Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit.
- University Scholarship for Transfers*
A $2,000 scholarship distributed over two years. The Office of Admissions automatically considers all admitted AA transfer students from Florida public colleges and state colleges for academic merit-based scholarships. Recipients are selected from the best AA transfer students admitted to the University based upon cumulative college grade point average. There is no separate application process.
- Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships*
A $2,000 scholarship distributed over two years. Applications are available from chapter advisers at your local Florida public college or state college, or by contacting the Office of Admissions. Deadline for consideration is May 1.
*Each eligible student may receive only one of the noted merit-based Admission scholarships. Because these scholarships are limited in number, students should be admitted by May 1 for full consideration.
To ensure the greatest likelihood of getting financial support to attend Florida State University, you should apply early for admission and financial aid. The Office of Financial Aid awards assistance each year to eligible students in the form of scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans. Additionally, Florida State has resources that can help you find private sources of aid to attend college. In order to apply for need-based financial aid, applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate academic year. To begin researching scholarships, you might start in your own school or community library or with an adviser at your present school. Check out local civic organizations and businesses to see if they currently offer any scholarships. Beyond the local level, you can search through several Internet scholarship search programs.
Below are other avenues to consider when researching scholarship opportunities at Florida State University.
- Air Force, Army, and Navy ROTC Scholarships
The military offers various scholarship programs for students who are interested in attending college and serving their country through the Armed Forces. For more information, please call the Air Force (850.644.3461), the Army (850.644.1016), or the Navy (850.599.3989) for details.
- Athletic Scholarships
Available to men and women who represent the University in intercollegiate sporting events. It is highly recommended that the student's high school or college coach contact the Athletic Department at Florida State.
- Departmental Scholarships
Numerous departments offer scholarships to upper-division (junior and senior level) students. Additional information can be obtained directly from the individual academic departments.
- Talent Scholarships
Offered in the areas of Music, Dance, and Theatre to both freshmen and transfers. Consideration for these awards is based upon auditions. Additional information can be obtained directly from the individual academic departments.
- Southern Scholarship Foundation (SSF)
The Southern Scholarship Foundation was established to provide outstanding students needing financial assistance with an opportunity to obtain a college education. The Foundation provides rent-free housing to deserving students in a cooperative living environment. The SSF currently operates 14 scholarship houses at Florida State University. Additional information can be obtained from the SSF, 322 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304, or by calling 850.222.3833
- Florida's Bright Futures Scholarship Program
The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program for Florida residents is the umbrella program for all state-funded scholarships based on academic achievement in high school. Applications and information regarding eligibility and renewal criteria for the various programs can be obtained by contacting the Florida Department of Education at 1.888.827.2004.