Scholarships for High School Seniors in 3 Southeastern states: Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina

The Sunshine Opportunity Scholarships are worth up to $25,000 over four years of in-state undergraduate study at public universities in Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina. Up to 10 scholarships are awarded annually.

The scholarships are intended to help high-achieving students with financial need. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, must have overcome significant obstacles in life and must attend public or private high schools in specific geographic areas of Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina: the counties of Pinellas and Hillsborough in the Tampa Bay area of Florida; the cities of Florence and Marion in South Carolina, and the county of Avery in North Carolina.

To maintain the scholarship, undergraduates must be enrolled full-time and remain in good academic standing.

Application period: December 1 to March 2.

On-line application - Click here to apply.

2024 Sunshine Opportunity Scholarship Winners

2023 Sunshine Opportunity Scholarship Winners

2022 Sunshine Opportunity Scholarship Winners

2021 Sunshine Opportunity Scholarship Winners

2020 Sunshine Opportunity Scholarship Winners


Pictured above the 2019 winners, left to right: Kara Spears, Grace Michalk, Adrian Luksza, Brandon Roberts, Nicholas Tennant, Tri Tran, Eva Gay, Quynh Nhu Nguyen. Not pictured: Anna Thodhori, Tori Roberts.