SPHS Guidance Office

Welcome to SPHS Counselor’s Corner.  You’ll find important announcements here and will be able to keep up with the latest College Scholarship and Financial Aid information.  Check in daily, as we’re regularly adding new information. Scroll down on this page for current information on scholarship and community service opportunities.

Contact Us

Mrs. Adria Kayser, Guidance Counselor – Students with last names starting with A-G


Mrs. Nielubowicz, Guidance Counselor – Students with last names starting with H-Z

Joan Morrison – Career Advisor

Scholarship Information

For a complete listing of scholarships and application deadlines, see the Sarasota County School District Website

You’ll find a ton of support there, including information about financial aid, scholarships, career planning, and ACT/SAT testing.

The SPHS Guidance Office also has applications for certain scholarships that can’t be found online in the school district information.  If you’re interested in more information, please visit us in the school office and we’ll gladly give you a copy of the information and application. Also, scroll down this page for recent posts about scholarships.

Important Test Dates

ACT Test

SAT Test


What Students & Parents Need to Know About Financial Aid

USF’s Assistant Director, Gabriela Vega has provided some information to help you navigate Financial Aid for College.

View her PowerPoint presentation: Financial Aid Information

You may also find helpful information here:



Tax Season also means it’s time to complete the FAFSA. For complete information, follow this link: FAFSA on the WEB

Bright Futures

For information about the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program, visit their website: Bright Futures

Student Florida Financial Aid Application

The Student Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) is available online.  The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) website at www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org provides the FFAA to students seeking state scholarship and grant awards.

This single application is utilized to evaluate the student for all of the programs listed below:

  • Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
  • José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant
  • Rosewood Family Scholarship Program
  • Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

Steps Students Should Take to Complete the Application Process:

  • Go to www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org.
  • Select State Grants, Scholarships & Applications, and Initial State Student Application to complete and submit an online application.
  • Select Programs Offered to view detailed state programs information.
  • Pay attention to program deadlines listed in the application conditions section, the application results screen, and the application acknowledgement communication sent to the e-mail address provided by the student on his/her application.
  • The FFAA will provide a User ID and PIN to each applicant upon submitting the application via the Saved Results Page and in an e-mail communication.
  • Students can use their User IDs and PINs to check:
    1. The status of certification(s) prior to the program deadline(s)
    2. The status of awards following the program deadlines
    3. Notifications from OSFA regarding award status

FAFSA Info Meeting



Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Suncoast Polytechnical High School in AGS, Room 107

3pm – 7pm Stop In Anytime (Approx. 20 min. to apply)

Need Money for college or technical school? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the key to getting free federal financial aid to help you pay for your education beyond high school.

Volunteers will help students and their families complete the FAFSA form for FREE! Seniors from all high schools are welcome to attend.

Whether you want to attend a University, Community College, Vocational or Technical School, we can help you get free money for your higher education!




2018-19 Arts for Life Application

2018-19 Arts for Life Application

Click the link above for:

Arts for Life! annually awards $1,000 scholarships to 25 graduating high school seniors in Florida who demonstrate excellence in one of the following art forms:


  • creative writing
  • dance
  • drama
  • music
  • visual art


Application Period:

The 2018-19 application period deadline is February 4, 2019.



High school students who are graduating from a public, private, or virtual school or a home education program in Florida during the current academic year.


To Apply:

Visit http://artsforlifeaward.org/wordpress/apply/ or download the attached application.



Lisa K. Raguso

Events Manager

Foundation for Excellence in Education


Brooks Law Group biannual scholarship

My name is Josh Miller, and I’m the marketing assistant here at Brooks Law Group. We’re currently accepting applications for our 2018 Fall Scholarship. At Brooks Law Group, we host a biannual scholarship where we award two Florida students with financial assistance to help them succeed at their school of choice!

Here is the link to the scholarship page on our website:


The deadline is November 2nd, and it’s quickly approaching! We want to make sure your students have a chance to enter!

 Scholarships allow us to give back to our community, and they also allow us to help out students that are committed to going above and beyond in their education.

Josh Miller

Marketing Assistant 

Brooks Law Group, P.A.
123 1st Street North
Winter Haven, Florida 33881