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NEW SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS  To apply for a NEW Scholarship, please read the below instructions carefully, the NEW SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION  LINK IS BELOW.

FREF Scholarship Application process for 2023-2024 is now Closed

FREF Scholarship criteria 2023 Web

It is impossible to estimate the contribution a great teacher makes to our nation, to society, and to the students taught during a lifetime of devoted service to the teaching profession. Unfortunately, there exists, and always has existed, a severe shortage of great teachers. The Florida Retired Educators Foundation (FREF) has established a fund to assist the many young people who are interested in teaching, but unable to fulfill this goal without financial assistance.

CHECKLIST FOR NEW FREF SCHOLARSHIP SUBMISSION  - Once Online Application is started, it cannot be saved. If you exit, you will have to start all over.  

Info needed to fill out application fully:

  • Family Income
  • Community Service Information
  • Leadership Info
  • 2 References with full contact info
  • Completed Application - online only, button below, cannot be printed and handwritten
  • Single page typed essay 
  • Recommendation Letters 
  • Official high school transcript with ACT or SAT scores circled. In the event the ACT/SAT scores are not printed on the transcript, a student applying for this scholarship must supply these scores.  If the school needs to send transcripts to FREA directly, that is acceptable. Our address is below. 
  • Submit your application by January 20.  All transcripts and supporting paperwork, not available to be uploaded with application, must reach the FREA Office by January 31.
  • Questions? or 727-577-6400

ALL above information must be received by the FREA Office before being submitted to local FREA Units for the next step, which is an in-person interview.