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Empowering Greatness


Application Process

Florida admissions are currently closed.

A scholarship committee will use a rubric to rank all completed applications. The top 10% of applicants will advance to a judges’ panel for review and final selections. Participants and winners will be notified of the results by May 3rd.
Scholarship piggy bank

How It Works

We will award 5 high school seniors with two full years of college tuition! Scholarships will cover full tuition and local fees for 60 lower division semester credit hours at any Florida university, college or trade-school. Eligible students must attend a public or charter high school in Florida. This scholarship is in partnership with Florida Prepaid.

2024 Empowering Greatness
Scholarship Judges Panel

    T-Neisha Tate
    Jacksonville Jaguars’ VP of Social Responsibility and Impact
    Tenikka Smith Hughes
    Evening Anchor, Action News Jax
    Dante Jennings
    Director of Strategic Initiatives, Jacksonville Public Education

    Jada Williams
    Reporter, ABC Action News Tampa
    Madisyn Blanton
    2023 Empowering Greatness Scholarship Winner,
    Freshman at Florida Gulf Coast University
    Zaniyah Williams
    Empowering Greatness Scholarship Winner, Sophomore at the University of South Florida

Local Student Awarded 2024 Empowering
Greatness Scholarship

Khalil Farah presents the 2024 Empowering Greatness Scholarship award to one of the 5 scholarship winners.