BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP 2017 – 2018
Florida Statutes 1009.53–1009.538
The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes three lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement. The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program is comprised of the following three awards:
- Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) award including Academic Top Scholars (ATS) award
- Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) award
- Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV) award
Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) will cover 100% of tuition and fees at a public institution or comparable amount at a nonpublic institution. It will provide an additional $300 for textbooks and college-related expenses (fall and spring).
Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) covers $77 per clock hour.
Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV) covers $77 per clock hour.
The 2017-2018 term for this scholarship program is July 31, 2017 to May 25, 2018 for the Bright Futures Scholarship disbursement. Any hours outside of this time frame falls under the responsibility of the student.
For Eligibility Visit: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/PDF/BFHandbookChapter1.pdf
For additional information after identifying eligibility visit: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/PDF/BFHandbookChapter2.pdf
FEDERAL STUDENT EQUAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT
The FSEOG is a federal grant for the 2017–2018 school year. Funds are very limited for this award.
The grant provides additional money to a student if financial need is demonstrated. This grant depends not only on financial need but on other aid sources and the availability of funds allocated to the school.
FLORIDA PUBLIC POSTSECONDARY CAREER EDUCATION 2017 – 2018 FSAG-CE
Student Assistance Grant Program • Florida Statute 1009.50
Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistance Grant (FSAG-CE) Program is a need-based grant program available to Florida residents enrolled in certificate programs of 450 or more clock hours at participating community colleges or public post-secondary career and technical schools operated by district school boards.
FSAG-CE is a decentralized, state-of-Florida program, which means that each participating institution determines procedures, deadlines, student eligibility, and award amount. Information will be provided by the Financial Aid Office when funding becomes available.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN AND SPOUSES OF DECEASED OR DISABLED VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS 2017 – 2018
Florida Statute 295.01
The Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans and Service members (CSDDV) provides scholarships for dependent children or un-remarried spouses of Florida veterans or service members who died as a result of service-connected injuries, diseases, or disabilities sustained while on active duty or who have been certified by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs as having service-connected 100% permanent and total disabilities. The CSDDV also provides funds for dependent children whose parent is classified as a prisoner of war or missing in action by the Armed Forces of the United States or as civilian personnel captured while serving with the consent or authorization of the United States Government during wartime service. The CSDDV provides a fixed award amount at an eligible public or private post-secondary institution. Students receive the cost per credit hour award amount as specified in the General Appropriations Act.
For more information, please visit the website: www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org
VETERANS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Certain MTC programs are approved by the state of Florida Approving Agency. Veterans and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans who plan to attend under any of the training laws should stop by the Office of Financial Aid for assistance and advisement. Veterans’ information may also be obtained at http://www.gibill.va.gov. To obtain more information visit our Veteran’s Assistance page here.
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare them to gain or retain employment. Vocational Rehabilitation is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers. http://www.rehabworks.org
ROSEWOOD FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2017 – 2018
Florida Statute 1009.55
The Rosewood Family Scholarship program was created to provide student financial assistance for a maximum of twenty-five eligible students who attend a state university, public community college, or public post-secondary career and technical school. Eligible students must be direct descendants of Rosewood families affected by the incidents of January 1923. Applicants are required to supply the descendant information on the Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application for verification. Funds for the Rosewood Family Scholarship are contingent each year upon the appropriations made available to the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) by the Florida Legislature.
FLORIDA PREPAID COLLEGE FUND
As part of the Marion County Public School System, MTC has been authorized to receive payment of Florida Prepaid College Funds. Florida prepaid covers the cost of tuition only at a public post-secondary career and technical school. Supplies, lab fees, and other miscellaneous fees are not covered. Students should present their Florida Prepaid College fund ID card at the time of registration. Information regarding the Florida Prepaid College Plan can be obtained by calling 1-800-552-4723 or visiting the webpage to enroll:
FCB – FLORIDA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
The Florida Council of the Blind Scholarship program consists of awards which are offered to outstanding students who are enrolled in academic education or professional training beyond the high school level. The applicant must be legally blind. For more information about this scholarship program and eligibility requirements visit, www.fcb.org.
FCCLV – FLORIDA COUNCIL CERTIFIED LOW VISION
The Florida Council of Citizens with Low Vision scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student who is enrolled in academic, professional or technical training beyond the high school level. The $1000.00 award is given for either academic excellence or to an eligible applicant who is enrolled in a course of study, which will increase advancement potential in his/her chosen field. This scholarship may be awarded to a full or part-time student; however, special preference will be given to applicants who have low vision since this is an organization for persons with low vision.
- For purposes of the Scholarship Application, FCCLV considers a person to be low vision if the best corrected vision in the better eye is not greater than 20/70, but is better than light perception or light projection or whose visual fields have a maximum diameter of no greater than 30 degree
- Applicant must be a resident of the State of Florida; however, their college or university doesn’t necessarily have to be in Florida.
- Applicant must have a high school diploma, a high school-equivalency diploma, or be a graduate from an approved homeschool progra (Current high school seniors may also apply.)
- Applicant must either be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a college, university or trade school.
- Applicant must have at least a 0 grade point average.
For more information about the FCCLV Scholarship, visit www.fcb.org
FLORIDA GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON INDIAN AFFAIRS
The Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs, Inc., the “Council” is a private, non-profit corporation which was incorporated under the laws of Florida at the direction of Executive Order #74–23. This organization is responsible for the allocation and distribution of funding to economically disadvantaged, underemployed, or unemployed American Indians, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians who are seeking employment and training assistance. Marion Technical College accepts funding from this organization for students’ educational needs. http://www.FGCIA.com.
THIRD-PARTY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Third-party financial assistance from local agencies may be accepted on a per student basis. Documentation must be presented to the MTC Financial Aid Office prior to registration.
AMERICORPS — ELIGIBILITY AND BENEFITS
This program provides full-time educational awards in return for community service work. Students can work before, during, or after their post-secondary education and can use the funds either to pay current educational expenses or to repay federal student loans. For more information contact the following organization:
Corporation for National Service
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20525