Eligible students must be direct descendants of Rosewood families affected by the incidents of January 1923.
Applicants are required to supply the descendant information on the Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application for verification
An applicant must: 1. Be a minority belonging to one of the following ethnic categories: Alaskan Native or American Indian; Black, but not of Hispanic origin; Hispanic; Asian or a Pacific Islander. 2. Meet Florida’s general eligibility requirements for receipt of state aid. 3. Not owe a repayment of a grant under any state or federal grant or scholarship program. 4. Not be in default on any federal Title IV or state student loan program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made. 5. Not have previously received a bachelor’s degree. 6. Enroll in a degree or certificate program at a state university, public community college or public postsecondary vocational-technical school in Florida. Certificate programs must be minimum of 900 clock hours in length. 7. Enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours per term or 24 clock hours per week. 8. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to demonstrate financial need. Renewals: A renewal applicant must have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, and earned the equivalent of 12 credit hours per term or 80% of the clock hours for which the recipient enrolled each term. Eligibility for renewal is determined at the end of the second semester or trimester, third quarter or fourth semester. Credit hours earned the previous summer can be counted toward the total number of credit hours required.
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, College 5th Year,
Type: Needs Based
Num Awards: 25
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: 4000
Florida Department of Education
Turlington Building, Suite 1514 325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 323990400
Contact Person: Office of Student Financial Assistance