Evening Undergraduate Scholarships

The Hamilton Holt School Scholarship Program was established to provide financial assistance to qualified students who might otherwise be unable to pursue their education. In the 24 years since establishing the Holt School Scholarship Fund, more than $4.3 million in scholarships has been awarded to Holt students through the generous support of individual and corporate donors.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2014/Spring 2015/Summer 2015 award periods.

Types of awards: 

  • Financial Need
  • Academic Merit
  • Exemplary Leadership and/or Community Service

Eligibility:

Most awards are based on a combination of past academic achievement (a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average is required for consideration), demonstrated leadership, and/or demonstrated financial need (eligibility based on the information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA).  International students who cannot complete the FAFSA will be considered for awards based on academic merit and/or exemplary leadership and community service.

Application Deadlines:

April 17, 2014 – Deadline for early review of completed applications for 2014-15 awards (Fall 2014/Spring 2015/Summer 2015).*  Incomplete applications will be considered during the June decision period.  Decisions will be communicated in writing during the week of April 28.


June 13, 2014 – Final deadline for completed applications for 2014-15 awards (Fall 2014/Spring 2015/Summer 2015).*  Decisions will be communicated in writing during the week of June 24. This is the final application opportunity for fall term funding.

*With the exception of international students, applicants are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - available on the federal Web site - prior to the published scholarship deadline. Be sure to list Rollins College, code 001515, as a recipient of your information.  It is recommended that the FAFSA be completed by March 15, for April consideration and May 15, for consideration in June.

Note:  Current scholarship recipients are not required to reapply.  Renewal information will be sent by Rollins e-mail during the 2014 spring semester.  Students with incomplete or missing FAFSAs will be considered based upon academic merit and/or leadership/community engagement only.

Application Process:

All scholarship applicants must be formally admitted through the Holt School admission process:

New Students (never attended Rollins or returning to Rollins after two or more years) must submit the Hamilton Holt School Application for Admission along with the $40 fee. Students who have applied for admission within the last calendar year do not need to submit another application. As part of the application process, students must provide official copies of ALL college transcripts (unless already on file at the Holt office). New college students should submit official copies of high school transcripts.  International students must submit official TOEFL score reports. All application materials must be received on or before the published scholarship deadlines in order to be considered. Please contact the Holt School Admission Office if you have questions or concerns (eveningadmission@rollins.edu, 407-646-2232).

Scholarship Application Form and Essay:

All scholarship applicants are required to complete and submit a Scholarship Application Form including a 250 word essay discussing personal and professional goals, relevant life experiences, recent leadership and community service.

Financial Documentation:

With the exception of international students, applicants are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - available on the federal Web site - prior to the published scholarship deadline. Be sure to list Rollins College, code 001515, as a recipient of your information.  It is recommended that the FAFSA be completed at least a month prior to the published review period. Please pay attention to the PIN signature requirement.  The student and parent must sign the FAFSA.  The form may be signed using a PIN available at the federal PIN Web site.

International students who cannot complete the FAFSA will be considered for academic merit or leadership/community service awards.

Selection Process:

Applications will be reviewed and decisions made by the Hamilton Holt School Scholarship Committee during the month of June. Eligibility will be considered only for those students whose admission and/or financial aid applications are complete on or before the published deadline for each review period.  It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that his or her admission and financial aid application is complete. If FAFSA results are not available, applicants will be considered for merit or leadership/community engagement awards only.  Award recipients will be notified in writing.

Please contact Holtscholarships@rollins.edu if you encounter submission difficulties or need assistance in any way.

Renewal Eligibility and Process:

Most awards are renewable based upon specific criteria including satisfactory academic performance during the award period (3.0 or higher term grade point average), completion of at least 67% of registered courses during the award period (Fall 2014/Spring 2015/Summer 2015) and completion of at least six hours of approved service. Visit here for a list of approved events. Service details will be sent to award recipients during the fall and spring terms.

Questions:

Please contact Holtscholarships@rollins.edu or Holt School Financial Aid Facilitator Terrie Cole if you have questions or need assistance.

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR FALL 2014/SPRING 2105/SUMMER 2015 AWARD PERIOD:

DEAN'S SCHOLARSHIP
FOR LEADERSHIP IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY

This scholarship will assist a qualified Holt student who seeks to play a significant role in community leadership in the African American community after graduation. The recipient will be expected to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and complete a core set of leadership courses.

Eligibility:

Candidate must be a graduate of a Central Florida public high school, with preference given to Orange County.  Applicant must be a first-time entering freshman (no previous college-level course work), have demonstrated engagement in the African American community, and financial need as determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process.

Award Amount:

$4,000 per year for two academic years. May not be combined with other Hamilton Holt School Scholarship awards.

Note: After the student has successfully completed the sophomore and junior year as a full time student, the recipient will also receive two tuition-free summer courses through the Holt School Four for Four Tuition Assistance Program.

Application Process:

Available for the Fall 2014/Spring 2015/Summer 2015 award period only. Applicants should complete the electronic Scholarship Application Form, and should address community engagement in the African American community in the essay section of the application.

TUPPERWARE SCHOLARSHIP
FOR LEADERSHIP IN URBAN COMMUNITIES

This scholarship (made possible by a grant from the Tupperware Brands Corporation) will provide one $4,000 scholarship per year to an Elevate Orlando graduate. The recipient will be expected to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and complete a core set of leadership courses.

Eligibility:

The applicant must be a first-time entering freshman (no previous college-level course work), a graduate of the Elevate Orlando program, and must have demonstrated financial need as determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process.

Award Amount:

One-time award of $4,000.  May not be combined with other Hamilton Holt School Scholarship awards.

Note: After the student has successfully completed the sophomore and junior year as a full time student, the recipient will also receive two tuition-free summer courses through the Holt School Four for Four Tuition Assistance Program. 

Application Process:

Available for the Fall 2014/Spring 2015/Summer 2015 award period only. Applicants should complete the electronic Scholarship Application Form, and include mention of their Elevate Orlando experience in the essay.

Additional Opportunities

The Adult Students in Scholastic Transition Scholarship (ASIST)

This non-discriminatory, educational scholarship program benefits non-traditional students. These include persons who are past high school age and who are entering a college, university, or trade schools and/or the workforce for the first time, non-traditional students already enrolled in a college/university or trade program, are re-training due to changes in the workplace, or who otherwise are not the traditional college or trade school student, recently finished with high school.  The ASIST Scholarship Program helps provide financial support to adult students in a variety of transitional situations. The goal of the ASIST Program is to enable recipients to improve their self-esteem and to have a positive impact on the recipient’s personal life, employment, family, and community.

Application and Instructions.

Beatrice B. Ettinger Scholarship Council For Continuing Education for Women

The Beatrice B. Ettinger Scholarship assists women with vocational/professional education.  Recipients must be females at least 30 years old, full-time residents of Central Florida for the previous 12 months, demonstrate financial need, and an attainable career goal and/or ability to improve earning capacity/skills. For more information, please contact CCEW at cflccew@aol.com.

Application and Instructions.

Gilman International Scholarship Program

Deadline is March 5, 2013.  Online applications for study abroad programs taking place during the Summer 2013 and Fall/Academic Year 2013-2014 terms must be submitted by Tuesday, March 5th at 11:59pm Central Time in order to be considered.  The advisor certification deadline is Tuesday, March 12th.  The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  For more information about the Gilman Scholarship Program including helpful resources for applicants and advisors, please visit our website at www.iie.org/gilman.
Thank you,

Application and Instructions.

Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund (HHSF) is the largest non-profit organization in Central Florida dedicated to providing scholarships to Hispanic students pursuing a college or university degree.  Since its inception in 2000, the HHSF has awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships to 209 students in Central Florida. For more information, please contact hhsfmo@aol.com.  

Application and instructions.

Women's Executive Council

Beginning in 1987, the Women’s Executive Council has granted scholarships to deserving women who are entering or attending colleges in the Central Florida area.  This year, the Women’s Executive Council will be awarding scholarships of $1,500 each. Eligibility Requirements include minimum GPA of 3.5 and full-time registration at either the University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Valencia Community College or Seminole State College. For more information, contact WEC at communications@WECOrlando.com.

Application and Instructions.

Graduate Scholarships

Financial assistance is available to graduate students eligible to receive federal loans through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Student Loans Program. Interested students are encouraged to call or visit the Financial Aid Office located in the Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Building at the corner of Fairbanks and Park Avenues, telephone 407-646-2395. Counselors are available Monday through Friday by phone or on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Students may also call or visit the Holt School financial aid adviser by contacting the Holt School at 407-646-2232.

Education Department Scholarships

Degree-seeking students are invited to apply for departmental scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement, academic promise, financial circumstances, and attempts to maintain a diverse student body.  Amounts will be determined based on funds available each academic year. Only students who have been fully admitted may apply for a tuition scholarship. Education Scholarship Application>>

Application deadline: July 1

Counseling Department Scholarships

First-year students are invited to apply for departmental scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement, academic promise, financial circumstances, and attempts to maintain a diverse student body.  Amounts will be determined based on funds available each academic year. Only students who have been fully admitted may apply for a tuition scholarship. Counseling Scholarship Application>>

Application deadline: July 1

Second-year students may apply for a scholarship renewal on a funds-available basis.

Renewal application deadline: May 15

Graduate Assistantships

Education

While the Education Department does not offer graduate assistant positions, many are available in other campus departments. Positions are also posted regularly at www.rollinsjobs.com.

Counseling

The Graduate Counseling Program offers assistantships that cover the cost of courses taken during the fall and spring semesters. Assistantships are appointments held in various positions on campus.  Five assistantships are open to upper-level graduate counseling students (usually second year in the program).

Compensation consists of tuition fees for the Fall and Spring terms to a maximum of six courses over two terms. Please note that students who have other employment, receive tuition remission, or are on internship are not able to fulfill the requirements of these positions. This compensation will be taxed as income.

You are welcome to and encouraged to apply for more than one position. Please submit a separate application for each position in which you are interested and eligible, letting us know your order of preference.

See position descriptions below for additional information and application details.

Please note that other graduate assistantship opportunities that are not administered through the Graduate Studies in Counseling program may be available through other departments.  When these positions are made known, the information is forwarded to current students via the Rollins email system. Positions are also posted at www.rollinsjobs.com.

2014-15 Position Descriptions

MAC Department- Cornell Counseling Clinic
The primary focus is to provide coordination and logistical supervision of the Cornell Counseling Clinic, assisting Practicum instructors in the assignment of clients, scheduling of rooms, and records maintenance. A secondary focus is providing support to other departmental projects.

Application

MAC Department- Assistant to the Department Faculty
Assist faculty with special projects such as research, professional service projects, course-related projects, and clerical needs of the department. This position is reserved for an incoming first year student who is planning to attend full time. The selection process will take place over the summer.

Application

The Holt School and TJ’s: This GA has responsibility for identification and counseling of “at risk” Hamilton Holt and TJ’s undergraduate students. The GA provides one-on-one attention to students with academic difficulty and learning disabilities and assists in identifying resources and making referrals for these students. The GA will divide the 15 hour per week time between the Holt School and TJ’s Student Resource Center, attend TJ’s monthly staff meetings and be willing to work a flexible time schedule.

Application

Office of Career Services
This GA is responsible for assisting the staff in the delivery of a broad range of career related services, programs and resources for approximately 1,700 undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences.

This position is filled for the 2014-15 year.

Position description

Office of Multicultural Affairs
This Graduate Assistant supports and advances this mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs by providing intentional programs, services, and learning opportunities that prepare students for responsible citizenship in a global, diverse community.  The Graduate Assistant advises/oversees student programming initiatives, facilitates workshops, and supervises undergraduate students who serve as peer educators.

Application