Florida PTA Scholarship Program


About Scholarship Program

In keeping with our policy of providing quality education for young people, Florida PTA goes one step further by assisting qualified students who wish to continue their education beyond high school. Florida PTA offers scholarship opportunities funded by money derived from Honorary Life Memberships, Scholarship Fund functions and other contributions.

Florida PTA is pleased to offer a total of four (4) scholarships, one each in the following categories: University, Fine Arts, Community College, and Vo-Tech, to a student graduating in the 2016-2017 school year. This is a one time (non-renewable) award of $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a worthy student who is interested in getting a start in life through higher education.

This award is specifically for a student who wishes to pursue their education at a University, Fine Arts School, Community College, or Vo-Tech.

Requirements for each student to apply for this scholarship include:

  1. Be a member of their high school’s PTA/PTSA or the Sunshine State PTSA (PTA/PTSA must be in good standing).
  2. Graduate from a Florida High School in the 2016-2017 school year.
  3. Be a resident of the state of Florida.
  4. Plan to continue their education in the 2017-2018 school year in the at a University, Fine Arts, State College or Vo-Tech.
  5. Fully complete the application (attached) and submit letters of recommendation, an essay, and copies of their official sealed high school transcript, ACT and/or SAT scores.

Additional factors will be taken into consideration in selecting a winner (e.g. need, special circumstances, extracurricular activities and honors, etc.)

* Deadline for all applications is February 1, 2017.  All applications must be postmarked by that date in order to be considered.

Scholarship Forms

Scholarship Application Instructions

Scholarship Application


The Brian Dassler Memorial Scholarship



It is with unbearable sadness we share the news that Florida PTA and the children of our state have lost an incredible advocate.  Brian Dassler, Deputy Chancellor for Education Quality with the Florida Department of Education, passed March 20, 2017 at the young age of 38.  
Brian was an inspiring young man, full of energy and enthusiasm.  His smile could light up any room. He began his journey into advocacy as the Florida PTA Student Representative from 1998-2000.  His drive and desire to make a positive change motivated him to continue on a path to creating better learning opportunities for all of the children in Florida.
Brian never missed a chance to help Florida PTA in any way, whether facilitating meetings with decision makers in Tallahassee or speaking at events to teach our members how to become better advocates.  He will be greatly missed.
To memorialize this amazing advocate, the Florida PTA Board of Directors voted unanimously on March 25th to name a scholarship in Brian's honor.   For information about the Florida PTA Scholarship Award program, including how you may make a contribution in honor of Brian Dassler, please contact the state office at 407.855.7604/info@floridapta.org.  You can also mail a check to Florida PTA, Attn: Brian Dassler Scholarship, 1747 Orlando Central Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32809.


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