Apply for Scholarships

The process for applying for scholarships in Lake County is easier than ever for local high school seniors. The online application is available now at

Students fill out an application section by section, saving and coming back as needed. There are certain sections that allow them to request information from parents, counselors, and teachers, eliminating the hassle of compiling transcripts, letters of recommendation, and financial information. Once the application is complete, the software will match the student with each of our eight available scholarships that he or she meets the eligibility requirements for. 

The deadline for scholarships is March 16th by 12:00pm. If you have any questions or need further information, please email Tiffany at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 352-394-3818.

The cost of college tuition has skyrocketed over the years so taking advantage of scholarships is the way to go. We are here to help by providing a way for students to earn their community service hours by volunteering with GADF. You can find out more about Bright Futures Scholarships by clicking on the links below.

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Florida Financial Aid Application   APPLY HERE

Levels of Bright Futures Awards:

Florida Academic Scholars(FAS)

Academic Top Scholars(ATS)

Florida Medallion Scholars(FMS)

Gold Seal Vocational Scholars

If You Are:



International Baccalaureate (IB

Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE

Out-of-State (Florida Resident Graduating from a High School Outside Florida

Mid-Year Graduate

Frequently-Asked Question

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How and When to Apply

General Requirements for Award

Academic Requirements for Initial Eligibility

Weighting for Bright Futures High School GPA


 Scholarship Management Services | ISTS



ISTS believes in the value of higher education and is committed to helping students like you achieve your academic goals.
To learn more about the scholarship application process and the applicant resources ISTS provides, visit our Help Desk…
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Scholarship programs are the most common way of awarding money to students for educational purposes. Scholarship programs range in size from small, local awards that generally have between 1-10 winners and offer between $50-$1,000 per year to large, national programs that can offer several hundred awards between $1,000 – $10,000 each.

Many businesses and offer scholarships to employees and associations often have programs for members and their children. Gift-giving organizations believe scholarship programs are a great way to support their communities and specifically local students and schools. Some programs focus on diversity, and try to meet the needs of underprivileged applicants. College financial aid offices manage the scholarship programs for their respective schools, mostly comprised of endowed scholarships.

Companies offer scholarships or employees and their children, to strengthen community relations, for corporate recruitment and to build marketing and brand awareness. Scholarship management companies like ISTS increase the objectivity and enhance the credibility of the application and selection processes.

For most organizations, however, the burden of the administrative workload associated with a scholarship program is a challenge. ISTS offers full-service scholarship program management and creates peace of mind for scholarship providers that choose to use our services. Some organizations opt to hire expensive temporary staff to offset the additional workload before learning about the option to outsource. ISTS can save these organizations an average of $140 A DAY!

 The most common types of scholarships are:

Need-based Scholarships:Some ISTS clients offer awards based on the financial need of the student’s family. Federal awards require applicants fill out a FAFSA to qualify, however, many private need-based scholarships also require a FAFSA and may include expected family contribution and cost of attendance in their calculation of total need.

Merit-based Scholarships:Some ISTS clients offer awards based on demonstration of academic, artistic, or other ability and may include community service involvement and other extracurricular activities. Some companies, most colleges and universities and philanthropic organizations like foundations most commonly give these types of awards for exceptional standardized test scores and academic achievement.

Student-specific Scholarships:Some ISTS clients offer awards for which applicants must initially qualify based on gender, race, religion, family and medical history, or endless other potential factors. Check out the “Unusual Suspects” section ofScholarUp, Our Monthly Guide to Scholarships and College Life, for some wild examples of these types of programs.

Career-specific Scholarships:Some ISTS clients offer awards to students pursuing a specific field of study. Current high-need industries like education or nursing are seeing a particular surge in these types of awards. Nursing students are in high demand, and many schools will give future nurses full scholarships to enter the field, especially if the student intends to work in a high-need community.

Local scholarshipsare typically available in every community. Information about these programs can be found by asking teachers, guidance counselors and school administrators and by conducting online research for local organizations and clubs. Generally, local awards are less competitive since only applicants that live in the community are eligible.



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