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Empowering Greatness


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.

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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