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This award is available to Florida high school seniors and incoming graduate students who are of Hispanic descent and enroll at a participating Florida institution. Students must have an unweighted cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
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- Awarded by:
- Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance
$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 2013-2014 academic year, there were 27 initial awards disbursed.
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.