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Scholarships for Florida Freshmen

Our Scholarship Guarantee

You will receive scholarship funding to attend New College if:

All of your required admission materials are on file by April 15, 2015.
• You are admitted to New College for Fall 2015.
• You are a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident Alien, or eligible non-citizen.
• You submit your $200 enrollment deposit no later than May 1, 2015.

All required application materials (including official transcripts, exam scores, and the recommendation) must be received by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid on or before the deadline, EST.

Mail postmarked by the appropriate date will meet the deadline so long as the mail is received by 5:00 PM EST, the following business day.

Scholarship funding amounts are tied to residency for tuition purposes. (For example, a student who is a Florida resident for tuition purposes will not be eligible for assignment of the Presidential Scholarship for out-of-state students.) For more info on tuition and residency, please contact your admissions counselor.

Four Winds Awards
The following scholarships are awarded based upon your Institutional Rating.

We award these scholarships by calculating your SAT Critical Reading and Math scores, as well as your grades at the time of admission. (If you took the ACT, use the conversion chart on the left to convert your score).

Use the calculator below to estimate your Institutional Rating and determine the scholarship award amount that may be available to you.

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 Combined SAT score: (must be 1600 or lower)
 High School GPA:
 Estimate Institutional Rating


Scholarship Package  Scholarship
95 & Above
Presidential Scholar
($14,000 over four years)

92 to 94Gold Scholar              
($12,000 over four years)

89 to 91Silver Scholar$2,500 
($10,000 over four years)

85 to 88Bronze Scholar$2,000 
($8,000 over four years)

84 & BelowLeadership Award$1,000 
($4,000 over four years)

National Hispanic Scholars • National Achievement Scholars • National Merit Scholars

New College Excellence Award
Scholarship Value: $4,000 per year ($16,000 over four years)

For the Excellence Award, you must be one of the following:

National Hispanic Scholar, recognized by the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program; or
National Achievement® Finalist, and select New College as your first-choice school according to National Merit Scholarship Corporation procedures; or
National Merit® Finalist, and select New College as your first-choice school according to National Merit Scholarship Corporation procedures.

A New College Excellence Award replaces the Four Winds Award.

State Science & Engineering Fair Award
Scholarship Value: $2,000 per year

We reserve a total of ten scholarships for students who—in 11th grade—placed as Finalists in Florida’s Annual State Science & Engineering Fair. To be eligible for this award, a Finalist must be admitted and enroll at New College of Florida in Fall 2015 with the intent to study mathematics or science. If you receive this award, we will add it to your Four Winds or New College Excellence Award.

Other Resources and Opportunities

Need-Based Financial Aid
In addition to an academic scholarship, you could qualify for even more gift assistance if you are a US Citizen, US Permanent Resident Alien, or qualified non-resident alien. Complete the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible after January 1, 2015. Our school code is 039574. For Maximum Aid Eligibility: complete both your admission application file and your FAFSA by February 15, 2015 for priority consideration for need-based funding.

State of Florida Programs
Florida’s Office of Student Financial Assistance administers a number of grant and scholarship programs, including these:

Bright Futures Scholarship
Florida Incentive Scholarship (for National Merit Finalists and National Achievement Finalists)
Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship
Rosewood Family Scholarship
Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

External Scholarships
For information on private scholarships, click here.

Special Circumstances: information for Veterans, U.S. Service Members, Public Servants, and their families; and out-of-state waivers for students with three years of attendance and graduation from Florida high schools
For details, click here.


Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
5800 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL 34243

Phone: (941) 487-5000
Admissions Fax: (941) 487-5001
Fin Aid Fax: (941) 487-5010