The mission of the Phoenix Foundation of Central Florida is to afford young people the opportunity to recreate themselves while pursuing their educational goals. As knowledge is the key to changing society, the Phoenix Foundation provides funds to enhance and supplement education.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I have to live in Florida to apply?
A: Nope. We are a national scholarship that is based in Central Florida. Our students come from all over and attend any college or university in the United States.
Q: Can I apply if I am seeking an advanced degree?
A: Of course! We want to support you in every step of your educational journey.
Q: Can I send my application in pieces?
A: We completely understand that it can be hard to get the references and transcripts. Your application, essay, and signed Terms & Conditions page must be postmarked by the deadline. However, your references and transcripts can be sent separately, as long as the postmark is no more than one week past the application deadline.
Q: Can I apply for multiple scholarships?
A: Yes! We encourage everyone to apply for each scholarship they qualify for, as long as you supply appropriate references and essay for each one.
Q: What if someone other than my parents raised me and that person dies? Do I qualify for the Flame scholarship?
A: We understand that there are people other than biological parents who help raise us, however, to qualify for the Flame scholarship you have to have a biological or adoptive parent be deceased. We need your birth certificate, and the death certificate, and any appropriate adoption paperwork if needed.
Q: What if I never met my parent, or if they left my family? Does that count for the Flame scholarship?
A: We're sorry that those events impacted your life, but without a death certificate it does not qualify for the Flame scholarship.
Q: Do I need to resend my birth certificate and parent's death certificate if I am reapplying for the Flame Scholarship?
A: No you don't. We know that can be a hassle and we will keep your records on file for up to five years in case of reapplication.
Q: Why does Music Education not qualify for the Song scholarship?
A: We know that music educators are incredibly important! We value their contribution and dedication. However, this scholarship is meant for students aiming at a performance career. We encourage you to see if you qualify for one of our other scholarships.
Q: Does a major in dance performance qualify for the Song scholarship?
A: Yes! After much discussion, we are so excited to share that this is the first year we will be accepting dance as a major for our Song scholarship.
Q: What kind of organizations are approved for the Flight scholarship?
A: Many schools have gay-straight alliances (GSA), LGBTQ+ clubs, or even "anti-bullying" groups who help spread advocacy for the queer community. Working with any of these, or an organization outside your school with similar aims is accepted. If you have questions, email us and we'll get back to you ASAP.