Santa Fe Catholic High School

Santa Fe Catholic High School, Lakeland, FL    Celebrating Over 50 Years of Educational Excellence



Scholarship Opportunities

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation invests in exceptional students who are dedicated to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others.

Know a high school senior who fits the bill?

Encourage them to apply for one of 150 Coke Scholars college scholarships worth $20,000 by October 31, 2020, at 5 p.m. Eastern. For more details and a link to the application, visit

Free Speech Essay Contest

Opens: September 1, 2020
Ends: December 31, 2020
Eligibility: high school juniors and seniors
Awards: One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, three $1,000 third place prizes and four $500 prizes will be awarded.
Winner announced: February 15, 2021
Task: Students must submit an essay between 700-900 words on a given topic.
Essay Topic: In a persuasive letter or essay, convince your peers that free speech is a better idea than censorship. See website for more details, resources, and essay submission form.

National High School Scholarship Program

Opens: October 2, 2020
Ends: 2020 donations turned in by December 1, 2020
Eligibility: High school seniors who raise the most funds for Multiple Sclerosis throughout the United States
Awards: $1000
Task: Raise a minimum of $500.00 towards Multiple Sclerosis through donations. See website for more details, pledge forms, and guidelines.

Brooks Law Group

Essay Contest

At Brooks Law Group, we’ve always been passionate advocates for client rights. After more than 25 years of serving our community all across Florida, we want to give back to the future generation of Florida leaders. College is expensive and can be a drain on family or student finances, so we’d like to do our part to help. The Brooks team has had a strong philanthropic culture and a heart for the state of Florida. Steve and Beach Brooks grew up in Winter Haven, FL and have a desire to give back to the future generations of Florida students. In an effort to build up our community and the future of Florida, we are proud to announce the biannual Brooks Law Group Scholarship.

1st Place: $1000
2nd Place: $250

Deadline: November 6, 2020
Winners announced: November 20, 2020

More information can be found at:

Travis W. Watkins Scholarship

The Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award for any current or soon-to-be student. The Travis W. Watkins Scholarship has a brief and 100% confidential submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the importance of tax compliance as well as the journey of those challenges.

Deadline: Last day in April, or the last day in December of every year
Award: $1,000

For more information:

2021 El Dabe Ritter Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2021
Award Amount: $1,500

Silver Garland

The Silver Garland is an award for outstanding service. Nominees are among the most talented and gifted high school seniors in Polk County, Florida. Of much greater importance is how the nominee has used that talent and skill in service to school and community. Service is what makes a student a Silver Garland nominee. Silver Garland is sponsored as a community service by The Ledger and Lakeland Automall. Polk County high schools are invited to select seniors with records of outstanding service as Silver Garland candidates.

The Ledger will use the candidate nomination reports from the schools to compile a list of candidates from each school. That list will be sent to each school to confirm the submission of nominations. Entry forms from students who are not nominated by the schools will be discarded.

For more information contact Mrs. Garzarelli.