All the Florida Resident students have an excellent opportunity to level up their careers. The Florida Department of Education is initiating an extraordinary scholarship called the Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship Program. The Mary McLeod Bethune scholarship provides financial assistance to undergraduate students who meet scholastic requirements, demonstrate financial need, and attend or will enroll in the Bethune Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Florida A&M University, or Florida Memorial University.
The aim behind this scholarship is to support the Florida resident students who are struggling to complete their higher education due to financial instability. The main motive of this program is to promote the growth of Florida by educating the next generation to create a well-civilized society. It provides needed financial support to the candidates to contribute towards the development of Florida. This program encourages students to maintain an excellent academic record to be eligible to enjoy further benefits years.
The Florida Department of Education specially designed to promote the education and development of the society, the department works wholeheartedly towards the growth of Florida through educating the residents. They have initiated several grants to support the deserving candidates and make it possible for them to pursue higher education. Every day they work hand in hand with parents, teachers, educators, and community members to improve Florida’s education system for students of all backgrounds and abilities.
|Organization||Florida Department of Education|
|Educational Level||Freshmen or Current students|
|Number of Awards||Undefined|
|Nationality||Domestic and International|
Who May Be Eligible?
Take a look at eligibility requirements set by the department before proceeding further:
- Candidate should be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- The postsecondary institution determines a student’s residency and citizenship status. Questions regarding such a situation should be directed to the financial aid office or admissions office of the institution the student plans to attend.
- The fellow should 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.
- Individuals should not have previously received a baccalaureate degree.
- Candidates should enroll at Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Florida A&M
- University of Florida Memorial University as a degree-seeking, undergraduate student for a minimum of 12 credit hours per or the equivalent.
- Candidates should have earned a minimum, unweighted, cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, toward a high school diploma.
How to Apply
Only the eligible candidates are welcome to apply for this program. Applications must be obtained from financial aid offices at Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Florida A&M University or Florida Memorial University. Please make sure you submit all the needed information in the applications. The department will not entertain late or incomplete applications. Candidates should provide all the necessary supporting materials through the application.
This program provides needed financial support to the deserving students to lower the burden of their expenses. A student is eligible to receive an award for a maximum of 8 semesters (12 quarters) over six consecutive years until the student receives a baccalaureate degree, whichever occurs first. Undergraduate students participating in college-preparatory instruction, students requiring additional time to complete the college-level communication and computation skills testing programs (CLAST), or students enrolled in a 5-year undergraduate program are eligible to receive financial aid for a maximum of 10 semesters or 15 quarters.
Applications for the year 2020-2021 are open.