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Outside Scholarships And Grants

The scholarships listed below have been vetted to meet our criteria and are offered by recognized professional or business associations, philanthropic organizations, civic organizations or government entities. There are far too many commercial and non-commercial scholarship opportunities to list on this website. Visit Other Scholarship Resources for a list of scholarship search websites.


Featured Scholarships
Name / Sponsor Amount Description Closes
1972 Society Scholarship $1,972

Sponsored by the Women's Executive Council of Orlando. Open to female college students, and female high school seniors, enrolled full time in an undergraduate or Master's degree program for Fall 2017. Consideration will be given for fewer academic hours with full-time employment or Master's Degree students.

August 3, 2018
Amelia Earhart Fellowship Grant $10,000

Sponsored by Zonta international: Open to women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree, who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering.  Students must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program and completed at least one year of that program or have received a master's degree in an aerospace-related field at the time the application is submitted. Post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship.  Applicant status will be provided by the end of April 2018.

American Business Women's Assoc. (ABWA) Scholarship 1,000 for one year

Sponsored by AWBA Oceanside Charter Chapter:Female students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who are U.S. citizens, residents of Brevard County and are, or will be, attending an accredited educational institution in August 2018 are eligible. Women interested in applying must first email Anita Carbone at For more information click the link: American Business Women's Assoc. (ABWA) Scholarship


Brevard Community Scholarships Amount Varies

Sponsored by The Community Foundation for Brevard: Open to Brevard County residents who have completed at least one semester of college. FIT Students are eligible for three scholarships::  *Norma S. Annabal Scholarship  *Pablo Enriquez Memorial Scholarship  *Ella Josephine Goodman Horn Fund Scholarship. Click the link to the sponsor's website for other eligibility requirements in the common application form and on the individual scholarship web pages.

Charleston Family Trust Scholarship up to 3,000

Sponsored by Charleston Family Trust and UNCF. Open to African American students who are legal residents of the United States and full-time students with a 2.5 GPA at any 4-year accredited institution.  Must complete the FAFSA to demonstrate unmet need. For more information: Charleston Family Trust Scholarship



Civilian Military Scholarship $1,000

Sponsored by the Civilian Military Community Foundation, Inc. Open to Brevard County residents who have been accepted to an accredited post-high school education institution for Fall 2018. 

Clay Ford Scholarship for CPA Education Amount Varies

Sponsored by The Florida Board of Accountancy: Open to any Florida resident minority student who needs to remain in school for the fifth year required to obtain a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license.  Students must provide proof of Florida Residency, completion of 120 semester hours from an accredited institution, scholarship ability and performance, financial need by completing the FAFSA, and proof of minority status as defined in Florida Statute 288.703(4).

College Fund Grant for Pinellas County Residents $1,000/yr Renewable

Open to high school graduates and full-time undergraduates who are U.S. Citizens, whose permanent residence is Pinellas County, Florida, and who meet the grade point average and financial need specified on the grant application website.

July 2017
College Fund Grant for Pinellas County Residents $1,000 per year

Sponsored by the College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.: Open to high school graduates and full-time undergraduates who are U.S. Citizens, whose permanent residence is Pinellas County, Florida, and who meet the grade point average and financial need specified on the grant application website.

Dissertation Fellowship $25,000 for 1 year

Sponsored by the Ford Foundation: Stipend to Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree candidates studying in an eligible research-based discipline in a dissertation-required program at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education who will complete the dissertation during the 2018-2019 academic year, but no later than fall 2019.

December 06, 2018
Frankee Hellinger Scholarships 1,000-2,500

Sponsored by Women's Transportation  Seminar (WTS) Central Florida Chapter. Open to female students who plan to pursue a career in a transportation-related field.  Must have a 3.0 GPA in a transportation-related major such as engineering, construction management, planning, finance or logistics.  Two undergraduate scholarships ($1,000 and $1,500) and one graduate scholarship ($2,500) are offered for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Scholarship recipients will also become eligible for WTS International scholarships of $3,000 or $6,000. For more information and to apply follow this link: Frankee Hellinger Scholarships

May 5, 2018
FSA Scholarship $2,000

Sponsored by Florida Stormwater Association Educational Foundation. Open to Graduate students in Colleges of Engineering, Natural Science, Public Administration, or related fields, whose degree will advance storm water research, management, or finance. Follow this link for more information on how to apply: Florida Stormwater Association Educational Foundation

August 3 2018
FSASE Scholarship 1,200

Sponsored by Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections: Three scholarships for eligible Junior or Senior undergraduates majoring in Political Science, Public or Business Administration, Journalism or Mass Communications who are registered Florida voters and satisfy the Florida residency and other requirements specified on the website scholarship guidelines. Visit this link for more information: FSASE Scholarship

Georgia Business Aviation Scholarships up to 5,000

SPonsored by Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA): Open to Georgia High School seniors and graduates planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. College in aviation related programs.  Scholarships of up to $5,000 are available for Professional Pilot programs and scholarships of up to $2,000 are availible to individuals pursuing an education in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Aviation Operations, Aviation Management, Aeronautical Engineering, and other Aviation-Related Disciplines

International Peace Scholarship Amount Varies

Sponsored by The Philanthropic Education Organization: Available to international females enrolled in full-time graduate study. 

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Award 1,000

Sponsored by Zonta (International) Club of Melbourne. This scholarship is awarded to any woman in her 2nd year of undergraduate studies through her final year of a master’s degree at a university pursing a degree in business. The recipient of the Club’s award will compete at the district level for an additional $2,000 and, possibly, the Zonta International level scholarship of $8,000. Follow this link to apply: Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Award

May 18, 2018
McKnight Doctoral Fellowship $5,000 per year

Sponsored by The Florida Education Fund: Open to African American and Hispanic U.S. citizens who have completed a minimum of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and who intend to enroll as a full time Ph.D. student in any eligible program identified on the website. All recipients of the McKnight Ph.D. Fellowship must agree to seek a professional position at a four-year Florida university upon receipt of their degree. There is also an Opportunity to receive an annual stipend of $12,000 for students pursuing PhD degrees.

MOAACC Scholarship 3,000

Sponsored by Military Officers Assoc. of America, Cape Canaveral Chapter (MOAACC). Open to Brevard County Florida residents with a familial relationship to a current, or former, member of the U.S. Uniformed Services and who are a full-time student as an upper level undergraduate (Jr or Sr) or a first year graduate student or will be entering graduate school.  For 2018-2019, one scholarship is designated for a Chemistry major.  Follow this link: MOAACC Scholarship  to see specific requirements.

June 15, 2018
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Point Foundation Scholarships for LGBTQ students Various

Sponsored by The Point Foundation: Scholarship for full-time graduate and undergraduate students who identify as a member of the LGBTQ community. To apply: The Point Foundation

January 2019
Postdoctoral Fellowship $45,000 for 1 year

Sponsored by the Ford Foundation: Stipend to support postdoctoral selected disciplines.  Eligible individuals have been/will be awarded a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree no earlier than December 7, 2010 and no later than December 7, 2017 in an eligible research-based field from a U.S. institution of higher education.

07 December 2018
Predoctoral Fellowship $24,000 per year

Sponsored by the Forid Foundation: Annual stipend for 3 years to individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required), program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education.

14 December 2018
Roy W. Linkins Scholarship up to 2,500/ year

Sponsored by Florida Section, American Water Works Assoc. (AWWA).Two-year scholarships are awarded annually to an upper level undergraduate (> 65 credit hours) and a graduate student towards tuition, books and fees. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA are be majoring in an area related to the drinking water industry. Scholarships will be made on the basis of academics, work experience, civic activities, career goals, letters of recommendation, and evidence of leadership, motivation, character and self-reliance. Scholarship will be awarded by August 1st and paid through the Financial Aid Office. Follow link to apply: Roy W.  Linkins Scholarship

May 15, 2018
SACAC Extend the Dream Scholarship $1,000

Sponsored by Southern Association of College Admission Counsel.  Open to a high school senior with a 2.75 GPA for grades 9-12 who has been accepted to and plans to attend an accredited, non-proprietary technical, community or four-year college in the fall following graduation.

April 15, 2019
SAMA-AAAE Scholarship $2,000

Sponsored by The Southeastern Airport Managers' Association Educaitonal Foundation, INC.  A detailed description of the association and it's scholarship fund can be found here.

Science, Math & Research for Transformation Amount Varies For 1 to 5 years

Sponsored by the Department of Defense: The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing technical degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

ThanksUSA Scholarship Program 3,000

Sponsored by ThanksUSA. Open to dependents age 24, or younger, or the spouse of a U.S. military service member. Visit this link to apply: ThanksUSA

May 15, 2018
WDHOF Scholarships & Grants Varies

Sponsored by the Women Divers Hall of Fame.  Offered to women in dive medicine, marine conservation, marine biology, underwater archaeology, marine education, journalism, graphic arts, or photography fields, as well as grants for diving training. 

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Amount Varies

Sponsored by Wells Fargo: For honorably discharged veterans or spouses who have received their Certificate of Eligibility.

Women in Defense Scholarship 1,000

Sponsored by Space Coast Women In Defense: Open to U.S. citizen females residing in Brevard County Florida who have been accepted to, or are enrolled in, an accredited post-secondary college, university or online program.  Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and be able to demonstrate financial need as well as their interest in pursuing a career related to national security, defense, or a STEM-related field. For more information following this link: Women in Defense Scholarship.