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FKCC Foundation

 
SCHOLARSHIPS

for
Florida Keys Community College Students

 

The FKCC Foundation was established to support Florida Keys Community College’s students, programs and services by providing scholarships to FKCC 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 FKCC in Summer or Fall.

FKCC 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.
FKCC 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 Scholarship – up to $1,000 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 FKCC Ambassadors; must satisfy a minimum of 12 credits and
maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

P. 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 FKCC’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 9 credit hours for the award term and maintain a minimum GPA of
3.0.
Caregiver Scholarship – Up to $500 awards for students enrolled in the EMT (Emergency Medical
Technician) program.
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 an A.S Degree in Marine
Environmental Technology and/or the related certifications or programs; must satisfy a minimum of
12 credit hours for the award term.
Key West Sea Turtle Club Scholarship – $1,000 awards for students pursuing an A.S Degree in
Marine Environmental Technology and/or the related certifications or programs; must satisfy a
minimum of 9 credit hours for the award term.
Captain Jorge Rodriguez Marine Scholarship – $500 awards for students pursuing an A.S. Degree in
Marine Environmental Technology and/or the related certifications or programs; preference will be
given to full-time students with Florida residency.

 

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

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 pursuing 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 Literary Scholarship – $1,000 awards to encourage students’ literary talents; must
satisfy a minimum of 12 credit hours for the award term.
Koenig Business Scholarship – Up to $1,000 awards for students with declared majors in Business;
must satisfy a minimum of 6 credit hours for the award term.
RAVE/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; 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 FKCC; must satisfy a minimum of 6 credit hours for the
award term and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

HOW TO APPLY for Scholarships
Applicants MUST have a completed and current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal
Student Aid) on file to be considered.

  • Go to FKCC’s Scholarship Homepage https://fkcc.academicworks.com/
  • View the listing of current scholarships and sign in using your “myFKCC” 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 FKCC’s Financial Aid team at FinancialAid@fkcc.edu or (305) 809-3523.