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General Scholarship information

The State of Florida Financial Aid

Bright Futures/Florida Financial Aid

Any senior planning to attend college (2 or 4 year) or a career technical school in Florida needs to file a Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) in order to be considered for financial aid and/or scholarships (including Bright Futures Scholarship).  


CLICK on grants, scholarships, and applications

Go to the Student applicaiton (lefthand side)

then CLICK on Proceed to Application

When you are finished you will need to submit the form (this is a slow site - be patient) and you will get a confirmation that the form has been submitted.  It will give you your username and password in red so please make sure you write this information down.

Scholarships remind

WHS Scholarship REMIND

Seniors and Juniors:
Sign up for the WHS Scholarship Remind.  You'll receive texts with links to local and national scholarships, along with requirements and deadlines.  Text @21scholars to 81010. 


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October due date Scholarships

Walton Republican Women Federated

Due Date: October 15, 2018

Scholarship in the amount of $500-$1000 awarded to women students seeking and Associate of Science degree or Program Certification through Northwest Florida State College or Emerald Coast Technical College.


  • Be a registered Republican voter in Walton County Florida
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be enrolled or plans to enroll in the school or program
  • Funds will be sent to the school or program available in January
  • Complete application
  • Signed statement of understanding
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Written statement

Please see Mrs Carnley in room 236 or email at [email protected]

November due date Scholarships

December due date Scholarships

January due date Scholarships

UF Lombardi and Stamps Scholarship

Due January 25th

The Honors Program Application 

As part of the application, those interested, complete the honors program application.  There are multiple essays and finalists will have a manadotory interview on the University of Florida Campus.  All finalists that participate in the interview are guaranteed $1000.

February due date Scholarships

AgVocator Scholarship

Farm Credit of Northwest Florida is offering 6 $1500 scholarships in the Northwest Florida area.

Due Date: Febuary 11, 2019 5p.m. Central time.  

Applicants must:

  • be high school senior planning to attend college
  • complete scholarship application
  • provide official copy of transcript; resume; list of activities , honors.  
  • Essay on how the applicant plans to use their major in the career
  • lives in one of the following counties (Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison,Taylor, Wakulla, Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Washington, Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton)

See Jennifer Carnley in room 236 or Email at [email protected]

Panther Distinguished Scholar award

Due Febuary 1st 2019

Now, when a student qualifies for the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) award, he or she may receive a Panther Distinguished Scholar Award* that covers full tuition (plus facilities and activities fees) from Florida Tech, a nationally-ranked research university!

 Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) . All you have to do, prior to February 1, 2019, is:
  • Apply and be admitted to Florida Tech as a full-time, on-campus, degree-seeking student
  • Complete the Florida Financial Aid Application while in high school
  • Be eligible to receive the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) award
  • Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) listing Florida Tech as a receiving institution (school code 001469)
Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail and email by the end of Feb. 2018.
Contact us at [email protected] or 321-674-8030 for details or assistance. We would love to hear from you!
Please see Mrs Carnley in room 236 or email at [email protected]

Chelco College Scholarship

Due February 15th



Chelco Membership:  Applicants must be a Chelco member, spouse or dependent of Chelco member

GPA: 3.0 and admission test required 

Community service and leadership

Financial need

 300-500 word essay:  How Scholarship will Benefit life goals and career.

please see Mrs Carnley for application and details.

Arts for Life

Due February 4th

$1000 to 25 Florida graduating seniors


Demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or  visual art.


Essay: How the arts have positively influenced my life.

Portfolio of work

March due date Scholarships

Society of American Military Engineers


The Society of Military Engineers (SAME), Emerald Coast Post, is pleased to offer two (2) $1,500 individual scholarships to outstanding high school seniors qualifying in engineering or architecture related degree programs.  SEE MRS. CARNLEY FOR AN APPLICATION.


1. High school senior enrolling in the fall of 2018 at an accredited undergraduate school of engineering or architecture as a full-time student

2. You or your parents must be Florida residents of one of the following counties: Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, or Walton

3. Demonstrate academic excellence with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater

4. Submit completed application package to include:  
SAME-ECP scholarship application
Essay on your career goals and why you are the best applicant: 500 words or less, typed, double-spaced
Letter of recommendation from math or science faculty member
Letter of recommendation from employer, other faculty member, or advisor
Copy of most current transcript showing GPA

2018 Michele W. Hill Foundation Academic Achievement Community Service Scholarship

Due March 23,2019

Michele W. Hill Foundation Scholarship 2019.  DEADLINE IS MARCH 23TH.  See Ms. Carnley for an application.

Scholarship value $1,000

To be eligible for a Michele W. Hill Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must: • Be a graduating, High School Senior residing in Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, or Bay County, Florida; or Baldwin or Escambia County, Alabama. Home School Students meet this requirement. • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four–year institution within the United States; • Show leadership potential; • Demonstrate a dedication to community service; • Be a United States citizen; • A 3.0 GPA Weighted. However both weighted and unweighted GPA’s must be certified on the application.

Emerald Coast Public Relations Foundation Scholarship

Due March 1st

Emerald Coast Public Relations Foundation Scholarship for high school students who intend to pursue a major in public relations, communication, marketing, or journalism 




GPA:3.5 or higher

Essay: Typed 200-300 word essay addressing ethical issue in public relations or journalism

Service: list of community service or leadership

Better Business Bureau Foundation

Due March 15, 2019

Student Ethics Scholarship 



3 letters of recommendation 

High School Transript


Community Service

Essay about ethics and character.  See Mrs Carnley for complete essay prompt

The ASUS, Inc. Scholarship

Due March 15,2019



Be dependent children of active duty military or honorably discharged US Military Veteran.

High school senior who has been accepted full time in environmental engineering, biology, chemistry, medical sciences, mathematical science, business management, or acquisition.

ASUS-served locations

International Test and Evaluation Association

Emerald Coast Chapter ITEA

Due March 1, 2019


Live in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, or Walton County

Merit based

GPA and aptitude tests

Special honors and Recognition 


Extracurricular Activities

Interest in Science, Technology, Math, Engineering 

Understanding of Test and Evaluation 


Ability to communicate

April due date Scholarships

Emerald Coast Gator Club


Emeral Coast Gator Club Scholarship - or see Mrs. Carnley for an application.  You must be accepted to the University of Florida and the chosen recipients will receive a $2,000 scholarship. This a a financial needs based scholarship and you will need a copy of your transcript and SAT/ACT scores and 2 letters of recommendation.   APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 15. (Postmarked)

TRUSTMARK Scholarship


TRUSTMARK Scholarship

Trustmark Scholarships are for Walton County School seniors only.  DEADLINE IS APRIL 21.  SEE MRS. CARNLEY FOR AN APPLICATION.

 Highly motivated students with good academic achievement, school and community involvement and 3.25 GPA or higher.  Applicant must be planning to attend college the following fall and have a family income below $50,400.00.  You must attach a resume and previous year's tax return for parent or guardian. 



Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc Scholarship.  Please see Mrs. Carnley for the full application.  The DEADLINE IS APRIL 6TH.

Directions: Please submit a 750 word, double-spaced, typed essay on one of the following topics.

Topic I. Describe a mentor in your life who has made a difference in shaping your personal values. Explain why you hold him/her as a role model.

Topic II. Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.

Cohen & Jaffe Annual Scholarship

Cohen & Jaffe Annual Scholarship

Due April 5, 2019

 Cohen & Jaffe annual scholarship contest that your students are now eligible to enter! Nearly $2,000 in scholarships will be awarded to the best applicants. Students can begin working on this scholarship over break and have until April 5, 2019 to enter. 

Complete details can be found here: 

Troy University Scholarship

Due April 1, 2019

Emerald Coast Alumni Chapter



Plan to attend Troy University for the 2019-2020 school year

Participation in school activities and community programs 

2 letters of recommendation 

reside in Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, or Walton County.

250 word essay why you chose Troy and how the scholarship will enhance your education.

May due date Scholarships

June scholarships

July Scholarships

Past years scholarships

SCW DREAMers Scholarship
SCW DREAMers Scholarship. This scholarship is now available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. More information on DREAMers can be found on our scholarship application below: 

Deadline: June 30, 2018 

Award Amount: $2,500 

B. Davis Scholarship

 2018 B.Davis Scholarship.

 Please visit our website at  to apply for the scholarship.


Applications must be received by May 22, 2018


Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000

Give Kids A Chance

GIVE KIDS A CHANCE SCHOLARSHIP -  DEADLINE IS APRIL 30TH.  You can download the application at 

In order to apply for the Give Kids A Chance scholarship, the applicant must demonstrate the following criteria:

- Florida resident.
- Have a 2.5 average GPA or above.
- Documented financial need:  eligible students must have a family income of less than 60% of the median family income in the area in which they reside.
- Demonstrate an interest in school and community activitites.
- Two (2) letters of recommendation.
Scholarship applications are available on our website all year.  They must be completed and submitted to GKAC by April 30th of each year.  Decisions will then be made concerning award recipients by May 30th of each year.