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FKCC Foundation

 
SCHOLARSHIPS

for
The College of the Florida Keys Students

 

The CFK Foundation was established to support The College of the Florida Keys’ students, programs and services by providing scholarships to CFK students through the support of private donors and public agencies. Criteria for awards differ for each scholarship and may be based on financial need, grade point average, essay submissions, leadership, and character.

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE:
A wide variety of scholarship opportunities are currently being offered to students.  Check the website often new scholarships will be added periodically!

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Scholarships available to current-year high school graduates beginning classes at CFK in Summer or Fall.

 CFK Board of Trustees Scholarship – Up to 60-credit-hour tuition awards; Monroe County graduates ONLY; must satisfy a minimum of 6 credit hours for each award term and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
CFK Foundation Board of Directors Scholarship – Up to 60-credit-hour tuition awards for recent high school graduates; must satisfy a minimum of 12 credit hours for each award term and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.2.
Edward B. Knight Rotary Club of Key West Vocational Scholarship – $4,000 awards for students pursuing an A.S. degree, A.A.S. degree, or PSAV certificate; must be a Monroe County resident and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

FIRST GENERATION IN COLLEGE
Scholarships available to students whose parents did not complete a baccalaureate degree; must be a Florida resident.

Bank of America Dream Makers Scholarship – $500-$1000 awards; must satisfy a minimum of 6 credit hours for the award term.
Florida First Generation Matching Grant – $500-$1,000 awards; must satisfy a minimum of 6 credit hours for the award term.
Helios Education Foundation First Generation Scholarship – $500 awards; must satisfy a minimum of 9 credit hours for the award term.
The Sue & Albert Seeker Scholarship – $500 awards; must satisfy a minimum of 6 credit hours for the award term.

STUDENT AMBASSADORS
Scholarships for students serving as CFK Ambassadors; must satisfy a minimum of 12 credits and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Miller Student Ambassador Scholarship – Up to $1,200 awards for Ambassadors
Larry W. Tyree Student Ambassador Scholarship – Up to $1,200 awards for Ambassadors.

 NURSING
Scholarships available to individuals accepted into CFK’s outstanding nursing program.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship – Up to $1,000 awards; must satisfy a minimum of 7 credit hours for the award period.

Hemingway Look-Alike Society Nursing Scholarship – $1,000 awards; must satisfy a minimum of 6 credit hours for the award period.
Lower Keys Women’s Club Nursing Scholarship – $1,000 awards; must be a Monroe County resident, satisfy a minimum of 8 credit hours for the award term and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Nursing Challenge Grant – Up to $1,000 awards; must satisfy a minimum of 6 credit hours for the award term.

MARINE SCIENCE
Targeted scholarships for students with declared majors in the Marine Science field.

Wyland Marine Science Scholarship – $1,000 awards for students pursuing the A.S. Degree in Marine Environmental Technology (MET), the A.A.S. Degree in Diving Business & Technology, the A.A.S. Degree in Marine Engineering, Management & Seamanship, and/or the related certifications; must satisfy a minimum of 12 credit hours for the award term.

Key West Sea Turtle Club Scholarship – $1,000 awards for students pursuing the A.S. Degree in Marine Environmental Technology (MET), the A.A.S. Degree in Diving Business & Technology, the A.A.S. Degree in Marine Engineering, Management & Seamanship, and/or the related certifications; must satisfy a minimum of 9 credit hours for the award term.

Captain Jorge Rodriguez Marine Scholarship – $500 awards for students pursing the A.S. Degree in Marine Environmental Technology (MET), the A.A.S. Degree in Diving Business & Technology, the A.A.S. Degree in Marine Engineering, Management & Seamanship, and/or the related certifications; preference will be given to full-time students with Florida residency.

Save-A-Turtle of the Florida Keys Scholarship – $1,000 awards for students pursuing the A.S. Degree in Marine Environmental Technology (MET), the A.A.S. Degree in Diving Business & Technology, the A.A.S. Degree in Marine Engineering, Management & Seamanship, and/or the related certifications; must satisfy a minimum of 12 credit hours for the award term  and be Monroe County Residents.

HOSPITALITY
Scholarships for students enrolled in hospitality and tourism management courses at CFK.

The Lodging Association Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholarship –$327.66 awards; open to both degree and non-degree seeking students; employment in the hospitality industry NOT required.

Game Changer Hospitality & Culinary Scholarship – Up to 60-credit-hour tuition awards for students pursing a hospitality or culinary degree; must satisfy a minimum of 12 credit hours for each award term and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

LAW ENFORCEMENT
Targeted scholarships for students employed by local law enforcement agencies or who have been accepted into local training academies.

Russel F. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship – Up to 60-credit-hour tuition awards for full-time employees of Key West Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (all full-time employees eligible).

Basic Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship – Up to $1,000 awards for students enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Academy or other related academies.

OTHER
Scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need, students enrolled in specific programs or clubs; etc.

Hemingway Look-Alike Society Literary Scholarship – $1,000 awards to encourage students’ literary talents; must satisfy a minimum of 12 credit hours for the award term.

RAVE – Up to $1,000 awards for non-traditional students.

American Association of University Women Scholarship – Up to $1,000 awards for non-traditional students.

VFW Ed Moran Memorial Scholarship – Up to $1,000 awards for veterans, service members, or one of their dependents; must be a U.S. citizen and satisfy a minimum of 6 credit hours for each term.

Will P. Roberts Memorial Scholarship – Up to $1,000 awards for students enrolled in a career technical education program (A.S. or A.A.S. degrees); must satisfy a minimum of 12 credit hours for the term and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Jerry Wilkinson Scholarship – Up to 60-credit-hour tuition awards for FL resident students pursuing an associate’s degree; preference given to full-time applicants.

Edith High Memorial Scholarship – $1,000 awards for full-time, degree-seeking students with financial need and $500 awards for part-time, degree-seeking students with financial need; must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Shel Perloff Memorial Scholarship – Up to $1,000 awards for degree-seeking students with financial need; must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Psi Beta Scholarship – $250 awards for students who have successfully passed a psychology course with a grade of “B” or better; must satisfy a minimum of 12 credit hours for the award term and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25.

Hamilton Scholarship – $750 awards for degree-seeking students who demonstrate leadership, scholarship and motivation to succeed at CFK; must satisfy a minimum of 6 credit hours for the award term and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Caregiver Scholarship – Up to $500 awards for students enrolled in the EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) program.

Computer Science Scholarship – $1,000 awards for full-time, degree-seeking students enrolled in any Computer Science course; must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Dr. Richard Fitzgerald Scholarship – $600 awards for part-time students (up to 9 credit hours) who are U.S. Citizens, Monroe County Residents and have a mentor/sponsor through Samuel’s House.

Key West Masonic Lodge No. 64 Scholarship – $500 awards for students enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.5; priority given to Monroe County Residents who are physically disabled or a single parent.

Need Based Scholarship – Provides financial assistance to students that demonstrate unmet need for the cost of their education and meet satisfactory academic progress requirements; award amounts vary.
HOW TO APPLY for Scholarships

Applicants MUST have a completed & current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file to be considered.

  • Go to CFK’s Scholarship Homepage https://fkcc.academicworks.com/
  • View the listing of current scholarships & sign in using your “myCFK” credentials to apply.
    (Be sure to read the full details listed as qualifications, requirements, and deadlines may vary).
  • Complete the General Application Information (or Update if you are a returning user).
  • Apply for EACH scholarship separately! *Students are encouraged to apply for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

For further information contact Robin Kory at robin.kory@fkcc.edu or (305) 809-3153.

 

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