CoWorking Scholarship Application

Veterans Florida CoWorking Space Scholarship Application

Veterans Florida is accepting scholarship applications for coworking space. Applications are open to all servicemembers stationed in Florida or veterans residing in Florida and have a registered business on Veteran applicants (Participants) or Florida based coworking facilities (Partners) may apply for funding of a coworking space for a veteran. Participants must work with an eligible coworking space to submit the required information to Veterans Florida.  

Funds awarded to a Partner shall not exceed $2,000 per participant. Funds will be paid directly to the Partner and may include membership fees, set up fees, and future use of space by the participant. Partners shall provide the participant with access to either a private office or dedicated desk space for up to six (6) months and access to local resources. In the event that the scholarship funding does not cover the full cost of the coworking space, the participant shall be responsible for the balance due to the Partner. Veterans Florida will not reimburse the Partner or participant for services already rendered or paid for coworking space. 

Partner eligibility:

The coworking space should provide Participants access to local resources and shared office space. In doing so, Participants can enjoy a collaborative work environment with invaluable mentoring and networking opportunities, funding support, and shared equipment. Partners offering coworking space should include, but not be limited to, unlimited or near unlimited 24/7 access to either a private office or dedicated desk space, member-only events and workshops, conference room access, discounted venue rental, mailing and business address, access to mentorship from local business leaders and professional consultants, and Lean Startup based exposure. 

Veteran eligibility:

To be eligible for the coworking space scholarship, the applicant must:

  • A servicemember stationed in Florida, or 
  • A veteran Florida resident who has not received a Dishonorable, Bad Conduct, or Officer Discharge; and
  • A registered business on 

Veterans Florida may request documentation confirming applicants eligibility.

Required Application Information:

The following information must be provided for consideration:

  • Veteran or servicemember name, address, email and phone number;
  • Veteran verification documentation or proof of active duty status;
  • Business legal name (doing business as name) used for state registration and federal tax identification number;
  • Stage of business (Idea, Startup, Growth, Maturity or Exit);
  • Years in business;
  • Revenue generated by business in the last year;
  • Number of employees;
  • Explain why you are applying for a coworking scholarship;
  • Provide coworking space name, address, and point of contact phone number and email address. Indicate if you are operating at or a member of a coworking provider; and
  • Include coworking features, such as access, desk type, conference room access, discounted venue rental, mailing address, workshops, networking or mentorships. 

Funds Available:

Funding is limited and the number of awards will be at the discretion of Veterans Florida. 


Application period opens on August 1, 2023 and will close on August 31, 2023 at 5PM ET.

Scholarship awards will be notified on or before September 15, 2023. 

Participant Requirements:

Participants will be required to report coworking activities during the term of membership paid by Veterans Florida. Participants will be asked to complete a survey at the conclusion of membership. The information collected will be combined with other participants and shared with Florida lawmakers and other stakeholders to ensure continued funding of the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program.

Questions should be directed to the Entrepreneurship Team at

Disclaimer: Veterans Florida does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin or disability. We encourage eligible veterans to apply for our coworking scholarship.