Benacquisto Scholarship Program

The Benacquisto Scholarship Program

Join Marissa Sanchez Delgado, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Rollins College as she explains the Benacquisto Scholarship Program for National Merit Scholars.

Scholarship Information

Typically this scholarship is approximately $20,000 per year. The exact award amount is determined by the State of Florida. Refer to the Florida Aid website for information. To qualify:

  • Florida high school graduates who are National Merit Scholars and who have received a National Merit $2,500 Scholarship or a Corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship.
  • Must be a Florida resident
  • Enroll full-time at a Florida postsecondary institution in the fall semester immediately after high school graduation.
  • Must list Rollins as your first-choice college with National Merit.

Timeline and Process

  • Students are notified of their Finalist status by National Merit Corporation in early February.
  • Specific National Merit scholarship recipients are notified between March and mid-June.
  • Update your college choice by May 1st with National Merit Corporation to indicate your enrollment at Rollins.
  • Submit a copy of your National Merit Finalist letter and National Merit Scholarship notification to Rollins for review by mid-May.
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