Almost Half the Cost of a Florida University


Scholarships are a form of financial aid that do not require repayment. Valencia College’s F-1 international students may be eligible for scholarships from a Florida-Linkage Institute, the Valencia College Foundation, through private scholarship funds or through the Valencia College Global Achievers Award.

Florida-Linkage scholarships are available to students from certain regions/countries. These awards cover the out-of-state portion of tuition and fees. The Valencia College Foundation offers a number of privately funded scholarships to support current students. As a current international student you can submit an application through the Valencia Foundation scholarship application portal to be considered. See below for eligibility for the Valencia College Global Achievers Award.

Valencia College offers an affordable alternative to a public university, with a tuition rate that is 40 percent less. We also offer an interest-free tuition installment plan.

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Valencia College Global Achievers Award

The Valencia College Global Achievers Award recognizes new, high-achieving, international students who are entering their freshman year. The award ranges from $500-$2,500 and is based on merit achievement at the secondary level. A minimum 3.0 grade point average is required. We will evaluate your high school grade point average upon submission of your transcripts. The award is nonrenewable, applied to the first term tuition and fees, and is only open to applicants that have never attended university.


  • Must submit a Valencia College application for admission and all required application materials as stated on the ISS Application Requirements page.
  • Submit scholarship application including an essay question.
  • Will graduate from secondary school by the time of enrollment with a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
  • First time in college applicant. Has not previously attend a college or university.
  • Plans to enroll as an F-1 visa international student.
  • Submits materials by the deadline established.

Submit scholarship application


Fall 2020 Date
Application Deadline June 15, 2019
Notification Date July 1, 2019
Spring 2021 Date
Application Deadline October 15, 2019
Notification Date November 1, 2019
Summer 2020 Date
Application Deadline March 15, 2020
Notification Date April 1, 2020

For more information you can contact:

Mia Čančarević
Manager, International Student Recruitment

Scholarships Available Through Florida’s International Linkage Institutes

Each International Linkage Institute has its own criteria for selecting scholarship recipients. Please find the available scholarship information based on the country/region listed below.

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