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We are excited to open the application window for the 2024 Foundation for SCPS Senior Scholarships!

Thanks to generous support from throughout the community, The Foundation will award over $150,000 in scholarships this spring!  There will be recipients from all 10 high schools. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

Our 50+ Scholarships range in value and while most are available to all SCPS High Schools, some are specific to Hagerty, Lake Brantley, Lake Mary, Lyman, Seminole, and Winter Springs. Some opportunities focus on Areas of Study such as Trade Programs, Education, Nursing, the Arts, Engineering and STEM fields or to students who’ve participated in athletic programs, arts programs, extracurricular activities, and community service. Other factors are considered such as students who have overcome challenges, experienced homelessness, demonstrated financial need, or currently live in the Midway community of Sanford.

Key Highlights:

  • Foundation Impact Jump Start Awards – 10 Two-Year Florida Prepaid Scholarship valued at $6,750; one award per high school including Seminole Virtual School.
  • Sanford Porchfest Arts Jump Start Scholarship – 6 Two-Year Florida Prepaid Scholarship valued at $6,750
  • Several career related scholarships for programs such as nursing, trade programs, engineering, and the arts.
  • New scholarships such as the Dede Schaffner Follow Your Dreams Scholarship, Donald E. Schmaus Legacy Scholarship, and John T. Mai Scholarship
  • Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 and even 16 Two-Year Florida Prepaid Scholarships valued at $6,750.

How to Apply:

Students can apply HERE to begin your 2023 – 2024 senior scholarship application provided by The Foundation. Don’t miss your chance – the deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

If you have difficulty with this form or have questions, please e-mail The Foundation or reference our Scholarship Application Guide.

Help Spread the Word! 

Please join our effort to promote these local scholarships and encourage SCPS seniors to apply.
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Each spring, The Foundation provides scholarships to deserving graduating seniors who plan to attend universities, state colleges, technical colleges or vocational programs. Scholarships are privately funded by donors and the business community, are managed by The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools and are viewed as an investment in the education of the students of Seminole County.

If you are interested in establishing a scholarship fund in memory of your loved, to leave your own legacy, or through your organization to show a commitment to the community, please e-mail the Foundation Program Manager or 407-320-0119.

Student Eligibility:

Every graduating senior from a high school of Seminole County Public Schools is eligible to apply for a scholarship offered by The Foundation. Please read the criteria for each scholarship carefully, as requirements vary (i.e., high school attended, field of study, required essay, extracurricular activities, GPA, etc.)

The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools (FSCPS) 2024 Scholarship Timeline

February 1 , 2024 – Online Applications Open

March 20, 2024 – Online Application Deadline

March 21 – April 15, 2024 – Application Review and Verification

April 15 – April 30, 2024 – Scholarship recipients are notified via email.

July 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025 – Scholarship funds are distributed with proof of college enrollment.