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.
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