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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.


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Phoenix Flame

The loss of a parent at any age is difficult.  At the Phoenix Foundation, we want to help you continue to evolve and grow by providing the opportunity of education to help you reach your goals.

Phoenix Flame Criteria:

  • Have at least one deceased parent

  • Essay of no more than 500 words (See prompts below)

  • Scholarship reference form completed by teacher, administrator, or someone in a similar leadership role

  • Read and submit signed terms and conditions page 

  • Pursuing a degree at a four-year college or university

  • 3.5 high school GPA or 3.0 college GPA

  • Minimum of 12 credit hours per semester

Essay Prompts:

  • First time applicant prompt:

    • How have you overcome the challenges resulting from the loss of a parent?

  • Returning applicant prompt: 

    • How have you worked to provide support for others and build an inclusive community? 

Additional Details:

  • You must submit your birth certificate and parent's death certificate (can be postmarked up to one week after application deadline in mailed)

  • Application must include one reference, but can include up to three

  • Spring disbursement is contingent on submission of completed fall course load and maintained GPA

  • Scholarship due dates posted on home page

  • Completed documents must be submitted in the form below or mailed to:

    • Phoenix Foundation of Central Florida P.O. Box 541868, Merritt Island, FL 32954

Download forms above to fill out application below

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Personal Essay

If you wish to include up to two additional references, they must fill out the form provided above and email it directly to, or they can mail it in a signed, sealed envelope to our PO Box before the application deadline. 

Official transcripts must be sent directly to, or mailed to our PO Box before application deadline.

Please contact us with any questions.

Thanks for submitting!

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