About the Application Process

The Kantner Foundation Scholarship is a $2,000 to $3,000 one-time college scholarship awarded to outstanding high school students. Graduating high school seniors attending public or private schools, or who are being homeschooled, and who are full-time residents of Florida are eligible to apply. The application window is May 1 to May 31, 2021, for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Recipients of the Kantner Foundation Scholarship have a record of academic achievement, leadership, and entrepreneurship. The board of trustees of the Kantner Foundation reviews all scholarship applications. Only complete, submitted applications are reviewed and considered. Applicants can apply through our online application portal.

Application FAQs

What does the application process involve?

Applicants must provide information about their academic accomplishments and work experience, if any; upload copies of relevant transcripts and credit certificates, and a résumé, all in PDF format; and write several essays about their interests and background. Applicants must also provide contact information for two references, who must respond to the reference requests before the application can be submitted.

Can references be submitted after the closing date for scholarship applications?

No. Applications can be submitted only once the references have submitted their feedback.

How are scholarship funds paid?

Kantner Foundation scholarship funds are paid directly to the colleges or universities the winners are attending.

How do winners claim their scholarships?

Winners are emailed a claim form, which they must complete and submit to claim their scholarships. The claim form must be submitted no later than August 1, and it must include a hard copy of the winner’s signed admission acceptance letter. Additionally, winners must submit a digital photograph and short biography via email that will be displayed on the Kantner Foundation website. Failure to submit the claim form and supporting documents, and the photograph and biography, will result in loss of the scholarship.

Can scholarship awards be deferred?

No, scholarship awards may not be deferred under any circumstances.