The Now. Not Tomorrow. scholarship is no longer available. We encourage you to apply for the Foundation scholarships.

JUNE 2021

Now Scholarship

"Now. Not Tomorrow." scholarships for fall

St. Johns River State College is thrilled to join together with the Florida Department of Education for a new college enrollment initiative to provide opportunities for students who graduated high school in 2020 and 2021 to enroll in the Florida College System.

Now. Not Tomorrow. helps educate families about the financial incentives that are immediately available for students to enroll in college.

Administered by the Florida Student Success Center, the grant will incentivize students to enroll in associate degree programs that prepare them to transfer to a four-year institution or entry into employment.

In assessing the potential impact of the scholarship, Florida College System Chancellor Kathy Hebda said, “This scholarship helps students start right now in AA and AS degree-seeking pathways that are uniquely available in our Florida College System.”

Higher education helps jumpstart your purpose into a profession, and you can accomplish that through SJR State with less debt and guaranteed transfer access. The time for students to trailblaze their own path is Now. Not Tomorrow.

To qualify, students must:

  • Be a 2020 or 2021 high school graduate
  • Be a new college student (unless dually enrolled or enrolled in 2021 summer classes)
  • Enroll fulltime for the fall semester
  • Enroll in an AA or AS degree program

Funds are limited and will be disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions? Call the Foundation office at 386-312-4100

Download the application here and email to

Commenting on Helios’ generosity, Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran said, “This generous grant, funded by Helios Education Foundation, will open the door to higher education to students who may think that their dream is out of reach or only for those more financially fortunate – students like me when I was college age. My attendance at my local colleges is truly what set me on the path to success. A special thank you to Helios Education Foundation for their generosity and sincere care for the education of our young people.”



Susan Kessler
Director of Public Relations and Publications
(386) 312-4020