Featured Scholarships

Herbert W. Scheidel Community Leadership in Action Award

Herbert W. Scheidel Leadership in Action Award

The Leadership in Action Award is a yearly scholarship funded by the Schleidel family. The Leadership in Action award was established to continue the legacy of Herbert W. Scheidel, by recognizing and encouraging emerging leaders within the Jacksonville community who go above and beyond to positively impact the lives of others. This recognition will be awarded annually to a currently enrolled student of Florida State College at Jacksonville who has taken action to expand the opportunities of those who are less fortunate by volunteering with exceptional service to a single community nonprofit agency in the Florida State College at Jacksonville service area.

Nominated students must have been enrolled at Florida State College at Jacksonville and seeking a degree or certificate during the time in which the volunteer service was performed. Candidates are selected through a nomination process and self-nomination is allowed.


  1. A one-page description of the nominee’s contribution to the agency (including hours volunteered) and why you feel the nominee is deserving of the award.
  2. Please include the volunteer hours completed per semester, while enrolled at FSCJ.
  3. A letter of support from the nonprofit agency.
  4. An unofficial Florida State College at Jacksonville transcript.

Nomination Due Date: Feb. 18, 2016

View Application (PDF)

Child Care

Scholarships are available to assist students with child care expenses at the on-site Chappell Child Care Centers.


Beginning with the 2016-17 academic year, the process for receiving the Childcare Grant, along with the amount awarded, has changed.

  • Student must be enrolled in classes.
  • Student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be in good academic standing to include meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Student must have demonstrated unmet need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Student must not owe a debt to FSCJ or Chappell Childcare Center.
  • Child(ren) must be between the ages of 1-5 and have not completed a VPK program.  
  • Awards will be limited to the first 2 children on the application.  
  • Applicants whose child(ren) is not claimed on the tax return and/or FAFSA will not be eligible to receive the childcare grant.
  • Student must apply for the grant each term.  
  • Funding is on a first-come, first-served basis.  
  • This grant can only be used at the Chappell Childcare Centers.  
  • All payments will be made directly to Chappell Childcare Centers on behalf of the student.  
  • For more information and to apply, please visit the Scholarship Manager Site