SFCC African-American/Willie J. Dennard, Jr. Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$7,789

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 15

Sunday
Awarded By:

South Florida Community College

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. *Please note: The number of recipients for this program varies according to the number of students meeting the eligibility requirements in any give year.
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.
  3. Must be a resident of Hardee, Highlands, or De Soto counties, Florida.
  4. Must be African American.
  5. Must attend or plan to attend South Florida Community College.
  6. Must be a full-time student enrolled in an associate of arts or associate of science degree-seeking program.
  7. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
  8. Must be a high school senior or college freshman at time of application.

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

Description: This award is for full-time South Florida Community College students of African American descent who are residents of Hardee, Highlands, or DeSoto counties in Florida. Students must be seeking an associate's degree and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

Application requirements for the SFCC African-American/Willie J. Dennard, Jr. Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • FAFSA
  • Application to SFCC
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: Applicants must demonstrate financial need. All South Florida Community College scholarship recipients are required to reapply every academic year, as well as maintain the specified required grade point average.

Award Amount: The monetary award amount varies according to the applicant's financial need. The scholarship will be renewable for up to two full years or until an associate's degree is earned, so long as the student makes satisfactory academic progress toward the degree and maintains continuous full-time enrollment status.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $7,789.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 15

Applications are available online from the South Florida Community College (SFCC) website. In addition to the completed and signed application, the student must attach a biographical statements that describes the items listed within the application. *Please note: All students applying for financial assistance at SFCC must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the deadline date. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. In addition, students must also apply for admission to SFCC. Students may access the online and downloadable paper application from the SFCC website. A completed admission application will include all high school and/or college transcripts. Scholarship applications are accepted throughout the year; however, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by a priority deadline date. Current SFCC students should submit their applications by the following priority deadlines: June 15 for fall, Oct. 15 for spring, and March 15 for the summer term. Incoming high school seniors should apply by June 1 for the fall term. If priority deadlines are missed, applicants are still encouraged to submit their scholarship application; however, the scholarship application will be considered for the following term.
Contact: Rachel Young
Address: 600 W. College Drive Avon Park, Florida 33825

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