Financial Aid & Scholarships
College & Financial Aid Links
- If students are enrolled in the FRM (Free/Reduced Meal) Program, they qualify for FREE ACT/SAT fee waivers. Read the parent letter before completing the application
- Click here to apply online in English https://www.vcsedu.org/schoolwaycafe/free-and-reduced-meal-applications
- Speak with a Guidance Counselor to see how to obtain the SAT/ACT fee waiver.
Paying for College
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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 https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org
Complete the Bright Futures flyers and return to Ms. Coy in guidance or email the signed form to email@example.com
Education’s Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) at OSFA@fldoe.org 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: https://www.brookslawgroup.com/blog/applying-for-scholarships-and-winning/.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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@example.com for additional instructions
3- JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
4- Omicron Omicron Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. High School Essay Contest (pick up in guidance)
5- C. Valentine Bates Memorial Hope Scholarship
6- Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
24- 2023 Dr. MLK Jr. Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
26- Project Weather Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
27- American Legions Riders Chapter 267 (pick up in guidance)
28- The Peabody Auditorium Foundation Scholarship Award (pick up in guidance)
29- FHSAA Roger Dearing Heart of the Arts Award (pick up in guidance)
30- FHSAA Roger Dearing Sprit of Sport Award (pick up application in guidance)
31- 2023 Lions Club District 35-0 Youth Exchange Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
32- Embassy of Hope "Believing in Your Dreams" Scholarship Application
33- Ormond Beach Lions Club Andy Romano Memorial Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
54- Edna Kemp (pick up in Guidance)
55- Wade Anthony Baird (pick up in Guidance)
56- Jeremy Doliner (pick up in Guidance)
57- Haddad Memorial (pick up in guidance)
58- SHS Class of 1967 Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
59- American Legion Auxiliary Unit (pick up in guidance)
61- Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
62- American Muslim Alliance of Florida Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
63- David "Bigman" Memorial Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
64- Time to Shine: Florida Prepaid Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
65- Matt Buth Memorial Music Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
66- DB Street Rod Automotive Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
67- Alpha Delta Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
68- National Hook-up of Black Woman (NHBW) Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
69- http://www.amvetsfl.org/scholarships/ (pick up in guidance)
70- James T. Russell Scholarship
71- Daytona Beach Links Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
72- SHS Class of '72 Scholarship (pick up in guidance )
74- Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
75- A Wish, Inc and Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
77- Darcy Ackers Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
78- 2023 Kappa Derby Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
79- Rotary Club J. Saxton Lloyd Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
80- Rotary Club Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
82- Pilot Club Scholarship (pick up in guidance)
83- VSCA High School Scholarship Contest (office.com)
84- Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce Rob Ridder Scholarship (pick up in guidance office)
9- Voice of Democracy Scholarship
10- College Xpress Scholarship
15- Jack Kent Cooke
16- SP Scholarship
18- Barbara Lotze for Future Teachers
21- Overachievers Student Grant
22- Common App
23- Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout
25- Foundation 649
34- NPC Centennial Scholarships
35- Jackie Robinson Scholarship
37- Footlocker Scholar Athlete
39- Overachievers Student Grant
42- Union Plus Scholarships Program
46- Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship
47- Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
48- KFC REACH Educational Grant Program
49- Equal Opportunity Scholarship
50- Gallery Collection's Greeting Card Scholarship
52- Kezian Science
81- Southern Scholarship Foundation