Scholarships and Grants

Johnson Scholarship

The Johnson Scholarship can offer significant financial assistance to qualified individuals. Below you will find a list of specific requirements for applying to this program, as well as the links to the application forms. The application requires a FAFSA form to be submitted by the required deadline at the FAFSA website. Applications must be submitted by May 1st.

Minimum requirements for applicants

  • Be a Florida resident for tuition purposes.
  • Be seeking their first baccalaureate degree.
  • Complete a Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship Application.
  • Meet academic requirements.
  • Provide documentation of the nature and/or extent of a disability.
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)/institutional need.


If selected, recipient must:

  • Complete and return an acceptance form or contact the Financial Aid Office by the date specified on your notification letter. Failure to return the acceptance form by the specified date will result in forfeiture of the award.
  • First-time recipients must participate in a Johnson Scholarship orientation.
  • Complete a minimum of nine (9) credit hours each semester or 18 credit hours over fall, spring, and summer semesters.
  • Maintain the minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average requirement of this program.
  • Continue to have unmet financial/institutional need.


  • A completed 2024-2025 Johnson Scholarship Application by the deadline
  • A completed FAFSA by the required deadline at the FAFSA website.
  • A current official transcript (students applying as a first-semester freshman should provide their high school transcript) showing a 2.0 grade point average
  • Documentation of a disability(ies) in one or more of the following classifications: Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Blind or Low Vision; Deaf/Hard of Hearing; Orthopedic Disability; Psychological, Emotional, or Behavioral Disability; Speech/Language Disability; Specific Learning Disability; Traumatic Brain Injury; and/or Other Health Disabilities. Appropriate documentation includes but is not limited to, a recent psychological evaluation used to determine eligibility for exceptional student services, school/medical records, certification by the Division of Blind Services, or a Vocational Rehabilitation eligibility determination. The documentation must meet the guidelines required by the institution where the student is enrolled. Students must contact the university’s Office of Student Disability Services to clarify what is required.
  • A personal statement (no more than one double-spaced page) about your achievements, activities, career goals, and how your disability(ies) has impacted your life
  • Two letters of reference addressing your academic success and potential. One letter may be an academic reference addressing your academic success and potential. One letter may be a personal reference.
NOTE: If you receive a Johnson Scholarship, you must still apply for renewal consideration each academic year you desire the award. Johnson Scholarship recipients may qualify for the award for up to 120 semester credit hours of undergraduate study.

To qualify for consideration of renewal of the scholarship, applicants must: 

  • Continue to have unmet financial need based upon FAFSA
  • Have completed at least nine (9) credit hours a semester or 18 total credit hours over the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
  • Have maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0
  • Submit a completed Johnson Scholarship Application form by the deadline to the Office of Disability Services.

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