Basil L. King Scholarship Foundation

The Basil L. King Scholarships Foundation provides scholarship assistance to residents of St. Lucie County pursuing a career in the Health Sciences.

Preferential consideration will be given to those applicants expressing an interest to return to the Treasure Coast upon graduation.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

    Two-year scholarships:
  1. St. Lucie County residents only.
  2. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher on their most recent academic transcript to apply.
  3. Must be accepted into a Health Science program (Individuals taking prerequisite classes to enter a Health Science program will not be considered.)
  4. Award amounts vary based on spending policy parameters.
  5. Financial need will be considered.

    Four-year scholarships:
  1. St. Lucie County residents only.
  2. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher on their most recent academic transcript to apply.
  3. Must be accepted for full-time enrollment to attend a recognized accredited four-year college or university pursuing a degree in a Health Science program.
    An accredited institution is defined as one that is accredited through a recognized accrediting body. A recognized accrediting body is determined through the national organization The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Only associations that are regionally accredited through CHEA are acceptable.
  4. Award amounts vary based on spending policy parameters.
  5. Scholarship is renewable for an additional 3 years if a cumulative GPA of 3.00 is maintained. A renewal application must be submitted for consideration.
  6. Financial need will be considered.
    Medical and Dental scholarships:
  1. St. Lucie County residents only.
  2. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher on their most recent academic transcript to apply.
  3. Must be accepted for full-time enrollment to pursue a degree in medicine or dentistry at a recognized AMA (American Medical Association www.ama.org) or ADA (American Dental Association www.ada.org) or AOA (American Osteopathic Association www.osteopathic.org/). An accredited institution is defined as one that is accredited through a recognized accrediting body. A recognized accrediting body is determined through the national organization The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Only associations that are regionally accredited through CHEA are acceptable.

    Medical students:  Please visit the AMA website "Liaison Committee on Medical Education" at www.lcme.org to review their Directory of Accredited Medical Education Programs. Your medical school must be accredited through the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, which is the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in U.S. and Canadian medical schools. Or, your medical school must be accredited through the American Osteopathic Association (www.osteopathic.org/).

    Dental students:  Please visit the ADA website www.ada.org to ensure that your dental school is accredited.
  4. Award amounts vary based on spending policy parameters.
  5. Scholarship is renewable for an additional 3 years if cumulative GPA of 3.00 is maintained. A renewal application must be submitted for consideration.
  6. Financial need will be considered.

APPLICATION PERIOD

  • Deadline: Applications must be received or postmarked by Monday, June 20, 2016.
    Applications received after the June 20th deadline will not be considered.

  • Notification: All applicants will be notified of their status by Monday, August 1, 2016.

METHOD OF DISBURSEMENT

Awards are mailed directly to the college or university.

REVOCATION OF SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship may be revoked by the Board of Directors of the King Foundation for any of the following reasons:

  1. Students placed on academic probation by the college may be retained on scholarship for one term (semester or quarter). If at the end of this term, they are not removed from probation by the college or university, the scholarship and future payments are automatically revoked.
  2. Students suspended from the college for academic or other reasons will have their scholarship automatically revoked, effective the date of suspension even though they may be re-admitted by the college.
  3. If the student's cumulative GPA falls below 3.00, the student will be ineligible to re-apply until the student's cumulative GPA is 3.00 or higher.
  4. Any act of misconduct which would bring discredit to the image of the scholarship is subject to review by the Foundation Board of Directors and possible revocation.

HOW TO APPLY

Application and required documents should be mailed to:
Basil L. King Scholarships Foundation
c/o Indian River State College Foundation, Inc.
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596

If you have any questions or need additional information, please send inquires to lthomas@irsc.edu
or call (772) 462-7246.

APPLICATIONS

Incomplete Applications Will Not Be Considered

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all deadlines are met. For St. Lucie County, Florida Residents Only seeking education in the medical or allied health professions.