Palm Beach State offers a wide range of scholarships for students. Merit based scholarships are usually awarded on the basis of scholastic ability, talent, area of study, or leadership potential. Others, known as need-based scholarships, are awarded on the basis of financial need. Generally students should apply for Financial Aid, be in a degree-seeking program and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA for most awards.
Presidential Honors College Scholarship
Green & Gold Scholarship
These scholarships are funded by Palm Beach State College and awardees are usually selected by departments (i.e. Athletes, Music-Theater, Honors).
Palm Beach State College Foundation manages a number of student scholarships created to assist students with achieving their academic goals. Generous donors include individuals, businesses, foundations and community organizations.
Scholarships offered for students in the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College at Palm Beach State College.
Seeking Excellence and Education through Knowledge, commonly referred to as SEEK, is a scholarship program dedicated to improving the quality of Palm Beach County early childhood education environments through staff development. The SEEK scholarship is funded by the Children's Services Council and administered by Palm Beach State College through the Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education (IEECE).
State Grants & Scholarships
The following State of Florida Grant and Scholarship Programs are available to students attending Palm Beach State College. These programs are administered by the Florida Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance. Applications and information about Florida Grants and Scholarships can be obtained from the Florida Department of Education.
PBSC General Eligibility Requirements for all State Grants & Scholarships
Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, as determined by the student's postsecondary institution.
Complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) no later than August 31 after high school graduation.
Earn a standard Florida high school diploma or its equivalent from a Florida public high school or a registered Florida Department of Education private high school.
Not have been found guilty of, or pled nolo contendere to, a felony charge, unless the student has been granted clemency by the Governor and Cabinet sitting as the Executive Office of Clemency.
If not funded in the academic year immediately following high school graduation, apply within two years of high school graduation to have your award reinstated.
Be accepted by and enroll in degree or certificate program at eligible Florida public or independent postsecondary institution.
Be enrolled for at least 6 non-remedial semester credit hours (or the equivalent in quarter or clock hours- 180 clock hours) per term. Except for Rosewood Family Scholarship and José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grants must be enrolled in 12 credit hours per semester (Fall & Spring only).
Must be degree or certificate seeking, must be enrolled and admitted in a degree or certificate program, and taking classes towards their program objective.
Required to turn in any transcripts, high school and college, if applicable.
Private Donor Scholarships
These scholarships are funded by local and regional individuals or organizations. Students normally research and apply for these scholarships on their own. Applications are now open for the following private donor scholarships:
Additional Private Scholarship Resources
Instructions for Private Donors
Please be sure the student's name and PBSC ID, or social security number are on the check. Make checks payable and addressed to:
Palm Beach State College
College Wide Financial Aid
Scholarship Office, MS #7
4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33461
Once a check is received, it will be placed on deposit with the Finance Department on behalf of the student. Any fees owed to the college will be deducted, and the remaining funds will be made available to the recipient via direct deposit or check mailed to the address on file.
A check made payable to the student must be endorsed by the student. A non-endorsed check will be returned to the student's local address with instructions on how to proceed.
The following information should accompany your donation:
The term in which the funds are to be disbursed
Your name, address and instructions on how to proceed in case the student withdrawals or does not enroll
If you require a certain level of enrollment: full-time (12 hours), 3/4 time (9 -11 hours), 1/2 time (6 hours), or if less than 1/2 time is acceptable
If the student is required to provide you with a transcript
If you are awarding a tuition/fee only scholarship and require an invoice, please contact us
Please note that Private Donor Scholarship funds must be received by the student's tuition and fees due date in order for classes to be covered.
The schools below offer scholarships for students completing their associate degree at Palm Beach State and will be transferring to their university to continue their education.
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
St. Thomas University
University of Central Florida
University of South Florida