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Third Party Scholarships

Throughout the academic year, the Foundation is made aware of other scholarship opportunities for our students. As those opportunities become available, we will post them on this webpage. These scholarships are awarded by entities not affiliated with the Polk State College Foundation and questions should be directed to the sponsoring organization.

Theta Kappa Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa offers members opportunities to apply for over $87 million in scholarships opportunities from Phi Theta Kappa, partnering senior colleges, universities and foundations – a benefit unmatched by other honor societies.

If you are a member of Phi Theta Kappa, you are eligible for the Hites Transfer Scholarship or the Guistwhite Scholarship. For more information and to apply, please  click on this link and click on the dollar sign:  http://www.ptk.org

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is for students planning on transferring to a four-year institution in the fall semester. To be eligible, students must achieve sophomore status the spring semester prior to transfer or be a recent graduate of Polk State College with a GPA of 3.5 or better. While the deadline varies each year, applications for the first phase of the application process are generally due in early November of each year.  More information can be found at the  Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website.  Applications are submitted directly though the website.  The institutional contact at Polk State College is  Orathai Northern in the District Office of Academic and Student Services.

The Bailey Family Foundation Scholarships

The Bailey Family Foundation accepts applications for scholarships from January 1 through March 15 annually. Please click on link for further information and application instructions: www.bailey-family.org .

PEO Scholarship for Women – Women helping women reach for the stars

Local PEO chapters may recommend female candidates for the PEO International Scholarship. To receive an application and more information, please contact 863.294.6290.

Military Officers Association of America – Cape Canaveral Chapter

Since 1984, The Cape Canaveral Chapter of The Military Officers Association of America has awarded Scholarship grants to descendants and wards of active duty or retired members of the Uniformed Services of the United States (includes Regular, National Guard or Reserve enlisted and officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, NOAA or USPHS). The quantity and value of the scholarships vary from year to year.

The Scholarship Selection Committee accepts applications starting on 1 January of each year. The deadline for submission of applications is 15 June.

Please see the scholarship eligibility criteria for more information.

Women in Science Environmental Scholarship

Dronethusiast is offering a $500 Global Drone Scholarship for women in high school or college. This scholarship is not limited to those residents of the United States. The deadline is December 1 of each year. For more information, visit http://www.dronethusiast.com/drone-scholarship/.

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

The Horatio Alger Association was established in 1947 and began awarding scholarships in 1984. Since the first scholarship award, the Association has awarded over $125 million in need-based aid to students who hope to pursue their American Dream.

The Association awards 510 scholarships up to $2,500 each, with a rolling deadline, until all scholarships have been awarded. Please click here for more information.

The Brooks Law Group Scholarship

Brooks Law Group in Winter Haven has always been passionate advocates for client rights, Whatever It Takes. In 2017, a two scholarships will be awarded. The scholarship levels are $1,000 – 1st and $250 – 2nd, and awarded based on the application and essay submitted.

The application deadline is November 1, 2017. Please click here for more information on this scholarship.

The Michael Callin Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.

The Michael Callin Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in recognition and honor of DFC Michael A. Callin. Callin served as an Orange County Sheriff’s Office Motors Deputy, serving his community for seven years before being killed in the line of duty on August 2, 2006.

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to students and police academy recruits (non-sponsored) who exemplify the qualities of integrity and service to others that characterized Michael’s life.

Please click here for more information.

The 2017 Stellar Student Scholarship

The 2017 Stellar Student Scholarship The 2017 Stellar Student Scholarship Award is $7,500 and is intended for students in all 50 states and is provided by www.pizzahutcoupons.org. Every year hundreds of thousands of students matriculate into the next level of education while dealing with life’s financial difficulties. Some attend school in clothing that doesn’t fit, without eating breakfast each day, without motivation and without the financial support other students enjoy. Because of this coupled with our interest in supporting great students, we’re happy to introduce the “Stellar Student Scholarship” Award offered twice per year with the following deadlines: April 8th, 2017; October 15th, 2017; April 8th, 2018; October 15th, 2018. Please click Pizza Hut Coupons for more information on this opportunity.

The 2017 Wonder Woman Scholarship

The 2017 Wonder Woman Scholarship The 2017 Wonder Woman Scholarship Award is $500 and is intended for women in all 50 states and is provided by www.pizzahutcoupons.org. In an effort to support women across the country we’re happy to announce this bi-annual scholarship competition for women ages 16 – 40. The deadlines for applications are as follows: May 8th, 2017; November 15th, 2017; May 8th, 2018; November, 15th 2018. Please click Wonder Woman Scholarship for more information on this opportunity.

The 2017 Minorities Scholarship

The 2017 Minorities Scholarship The 2017 Minorities Scholarship Award is $500 and is intended for minorities in all 50 states and is provided by www.pizzahutcoupons.org. Making it through college offers its own hurdles. From books to materials to housing to food, paying for college can be a daunting task and often times financial aid offered through the college or university is not enough. For this reason, we’re doing our part to support the efforts of minority students who plan to or are actively enrolled in a 2 or 4 year degree program. Are you a highly motivated student with a demonstrated track record of academic success? Are you a recent high school graduate or are planning on enrolling in college this upcoming semester? We would like to hear from you. The deadlines for applications are as follows: May 15th, 2017; November 15th, 2017; May 15th, 2018; November 15th, 2018. Please click Minorities Scholarship for more information on this opportunity.

The 2017 Life Event Survivor’s Scholarship

The 2017 Life Event Survivor’s Scholarship The 2017 Life Event Survivor’s Scholarship Award is $500 and is intended for life event survivors located in all 50 states and is provided by www.pizzahutcoupons.org. Life has a way of throwing everyone a curveball from time to time. You don’t expect it or always see it coming none the less it still happens. We get it, we understand and we’re doing our part to help. If you’ve encountered a life event and would like to share, we want to hear from you! Examples of life events include but are not limited to: death, addiction, accident, or a very poor decision. Our goal is to reward those who have encountered a life event and eventually overcame it. The deadlines for applications are as follows: April 8th, 2017; October 15th, 2017; April 8th, 2018; October 15th, 2018. Please click Life Event Survivor’s Scholarship for more information on this opportunity.

The 2017 Young Learner’s Scholarship

The 2017 Young Learner’s Scholarship The 2017 Young Learner’s Scholarship Award is $250 and is intended for parents with children ages 5-18 who have a learning disability. In an effort to contribute to and support parents of children with developmental and/or learning disabilities we are happy to announce our bi-annual Young Learners Scholarship Award. Parenting is difficult enough but when you add in factors such as caring for and parenting a child with learning or developmental disabilities, it becomes more than parenting. It almost becomes a full time job and often times can put a financial strain on parents. For this reason, we’re working to support deserving parents. The deadlines for applications are as follows: May 8th, 2017; November 15th, 2017; May 8th, 2018; November, 15th 2018. Please click Young Learner’s Scholarship for more information on this opportunity.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Dream the Dream Scholarship

Applications are currently being accepted for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Dream the Dream Scholarship. This scholarship requires a completed application and essay, with the essay addressing questions with a related emphasis on “Service.” Scholarship recipients will receive $500 that can be used at Polk State College beginning Spring 2018. Click here for the application.

The scholarship application deadline is Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11:59pm. Applicants are invited to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Please contact the office of Equity and Diversity for more information and to RSVP.