Friday, December 17, 2010

Duval County Public Schools Provides Winter Packets for Continued Learning over the Holiday Break

Duval County Public Schools is providing winter packets to the community to continue enriching the academic success of all students.

All K-12 students, parents and community members are encouraged to log onto and print out grade appropriate materials for students during the winter break. Math, reading and science worksheets are available, as well as links to online assistance for all students.

ExxonMobil Bernark Harris Math & Science Scholarships

Named for the first African American to walk in space, ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships are now available for 2011 graduating high school seniors in school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools.

Four scholarships for two males and two females -- $5,000 each -- will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students on behalf of the former NASA astronaut, physician and businessman, Dr. Bernard Harris. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2011.

Please distribute the scholarship application and guidelines in your districts. Here's the link to the program:

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail Reforestation Project
Please help Greenscape of Jacksonville celebrate the New Year by planting over 3,400 trees along the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail
Where: Staging for the project will take place at Camp Milton – 1175 Halsema Road, Jacksonville, FL 32221
When: January 15, 2011, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Rain or Shine
What to Bring: If you have them, bring your own shovels and gloves.

All volunteers will receive a commemorative t-shirt and are invited to attend the after planting celebration!
Community service hours will be given to volunteers.
Please sign up to volunteer by email ( or by calling 398-5757

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Apply for a $1,500 scholarship from USA Funds!

For the 2011-2012 academic year USAFunds will award $1,500 scholarships to students with economic need. Up to 50% of the scholarships for post secondary education will be targeted to high school seniors who, in addition to demonstrating financial need, are members of an ethnic minority group or are physically disabled.
They will accept applications online at between December 15, 2010 and February 15, 2011. Details about this scholarship program currently are posted on that website.

2011 GRADY-RAYAM PRIZE Vocal Competitons

“a vocal competition in the individual performance of arranged Negro spirituals, to provide African-American senior high school students a chance to earn tuition assistance grants for college matriculation”
A tuition assistance grant in the amount of $3,000 and a cash prize in the amount of $300 will be awarded to adjudged first place winners in the separate categories of Female Vocalist and Male Vocalist. A tuition assistance grant in the amount of $2,000 and a cash prizes in the amount of  $200 will be awarded to adjudged second place winners in the same categories. Grant monies are supplied directly to an accredited institution of higher learning where a winner is actually accepted and enrolled within two years of date of graduation from high school. A cash prize in the amount of $100 will be awarded to each remaining entrant selected as a finalists. All participants will be recognized for their achievement with certificates.
Senior high students (grades 11-12) of Afro-ethnic heritage who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently attending an accredited school in any district of the state of Florida are eligible. Individuals who are currently contracted with musical or theatrical professional management are not eligible. Previous recipients of and GRADY-RAYAM PRIZE tuition assistance grant are not eligible to return to competition.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It’s HER Business

6th Annual Teen Entrepreneurship Conference
Friday, March 4, 2011 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of North Florida, University Center
Cost: FREE (Breakfast, Lunch, and Materials provided)
  • Must be 15-18 years of age and enrolled in a Duval County High School to attend
  • Both Forms must be e-mailed to: OR faxed to: (904) 620-2567 by Monday, February 14, 2011
  • Only a limited amount of students will be accepted
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from UNF.

The It’s HER Business Teen Entrepreneurship Conference is a one-day conference for girls ages 15-18 enrolled in high school. It is designed to encourage financial literacy and help girls learn about starting businesses and managing personal finances through interactive games and hands-on activities. We use successful local business women as conference facilitators/mentors to share their ideas and experiences with the participants. This event brings parents, students, school administration, and women business owners together in one forum and has so far exposed over 500 young women to a whole new world of opportunities.
For more information and to download the application and waiver on-line go to:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Introducing the Students in Service Awards!

The award recognizes two young female social entrepreneurs, ages 14 to 17, whose initiatives serve the common good. Winners are given awards of $2000 aimed at sustainable social change.
Each girl must have her own social enterprise aimed at sustainable social change; be supported by contributions of at least $1000 (cash and/or in-kind), and have a business plan, including an itemized budget. Special consideration will be given to nominees from West Virginia and metropolitan Washington, DC. Self-nominations are accepted.

How To Apply:
To Apply –

January 28, 2011

Herff Jones will be on campus this week!

Class rings will be delivered this Wednesday. Herff Jones will also retake cap and gown orders from seniors that same day.

Fulghum Family National Association, Inc. Scholarship

The Fulgham-Fulghum Family National Association, Inc. (FFFNA) is a non-profit educational, historical, and genealogical research society incorporated in the State of Florida. FFFNA is tax-exempt under US IRS Internal Revenue Code, paragraph 501 (c)(7). Our mission is to study, research, interpret, and preserve family history and the achievements of our family and related families through the ages. We promote family interaction. We stimulate interest in family history by funding and maintaining active research programs, and by supplying historical and genealogical information on our family and related families to interested persons and the public. We further stimulate interest in family history and genealogy through reunions with exhibits, programs, workshops, and lectures. The interactions of our family, and related families, with World history are studied to provide insight into the achievements of our family in important historical, governmental, and religious movements of the time.

How To Apply:
To Apply –

December 31, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

FSU Service Scholar Program

Florida State University is pleased to present the application for the Service Scholar Program for the 2011- 2012 academic year. The Service Scholar Program recognizes select incoming students with an outstanding record of community service and leadership, and who want to continue that commitment at FSU. The Program benefits include a scholarship valued at $2,400 per year for up to four years, exposure to a diverse group of individuals and social issues, and numerous leadership opportunities.

An important part of continuing the success of this extraordinary Program is recruiting excellent incoming students. Therefore, the Center for Leadership and Civic Education is making tremendous efforts to promote this opportunity to all incoming FSU freshmen or interested high school juniors and seniors.
For more information about the benefits, requirements, and application process please visit the Center for Leadership and Civic Education online at and click on the “Service Scholar Program” heading.
Applications can be accessed as a PDF from that website or online at

Completed applications must be submitted or postmarked by January 14, 2011 to be considered for this unique program.

New FCAT tool is here!!!

The Florida Department of Education has developed an online tool to help parents and families throughout the state learn about changes to our standards and assessments.
This new resource, called Success Measures will provide parents and students with information on what is being taught and tested in our classrooms.

Log on today to learn more about:
• The materials students will be learning.
• When and how students will be tested.
• Why our assessment program is changing.

Try these three easy steps to learn more:
STEP # 1 Go to
STEP # 2 Select a grade level and school year
STEP # 3 Submit the course(s) in Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health or Physical Education

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

International Young Eco-Hero Awards

Our International Young Eco-Heroes Awards program recognizes and encourages children and teens who have completed a project to “foster respect and affection for nature through personal action.” And our book Acting for Nature shows how effective personal action can be. This wonderful collection shares stories of young people who took personal action to help the environment; the book is an inspiration to all who read it.

How To Apply:

February 28, 2011

Monday, December 6, 2010


Calling all students who are home for the holidays! Dignity You Wear has an excellent opportunity for you to earn volunteer hours during your holiday break. They need High School and College students during the week of December 27th – 30th to help us sort clothing. They have two 3 & 1/2 hour shifts each day, one at 8:30am-12:00pm and another at 12:30pm-4:00pm. Free lunch at noon and cool raffle prizes throughout the day!
Dignity U Wear Foundation positively impacts the lives of children and their families in need by providing brand new clothing. Your volunteer support is critical to our success. This is a great opportunity for groups of friends, youth groups, or school clubs. We hope you choose Dignity U Wear this holiday season to donate your time and earn volunteer hours.

Please call now to select your volunteer date and time soon, we are sure that we will reach capacity quickly with students who are in need of volunteer hours. For more information please call Pranoo Kumar at 904-636-9455 or email

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: President's Student Service Awards

The awards recognize & honor community service volunteers in areas of youth achievement, parks/open spaces, healthy communities, & public safety/community response. Different awards are given out based by category based on number of volunteer hours. There are separate categories for kids 14 & under and young adults 15-25. The award consists of the Official President’s Volunteer Service Award pin; Personalized certificate of achievement; and a note of congratulations from the President of the United States.

How To Apply:
To Apply –

Rolling Through Year – Now Open

Friday, December 3, 2010

Volunteers Requested!!

The K & C Pet Rescue and Adoption Society is taking Santa photographs with pets three weekends in December. They need volunteers to take photographs, talk with the pet owners waiting in line and coordinating wait time. They are planning on the usual K & C volunteers working hands on with the actual pets -- not school volunteers.

The dates are:
Saturday, December 4
Sunday, December 5
Saturday, December 11
Sunday, December 12
Saturday, December 18
Sunday, December 19

They greatly appreciate any and all assistance you can provide. Please feel free to contact Bonnie Burton at 248.2054 or via email at

Thursday, December 2, 2010

JCI Senators of Florida Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Program

Each year the JCI Senators of Florida Foundation, Inc. provides a $1000.00 scholarship to a student graduating high school in the year of the Award who plans to continue their education at accredited post secondary colleges, universities or vocational school. Awarding of the scholarship will be at the discretion o the JCI Senators of Florida Foundation, inc. Monies awarded by the JCI Senators of Florida Foundation Inc. must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name recipient and the educational institution of their choice. This scholarship is available to students graduating from a Florida high school and who are residents of the State of Florida.

To Apply:

The McCurry Foundation Scholarship

The McCurry Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to developing leadership in young Americans. They are a local, private foundation that provides needed financial assistance to college and university students who exemplify leadership, work ethic and academic excellence.


Mail your completed application along with all other required documents to:
The McCurry Foundation, Inc.
Scholarship Selection Committee
4417 Beach Boulevard, Suite 200
Jacksonville, Florida 32207-4783

To download the application follow this link: 

Daily Points of Light Awards - NOMINATE A VOLUNTEER

The awards celebrate the success of volunteers who give their time, talent, and energy to help others. The volunteers represent all backgrounds and beliefs, and rage from children to older adults. The awards spotlight the impact that various individuals, groups, businesses and families have made in their communities. Each weekday, one volunteer or volunteer effort in the country receives a Daily Point of Light Award.

How To Apply:
To Apply –

Now Open

Planning to become a teacher? SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOU!

The Florida Retired Educators Foundation's mission is to promote the well-being of retired educators; encourage community service by supporting public education; and to disseminate information to members and the public through publications, programs and projects at the state and local levels.

  • must be a graduation high school senior
  • ability to relate to and work with people of all ages
  • academic aptitude and achievement
  • commitment to service, with special interest in teaching children and youth
  • economic need
  • emphasis should be placed on SAT and/or ACT scores - SAT: 1000 or above; ACT: 22 or above
  • participation and leadership in activities of the school and community
  • poise and ability to communicate effectively
  • there is no restriction as to the sex, race, religion, national origin, or size of school - FREF adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Application, official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores must be mailed NO LATER THAN JANUARY 10, 2011.

FREA is a 12,000 member organization that welcomes all retired professional educators as well as active educators and other school personnel.
FREA is the State professional organization whose primary purpose is to represent retired educators.
FREA is affiliated with the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA) , which is a division of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

Connect to a Brighter Future with the Burger King Scholars Program

The HAVE IT YOUR WAY® Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the new and improved 2011 BURGER KING® Scholars Program. To date, the BURGER KING® Scholars Program has awarded more than $14 million to high school seniors and employees across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and the program continues to grow. This year alone we awarded $1.2 million in scholarships.

$1,000, $5,000 and $25,000 scholarships available to all eligible high school seniors and Burger King® employees!!

The application period opens Nov. 15, 2010 and closes Jan. 10, 2011.

For more information visit:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: NLHA Education Fund

The NLHA Education Fund was established as a 501(c)(3) organization to raise funds for the purpose of awarding education grants and scholarships to low income individuals residing in federally assisted rental housing owned, managed, or administered by members of the National Leased Housing Association. The National Leased Housing Association (NLHA) is nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and preservation of decent and safe affordable rental housing.

How To Apply:
To Apply –

February 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships

Interested applicants must apply for Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships through their local Rotary club. Before completing the application, contact your local Rotary club to make sure that the district participates in this program.

How To Apply:
To Apply -

March 01, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Bank of America's Student Leaders Program

Since its inception in 2004, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 1,400 exemplary high school juniors and seniors with a passion for improving their communities. The program’s goal is to cultivate and develop the next generation of community leaders through two components:
  • An 8-week paid internship in the summer of 2011 with selected nonprofit organizations designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Nonprofit Host Organization.
  • A week-long all-expense paid Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., July 17-22. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, nonprofit and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change.
Interested students must apply by going to

The deadline for the application is January 12th

UNF ACT/SAT Prep Sessions

UNF is proud to offer FREE SAT/ACT prep sessions. There are two sessions which are being offered in the spring semester:

Saturday, January 8, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
These sessions last from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm.

We encourage all high school juniors who need help in preparing for these exams to attend. As you know students who prepare for the SAT/ACT have a higher success rate. On average, our workshop has helped students improve their SAT score by 28.8 points. Below is an outline of day;
Student Schedule 9:00 – 9:10 Welcome 9:15 – 11:15 Sessions I 11:20 – 12:00 Lunch will be provided 12:05 – 12:40 Admission 101 12:45 – 2:45 Session II 2:50 – 3:50 Campus & Housing Tour (Optional)

Parent Schedule 9:00 – 9:10 Welcome 9:15 – 10:15 College Admissions session 10:30 – 11:30 Financial Aid session 3:45-4:00 Pickup
Interested students can RSVP online at

Space is limited, so students must act fast!!!

Scholarship of the Day: Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship

The Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program encourages young volunteers to play active roles in the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) programs. It recognizes outstanding young volunteers who give of their time by awarding annual scholarships that may be used to continue their education. The Disabled American Veterans has awarded 87 scholarships worth $578,000 since the inception of the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program in 2000.

How To Apply:

December 01, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: $1,000 Gen & Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program.

How to Apply:
To apply visit –

December 31, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: Hoosier Heroes

Indiana Dollars for Scholars invites all Indiana high school juniors and seniors to participate in the Hoosier Heroes program for a chance to win one of ten $2,000 scholarships.

How To Apply:
To Apply –

January 31, 2011

Monday, November 22, 2010

J. Ollie Edmunds Merit-Based Scholarship: Stetson University

The J. Ollie Edmunds Distinguished Scholarship Program at Stetson University seeks students who demonstrate a balance of the following qualities:
1. Superior intellect and academic achievement, as measured by academic record and standardized testing. • A secondary school GPA of 3.5 or above; • A ranking in the top 5 percent of the graduating class, if the school uses a ranking system; • A combined SAT-I score of at least 1350 (critical reading and math) or an ACT composite score of at least 30.
2. Outstanding leadership potential as measured by leadership roles in high school or community.
3. Discipline and physical wellness gained by participation in athletics or fitness activities.
4. Character, integrity and self-motivation.
5. Outstanding personality and communication skills, both verbal and written.
6. Active participation in campus and community activities and personal achievement in co-curricular activities.
7. Creativity and imagination as demonstrated by participation in fine arts, music, acting, theater, dance, writing, poetry, debate, or scientific investigation.
Application deadline: January 22, 2010
Campus Visit and Interview: March 25 & 26, 2010
Apply online:

Friday, November 19, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: DR. SUESS Oh the Places You'll Go!

Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! delivers an important message about the chances and the troubles that life presents. Thinking about the book, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, what kinds of opportunities and challenges do you think your education will present in the future?

Applicants must be 12th grade high school students graduating spring 2010, age 21 years or under. (Family members; employees of Bertelsmann; Random House, Inc.; or its subsidiaries, divisions or affiliates are ineligible.)
How to Apply:

January 15, 2010

Introduce a girl to engineering day...

Join the UNF Student Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers and
the UNF School of Engineering
for a night of hands-on electrical, mechanical & civil discovery
Free to girls in grades K-12
Society of Women Engineers Girl Scout Event Badge provided

Thursday February 24, 2011
6pm—8:30 pm
UNF Student Union Ballroom

Space is limited

Call today to reserve your spot 620-1869
Parking pass required to park on campus
Questions? Please contact

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: Leadership Award

Robert P. Sheppard NSHSS Leadership Award

This scholarship is for $1,000.00 to be awarded to an NSHSS member demonstrating outstanding dedication to community service and initiative in volunteer activities.

How To Apply:
To Apply –

February 21, 2010

The Point Foundation LGBT Scholarship

Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students of merit. Individuals enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate program, beginning or continuing in the fall of 2011, are eligible to apply.

Who qualifies for a Point Scholarship?
Applicants should visit Point’s website to review current Point Scholars’ biographies and assess the type of scholars that are generally selected. Applicants do not need straight A’s to apply, yet Point is looking for individuals who have proven leadership skills, excellent scholastic achievements, and want to make a difference in the world. All applicants are evaluated on the totality of their situation including academic accomplishments, financial, leadership within extra-curricular and career-related activities, personal circumstances and goals for the future.

***New information for the 2011-2012 academic year will be available in December 2010 at ***
Online applications will be accepted between December 10, 2010 and February 11, 2011. Point’s scholarship application is ONLY available online.

FAPSC Scholarship Program

FAPSC member colleges and schools offer full tuition, $5,000 and $1,000 scholarships to Florida's graduating high school seniors and GED recipients each academic school year to graduates seeking to further their education through a leading Florida career college or school.
How to Qualify? Any Florida high school senior, with at least a 2.0 GPA or higher, graduating during the 2010-2011 school year, or anyone awarded a GED between March 1, 2010 and February 28, 2011. Further details and instructions on applying can be found by downloading an application or by contacting the FAPSC office at (850) 577-3139.
Send your application to:
FAPSC 150 South Monroe Street, Suite 303, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Return your completed application along with your official transcript and essay postmarked no later than March 11, 2011

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Scholarship

The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate.

How To Apply:

January 08, 2011

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Scholarship Writing Contest

Crosslites Scholarship Writing Contest

Scholarship Contest is open to High School, College and Graduate School students. As the applicant, you will write a reflective essay (400 – 600 words) based on one of Dr. Parker’s quotes or messages. You will be competing against students of their level, thus 9th-12th graders will be competing for a chance to win 1st, 2nd or 3rd place just as undergraduate students (Freshmen-Senior) will be competing to win their own 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. You may enter a maximum of two essays in the contest.
How to Apply:
To apply visit –

December 15, 2010

University of North Florida Admissions Updates

The State of Florida has implemented new minimum admission standards for freshman applicants to all Florida state universities. In order to be considered, students must have a minimum 2.5 recalculated GPA and meet minimum test score requirements (460 SAT Critical Reading, 460 SAT Math, 440 SAT Writing; or 19 ACT Reading, 19 ACT Math, 18 ACT English/Writing) Please keep in mind that these standards only outline potential eligibility for admission to a state university. UNF's admission criteria for 2011 depends on the applicant pool and will be higher than these minimums.

November 19 - Priority admission deadline for 2011 freshmen
November 19 - Merit-based scholarship essays due
December 17 - Decisions released for students who applied by the priority deadline
February 1 - Scholarship Recipients Notified
February 1 - Need-based scholarship essays and applications due
April 1 - FAFSA (Financial Aid) Priority Deadline
16,719 Students
1400 Acre campus
58 Majors
4 New LEED certified buildings
5 Residential Halls
17 Division I Sports
70 Countries represented in the student body
150 Student organizations
34 Average class size
1108 Entering fall freshmen


MALEY/FTE Scholarship – Technology Teacher Professional Development

The Foundation for Technology Education proudly announces the $1,000 Maley/FTE Technology Teacher Scholarship in honor of Dr. Donald Maley. Its purpose is to support teachers in their preparation to increase the positive outcomes of technology education. Criteria include: (1) evidence of teaching success, (2) plans for action research, (3) recommendations, (4) plans for professional development, and (5) the applicant’s need.

How to Apply:
To apply visit –

December 1, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Scholarship of the Day

AXA Achievement Scholarship
AXA Achievement Scholarship, sponsored by the AXA Foundation in association with U.S. News & World Report, is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents and must have demonstrated ambition and self-drive as evidenced by an outstanding achievement in a school, community, or workplace activity.

How To Apply:
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December 15, 2010

Annual Bank of America/NCWIT Scholarship Award

This award has been modified slightly and renamed The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. The award honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing offers both a national and local "affiliate" competitions to generate support and visibility for women's participation in communities nationwide. They are proud to announce 18 Affiliate Award programs serving 19 states and US territories in the 2010/2011 round, including Puerto Rico.

Access the following website to apply for the award:

Winners will be notified between December and January and must be able to attend the awards ceremony in person.
National Award-winners receive:
  • $500 in cash
  • a laptop computer, provided by Bank of America
  • a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • an engraved award for both the student and the student's school
Affiliate Award-winners receive an engraved award for their home and school, and a range of great prizes from local sponsors. Visit Find a Competition - to see details.


You can earn TONS of service hours by donating your time and energy to The Salvation Army!

To register:

Go here for more local information:

Do you know an outstanding Physical Eduation teacher? NOMINATE THEM!

Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (IAHPERD) Award

The Awards Application Cover Sheet should be attached to the applicant’s responses to each of the criteria listed for a specific award and the letter of recommendation. Complete application materials should not exceed seven (7) typed pages.

How To Apply:
To Apply –

February 15, 2010

GO HERE to verify the title of the award for which you would like to nominate one of our OUTSTANDING PHYS ED TEACHERS @ ED WHITE!!!
("Secondary Physical Education of the Year Award")

Christopher Columbus Essay Contest

Essay must be typed, or prepared on a computer or word processor, using black type in a non-script font no smaller than 12 point or larger than 14 point. A limited vision student may use Braille, a tape recorder, or very large type. In this case, a written transcript must be included, as well as a teacher’s or physician’s letter attesting to the student’s special need.

All of the essay must be the student’s original work. Each essay must have a title page listing the following:

Title of Essay: “Lessons from Christopher Columbus’ Life”

How To Apply:
To Apply –

December 1, 2010

Summer Academy Opportunity for Young Black Males

D.Y.G. Chapter Criteria:
- Prospective Distinguished Young Gentlemen must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. (*Note: D.Y.G. Program Staff will verify the G.P.A of all Applicants).
- Prospective Distinguished Young Gentlemen must be 6th-12th Grade African American Male Students.
- Prospective Distinguished Young Gentlemen must have two letters of recommendation.
- Prospective Distinguished Young Gentlemen must write a full one page typed essay.
- Prospective Distinguished Young Gentlemen must submit academic records with application.
- Prospective Distinguished Young Gentlemen must submit a photo with application.

How to Apply:

April 2, 2011

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's MLK Oratorical Contest

The Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 3rd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Breakfast Contest will be held on February 19, 2011 (9am-11:30pm) at the University Center on the campus of The University of North Florida. The first place winner will be awarded a $1500.00 academic scholarship to the college of his choice.

The competition is open to male high school graduating seniors throughout Duval, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns Counties. There will be eight finalists competing during the program consisting of high school male students. The finalists will be selected based on submitted essays  to deliver their speeches to the members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Breakfast Committee. The preliminary competition will be held at the James Weldon Johnson YMCA, in the Ezekial Bryant Conference Room on December 11, 2010. Speeches must have original content and cannot exceed more than 800 words (minimum 4-maximum 6 minutes).The MLK Oratorical Committee will then determine which contestants will compete at the event on February 19, 2011. Please review the enclosed rules and guidelines which include a deadline for students to submit their applications and essay.

The first place recipient will be awarded a $1,500 academic scholarship to the college of his choice. The second place recipient will be awarded a $1,000 academic scholarship to the college of his choice. The third place recipient will be awarded a $500.00 book voucher to the college of his choice. The recipients of these education awards must present an acceptance letter from the college of their choice before the education award can be presented.

Tickets to attend this extraordinary event will be $30.00 which includes a breakfast and a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial information package. There is no cost for students selected to compete.