The following scholarships are available to students who are residents of Florida.
Panther Distinguished Scholar Award
High school students who qualify for the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) award are eligible to be considered for a Florida Tech Distinguished Scholar Award, a combination of scholarships and grants that covers full tuition plus the facilities and activities fees to attend Florida Tech. The Florida Tech Distinguished Scholar Award is only available to first-time freshmen. To be considered, applicants must:
- Complete the Florida Financial Aid Application while still in high school
- Qualify for the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars award
- Apply and be admitted to Florida Tech as a full-time, on-campus, degree-seeking student by February 1 of the year immediately preceding your first semester.
- Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) listing Florida Tech as a receiving institution (financial aid code: 001469) by February 1 of the year immediately preceding your first semester.
- Complete the Florida Tech Panther Distinguished Scholar Application by February 1
Farmer Scholars Programs
Annually, Florida Institute of Technology selects one exceptionally qualified student to receive a Farmer Scholarship, which includes full tuition, room and board, and fees.
Panther Fund Merit Scholarship
All applicants will be considered for a Panther Fund Merit Scholarship. Academic, or merit scholarships, are based on an applicant's academic performance in high school (weighted GPA plus standardized test scores) and are determined at the time of admission. These scholarships are available to all domestic (U.S.) students, whether in-state or out-of-state. Panther Fund Merit Scholarship awards range in value but may cover up to 50% of tuition, regardless of financial need.
Panther Fund NCSSS Scholarship
NCSSS high school graduates are eligible for a minimum Panther Fund Scholarship for 50% of tuition if they are admitted and enroll full-time. Students must meet the minimum merit scholarship requirements and submit a complete admission application indicating attendance at an NCSSS high school.
Participation in certain extracurricular programs makes you eligible for the following add-on scholarships.
FIRST Robotics & Vex Robotics Award
Current members of an official high school FIRST Robotics or Vex Robotics team will be awarded an additional $2,500 Panther Fund Scholarship per year if they are admitted and enroll full-time. Students must submit a letter from their FIRST team adviser verifying participation during the year of application prior to their admission to the university, and complete the admission and financial aid process by May 1st of their senior year in high school.
Scouting - Eagle Scout And Girl Scout Gold Award
Any new first-year student who has either earned the rank of Eagle Scout or achieved the Girl Scout Gold Award, and is accepted as a full-time undergraduate at Florida Tech’s Melbourne campus is guaranteed an additional scholarship of $2,500 Panther Fund Scholarship per year. Students must submit a copy of the certificate verifying their achievement prior to their admission to the university, and complete the admissions process by February 1 of the year immediately preceding their first semester.
Florida Tech Transfer Scholarship
Up to $14,000 per year if the student’s cumulative GPA is 2.8 or higher at the university level. This scholarship may be combined with the Florida Tech Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.
Florida Tech Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
An additional $2,500 per year if the student applies and is admitted to Florida Tech and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership must be submitted at time of application.
Florida Tech competes in 11 NCAA Division II sports. The following sports offer athletic scholarships: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, men’s swimming, women’s swimming and volleyball. For more information on athletic scholarships, please contact the athletic department.
Florida Tech Family Grants
Family grants are available to both domestic (U.S.) and international students.
Sons and daughters of Florida Tech alumni, enrolling in a full-time undergraduate program at Florida Tech, are eligible for a $2,500 grant. This award is renewable for up to four years. This award is given in addition to any merit scholarship earned by the student.
Sisters and brothers of students who are currently enrolled simultaneously as full-time undergraduates at Florida Tech are eligible for a $2,500 grant. This grant is renewable for up to four years. This grant is given in addition to any merit scholarship earned by the student.
Florida Tech Need-Based Grants
Only students who complete the FAFSA will be considered for Florida Tech Need-Based Grants. The value of these grants varies depending on a student's level of unmet need after all other scholarships, grants are awarded. International students are not eligible for these grants.
Army ROTC Room & Board Grant
Army ROTC Scholarship winners also receive a university grant that covers room and board during the term of their ROTC scholarship at Florida Tech. These scholarships are available to freshmen and transfer students.