Empowering Greatness Scholarship

How it started:

Farah & Farah launched the Empowering Greatness Scholarship program last year, inspired by a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: 

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve.”

In its first year, Farah & Farah’s Empowering Greatness Scholarship provided 20 deserving high school seniors and undergraduate students with $5,000 for college tuition. Winners were selected based on stellar community service and academic performance. 


How it’s going:

This year, Farah & Farah is thrilled to partner with the Florida Prepaid College Foundation and Goodwill Industries of North Florida to award 5 rising high school seniors with full tuition to a 2-year Florida College. Eligible students must attend a public or charter school in Jacksonville, Fort Myers, Ocala, Tampa, or Orlando areas. Additional eligibility requirements can be found in the application packet.


Winners will be selected by a judges’ panel of community leaders. Farah & Farah is delighted to announce the 2021 judges’ panel:


  • Anna Eskamani, Florida House of Representatives – District 47
  • T-Neisha Tate, Jacksonville Jaguars’ VP of Social Responsibility and Impact
  • Angela Pruitt, Lee County Schools Superintendent
  • Carlos Valdes, AMIKids Tampa Executive Director
  • Stewart Moore, WESH 2 News Anchor
  • Sarah Louis, 2020 Empowering Greatness Scholarship Winner & Student at the University of Florida


Completed applications are due by Friday, September 10th, 2021. Winners will be announced on Friday, October 15th, 2021.


Download your Empowering Greatness Scholarship application here!


Application process:

A scholarship committee made up of Farah & Farah staff will use a rubric to rank all completed applications. Applicants who do not advance to the top 10 will be notified via email before Friday, October 1st, 2021. 


The top 10 applicants will advance to a judges’ panel for review and selection. Winners will be determined by October 11th, 2021. 


A Farah & Farah representative will notify the top 10 of their selection status by October 15th, 2021 either by email or phone. 


2021 Empowering Greatness Scholarship prompt:


Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. And it was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who said the true goal of education: “intelligence plus character”.


In an essay of no more than 500-words or video submission of 1-2 minutes, tell us how your pursuit of higher education will help you overcome the challenges you’ve faced, including but not limited to, the impact of gun violence on your world. What are some ways you plan to use your education to impact positive change in your community and the lives of others? How can your life “Empower Greatness” for others?


Questions? Email: scholarship@farahandfarah.com


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