College Scholarship Information


The Community Foundation administers a college scholarship program that each year helps local students pursue their dreams and goals at colleges and universities.

Scholarships are awarded on a nondiscriminatory basis after a careful review of eligible applications. Award recommendations are approved by the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, and scholarship awards are paid directly to the educational institutions where successful candidates are enrolled in undergraduate programs. To qualify for a post-secondary scholarship, the school you attend must be an accredited institution.

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Applicant must indicate Brevard County as primary residence.*
  • Applicant must have completed at least ONE SEMESTER of post-secondary education.*
  • Applicant must be committed to pursuing a college degree from an accredited college,
    university or vocational school as defined in the scholarship description.
  • Applicant should have a demonstrated financial need. Applications must be completed by the
    student only.
  • Applicant must submit all required application documents by the deadline.

Please carefully review each scholarship to determine eligibility.

*Exception: Missy & Tony Shannon Memorial Scholarship for EFSC Veterinary Nursing Program Students.

Scholarships Overview
Community Scholarship Accredited school of choice; priority given to first-generation college students pursuing a 4-year degree
Ella Josephine Goodman Horn Scholarship Florida schools only
Norma S. Annabal Scholarship Accredited school of choice
Pablo Enriquez Memorial Scholarship Accredited school of choice
Culpepper Nursing Scholarship Nursing programs at Eastern Florida State College
Geraldine L. Cabic Charitable Scholarship Nursing and Health Sciences Institute at Eastern Florida State College
Missy & Tony Shannon Memorial Scholarship Veterinary Nursing Program at Eastern Florida State College
To Apply You’ll Need
    • Applications will be available in the online portal from January 5 – February 8. Preview the application question list here.
    • Submit by the application deadline: February 8, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.
    • Resume
    • Unofficial Transcript(s)
    • Financial Information: Family Contribution You will be required to estimate the amount you/your family can contribute per year for your college education.  If you have the documents below, you can submit those as well:
    • Provide Adjusted Gross Income This information can be found on the most recent tax return.
    • One (1) Letter of Recommendation May not be written by family members
    • Availability on March 19, 20, or 21 for student interviews. Only top candidates will be required to complete student interviews

Online Portal

All applicants will create an account with our online portal. Before creating an account, please carefully review the following:

  • Our application system works with all major Internet browsers, though we recommend using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
  • Please add the following email address to your address book as a safe sender: This will help keep portal emails from landing in your junk folder.
  • Preview the application questions here. Once you have created an account and logged on to the portal, you can view the application from your applicant dashboard prior to the cycle opening.
  • Click the button below or use the following link to access the online portal. Be sure to download and review the portal guide from the portal log-on page before creating your account.


Use of Funds
  • Scholarship awards may be used towards any need listed under the school’s total cost of attendance. The student is responsible for all other charges
  • Recipients have two options for how to use the total amount of the scholarship. It may be used for the cost of attendance of one semester or divided across two semesters
    • Please be aware, if the recipient chooses to divide the scholarship amount over two semesters, they must maintain a 3.0 GPA. If GPA dips under 3.0 during the first semester that funds are used, the recipient will not be eligible to use the remainder of the award for their second semester