Florida Work Experience Program (FWEP)

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Amount
Awarded

$1,886

Awarded

Application Deadline

May 15

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. In the 2014-2015 academic year, there were 482 initial awards disbursed.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  3. Must be a resident of Florida.
  4. Must enroll in six or more credit hours (or the equivalent clock hours, or a half-time basis) per term.
  5. Must attend a participating Florida college or university, career center, or educator preparation institute. A list of eligible institutions is available at www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/home/PostSecondaryInstitutions.asp.
  6. Must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  7. Must be enrolled or plan to enroll in an associate's or baccalaureate degree program, a career certificate program, or an educator preparation institute program. The student must not have previously received a baccalaureate degree, unless enrolled in an educator preparation institute.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to Florida undergraduate students who are planning to attend an eligible Florida college, university, career center, or educator preparation institute. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Application requirements for the Florida Work Experience Program (FWEP) are:

  • FAFSA
Additional Information: The Florida Work Experience Program (FWEP) is a need-based program providing eligible Florida students work experiences to complement and reinforce their educational and career goals. Each eligible and participating college, university, Florida college (public community college), career center operated by a district school board, and educator preparation institute determines application procedures, deadlines, student eligibility, and award amount. Eligible students must not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.

Award Amount: The postsecondary institution will determine applicant eligibility, number of hours to be worked per week, and the award amount. Funding is based on the number of hours a student worked. Students receive the award funding directly from the employer. A student is eligible to participate in the program for 110 percent of the number of semester, quarter, or clock hours required to complete the program of study in which enrolled, or until the receipt of a first baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first. A renewal student must have earned an institutional cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher and the appropriate number of credit or clock hours depending on his/her enrollment status. Students must also complete the FAFSA every year.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,886.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 15

Additional information about this award is available from the Florida Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) website. Students must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for this program. The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. The new FAFSA is available each year on Jan. 1. Each school may set its own application deadline and priority procedures for making awards. The Florida filing deadline for the FAFSA is May 15.
Contact: Theresa Antworth
Address: 325 W. Gaines St. Suite 1314 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

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