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Getting through college shouldn't always mean scraping up money to pay your tuition or dealing with government loans.

The Central Florida Future compiled a list of UCF scholarships that are open to students, saving you the stress of going through different searches online.

Bob Neel Rotary Club of Orlando Endowed Scholarship Fund 2015-16

Eligibility:

- A junior-level transfer student who has received an Associate of Arts degree from Seminole Community College and/or Valencia Community College.

- Demonstrate financial aid as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

- Enrolled as a full-time student.

- Have and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.

Requirements:

- Submit a personal essay of at least 500 words, demonstrating that the student exhibits the rotary motto: "Service above self in their personal and academic lives."

- Two letters of recommendation

Award: Minimum of four scholarships of $2,500 each will be made each year.

Deadline: April 24

Michael B. Brehne, P.A. Florida Student Scholarship

Eligibility:

- Graduating senior or recent graduate at time of application.

- Pursuing a four-year college or university degree in the spring 2015.

- Provide official high school transcript.

- At least a 3.5 GPA as of the end of the first school quarter.

Requirements:

- Submit a 400- to 500-word essay answering the question: "How has your school's football program influenced you to pursue higher education?"

Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 30

DefensiveDriving.com Scholarship

Eligibility:

- Student who is a legal resident of the United States.

- Must enroll in the semester beginning no later than fall 2015.

- Relatives of DefenseDriving.com staff may not enter.

Requirements:

- Submit a video on the "Make A Video" tab at DefenseDriving.com.

- "Like" DefenseDriving.com's Facebook page to be considered.

Award: $1,500

Deadline: April 30

CBS Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship

Eligibility:

- Must be a current full-time student in good academic standing.

- At least a 2.5 GPA.

- Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities.

Requirements:

- Fill out online application.

Award: $3,000

Deadline: May 1

Crystal Group Innovation Scholarship

Eligibility:

- Enrolled full time in an undergraduate business program including majors or minors in finance, business administration, marketing, human resources or any other within the business program. Mass communications and public relations majors with the School of Liberal Arts are also welcome to apply.

- At least 3.0 GPA.

- Completed at least 60 semester hours.

Requirement:

- Submit a typed, double-spaced essay of 500 to 800 words answering one of the four topics discussed on the application.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 1

Annual Phlebotomy School & Careers Scholarship

Eligibility:

- Any student can apply.

Requirement:

- Submit a 700- to 1,000-word essay discussing the difficulties of paying your way through education.

Award: $1,500

Deadline: May 1

Mometrix College Scholarships

Eligibility:

- Full-time student enrolled between Aug. 1 and Nov. 1, 2017.

Requirement:

- Submit an essay of more than 2,000 characters (about 400 words) answering the question: "What test preparation practices work best for you and why?"

Award: Up to $5,000

Deadline: May 22

AllJobOpenings.com Working Student Scholarship

Eligibility:

- Be currently enrolled as of fall 2015.

Requirement:

- Submit an essay of at least 800 words, covering the topic of working while in school.

Award: $2,000

Deadline: June 10

Online Job Scholarship

Eligibility:

- Any area of study is eligible.

Requirements:

- Submit an essay of 300 words or fewer, answering one of the following three topics:

1. Overcoming financial hardship — What you learned and advice you would give

2. Life experience — Lessons formal education systems will not provide

3. Work Ethic — Explaining the generational gap

Award: $250

Deadline: July 1

Student Thought Leadership Scholarship

Eligibility:

- At least 2.75 GPA

Requirements:

- Submit a transcript copy.

- Submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay on one of the following topics:

1. What can the government do or not do to help with student loan debt?

2. What are the possible causes of student loan debt?

3. What changes can we make to our school system to combat student debt?

For more information or access to applications, visit finaid.ucf.edu/scholarships.

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Marina Guerges is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @marinaguerges or email her at MarinaG@CentralFloridaFuture.com.

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