In the middle of all the application stress and completion of senior year, a major subject in the graduation process is making sure one has scholarships and financial aid in their back pocket for when they head off to college. Fortunately in Florida and Nationwide, we have many opportunities to get money for higher education.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a part of the US Department of Education that give $150 billion dollars in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to over 13 million students.

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Scholarship America is another Student Aid website that lists available scholarships. The website shows currently open and future scholarships from companies and agencies.

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Unigo Scholarship is a fun scholarship website that allows students to apply with essay topics like “What do you dream about?” or “If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?” and receive at least $1,000 or more.

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Last there is Florida’s special financial aid program called Bright Futures which helps Florida students gain money for tuition by completing community service hours and getting exceptional test scores.

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