EFSC Scholarship Info

Students: Eastern Florida awards hundreds of scholarships directly, many funded by generous donors to the College's Foundation. Click "learn more" to explore the process, including links to outside scholarships.

Scholarships from Sources Outside Eastern Florida State College

Many organizations offer scholarships for students pursing higher education and Eastern Florida State College strongly encourages students to apply for such assistance. All outside scholarships must be reported to EFSC’s Office of Financial Aid.

Scholarship Search Websites

Below is a list of websites offering FREE scholarship searches. FinAid also provides helpful tips about avoiding scholarship scams.

Brevard County/Regional Scholarships

Below is a list of scholarships relevant to Brevard County. Please check the organizations’ websites for additional information, application instructions and deadlines. Scholarship granting organizations wishing to have their scholarships posted below can email the relevant details and web address to the Office of Financial Aid for consideration. Only local scholarships will be posted due to the large number of requests received.

American Business Women’s Association Oceanside Charter Chapter
For female students.

Antique Auto Club of Cape Canaveral
For talented, graduating Brevard County high school automotive technology students. 

Balda Family Foundation
For academically promising, at-risk and underserved youth.

Brecht Scholarship Fund
This scholarship for Brevard County students is administered by the University of Florida, however the scholarship is not limited to use at the University of Florida and is available to EFSC students.

Brevard County Civilian Military Community Relations Council
For Brevard County military and civilians.

Brevard Heart Foundation
For nursing students, physician assistant students, or nurse practitioner students. 

Brevard Schools Foundation
Scholarships for graduating high schools seniors of Brevard County High Schools or Central Area or South Area Adult Education.

Brevard Veterans Memorial Center and Council
For active or retired military or their dependents or ROTC students

Cape Canaveral Pen Women
For young women who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for art.

Central Florida Foundation
A variety of scholarships for students in Central Florida.

City of Palm Bay
For students studying firefighting.

Community Foundation for Brevard (2018 Application Process Open September 25, 2018 through Nov. 8, 2018)
Provides scholarships for Brevard County students, including several specifically for EFSC students:

Election Supervisors Scholarship

The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections Scholarship takes applications each year at all Brevard County Elections Office locations: Titusville, Viera, Melbourne and Palm Bay. Three $1,200 scholarships are normally presented to Political Science, Public or Business Administration, Journalism or Mass Communications majors who have completed at least two years of junior college or undergraduate work. The scholarship application deadline is traditionally in late March each year.  Review Eligibility Requirements

Garden Club by the Sea
For students pursuing degrees that support the club’s objectives of conservation, beautification and education.

Health First - CCH Gladys Mosher Award: 2017 Deadline - April 1
This scholarship was established by Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital Auxiliary in 1996 to honor the memory of Gladys Mosher, a former teacher and past president of the Auxiliary, and all other auxiliary members who have gone before and given dedicated service to the hospital. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student interested in continuing his/her education in the health care field.

Jess Parish Medical Foundation
For students studying nursing or planning a career in the medical field.

Junior League of North & Central Brevard
For high school seniors who are pursuing a college education and have demonstrated voluntarism in school and the community.

Lucille H. Kahn Scholarship
Funded through the EFSC Foundation in conjunction with the Melbourne Branch, American Association of University Women, this scholarship is for three-fourths of the total cost of education (less federal financial aid received). Open to any EFSC graduate transferring to any college. Deadline to apply: May 7, 2018 - Scholarship Application has full details.

Military Officers Association of America – Cape Canaveral Chapter
For juniors and seniors in college who are to descendants and wards of active duty or retired members of the Uniformed Services of the United States.

NASA College Scholarship Fund
Applicants must be dependents of current/retired NASA employees or reimbursable detailees and must be pursuing a course of study in the science or engineering field. 

Reginald E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
For graduating high school seniors with financial need.

Society of American Military Engineers Space Coast
The Space Coast SAME will award up to four $1,000 first-year scholarship grants for academic achievement to top-ranked high school seniors. For more information, click to view the 2017 SAME scholarship application.

Society of Women Engineers Space Coast
For graduating high school women who select majors in engineering, mathematics and/or computer science. 

Space Coast League of Cities, Inc.
Deadline: October 28, 2016 - A scholarship for up to $2,500 to Brevard County Residents who are enrolled at a Florida college or University with a major in Public Administration, Public Planning, Human Resources, Accounting, Finance, Urban Planning, Environmental Engineering/Science, or Leisure Services.

Space Coast Jazz Society
For students who plan to go to college and study music with an emphasis on jazz.

Zonta Club of Melbourne
For women studying business or women with a demonstrated history of advocating for advancing the status of women worldwide.

For Students Planning to Transfer upon Graduation

The following scholarships might be of interest to students planning to transfer institutions after obtaining their Associate degrees from EFSC.

UCF Transfer Scholarship
UCF is offering a scholarship to students transferring directly from a Florida Public Community College or State College to UCF.

2017-18 UCF Diversity Enhancement Scholarship for Transfers
Deadline for application materials: May 12, 2017
The Diversity Enhancement Scholarship for Transfers (DEST) is a competitive program for qualified Florida residents, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic merit, both need/merit and other selection criteria including past academic achievement, quality of personal statement regarding declared major and strength of references. You must adhere to the application guidelines in order to qualify for priority consideration. *The program also gives priority to students who declare a major in one of the STEM disciplines: fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Florida Tech FITS-STEM Scholarship
The FITS-STEM scholarship is for community college and state college students who transfer to Florida Tech and major in either civil, chemical, or ocean engineering. The scholarship provides up to $10,000 per year for a two-year period, based on financial need. Furthermore, this scholarship can be combined with other university grants and scholarships.

Florida Tech Presidential EFSC Scholarship
Florida Tech offers 15 Presidential Scholarships annually to exceptional EFSC students who are graduating and wish to continue their undergraduate studies at Florida Tech's Melbourne campus. Additional information is also available regarding the EFSC-Florida Tech Track.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
This is the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country.

Military Officers Association of America –Cape Canaveral Chapter
For juniors and seniors in college who are to descendants and wards of active duty or retired members of the Uniformed Services of the United States.

University of Central Florida Alumni Association
The Community/State College Scholarship is for transfer students and the Debbie K. Phillis Space Coast Scholarship is for students from Brevard County.