State Grants

Access to Better Learning and Education Grant

The Florida Department of Education provides JWU grant resources to distribute to Florida residents. Eligible students may receive up to $1,500 annually (per-term awards may vary, not available for the summer term). Students must be enrolled in a 4-year bachelor’s degree program. Eligible students are required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Funding is limited and not every student who meets the requirements will receive a grant. Priority is given based upon financial need and the FAFSA filing date, so it is strongly recommended that students apply as soon as possible. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress according to JWU guidelines. Students with a previous bachelor’s degree or seeking a second associate degree are not eligible for this grant. To renew the grant, students must continue to meet the above criteria, earn an average of at least 12 credits for each term they are enrolled and maintain a 2.0 grade point average (GPA).

Florida Student Assistance Grant

The Florida Department of Education provides JWU grant resources to distribute to Florida residents. Eligible students may receive up to $1,000 annually (approximately $333 per term, not available for the summer term). Eligible students are required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Funding is limited and not every student who meets the requirements will receive a grant. Priority is given based upon financial need and the FAFSA filing date, so it is strongly recommended that students apply as soon as possible. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress according to JWU guidelines. Students with a previous bachelor’s degree or seeking a second associate degree are not eligible for this grant. To renew the grant, students must continue to meet the above criteria, earn an average of at least 12 credits for each term they are enrolled and maintain a 2.0 grade point average (GPA).

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
Florida Merit Scholars Award
Florida Vocational Gold Seal Endorsement Scholarship

These merit-based, renewable scholarship programs are administered cooperatively by OSFA (Office of Student Financial Aid), a branch of the Florida Department of Education, and Johnson & Wales University. Students should contact their high school guidance office or OSFA for eligibility requirements and applications. Applications must be submitted to OSFA by April 10 of the student’s senior year of high school. The scholarship amount varies depending on the Department of Education’s allocation of funds for that year.

State Grants

Students from the following states may be eligible for state grant money:

  • Delaware
  • Vermont

Contact the higher education authority in your home state for more information.