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 May 15, 2014.
• You are admitted to New College for Fall 2014 as a first-time-in-college student.
• 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 15, 2014.
All required materials (including official transcripts, exam scores, and the recommendation) must be postmarked or transmitted on or before the deadline and received by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid no later than 10 days after the deadline.
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.
|Scholarship Package ||Scholarship |
|95 & Above|
|Presidential Scholar |
($14,000 over four years)
|92 to 94||Gold Scholar |
($12,000 over four years)
|89 to 91||Silver Scholar||$2,500 |
($10,000 over four years)
|85 to 88||Bronze Scholar||$2,000 |
($8,000 over four years)
|84 & Below||Leadership Award||$1,000 |
($4,000 over four years)
Tuition and scholarship funding amounts are tied to Florida's State University System rules for residency. For more information on residency, contact your admissions counselor.
New College National Scholarship Program
These scholarships are awarded on the basis of standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program, National Achievement Scholarship Program, or National Hispanic Recognition Program.
$4,000 ($16,000 over four years)
For the Excellence Award, you must be one of the following:
• National Achievement® Finalist, and select New College as your first-choice school according to National Merit Scholarship Corporation procedures; or
• National Hispanic Scholar, recognized by the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program; or
• National Merit® Finalist, and select New College as your first-choice school according to National Merit Scholarship Corporation procedures.
A New College National Scholarship Program 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—place 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 2014 with the intent to study mathematics or science. If you receive this award, we will add it to your Four Winds or New College National Scholarship Program Award.
Florida Education Fund Brain Bowl Award
Scholarship Value: $2,000 per year
We reserve a total of four scholarships, two scholarships for first-place winners and two scholarships for second and third place winners from Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough, or Pinellas counties. New College will consider additional scholarship funding for Finalists, Semifinalists, and Outstanding Participants of the National Achievement Scholarship Program."
Need-Based Financial Aid
In addition to an academic scholarship, you could qualify for even more gift assistance if you are a US Citizen, or US Permanent Resident Alien, or qualified non-resident alien. Complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov as soon as possible after January 1, 2014. Our school code is 039574. For Maximum Aid Eligibility: complete both your admission application file and your FAFSA by May 15, 2014 for priority consideration for need-based funding.