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Scholarships 2020-2021

Scholarships 2020-2021

Office of Student Financial Aid -- Financial Aid Resources

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Naviagting your Finanical Future Quick Reference Guide:

FASFA Night Flyer:

Bright Futures Scholarship Information 2020-2021

OSFA has issued the following memorandum regarding the Bright Futures Evaluations for 2020-21 High School Seniors.  The memorandum may be viewed at:  - Memo - Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) - Reference Guide

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Holmes County Cattleman's Association ($500) -- applicant must be a resident of Holmes County OR have a family member (parent/grandparent/guardian) that is a current member of the Holmes County Cattleman's Association with membership in good standing.  First preference will be given to those who are actively involved in 4-H, FFA and/or UF/IFAS.   You must show proof of active involvement.  Applications are available in the guidance office and the library media center.  Applications must be turned in to the guidance counselor by April 1, 2021.  

Holmes County Farm Bureau Youth Scholarship ($1,000) -- applicants must have a parent or grandparent that are current members (in good standing) of the Holmes County Farm Bureau and have maintained their membership for at least 2 years prior to the application.  Applications due to the Holmes County Farm Bureau by April 16, 2021.

Holmes County Republican Executive Committee Ronald Reagan Scholarship ($500) -- student or parent must be a registered reoublican in Holmes County.  Application must be mailed to the committee.  Applications are due by April 16, 2021.

Charles "Glen" Bottoms Memorial Scholarship (3,000) -- applicants must be planning to attend a trade school (Welding, Auto body repair, HVAC, etc.)  Pick up more information and requirements in guidance or the media center.  Applications must be mailed (and postmarked) by May 1, 2021.

Daniel Brownell Memorial Scholarship ($1000) -- applicant must be seeking a career in law enforcement (including corrections or game warden) or as an emergency responder (paramedic, EMT, firefighter,etc.).  Award check will be made payable to a college of the recipients choice.  Applications are available in guidance or the media center.  Applications may be dropped off or mailed to: Holmes County Sheriff's Office, 211 N. Oklahoma Street, Bonifay FL 32425.  Application deadline is May 3, 2021.

Bonifay Kiwanis Scholarship for Chipola College ($1,000) -- the deadline is May 4, 2021.  Applications are available in guidance and the media center.

Bonifay Kiwanis Scholarship for Florida Panhandle Technical College ($500) -- the deadline is May 4, 2021.  Applications are available inguidance and the media center.

The Bonifay Woman's Club Mrs. Dianne Smith Memorial Scholarship (in collaboration with the HCHS Class of 1994 -- $2000) Applications are available in guidance and the library.  The deadline is May 5, 2021.

Community South Scholarship -- applicant must be a member of Community South Credit Union and reside in one fo the following counties: Holmes, Jackson, Walton or Washington.  Applications are available online at  Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 PM on May 7, 2021.

Wilhelmina Foundation Textbook Scholarship (named in honor or his mother, Wilhelmina Pittman, Attorney Sean Pittman founded this scholarship to provide college textbooks to students in Florida).  Applications are available in the front office and the media center.  The deadline to apply is June 1, 2021.

Robert and Kathryn McRae/Rex Lumber Scholarship (one-year scholarship toward 30 semester hours of tuition and/or books for classes required fot the A.S. Engineering Technology Program or toward the 12 credit hour Advanced Manufacturing certification or toward the 600 clock hour certicication in Advanced manufacturing and Production Technology).  Applications are available in guidance and the media center.  Application deadline is June 10, 2021 at 4 p.m. to the Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446.

Chipola College Foundation Scholarships -- numerous scholarships are available.  Application deadline is June 10, 2021.


Southern Scholarship Foundation (SSF) -- SSF is a non-profit that provides rent-free housing to deserving college students hoping to attend either FSU< TCC, FAMU, Santa Fe, UF or FGCU.  The deadline for Fall 2021 is April 1st.  Visit for more information.


Lockheed Martin STEM and Vocational Scholarship Program:
(1) Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship -- open to high school seniors and undergraudate students who plan to pursue a major in engineering, physics, or computer science, demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved comunities.  (200 scholarships worth $10,000 in renewable funds per student).  To learn more and apply visit deadline is April 1, 2021.
(2) Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship -- eligible students must be U.S. citizens pursuing an associate degree, credit-bearning certificate, or industry-recognized credential. (This year the program will award up to 150 scholarships with $6,600 in funds per student). To learn more and apply, visit deadline is March 11, 2021.

Brooks Law Group -- 2021 Spring Scholarship -- 2 (1st and 2nd place scholarships will be awarded).  1st -- $1,000, 2nd -- $250, applications available online at Application deadline is May 7, 2021.


Community Advancement Foundation 2021 Scholarship Information:  two scholarships are available for graduating seniors -- the CAF Essay Scholarship Application and the HBCU Legacy Scholarship -- both applications are due April 30, 2021 -- see Mrs. Kelly for links to the online applications.


Cirkled in Scholarship -- ($2,500) -- Cirkled is a secure, free platform for students to create an electonic portfolio showcasing their holistic skills and achievements.  Get discovered by colleges and increase your success rate for all applications -- from internships to summer jobs and more.  Apply at  Apply by March 31.

International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA) Scholarship -- $1,000 -- student must have a 2.5 GPA and submit essay -- College Scholarship - From IVLA, a Premiere Online High School ( -- Deadline is June 1, 2021.

Student Scholarships -- newsletter download is available that includes multiple scholarships at


RaiseMe -- a free platform that offers college planning and scholarship resources to both high school students and academic advisors.  Visit for more information.


ACT Test Dates

ACT scores may be used for high school dual-enrollment, Florida Bright Futures Scholarships, as concordant scores for state testing, and ultimately as a college-entrance exam.

Students register online at


Several ACT Prep Courses are offered in our area.  While we do not endorse any single group or test prep, we want our students to be aware of options that are available.  Houston Academy in Dothan offers their Wiregrass Plus ACT Preparation Course.  The next session begins March 29.  They are available in the evening.  Pre-registration and pre-pay is required.  More information can be found at

Dual Enrollment

Requirements for Chipola College Dual Enrollment


Students will NOT need to go to Chipola College to register for Spring 2021.  If students would like to come to Chipola to discuss possible classes for Spring 2021, please make an appointment with Karen Hall (850-718-2424).

* Must meet eligibility assessment scores:

ACT 17 19 19
PERT 103 106 123
SAT 25 24 24

*Fill out application online at:

*Meet with guidance personnel to fill out required paperwork and schedule classes

*Take required paperwork to Chipola College to register


SUPER SATURDAY at Culf Coast State College -- Register for a Summer calss at GCSC on April 10 from 9AM-12PM.  The $10 application fee will be waived at this event.  Reserve your spot:

Student Services Staff

Student Services Staff

Gilda Kelly
Guidance Counselor
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Carrie Thompson
Curriculum Coordinator
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Sharon Griffin
Guidance Clerk
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Jody Richardson
Data Clerk
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