Scholarships

The Education Foundation scholarship applications are now open!

 
 

Applying for Education Foundation Scholarships

Deadline:  February 15, 2019

Qualification

  • Student must be an Osceola County resident

Before you Begin

You will need the following:

  • Family’s annual income range
  • GPA – weighted and unweighted
  • Highest SAT score and highest composite ACT score
  • Please know if you are in the top 25% of your graduating class
  • SAT/ACT appropriate photo to be uploaded
  • Name and email address of a teacher, coach, or school administrator to request  a letter of recommendation
  • Number of volunteer hours – location where served, the amount of hours served at each location, duties and responsibilities, name and contact information of the person who can verify your volunteer hours.  For example:  Salvation Army, 25 hours, responsible for stocking shelves, Mrs. Smith, 407-123-4567 or smith@email.com
  • List of all activities you participated in at least 20 hours during High School.  You will need the name of the activity, the years participated, and any leadership titles held.  For example:  Soccer, three years, Team Captain.
  • You will be required to write a 250-word statement answering the question, “What are your educational/career goals and plans to achieve them?”.

 

Starting the Application

 

  • CLICK HERE to get started. Then follow the instructions below. 
 
  • Select “Register” to create an account.

 

  • Complete the application.  Each section must be “completed” before you can submit the application. 

 

  • After submitting the application, you will be taken to your dashboard.  This will list the additional scholarships that you qualify for.  Click on these additional scholarships and complete the items required.

 

 

 

 
 
Got College?
The Education Foundation has partnered with Valencia College and the School District of Osceola County on the Got College? initiative to increase the college-going rate for Osceola County graduating high school seniors.  This partnership has increased that rate in Osceola County by more than 20% since 2010!
 
This initiative approached the hurdles with an actionable plan: dispatching college student ambassadors to local public schools; bringing all Osceola School District students to Valencia’s Osceola Campus for tours sponsored by the Celebration Foundation; and requesting that the University of Central Florida offer more majors at its regional campus at Valencia Osceola.
 
CLICK HERE for the School District of Osceola County's Got College? website
 
 

Disbursement Forms for Scholarship Recipients

Did you receive a scholarship from the Education Foundation for the 2017-2018 year?  Then you must fill out a Disbursement Form so we can send your scholarship funds to your college or university.  Click below to read the instructions, and then click the link to download your Disbursement Form.
For more information, contact:
Leigh Anne Albertini,Scholarship Manager
LeighAnne.Albertini@osceolaschools.net
407-518-2925
 
 
 
 
 
Savings Plans
  • 529 Plan is an investment plan operated by the state and designed to help families pay for future college costs.
  • UPromise.com – Get college savings every day. When you shop at thousands of participating companies using the credit or debit card you’ve registered with Upromise, you get up to 10% of your spending back for college automatically.
  • Florida Prepaid College Program is a savings program designed to lock in the cost of college at today’s prices