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Scholarship Opportunities


The Fall 2021-Summer 2022 Application is Now Open

DSC Foundation Scholarship

The scholarship application is a single application, which allows to students to apply for multiple scholarships from the DSC foundation at one time.

  • Scholarships awarded based on information you provided on the admissions application, or we have on file from other records, such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Scholarships from donors requiring students to meet certain criteria, such as being from a specific area or studying a specific major.
  • By completing a scholarship application, you agree to allow Daytona State College to provide information such as your major, GPA, and financial need to the scholarship donors and/or selection committee.
  • Dual-enrolled, transient students, and Daytona State College employees and/or their dependents are not eligible to receive Daytona State Foundation scholarships.


DSC Foundation Scholarships Requiring Separate Application

These are scholarships requiring a separate application process. Please review the information below if you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships.

Falcon Fast Track Scholarship

The FL College System and the Daytona State College Foundation  are offering multiple scholarships for Fall 2021 in order to assist in beginning your college journey. If you meet the following criteria, please complete the 2021-2022 DSC Foundation Scholarship Application.

  • Graduated from a Volusia or Flagler high school or home school after May 1, 2020
  • Be First-Time-In-College (exclusive of dual-enrollment, advanced placement, or accelerated credit participation in high school)  
    for the Fall 2021 semester
  • Register for at least 6 credits in an AA or AS program for Fall 2021
  • Complete and submit the 2021-2022 DSC Foundation Scholarship Application
  • Satisfy all the above by 11:59pm on July 31, 2021

L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series Scholarship Application

The L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series Scholarship will be awarded to students interested in becoming entrepreneurs. Up to three $1,000 scholarships may be given, based on the following criteria:

  • One to a Volusia or Flagler County high school student who plans to attend DSC
  • One to a DSC college-credit student; and
  • One to a DSC Adult Education student

Deadline to apply: November 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Halifax Hospital Education to Employment ScholarshipHalifax Hospital Logo

The Halifax Health Education to Employment Scholarship is for students pursing an eligible allied health major and will be awarded each semester until program completion. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, and in some cases, books. In return, the student agrees to work for Halifax Health or an affiliate for at least three years. Students need to remain in good standing at both DSC and Halifax Health to continue receiving awards.

Deadline to apply for Fall 2021: March 1 through June 30
Deadline to apply for Spring 2022: August 1 through November 14

Vets Create Program

The Vets Create Program offers scholarships to veterans, active duty personnel, their spouses, and dependents (18 and older)to enroll in a variety of DSC studio arts courses. The scholarship covers in-state tuition, all lab fees, and tools. 

To apply, students will submit a paper detailing their interest to

Deadline to apply for Fall 2021: Prior to the start of Fall 2021 classes

William H. Murray Memorial Scholarship Application

Multi-semester scholarship is awarded in the fall and spring to students in the nursing program who meet the following criteria:
Continuing DSC students;

  • Enrolled in at least 10 credit hours within the nursing program;
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA; and
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Deadline to apply: To be determined

S-STARS Scholarship (Students-Success Through Academic Resources & Services)

A full in-state tuition scholarship program open to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students currently:

  • Receiving the Federal Pell Grant;
  • Enrolled full-time (12 credits or more);
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA; and
  • The ability to attend required meetings throughout the semester

Students meeting the above criteria, APPLY HERE.

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

Important Information Regarding Bright Futures Scholarship Changes

brightfutureThe Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes three lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement.

What are the Initial Eligibility Requirements to Receive Funding?

The student will:

  • Meet Florida's residency requirements for receipt of state student financial aid by maintaining Florida residency for purposes other than education for a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of class of the academic term for which funds are requested. A student's residency status is determined by the postsecondary institution. An applicant who has questions regarding residency status should contact the financial aid office of the institution he/she plans to attend.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A student's residency and citizenship status is determined by the postsecondary institution. An applicant who has questions regarding residency status should contact the financial aid office of the institution he/she plans to attend.
  • Not owe a repayment under any state or federal grant or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Not be in default on any federal Title IV or state student loan program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.

View specific coursework and minimum grade point average (GPA) and test score requirements by visiting the First Time Applicants link, on the Bright Futures website.

How Does a Student Apply?

For Initial Eligibility the student will:

  • Submit a fully completed (error free) Florida Financial Aid Application during his/her last year in high school (after December 1 and prior to graduation) by accessing online (select State Grants, Scholarships & Applications, then Apply Here). The application gives the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) permission to evaluate the student's high school transcript and standardized test scores for eligibility for a Bright Futures Scholarship and other state scholarships and grants.
  • Apply during his/her last year in high school, before graduation, or will forfeit all future eligibility for a Bright Futures Scholarship.
How Does a Student Renew?
  • A student who receives funding during the current academic year (fall through spring) is automatically evaluated for renewal at the end of the spring term.
  • Renewal cumulative GPA and completed hours requirements are outlined in the Bright Futures outline on the Bright Futures Fact Sheet.
  • The institution where a student is enrolled as degree- or certificate-seeking is the home institution. That institution determines the courses to be included in each student's renewal institutional cumulative GPA.
  • A student may request that a financial aid officer at the home institution use his/her high school dual enrollment courses to his/her advantage when calculating the renewal institutional cumulative GPA.

Daytona State College strongly encourages all students apply for the 2021-2022 FAFSA!!


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