Now. Not Tomorrow. Scholarship Initiative

NFC Foundation opens scholarship application to 2020 and 2021 high school graduates

Apply beginning July 8; limited $750 Now. Not Tomorrow. Scholarships available at NFC

Now. Not Tomorrow. Scholarships Promotional Image 2021MADISON, FL (July 6, 2021) - The Helios Education Foundation, in partnership with the Florida Department of Education, has established the Now. Not Tomorrow. Scholarship initiative to assist recent high school graduates with enrolling in a Florida College System Institution, including North Florida College in Madison. The NFC Foundation will be awarding a limited number of $750 Now. Not Tomorrow. Scholarships to recent 2020 or 2021 high school graduates attending NFC as a first-time college student in Fall 2021 and pursuing an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree. High school graduates previously enrolled in NFC dual enrollment courses are eligible.

At NFC, students can enroll in an in-demand and high-quality associate degree program, such as:

  • AA Degree
  • AS in Accounting Technology
  • AS in Business Administration
  • AS in Criminal Justice Technology
  • AS in Emergency Medical Services
  • AS in Engineering Technology
  • AS in Registered Nursing

Scholarship applicants must also have a minimum 2.0 GPA and register for at least one Fall Term 2021 course at NFC. Applications open July 8 and will be reviewed in the order received and accepted until all awards are assigned. Eligible applicants are encouraged to apply for the Now. Not Tomorrow Scholarship as soon as possible online at Limited scholarships are available. Each scholarship recipient will receive a Welcome Package with gifts including NFC swag, a $25 Gas Card and a $25 Sentinel Shop Gift Certificate.

In assessing the potential impact of the scholarship, Florida College System Chancellor Kathy Hebda said, “This scholarship helps students start right now in AA and AS degree-seeking pathways that are uniquely available in our Florida College System. Florida’s 2+2 system of matriculation from a state college to a state university is still the envy of the nation. We are excited to partner with Helios Education Foundation to help high school seniors realize that their path to success is close to home. I encourage our seniors and graduates from the class of 2020 who have not yet started college to contact their local college’s financial aid office and take that first step today!”

If you are a recent 2020 or 2021 high school graduate that can benefit from financial help toward your college journey, please take advantage of this opportunity by completing NFC's Now. Not Tomorrow. Scholarship application online at For more information, contact the NFC Foundation at 850-973-9414 or