Scholarships for Out-of-State Freshmen

Our Scholarship Guarantee

You will receive scholarship funding to attend New College if:
  • All of your required admission materials are on file by May 15, 2020.
  • You are admitted to New College for Fall 2020.
  • You are a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident Alien, or eligible noncitizen.
  • You submit your $200 enrollment deposit no later than June 1, 2020.

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, EDT.

Mail postmarked by the appropriate date will meet the deadline so long as the mail is received by 5 p.m. EDT, 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.

Presidential Scholarship
Scholarship Value: $15,000 ($60,000 over four years)

Out-of-state students enrolling in Fall 2020 will be awarded a $15,000 per year Presidential Scholarship.

New College National Excellence Award  
Scholarship Value: $17,500 ($70,000 over four years)

For the Excellence Award, you must be:

  • National Hispanic Scholar, recognized by the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program

Benacquisto Scholar Award for National Merit Finalists  (must declare college choice to National Merit Corp by May 31, 2020)
Scholarship Value: Out-of-state students who qualify for the Benacquisto Scholarship will receive an award equal to the in-state on-campus cost of attendance for New College, minus their National Merit® award. Such students are exempt from paying the out-of-state fees. This award amounts to a full cost of attendance scholarship.

A New College National Scholarship Program Award replaces the Presidential Scholarship.

Scholarships Available by Application

New College offers three additional scholarships that are available to incoming students. Applications are required for the following scholarships. Directions on how to apply have been sent to all applicants and admits.

John Jakes Writing Scholarship: Up to four students from the incoming Fall 2020 class will receive a one-time, non-renewable $2,000 scholarship during their first year of study at New College. Applicants should demonstrate an interest and involvement in writing through coursework in the subject, work on a publication for a public audience, and/or personally driven writing activities. Applicants should express a desire to pursue careers as writers or fields in which writing is a central job component, such as policy work. Open to first-time in college students and incoming transfer students.

Skestos Scholars Leadership Program: Up to 10 students in the Fall 2020 class will receive scholarships with a total value of up to $25,000 over four years. Awards will be $2500 in year one with renewal and funding increases contingent upon completion of a required leadership program developed by the Division of Student Affairs and meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. Applicants should demonstrate interest and involvement in leadership development throughout high school. Open to first-time in college students.

Archimedes STEM Scholarship: One outstanding student in the Fall 2020 class will receive a scholarship valued at up to $40,000 over four years. Award in year one will be $10,000 with renewal contingent upon meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. Applicants should demonstrate interest and involvement in STEM-related fields and activities throughout high school. Open to first-time in college students.

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 U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident Alien, or qualified nonresident alien. Complete the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at as soon as possible after October 1, 2019. Our school code is 039574. 

External Scholarships
View information on private scholarships.

Latin American/Caribbean Scholarship Program
View information on scholarships for students from Latin America and the Caribbean.

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.