Student Scholarships

The Foundation scholarship application period for the 2024 Fall Term is now open until 11:59 p.m. July 15, 2024.

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The application period to apply for 2024 Fall Term scholarships is now open. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 15, 2024. Students will receive notification of an award before the first day of classes. Students may also log into the Foundation scholarship system at to see the status of their application. After notification of an award, students should monitor their MySeminoleState Financial Aid account and accept/defer once the award has been posted.

With close to 300 scholarship opportunities, the Foundation offers financial assistance to help with tuition and books before every term.  

The Foundation has developed a searchable scholarship catalog to help students discover scholarships that apply to their field of study.

Enrolled students pursuing an associate or bachelor's degree who have completed at least one term may apply online during the following open application periods: 

  • Fall Term: June 15 through July 15
  • Spring Term: October 1 through October 31
  • Summer Term: March 1 through 31

Students enrolled in certification programs should contact the Foundation before the beginning of your class term. Students enrolled in Fine and Performing Arts programs should contact their program administrator before the start of class.

Scholarships typically belong to one of the following categories:

General Scholarships: Open to all programs of study, but unique additional requirements may exist.

Program-Specific Scholarships: Relate to specific programs of study.

Student Demographic Scholarships:  Open to all programs of study, but may contain specific eligibility requirements such as community service records, full-time attendance status, graduation from specific high schools, and other demographic requirements.

High School Graduate Scholarships: Available to graduating high school seniors who will attend Seminole State by the Fall term following graduation. New students entering their first term at Seminole State will need to complete one of the applications included in the module below.

External Scholarship Opportunities are scholarship opportunities that are managed by external organizations.  Students will need to apply directly to the organization offering the scholarship.  Please visit the Private Scholarships page to learn about additional external opportunities.

If you have any questions, please email, or call 407.708.4567.

Graduating High School Seniors

Are you graduating from high school this year?  The Foundation offers the following opportunities:

Oviedo, Paul J. Hagerty High, or Winter Springs High School graduating seniors and seniors who live in Oviedo but graduating from a magnet program within a Seminole County High School may apply for the Robert and Jane Lee Endowed Scholarship which provides up to 2,000 per term toward tuition and books for six consecutive terms. Eligible students must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher after January 1, 2025, complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the 2025-2026 academic year, and submit an application for admission to Seminole State prior to submitting this scholarship application, and maintain full-time attendance (12+credit hours per term).  Download the application and submit it by March 1, 2025.

All other graduating high school seniors may complete a "First Time in College" application for consideration for other Foundation scholarships.

Vocational and Program Specific Scholarships

The Foundation also offers scholarships to students enrolled in the specific program areas listed below. Students should contact their program manager if interested in a scholarship. 

  • Barbara Miller Endowed Scholarship
  • Bridgestone/Firestone Automotive Technology Endowed Scholarship
  • CFADA (Central Florida Auto Dealers Association) Endowed Scholarship
  • Michael Griffin Endowed Scholarship
  • Raj Lally Automotive Program Endowed Scholarship
  • Robert J. Schmidt & E.S. Douglas Auto Training Endowed Scholarship
  • Vince Murray Automotive Technology Endowed Scholarship

Please submit the public safety scholarship application  during orientation to be considered for one of the following scholarships: 

Existing/Returning Students

Existing/Returning students will have the opportunity to apply for Foundation scholarships online during open application periods offered prior to each term.

Students active in the system may apply for Foundation scholarships online prior to each term.  The yellow apply button will be accessible on this page during open application periods.  The Foundation utilizes a general application process where applicants complete a one-page application online form. The system will then utilize the applicant's student record and match the applicant to all opportunities for which the applicant would be eligible.  The system also offers a second level of scholarships that requires applicants to submit additional information that is not contained within student records. These opportunities are designated as "Apply To" opportunities. 

Please visit the Application Procedures page to learn how the system works and to begin applying for scholarships.


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