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Quick facts:

  • The scholarship application takes each student an average of 20 minutes to complete
  • The average scholarship award is $10,000
  • We award an average of 100 students each year
  • We offer both need, and merit-based scholarships



  • 2.5+ GPA
  • Graduating high school senior or current undergraduate student from Palm Beach or Martin County
  • Demonstrate financial need and/or academic achievement
  • Incoming or enrolled full-time student at a college, university, or vocational/trade school


To apply:

  • Unofficial Academic Transcript
  • Completion of 3 short essay prompts
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Parent or Guardian's Tax Return
  • FAFSA Student Aid Report


Click here to learn more and access the scholarship application! The application is due on January 31, 2022.


Application Qualifications:

  • Be a young woman graduating from any Palm Beach County High School
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Provide a recommendation letter from a teacher or guidance counselor
  • Provide the first page of her current high school transcript
  • Provide an acceptance letter from Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Complete the Scholarship Application and Authorization Form below.
  • Write a 500 – 1000 word essay on the following topic: What hardship, great success or experience have you had that has shaped you into the young woman you are now and why are you deserving of an AWE scholarship?

$1,500 Scholarship | Application Deadline April 4, 2022 | Apply on





  • Does your hometown have clubs, organizations, community foundations, or churches that award scholarships? Many organizations give scholarship money to students from local high schools, and often these opportunities are not advertised.
  • Browse the list of outside scholarship opportunities recommended and approved by our office. We have conveniently organized the opportunities based off of application deadlines to make your search easier!


  • Apply with the outside scholarship foundations of your choice. Be sure to apply to more than one foundation to increase your likelihood to receive an award!
  • Create an account on scholarship search web services to help you find scholarships that match your eligibility! A list of common search engines are listed to the left.


  • Received a scholarship check? Mail or drop off the scholarship check so that we are able to apply the award to your account!
  • Awarded a scholarship but don't have the check? Provide us with an award letter from the foundation/organization that includes the amount they will be sending and how the scholarship should be split.


Palm Beach Atlantic University

Financial Aid Office

Attn: Kayla Fisher

P.O. Box 24708

West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708 


If no instructions are received, the scholarship funds will automatically be split between the Fall and Spring semesters.


Need help starting your search?

We have curated a list of over 200 scholarships to help you get started finding additional financial assistance! Links to scholarships lists are in the left-hand navigation organized by application deadline date.


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Use any of the following scholarship search engines to take further steps toward applying for outside scholarships!



The Princeton Review

Tuition Funding Sources



Going Merry

Scholarship America

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