Freshman Admissions

Freshman Admissions

University Scholarships And Grants

What is Florida Tech willing to invest in your undergraduate education? More than you may know. University aid comes in the form of merit-based academic Scholarships, Florida Tech Family Grants, and Need-Based Grants.

Out-of-state U.S. students may earn university aid packages that cover up to 50% of tuition. Florida students may be eligible for awards covering up to 100% of tuition as well as certain fees.

Your complete application for admission to full-time undergraduate study at the university's Melbourne campus is your application for most of the merit-based opportunities listed below. There is no separate application to be considered for merit-based aid, but you may need to include certain documentation with your application. Please make sure to provide all the necessary materials.

Florida Tech Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission. A student must be admitted and enroll as a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student in Melbourne in order to claim an awarded scholarship. Scholarships listed below are available to domestic (U.S.) freshman unless otherwise indicated;  and  are listed separately.

Florida Resident Scholarships and Academic Scholarships are mutually exclusive; they do not "stack" and cannot be combined. If a student qualifies for more than one of the scholarships below, the student will be offered the higher scholarship, but not the sum of two or more. Scholarships in an amount less than full tuition may, however, be combined with Incentive Scholarships, Florida Tech Family Grants, and Need-Based Grants.

Florida Tech scholarships can be combined with state and federal scholarship and grant programs.

Florida Resident Merit Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to students who are residents of Florida. They do not combine with other Academic Scholarships but may be combined with Incentive Scholarships.

Florida Tech 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. In recognition of the university's upcoming 60th anniversary, Florida Tech will offer 60 of these awards.

The Florida Tech Distinguished Scholar Award is only available to incoming fall 2018 undergraduate students at this time. 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 Feb. 1, 2018
  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) listing Florida Tech as a receiving institution (financial aid code: 001469) by Feb. 1, 2018
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.

Academic Scholarships

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. Merit scholarships require that recipients maintain a minimum cumulative 2.60 GPA at Florida Tech for annual renewal. These scholarships are available to all domestic (U.S.) students, whether in-state or out-of-state.

Panther Fund Merit Scholarship

All applicants will be considered for a Panther Fund Merit Scholarship. Panther Fund Merit Scholarship awards range in value but may cover up to 50% of tuition, regardless of financial need. Most applicants to Florida Tech are offered some level of merit award.


Panther Fund Guaranteed NCSSS Scholarship

NCSSS high school graduates are guaranteed a minimum 50% tuition Panther Fund Scholarship 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.

Incentive Scholarships

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 meet the minimum merit scholarship requirements, submit a letter from their FIRST team adviser verifying participation during the year of application, and have a complete admission application on file by Feb. 1.

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 meet the minimum merit scholarship requirements and have a complete admission application, including a copy of the certificate verifying their achievement, on file by Feb. 1.

Athletic Scholarships

Florida Tech Athletic Scholarships (NCAA Division II) are awarded by individual coaches through the athletics department. Florida Tech offers scholarships in men's baseball, basketball, cross country, football, lacrosse, golf, swimming, tennis, track & field, rowing and soccer, and in women's basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, softball, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, rowing and volleyball. Athletic scholarships are available to domestic (U.S.) and international students.

Florida Tech Grants

Florida Tech Family Grants

Family grants are available to both domestic (U.S.) and international students.

Legacy Grant
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.

Family Grant
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. All sibling students, when enrolled at the same time, will receive this grant.

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 need. 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.