Apply for Assistance

The Education Foundation’s goal is to assist students in need by eliminating barriers whenever possible.

Scholarship applications for the 2020-21 school year are now open and will be accepted until Monday, November 2, 2020, at 1 PM. Click on the link for the appropriate application.

All FCTC students

Andrew J Christopher Memorial Scholarship
Mr. AJ Christopher was a beloved husband, father and grandfather who instilled high values and morals to those who knew him. As a Major in the Army, he was a man of honor who made an impact during his time in service. This scholarship will be presented to a current FCTC student who demonstrates the same traits. Click here for the 2020 Scholarship application.

Burkhart Family Foundation
The Burkhart Family Foundation is a collaboration of friends and family that deeply believe skilled workers are the cornerstone of America. This scholarship does not have age or resident restrictions and accepts applications throughout the year. Click here for a paper application or click here to apply online.  For your proof of school or program acceptance, email [email protected] or call the FCTC College Advancement office at (904) 547-3386.

For Automotive and Diesel Students

Ancient City Auto Club
A long-time supporter of FCTC’s automotive and diesel programs, the Ancient City Auto Club offers two scholarships to students living in St. Johns County. Applications are due by November 1, 2020 for a January 2021 award. Click here for the Ancient City Auto Club 2020-21 application.

For Cosmetology Students

Dee Callum Memorial Scholarship
Created in 2014 by friends, family and clients of Dee Callum, this scholarship is designed to honor Mrs. Callum’s memory by providing tuition assistance to a cosmetology student who aspires to serve clients with the same spirit and love for beauty that Dee brought to the profession. Click here for the 2020 Scholarship application.

For HVAC Students

Technical Workmanship Scholarship for Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning 
Taylor Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning and Carrier Enterprise established this scholarship in 2015 in honor of Mario “Butch” Taylor Jr., who believed in technical education and passed those skills on to those he worked with at Taylor Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning. Click here for the 2020 Scholarship application.

For Students who Graduated High School Last Year

Mary Garnett Scholarship
Established in 2003 in memory of Mary Garnett, this scholarship honors a devoted educator at FCTC’s Putnam Center and is for recently graduated high school seniors attending First Coast Technical College. Click here for the 2020 Scholarship application.

For Dental Assisting Students

St. Augustine Dental Society
Local dental professionals from St. Augustine have made this scholarship available to St. Johns County prospective or enrolled students in FCTC’s Dental Assisting program. Click here for the 2020 Scholarship application.

For Students Living in St. Johns County

The Altrusa Betty Johnstone Scholarship
Altrusa International of St. Augustine, Inc. scholarships are for students attending FCTC. The applicant must be a full-time student, U.S. citizen, resident of St. Johns County for at least one year and have received a high school diploma or G.E.D. Click here for an application. 

Joey Robison Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students
This scholarship was named in memory of the son of Linda Robison, former governor of District Three, Altrusa International. Mrs. Robison is an avid supporter of higher education and believes Altrusa must give a hand up to individuals with not only educational needs but also a desire to change and improve the condition of their lives. This scholarship is awarded to St. Johns County residents who have been out of high school for six or more years. Click here for an application.

Female Students living in St. Johns County

The Woman’s Exchange of St. Augustine
Founded in 1892, this organization is committed to its mission of “women helping women” to support the Peña-Peck House Museum, give handcrafters a venue for selling their products, and provide scholarships for deserving women returning to school to prepare for new careers. This scholarship is available to female students 25 or older residing in St. Johns County and in financial need for school-related expenses. Click here for the 2020 Scholarship application.

For Single Mothers Living in St. Johns County

Catholic Charities Project-Forward-Families
Project Forward Families, is a program that will transform lives for single mothers and their families through education. The program provides assistance to low-income, single, female head of households enrolled in First Coast Technical College. By providing comprehensive case management and reducing childcare and transportation barriers, Catholic Charities will enable participants to obtain job skills training, a certificate and economic empowerment in less than two years. Click here for the Project-Forward-Families-Application pdf.

Project Forward Families applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Single female head of household with at least one child under the age of 13
  • St.Johns County resident
  • Household income at or below 200% of poverty guidelines
  • Enrollment into a First Coast Technical College career or technical degree/certificate program or GED program.

To apply for the program, download the Project-Forward-Families-Application and return the completed application which can be submitted anytime throughout the year.

Please contact [email protected] with questions.

Funding for Project Forward Families is provided by a grant from the Women’s Giving Alliance of The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida to break the cycle of female poverty.

Horatio Alger Association Career and Technical Scholarship $2,500

Career & Technical Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives and wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States. The CTE application generally opens each spring for students entering in the fall.

For eligibility criteria and the application, visit