Undergraduates Entering the 2015-2016 Academic Year

It is our pleasure to offer STEM education scholarships via the Florida Poly Financial Aid Scholarship to all of our full-time students starting in the 2015-2016 academic year.  Scholarships for STEM education amounts will vary from student to student.  Based on the student’s academic achievements, the STEM scholarship can range from $1,000 to $16,000 each Financial Aid Year, for four years.  The ranges are as follows:

  • Poly Scholarship – $1,000-$4,000
  • Provost’s Scholarship – $5,000-$8,000
  • President’s Scholarship – $9,000-$16,000

Graduates Entering the 2015-2016 Academic Year

As a Graduate student, Florida Polytechnic University offers the student a scholarship that covers up to 18 credit hours of tuition and fees in the Financial Aid Year, for two years. The amount of scholarship per credit hour is as follows:

  • $472.58 per credit hour

Below you will find the eligibility requirements for the STEM scholarships, as well as renewal criteria for the following Financial Aid Year.  For the purposes of these scholarships, the Financial Aid Year runs from the beginning of the fall semester until the end of the summer semester.

Scholarship Amounts:

For the purposes of this scholarship, total yearly scholarship amounts are awarded in 2 equal disbursements – one in the Fall Semester and the other in the Spring semester.

Graduate students shall be awarded up to 18 credit hours in the Academic Year.

Once students have used the maximum scholarship eligibility in a given Financial Aid Year, they will be responsible for paying any uncovered costs due to the University by means other than the scholarship.

Eligibility and Renewal Requirements:

Freshman

  • Students must be full time each Fall and Spring Semester
  • Undergraduates must attempt at least 30 credit hours each Financial Aid Year.
  • Students must complete 67% of classes attempted with a passing grade for the 2015-2016 Financial Aid Year, and must complete 80% of classes attempted with a passing grade during each Financial Aid Year thereafter.
  • Students must maintain a GPA of 2.50 for the 2015-2016 Financial Aid Year, and must maintain a GPA of 2.75 during each Financial Aid Year thereafter.
  • All financial obligations to Florida Poly must be paid in full before the start of the next Financial Aid Year.
  • Students must not have any Florida Poly Code of Conduct Violations (Academic and Non-Academic) resulting in suspension or expulsion.

Sophomore, Junior, Senior

  • Students must be full-time each Fall and Spring Semester
  • Undergraduates must attempt at least 30 credit hours each Financial Aid Year.
  • Students must complete 80% of classes attempted with a passing grade.
  • Students must maintain a GPA of 2.75.
  • All financial obligations to Florida Poly must be paid in full before the start of the next Financial Aid Year.
  • Students must not have any Florida Poly Code of Conduct Violations (Academic and Non-Academic) resulting in suspension or expulsion.

Graduates

  • Students must be full-time each Fall and Spring Semester. Full time is defined as 9 credit hours a semester.
  • Graduates must attempt 18 credit hours each Financial Aid Year.
  • Graduates must complete 67% of classes attempted with a passing grade.
  • Graduates must maintain a GPA of 3.0 each Financial Aid Year.
  • All financial obligations to Florida Poly must be paid in full before the start of the next Financial Aid Year.
  • Students must not have any Florida Poly Code of Conduct Violations (Academic and Non-Academic) resulting in suspension or expulsion.

New students who entered in Spring Semester of 2015-2016 are eligible for only half of the yearly scholarship amount.

If a student has been accepted into Florida Poly for the Spring 2016 semester they will only receive half of their annual award. The student will be eligible for the full amount of their scholarship once they begin their Fall 2016 semester.

Scholarship Probation

If a student is unable to meet the minimum Cumulative GPA, and/or credit completion rate, he or she may be placed on scholarship probation. Scholarship probation extends for exactly one Financial Aid Year, following the determination that the student did not meet eligibility requirements.

Freshman

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): 2.0 – 2.49 and/or Cumulative Credit Completion Rate: 50% – 66%

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): 2.5 – 2.74and/or Cumulative Credit Completion Rate: 67% – 79%

Students on scholarship probation are still eligible to utilize funding. To ensure that students meet minimum eligibility requirements in the probationary period, students must meet with a designated representative from the Office of Academic Affairs to develop an academic plan. The academic plan is mandatory for all students on probation, and will be evaluated after the probationary period. Probation will not be granted unless this has been completed.

If a student is unable to meet minimum eligibility requirements by the end of the probationary period, he or she will no longer be eligible for the Florida Poly scholarship. 

Graduate

Graduate students are not eligible for scholarship probation.

Scholarship Ineligibility

Students that fall under the following parameters will be considered ineligible for the Florida Poly Scholarship:

Freshman

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): Less than 2.0 and/or Cumulative Credit Completion Rate: Less than 50%

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): Less than 2.5 and/or Cumulative Credit Completion Rate: Less than 67%

Graduates

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): Less than 3.0 and/or Cumulative Credit Completion Rate Less than 67%

Exceptions to the Florida Poly Scholarship Policies:

  • Students unable to meet the Undergraduate credit requirement, or Graduate credit requirement, due to the lack of course availability will not be penalized.
  • Students unable to meet full-time status in the Fall or Spring semesters due to lack of class availability will still be able to utilize their Florida Poly Scholarship.
  • Written proof and authorization from the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs or the University Registrar is required to be given to the Office of Financial Aid in order for the student to be exempt from penalization.
  • Students unable to meet the attempted credit hour or GPA requirements for renewal in the Fall and Spring semesters may take courses over the Summer semester to count towards their renewal requirements.

Financial Aid Appeals

  • Students have the right to appeal their ineligibility for the scholarship through with the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Students have complete an appeal form, and submit it to the Office of Financial Aid within 30 days of ineligibility notice.
  • The decision of the Financial Aid Appeals Committee is final.

Any questions concerning the Florida Poly Florida Poly Scholarship can be directed to the Office of Financial Aid.