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Scholarships Offered or Accepted By Northwest Florida State College Affiliates
This page contains a list of available NWFSC-affiliated scholarships that incoming or current students may apply for to help offset the cost of tuition. Unlike loans, scholarships do not incur debt or need to be repaid. For more information about financial aid options, please visit our Financial Aid page.
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NWF State College Foundation Scholarships
The Northwest Florida State College Foundation offers more than three hundred scholarship awards annually to students who attend Northwest Florida State College. Opportunities are based on, but not limited to:
- Specific major and career choices
- Diverse and unique backgrounds
- Community service
- Financial need
- Academic Achievement
For more information, please call (850) 678-5111.
Foundation Scholarship Selection
The Foundation Scholarship Committee reviews and selects scholarship recipients. An initial notification on Intent to Award will begin in May through NWF State College student email only. Be sure to check your spam email box on both your forwarded email account and college email account for a notification. Many students forfeit their scholarship by not returning their thank-you letter in the time allotted.
Checklist for Foundation Scholarship Consideration
- Complete Admissions application and additional scholarship questions to Northwest Florida State College.
- Complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov
Important: About 75% of the scholarships will be “auto-matched” based on your inputted information and data from the NWF State College Student system. Be sure your Applicant Record tab on the General Application shows your correct data, including the county where you reside. Not checking this could make your application ineligible for many of the “auto-matched” scholarships.
Two scholarships are awarded each year to the top-ranked students from the ten area high schools in Okaloosa County and Walton County. In the event the top-ranked students do not plan to attend Northwest Florida State College, then the scholarships are awarded to the next highest ranked. Check with your guidance counselor in January of your senior year to evaluate your eligibility.
RaiderRep Student Ambassador Scholarship
The RaiderRep Student Ambassador program at Northwest Florida State College is a leadership and scholarship opportunity for current students. Students who complete the online application by the June 15 deadline may be selected for an interview. For more information, please contact Outreach and Communications Coordinator Conner Rogers at [email protected].
Forensics/Brain Bowl Team Scholarships
Recipients of these scholarships are selected by the team’s respective advisor. Tuition and fees up to 20 credit hours per academic year may be awarded. Book costs are not included. Recipients are required to participate on the Forensics Team or Brain Bowl Team. For more information please contact Cecil Scalf (Forensics) at [email protected], or Dr. Kurt Teets (Brain Bowl) at [email protected].
Fine & Performing Arts Scholarships
Fine & Performing Arts Division scholarship auditions are held each spring for the following school year. Scholarships are awarded for Voice, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Instrumental, Technical Theatre, Recording Arts, Dance, and Visual Arts. Scholarships are awarded to cover tuition and fees for Fine & Performing Arts classes up to 30 credit hours per academic year. Textbook costs are not included. For more information, please email Caitlin TaraBori at [email protected].
- Voice Scholarship
- Dance Scholarship
- Drama Scholarship
- Instrument Scholarship
- Musical Theatre Scholarship
- Recording Arts Scholarship
- Technical Scholarship
- Visual Arts Scholarship
AASA P.A.C.E. Scholars Program
The P.A.C.E. Scholarship will be awarded to students who exhibit academic excellence, along with school and community involvement. Applicants must have identified as a traditionally under-represented minority on the admissions applications and either be a current member of the African-American Student Association (AASA) or willing to become a member of AASA to qualify. Twelve $3,000 awards shall be made to students selected for this program. Please click the link below for application.
Recipients of these scholarships are selected by Northwest Florida State College Head Coaches in Men & Women’s Basketball, Baseball, and Softball. Each scholarship provides full tuition, fees, and books. Awards for room and board may be included at the discretion of the Athletic Director. Interested applicants should contact the Athletic Office at the Niceville Campus for additional information. Each sport is supported with a one-semester, (10 credit hour per term), renewable, Manager Scholarship.
The college Athletic Director and/or his designee will select recipients. Awards will only be offered during the spring term and individual student awards will not exceed the cost of 12 in-state credit hours. Interested applicants should contact the Athletic Director at the Niceville Campus.
Student Advisory Board
The students elected to serve as President and Vice President of the Student Advisory Board receive a scholarship while they are in office. The scholarship covers up to 20 credit hours of tuition fees per academic year. Book costs are not included. For information on the College’s Student Advisory Board contact the Raider Life Office.
Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO)
In recognition of outstanding achievement, a two-year scholarship (40 in-state credits) will be awarded to each student from the Northwest Florida State College District who places first (gold medal winners) in four academic disciplines: Sciences, Humanities, Performing, and Visual Arts, in the competition of the Okaloosa County ACT-SO Branch hosted each year.
Regional State Science Fair Winners/All-Florida Chemathon Exam
In recognition of outstanding achievement, a two-year scholarship (up to 20 in-state credits per year) will be awarded to each student from the Northwest Florida State College district that places first in any senior category competition for the Annual East Panhandle Regional Science and Engineering Fair in January each year.
Please click on the link below and follow the instructions on the form.
Private Donor Scholarships
Private Donor scholarships are funds given by an agency external to NWF State College. This includes the Air Force Aid Society Grant and any scholarships students apply for off campus.