PTSA High School Scholarship Program

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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 offers a minimum of four (4) scholarships, one each in the following categories: University, Fine Arts, Community College, and Vo-Tech, to a student graduating from a PTSA high school each 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.

If additional information is needed, please email: info@floridapta.org.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must submit the following no later than February 29, 2024*Please note uploaded files will not be accessible if using the “Save and Continue” option.

  • Completed on-line application reflecting Florida residency.
  • Upload a copy of your 2023-2024 membership card for your Florida school’s PTA/PTSA or the Sunshine State PTSA.  Students must be a PTSA member as of 11:59 PM on January 29th. (Note: the PTA/PTSA must be in good standing as verified by the Scholarship committee).
  • Upload an unofficial Florida high school transcript with cumulative summary pages reflecting an unweighted high school grade point average of 2.5.  Top qualified candidates may be asked to mail an official Florida high school transcript with your school district seal in a sealed enveloped at a later date.
  • A personal letter of reference.
  • Submit an essay:  How can PTA help support your community?  Please specify a challenge you face within your local school community and explain how PTA can address this challenge.

Value of Scholarship

This is a one-year (non-renewable) scholarship for a total of $2,000.00 which will be sent directly to the school of your choice.

Post Award Requirements

  • The award recipient must provide proof of registration and enrollment as a full-time undergraduate student in a post-secondary university (public or private), fine arts school, community college, or Vo-Tech for the 2023-2024 year.
  • The awarded recipient must provide proof of their Social Security Number.

Date of Notification

The scholarship recipients will be notified by U.S. Mail and/or e-mail before June, 2024.  Scholarship winners will have until June 15, 2024 to accept the award.  After July 1, 2024, the scholarship will be withdrawn and awarded to another student.

Failure to comply with the above steps in applying will result in application being disqualified.