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College Scholarships

There are three basic sources of scholarships.

1.  Government Funded Scholarships: They can be federal or state scholarships. In order to be eligible for the federal scholarships, a student must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is available to seniors on October 1 of the senior year. If a student meets the eligibility requirements for Florida Bright Futures scholarships, the senior student should go to Florida Student Financial Aid and go to the "apply here" tab after October 1 of the senior year to apply online.

2.  College Scholarships: These are offered after the student's acceptance to the school. Most of the time you will be automatically considered for the scholarships for which you qualify. It is important to apply to college early, and then communicate with the school regarding financial aid or scholarships. Scholarships are usually awarded in the early spring.

3.  Private Scholarships: Community groups, companies, and even individuals who want to reward students for community service or academic achievement usually give these scholarships out. If the student demonstrates a financial need, some groups will offer scholarships. There are several online scholarship searches. and are two of the most comprehensive searches. Many times the students will have to write an essay.

Please beware of any company that promises you scholarship money for a large fee. Most of these companies are scams.

For more information on preparing for college, visit our Guidance and Counseling page.


Our matriculation rates and scholarship offers provide the proof of our successful strategy. Over the last four years, our Bayshore graduates received over $5,100,000 in scholarship offers.

Take a look at the colleges and universities our students have entered:

Adventist University of Health Science
Alabama State University
Auburn University
Baylor University
Bethel University
Binghampton University
Boston University
Campbell University
Campbellsville University
Clearwater Christian College
The College of William and Mary
East Mennonite University
Embry Riddle Aeronautical
Flagler College
Florida A & M University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Southern College
Florida State University
Ft. Lauderdale Art Institute
Full Sail Academy
George Mason University
Hillsborough Community College
Indiana Wesleyan University
Jacksonville University
Johnson & Wales
Judson University
King College
Liberty University
Mercer University
Methodist College
Montreal-Anderson College
Moody Bible Institute
Mt. Olive College
Oakland University
Ohio Wesleyan
Oral Roberts University
Palm Beach Atlantic College
Penn State
Pratt Institute
Queens College
Ringling School of Art & Design
Rollins College
Samford University
Savannah College of Art & Design
Southeastern College
Southern Illinois University
Southern Methodist University
Spellman University
Spring Arbor University
St. John’s University
St. Louis University
St. Petersburg College
Stetson University
Stony Brook University
United States Air Force Academy
United States Military Academy
United States Naval Academy
University of Alabama
University of Central Florida
University of Connecticut
University of Florida
University of Illinois
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri
University of Nevada
University of North Carolina
University of North Florida
University of Pennsylvania
University of San Diego
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of South Mississippi
University of Southern California
University of Tampa
University of Tennessee
University of Texas
University of Washington in Seattle
University of West Florida
Valdosta State University
Virginia Military Institute
Warner Southern College
Wharton School of Business
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