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The Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE) will award three $1,200 scholarships in 2021 to students across the state. Marion County Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox urges local qualified students to apply for the scholarship. The FSE Scholarship guidelines and application can be downloaded at the link below or obtained in person at the Marion County Election Center, 981 NE 16th Street, Ocala. The completed application and letters of recommendation must be received by the Supervisor of Elections by March 26, 2021 and can be returned in person or by mail to: 981 NE 16th Street, Ocala. If you have any questions, please email Outreach@VoteMarion.Gov or call 352-620-3290.


FSE Scholarship Packet

 

Guidelines:

To be eligible for the FSE Scholarship the student applicant shall:

  1. Be either a Political Science/Public or Business Administration or Journalism/Mass Communication major.

  2. Be a citizen of the United States.

  3. Have been a bona fide resident of Florida for two years preceding the academic year for which an application is made.

  4. Be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in a senior college or university in Florida.  No postgraduate or second-degree students.

  5. Have finished two years of junior college or undergraduate work (enough credits for enrollment as a junior).

  6. Submit two current letters of recommendation:  one from the college or university last attended or graduated from; and one from a citizen of good standing in the community.

  7. Submit a resume of your high school and/or college activities as well as what you have done for your community.

  8. Demonstrate a financial need and furnish a financial statement, which shows what your own contribution is to your educational expenses.  (Student does not have to submit an official form, can just send a statement of their financial need.)

  9. Have maintained a “C” average or above for the previous year.

  10. Be available for personal interview by the Supervisor of Elections in the county where you are registered to vote.

  11. BE REGISTERED TO VOTE.  (Written verification required by Supervisor submitting application where you are registered to vote.)

Eligible Institution:

Scholarship must be given to student attending a Florida university of college which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Stipulation:

The scholarship check will be made payable to the winning applicant AND to the school which they will be attending.

Student:

  1. Must apply in accordance with all eligibility requirements.  (Failure to do so could result in non-consideration).

  2. Must continue to meet all initial eligibility requirements

  3. Must maintain a “C” average or above.

  4. Must remain in good standing at the institution.

Application: 

  1. Must be received by the Supervisor of Elections in the County that you are registered in by March 26, 2021.

  2. Letters of recommendation MUST ACCOMPANY APPLICATION OR BE RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE.

Selection:

Each County’s Supervisor will review all applications received and select one finalist to be sent to the FSE Scholarship Committee, along with a written opinion of the applicant.  The FSE Scholarship Committee will select THREE winners ($1,200 each) from the finalists submitted from the Supervisors. A student who has received the scholarship award may make a second application of the following year.

Mail to:

Marion County Supervisor of Elections
ATTN: Starley Ard
981 NE 16th Street
Ocala, FL 34470

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