Scholarships

Scholarships are generally based on academic merit or some specific talent and may be awarded from outside agencies, the College, or state and federal governments.

Academic Scholarships

Rollins' academic scholarships are awarded as part of the admission process; a separate application is not required for scholarship consideration. Prospective students should direct any questions to the Office of Admission at 407-646-2161 or admission@rollins.edu.

Alfond Scholars Program

  • Up to 10 full scholarships which cover tuition, fees, room and board (value of $60,970 for the 2016-2017 academic year)
  • Semi-finalists typically have SATs of 1420* or higher (Critical Reading and Math) or ACTs of 32 or higher (Composite) and GPAs of 3.7 or higher.
  • Annually renewable with a 3.33 GPA and completion of 24 credit hours each year
  • Admission application deadline is November 1st.
  • For more information, please visit Alfond Scholars Program.

Bonner Leaders Program

  • New first-year students to Rollins are considered
  • Awarded $3,000 per year
  • Must have made enrollment deposit
  • Applications are available each year on March 1 and close on June 1.
  • Ten recipients are selected from a highly competitive applicant pool.
  • For additional details, please visit the Bonner Leaders Program website.

Dean's Scholarships

  • Awarded up to $30,000 per year
  • Awarded based on outstanding academic record combined with demonstrated leadership potential
  • Applicants with SATs higher than 1340* (Critical Reading and Math) or ACTs higher than 30, and GPAs higher than 3.6 are considered.
  • Annually renewable with a 3.0 GPA and completion of 24 credit hours each year.

Alonzo Rollins Scholarships

  • Awarded up to $27,000 per year
  • Awarded based on academic performance as well as service and involvement
  • Applicants with SATs higher than 1250* (Critical Reading and Math) or ACTs higher than 28, and GPAs higher than 3.5 are considered.
  • Annually renewable with a 3.0 GPA and completion of 24 credit hours each year

Presidential Scholarships

  • Awarded up to $24,000 per year
  • Awarded based on academic performance as well as service and involvement
  • Applicants with SATs higher than 1220* (Critical Reading and Math) or ACTs higher than 27, and GPAs higher than 3.3 are considered.
  • Annually renewable with a 2.8 GPA and completion of 24 credit hours each year

Centennial Scholarships

  • Awarded from $5,000 to $15,000 per year
  • Awarded based on academic performance as well as service and involvement
  • Applicants with SATs higher than 1200* (Critical Reading and Math) or ACTs higher than 26, and GPAs higher than 3.1 are considered.
  • Annually renewable with a 2.8 GPA and completion of 24 credit hours each year

Achievement Scholarship

  • Awarded $10,000 per year
  • Available for students who select the Test Score Waived Option (TSWO)
  • Awarded based on individual academic achievement, initiative, and creativity
  • Applicants with 3.6 GPA and higher are considered.
  • Annually renewable with a 2.8 GPA and completion of 24 credit hours

Donald J. Cram Science Scholarships

  • Up to 10 awarded per year at $5,000 each; These are typically awarded in addition to one of our other academic scholarships.
  • Awarded to majors in biochemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, biology, marine biology, or chemistry
  • Annually renewable with a 3.0 GPA and completion of 24 credit hours each year

Legacy Scholarship

  • Award of $2,000 per year and may be combined with additional academic scholarships.
  • Awarded to new, first-year students whose parent(s), grandparent(s), or sibling(s) graduated from any Rollins program (College of Liberal Arts, Crummer, Holt (includes both graduate and undergraduate programs)
  • Separate application must be completed by January 5.
  • Admission application and all required materials deadline is January 5.
  • Annually renewable with a 2.8 GPA and completion of 24 credit hours each year
  • For more information, please visit Legacy Scholarship Program.

PTK Scholarship

  • New transfer students to Rollins are considered
  • Awarded $6,000 per year
  • At least a 3.5 grade-point average and an AA degree (or in your last semester of completion when applying to Rollins) from a Florida community college
  • 2.8 GPA renewal requirement
  • For additional details, please visit PTK Scholarship Program.

*Minimum scores are based on the old SAT (taken prior to March 2016). Scores earned on the redesigned SAT will be concorded to the old SAT score.

Florida Bright Futures Scholarships

  • Determined by the state of Florida based on your high school GPA, SAT/ACT test scores and community service. Additional eligibility based on AICE or IB curriculum.
  • Complete the Florida Financial Aid Application with the state of Florida no later than August 31 after high school graduation.
  • Earn a high school diploma or its equivalent from a Florida high school
  • Two levels:
    • Florida Academic Scholars Award = $103 per credit hour
    • Florida Medallion Scholars Award = $77 per credit hour
  • Renewal requires successful completion of credit hours plus:
    • 3.0 GPA for the Florida Academic Scholars Award
    • 2.75 GPA for the Florida Medallion Scholars Award
  • Maximum annual award = 45 hours of enrollment between fall and spring semesters.
  • Cumulative award amount = 140 credit hours of paid Bright Futures awards
  • To learn more, please visit floridastudentfinancialaid.org

For awarding purposes, we will estimate your enrollment at 16 credit hours per semester until the end of the add/drop period each semester. At that point, we will adjust your Bright Futures award based on your actual enrollment. For example, if you are enrolled in 18 hours at the end of the add/drop period, your Bright Futures award will be increased. Conversely, if you are enrolled in 12 hours at the end of the add/drop period, your Bright Futures award will be decreased.

In addition, we are required to return any Bright Futures awards for credits dropped or not successfully completed. At the end of the add/drop period, your Bright Futures award will be set and any changes from that point on will result in either a reduction of your award (if you drop credits) or an increase (if you add credits). This will impact your student account and any balance created, will be due immediately.

Additional Scholarships

National Merit Florida Incentive Scholarship

  • National Merit Finalists who receive recognition as a National Merit or National Achievement Scholar by receiving a National Merit $2,500 Scholarship, a Corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship, a National Achievement $2,500 Scholarship, or a Corporate-sponsored Achievement Scholarship.
  • Must be a Florida resident
  • Enroll full-time at a Florida postsecondary institution in the fall semester immediately after high school graduation.
  • Must list Rollins as your first-choice college with National Merit
Timeline and Process:
  • Students are notified of their Finalist status by National Merit Corporation in early February.
  • Specific National Merit scholarship recipients are notified between mid-March and first of May.
  • Update your college choice by May 1st with National Merit Corporation to indicate your enrollment at Rollins. 
  • Submit a copy of your National Merit Finalist letter and National Merit Scholarship notification to Rollins for review by mid-May.

Raise.me Micro-Scholarships

Students may earn scholarships based on achievements throughout high school. Admitted students to Rollins will receive a Rollins merit scholarship or the Raise.me scholarship award, whichever is higher. Sign up at Raise.me for further details.

Athletic Scholarships

Please contact the coach of your particular sport.
Rollins Sports Directory

Music Scholarships

The Department of Music at Rollins offers competitive scholarships on a talent basis.
Learn More

Theatre Scholarships

The Priscilla L. Parker Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance for Rollins theatre majors.
Learn More

Outside Scholarships

Scholarships are available from local businesses, clubs, organizations and employers. Two good sources for these scholarships are fastweb.com and cappex.com/scholarships.
Visit Outside Scholarship Search Page

Office of Financial Aid

Mailing Address

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Winter Park, FL 32789

Physical Location

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T. 407.646.2395
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Hours

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