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The St. Johns River State College Department of Student Affairs will be hosting SPRING FAFSA FRENZY.  Our team of Financial Aid Representatives are here to help guide potential college students and families through the Financial Aid Process.  (Students do not need to be SJR State applicants to attend)

FAFSA Frenzy includes:

  • Information session
  • FAFSA Lab

You will be receiving posters and flyers to your school this week.  However, I have included a PDF of the materials for your use, along with the SJR State Foundation Scholarship application steps.

Putnam County
Palatka Campus – Viking Center
Monday, March 9th
6:00pm – 8:00pm

St. Johns County
St. Augustine Campus – H building
Tuesday, March 10th
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Clay County
Orange Park Campus – A building
Thursday, March 12th
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Please contact me if you have any questions,

Brooke Elasik
Recruitment & Orientation Coordinator
St. Johns River State College
5001 St. Johns Avenue | Palatka, FL 32177
(386)312-4083 |  FAX (386)312-4244
Visit us on the Web at SJRstate.edu


Currently SJRSC  College Scholarship Online application system is open (October 1st ) and will close this April 1st.  There are over 150 different scholarships offered through our Foundation/College.

Complete this online scholarship application if they plan to attend SJRSC.

There are thousands of dollars each year that are never given to students simply because no one applies!  Some scholarships may also have other requirements but will indicate that as you move forward. (Essays, GPA, Recommendation letters etc.)


Apprentice Program Opportunity


National Merit Scholarship Program

All high school students have the chance to enter into the contest for the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program in order to receive a scholarship for college.

The National Merit Scholarship Program, conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, is an academic competition for recognition and college scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). All entrants must take the PSAT/NMSQT test in October 2019 and meet other entry requirements to enter the contest and be selected for a scholarship. Most entrants will complete high school and enroll in college in 2021.

This is a great opportunity for high school students to receive scholarship funding for college. According to the program, 7,600 National Merit Scholarships will be awarded and approximately 1,100 Special Scholarships will be awarded. For specific information about entry requirements, please visit the National Merit Scholarship Program website at: https://www.nationalmerit.org/s/1758/interior.aspx?sid=1758&gid=2&pgid=424. For general information, visit: www.nationalmerit.org.

Students may also access the PSAT/NMSQT STUDENT GUIDE, which prepares students for the PSAT/NMSQT (Qualifying Test) to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program. The PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide provides students with a practice test and helpful tips for taking the exam. Please click here to access the Student Guide.

Should you have any questions, please visit www.nationalmerit.org, or contact our office at (850) 245-0502 for additional assistance.