified high school academic curriculum, 2) excellent scores on the SAT or the ACT, and 3) completed at least 75 hours of community service. Also eligible are National Merit and Achievement scholars and finalists, National Hispanic Scholars, IB Diploma recipients, and home-schooled students and GED recipients who achieve the same minimum SAT or ACT scores. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: These scholar-ships are offered as part of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, established in 1997 with funding from the lottery.

475 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
1940 North Monroe Street, Suite 70
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4759
Tel: (850)410-5200; 888-827-2004
Fax: (850)487-1809
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.myfloridaeducation.com/brfuture

To provide financial assistance for college to the top high school seniors in Florida.

Title of Award: Florida Academic Top Scholars Award Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 67 each year: 1 in each Florida county. Funds Available: The Academic Top Scholars awardees receive an annual stipend of $1,500 in addition to their Academic Scholars Award. Duration: Recipients may use this award 1) for up to 132 credit hours required to complete a standard undergraduate degree at their institution; 2) for up to 7 years from high school graduation (if initially funded within 3 years after high school graduation); or 3) until completion of their first baccalaureate degree program, whichever comes first. Renewal requires a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to receive a Florida Academic Scholars Award are seniors in Florida public and private high schools who have been Florida residents for at least 1 year and will attend eligible Florida institutions of higher education. They must have completed a specified curriculum while in high school. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. The Academic Top Scholars Award is presented to the student with the highest academic ranking in each county, based on GPA and SAT/ACT test scores. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: These scholarships are offered as part of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, established in 1997 with funding from the lottery.

476 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
1940 North Monroe Street, Suite 70
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4759
Tel: (850)410-5200; 888-827-2004
Fax: (850)487-1809
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org

To provide financial assistance to Florida residents enrolled at private colleges and universities in the state.

Title of Award: Florida Access to Better Learning and Education Grant Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is specified each year by the Florida legislation, but it may not exceed the total charged for tuition and fees by the institution. Duration: Funds may be received for up to 9 semesters or 14 quarters or until receipt of a bachelor's degree, whichever comes first. Renewal requires that the student earn a GPA of 2.0 or higher each semester.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students enrolled full time at eligible private Florida colleges and universities who have been residents of the state for at least 1 year. Applicants may not have previously received a bachelor's degree and may not be enrolled in a program of study leading to a degree in theology or divinity. Deadline for Receipt: Each participating institution sets its own deadline.

477 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
1940 North Monroe Street, Suite 70
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4759
Tel: (850)410-5200; 888-827-2004
Fax: (850)487-1809
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.myfloridaeducation.com/brfuture

To provide financial assistance for vocational education to outstanding high school seniors in Florida.

Title of Award: Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Awards Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Vocational/Occupational Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The scholarships cover 75% of tuition and mandatory fees (including lab fees up to $300 per semester) at public vocational/technical institutions in Florida, or an equivalent amount at private schools. Duration: Recipients may use this award 1) for up to 90 semester hours; 2) for up to 7 years from high school graduation (if initially funded within 3 years after high school graduation); or 3) until completion of their first baccalaureate degree program, whichever comes first. Renewal requires a GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to graduating high school seniors in Florida who plan to attend a vocational, technical, trade, or business school in the state. Applicants must have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their required academic program and 3.5 or higher in their vocational classes in high school. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: These scholarships are offered as part of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, which was established in 1997 with funding from the lottery.

478 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
1940 North Monroe Street, Suite 70
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4759
Tel: (850)410-5200; 888-827-2004
Fax: (850)487-1809
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.myfloridaeducation.com/brfuture

To provide financial assistance for college to outstanding high school seniors in Florida.

Title of Award: Florida Medallion Scholars Awards Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The scholarships cover 75% of tuition and mandatory fees (including lab fees up to $300 per semester) at public colleges and universities in Florida, or an equivalent amount at private schools. Duration: Recipients may use this award 1) for up to 132 semester hours; 2) for up to 7 years from high school graduation (if initially funded within 3 years after high school graduation); or 3) until completion of their first baccalaureate degree program, whichever comes first. Renewal requires a GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible are seniors in Florida public and private high schools who have been Florida residents for at least 1 year and who plan to attend eligible Florida institutions of higher education. Applicants must have 1) earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher in a specified high school academic curriculum, and 2) achieved average or above scores on the SAT or the ACT. Also eligible are National Medallion and Achievement scholars and finalists who complete 75 hours of community service, National Hispanic Scholars who complete 75 hours of community service, home-schooled students who achieve above-average scores on the SAT or ACT, and GED recipients who achieve average or above test scores on the SAT or ACT and a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: These scholarships, formerly known as Florida Merit Scholars Awards, are offered as part of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, established in 1997 with funding from the lottery.

479 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
1940 North Monroe Street, Suite 70
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4759
Tel: (850)410-5200; 888-827-2004
Fax: (850)487-1809
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org

To provide financial assistance for college to the children of Florida veterans who are disabled, deceased, or officially classified as prisoners of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA).

Title of Award: Florida Scholarships for Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, this program provided 215 awards. Funds Available: Qualified students who attend a Florida public institution of higher education receive payment of tuition and fees. Students who attend an eligible nonpublic Florida institution of higher education receive an award equal to the amount they would be required to pay for the average tuition and fees at a public institution at the comparable level. Duration: 1 quarter or semester; may be renewed for up to 11 additional quarters or 7 additional semesters as long as the student maintains a GPA of 2.0 or higher and full-time enrollment.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Florida between 16 and 22 years of age who are the dependent children of veterans or servicemen who 1) died as a result of service-connected injuries, diseases, or disabilities sustained while on active duty during a period of war; 2) have a service-connected 100% total and permanent disability; or 3) was classified as POW or MIA during the Korean War or Vietnam era and has not returned alive or remains have not been found. The official military and residency status of the veteran parent must be verified by the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

480 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
1940 North Monroe Street, Suite 70
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4759
Tel: (850)410-5200; 888-827-2004
Fax: (850)487-1809
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate studies to needy Florida residents.

Title of Award: Florida Student Assistance Grants Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, this program provided 40,040 awards. Funds Available: Stipends range from $200 to a maximum that varies each year but recently was $1,592 per year. Duration: Grants may be received for up to 9 semesters or 14 quarters or until receipt of a bachelor's degree, whichever comes first. Renewal requires that the student earn a GPA of 2.0 or higher each semester.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to 1) full-time under-graduate students who are attending an eligible public or private Florida institution, and 2) part-time undergraduate students at Florida public institutions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens. A minimum of 1 year of Florida residency is required. Financial need must be documented; applicants must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate substantial financial need. Priority is given to students who rank in the top 20% of their high school class and plan to attend 1 of the 11 state universities. Deadline for Receipt: Each participating institution sets its own deadline. Additional Information: This program receives funding from Florida general revenues and the federal Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership program.

481 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
1940 North Monroe Street, Suite 70
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4759
Tel: (850)410-5200; 888-827-2004
Fax: (850)487-1809
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org

To provide financial assistance to Hispanic American high school seniors and graduate students in Florida.

Title of Award: Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, this program presented 98 awards. Funds Available: The grant is $2,000 per academic year. Available funds are contingent upon matching contributions from private sources. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed if the student maintains full-time enrollment and a GPA of 3.0 or higher and continues to demonstrate financial need.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Florida residents of Spanish culture who were born in, or whose natural parent was born in, Mexico, Spain, or a Hispanic country of the Caribbean, Central America, or South America. Applicants must be citizens or eligible noncitizens of the United States, be enrolled or planning to enroll as full-time undergraduate or graduate students at an eligible postsecondary school in Florida, be able to demonstrate financial need as determined by a nationally-recognized needs analysis service, and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in high school or, if a graduate school applicant, in undergraduate course work. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

482 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
1940 North Monroe Street, Suite 70
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4759
Tel: (850)410-5200; 888-827-2004
Fax: (850)487-1809
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors interested in attending traditionally Black colleges in Florida.

Title of Award: Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 180 awards were available through this program. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years if the student maintains full-time enrollment and a GPA of 3.0 or higher and continues to demonstrate financial need.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible are high school seniors who wish to attend Florida A&M University, Bethune-Cookman College, Edward Waters College, or Florida Memorial College for a minimum of 12 credit hours per term. Applicants must be Florida residents, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate financial need, have complied with the Selective Service System registration requirements, have participated in the college-level communication and computation skills testing (CLAST) program, and not be in default or owe repayment on any federal or state grant, scholarship, or loan program. Priority may be given to students with the lowest total family resources. Deadline for Receipt: Deadlines are established by the participating institutions.

483 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
1940 North Monroe Street, Suite 70
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4759
Tel: (850)410-5200; 888-827-2004
Fax: (850)487-1809
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate education to needy minority students who wish to study in Florida.

Title of Award: Rosewood Family Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 25 each year. Funds Available: Awards cover the actual costs of tuition and fees, up to $4,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years provided the student maintains full-time enrollment and a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of any state who wish to attend state universities, public community colleges, or public postsecondary vocational/technical schools in Florida. Applicants must be a minority, defined as Black but not of Hispanic origin, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, American Indian, or Alaskan Native. Preference is given to descendants of African American Rosewood families (whose members were killed by a mob in January 1923). Other minority undergraduate students are considered if funds remain available after awarding Rosewood descendants, but it is expected that all available scholarships will be awarded to descendants of Rosewood families. Financial need must be demonstrated. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

484 FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

1801 N.W. 80th Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32606
Tel: (352)372-9551
Fax: (352)373-1528
Web Site: http://www.fhsaa.org

To provide financial assistance for college to student-athletes in Florida who have excelled in academics and athletics.

Title of Award: FHSAA Academic All-State Awards Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 24 honorees (12 boys and 12 girls) are selected each year. From among those, 2 Scholar-Athletes of the Year (1 boy and 1 girl) are selected each year. Funds Available: Each honoree receives a $500 award. From among those honorees, the Scholar-Athletes of the Year receive an additional $2,500 scholarship. Duration: The awards are presented annually.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to college-bound seniors graduating from high schools in Florida. Candidates must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher and have earned a varsity letter in at least 2 different sports during each of their junior and senior years. Boys and girls are judged separately.

485 FLORIDA HOTEL & MOTEL ASSOCIATION, INC.

Attn: Director of Education and Research
Hospitality Square
P.O. Box 1529
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1529
Tel: (850)224-2888
Free: 800-476-3462
Fax: (850)222-3462
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.flahotel.com/education

To provide financial assistance to students in Florida interested in preparing for a career in the lodging industry.

Title of Award: Florida Hotel & Motel Association Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Hotel, institutional, and restaurant management Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 5 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Florida who are graduating high school seniors or current 2-year and 4-year college students in the state. Applicants must be interested in preparing for a career in the lodging industry. They must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1998.

486 FLORIDA INDEPENDENT COLLEGE FUND

929 North Spring Garden Avenue, Suite 165
DeLand, FL 32720-0981
Tel: (386)734-2745
Fax: (386)734-0839
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ficf.org

To provide financial assistance to mature students working to complete a bachelor's degree at designated private colleges and universities in Florida.

Title of Award: Florida Degree Completer Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Each of the 27 institutions receives 1 of these scholarships, which it may award as a lump sum to 1 student or distribute to several students. Funds Available: The maximum stipend is $5,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Florida who are between 18 and 44 years of age. Applicants must be 1) nontraditional students, new to their institution, needing 32 hours or less to complete a bachelor's degree; 2) students new to their institution who are returning to complete their degree after at least 4 years in the work place; 3) students who have an associate degree and are working on a bachelor's degree; or 4) students who recently completed a degree at a community college that has an Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) satellite campus and are working on a bachelor's degree. Deadline for Receipt: Each institution sets its own deadline. Additional Information: The Florida Independent College Fund (FICF) was established in 1956 and merged with the ICUF in 1996. It provides financial assistance to students at the 27 independent colleges and universities that are members of the ICUF.

487 FLORIDA INDEPENDENT COLLEGE FUND

929 North Spring Garden Avenue, Suite 165
DeLand, FL 32720-0981
Tel: (386)734-2745
Fax: (386)734-0839
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ficf.org

To provide financial assistance to students working on a degree in business at designated private colleges and universities in Florida.

Title of Award: Florida Ethics in Business Matching Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Each of the 27 institutions receives 1 of these scholarships, which it may award as a lump sum to 1 student or distribute to several students. Funds Available: The maximum stipend is $2,600. Funds may be matched on a 1:1 basis by ICUF institutions. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Florida who are attending a private college or university in the state that is a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF). Preference is given to students majoring in business. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year. Additional Information: The Florida Independent College Fund (FICF) was established in 1956 and merged with the ICUF in 1996. It provides financial assistance to students at the 27 independent colleges and universities that are members of the ICUF.

488 FLORIDA INDEPENDENT COLLEGE FUND

929 North Spring Garden Avenue, Suite 165
DeLand, FL 32720-0981
Tel: (386)734-2745
Fax: (386)734-0839
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ficf.org

To provide financial assistance to African American college seniors and graduate students at designated private colleges and universities in Florida who are interested in the harbor pilots industry or maritime transportation and logistics.

Title of Award: Florida Harbor Pilots' Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Logistics; Transportation Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to African American residents of Florida who are enrolled full time at 15 designated independent colleges or universities in the state. Applicants must be a senior or graduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must submit a 500-word essay on why they have an interest in the harbor pilots industry or maritime transportation and logistics. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by the Florida State Pilots' Association. For a list of the 15 eligible institutions, contact the Florida Independent College Fund.

489 FLORIDA INDEPENDENT COLLEGE FUND

929 North Spring Garden Avenue, Suite 165
DeLand, FL 32720-0981
Tel: (386)734-2745
Fax: (386)734-0839
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ficf.org

To provide financial assistance to students at designated private colleges and universities in Florida.

Title of Award: United Parcel Service Scholarship Program for Florida Students Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 23 each year: 1 at each of the participating institutions. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students enrolled at 23 designated independent colleges or universities in Florida. Applicants must be nominated by their institution. They may be residents of any state. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by the UPS Educational Endowment Fund. For a list of the 23 eligible institutions, contact the Florida Independent College Fund.

490 FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF CPAS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.

Attn: FICPA Educational Foundation
325 West College Avenue
P.O. Box 5437
Tallahassee, FL 32314
Tel: (850)224-2727, ext. 200
Free: 800-342-3197, ext. 200
Fax: (850)222-8190
Web Site: http://www.ficpa.org

To provide financial assistance to upper-division students in Florida who are majoring in accounting.

Title of Award: Florida Institute of CPAs Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, a total of 114 scholarships were awarded, including 52 worth $65,000 by the Educational Foundation, 58 worth $60,500 by various chapters of the association, 3 Walter Friedly Memorial Scholarships worth $3,426, and 1 Paychex Entrepreneur Scholarship worth $1,000. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $1,250. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply for 1 additional year of support.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply for this support are Florida residents who are fourth- or fifth-year accounting students enrolled full time in an accounting program at a Florida college or university. A faculty member in the accounting department of their college must nominate them. Applicants should be planning to sit for the C.P.A. exam and indicate a desire to work in Florida. Selection is based on financial need, educational achievement, and demonstrated professional, social, and charitable activities.

491 FLORIDA SURVEYING AND MAPPING SOCIETY

Attn: Florida Surveying and Mapping Society Scholarship Foundation
1689-A Mahan Center Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32308-5454
Tel: (850)942-1900
Free: 800-237-4384
Fax: (850)877-4852
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fsms.org

To provide financial assistance to Florida residents interested in studying surveying in college.

Title of Award: Florida Surveying and Mapping Society Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Cartography/Surveying Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Florida who are working on or planning to work on a degree in surveying. Applicants must submit an essay on their educational and career goals and documentation of financial need. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.

492 FLORIDA UNITED METHODIST FOUNDATION

Attn: Sinclair Scholarship Committee
1140 East McDonald Street
P.O. Box 3767
Lakeland, FL 33802-3767
Tel: (863)688-5563, ext. 106
Free: 800-282-8011, ext. 106
Fax: (863)682-6936
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fumf.org

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors in Florida who are members of a United Methodist church.

Title of Award: Aileen C. and Carson F. Sinclair Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years, provided that the recipient makes adequate progress toward a bachelor's degree and remains an active church and community leader.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Florida who have been full and active members of a United Methodist church for at least 1 year. Applicants must have been admitted to a Florida college or university. They must be in the top 10% of their graduating class and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit an essay describing their church, community, and school leadership; their educational plans; and their goals. Selection is based on the essay, 3 letters of reference, and a high school transcript; financial need is not considered.

493 FLORIDA UNITED METHODIST FOUNDATION, INC.

1140 East McDonald Street
P.O. Box 3767
Lakeland, FL 33802-3767
Tel: (863)688-5563
Fax: (863)680-1912
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.flumc.org/studentloans/htm

To provide educational loans to Methodist college and seminary students from Florida.

Title of Award: Campbell Trust Student Loan Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount of the loan depends on the availability of funds and the number of approved applicants. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of congregations affiliated with the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Applicants must be full-time students attending a junior college, senior college, university, seminary, or other postsecondary institution for educational or occupational training. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year.

494 FLORIDA WOMEN'S STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION

Attn: Executive Director
8875 Hidden River Parkway, Suite 110
Tampa, FL 33637
Tel: (813)864-2130
Fax: (813)864-2129
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fwsga.org/juniors

To provide financial assistance for college to women in Florida who have an interest in golf.

Title of Award: Florida Women's State Golf Association Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Funds are paid directly to the recipient's school. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to females in Florida who have an interest in golf but are not skilled enough to qualify for an athletic scholarship. Applicants must have a need for financial assistance. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be attending or planning to attend a junior college, college, university, or technical school in Florida. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1994.

495 FOND DU LAC RESERVATION

Attn: Scholarship Director
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720
Tel: (218)879-4593, ext. 2681
Free: 800-365-1613
Fax: (218)878-7529
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fdlrez.com

To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to Lake Superior Chippewa students.

Title of Award: Fond du Lac Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Stipends range up to $3,000 per year, depending on need. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 4 additional years if the recipient maintains a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to enrolled members of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa who are attending or planning to attend community college, university, vocational school, or graduate school in any state as a full- or part-time student. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need. Students planning to attend a Minnesota institution must also apply to the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program. Deadline for Receipt: Priority consideration is given to applications received by mid-May of each year; after that date, awards are presented on a first-come, first-served basis.

496 FOUNDATION FOR RURAL EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Attn: Teacher of the Year Committee
21 Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)659-5990
Fax: (202)659-4619
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fred.org/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance for college to residents of rural areas served by companies that are associate members of the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO).

Title of Award: FRED Associate Member Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 3 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $2,500 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed upon reapplication, but preference is given to new applicants.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of rural areas in the United States and Canada that are served by an OPASTCO telephone company. Applicants may be high school seniors or students already attending college. They must be sponsored by an OPASTCO associate member company (a company that supplies an OPASTCO telephone company member with goods or services). Along with their application, they must submit 2 essays, on 1) how living in a rural community has contributed to the person they are today and how it will affect their life after high school, and 2) why they selected their college or university and what career goals they would like to achieve. Selection is based on the essays (20 points), academics (20 points), extracurricular activities (20 points), OPASTCO associate member's letter of recommendation (20 points), and financial need (20 points). Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: OPASTCO is a trade association for small, rural telecommunications companies in the United States and Canada and the vendors that service them. It established the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED) as a nonprofit affiliate in 1989.

497 FOUNDATION FOR RURAL EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Attn: Teacher of the Year Committee
21 Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)659-5990
Fax: (202)659-4619
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fred.org/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance for college to residents of rural areas served by telephone companies that are members of the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO).

Title of Award: FRED General Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 73 of these scholarships were awarded: 1 at $5,000, 3 at $2,500, 2 at $1,500, 6 at $1,000, and 61 at $500. Funds Available: The stipend of the Everette Kneece Return to Rural America Scholarship is $5,000. Other stipends range from $500 to $2,500 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed upon reapplication, but preference is given to new applicants.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of rural areas in the United States and Canada that are served by an OPASTCO telephone company. Applicants may be high school seniors or students already attending college. They must be sponsored by an OPASTCO member company. Along with their application, they must submit 2 essays, on 1) how living in a rural community has contributed to the person they are today and how it will affect their life after high school, and 2) why they selected their college or university and what career goals they would like to achieve. Selection based on the essays (20 points), academics (20 points), extracurricular activities (20 points), OPASTCO sponsor's letter of recommendation (20 points), and financial need (20 points). The topranked applicant receives the Everette Kneece Return to Rural America Scholarship. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: OPASTCO is a trade association for small, rural telecommunications companies in the United States and Canada and the vendors that service them. It established the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED) as a nonprofit affiliate in 1989.

498 BLANCHE NAUGHER FOWLER CHARITABLE SCHOLARSHIP TRUST

c/o AmSouth Bank
Attn: Scholarship Trust
2330 University Boulevard
P.O. Box 2028
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
Tel: (205)391-5720
Fax: (205)391-5598

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate or graduate students attending colleges or universities in Alabama.

Title of Award: Blanche Naugher Fowler Charitable Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed until completion of an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree.

Eligibility Requirements: Applications may be submitted by students attending or accepted at a public or private nonprofit college or university (at least a 4-year baccalaureate-level institution) located in Alabama. Applicants must submit an application form, a transcript, a letter of admission or other evidence of acceptance to or enrollment in a school located in Alabama, SAT or ACT test scores, 2 letters of recommendation, a 1-page statement of educational and career goals and aspirations, and a list of all honors, activities, interests, and employment experiences. Financial need is not required, but applicants who wish to be considered on the basis of financial need must also submit a completed College Scholarship Service Financial Aid Form (FAF) and current tax return. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

499 FREEDOM ALLIANCE

Attn: Scholarship Fund
22570 Markey Court, Suite 240
Dulles, VA 20166-6915
Tel: (703)444-7940
Free: 800-475-6620
Fax: (703)444-9893
Web Site: http://www.freedomalliance.org/scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to the children of deceased and disabled military personnel.

Title of Award: Freedom Alliance Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 70 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years provided the recipient remains enrolled full time with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, and undergraduate students who are dependent children of military personnel (soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, or Guardsman). The military parent must have been killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty or be currently classified as a POW or MIA. For disabled parents, the disability must be permanent, service-connected, and rated at 100% by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Family income must be less than $75,000. Along with their application, they must submit a 500-word essay on what their parent's service means to them. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

500 FUKUNAGA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Administrator
900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600
P.O. Box 2788
Honolulu, HI 96803-2788
Tel: (808)521-6511, ext. 286
Fax: (808)523-3937
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.servco.com/scholarship

To provide financial assistance to Hawaii residents who are interested in majoring in business in college.

Title of Award: Fukunaga Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 12 to 16 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500 per year. Duration: Up to 4 years for high school seniors; up to the remainder of the approved undergraduate program for recipients currently in college.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Hawaii residents who are graduating from high school or already enrolled in a 4-year college or university. Applicants must be majoring or planning to major in business administration. They should have at least a 3.0 GPA and plan to return to or remain in Hawaii or the Pacific Islands region. Selection is based on academic achievement; interest in business; participation, leadership, and responsibility in school activities and community service; and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: To maintain eligibility, recipients must enroll in school full time and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

501 THE FUND FOR THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION, INC.

Attn: Partnership for Excellence
825 Houston Mill Road, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30329
Tel: (404)727-1450
Fax: (404)727-1490
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.thefund.org/programs/fellowships/undergrad/index.html

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students who are considering the ministry as a career.

Title of Award: Partnership for Excellence Undergraduate Fellows Program Area, Field, or Subject: Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Up to 70 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500 per year; travel expenses for participation in the summer conference and a mentoring stipend of $500 are also provided. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to rising juniors and seniors in accredited undergraduate programs at North American colleges and universities. Applicants must be considering ministry as a career. They must demonstrate a GPA of 3.0 or higher, a love of God and church, imagination, creativity, compassion, a capacity for critical thinking, leader-ship skills, personal integrity, spiritual depth, dedication to a faith tradition, and an ability to understand and to serve the needs of others. U.S. or Canadian citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Fellows are invited to attend a summer conference that offers lectures, student panels, and an opportunity to meet with some of the leading American scholars and theological educators. This program started in 1999.

502 FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION OF KENTUCKY

P.O. Box 4779
Frankfort, KY 40604
Tel: (502)223-0622
Free: 800-866-3211
Fax: (502)223-0628
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fdaofky.com

To provide financial assistance to mortuary science students in Kentucky.

Title of Award: Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Mortuary science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to mortuary science students who have completed 1 year of an internship in Kentucky. Selection is based on financial need, academic performance, recommendations, and articulation of the applicant.

503 FUNERAL SERVICE FOUNDATION

Attn: Executive Director
13625 Bishop's Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005
Tel: (262)789-1880; 877-402-5900
Web Site: http://www.funeralservicefoundation.org/scholarships/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to mortuary science students.

Title of Award: Joseph E. Hagan Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Mortuary science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time students who are currently enrolled or accepted for enrolment in a program of mortuary science accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. Selection is based primarily on an essay of 400 to 500 words on the importance of the funeral ceremony and its effect on those who are grieving. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 2000.

504 FUNERAL SERVICE FOUNDATION

Attn: Executive Director
13625 Bishop's Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005
Tel: (262)789-1880; 877-402-5900
Web Site: http://www.funeralservicefoundation.org/scholarships/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to mortuary science students.

Title of Award: Key Memories Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Mortuary science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 5 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who are currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited program of mortuary science. Selection is based primarily on an essay of 500 words or more on the following topic: "With the trend in funeral preferences moving from traditional burial, describe how you, as a funeral director, would provide personalized service, regardless of the family's choice of final disposition." Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program operates jointly with Keystone Group Holdings, Inc., 400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1900, Tampa, FL 33602, (813) 225-4650, (888) 788-7526, Fax: (813) 225-4655.

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