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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 16, 2019
1st Formations Business Scholarship $800

Sponsored by 1st formations: The 1st formations business scholarship is open to anyone currently studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a recognized UK academic institution or a recognized US academic institution.

May 3, 2019
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.

November 15, 2019
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


March 31, 2019
Association of Food and Drug Officials $,2,500

Sponsored by Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO): The recipients should have demonstrated a desire to serve in a career of research, regulatory work, quality control, or teaching in an area related to some aspect of foods, drugs or consumer product safety; should have demonstrated leadership capabilities; be in their third year of undergraduate college; and must have attained at least a 3.0 grade point average during the first two years of undergraduate study. The “George M. Burditt Scholarship” and the “Betsy B. Woodward Scholarship”, both in the amount of $2,500 each will be awarded annually to a worthy recipient who is in their third year of college, and the "Denise C. Rooney Scholarship,"worth $2,500 was created in June 2008 and will also be awarded annually to a worthy recipient who is in their third year of college. 


March 1st
Brevard Community Scholarships Amount Varies

Sponsored by The Community Foundation for Brevard: Applicants must reside in Brevard County, and preference is given to applicants who graduated from a Brevard County High School. 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.

November 7, 2019
Briggs Cook Scholarship $500

Sponsored by Briggs Cook: Students must currently attend or have been accepted to an accredited college or university in Canada or the U.S. Must be recently accepted to, or currently enrolled in the following programs, with a good academic standing: Childcare, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, or Psychology. Applicants must describe, in 500 words or less, why they are choosing their particular area of study, and how he/she plans to contribute to their future employers and communities upon graduation from their program.

February 1, 2019
Carolyn Kelly Memorial Education Scholarship $1,000-$50,000

Sponsored by the Carolyn Kelly Memorial Trust.  Applicants must be either transgender, female, or underprivileged, or any combination of those, enrolled and actively attending a two or four year accredited Florida college or university, and must be maintaining a minimum 2.75 GPA.  Applicants must complete the application in full and supply all requested information to be consistere.

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



October 3, 2019
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).

June 1, 2019
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 19, 2019
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.

January 8, 2019
Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

Sponsored by: The Department of Veterans Veterans Affairs (VA) is launching the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship for students training in high demand STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Recipients will receive up to nine months of additional Post-9/11 GI Bill entitlement or a maximum of $30,000. Eligible Post-9/11 GI Bill students must have either exhausted their entitlement or will exhaust their entitlement within 180 days.

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 ($2,000 and 2,500) and one graduate scholarship ($3,500) are offered for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Scholarship recipients will also become eligible for WTS International scholarships of $3,000 or $6,000.

April 19, 2019
Frederick W. and Grace P. Brecht Scholarship $1,000

Sponsored by the late Frederick W. Brecht: This scholarship will pay up to $1,000 per year to Brevard County residents attending colleges or universities in the state of Florida. Applicants must be a resident of Brevard County, Demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum overall (GPA) of 2.0. The scholarship is administered by the University of Florida. However, you do not have to attend the University of Florida to be a recipient.

June 15, 2019
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 9, 2019
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. For more information, please reference the 2019 FSASE Scholarship Information.

March 29, 2019
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 available to individuals pursuing an education in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Aviation Operations, Aviation Management, Aeronautical Engineering, and other Aviation-Related Disciplines

March 11, 2020
International Peace Scholarship Amount Varies

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

December 15, 2019
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

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.

January 15, 2020
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, 2019
NAFA Corporate Aviation Business Scholarship $1,000-$5,000

The NAFA Corporate Aviation Business Scholarship was established to benefit university students seeking a business career in Corporate Aviation and, specifically, within the corporate aircraft Finance, Legal and Insurance community.
This Scholarship is offered by the National Aircraft Finance Association (“NAFA”), and the amount of Scholarship funds to be made available each year, and for any one Scholarship winner, shall be determined annually by the NAFA Board of Directors.
NAFA will accept applications from qualified applicants attending Colleges and Universities offering course work in Accounting, Business Marketing, Economics, and/or Finance, with a focus on Aviation Business/Management. All interested applicants must apply through their University’s Financial Aid office, and the University shall submit to NAFA, by no later than October 31st, a list of applicants meeting the NAFA Scholarship requirements. The NAFA Board shall approve all Scholarships to be awarded each year, and advise all Applicants through their University’s Financial Aid Office, by November 30th.

October 31, 2019
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 28, 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.

December 10, 2019
Predoctoral Fellowship $24,000 per year

Sponsored by the Ford 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.

December 10, 2019
Rise Marketing Scholarship 1,000

Sponsored by Rise: Undergraduate or Graduate students interested in applying for the Rise scholarship have to major in a STEM subject and attend an accredited college or university. The Winning student receives $1,000 towards his or her degree, and two runner ups will receive a $250 book scholarship.

August 1, 2019
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, 2019
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 Educational Foundation, INC.  For more information, view the SAMA information and application instructions.  To apply, complete the SAMA Application.

October 26, 2019
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.

December 31, 2019
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, 2019
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. 

October 31, 2019
Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Amount Varies

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

February 28, 2019
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.

March 30, 2019