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EFSC has returned to normal pre-COVID operations, with full capacity on-campus classes and events. Click for the COVID Reporting Requirements and the Return to Campus Approval Process which remain in place. See the Student Services Guide for on-campus services available on a walk-in basis or by appointment, plus virtual options. Read the latest updates.

EFSC Scholarship Info

Students: Eastern Florida awards hundreds of scholarships directly, many funded by generous donors to the College's Foundation. Click "learn more" to explore the process, including links to outside scholarships.

Scholarships from Sources Outside Eastern Florida State College

In addition to EFSC Scholarships, many organizations offer scholarships for students pursing higher education and Eastern Florida State College strongly encourages students to apply for such assistance. All outside scholarships must be reported to EFSC’s Office of Financial Aid.

Scholarship Search Websites

Below is a list of websites offering FREE scholarship searches. FinAid also provides helpful tips about avoiding scholarship scams.

Brevard County/Regional Scholarships

Below is a list of scholarships relevant to Brevard County. Please check the organizations’ websites for additional information, application instructions and deadlines. Scholarship granting organizations wishing to have their scholarships posted below can email the relevant details and web address to finaid@easternflorida.edu for consideration. Only local scholarships will be posted due to the large number of requests received.

Antique Auto Club of Cape Canaveral
For talented, graduating Brevard County high school automotive technology students. 

Balda Family Foundation
For academically promising, at-risk and underserved youth.

Brecht Scholarship Fund
This scholarship for Brevard County students is administered by the University of Florida, however the scholarship is not limited to use at the University of Florida and is available to EFSC students.

Brevard County Civilian Military Community Relations Council
For Brevard County military and civilians.

Brevard Heart Foundation
For nursing students, physician assistant students, or nurse practitioner students. 

Brevard Schools Foundation
Scholarships for graduating high schools seniors of Brevard County High Schools or Central Area or South Area Adult Education.

Brevard Veterans Memorial Center and Council
For active or retired military or their dependents or ROTC students

City of Palm Bay
The Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent, Inc. and the family of Jeff Burgin have established a scholarship for students studying firefighting to honor Jeff's memory.

Community Foundation for Brevard
Provides scholarships for Brevard County students, including several specifically for EFSC students. Use each link to see complete eligibility requirements for that scholarship. The 2022 application process will open in September 2022.

Scholarships offered to EFSC students (Please see each link for specific eligibility requirements)

Scholarships offered to EFSC's Nursing and Health Sciences Program Students

Scholarship offered to students in EFSC's Veterinary Technology Program


Election Supervisors Scholarship
The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections Scholarship takes applications each year at all Brevard County Elections Office locations: Titusville, Viera, Melbourne and Palm Bay. Three $1,200 scholarships are presented to Political Science, Public or Business Administration, Journalism or Mass Communications majors who have completed at least two years of junior college or undergraduate work.

Garden Club by the Sea
For students who are Brevard County residents pursuing degrees related to Environmental Sciences of Horticulture that support the club’s objectives of conservation, beautification and education. Applications are accepted December through February.

General Federated Woman's Club - Melbourne Chapter
GFWC - Melbourne Woman's Club will award a $700 scholarship for 2019-20 academic year to a senior graduating from Melbourne High School who is attending a Florida college. Deadline: April 12, 2019

Health First - CCH Auxiliary Gladys Mosher Award
This scholarship was established by Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital Auxiliary in 1996 to honor the memory of Gladys Mosher, a former teacher and past president of the Auxiliary, and all other auxiliary members who have gone before and given dedicated service to the hospital. The $1,500 scholarship is awarded to two North/Central Brevard County students annually who are interested in continuing their education in the healthcare field. The 2022 deadline was extended to May 9, 2022. After that, the application window will open again in March 2023, with an application deadline in May 2023.

Jess Parish Medical Foundation
For students studying nursing or planning a career in the medical field.

Lucille H. Kahn Scholarship
Funded through the EFSC Foundation in conjunction with the Melbourne Branch, American Association of University Women, this scholarship is for three-fourths of the total cost of education (less federal financial aid received). Open to any EFSC graduate pursuing a bachelor's degree at any U.S. college or university.

Military Officers Association of America – Cape Canaveral Chapter
For juniors and seniors (Bachelor Students if at EFSC) in college who are either descendants or wards of active duty or retired members of the Uniformed Services of the United States. Applications are accepted between January 1 and June 15 each year.

NASA College Scholarship Fund
Applicants must be dependents of current/retired NASA employees or reimbursable detailees and must be pursuing a course of study in the science or engineering field.

Reginald E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
For graduating high school seniors with financial need.

Society of American Military Engineers Space Coast
The Space Coast SAME will award up to four $2,500 first-year scholarship grants for academic achievement to top-ranked high school seniors.

Space Coast League of Cities, Inc.
A scholarship for up to $2,500 to Brevard County Residents who are enrolled at a Florida college or University with a major in Public Administration, Public Planning, Human Resources, Accounting, Finance, Urban Planning, Environmental Engineering/Science, or Leisure Services. Contact the organization for current information.

Space Coast Jazz Society
For students who plan to go to college and study music with an emphasis on jazz.

For Students Planning to Transfer upon Graduation

The following scholarships might be of interest to students planning to transfer institutions after obtaining their Associate degrees from EFSC.

UCF Transfer Scholarship
UCF is offering a scholarship to students transferring directly from a Florida Public Community College or State College to UCF.

UCF Diversity Enhancement Scholarship for Transfers
The Diversity Enhancement Scholarship for Transfers (DEST) is a competitive program for qualified Florida residents, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic merit, both need/merit and other selection criteria including past academic achievement, quality of personal statement regarding declared major and strength of references. You must adhere to the application guidelines in order to qualify for priority consideration. *The program also gives priority to students who declare a major in one of the STEM disciplines: fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Call 407-823-2716 to inquire about the most current DEST information.

Florida State University - Social Work Majors
Brevard County students planning to pursue a degree at the FSU College of Social Work can apply for several scholarships funded by Brevard County philanthropists Guy M. and Delores Spearman, including the Guy M. & Delores Spearman Scholarship, Spearman Graduate Veterans Scholarship and Spearman Social Work Veteran Field Scholarship. Please contact Lara Klopp, Brevard Network Coordinator for the FSU College of Social Work, at lklopp@fsu.edu for more information.

Florida Tech Transfer Scholarship
The Florida Tech Transfer Scholarship can be up to $14,000 per year if the student’s cumulative GPA is 2.8 or higher at the university level. This scholarship may be combined with the Florida Tech Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship for an additional $2,500 per year if the student applies and is admitted to Florida Tech and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership must be submitted at time of application.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
This is the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country.

Lucille H. Kahn Scholarship
Funded through the EFSC Foundation in conjunction with the Melbourne Branch, American Association of University Women, this scholarship is for three-fourths of the total cost of education (less federal financial aid received). Open to any EFSC graduate pursuing a bachelor's degree at any U.S. college or university.

Military Officers Association of America – Cape Canaveral Chapter
For juniors and seniors or graduate students in college who are either descendants or wards of active duty or retired members of the Uniformed Services of the United States. Applications are accepted between January 1 and June 15 each year.

University of Central Florida Alumni AssociationThe Community/State College Scholarship is for transfer students and the Debbie K. Phillis Space Coast Scholarship is for students from Brevard County.