Due to the decline in the postsecondary continuation rate of high school completers, there is an immediate need to promote enrollment at Florida College System (FCS) institutions. To that end, the Florida Student Success Center is thrilled to announce the Fast Track Enroll Now Scholarship Program. In partnership with the FCS Foundation, with the generous support from the Helios Education Foundation, FCS institutions are eligible for funds to support enrollment for high school graduates impacted by COVID-19.

Institutional Eligibility 

There is no application process and no match requirement. Each FCS institution has been allocated funds to support student scholarships to incentivize summer 2021 enrollment. The allocations were prorated based on the population of high school seniors in the college service area, educational attainment rate, and presence of a local college access network. 

Use of Funds

Scholarships are limited to first-time-in-college 2020 and 2021 high school completers in Florida who enroll in FCS Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree programs. These funds are to be awarded in the form of direct scholarships to cover the cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, and books, or other costs as determined by the college, for summer 2021 enrollment. All funds must be expended by August 31, 2021.

Informational Webinar

The center hosted a webinar on April 14, 2021, to review key components of the scholarship program. 


Click here to view the PPT slides


Click here to view the webinar recording  
 

Fall Enrollment Campaign

Click here for more information on the second round of funding for fall 2021

Institutional Responsibility 

The institution will:

  • Advertise the program. Given the timing of the end of the school year, institutions should prioritize initial efforts on sitting high school seniors (class of 2021). Partnering with school districts and high schools may assist in expediting student notification. 

  • Establish the award procedures and the amount for each recipient. Institutions will determine if the program is first-, middle- or last-dollar and identify any additional eligibility criteria.   

  • Establish the application and selection process, including required forms and deadlines. Institutions are encouraged to make the process for students as easy as possible to avoid delays in entry. 
     

Required Reporting

Mid-Term Report

By June 11, 2021, each DSO will be required to submit a mid-term report to flstudentsuccess@fldoe.org. The report will include the following:

  1. Institution’s grant amount

  2. Award procedures

  3. Estimated number of students served

  4. Estimated average award amount

  5. Anticipated unspent funds

 

Final Report

By October 15, 2021, each DSO will be required to submit a final report to flstudentsuccess@fldoe.org. The report will include the following:

  1. Institution’s grant amount

  2. Total amount of funds expended

  3. Demographic data on each award recipient

  4. Student’s name

    • High school graduation year (2020 or 2021)

    • Gender

    • Race and ethnicity

    • County of permanent residence in Florida

    • Full-time/part-time enrollment status

    • Program of enrollment (AA or AS)

Program Contact:  

Abbey Ivey, Director, Florida Student Success Center 

Abbey.Ivey@fldoe.org 

850-245-9087 

Fiscal Contact:  

Judy Green, President, FCS Foundation 

Judy.Green@fldoe.org  

850-245-9494 

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FAST TRACK ENROLL NOW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM