There are primarily two types of grants available to assist students with paying for their college education – federal and state.
Federal Grants are awarded based solely on financial need. Grants do not have to be repaid unless, for example, you are awarded funds incorrectly, did not complete attendance requirements, etc.
Pell Grants – These grants form the foundation of federal student aid. They generally are available only to undergraduate students.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) – These are awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Pell recipients receive priority for FSEOG awards.
Florida Student Assistant Grant (FSAG) – These need-based grants are available to degree-seeking, resident undergraduates who demonstrate substantial financial need and are enrolled in a participating postsecondary institution. Visit the FSAG web page for more details.
Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistant Grant Program (FSAGCE) – This is a need-based grant available to Florida residents enrolled in certificate programs of 450 clock hours or more at a participating Florida college or career center operated by school districts. To learn more, visit the FSAGCE web page.
First Generation Matching Grant (FGMG) – This need-based grant program is available to degree-seeking, resident, undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial financial need, are enrolled in an eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Eligible students will have a parent(s) who has not earned a baccalaureate or higher degree. Learn more at FGMG.
Note: State Grants are awarded only when state funding is available.
Types of Scholarships:
- Board of Trustee – Apply here!
The Board of Trustees Scholarship
- Incoming High School Seniors Only
- Scholarship can only be used at Florida Gateway College (FGC)
- Students must apply for the scholarship
- Application opens October 1st
- Application deadline is March 15th
- Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required to apply (final HS transcripts will be required before scholarship award can be placed on a student account)
- Students must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at FGC to remain eligible
- Must be enrolled at FGC full-time each semester, 12 credits or more in fall and spring
- Volunteer participation in FGC’s student ambassador organization
- 2 letters of recommendation (non-family member) and 500 word personal essay
- Tuition for 2 years (12 credit hours per semester for 4 consecutive fall and spring semesters for one degree program only )
- Receive an FGC mentor
- Brain Bowl
- Student Government Association
- Bright Futures
- Robert C Byrd Honors Scholarship
- Children/Spouse of Deceased/Disabled Veterans
- Rosewood Family Scholarship Program
- Minority Teacher Education Scholarship Program
To apply for the Foundation for Florida Gateway College scholarship, click here
- Variety of private funded scholarships to FGC students
- Application opens the beginning of fall and spring terms usually a month before fees are due.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to be considered.
To apply for the Study Abroad Scholarship, click here.
To be eligible, an applicant must:
- Be a citizen of the United States;
- Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions);
- Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship;
- Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
- Students are eligible to apply for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System. Certain areas within these countries may be designated within the Travel Advisory as either “Do not travel to” (Level 4) or “Reconsider travel to” (Level 3) locations, as such; students will not be allowed to travel to these areas.