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Scholarships

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DSC Foundation Scholarship

  • Scholarships are awarded to DSC students and made possible by generous members of the community and DSC alumni
  • Complete one application to apply for more than 300 scholarships
  • Several are need based scholarships and may require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be completed
  • Dual-enrolled, Transient, and DSC Employees (and their dependents) are not eligible for DSC Foundation scholarships

How do I get a scholarship?

DSC Scholarships That Require a Separate Application

These are scholarships requiring a separate application process. Please review the information below if you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships.

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  • L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series Scholarship Application

    The L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series Scholarship will be awarded to students interested in becoming entrepreneurs. Up to three $1,000 scholarships may be given, based on the following criteria:

    • One to a Volusia or Flagler County high school student who plans to attend DSC
    • One to a DSC college-credit student
    • One to a DSC Adult Education student
    • High School students applying for the scholarship should click here to create an account.

    Applications are now closed for Fall 2021, however, please check back in the Spring 2022.

  • Halifax Hospital Education to Employment Scholarship

    Halifax Health and the DSC Foundation will provide scholarships to students who are majoring in eligible allied health fields or who are taking prerequisites for limited access allied health fields. The amounts of the scholarships will vary. Students taking prerequisites will receive a scholarship for tuition and fees. Students in the actual allied health majors will receive a scholarship for tuition, fees, and books.

    After completing the program at DSC, students will work at Halifax Health or a Halifax Health Affiliate for a minimum of 3 years. Eligibility to continue in the program will be evaluated each semester until program completion.

    Eligible Majors

    Requirements

    • Be enrolled in an eligible major or taking prerequisite classes toward that major while awaiting admission to a limited access program
    • Be enrolled at DSC for at least 6 credit hours per semester (students taking prerequisites or vocational certificates are not subject to this minimum)
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Be a resident of Volusia, Flagler, or Brevard Counties
    • Be willing to enter into a separate agreement with Halifax Health or a Halifax Health affiliate regarding future employment
    • Follow the application and approval process

    For more information, contact Admissions:
    Admissions@DaytonaState.edu
    (386) 506-3642

    Deadline to apply for Fall 2021: March 1 - June 30
    Deadline to apply for Spring 2022: August 1 - November 14

  • Vets Create Program

    The Vets Create Program offers scholarships to veterans, active duty personnel, their spouses, and dependents (18 and older)to enroll in a variety of DSC studio arts courses. The scholarship covers in-state tuition, all lab fees, and tools.

    For more information, contact Trent.Berning@DaytonaState.edu

    Deadline to apply for Spring 2022: Prior to the start of Spring 2022 classes (January 18, 2022)

  • William H. Murray Memorial Scholarship Application

    Multi-semester scholarship is awarded in the fall and spring to students in the nursing program who meet the following criteria:
    Continuing DSC students;

    • Enrolled in at least 10 credit hours within the nursing program
    • Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
    • Demonstrate financial need

    Deadline to apply: To be determined

  • S-STARS Scholarship (Students-Success Through Academic Resources & Services)

    A full in-state tuition scholarship program open to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students currently:

    • Must have a STEM major excluding any medical, clinical, nursing, or health majors
    • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours or more at DSC
    • Have a cumulative 3.0 or better GPA
    • Be eligible for financial aid and have a FAFSA on file
    • Be willing to attend mandatory meetings and fulfill scholarship requirements as outlined in S-STARS application

    Two letters of recommendation are required with your application - one from a STEM faculty or supervisor, the other can be from anyone that is not a family member or friend.

    Submit application and recommendation letters to Anindya Paul at Anindya.Paul@DaytonaState.edu

  • TRIO Grant Aid Scholarship

    The TRIO Grant Aid scholarship funds will be awarded to students who have been active in the TRIO Student Support Services program for at least one semester. Please complete the scholarship application if you meet the following criteria:

    • You are currently active in TRIO Student Support Services and have completed the 3-2-1 requirement
    • You are a Federal Pell Grant Recipient
    • You are registered for at least 3 credits the following semester
    • You have a 2.5 minimum GPA and are in compliance with SAP

    Deadline to apply for Fall 2021: December 13, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
    Deadline to apply for Spring 2022: May 9, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes three lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement.

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  • What are the Initial Eligibility Requirements to Receive Funding?

    The student will:

    • Meet Florida's residency requirements for receipt of state student financial aid by maintaining Florida residency for purposes other than education for a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of class of the academic term for which funds are requested. A student's residency status is determined by the postsecondary institution. An applicant who has questions regarding residency status should contact the financial aid office of the institution he/she plans to attend.
    • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A student's residency and citizenship status is determined by the postsecondary institution. An applicant who has questions regarding residency status should contact the financial aid office of the institution he/she plans to attend.
    • Not owe a repayment under any state or federal grant or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
    • Not be in default on any federal Title IV or state student loan program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.

    View specific coursework and minimum grade point average (GPA) and test score requirements by visiting the First Time Applicants link, on the Bright Futures website.

  • How Does a Student Apply?

    For Initial Eligibility the student will:

    • Submit a fully completed (error free) Florida Financial Aid Application during his/her last year in high school (after December 1 and prior to graduation) by accessing www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org online (select State Grants, Scholarships & Applications, then Apply Here). The application gives the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) permission to evaluate the student's high school transcript and standardized test scores for eligibility for a Bright Futures Scholarship and other state scholarships and grants.
    • Apply during his/her last year in high school, before graduation, or will forfeit all future eligibility for a Bright Futures Scholarship.
  • How Does a Student Renew?
    • A student who receives funding during the current academic year (fall through spring) is automatically evaluated for renewal at the end of the spring term.
    • Renewal cumulative GPA and completed hours requirements are outlined in the Bright Futures outline on the Bright Futures Fact Sheet.
    • The institution where a student is enrolled as degree- or certificate-seeking is the home institution. That institution determines the courses to be included in each student's renewal institutional cumulative GPA.
    • A student may request that a financial aid officer at the home institution use his/her high school dual enrollment courses to his/her advantage when calculating the renewal institutional cumulative GPA.

Office of Financial Aid

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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