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Scholarships

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.

 

 

Types of Scholarships

For more information on scholarships, please email scholarships@palmbeachstate.edu

These scholarships are funded by Palm Beach State College. Specific criteria must be met to be eligible and and awardees are usually notified by email. Applications for these scholarships opens in October and usually closes in April. You'll need to fill out an application to be considered for a Premier Scholarship.

These scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors only.

Link to apply will be posted once applications open.



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
  • Criteria:
    • 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
  • Criteria:
    • 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
  • Criteria:
    • 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 
  • Criteria:
    • 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

These scholarships are funded by Palm Beach State College and awardees are usually selected by departments (i.e. Athletes, Music-Theater, Honors). Some scholarships have applications but most do not. Departments will notify notify qualifying students.

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

PBSC Departmental  Scholarship List
Scholarship Name Award Term Award & Criteria Department Responsible For Selection Is An Application Needed?
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

Recruited and selected by Athletic Department

No

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

Selection made by Department No
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

Application and selection made by department  Yes
Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Emerging Scholars Scholarship Fall/Spring/Summer

Award: Award: $3,000 over six (6) semesters

Enrollment Required: 12 credits Fall & Spring;  6 in summer

Criteria:

  • Open to currently and First-Time-in-College (FTIC) students with a minimum 2.5 unweighted GPA.
  • Renewal Cum. GPA: 3.0
  • Must be planning to pursue an associate degree at Palm Beach State College.
  • Priority given to First Generation College (1stGen) students majoring in Education.
  • Must complete a 2021-2022 & 2022-2023 FAFSA
Selection made by department.

Yes

(Link will be posted once application opens.)

Drumline Scholarship Fall/Spring

Award amounts may vary

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

Selection made by Department No
First Step 2 Success Scholarship Summer

In-state tuition, registration fees and books ($500 maximum)

  • 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  FAFSA and be eligible to receive the Pell Grant.
 

Yes

(Link will be posted once application opens.)

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)

 

Selection based on requirements once per academic year  No
GED Merit Scholarship Fall/Spring

Award for the cost of 3 credit hours.

Enrollment Requirement: Min. 3 credits

• 3 scholarships are awarded

Selection made by Department No
Leadership Development Scholarship Fall/Spring

Award for the cost of 3 credit hours.

Enrollment Requirement: Min. 3 credits

• 3 scholarships are awarded

Selection made by Department  No
Miley Miller Foundation, Inc. Leaders in Action Scholarship Fall/Spring/Summer

Award: Award: $1,500 over three (3) semesters

Enrollment Requirement: 12 credits fall & spring; 6 in summer

Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled 2nd-year student in good academic standing (min. 30 credits and 2.5 GPA)
  • Renewable cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Must be available to serve as a Peer Advisor in the Summer Bridge Program.
  • Must complete a 2021-2022 & 2022-2023 FAFSA.
Selection made by department

Yes

(Link will be posted once application opens.)

 

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

Selection made by Department  No
NextEra Foundation, Inc. Innovators in STEM Scholarship Fall/Spring/Summer

Award: Award: $3,000 over six (6) semesters

Enrollment Required: 12 credits fall & spring;         6 in summer

Criteria:

  • Open to currently and First-Time-in-College (FTIC) students with a minimum 2.5 unweighted GPA.
  • Renewal Cum. GPA: 3.0
  • Must be planning to pursue an associate degree at Palm Beach State College.
  • Priority given to First Generation College (1stGen) students majoring in Electrical Power & Engineering Technology and other STEM related fields.
  • Must complete a 2021-2022 & 2022-2023 FAFSA.
Selection made by department

Yes

(Link will be posted once application opens.)

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

Selection by Palm Beach County Principals No
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

Selection based on SGA membership  No

 

Looking for  scholarship?
Student scholarships are organized through PBSC's Foundation. Please visit their website for more information.

Looking to give to a scholarship?
Please visit the Foundation's Giving to Scholarships webpage for more information.

Scholarships offered for students in the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College at Palm Beach State College. 
Scholarship Name Award Term Award & Criteria Department Responsible For Selection Is An Application Needed?
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

Selection made by Honors College No
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

Selection made by Honors College No
Stewart Honors College Scholarship Fall/Spring

A $500 award for a semester.

  • Good academic standing
  • Full time or part time
  • Completed 6 credits of honor coursework
  • Must have 5 honor activity points
Selection made by Honors College No

Departmental Scholarship

Scholarships offered for students of the Center for Student Accessibility at Palm Beach State College.
Scholarship Name Award Term Award & Criteria Department Responsible For Selection Is An Application Needed?
Center for Student Accessibility Scholarship Spring/Summer

Amounts awarded vary per semester.

• Completed at least 6 credit hours at PBSC.

• Registered with the Center for Student Accessibility.

• Enrollment Requirement: Min. 6 credits.

• GPA Requirement: 2.7.

• Submitted a 2021-2022 FAFSA application.

Application and selection made by department

Yes

(Application link will be posted when it reopens)

 

Additional Scholarship Resources

These scholarships are funded by local and regional individuals or organizations. Students normally research and apply for these scholarships on their own.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF) 
 

Scholarships are the primary means by which EAF carries out its mission. The Foundation awards Merit, Financial Need and Youth Partners Accessing Capital (Y.P.A.C.) scholarships. For information on scholarship instructions and access to the application portal, please visit www.akaeaf.org/scholarships


Bank of America Abilities Scholarship Program

This program awards scholarships to students with disabilities (including learning disabilities) who have a career interest in finance, business or computer science, a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and who reside in various states, including Florida. For more information, write to Bank of America Abilities Scholarship Program, PO Box 1465, Taylors SC 29687 or call 1- 864-268-3363.


Florida Council of the Blind Scholarship Program

The Florida Council of the Blind Scholarship Program consists of awards totaling $4,000.00, that are offered to outstanding students who are enrolled in academic education, professional or technical training beyond the high school level. For more information, please visit https://www.fcb.org/node/1310 or contact Gabriel Lopez Kafati via email: fcbscholarships@gmail.com or phone: 786-547-5465.


Yes I Can! Foundation for Exceptional Children

The Yes I Can! Foundation for Exceptional Children offers the Stanley E. Jackson Scholarships and Sara Conlon Memorial Scholarship. Each scholarship is $500 for first year college students with a disability. US citizenship is required. For more information, write to Foundation for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201-5704 or send email to yesican@cec.sped.org.


Pilot International Founders Fund

The Pilot International Founders Fund was established to support the community-based work of Pilot Clubs by helping to underwrite Club service in the areas of Encouraging Brain Safety & Health, and/or Supporting Those who Care for Others. There are a number of scholarship and grant opportunities available. For more information, please visit www.pilotinternational.org/grants-and-scholarships.


P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education

The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education is a non profit organization that facilitates integration of the arts, in all its forms, into school curriculums, specifically addressing children who learn differently. Visit www.mossfoundation.org or call 800-430-1320 for scholarship information.

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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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.

 

Additional Private Scholarship Resources

 

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.

 

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

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