Financial Aid

Start with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid application at to determine how much your family is to pay for your education and how much financial aid you may receive.

You can begin completing the new form in mid September but you will not be able to submit until October 1 the year prior to attending post-secondary education.  

You must use income tax information two years prior (read the guidelines should you fall into another category to complete the FAFSA) and update before the May 15 deadline.

Federal Guidelines change often on how the money is to be spent on college education, make sure you refer to the website often for the latest information.

If you plan to take Dual Enrollment classes meet with a DE counselor at the college you plan to attend for post-secondary education, to help you plan your courses, to assure they will meet your program requirements and FASFA will cover the cost of the courses. This will help assure you will not be taking courses that will prolong your educational goals and end up costing you more MONEY and TIME!



To Apply for the Florida Bright Futures go to BRIGHT FUTURES APPLICATION, Create a Student Account and then complete the application.
Be sure to take a photo of your username and password in the Blue Box, so you can update and check on your Bright Futures Scholarship.

Instructions to complete the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship for Putnam County Students click here.

Learn more about the Florida Bright Futures Scholarships

Florida Bright Futures Student Handbook
Bright Futures Brochure

Florida Academic Scholarship (FAS)
Florida Medallion Scholarship (FMS)
Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholarship (GSC)
Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship (GSV)

Check out these Scholarships and be sure to go to Guidance for more Local Scholarships!

Deadline: October 11, 2021 at 5:00pm (E.T.)

Hispanic Heritage Month Theme
and Student Contests

Contest Entries and Nominating Forms and Guidelines 
Student contest forms and educator nomination forms must be mailed to Volunteer Florida or submitted online at
Volunteer Florida 
Hispanic Heritage Month Committee 
1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 250 
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

Deadline: Dec 31

The "No Sweat" Scholarship - $2500

Prior to graduation

Florida Scholarships for a Brighter Future

May 1

Putnam FFA Scholarship

Deadline :
July 15, 2021

Watermark Scholar
Watermark’s annual scholarship program supports women in the U.S. pursuing an education and career in STEM

May 14

Adam R Thayer Scholarship
College Bound high school senior pursing an education in Information Technology

June 27

Full Sail University
Emerging Technology Scholarship

Nov 1 - January 31

RedFin Scholarship

January 25 - February 26

Florida Agricultural History and Creativity Award

4th -12th Graders submit essay before
the deadline and a chance to win a $1000 Scholarship.


Heroes' Legacy Scholarship Program: Dependent child of a member of the military who died or became disabled while on active duty.


Florida Green Building Coalition

 Florida Green Building Scholarship
(will need to download adobe reader, then close the browser to open the document)
Click here for PDF format of the FGBC Scholarship


University of North Georgia

March 5

National Association of Black Accountants, INC
2020-2021 Scholarship

March 11

Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship
for students preparing for careers in technology, engineering and advanced manufacturing at a vocational technical school, trade school or two year community or technical college.

March 31

Grassmanship Scholarship Program
Awarding one $5,000 and four $1,000 scholarships to current and incoming college students pursuing a degree in agriculture.

Oct 20 - 
April 1

Academic Scholarship

Graduate of Clay, Putnam, or St. Johns County. ACT 23 or Combined SAT 1080, GPA 3.2 unwgt. and must enroll full-time at SJRSC.
See Guidance Counselor for Application

Oct 20-April 1

African-American Leadership Scholarship

Graduate of Clay, Putnam, or St. Johns County.
GPA 2.5 unwgt. and must enroll full-time at SJRSC.
See Guidance Counselor for Application

Oct 20 - April 1

Hispanic Leadership Scholarship

Hispanic graduate of Clay, Putnam, or St. Johns County. GPA 2.5 (cumulative). Must enroll full time at SJRSC
See Guidance Counselor for Application

Nov - April 1

SJRSC Career Pathways 

Nov - April 1

SJRSC Career Pathways PSAV Scholarship

Jan 1 - April 1

SJRSC Scholarship 
for current resident of Crescent City, FL.

Jan 1 - April 1

Collier-Blocker Minority 
In-District Scholarship 

April 1

Azalea City Cruisers

Azalea City Cruisers Scholarship application 2020.pdf
For students who plan to attend vocational or trade school and must have a 2.0 GPA.

April 1

Laura Sinks Britt for SJRSC Flo Arts

Varies for each scholarship

FCTC Scholarships online

Opens: August 1
Oct 31

Coca-Cola Scholarship

Oct 1 - April 1

Multiple Scholarships available for Putnan Students

April 16, 2020

PCMC Volunteer Services Scholarship

May 19

$1000 scholarship for HS graduate, Current college student and grad student

Opens: May 30

Horatio Alger Scholarships for technical training

 June 30

Caring Scholarships

June 30


SCW Dreamers Scholarship for immigrants

Deadline: December 31

Discover Scholarship


Early Childhood Scholarships

February 1

Jackie Robinson Scholarship

February 28

Friends of 440 Scholarship Opportunities

Feb 28

Vivian Scott Scholarship

April 16

Putnam County Gator Club Scholarship

June 4

Mike Rowe Offering Scholarships for those interested in Trade School

April 15

GFWC Women's Club of Palatka, INC

Deadline: April 1

SJR State Collier-Blocker In-District Scholarship 

May 31

The Zebra :Show off your Stripes" 2019 Scholarship

December 14

Get There Faster Scholarship for FCTC

Deadline: Dec 31

The Florida Tour Guide Scholarship

Jan - Oct 

Collegeboard Scholarship

Jan 24

 JCI Senators Foundation Scholarship

April 16

NF Putnam Community Medical Center Scholarship

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