Students who receive a CF need-based scholarship or talent/merit grant must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the academic year in which the scholarship is offered. Students are able to apply for Foundation endowed scholarships by completing a scholarship application available on the Financial Aid tab of the MyCF student portal. The application will be kept on file and matched to specific endowed scholarships as they are made available. Reference materials with information about scholarship funds are available in the Enrollment Services Center at the Ocala, Citrus and Levy campuses, and on the CF website (refer to CF.edu/scholarships).
CF has a scholarship application priority deadline of May 1. Applications will be accepted after that date but aid offers may be reduced for applications received after the priority deadline.
Talent Grants: CF and the CF Foundation provide a number of talent grants each year for participation in campus activities. A student must enroll at least half time in order to receive a talent grant, but preference may be given to students enrolled full time. Talent grant recipients are recommended to the Office of Financial Aid by the appropriate department head or program advisor. Talent grants are provided in athletics, drama, music, theatre, publications, Student Activities Board, Student Ambassadors, Brain Bowl, forensics and more. Learn more at CF.edu/studentlife.
CF Admissions Scholarship: CF has established scholarships that will be offered to seniors in high school in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. Attempts will be made to offer scholarships to students from every high school (if funding permits). Recommendations for these scholarships should be made by the high school principals or their designees to the director of Admissions and Student Recruitment by the announced spring deadline. Each scholarship is offered over a two-semester fall/spring period commencing after high school graduation. The student must enroll full time in order to receive the scholarship. To be eligible for renewal, a student must maintain a cumulative CF grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
Community of Scholars Scholarship: CF has established scholarships for eligible students in the Honors Institute. Eligible students must meet the requirements to participate in the Honors Institute. Recommendations for scholarship offers are made by the program advisor to the Office of Financial Aid. See Honors Programs for additional information about the Honors Institute.
Other Scholarships may be available depending on funding. Students who complete the CF Scholarship application will be considered for all available scholarships.