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Scholarships Offered or Accepted By Northwest Florida State College Affiliates

This page contains a list of available NWFSC-affiliated scholarships that incoming or current students may apply for to help offset the cost of tuition. Unlike loans, scholarships do not incur debt or need to be repaid. For more information about financial aid options, please visit our Financial Aid page.

Available Scholarships

Bright Futures

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Children & Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

View the Fact Sheet

Job Corps Scholars

View the Job Corps Scholars page

NWF State College Foundation Scholarships

The Northwest Florida State College Foundation offers more than three hundred scholarship awards annually to students who attend Northwest Florida State College. Opportunities are based on, but not limited to:

  • Specific major and career choices
  • Diverse and unique backgrounds
  • Community service
  • Financial need
  • Disabilities
  • Academic Achievement

You can apply to all of our foundation scholarships by first logging in to your Raidernet and then filling out this Scholarship Application. For more information, please call (850) 678-5111.

Foundation Scholarship Selection

The Foundation Scholarship Committee reviews and selects scholarship recipients. The process of awarding scholarships for the upcoming academic year typically begins in May. Currently enrolled students who have a scholarship that is renewable and who meet renewal criteria will be awarded first. An award notification will be sent to students using the NWF State College student email only. Once renewals are complete, the remaining scholarships will be awarded. Be sure to check your spam email box on both your forwarded email account and college email account for a notification (even during the summer). Many students forfeit their scholarship by not completing their Scholarship Acceptance form at the link in their award email in the time allotted.

Checklist for Foundation Scholarship Consideration

  • Complete the Scholarship Survey available in your Raidernet>Student Profile> Update Personal Info/Surveys> (Scroll down to the bottom) Other> Click on “Answer a Survey” and fully answer all of the questions included in this single application for over 500 scholarship awards that are available each aid year.
  • Register for at least 6 credit hrs. per semester (some scholarships require 12 credit hours).
  • Complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

Important: About 75% of the scholarships will be “auto-matched” based on your inputted information and data from the NWF State College Student system. Be sure your Applicant Record tab on the General Application shows your correct data, including the county where you reside. Not checking this could make your application ineligible for many of the “auto-matched” scholarships.

Honors Scholarship

Two scholarships are awarded each year to the top-ranked students from the ten area high schools in Okaloosa County and Walton County. In the event the top-ranked students do not plan to attend Northwest Florida State College, then the scholarships are awarded to the next highest ranked. Check with your guidance counselor in January of your senior year to evaluate your eligibility.

RaiderRep Student Ambassador Scholarship

The RaiderRep Student Ambassador program at Northwest Florida State College is a leadership and scholarship opportunity for current students. Students who complete the online application by the March 31 deadline may be selected for an interview. For more information, please contact Tony Chavez, Associate Director of Admissions Navigation, at or Tanner McKinley, Director of Student Development & Campus Engagement at

RaiderRep Application Information Packet

2024-2025 RaiderRep Scholarship Application

Forensics/Brain Bowl Team Scholarships

Recipients of these scholarships are selected by the team’s respective advisor. Tuition and fees up to 20 credit hours per academic year may be awarded. Book costs are not included. Recipients are required to participate on the Forensics Team or Brain Bowl Team. For more information please contact Rick Seibert (Forensics) at, or Dr. Kurt Teets (Brain Bowl) at

Fine & Performing Arts Scholarships

Fine & Performing Arts Division scholarship auditions are held each spring for the following school year. Scholarships are awarded for Voice, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Instrumental, Technical Theatre, Recording Arts, Dance, and Visual Arts.  Scholarships are awarded to cover tuition and fees for Fine & Performing Arts classes up to 30 credit hours per academic year. Textbook costs are not included.

Athletics Scholarships

Recipients of these scholarships are selected by Northwest Florida State College Head Coaches in Men & Women’s Basketball, Baseball, and Softball. Each scholarship provides full tuition, fees, and books. Awards for room and board may be included at the discretion of the Athletic Director. Interested applicants should contact the Athletic Office at the Niceville Campus for additional information. Each sport is supported with a one-semester, (10 credit hour per term), renewable, Manager Scholarship.

Cheerleader Scholarships

The college Athletic Director and/or his designee will select recipients. Awards will only be offered during the spring term and individual student awards will not exceed the cost of 12 in-state credit hours. Interested applicants should contact the Athletic Director at the Niceville Campus.

Student Advisory Board

The students elected to serve as President and Vice President of the Student Advisory Board receive a scholarship while they are in office. The scholarship covers up to 20 credit hours of tuition fees per academic year. Book costs are not included. For information on the College’s Student Advisory Board contact Raider Life.

Regional State Science Fair Winners/All-Florida Chemathon Exam

In recognition of outstanding achievement, a two-year scholarship (up to 20 in-state credits per year) will be awarded to each student from the Northwest Florida State College district that places first in any senior category competition for the Annual East Panhandle Regional Science and Engineering Fair in January each year.


Please click on the link below and follow the instructions on the form.

 AmeriCorps Electronic Request Form

AmeriCorps General Information

Private Donor Scholarships

Private Donor scholarships are funds given by an agency external to NWF State College. This includes the Air Force Aid Society Grant and any scholarships students apply for off campus.