Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance
Up to $2,000 annually. Awards are automatically renewable. Undergraduate students may renew for a maximum of eight semesters (twelve quarters) over a period of no more than six consecutive years, or until receipt of a baccalaureate degree, whichever occurs first (or ten semesters or fifteen quarters for students in five-year programs). Graduate students may renew for a maximum of four semesters or six quarters. In order to renew, students must have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, continue to be enrolled full time, and continue to demonstrate $2,000 or more in financial need.
The number of awards offered varies annually based on the number of qualified applicants and available funding. In the 2014-2015 academic year, there were 10 initial awards disbursed.
The José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund is a need-based merit scholarship that provides financial assistance to eligible students of Hispanic origin who will attend Florida public or eligible private institutions. Eligible students must demonstrate financial need of $2,000 or more. Financial need is determined based on information provided on the FAFSA. Students cannot 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. Applicants are ranked first by the highest financial need, then by grade point average, and then by application submission date. Applicants will be evaluated and notified approximately at the end of June for eligibility determination. First priority in the distribution of awards shall be given to eligible renewal applicants. Second priority for awards will be given to initial applicants. Third priority for awards will be given to reinstatement applicants. Fourth priority for awards will be given to restoration applicants. Fifth priority for awards will be given to initial graduate applicants.
Applications are available from the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) website. Students must apply online by completing the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA). The FFAA ope ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.
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