How to Apply - Class of 2022
The Scholarship Foundation application process has three parts. Applicants need to complete the Part One: Online Application by February 1, 2022, submit their Part Two: Supplemental Materials in person at our office by February 4, 2022 and complete a Part Two Online Intake Interview by February 9, 2022. Applicants who meet these deadlines and and are selected as best meeting our financial, academic, and readiness criteria will be invited to a financial interview with their parents where they will submit Part Three documents.
Click on the links below, which are highlighted in blue, to access the required forms which you will need to print out and complete. If you prefer, you may click to access and print All Instructions and Forms.
Part One: Online Application due by Tuesday, February 1, 2022.
- Online Application [Form 1b]. Click here to REGISTER and LOGIN to our online system. Complete the application, then follow the instructions to SUBMIT it, and PRINT a copy of your submission to turn in with your Part Two: Supplemental Materials. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
- After you submit your application, use the online system to SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT to turn in your Part Two: Supplemental Materials. When you turn in your documents at our office, you will be given an appointment for an Online Intake Interview to review them.
Part Two: Supplemental Materials (turn in by Friday, February 4, 2022) and Online Intake Interview (complete by Wednesday, February 9, 2022).
Applicants meeting the February 1, Part One deadline must make an appointment to bring in all Part Two paperwork to our office by February 4, 2022. (We prefer applicants drop off their documents in person. College students or those who for some reason would have difficulty getting to our office in person may make arrangements to have a parent drop off their documents.) When you turn in your documents, we will arrange a time for you to complete an Online Intake Interview to review them. You are welcome to have one or both parents join you for the online interview as we will talk about how you are planning to pay for college. Intake interviews must be completed by February 9, 2022.
No application will be accepted unless ALL of the following documents (except those indicated as OPTIONAL or for specific applicants only) are received in our office before or at your document drop-off appointment.
- Application Checklist [Form 1a]. Lists all required documents. Check off your submissions, sign and date and, unless you are classified as an independent student on your SAR, have a parent sign and date.
- Printout of your submitted Online Application [Form 1b]. This is the application completed in Part One. Print your final copy AFTER you SUBMIT the application online.
- Academic Hardship statement. OPTIONAL, if you wish to supplement the information supplied on Form 1b.
- A small Picture of yourself. Any small portrait or candid to help us recognize you. Staple to your checklist.
- Resume of Extracurricular Activities and Honors [Form 1c]. This must be submitted on this form, neatly handwritten, or you may download and type into the MS Word version.
- Academic Resume [Form 1d]. You must use this form, neatly handwritten, or you may download and type into this MS Word version.
- Paying for College Worksheet [Form 1e] This first look at your budget must be submitted on this form, neatly handwritten.
- Financial Hardship Form [Form 1f]. OPTIONAL, if you wish to provide more information about your current financial need.
- Sealed HS Transcript(s), for HS Seniors and college students with fewer than 48 credits earned in college by the end of spring 2021 semester and/or your College Transcript (for all HS graduates).
- Counselor's Report of your GPA and test scores (HS seniors and college students with fewer than 48 credits earned in college by the end of the spring 2022 semester.) If your school does not have a counselor's report, you must provide us provide your test scores.
- 2020 Tax Returns for you and your parents.
- Student Aid Report (SAR), generated from the FAFSA website. File your 2022-2023 FAFSA online as soon as the system opens on October 1. Print your SAR, check it for any issues noted and then follow up promptly on any issues as well as requests for additional documentation.
- Florida Bright Futures registration form, generated from the Bright Futures website after you register. REQUIRED FOR ALL HS SENIORS, whether or not you expect to qualify.
- Florida Prepaid and other 529 Plan statements. REQUIRED FOR THOSE ENROLLED in one or both of these plans.
- Richardson supplemental materials. REQUIRED FOR HS SENIORS APPLYING FOR RICHARDSON AWARDS. Refer to Who Can Apply to see if you are qualified to apply. If applying, the following must be submitted with your Part Two materials.
- Leadership essay (500 words)
- Service essay (200 words)
- Two recommendations (teacher and community individual; ask recommenders to give to you in sealed envelopes for you to submit with Part Two.)
Part Three: Turn in as soon as complete, but no later than at Financial Interview
Applicants who meet Parts One and Two deadlines and are selected based on a review of residency, academic standing, financial need and readiness to succeed in college will receive an email in mid-March scheduling a financial interview. At your interview, you must be accompanied by one or both of your parents or guardians (unless you are an independent student) and complete your file by submitting the rest of the required documents:
Complete and submit your application EARLY, well before our deadlines. We can help you resolve issues any issues. Applications submitted at the deadline will not have the benefit of this time to resolve any issues and may not be accepted.
Schedule your document drop off appointment as soon as you submit your online application. Early submitters will have a choice of appointment times, which run between January 10 and February 4. Don't wait to the last minute. At this appointment we will set a time for an Online Intake Interview that must be completed by February 9.
Follow all instructions carefully. Feel free to call or email us or stop by our office, and we will help you resolve any issues you are having with any aspect of financial aid. We are here to help, and we want you to succeed!