Scholarships and Financial Opportunities


Scholarships are funds that are awarded to students help with the cost of their educations. Unlike student loans, scholarships do not have to be repaid. Numerous scholarships and grants are awarded every year. Scholarships may be received because of academic excellence, financial need, artistic or athletic  talents etc. When you complete the FAFSA, Florida Financial Aid Application , and college admission application, you will automatically be considered for some scholarships and grants. However, it’s best to start applying for scholarships well before you apply to a college or university.

Scholarship Information

  • UCF Office of Financial Assistance
  • The Hispanic College Fund
  • Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando
    The largest non-profit organization in Central Florida dedicated to providing scholarships to Hispanic students pursuing a college or university degree.
  • The Washington Center Website
    U.S. Department of Justice, U.S Department of Education, U.S. Marshals Service etc.
  • Black College Dollars
    SallieMae sponsored search of over 300 scholarships primarily for ethnic minority students
  • United Negro College Fund
    Learn about various scholarship programs and find out how you qualify
  • Ron Brown Scholars
    Scholarship program for promising young African Americans with excellent academics, leadership, community involvement, and proven financial need
  • Gates Millennium
    By recommendation: African-American, Hispanic, Asian-Pacific Islander, or American Indian, US citizen or legal resident, 3.3 GPA, demonstrate financial need (must be eligible for Federal Pell Grant). Leadership abilities through community service, extra-curricular activities
  • Community College Transfer Scholarship
    Offered in collaboration with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, this program provided scholarships to Latino students transferring from a community college to an approved, accredited higher education institution.

First Generation Resources

Internship Information

  • United Negro College Fund
    Learn about various internships and find out how you qualify
  • Inroads
    The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
    CIP’s goal is to expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill.
  • Jersey Intern
    A database for Internships
  • TeamWork Online
    Sports-related Jobs

Law School Information

Medical and Dental School Prepatory Summer Programs

  • Summer Medical and Dental Education Program
    FREE (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer academic enrichment program that offers freshman and sophomore college students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation

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