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.

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.
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

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.

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. a. Students must meet the minimum merit scholarship requirements, submit a 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. b. Students must meet the minimum merit scholarship requirements, 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 your first semester.

Athletic Scholarships

Florida Tech competes in 20 NCAA Division II sports, 12 offer athletic scholarships: baseball, football, men’s soccer,women’s soccer, softball, men’s rowing and women’s crew, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s lacrosse, men’s swimming, women’s swimming.  For more information on athletic scholarships, please contact the athletic department.

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.

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.