Financial Aid Services

Scholarship Bulletin Board

This Scholarship Bulletin Board offers students a variety of scholarship opportunities from Valencia Foundation, Valencia Alumni, private scholarship donors, FREE scholarship search links and other great scholarship information. Please feel free to check this board frequently as new scholarships are always added.

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Current Private Scholarships (Non-Valencia Foundation Donors)

What is a Private Scholarship? A private scholarship is scholarship that is not offered through Valencia College, Valencia Foundation or Valencia Alumni. Private donors send scholarship offers from their companies and businesses for any students who meet their criteria to apply for. Private scholarship offers are added regularly so check back often!

PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIP DONORS: If you are a private/outside scholarship donor and would like to have your scholarship offer shared with Valencia College students please email your information to Susan Ambridge.

STUDENTS: Private scholarships are not affiliated with Valencia College or Valencia Foundation. These are other private resources that you may be eligible for. Students should never pay to apply for a scholarship. Avoid scholarship guarantees.  Never provide any personal information to apply for a scholarship (bank account information, credit card numbers, etc.). Students may visit https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0082-scholarship-and-financial-aid-scams to learn how to avoid scholarship scams and other free scholarship information.

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Valencia Foundation Scholarships

The 2018-19 Valencia Foundation Scholarship application is now open. Students who will attend in the fall and/or spring terms should complete your application NOW!

Valencia Foundation Scholarship Application

Helpful Hints on Applying for a Valencia Foundation Scholarship

  • Students must only use their Valencia Student ID number as their username and their Atlas email address on the application.
  • Most scholarships offered through the Valencia Foundation require a student to demonstrate need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Don't let the fact that you may not qualify for financial aid stop you from applying for a FAFSA or the chance to be matched to a Valencia Foundation scholarship donor. We use the FAFSA to verify financial need and not all scholarship decisions are based on the FAFSA.
  • Recommendations and a high GPA are very helpful, but not all scholarships require them. Please complete a 2018-2019 Valencia Foundation Scholarship Application so we can see if you are eligible for any of the hundreds of scholarships still available.
  • For questions on completing your Valencia Foundation scholarship application, please contact foundationscholarships@valenciacollege.edu or Elvin Cruz-Vargas ecruz52@valenciacollege.edu

Need Help Applying For a Valencia Foundation Scholarship?

What is a First Generation College Student?

Students who are the first in their families to attend an institution of higher education, including vocational or technical school.

Need Help Writing a Scholarship Thank You Letter ?

Please feel free to view the following Quick Tip Guide to writing an exceptional thank you letter to our donors. Please note that we do accept thank you greeting cards in addition to your original letter. Thank You Letters should include the following: What your program of studies are at Valencia, what your future educational goals are after Valencia and what your future goals are after your education is complete.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact foundationscholarships@valenciacollege.edu 

Valencia Foundation Student Feature Opportunity

The Valencia Foundation, in partnership with our generous donors, offer and award scholarship funding throughout the academic year. If you are a 2017-18 Valencia Foundation scholarship recipient, we would love to hear from you! Please email your story to foundationscholarships@valenciacollege.edu for a chance to be featured on our Blog, Facebook and Twitter sites!

Please feel free to share the following in your email submission:

  • What has been your proudest achievement so far?
  • What do you want to get out of your college experience?
  • How did you become interested in your major?
  • What have you learned about yourself as you've been a student at Valencia?
  • What are your educational/academic goals? What are your future career plans?
  • How do you plan to use your studies to achieve your future career plans?
  • What do you envision yourself doing in 10 years?
  • What will you do with your degree in the long run?
  • Why will this scholarship help you in your career goals?
  • What is your fondest volunteer experience?
  • What scholarship did you receive?
  • What would you like to say to the donor who awarded you their scholarship?
  • Photographs from volunteer, community service or classroom settings.

We look forward to sharing your inspiring stories!


Valencia Alumni Association Scholarships and Awards Programs

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  • Valencia Foundation administers scholarships and award programs sponsored by the Alumni Association that benefit students attending Valencia College. These scholarships are for CURRENT Valencia College students only.
  • Learn more about the various Alumni Association Scholarships
  • If you have questions regarding Alumni Association Scholarships for students, please contact Elvin Cruz-Vargas, Scholarships & Special Projects Coordinator at Ecruz52@valenciacollege.edu

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FREE Scholarship Search Engines and Resources

Start your Search Now With FREE Scholarship Search Sites. Good Luck!

STUDENTS: Private scholarships are not affiliated with Valencia College or Valencia Foundation. These are other private resources that you may be eligible for. Students should never pay to apply for a scholarship. Avoid scholarship guarantees.  Never provide any personal information to apply for a scholarship (bank account information, credit card numbers, etc.). Students may visit https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0082-scholarship-and-financial-aid-scams to learn how to avoid scholarship scams and other free scholarship information.

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