The Orlando Magic Scholarship Program

The Orlando Magic offer two scholarships per year to deserving high school seniors. Below is the criteria for both scholarships. You may apply for one or both scholarships if you meet each of the criteria listed.

Two (2) $10,000 UCF MINORITY SCHOLARSHIPS
Two (2) four-year $10,000 ($2,500 per year) scholarships will be awarded to two (2) high school seniors residing in Orange, Seminole or Osceola County. In addition to meeting the financial need criteria, the academic requirements include a minimum 1010 on the SAT or 21 ACT score and a weighted cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Extracurricular activities, honors classes, letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay describing the applicant’s own personal qualities are also included in the application requirements. The recipient must be registered to attend the University of Central Florida the fall of the upcoming school year.

$10,000 MAGIC ACHIEVER SCHOLARSHIP
The Magic Achiever Scholarship awards one high school senior in Orange, Seminole or Osceola County $10,000 ($2,500 per year). In addition to meeting the financial need criteria, the academic requirements include a minimum 1010 on the SAT or 21 ACT score and a weighted cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Extracurricular activities, honors classes, letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay are also included in the application requirements. The Magic Achiever Scholarship can be used at any accredited four-year college in Florida.

Both of the files below are necessary for application:
Click here for the scholarship application

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BASKETBALL CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS
Throughout the year, the Orlando Magic receive numerous Basketball Camp Scholarship requests from parents, non-profit organizations, foundations, faith based organizations and other community groups. The community relations departments makes a commitment to honor as many request as possible, however, we can only offer a limited number of scholarship per year. Please note that a request submission does not guarantee approval for participation.

Below are specific guidelines for you to consider before submitting a request, as we do adhere to these policies.

1. Children must reside within the Central Florida area (Orange, Seminole & Osceola County).
  • Exceptions include camps scheduled in Volusia, Brevard, Polk or Hillsborough County. Scholarships will be awarded to children within those counties when available.
    2. All requests must be submitted in writing at least two weeks prior to the scheduled camp start date and must include the following:
  • Completed camp registration form signed by parent or legal guardian.
  • Parent contact information.
  • School child is attending.
  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Free or reduced lunch statement.
  • If you cannot submit financial need statement, request will be automatically declined.
  • Preferred camp date, time & location.
  • Other activities your child is participating in this summer (YMCA, Parks & Recreation, Boys & Girls Club)
  • Previous camp attendance & scholarships received.

    Scholarship request letters and camp registration forms can be mailed or fax to:

    Orlando Magic
    Community Relations Department
    8701 Maitland Summit Blvd.
    Orlando, FL 32810
    407.916.2985 (Fax)



    2008-09 Scholarship Recipients

    In surprise presentations at their high schools on Friday, May 2, Pine Ridge High School student Mehreen Kassoo and West Orange High School student Maria Paula Chau were awarded the University of Central Florida (U.C.F.) Minority Scholarship and Magic Achiever Scholarship, respectively. Magic Community Ambassador Bo Outlaw along with other representatives from the team traveled to West Orange High School and Pine Ridge High School to surprise the students with large novelty checks and news of their scholarships.

    The Magic Achiever Scholarship awards one high school senior $10,000 ($2,500 annually). The winner must reside in Orange, Seminole or Osceola county.

    “The Orlando Magic is proud to provide this opportunity to deserving individuals like Mehreen and Maria,” said Linda Landman-Gonzalez, vice president of community relations and government affairs. “They were awarded the scholarships for their exemplary community and academic achievements. We would also like to recognize the University of Central Florida for its partnership in providing the U.C.F. Minority Scholarship.”