The Ruby Holland Scholarship award for college or university studies has been established to provide educational assistance to deserving high school seniors from Orange and Seminole counties in Florida. Monetary awards will be based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Awards are funded through individual donations, and fundraiser events.

The Foundation is committed to ensure that our aspiring musician-artists within our community, are encouraged to apply for a financial assistance scholarship. Scholarship winners are invited to a special recognition and award ceremony hosted by the Foundation and Board Members. The event is held the 3rd Sunday evening month of October.

If you are a finalist, you will be notified and asked to provide a 3-minute video to be emailed to the committee. You will be notified if a video is required along with questions to be answered on the video.



  • Open to applicants ages 17-23
  • Based on financial need and the following criteria:
    • Academic record
    • Community service and /or work record
    • Other scholarships for which you applied


  • Must have United States citizenship and attend a U.S. college or university
  • Must be a resident of Orange or Seminole county
  • Grants are not made for study at the graduate level.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants who are dependent on parent’s income must provide parents’ income tax report or FAFSA
  • Non dependent applicants must provide their FAFSA or income tax report
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or employers familiar with your abilities and work habits. (These letters should contain the complete name, address, and telephone number of the writer and should be  mailed directly to the above address.) Address letters to:
    Scholarship Committee
    Ruby Holland Foundation
    3613 E. Lina Lane, Apopka, FL 32703-6120
  • One recent photograph of yourself for our file.
  • Include a 100-word essay that includes your career goals and why you chose this career path including who influenced your interest in this field and who has encouraged your pursuit of this career?
  • Official transcript must be received by February 19 th (year of H.S. Graduation), and mailed directly from your High School with your most recent semester’s grades.


Applications open: December 30th
Application deadline: March 24th


  • Incomplete applications will disqualify the applicant(s) from being considered


How should I submit the completed application form? Is there an online portal or mailing address?

Application process is paperless.    It is set up to be an electronic process that is user friendly and easy to accommodate.    Log on to website then click the tab that says “I want to apply for the music competition” 

What is the deadline for submitting the scholarship application?

This information is available on the ‘Landing Page ‘for the RHFA Website under “Important Dates” 

Can you provide more details about the required transcripts, including to whom I should send them, and any specific guidelines?

Scholarships are awarded to applicants based on

Can you provide more details about the required transcripts, including to whom i should send them, and any specific guidelines?

The information does not mention specific details about required transcripts. It’s advisable to contact the foundation at for clarification on whether transcripts are required, to whom they should be sent, and any specific guidelines.

Could you explain the eligibility criteria, such as the academic record, financial need, and U.S. citizenship requirement in more detail?

Eligibility criteria include students between the ages of 18 and 22 who are currently enrolled and attending college in the United States. For detailed information on eligibility criteria, it’s recommended to contact the foundation at

Are there specific guidelines for the brief biography, including information about career goals?

It would be advisable to contact the foundation at for more specific instructions.