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Senior Scholarship Boot Camp

Attention Class of 2020! This is your chance to get assistance locating and writing scholarship applications. Each year our community awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to seniors for a variety of reasons. You can't receive college scholarship money if you do not complete an application!

Scholarship Book Camp Information:

Where: Media Center at New Smyrna Beach High School

When: January 23, 2020 

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Students who wish to participate must register in Counseling Office.

Please contact Mrs. Jewell Johnson, Guidance Director if you have any questions.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for 2019-2020

Below is a list of local scholarship opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year. Please note that the scholarships offered are only for New Smyrna Beach High School Seniors.

Please read the requirements carefully and provide all the requested information.  Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please continue to visit our website to check on any additional scholarship opportunities as they become available. The application submission deadline is March 2nd, 2020.  Please note that some scholarships have special deadline dates.

Scholarship Boot Camp – Get a jump on applying for local scholarships by attending the Boot Camp on January 23, 2020 in the Media Center. Get help completing the application and writing your essay. Be sure to bring a flash drive, a rough draft of your essay and a copy of the Scholarship Booklet, with the scholarships highlighted, that you want to apply for.
Do not forget to sign-up for your Senior Scholarship Boot Camp session in the Counseling Office.

Standard Scholarship Application

Please note that scholarship opportunities will be updated daily!

Scholarship Opportunities for 2019-2020 Booklet

Aerie/Auxiliary 4242 Fraternal Order of Eagles Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. GPA

3. Financial Need

4. Volunteer Information

5. Short Essay….What God, flag or country mean to you?

6. Career Interest

7. College Major

Email completed application packeted to the attention of Tes Smith, PMP Scholarship Chair – [email protected]

Alpha Delta Kappa

1. Standard Application

2. Minimum 2.50 GPA

3. Must have SAT and/or ACT score

4. Identify financial need

5. List community volunteerism & identify community service hours

6. List school leadership roles & positions

7. List school/community clubs

8. Short essay including: “How will this scholarship assist you?”

Email completed application to: Linda Cuthbert/Alpha Delta Kappa [email protected] or mail to Linda Cuthbert, 3536 Omni Circle, Edgewater, FL 32141

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - Beta Delta Lambda Chapter

1. Special Application

2. Application Deadline is February 28, 2020

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - Beta Delta Lambda Chapter Scholarship Application

American Association of University Women Scholarship

1. Special Application

2. Must be a female student and resident of Southeast Volusia County, including New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Oak Hill, and Samsula for at least one year

3. Be accepted by a college or university at the time of the award

4. Deadline is February 28, 2020

American Association University Women Scholarship Application

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 17

1. Standard Application

2. GPA

3. Financial Need

4. Good Citizenship

5. Female Student and Military background in family

6. Short Essay

7. Career Goals

Mail completed application via first class mail to: Chris Remington, c/o American Legion Auxiliary, 619 W. Canal St., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 285

1. Standard Application

2. GPA, SAT or ACT Scores

3. Financial Need

4. Student pursuing a specific career and major

5. 1 scholarship will be given to a medical career student and 1 scholarship will be given to a descendant of a veteran or a family military member serving now

Mail completed application via first class mail to: Eleanor Amato, 892 Catfish Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

AMVETS Post 2 Ladies Auxiliary - Dr. Gene Giancola Memorial Scholarship

1. Special Application

2. NSBHS student in good standing

3. DD-214 for veteran/active duty military

4. Transcript with GPA 3.5 or higher

5. Letter of recommendation from school

6. Signed copy of letter of acceptance from college/university

7. 500 word essay (see application)

Email completed application to the attention of Diane Shuta - [email protected] or mail via first class mail to: Diane Shuta, P.O. Box 84, Edgewater, FL 32132

AMVETS Post 2 Ladies Auxiliary - Dr. Gene Giancola Memorial Scholarship Application

Angler's Yacht Club Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. High Class Ranking/GPA

3. SAT/ACT

4. Financial Need

5. College field of study in Marine or Environmental Science Major (preferred)

6. Must be attending a college after graduation (May ask for transcript)

Mail completed application via first class mail to: Charles Sigler, 500 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Annual New Smyrna Beach Garden Club Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. GPA of 3.0 or higher

3. SAT or ACT scores

4. Short essay stating how you can benefit from this scholarship

5. Transcript

6. Two (2) Professional references

7. Pursuing study in the field of agriculture, botanical sciences or environmental studies

Email completed application packet to the attention of Kathy Smuller, [email protected]

Aqua Park Sports Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. Junior year report card showing cumulative weighted GPA of 3.2 or higher

3. At least 30 hrs. community service at Aqua Park during high school tenure

4. Participation in four semester’s of school sports during high school tenure (preferably in at least two different sports.

5. At least one letter of reference (teacher/employees/VC Coordinators/Family Friend, etc.)

6. Short structured essay (<500 words) stating what sports participation has helped them accomplish/experience during their time at high school; what their aspirations are and how this scholarship will help them in the future

Email completed application to the attention of Chris Narbeth: Aqua Park Scholarship at [email protected]

Atlantic Center for the Arts Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. GPA Required

3. SAT and/or ACT Score Required

4. Short Essay on why student is requesting scholarship and their future career in the field of art.

Email completed application packet to the attention of: Scholarship Application to [email protected]

"Believing In Your Dreams" - Vince Carter's Embassy of Hope Foundation

"Believing In Your Dreams"

1. Special Application and Instructions

2. Must have played basketball, volleyball, and/or been an active member of a high school band (marching, concert, jazz) for at least two years of high school)

3. Official sealed transcript showing a GPA of 3.0 or higher

4. Essay that is double-spaced, at least a full page, and from one of the two given topics

5. One academic letter of recommendation from the school

6. One personal letter of recommendation from the community

7. Must be a public high school graduating senior

Bethune Beach Student Achievement Award

1. Standard Application

2. Special Instructions

3. Deadline: March 31st, 2020

Email completed application to: Bethune Beach Student Achievement Award [email protected]

Bethune Beach Student Achievement Award Special Instructions

Blanzenski Memorial Scholarship for Conservative Achievement

1. Special Application

2. Deadline: February 28, 2020

Blanzenski Memorial Scholarship for Conservative Achievement Application

Bob Quigley Lions Club Memorial Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. GPA and Class ranking

3. SAT and or ACT scores

4. Financial need explained in an essay

5. Volunteerism

6. Student Transcript

7. Essay explaining need, career choice and major

Mail completed application packet to Norman Orel, 10 Fairgreen Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Bolerjack, Halsema, Bowling & White CPAs

1. Standard Application

2. Students majoring in Accounting

3. GPA required

4. Must have SAT or ACT Score

Mail completed application packet to: Bolerjack, Halsema, Bowling & White PA, 233 North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

CAPS (Community and Alumni Providing Scholarships)

1. Special Application

2. GPA required

3. Two 300 word essays to be included with application

4. Funds may be used at any college, university or vocational school

5. Must be a graduating Senior at New Smyrna Beach High School

6. Financial need

7. Academic success

8. Community participation

Deadline: March 2, 2020

CAPS Scholarship Application

CCUMC Carl & Eldred Halcomb Memorial

1. Standard Application

2. GPA required

3. Financial Need

4. Short essay response

5. Active IEP (Not an EP)

6. One letter of recommendation from NSBHS faculty

7. One letter of recommendation from a community member

Mail completed application to Amy Nowell, CCUMC Scholarship Committee, 201 S. peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

CCUMC Howell & Vera Ray Memorial AVID

1. Standard Application

2. GPA required

3. Financial Need

4. Short essay response (approx. 500 words) on how AVID has helped you

5. Student issued transcript

6. One letter of recommendation from NSBHS faculty

7. One letter of recommendation from a community member

8. SAT or ACT score

Mail completed application to Amy Nowell, CCUMC Scholarship Committee, 201 S. peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

CCUMC Howell & Vera Ray Memorial Cudas Unhooked

1. Standard Application

2. GPA required

3. Financial Need

4. Short essay response (approx. 500 words) on how Cudas Unhooked has helped you

5. Student issued transcript

6. One letter of recommendation from NSBHS faculty

7. One letter of recommendation from a community member

8. SAT or ACT score

Mail completed application to Amy Nowell, CCUMC Scholarship Committee, 201 S. peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

CCUMC Myre Burt Music Scholarship

1. Special Application

2. Must be seeking a music or music education degree

CCUMC Myre Burt Music Scholarship Application

Charles & Elaine Falls - Meyer Nursing Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. GPA required

3. Financial Need

4. Good Citizenship

5. Short Essay

6. Student pursuing nursing degree

7. Must have a SAT or ACT score

Email completed application packet to the attention of Meyer Nursing Scholarship to [email protected]

Chisholm Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. Graduation GPA 2.0

3. Good citizenship (school & community)

4. Must have a family member that graduated from Chisholm High School before 1969

5. Identify the family member (first & last name) and your relations to them. Ex: I am the nephew of John H. Smith, Class of 1969

6. Two (2) letters of recommendation preferred. One from school official and one from a non-relative community member

7. Provide a copy of your college acceptance letter or an email from admissions

8. Include information in your essay regarding your intended major and future career plans

Email completed application to the attention of: 2019 CHS legacy Scholarship to [email protected]gmail.com

City of Edgewater Local School Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. Student must be a resident of Edgewater, Florida

3. Enrolled in a public or accredited private school within Volusia County

4. Demonstrate 20 hours of community service locally

5. Submit a 500 word essay to include experience with the required community service hours, future education goals and subsequent career plans

6. Minimum GPA of 3.0

7. Financial need

8. Two (2) letter of recommendation (1 personal & 1 academic)

9. Possible interview with the Scholarship Committee

Email completed application to the attention of: Local School Scholarship [email protected] or mail via first class mail to City of Edgewater, Parks & Recreation, 1108 S. Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater, FL 32132

Community Unitarian Universalist Church - Dru Synel Memorial Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. Demonstrate your involvement with Cuda Unhook Program

3. 500 word essay: Your goals.

4. Financial Need

5. What will be your major?

6. Good Citizenship

7. GPA required

8. Student Issued Transcript

Mail completed application packet to: Debi Zill, 704 Francis Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Dolphin Athletic Club Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. List college attending, student ID # and Address

3. Complete Dolphin Athletic Club Addendum

4. High school transcript

5. Two (2) letters of reference

Mail completed application packet to Dolphin Athletic Club, Attn: Petronella Uyttewaal, 2120 S. Ridgewood Ave., #4, Edgewater, FL 32141

Dolphin Athletic Club Scholarship ADDENDUM

EAC Higher Education Scholarship

1. Special Application

2. Personal Essay

3. Transcript

4. Teacher Recommendation

Deadline: April 17, 2020

Email completed application packet to the attention of EAC Higher Education Scholarship to [email protected] or you may deliver it in person to the church office.

EAC Higher Education Scholarship Application

Edgewater Public PTA Bobcat Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. Must have attended Edgewater Public School

3. Minimum GPA of 3.0 weighted

4. Attending college in a Public Service Career Program

5. A 1,000 maximum essay explaining how being a Bobcat impacted your career goals

Email completed application to the attention of Edgewater PTA Board/Scholarship Committee to [email protected]

Edgewater Rotary Club

1. Standard Application

2. ACT/SAT scores

3. GPA Transcript

4. Letters of Recommendation

5. Career Path anticipated

6. Certificate of Need

Email completed application to the attention of David Dollieslager-Scholarships [email protected]

Friends of the Edgewater Public Library, Inc.

1. Standard Application

2. SAT and/or ACT Scores

3. A short essay about yourself and reasons for continuing your education

4. Letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors

5. Applicants must have volunteered at the Edgewater Public Library, or been a student worker at the library during their school years

Note: Consideration will be given to students wishing to attend short term or Trade Schools, as well as, “Home Schooled” students

Mail completed application to: Friends of the Edgewater Public Library, Inc., 103 Indian River Blvd., Edgewater, FL 32132

Friends of the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. Minimum of 50 library volunteer or student worker hours

3. Recommendation from school & library staff

4. Letter of acceptance from college or university

5. Financial need

6. Minimum 3.0 GPA

7. Personal essay to include accomplishments and experiences, the value of library work experience and future plans. Minimum of 3 paragraphs.

Mail completed application packet to: New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, Attn: Jan Clark, FOL, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Indian River Elementary Sunflower Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. Essay

3. Must be a former student of Indian River

4. College or Tech school acceptance

Email completed application to the attention of Sunflower Scholarship Indian River [email protected] or mail via first class mail to Mrs. Heidi Kochis, 810 Stagnorn Court, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

IRES Once a Manatee, Always A Manatee

1. Standard Application

2. Volunteered at Indian River Elementary School

3. Attended Indian River Elementary School

Email completed application to the attention of Theresa Cameron [email protected]

Julie Amon Dolphins of Strength Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. GPA Required

3. SAT or ACT Score Required

4. Financial Need

5. Good Citizenship

6. Student Issued Transcript

7. Essay – What medical or other adversity have you overcome in your life?

8. Medical or health field goal

Email completed scholarship packet to: [email protected] add Julie Amon Dolphins of Strength Scholarship in the subject line

Kiwanis Foundation of Southeast Volusia County - Key Club Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. Senior student who is an active member of the NSBHS Key Club

3. Resident of Southeast Volusia County (New Smyrna and south)

4. Endorsement by Key Club Faculty Advisor

5. Essay of not more than 500 words, to include: 1) future goals, career ideas, and plans; b) role that Key Club has played in your high school experience; c) brief description of personal and family background including any challenges overcome or continuing; d) how the scholarship will benefit you. Why you are a deserving candidate

6. Letters of reference (2) from one teacher and one adult not on the faculty, i.e. employer, club leader, mentor. (This will fulfill the letters of reference required in the standard application)

Mail completed application packet to: Bruce G. Henry, MD, 101 Louise Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Lawrence Kirk Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. 3.0 GPA

3. Financial Need

4. Community Service Hours

5. Extra-curricular Activities

6. Essay stating how this scholarship will help you realize your goals

7. Deliver completed application packet to Mrs. Hamilton 1-102

Lions Clubs District 35 O Youth Exchange Scholarship

Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. 3.0 or higher GPA

3. Must have SAT or ACT score

4. Must include an essay of at least 500 words

5. Must include a copy of high school transcript

6. Include two (2) letters of recommendation

7. Must intend to major/minor in performing arts

8. Must be accepted to a college/university

Mail completed application packet to Linda McGrath at 302 Beachway Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

Lonnie Griffin Memorial Agriculture Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. Planning to study agriculture in college

3. Academic Achievement

4. Mail completed application to: Elizabeth Harper, 1791 Rendy Road, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Lonnie Griffin Memorial Business Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. Planning to study business in college

3. Academic Achievement

4. Mail completed application to: Elizabeth Harper, 1791 Rendy Road, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Marvin Harvey Memorial Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. Minimum of two consecutive years as a member of the boys or girls golf team at NSB High.

3. Detailed essay – the impact Marvin Harvey had on youth golf around New Smyrna Beach, and what role has the game of golf played in your life and how do you plan to promote the game of golf.

4. Possible interview, this will be upon request.

Deliver completed application packet to Mr. Perry in Building 6, Room 228

Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum Scholarship

Mildred E. Small and Robert D. Toye Scholarship Trust

1. Special Application

2. Financial Need

3. Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA

4. Engineering (preferred) or other science majors

5. Attend a four-year accredited Florida University

6. Covers books, tuition, housing and food plans

7. May ask for transcript

8. Disbursement will be made as direct payments or reimbursement up to $7,500 per year

Email completed application packet to:  Toye Trust, [email protected] or via first class mail to:  Michael L. Brewer, 500 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach, FL  32168

Mildred E. Small and Robert D. Toye Scholarship Application

New Smyrna Beach Athletic League Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. GPA of 3.0

3. Financial Need

4. Short Essay Response – What will you do to make a difference in someone’s life today?

5. Must have participated in NSB PAL programs for a minimum of three years

Email completed application packet to the attention of PAL Scholarship Application – [email protected]

New Smyrna Beach Board of Realtors

1. Standard Application

2. Essay on Home Ownership

Email completed application to the attention of 2020 Scholarship Application [email protected]

New Smyrna Beach FFA Alumni Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. GPA 3.0

3. Member of FFA

4. Essay minimum 500 words, “What being an FFA member has meant to me?”

5. Scholarship must be used by May of 2021

6. Interview with board of officers

Email completed application to the attention of: NSB FFA Alumni Committee – [email protected] OR mail completed application to Jeannie Santrock, P.O. Box 64914, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170

NSBHS Medical Academy Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. Minimum of 2.5 GPA

3. Maintained a C average in your Medical Academy Course

4. Plant to major in a medical-related field

5. Two (2) letters of recommendation

6. Good Citizenship

7. A short essay on how you have been inspired to pursue a position in the medical field as well as the medical field in which you intend to pursue (500 words or less)

8. Proof of registration with college/university

Deliver completed application packet to Mrs. Rich-Zois in Building 6 Room 102

Note: Students must claim their scholarship within one year from the date it is awarded. Unclaimed scholarship will be returned to the scholarship fund.

Patricia & John Dowling Memorial Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. Minimum of 50 library volunteer or student worker hours

3. Recommendation from school & library staff

4. Letter of acceptance from college or university

5. Financial need

6. Minimum 3.0 GPA

7. Personal essay to include accomplishments and experiences, the value of library work experience and future plans. Minimum of 3 paragraphs.

Mail completed application packet to: New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, Attn: Jan Clark, FOL, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

Rob Wall Scholarship for Future Educators

1. Standard Application

2. Desire to be a teacher in the future

3. Immediate plan to enroll in some ed classes

4. Acceptance to a college/university

5. Financial Need

Email completed application packet to the attention of RWS [email protected]

Rotary Club of New Smyrna Beach

1. Standard Application Completed (signed by student and parent/guardian)

2. GPA Required

3. Two (2) letters of reference

4. Scholarship Essay

Email completed application to the attention of Scholarship Chairman [email protected]

Or via first class mail to Scholarship Chairman-Rotary Club, P.O. Box 404, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170

Samsula Woman's Club Scholarship

1. Special Application

2. Two (2) letters of recommendation from current teachers

3. Brief essay explaining your goals and lessons learned (see application

Email completed application to the attention of Scholarship Chairman [email protected] or mail via first class mail to: Samsula Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 1635, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170-1635

Samsula Woman's Club Scholarship Application

Samsula Woman's Club - Anna Lou Luznar Memorial Scholarship

1. Special Application

2. Letter of recommendation from a community member

3. Letter of recommendation from a teacher

4. Letter of acceptance to any institute of higher learning

5. Essay about your community service

Email completed application to the attention of Scholarship Chairman [email protected] or mail via first class mail to: Samsula Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 1635, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170-1635

Samsula Woman's Club - Anna Lou Luznar Memorial Scholarship Application

Sharon J. Sanford Art Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. Major in art-related subject

3. Accepted to a college/university

4. SAT/ACT Scores

5. GPA Standing

6. Short Essay

7. Financial Need

8. Examples of work

Mail completed application packet to: Jeannine Sanford, 425 Longfellow St., Vandergrift, PA 15691

Smile Makers Dental Patients Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. Must be a patient of Smile Makers

3. Short essay on what college you plan on attending and your future plans

4. Do not need to provide transcripts

Email completed application packet to [email protected]@yahoo.com or mail via first class to: Scholarships/Smile Makers, 1401 S. Ridgewood Ave., #6, Edgewater, FL 32132

Smyrna Surfari Club Scholarship

1. Special Application

Deadline: March 4, 2020

Smyrna Surfari Club Scholarship Application

Smyrna Yacht Club Scholarship

1. Standard Application with GPA attached

2. Must attending Daytona State College

3. SAT or ACT Scores

4. Essay stating what scholarship means to you and why

5. Good citizenship/leadership positions in school and/or community

6. Two (2) letters of recommendation

7. Interview with Smyrna Yacht Club (mandatory)

8. Career interest/specific intended

9. Studies

Email completed application to the attention of Smyrna Yacht Club Scholarship Committee [email protected]

Sons of American Legion Squadron 17

1. Standard Application

2. GPA required

3. SAT or ACT Scores

4. Financial Need

5. Student Issued Transcript

6. Short essay including your future plans

Mail completed application packet to Sons of American Legion Squadron 17, 619 W. Canal St., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

The Harthula Teemer Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. 2.5 GPA required

3. SAT or ACT Scores

4. Must live in New Smyrna Beach area

5. Short essay

6. Financial Need

Mail completed application to: Christine Coleman, 113 Robert Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

The Westside Retirees Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. 2.5 GPA required

3. SAT or ACT Scores

4. Must live in New Smyrna Beach area

5. Short essay

6. Financial Need

Mail completed application to: Christine Coleman, 113 Robert Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Trayvon Martin Memorial Award-Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration for Florida Committee

VASA Scholarship

1. Special Application

2. Application Deadline: April 10, 2020

VASA Scholarship Application

Zackary Donatti Memorial Scholarship

1. Standard Application

2. GPA

3. Short essay on what you plan to accomplish with college and what are your dreams and goals

4. Good Citizenship

Mail completed application via first class mail to the attention of Tish Besuden, 1722 Hidden Brick Rd., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - Gamma Lambda Zeta Chapter Scholarship

1. Special Application

2. March 9, 2020

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - Gamma Lambda Zeta Chapter Scholarship Application

State & Nationwide Scholarship Opportunities

American Muslim Alliance of Florida, Inc.

Foundation for Excellence in Education - Arts for Life Scholarship

Will McLean Foundation Scholarship