PTSA High School Scholarship Program

In keeping with our policy of providing quality education for young people, Florida PTA goes one step further by assisting qualified students who wish to continue their education beyond high school. Florida PTA offers scholarship opportunities funded by money derived from Honorary Life Memberships, Scholarship Fund functions and other contributions.

Florida PTA offers a minimum of four (4) scholarships, one each in the following categories: University, Fine Arts, Community College, and Vo-Tech, to a student graduating from a PTSA high school each year. This is a one time (non-renewable) award of $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a worthy student who is interested in getting a start in life through higher education.

This award is specifically for a student who wishes to pursue their education at a University, Fine Arts School, Community College, or Vo-Tech.

The application for 2019 will be available after October 15, 2018.

If additional information is needed, please email: scholarship@floridapta.org.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must submit the following no later than February 1, 2019.  

  • Completed on-line appication reflecting Florida residency.
  • Upload a copy of your 2018-2019 membership card for your Florida school’s PTA/PTSA or the Sunshine State PTSA.  Must be a PTA/PTSA member for 30 days (Note: the PTA/PTSA must be in good standing as verified by the Scholarship committee).
  • Upload an unofficial Florida high school transcript with cumulative summary pages reflecting an unweighted high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher for University and Fine Arts, 2.5 or higher for Community College, and 2.0 or higher for Vo-Tech.  Top qualified candidates may be asked to mail an official Florida high school transcript with your school district seal in a sealed enveloped at a later date.
  • Upload a copy of an official SAT and/or ACT scores report.
  • Upload two (2) letters of reference (one from school and one from community).
  • Submit an essay (include at the top of the page your name, discuss your goals, field of study, reasons for seeking this scholarship, along with what PTA/PTSA means to you and your level of PTA/PTSA participation.  Be sure to include any extenuating circumstances which might contribute to your consideration).

Value of Scholarship

This is a one-year (non-renewable) scholarship for a total of $2,000.00 which will be sent directly to the school of your choice.

Post Award Requirements

  • The award recipient must provide proof of registsration and enrollment as a full-time undergraduate student in a post-secondary university (public or private), fine arts school, community college, or Vo-Tech for the 2019-2020 year.
  • The awarded recipient must provide proof of their Social Security Number.

 

Date of Notification

The scholarship recipients will be notified by U.S. Mail and/or e-mail by May 1, 2019.  Scholarship winners will have until June 1, 2019 to accept the award.  After July 1, 2019, the scholarship will be revoked.

Failure to comply with the above steps in applying will result in application being disqualified. 

Florida PTA Scholarship Application