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Paying for College

Bright Futures

Note 4/10/20:  Bright Futures have not changed their requirements for our seniors, so they should expect to have 75 or 100 volunteer hours on record prior to graduation.

Here are some suggestions and guidelines for student wanting to earn community service hours:

  • students can help a sibling with their school work
  • sew masks
  • deliver food or do yard work for an elderly neighbor, etc.
  • Anything that is addressing a community need for which they are not being paid and are not risking their health.
  • Go to VolunteerMatch to find effective ways to match students with online volunteer activities.

Parents can sign off that they have completed the hours. The students can return this form to Ms. Coy @ [email protected] 

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program consists of three awards: Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) award, Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) award and the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV) award. 

To receive FAS or the FMS scholarship students must submit the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) no later than August 31 after high school graduation, complete the 16 college-preparatory courses required for admission to a state university, achieve the required weighted GPA in the 16 college-preparatory courses, complete the required number of service hour, achieve the required combined ACT® or composite SAT®.

To receive the Gold Seal Scholarship students must submit the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) no later than August 31 after high school graduation, achieve the required weighted 3.0 GPA in the non-elective high school courses, take at least 3 full credits in a single Career and Technical Education program, achieve the required minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA in the career education courses, complete 30 service hours, and achieve the required minimum scores on one of the college entrance. 

Bright Futures Registration Directions (Registration Cheat Sheet) Use this to apply here

Complete the Bright Futures flyers and return to Ms. Coy in guidance or email the signed form to [email protected]s  

Education’s Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) at [email protected] or toll free at 1-888-827-2004.


Florida Pre-paid Programs

Florida Prepaid College Plans have specific dates to enroll, but you can request information to be sent for the next open enrollment. However, you can open a Florida 529 Savings Plan account at any time. Using the links below, you can view the Florida 529 Savings Plan Guide to learn more about the importance of saving for college and the options we offer.



  • Students, searching for scholarships can be time-consuming and hard work.  Please take a few preparatory steps before you begin your search to ensure that your time will be well spent and fruitful.  Planning ahead is EVERYTHING!
  • A guide to not just applying for scholarships but winning them! This quick guide gives students direction in starting their scholarship search. This website is available to any students looking for some tips: 
  • Prepare a resume- Educational or Work Related; keep a log or folder of "things" you do, places you've gone, people you've met, lessons you've learned.  It will all come in handy when preparing your 100 words of WOW!
  • Get reference letters written early.  Begin getting reference letters from your minister, your employer, your teachers, your guidance counselors, your coaches, your babysitting families, etc.  Make 10-15 copies of each and have them sign them individually.  Then keep them all in the folder with your resumes.
  • Keep an extra 10-15 wallet size pictures of yourself.  Many scholarships require a headshot.
  • Keep your persuasive and informative essays from high school close by and electronically filed.  They will come in handy when you are trying to write an essay for each of the scholarships you choose.
  • Make copies of everything you send off.  Don't ever trust that just because you put a stamp on it or handed it to someone that it is going to reach its destination.
  • All that you can – in general, the more you apply for, the better your chances of receiving one become.
  • Depends on your financial situation – most students will need some financial aid or scholarships to pay for college.
  • Any scholarship that a student can receive will help to defray the cost of college.
  • Three places – First, check with the college you will be attending for any scholarships they offer- most colleges and universities have a variety available.  Second, use internet searches – there are literally millions of available scholarships – one challenge with internet searches is that many of the resources are specific to a particular college or major or have some other limiting requirements.  Another challenge is that if it’s available on the internet the number of students applying is usually very large, which typically lowers the odds of receiving a particular scholarship.  Third, regularly check the scholarship book in Student Services (referred to as the Big Red Book). This is a list of scholarship applications that we receive here at SHS.  Each application is available for Seabreeze students.  One of the benefits of this list is that many of the scholarships you’ll find here aren’t on the internet because they are from local organizations.  Many of these are also scholarships that are only Seabreeze students are able to apply for.  In general, the scholarships that are in this book will have fewer students apply for them so the odds of receiving them are better.
  • It’s on ongoing process – most of the scholarships out there are for seniors so start searching early in your senior year.  As for the Big Red Book in Student Services, students should be checking every couple of weeks throughout the year as we are adding scholarships each month from October until early May.

The BIG RED BOOK of scholarships is available in our guidance department throughout the year. In addition, below is a table of those scholarships in pdf format. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

If the scholarship must be returned to the school, please take a picture of each page, then email them as attachments to [email protected] Please include a message with your name, alpha code and which scholarship you are including in the email. Each completed scholarship should be emailed separately.   If you would like a copy of your transcript, please follow the steps below:

  • Unofficial copy of your transcript, please email [email protected] and in the subject line include your first and last name, alpha code, unofficial transcript. You CAN NOT receive a printed copy of the unofficial transcript.
  • Official copies are used for colleges (that cannot be sent electronically) and some scholarships ONLY. Email [email protected] for additional instructions




3- DSC S-STARS scholarship (pick up application in guidance)

19- Martin Luther King Scholarship (sign up in Guidance)

25- Vince Carter Embassy of Hope Foundations- "Believing in Your Dreams" (application in guidance)

27- Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship (application in guidance)

29- American Legion Riders Chapter 267 (application in guidance)

34- Edna Kemp Memorial Scholarship (application in guidance)

35- James P. Cook Memorial Scholarship (application in guidance)

36- SHS Class of 1967 (application in guidance)

37- Jeremy Doliner Scholarship (application in guidance)

38- Bruce Ernest and Dorothy Summers Haddad Memorial Scholarship (application in guidance)

39- Palmetto Club Scholarship (application in guidance)

40- Darcy Akers Scholarship Fund (application in guidance)

41- Lions Club Scholarship (application in guidance)

45- David Bigman Memorial Scholarship (application in guidance)

46-  James T. Russell Scholarship (application in guidance)

47- National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. Volusia County Chapter High School Scholarship Application (application in guidance)

48- MANDY STOLL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD (application in guidance)

49- National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Scholar/Essay (application in guidance)

50- Andy Romano Memorial Scholarship (application in guidance)

51- Self Help Community Scholarship

52- Delta Sigma Theta DB Alumnae

53- Rob Ridder Scholarship (application in guidance)

54- Volusia County Council of PTAs (VCCPTA) (application in guidance)

55- 2022 Black & White Ball Scholarship (application in guidance)

56- Wade Anthony Baird Scholarship (application in guidance)

57- A Wish Inc and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Scholarship in guidance)

58- Volusia School Counseling Association Scholarship Essay Contest

59- Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Volusia County Chapter (application in guidance)

61- Volusia County Alumni Chapter of FAMU Scholarship (application in guidance)

62- Anchor Group Scholarship (application in guidance)

63- Rotary Club of Daytona beach Interact Scholarship (application in guidance)

64- Rotary Community Scholarship (application in guidance)

65- Saxton Lloyd Rotary Scholarship (application in guidance)

66- Pilot Club of Halifax Scholarship (application in guidance)

67- Citrus Grove Elementary Eagles Soar Scholarshiip

1- No Sweat Scholarship

2- Heisman HS Scholarship

4- Navy ROTC Scholarship Opportunity (Nursing Only Schools)

5- Navy ROTC Scholarship

6- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc International Essay Contest (pick up app in Guidance)

 7- Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

8- Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards

9- Lombardi Scholarship & Stamps Scholarships (Honors Program at UF)

10- Coca Cola Scholarship

11- Horatio Alger Career & Technical

12- Make the U/ Hispanic Scholarship

13- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

14- Prudential Emerging Visionaries

15- Burger King Scholarship

16- Coolidge Scholarships

17- American Muslim Alliance of Florida (application in guidance office)

18- Education Woman in Math

20- MENSA Scholarship

21- Equittable Excellence Scholarship

22- The Dream US Scholarship

23- Free Speech Contest

24- Peabody Auditorium Foundation (application in guidance)

26- The Earnest Scholarship

28- Amazon Future Engineer

30-JAM Jr. Annual Scholarship

31-EEqual Scholarship

32- Clarence & Grace Watterson Scholarship

42- Cirkled In Scholarship

43- 2022 Dr. Arnita Young-Boswell Scholarship (application in guidance) or online

44- 2022 “SISTER-TO-SISTER” SCHOLARSHIP (application in guidance) or online 

60- Miami Foundation

67- #LeadingConEducation

68- Future Smart Scholarship Contest

69- Florida School Counselors Association

70- LGBTQ Student Scholarship

71- No Sweat