Florida PTA Scholarship Program
In keeping with our policy of providing quality education for young people, Florida PTA goes one step further by assisting qualified students who wish to continue their education beyond high school. Florida PTA offers scholarship opportunities funded by money derived from Honorary Life Memberships, Scholarship Fund functions and other contributions.
Florida PTA is pleased to offer a total of four (4) scholarships, one each in the following categories: University, Fine Arts, Community College, and Vo-Tech, to a student graduating in the 2016-2017 school year. This is a one time (non-renewable) award of $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a worthy student who is interested in getting a start in life through higher education.
This award is specifically for a student who wishes to pursue their education at a University, Fine Arts School, Community College, or Vo-Tech.
Requirements for each student to apply for this scholarship include:
* Deadline for all applications is February 1, 2017. All applications must be postmarked by that date in order to be considered.
Scholarship Application Instructions
Bright House Networks Futures Leaders is a technology scholarship program designed to recognize high school seniors in good standing in the Bright House Networks service area for their contributions to their schools and local communities. Bright House Future Leaders will be named based on community service activities, leadership skills and an essay describing the importance of leadership and community service. Bright House Future Leaders winners will be awarded a computer laptop, software and carrying case (AVR $500).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Read the official rules.
Disclaimer: Students must reside within a Bright House Networks service area and attend high school as a graduating senior within a Bright House Networks service area to be eligible. Not open to students of Bright House Networks employees.
HOW TO QUALIFY
To be considered for this program, students must:
· Attend a high school in the Bright House Networks service area as a senior in good standing
· Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 Demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences
· Demonstrate a strong commitment to community service involvement
· Submit an application form and an essay describing the importance of leadership and community service
A completed application includes:
• The application form.
• A copy of the student's official transcripts.
• A typed essay (minimum of 500 words, maximum of 1000 words) describing the importance of leadership and community service.
• A letter of recommendation from the school (teacher/guidance counselor) on official school letterhead.
• A letter of verification/recommendation from an organization where the student has volunteered, also on letterhead.
Hand-delivered applications must be received by March 31, 2016. Mailed applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2016 and received no later than April 8, 2016. Materials submitted with application will not be returned.
To download the application and view full contest rules, visit:
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