NFCC Student Scholarships

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The North Florida Community College Foundation, Inc. is a separate not-for-profit, IRS approved 501© (3) corporation chartered to provide financially for the educational needs of NFCC programs and students from Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor counties that cannot be met through state and/or federal aid or student tuition income.

Scholarship Application Deadlines: 

  • Fall Term - August 1st
  • Spring Term - December 1st
  • Summer Term - April 28th
PLEASE NOTE: if the scholarship application deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline will be extended until close of business day on the Monday following the deadline.

NFCC scholarships may be applied for through the NFCC Foundation, Inc. located on the NFCC campus, Bldg #36 (Developmental and External Affairs/NFCC Foundation Office). Scholarship applicants may stop by the Foundation Office, call (850)973-9423 or email foundation@nfcc.edu for more information and scholarship applications.

Scholarship Requirements: Scholarship applicants must have a 2.0 GPA to be considered for any Foundation scholarship and some scholarships with the Foundation require a higher GPA.


Types of Scholarships

Presidential

A scholarship in the amount of $750 per term is awarded to the valedictorian and salutatorian from each of the high schools in the College’s six-county service area. The scholarship can be received for a total of four semesters as long as the student registers for at least 12 credit hours per term. A Presidential Scholarship recipient must maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher to retain this scholarship.

Individual and Organizational

Various individuals and organizations provide funds for a number of scholarships, including the following:

  • Academic Improvement Trust Fund (AITF): The recipient of the scholarship must be a high school senior or GED graduate with a minimum of 2.0 GPA. Recipient can be enrolled at NFCC as a full-time or part-time student. The AITF scholarship may be used for tuition, books, or fees.

  • Alston Kelley Family Scholarship: The recipient of this scholarship must be a high school or GED graduate accepted and planning to enroll at NFCC seeking an Associate in Arts degree, Associate in Science degree or a vocational certificate. The recipient must have minimum GPA of 2.0, must be a Madison County resident with high moral standards, exemplary character with good work ethic.

  • Bill and LaVerne Rutherford Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awarded to a full-time student with a GPS of 2.75 who is receiving no other financial assistance.

  • Chandler Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awarded based on the interest earned on the endowment and may be used for tuition, books, or fees.

  • Charles E. Campbell Memorial Endowment: One annual scholarship is awarded based on the interest earned on the endowment and is to be used for tuition, books, and fees. The primary focus of this scholarship is for the dependents of slain or incapacitated law enforcement officers, followed by children of working or retired Florida officers, followed by students in the NFCC Law Enforcement Academy who are dependents of law enforcement officers.

  • Charlie Moore Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awarded to a Madison County resident who is enrolled as a full-time student at NFCC, has completed at least on full semester and is in need of financial assistance. The student’s GPA must be 2.5 or higher. Amount of award is based on available funds. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, or fees.

  • Chi Delta Tau Class of 69, 70 and 71 Scholarship: This scholarship requires a 2.0 GPA, the scholarship can be used for tuition, books and fees, applicant cannot be funded by other source and the amount of the scholarship is based on student’s financial need for one-term up to $1,600.
  • Duke Energy Corporation Scholarship: This scholarship will provide assistance to NFCC students enrolling in programs of study that may eventually lead to employment with Duke Energy. Such programs may include business administration and administrative office specialist. Students must maintain a 2.7 GPA. This scholarship is to be used for tuition only.

  • Edward K. Roberts Endowment: One annual scholarship is awarded based on the interest earned on the endowment and may be used for tuition, books, or fees. The recipient of the scholarship must be a high school or GED graduate with a GPA of 3.0 and must be enrolled at NFCC as a full-time student seeking an Associate in Arts degree, and Associate in Science degree, or a Vocational Certificate.

  • Fico-Humes-Mayer Nursing Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a student (Fall, Spring, and/or Summer) who is enrolled in a Nursing Program at NFCC.

  • Florida Firefighters Foundation Fund: This scholarship is for tuition or books. The top priority of this scholarship is for a dependent of a firefighter killed in the line of duty, followed by the dependent of a currently working firefighter, followed by the dependent of a retired firefighter.

  • Free and Accepted Mason’s Scholarship: One annual scholarship awarded to a dependent of a Masonic member who is enrolled as a full-time student at NFCC, and in need of financial assistance. The student’s GPA must be 2.5 or higher. Amount of award is based on available funds. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and fees.

  • Georgia-Pacific, Foley Cellulose Mill: This is a single one-time award of $3,000 that may be used for tuition, books, or fees for any student(s) enrolled in a STEM related program.

  • Greenville Community Scholarship: This is a single one-time award of $500 that may be used for tuition, books, or fees. The recipient must reside at a Greenville, Florida, address, have a high school diploma or GED, and be enrolled at NFCC. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA. An exception may be if the recipient has work activity outside of school. The recipient will not be fully supported by other financial aid.

  • Harry C. Gray Memorial Nursing Scholarship, Dr. Reuben Jordan Maxwell Nursing Scholarship, Madison Medical and Dental Scholarship, T.A. Baldwin Scholarship, Glen Johnson Memorial, Parker Poe, Ina Webb Moore Memorial Scholarship and Wood Nursing Scholarship are made available each year to students in the Allied Health/Nursing Programs. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Scholarships may be used for tuition, books, and fees.

  • James H. Fulford Memorial Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awarded based on the interest earned on the endowment and is to be used for tuition, books, and fees. The primary focus of this scholarship is for the dependents of slain or incapacitated law enforcement officers, followed by children of working or retired Florida officers, and finally student in the NFCC Law Enforcement Academy who are dependents of law enforcement officers.

  • Madison County Republican Party Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awarded to a Madison county resident who is a registered voter. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 and complete an essay with a minimum of 1000 words.

  • Madison Kiwanis Club Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awarded to a Madison county resident through the Madison Kiwanis club.

  • Mary Clemmons Nursing Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awarded to a Madison county resident who has been accepted into the Nursing Program and plans to seek employment at the Madison County Memorial Hospital. The recipient will not be fully supported by other financial aid. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and fees.

  • Maultsby Family Scholarship: This scholarship is a single one-time award that may be used for tuition, books, or fees. The recipient must be a high school graduate with a 3.0 GPA and must be enrolled at NFCC as a full-time student seeking an Associate in Arts degree, and Associate in Science degree, or a Vocational Certificate. A GED graduate may be accepted provided the student has demonstrated excellent personal habits, a good work ethic, and a settled lifestyle. An exception to the 3.0 GPA may be made if the recipient has been heavily involved in extracurricular activity and/or work outside of school. The student must progress satisfactorily academically. It is the wish of the donors that the student be a person of high moral standards and exemplary character who exhibits a good work ethic. Student or family background/involvement in forestry or forest products is a plus. It is further expected that the recipient of the scholarship will not be fully supported by other financial aid.

  • Monticello Woman’s Club/Lottie Berry Memorial Scholarship: This is a single one-time award of $500 that may be used for tuition, books, or fees for a resident of Jefferson County.

  • Nestles Water Foundation: This is a single one-time award of $2,000 that may be used for students enrolled in the Automation and Production Technology (APT) program.

  • Perry Elks Lodge #1851 Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awarded to a Taylor County resident with financial need and a minimum GPA of 2.0. The donor would prefer an applicant who is planning on returning to work in Taylor County Health Care, Education, Technology, Law Enforcement, Business Management or Manufacturing.

  • Potash Corporation-White Springs: This scholarship is for students of Hamilton and Suwannee counties enrolled in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) related Associate Degree or in the Automation & Production Technology (APT) program.

  • Third Judicial Circuit Police Chief’s Association Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awarded based on the interest earned on the endowment and is to be used for tuition, books, and fees. Applicants must be dependents of deceased, retired, or current law enforcement officers. Selection of this scholarship is made by the donor.

  • Townsend Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awarded to a Live Oak resident with a GPA of 3.2. The applicant must be a full-time student seeking an Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Science degree, or a Vocational Certificate in Business.

  • Tri-County Electric Scholarship: This annual scholarship is awarded to active members of Tri-county Electric Coop with a GPA of 2.0. Applicants must provide their Tri-County Electric member’s account number on the scholarship application to qualify. Applicants must not be funded by other financial support.

  • Turner Davis Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awarded to a needy Madison county resident with a GPA of 2.0.

  • L. & Neta Carter Foundation Endowment Scholarship: This is an annual award for a returning adult from Hamilton County or a graduating senior from Hamilton County High School. The award can be used for tuition, books, or fees. An applicant must provide official transcripts verifying a minimum GPA of 2.0, demonstrate financial need, and cannot be fully funded by other financial aid during the award period.

Scholarships awarded to High School Seniors

  • Alice C. Williams Endowment: A scholarship will be given to a Madison County High School graduate, who has been accepted into NFCC and plans to enroll as a full-time student. The student must maintain status as a full-time student, a 2.0 GPA, and a class load that should result in completion of the required work for an Associate in Arts degree in 4 semesters. It is the wish of the donors that the student be a person of high moral standards and exemplary character and who exhibits a good work ethic. It is further expected that the recipient of this scholarship will not be supported by other financial aid. Applications may be obtained from the NFCC Foundation Office or the Madison County High School counselor’s office. Notification of selection will be made to the student by the NFCC Foundation Office in May of every other year. The scholarship award may be used for tuition, books, or fees.

  • Caroline Mary Moffses Memorial Scholarship: One annual scholarship given to a Hamilton County High School student with a 2.0 GPA who is entering the Nursing Program and who is receiving minimal financial assistance.

  • First Federal Scholarship: One annual scholarship each semester. One student is chosen each year from Lafayette, Hamilton, or Suwannee County. A student should apply in the counseling office of the high schools. The selection is made by the donor and the scholarship committee.

  • Frank Cantey Scholarship: The intent of this scholarship is to provide funding for a graduating Madison County High School student. The recipient must be accepted into and planning to enroll at NFCC seeking an Associate in Arts degree. The student must maintain status as a full-time student, a 2.0 GPA and a class load that should result in completion of the required work for an Associate in Arts degree in 4 semesters. It is the wish of the donors that the student be a person of high moral standards and exemplary character and exhibit a good work either. The recipient will not be supported by other financial aid.

  • Green Industries Education Scholarship: Scholarships are available to graduating seniors at Jefferson County High School and Aucilla Christian Academy who live in Jefferson County and have a 2.0. Awards are for tuition, books, or fees at NFCC during fall or spring terms. Applicant cannot be fully funded by other financial aid.

  • Jay Johnson Community Leadership Scholarship: This is a single one-time award of $500 for a senior at Madison County High School who plans to attend NFCC. The recipient must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours at NFCC. The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, and fees.

  • Jefferson County Kiwanis Club Endowment: Scholarships are awarded to students of Jefferson County and are to be used for tuition, books, and fees. Applications may be obtained in the counseling office of the high school or with the Kiwanis Club. Awards will be made in the spring at the high school honors program. Applications are reviewed and recipients selected by the donor and/or high school counselor.

  • John E. Loughridge Scholarship: One annual tuition scholarship is given to a student in either Taylor or Lafayette County. Selection is made at the local high school and is determined by a committee.

  • Junior Auxiliary Scholarship of Madison County: One annual scholarship given to a Madison County graduating senior with a GPA of 3.0.

  • Lafayette Penny Foundation Scholarship: One annual scholarship given to a Lafayette County High School student with a GPA of 2.0.

  • Lafayette Scholars Endowment Scholarship: Scholarships are available to students of Lafayette County. Interested parties should see the local high school counselor for details.

  • Lee United Methodist Women Scholarship: Scholarships are available to graduating senior students who attend Lee United Methodist Church and attending NFCC.

  • Lorenzo and Mary Lou Whitefield Endowed Scholarship: This is a single one-time award that may be used for tuition, books, or fees. The recipient must reside in Taylor County, have a high school diploma or GED, be accepted into and plan to attend NFCC. The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA as well as carry 12 credit hours. The recipient will not be fully supported by other financial aid.

  • Madison County CHARMETTES Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awarded to a Madison County High School graduating senior. The scholarship is a one-time award to be used for tuition, books, fees, or other educational expenses. The applicant must provide, as part of his or her scholarship application, a 250 word essay describing how this scholarship will help to further his or her education, and official transcripts verifying a 2.0 GPA. The applicant must be a person of high moral standards and exemplary character and must be involved in community activities. The applicant must demonstrate a financial need and cannot be fully supported by other financial aid. Students can apply in the guidance counselor’s office of the high school. Selection is made by the donor and a scholarship committee. Scholarship will not be activated until recipient provides proof of NFCC registration/class schedule for the fall term maintaining full-time status (minimum of 12 credit hours).

  • Madison County Community Bank Scholarship: This is a single one-time award for a senior at Madison County High School who plans to attend NFCC. The recipient must have a 2.0 GPA and be a deserving hardworking student involved in community activities.

  • Madison County Rotary Club: One annual scholarship is awarded to a Madison county resident with a GPA of 2.5. The applicant must complete an essay with a minimum of 500 words giving a description of their educational aspirations and how they may enhance preparation for their career plans. This essay will need to be attached to the scholarship application form; the essay should be titled “Madison County Rotary Scholarship” and double spaced.

  • Mildred Bruner Endowment Scholarship: This is a one-time award with available funds which will be distributed between two semesters. The recipient must be accepted into NFCC and planning to enroll as a full-time student seeking an Associate in Arts degree. The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA. It is the wish of the donors that the student be a person of high moral standards and exemplary character and must exhibit a good work ethic. The student must be a resident of Taylor, Madison, of Jefferson County to apply. It is also expected that the recipient of this scholarship will not be fully supported by other financial aid.

  • Morris & Judy Steen Scholarship: This scholarship is a single one-time award that may be used for tuition, books, or fees. The recipient must be a person of high moral standards and exemplary character and must exhibit a good work ethic. It is further expected that the recipient of this scholarship will not be fully supported by other financial aid.

  • PCS Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awarded to a Hamilton County High School graduate. The scholarship is a single one-time award to be used for tuition, books, or fees. The student must maintain a 2.0 GPA, must be a person of high moral standards and exemplary character, and must be involved in community activities. The student should not be fully supported by other financial aid.

  • Randy Rutherford Scholarship: One annual scholarship given to a Madison County High School senior with a GPA of 2.0. The applicant must submit a 250 word essay.

  • Rodney Stalvey Scholarship: One annual scholarship given to a Madison County High School senior with a GPA of 2.0. Business majors will be given preference.

Contact the North Florida Community College Foundation Office at (850) 973-9414 or foundation@nfcc.edu, for more information or visit www.nfcc.edu/foundation-giving.