Institutional Scholarships


Bridges to Success

The Bridges to Success award is provided to students who participate in the Bridges to Success Program. The Bridges to Success Program is available to students who may have factors which impact their ability to attend college, high school graduates from Orange or Osceola County are encouraged to apply. Special consideration is given to students who have participated in one of the following Valencia College Pre–Collegiate Programs:

  • AVID
  • TRIO/Upward Bound
  • McKnight Achievers
  • POPS (Professional Opportunities Program for Students)
  • Parramore Kids Zone (PKZ)

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Initial Eligibility:

  • Apply and be accepted into the Bridges to Success Program
  • High school graduate of an Orange or Osceola County high school
  • Have a minimum 2.75 unweighted academic GPA
  • Must be first-generation college student
  • Complete all the minimum academic courses required by the state of Florida
  • Qualify for Pell Grant as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Meet Florida residency requirements
  • Qualify for free or reduced lunch
  • Must have completed PERT exam or have taken SAT/ACT test

Renewal Eligibility:

  • Award is renewed if student remains fully engaged with the BTS Program guidelines
  • Completed/Processed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the financial aid deadline
  • Enroll in at least nine credit hours each term
  • Maintain a 2.75 term GPA
  • Complete at least 75% of attempted courses

Valencia Honors Scholarship

The Seneff Honors College offers scholarship opportunities to students seeking an honors graduation distinction. Initial scholarship eligibility criteria for current offerings is provided at the time of admittance.

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Valencia Advantage Scholarship

Valencia Advantage Scholarship recipients are selected by Financial Aid Services based on the following criteria:

  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Processed results must show the applicant to have unmet financial need.
  • Seek an AA or AS Degree Program.
  • Selection priority shall be for students who qualify for limited or no other source of grant or scholarship funding.
  • Scholarship amounts may vary based on the student’s demonstrated financial need.
  • To receive funding, the recipient must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements for financial aid recipients as described in the Valencia Catalog and enroll in at least 6 credit hours each term.

VECTOR Scholarship

Valencia Engaging for Completion Through Opportunities in Research

Valencia Engaging for Completion Through Opportunities in Research (VECTOR) is an S-STEM project supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the intent to provide students pursuing a STEM education with scholarships, support from discipline-specific faculty mentors, the VECTOR team, and Valencia College academic resources. In addition, this project provides VECTOR scholars with immersive research experiences at Valencia College leading to an Undergraduate Research Graduation Distinction, networking opportunities, and preparation for transfer to a four-year institution.

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Valencia Student Government Association (SGA) and Leadership Scholarships

Campus leaders who participate in Student Government or serve on the Valencia Welcome Team may be considered for a scholarship. Visit the Student Government Office on your campus.

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