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Scholarship Application Process

The Polk State College Foundation accepts applications for endowed and other Foundation awarded scholarships February 1 – March 15 of each year!

The Polk State College Foundation is committed to making your scholarship application and award process stress-free. Please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Foundation team should you require assistance in using our on-line application system.

To apply for a Polk State College Foundation scholarship, you must have access to most recent transcripts (GED, high school or college), a current Polk State College ID number, and a functioning e-mail address.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is frequently used as a qualifier in the application and award process and your transcripts are necessary to determine GPA. During the application process you will be asked to upload (attach) a copy of your transcripts to the application. You will need access to current transcripts.

If you are currently enrolled at Polk State College, you can obtain a copy of your transcripts by completing the following steps:

  1. Click on the following link to PASSPORT
  2. Enter your social security number adjacent to “Student ID”
  3. Adjacent to “PIN,” enter your birth month and birth year using the following format: March, 1990 = 0390; October, 1979 = 1079
  4. Click “Logon”
  5. Using the toolbar at the top of the page, highlight “Records”
  6. Click on “Display Unofficial Transcript”

You may copy your transcripts from PASSPORT to a WORD document for purposes of uploading with your application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. If you are not currently enrolled at Polk State, it will be necessary to secure a copy of your transcripts from your most recent high school or college. It will be necessary to attach a copy of your transcripts to your application and submit electronically. The Polk State College Foundation staff will scan your transcripts and attach to your application should you require assistance with this part of the process. Please bring your transcripts to the Polk State College Foundation should you require assistance scanning your transcripts.

If you are a graduating high school student, please click here for directions on how to get your GPA.

If you have a General Education Diploma (GED), you can use the conversion table below to determine the comparable GPA.

GED to GPA conversion table:

GED Total Score GPA
580 2.0
586 2.1
592 2.2
598 2.3
610 2.4
616 2.5
622 2.6
627 2.7
633 2.8
639 2.9
644 3.0
650 3.1
656 3.2
661 3.3
667 3.4
672 3.5
678 3.6
683 3.7
689 3.8
695 3.9
700 4.0

Please use the GPA closest to your GED score when applying for a scholarship. In addition to providing your GPA, from the table above, applicants will be required to upload a copy of their GED diploma during the application process. The Polk State College Foundation staff will scan your diploma and attach to your application should you require assistance with this part of the process. Please bring your diploma to the Polk State College Foundation should you require assistance scanning and uploading your GED document/ diploma.

To apply for, or access, your Polk State College student ID, please follow these steps:

If you are currently enrolled at Polk State:

  1. Click on the following link to PASSPORT
  2. Enter your social security number adjacent to “Student ID”
  3. Adjacent to “PIN,” enter your birth month and birth year using the following format: March, 1990 = 0390; October, 1979 = 1079
  4. Click “Logon”
  5. Using the toolbar at the top of the page, highlight “Records”
  6. Click on “Display Unofficial Transcript”
  7. The first field on the left hand side of the page, after the welcome message, will display your student ID

If you are not currently enrolled at Polk State, you must apply for admission to the college.  When you submit your application you will immediately receive an Admission letter which includes your Polk State College student ID. To apply for admission to Polk State College:

  1. Click on the following link: https://passport.polk.edu/Genesis/student/applogon.jsp
  2. Complete the application process per the instructions on the web site
  3. Print or save your Admission letter, read it, and follow the Steps to Admission in the Admission Guide available in your high school guidance office, online, or on any campus.

The Polk State College Foundation on-line process requires a current functioning e-mail address. All information related to this process will be communicated by e-mail so having a current e-mail address that you can access regularly is imperative. If you don’t currently have an e-mail address, the following web sites provide free e-mail addresses: Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail.

Please contact student services at 863-297-1016 if you have questions about obtaining a Polk State student ID, obtaining an e-mail address or general transcript questions.

Applicants who do not otherwise have access to home computers will have access to computers in the TLCC’s on the Winter Haven and Lakeland campuses. Please contact the respective TLCC for hours of operation.

Providing false information to obtain a scholarship may result in expulsion from Polk State College and permanently impair/ damage your academic record; furthermore, the Polk State College Foundation reserves the right to prosecute, under applicable state and federal laws, individuals who knowingly misrepresent information in the scholarship application process! 

Applications will be accepted February 1 – March 15 of the current year. These applications are available on-line. Foundation scholarships will be awarded in June of the current year and will be available for use beginning in the Fall term of the current academic year, and subsequent terms, at Polk State College.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY!