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Scholarship Opportunities


Thrive has done the leg work to round up the scholarships for local teens.  Below is a list of local and national scholarships available for teens in Lake County.


Mount Dora Community Trust 

Scholarship funds are designated to help students cover expenses associated with all levels of education. Custom scholarships can be created to benefit specific students, schools, vocations or regions of Mount Dora.

Scholarship Window – January 1st – End of Spring Break

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Education Foundation of Lake County

This foundation has multiple scholarships for all types of students. One example is the Bill Haydes memorial scholarship, which requires a 2.5 GPA, and is for culinary arts students. It can be used for tuition, books, and fees.  Deadline - 2024 seniors can check back in fall to apply.

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Project Scholars - Four, $10,000 scholarships each year to Lake County students. - March deadline

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Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation - Scholarships each Spring for students with families who are dealing with cancer.

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UCF Academic Works

Applicant must be enrolled at the university as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student.

Deadline April 2024

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College Schoalrships

Frankie Valenti Scholarship - EMT
The Frankie Valente Scholarship Fund is a resource for students in the emergency care field. This is to assist students to become EMS/EMT.
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Wayne M. Densch First Generation Scholarship program

This scholarship provides academic advice, financial assistance, social activities and workshops, and peer mentoring. It requires being a first-time college student, being a first-generation college student, needing financial assistance, having a high school diploma or GED before the fall term, and you need to be accepted into Seminole state.

Deadline - Opens again next year 2024-2025 school year fall term

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This offers multiple scholarships for different people. Some include the Eccleston-Callahan fund, which is for people with disabilities, the Earl K. Wood fund, which is for high school seniors and public speaking, and the S. Frank and Tille S. Poole memorial fund, which is for a Christian college education. They also have many funds for specific high schools in the area.

-Deadline – Not listed. Check website for the most updated information.

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Lake-Sumter State College Foundation

Awards over $1,000,000 in scholarships annually to any Lake Sumter State College students with a 2.0 GPA or above. There are over 195 scholarships available thru the foundation.
Scholarship Window: the scholarship is available three times a year. For the Fall Semester applications open in June; for the Spring Semester applications open in October; and for the Summer Semester applications open in March.

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The Clermont Woman's Club

Dedicated to supporting and empowering women in their educational endeavors. They offer two $750 scholarships to female students enrolling full-time at Lake Technical College. They also offer a $1500 scholarship to females that displays academic skills, leadership, quality and participation in school and community.

Scholarship Window: Typically, April deadline see website for more details.

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Rosen Gives Back Scholarship

The owner of Rosen Hotels & Resorts offers scholarships which pay for all cost of tuition, boarding, and books, for any Florida College. You must be living and going to school in Tanglo Park or Parramore. Rosen also gives scholarships for the UCF hospitality school and has a dependent scholarship program for students that attend Evan’s and Oak Ridge High Schools.

Deadline – Check website for updated information

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The Lennar Foundation Grant

This grant offers opportunities for specific high demand, high paying jobs for students attending or planning to attend Miami Dade College for instate tuition, textbooks, and receive student support services. The 3 specialized jobs that this scholarship supports are: Central Sterile Processing Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, and Endoscopy Technician. The requirements are a high school diploma or GED, must go to or plan to go to Miami Dade college, live in Florida, be admitted into one of the supported programs, commit to one of the programs, pass criminal background check, and attend mandatory orientation.

Deadline – Check website for more information on deadlines

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Berry College Scholarships

The college offers many financial opportunities to their students studying all areas that have ambitious research projects. Grants like the Kirbo Grant, Richard’s Grant, and Synovus grant are all scholarships a student attending Bery College and earn. The requirements are must have completed 24 credit hours at Berry, must be a full-time student at Berry, and must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Rewards range from 1,250 to 5,000 dollars depending on which you apply for and can last for up to 2 years.

Deadline - All 3 end March 27th

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Project Scholars

Project Scholars each spring awards four-year scholarships, worth up to $10,000 each, to four deserving south Lake County students. One of the scholarships is earmarked for students who plan to start their college journey at Valencia College. The other three are eligible for any college, university or certified technical-training program.

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