The Missy & Tony Shannon Memorial Scholarship was created by Michael Shannon to honor his beloved cats, Missy and Tony. The scholarship supports students pursuing veterinary sciences at Eastern Florida State College with a passion for animal and wildlife care in Brevard.


  • Plan of Study Requirement: Students accepted in the Veterinary Nursing programs at Eastern Florida State College
    • Preference is given to those who have completed one semester of the program
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Applicant must indicate Brevard County as the primary residence.
  • 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.

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

How to Apply

Applications will be available in the online portal from January 5 – February 8. Preview the application question list here. Click here to access the online portal. Be sure to download and review the portal guide from the portal log-on page before creating your account.