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Before You Get Started

Students must complete a FAFSA application, be in a degree-seeking/certificate program and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA for most awards.


PBSC Admissions application must be completed in order to have your student ID and password necessary to log into the scholarship application system.


Scholarships now available:

current & prospective pbsc students

Fall 2021 | Spring & Summer 2022 Foundation Scholarships

Open to Current & Prospective PBSC Students

Selections are complete and students have been notified. For inquires, please email scholarships@palmbeachstate.edu.

Graduating High School seniors

2021-2022  PBSC Premier Scholarships 

GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ONLY (CLASS 2021)

Selections are complete and students have been notified. For inquires, please email scholarships@palmbeachstate.edu


Presidential Honors College Scholarship

  • Award: A two-year award worth $6,000 per academic year ($2,000/semester).
  • Enrollment Requirement: Min. 12 credits
  • Funds available:  Fall, Spring and Summer
  • Funds cover:  In-state tuition, registration fees, books & educational expense
  • Graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA
  • Renewal Cumulative GPA: 3.5 
  • Must have College ready test scores
  • Must participate in Honors College's Gold Track
  • Must enroll for classes during the fall term following high school graduation
  • Must complete mandatory Honors College Orientation
  • Able to renew if continue with PBSC Bachelor's program 
  • Not able to stack with other Honors College scholarships

Green & Gold Scholarship

  • Award: A two-year award worth $2,000 per academic year ($1,000/semester).
  • Enrollment Requirement: Min. 12 credits
  • Funds available:  Fall and Spring
  • Funds cover:  In-state tuition, registration fees, books & educational expense
  • Graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.2 unweighted GPA. 
  • Renewal Cumulative GPA: 3.2
  • Must have College ready test scores.
  • Must enroll for classes during the fall term following high school graduation.
  • Able to renew if continue with PBSC Bachelor's program

Finish4Free Scholarship

  • Award: Full tuition and registration fees for selected students who have earned 30 or more college credits to complete their Associate degree.
  • Enrollment Requirement: Min. 12 credits
  • Funds available:  Fall and Spring
  • Funds cover:  In-state tuition, registration fees
  • Graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA.
  • Renewal Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Must enroll for classes during the fall term following high school graduation.
  • Must have 30 College credits by the time of graduation (Dual Enrollment, AP, AICE or CLEP)
  • Able to renew if continue with PBSC Bachelor's program

2+2 Scholarship (For high school Dual Enrollment students only)

  • Award: 2 years of tuition and books
  • Enrollment Requirement: Min. 12 credits (Fall/Spring), Min. 6 credits (Summer)
  • Funds available:  Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • Funds cover:  In-state tuition and books 
  • Graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA.
  • Renewal Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Must enroll for classes during the fall term following high school graduation.
  • Must have completed Dual Enrollment courses.
  • Completed an appropriate FAFSA annually

Foundation Scholarships

Did you know that $1.7 Million Dollars in Foundation Scholarships are awarded annually to PBSC students?

…..PBSC students just like you!

 

Generous donors help make it possible! They support many scholarships on campus and a well-written thank you note can go a long way! Donors appreciate hearing from YOU! A short note from you affirms the value and significance of their contributions and encourages their continued support.

Letters of Gratitude

As part of the requirements for receiving a Foundation Scholarship, we ask that the students write a “Letter of Gratitude” to the donor. All thank you letters will be submitted through your scholarship portal.


TIPS for Gratitude Letters:

  • Make sure your letter is free of spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Have someone review your letter before submitting.
  • Please do not include the $ amount of your scholarship in the letter Thank donors for their support, not their money.
  • If you received multiple donor-funded scholarships, please submit a letter for each scholarship.

If you need help writing your letter, please call the Foundation Office, 561-868-3450.

 

Guidelines for Letter of Gratitude

NAME:
SCHOLARSHIP RECEIVED: 
AREA OF STUDY: 
YEAR OF GRADUATION:

I. INTRODUCTION
Include: name, area of residence, scholarship received, expression of thanks and appreciation to the donor in your own words

II. GOALS
What areas of study, degree or certification are you pursuing? What are your academic, career, personal goals? How will this scholarship help you achieve these goals? What does this scholarship mean to you and your family

III. INTERESTS
What are some of your activities (e.g. community service, clubs, memberships) that drive you? Describe these passions that tell the donor about your interests and goals outside of academics.

IV. CLOSING
Restate your appreciation to the donor for your scholarship. What is the most significant impact that this scholarship has on you and your future? Please include a proper closing (e.g. Sincerely, In appreciation, Thank you, Kind regards, etc.) and your name. 

 


First Step 2 Success Scholarship

  • Award: In-state tuition, registration fees and books ($500 maximum)
  • Funds available: Summer
  • Complete admissions application and requirements to Palm Beach State College with a starting semester of Summer 2020.
  • Must be a First-Time-in-College (FTIC) student with a standard high school diploma.
  • Must be planning to pursue an AA degree at Palm Beach State College.
  • Must complete a 2020-2021 & 2021-2022 FAFSA and be eligible to receive the Pell Grant .

Institutional Scholarships for 2020-2021

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

  • Complete all requirements for admissions and registration (i.e. admissions applications, residency classification, waivers if applicable...etc.)   
  • Complete appropriate FAFSA application per academic year
  • If you need assistance please visit FAFSA Workshops for dates and times we are available.

 ** All institutional scholarships are awarded based on available funding.

Transient and Dual Enrolled students are not eligible due to non-degree seeking and admissions status.


Departmental Scholarships

List of Scholarships, Criterias, Deadlines, and links to Applications for Institutional Scholarships
Scholarship Name Award Term Criteria Form of Award Deadline/Apply
Principal's Choice Scholarship Fall/Spring

A two-year award worth $4,000 per academic year ($2,000/semester).

Enrollment Requirement: Min. 12 credits

• High school graduate with a minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA.
• Renewal Cumulative GPA: 3.5
• Must have College ready test scores
• Student must not have more than 30 credit hours of Dual Enroll, Early Admission or AP credit hours
• Able to renew if continue with PBSC Bachelor's program

Tuition, registration fees, books & educational expenses

No Application.

Selection by Palm Beach County Principals

Honors College Scholarship Fall/Spring A $1000 award per academic year ($500 per semester).


Enrollment Requirement: Min. 12 credits

• GPA Requirement: 3.5 
• 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

 

Tuition, registration fees, books & educational expense

No Application.

Selection made by Honors College

4.0 Achievement Award  Fall  

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)

Tuition, registration fees, books & educational expense

No Application.

Selection based on requirements once per academic year

Honors College Merit Award Fall or Spring  

A $500 award for a semester.

Enrollment Requirement: Min. 12 credits

GPA Requirement: 3.5 
• Must be a Honor College participant
• Must complete at least two Honors courses

Tuition, registration fees, books & educational expense

No Application.

Selection made by Honors College

District Board of Trustees Scholarship  Fall/Spring  

Award for the cost of 6 credit hours.

Enrollment Requirement: Min. 6 credits

• Must be elected as Student Trustee
• Must maintain SAP Standards

6 credits of tuition and registration fees  
Athletic Scholarship Fall/Spring (Summer is at department's discretion)

Amounts awarded per semester vary

Enrollment Requirement: Min. 12 credits

• Must be accepted to participate in a PBSC Sport team: Women's Basketball, Men's Basketball, Baseball, Softball or Volleyball
• Must maintain SAP Standards

 

Varies Recruited and selected by Athletic Department
The Center for Student Accessibility Scholarship Spring/Summer

Amounts awarded vary per semester.

Enrollment Requirement: Min. 6 credits

• GPA Requirement: 2.7
• Scholarships awarded to students in the Center for Student Accessibility.

Tuition, registration fees, books & educational expense

Application and selection made by department

GED Merit Scholarship Fall/Spring

Award for the full tuition and registration fees

Enrollment Requirement: Min. 6 credits

• GPA Requirement: 3.0
• Awarded to the top 10 Scores of GED Graduates
• Must take a minimum of 12 credit hours per year
• Will cover a maximum of 65 credit hours
• FAFSA must be filed each year

Tuition & registration fees only

Application process.

Selection made by Adult Education Center

Deadline: TBA

Leadership Development Scholarship  Fall/Spring

Award for the cost of 3 credit hours.

Enrollment Requirement: Min. 3 credits

• 3 scholarships are awarded

Tuition, registration fees, books & educational expense

No Application.

Selection made by Department

Drumline Scholarship  Fall/Spring

Award amounts may vary

• GPA Requirement: 2.5
• Must maintain SAP Standards
• Must participate in PBSC's Drumline

Tuition, registration fees, books & educational expense

No Application.

Selection made by Department

Music Scholarship  Spring  

Award will cover tuition for music ensemble course

Enrollment Requirement: Min. 12 credits

• Coursework GPA Requirement: 2.5
• Musical Coursework GPA Requirement: 3.0
• Must preform in student recital

Tuition, registration fees, books & educational expense

No Application.

Selection made by Department

Student Government Scholarship Fall/Spring

Award amounts may vary

Enrollment Requirement: Min. 6 credits

• GPA Requirement: 2.0

• Must be a member of the Student Government
• Must be an inducted Senator
• Must participate in on Campus event

Tuition, registration fees, books & educational expense

No Application.

Selection based on SGA membership

PBSC Bachelor's Scholarship Fall/Spring

Awarded to students based on criteria determined by each degree area

Enrollment Requirement: Min. 6 credits

• GPA Requirement: 3.5

Tuition, registration fees, books & educational expense

No Application.

Selection made by Department


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).

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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*

Note: If you are awarded with one of the premier scholarships (listed above), you are ineligible for the Palm Beach State Grant.


Private Donor Scholarships


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:

Cashier’s Office
Palm Beach State College-Lake Worth
4200 Congress Avenue, MS#11
Lake Worth, FL 33461

Tel: 561-868-3250
Fax: 561-868-3080
Email: cashier@palmbeachstate.edu

Once a check is received, it will be deposited into a “Non-Restricted” account in which the fund can be used for any educational related expenses. Any fees owed to the college will be deducted and the remaining funds will be made available to the recipient via direct deposit or a 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:

  • Your name, address and pertinent contact information
  • The semester in which the funds are to be disbursed

Please note that Private Donor scholarship fund must be received two weeks before the student's tuition and fees’ due date in order for the fund to be applied in a timely manner.


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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