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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. Students must apply for Financial Aid, be in a degree-seeking program and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA for most awards.

 

Institutional Scholarships for 2018-2019

These scholarships are funded by Palm Beach State College and awardees are usually selected by departments (i.e. Athletes, Music-Theater, Honors).

  • Students must complete the FAFSA application to be considered for any of the following scholarships.
  • If you need assistance please visit FAFSA Workshops for dates and times we are available.

 

Institutional Scholarship Name Criteria Deadline Apply
Presidential Honors College 
Scholarship

A two-year award worth $6,000 per academic year.
• High school graduate with a minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA
• Must have College ready test scores
• Must participate in Honor's College
• Must enroll for classes during the fall term following high school graduation
• Must enroll in 12 credit hours for Fall & Spring

April 13, 2018

Applications closed.

Decisions will be communicated shortly

First Step 2 Success A $500 award for a the summer semester
• Must be a graduating High school Senior
• Must be Hispanic or Pell eligible
• Will cover SLS1501 course and the required book
May 4, 2018

Applications closed.

Decisions will be communicated shortly


Green & Gold Scholarship

A Two-year award of $1,000 per semester.
• High school graduate with a minimum 3.2 unweighted GPA
• Must enroll for classes during the fall term following High school graduation.
• Must enroll in 12 credit hours for Fall & Spring

April 13, 2018

Applications closed.

Decisions will be communicated shortly

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Get your AA at PBSC

Award for Full Tuition per semester.
• Must be a graduating High school Senior
• Must enroll for classes during the fall term following High school graduation
• Must enroll in 12 credit hours for Fall & Spring
• Must have 30 College credits by the time of graduation (Dual Enrollment, AP or AICE)

April 13, 2018

Applications closed.

Decisions will be communicated shortly

Honors College Scholarship

A $1000 award per academic year.
• ($500 per semester) given to currently enrolled students
• Must be accepted in to the Honors College.
• Must be enrolled full time (12 credit hours)
• Must be enrolled in at least one Honors course
• Maintain 3.5 GPA

No Application 

Visit the Honors College
Selection made by Honors College

4.0 Achievement Award Award amounts may vary per semester.
• Must be currently enrolled with a 4.0 GPA
• Must have completed two consecutive terms (Fall/Spring)
• Must have earned a minimum of 24 PBSC credits (not including prep courses)
No Application Selection based on requirements
Honors College Merit Award A $500 award for a semester.
• Must be a Honor College participant
• Must complete at least two Honors courses
• Must have at least 12 credit hour and a 3.5 GPA
 No Application Visit the Honors College
Selection made by Honors College
District Board of Trustees Scholarship Award for the cost of 6 credit hours.
• Must be elected as Student trustee
• Must be enrolled in 6 credits or more
• Must be meeting the Standards of Academic Progress
No Application  Visit the Honors College
Selection made by Honors College

 

Academic Scholarships

Scholarship Name Criteria Deadline Application
Athletic Scholarship

Amounts awarded per semester.
• Must be accepted to participate in a PBSC Sport team
• Men's Basketball or Baseball
• Women's Softball, Basketball or Volleyball

No Application 

Recruited and selected by Athletic Department

Visit the Athletic Dept

Disability Support Services Scholarship Amounts awarded per semester
• Scholarships awarded to students in the Disability Support Services Center
No Application  Selection made by Department
GED Merit Scholarship

Award for the cost of a minimum 6 credit hours.
• Awarded to the top 10 Scores of GED Graduates
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Must take a minimum of 12 credit hours per year
• Will cover a maximum of 65 credit hours

No Application  Selection made by Adult Education Center
Leadership Development Scholarship

Award for the cost of 3 credit hours.
• 3 scholarships are awarded

No Application  Selection made by Department
Drumline Scholarship

Award amounts may vary
• Must participate in PBSC's Drumline
• Must maintain a 2.5 GPA
• Must be meeting the Standards of Academic Progress

No Application  Selection made by Department
Music Scholarship Award will cover tuition for music ensemble course
• Must preform in student recital
• Must maintain a 2.5 GPA in overall coursework
• Must maintain 3.0 GPA in musical coursework
No Application Selection made by Department
Student Government Scholarship Award amounts may vary
• Must be a member of the Student Government
• Must be an inducted Senator
• Must participate in on Campus event
• Must maintain a 2.0 GPA
 No Application

Visit the Student Government site

Selection based on SGA membership

PBSC Bachelor's Scholarship A Fall & Spring award.
• Awarded to students based on criteria determined by each degree area
• Must be enrolled in 6 credit hours or more
• Awarded if funding is available
No Application  Selection made by Department

Foundation Scholarships

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.

Learn More.


Honors Scholarships

Scholarships offered for students in the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College at Palm Beach State College.

Learn More.


SEEK Scholarships

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). Learn More.


Palm Beach State Grant

  • Apply Early! Awarded on a first come, first serve basis
  • Minimum award amount is $500/year
  • Maximum award amount is $2,000/year
  • Must be A.A., A.S., or Bachelor program
  • Financial need as determined by your EFC and total family income
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Award amount will be prorated based on term enrollment*

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. Note: Applications dates vary for each private donor scholarship.

Scholarship Highlight

Archways to Opportunity

Provides opportunities for students to work and receive tuition assistance

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.


Transfer Scholarships

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 International University

St. Thomas University

University of Central Florida

University of South Florida

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