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Application Process: 

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 1st.

Application submissions are currently closed.


2023 Empowering Greatness Scholarship Judges Panel:

Anna Eskamani, Florida House of Representatives – District 47 

T-Neisha Tate, Jacksonville Jaguars’ VP of Social Responsibility and Impact 

Tenikka Smith Hughes, Journalist, Action News Jax

Betty Burney, Founder & Executive Director, I’m A Star Foundation, Inc.

Zaniyah Williams, 2022 Empowering Greatness Scholarship Winner, Freshman at the University of South Florida

Grace Maseda, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Helios Education Foundation

Dante Jennings, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Jacksonville Public Education


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