College & Financial Aid Links

Paying for College

Bright Futures

Note 4/10/20:  Bright Futures have not changed their requirements for our seniors, so they should expect to have 75 or 100 volunteer hours on record prior to graduation.

Here are some suggestions and guidelines for student wanting to earn community service hours:

  • students can help a sibling with their school work
  • sew masks
  • deliver food or do yard work for an elderly neighbor, etc.
  • Anything that is addressing a community need for which they are not being paid and are not risking their health.
  • Go to VolunteerMatch to find effective ways to match students with online volunteer activities.

Parents can sign off that they have completed the hours. The students can return this form to Ms. Coy @ [email protected] 

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program consists of three awards: Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) award, Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) award and the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV) award. 

To receive FAS or the FMS scholarship students must submit the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) no later than August 31 after high school graduation, complete the 16 college-preparatory courses required for admission to a state university, achieve the required weighted GPA in the 16 college-preparatory courses, complete the required number of service hour, achieve the required combined ACT® or composite SAT®.

To receive the Gold Seal Scholarship students must submit the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) no later than August 31 after high school graduation, achieve the required weighted 3.0 GPA in the non-elective high school courses, take at least 3 full credits in a single Career and Technical Education program, achieve the required minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA in the career education courses, complete 30 service hours, and achieve the required minimum scores on one of the college entrance. 

Bright Futures Registration Directions (Registration Cheat Sheet) Use this to apply here

Complete the Bright Futures flyers and return to Ms. Coy in guidance or email the signed form to [email protected]s  

Education’s Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) at [email protected] or toll free at 1-888-827-2004.


Florida Pre-paid Programs

Florida Prepaid College Plans have specific dates to enroll, but you can request information to be sent for the next open enrollment. However, you can open a Florida 529 Savings Plan account at any time. Using the links below, you can view the Florida 529 Savings Plan Guide to learn more about the importance of saving for college and the options we offer.



  • Students, searching for scholarships can be time-consuming and hard work.  Please take a few preparatory steps before you begin your search to ensure that your time will be well spent and fruitful.  Planning ahead is EVERYTHING!
  • A guide to not just applying for scholarships but winning them! This quick guide gives students direction in starting their scholarship search. This website is available to any students looking for some tips: 
  • Prepare a resume- Educational or Work Related; keep a log or folder of "things" you do, places you've gone, people you've met, lessons you've learned.  It will all come in handy when preparing your 100 words of WOW!
  • Get reference letters written early.  Begin getting reference letters from your minister, your employer, your teachers, your guidance counselors, your coaches, your babysitting families, etc.  Make 10-15 copies of each and have them sign them individually.  Then keep them all in the folder with your resumes.
  • Keep an extra 10-15 wallet size pictures of yourself.  Many scholarships require a headshot.
  • Keep your persuasive and informative essays from high school close by and electronically filed.  They will come in handy when you are trying to write an essay for each of the scholarships you choose.
  • Make copies of everything you send off.  Don't ever trust that just because you put a stamp on it or handed it to someone that it is going to reach its destination.
  • All that you can – in general, the more you apply for, the better your chances of receiving one become.
  • Depends on your financial situation – most students will need some financial aid or scholarships to pay for college.
  • Any scholarship that a student can receive will help to defray the cost of college.
  • Three places – First, check with the college you will be attending for any scholarships they offer- most colleges and universities have a variety available.  Second, use internet searches – there are literally millions of available scholarships – one challenge with internet searches is that many of the resources are specific to a particular college or major or have some other limiting requirements.  Another challenge is that if it’s available on the internet the number of students applying is usually very large, which typically lowers the odds of receiving a particular scholarship.  Third, regularly check the scholarship book in Student Services (referred to as the Big Red Book). This is a list of scholarship applications that we receive here at SHS.  Each application is available for Seabreeze students.  One of the benefits of this list is that many of the scholarships you’ll find here aren’t on the internet because they are from local organizations.  Many of these are also scholarships that are only Seabreeze students are able to apply for.  In general, the scholarships that are in this book will have fewer students apply for them so the odds of receiving them are better.
  • It’s on ongoing process – most of the scholarships out there are for seniors so start searching early in your senior year.  As for the Big Red Book in Student Services, students should be checking every couple of weeks throughout the year as we are adding scholarships each month from October until early May.

The BIG RED BOOK of scholarships is available in our guidance department throughout the year. In addition, below is a table of those scholarships in pdf format. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

If the scholarship must be returned to the school, please take a picture of each page, then email them as attachments to [email protected] Please include a message with your name, alpha code and which scholarship you are including in the email. Each completed scholarship should be emailed separately.   If you would like a copy of your transcript, please follow the steps below:

  • Unofficial copy of your transcript, please email [email protected] and in the subject line include your first and last name, alpha code, unofficial transcript. You CAN NOT receive a printed copy of the unofficial transcript.
  • Official copies are used for colleges (that cannot be sent electronically) and some scholarships ONLY. Email [email protected] for additional instructions



College Board Opportunity Scholarship

SENIORS DON’T MISS OUT: Your chance to become eligible for a scholarship for completing the FAFSA ends on February 28.

11- Brooks Law Group Scholarship

12- Project Weather Scholarship Contest  

13- Elks Scholarship Program


33- Pilot Scholarship (stop by Guidance)

34- MLK Jr Scholarship (stop by Guidance)

41- 2021 Believing in Your Dream -Vince Carter's Embassy of Hope Foundation (stop by 


42- The American Muslim Alliance of Florida Inc (stop by Guidance)

45- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc Gamma Lambda Zeta Chapter(stop by guidance)

46- PTSA High School Scholarship

49- Clarence and Grace Watterson Scholarship

50- DBSR Automotive Scholarship (stop by Guidance)

51- Volusia Chapter of CEC post-secondary transition scholarships. (stop by guidance)

52- Darcy Akers Scholarship Fund, Inc. (stop by guidance)

54- American Legion Riders (stop by guidance)

55- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority


57- Sara Dalton Scholarship - The Palmetto Club (stop by guidance)

58- Volusia County B-CU Alumni Association Scholarship (stop by guidance)

59- Brooks Law Group Essay Contest

61- Links, Incorporated Daytona Beach (FL) Chapter A (stop by guidance)

62- SHS Class of 1966 (stop by guidance)

63- Edna Kemp Memorial Scholarship (stop by guidance)

64- Bruce Ernest and Dorothy Summers Haddad Memorial (stop by guidance)

65- James P. Cook Memorial Scholarship (stop by guidance)

66- SHS Class of 1967 Scholarship (stop by guidance)

67- Jeremy Doliner Scholarship (stop by guidance)

68- Ormond Beach Lions Club Andy Romano Memorial (stop by guidance)

69- Rotary Club 2021 Community Scholarship (stop by guidance)

70- 2021 J. Saxton Lloyd Rotary Scholarship (stop by guidance)

73- 2021 National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Application


75- Volusia County Council PTA Scholarships (stop by guidance)

76- Volusia School Counselor Association Scholarship (stop by guidance)

77- Rob Ridder Scholarship Application Form - 2021 (stop by guidance)

80- Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship

81- Volusia County Council PTA

82- Kiwanis Club Scholarship (stop by guidance)

84- A Wish, Inc. Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship (stop by guidance)

85- Time to Shine

86- Self Help Community Scholarships

1- Haz La U Program 

2- Horatio Alger National Scholarship 

3- Horatio Alger State Scholarships 

4- Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarships 

5- The Cooke College Scholarship Program 

6- Save a Life Scholarship (2020) 

7- YoungArts' National Arts Competition 

8- All American $1000 Car Review/Essay Scholarship 

9- Montem Health and Wellness Scholarship 

10- Don't Text and Drive Scholarship 

14- Naval Reserves Officer Training Corp

15- ROTC

16- Heisman High School Scholarship

17- Free Speech Essay

18- Coca Cola Scholars

19- Lombardi & Stamps Scholar Program

20- Airgas--Jerry Baker

21- Atkins Foundation

22- FFMT Minority Teacher

23- Golden Scholars Bridge

24- Rosewood Family

25- Southern Scholarship

27- University of Miami: George W. Jenkins 

28- College Board

29- United States JCI Senate Foundation

30- PB& J Scholarship

31- MENSA Scholarship

32- WiseGeek Scholarship

35- Make the U Hispanic

36- Burger King Whopper Scholarship

37- Dell Scholars

38- Hispanic Heritage

39- National Honor Society

40- Jackie Robinson Scholarship

43- No Sweat Scholarship

44- Wise Geek Entrepreneur

47- Wise Geek Recent Immigrants

48- We the Students

53- Support our Scholars

60- The "No Sweat" Scholarship

71- IVLA's College Scholarship Opportunity

78- FSCA 2021 HS Student

79- Perdue Global Ministry

83- College Express Essay Contest

87- JuJu Scholarship