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. This Plan prepays tuition and local fees for 60 lower division semester credit hours at any of the 28 Florida Colleges, and can also be applied towards a 4-year Florida university tuition or technical degrees. Eligible students must attend a public or charter school in Florida. 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, October 8, 2021. Winners will be notified on Friday, November 5, 2021.
A scholarship committee made up of Farah & Farah staff will use a rubric to rank all completed applications. The top 10 applicants will advance to a judges’ panel for review and selection. Participants and winners will be notified of the results by Friday, November 5th.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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