Scholarship Catalog

Aida White Memorial Scholarships

Sponsor:Pinellas Education Foundation
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from St. Petersburg High School
2. U.S. nationality (can be refugee student if parents are becoming U.S. nationals. If student is a refugee, he or she must plan to become a U.S. citizen.)
3. Applicant must plan to major in science, mathematics, or one of the engineering sciences
4. The award is limited to students needing financial assistance

Al Downing Jazz Education Scholarship

Sponsor:The Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association, Inc.
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating Pinellas County Public High School Students
2. Minimum 2.0 GPA
3. Students must use scholarship to further studies in jazz.
4. Must participate in a jazz band during their senior year.
Special Requirements:Students must submit a recorded audition (maximum of 20 minutes) demonstrating their ability to interpret jazz and improvise in a style reflecting exposure to the jazz idiom.

The recording may be on CD or cassette labeled with the student’s name, instrument, school, home address and listing of tunes performed on the recording.

Students must perform 3 contrasting selections (one must be a blues) with live accompaniment. Selected tunes must be from the standard jazz repertoire. All performers (except drummers) are expected to play/sing the melody and to improvise.

Students must submit a 100 word written essay on the topic “What Jazz means in my life” and a band director’s recommendation.
Please send all submissions to:
Scholarship Committee Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association P.O. Box 2240 St. Petersburg, FL 33731-2240
by January 31st

Anne Register Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Junior League of St. Petersburg
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools.
2. Must be residents of St. Petersburg
3. Minimum GPA 3.0

Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association Scholarship

Sponsor:Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree - Florida Schools ONLY
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum 3.0 GPA
3. Must be enrolled in programs or pursuing classes related to electronics, electronic communications, electrical engineering, information systems, computer technology, physics, or mathematics
4. Students must have participated in academic achievement, community service, and extracurricular activities.
5. Financial need will be considered.
6. Special consideration will be given to applications affiliated with the Military, or ROTC

Bay Area Manufacturers Association Scholarship

Sponsor:BAMA
Amount:One Award of $1,500
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 3.5
3. Applicants must pursue a career in manufacturing, (i.e. engineering, customer service, manufacturing, information systems, computer science, machinist, electronics technician, drafter, graphic artist, welder, etc.)
4. Financial need will be considered.

Beth Marshner Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:The Marshner Family
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Students must have completed Spanish IV
4. Demonstrate values of service to school and community, leadership, and good character.
5. Preference will be given to students planning a career in foreign language education.

Bob Bentz Hurricane Soccer Scholarship

Sponsor:Hurricane Soccer Boosters, Inc.
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Palm Harbor University High School
2. On PHUHS Varsity soccer team roster for a minimum of two years and a current roster team member.
Special Requirements:Qualifying applicants will be contacted directly to write an essay what PHUHS Soccer has meant to them.

Byrne Johnston Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:The Johnston Family
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. School and community involvement
4. Leadership potential
5. Financial need

Caregiver Youth Scholarship

Sponsor:The Palms of Largo
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Student must have past or present responsibilities in care giving for a family member or someone living in the home.
Special Requirements:Additional 500 word essay with topic "Your responsibilities of being a youth caregiver and how the experience affected your life and future goals" emailed to Margie.ratcliff@thepalmsoflargo.com by January 31st subject line should read "Caregiver Youth Scholarship.

Christine Baker Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:The Pirate Alumni Chorus
Amount:One Award of $1000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Boca Ciega High School
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Leadership in music field
4. Pursue degree related to music
Special Requirements:Letter of recommendation from a school official regarding character & efficiency of applicant.

An essay regarding your plans after college.

This should be sent to Boca Ciega High School, 7302 1st Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 by January 31st.

Clearwater High School Alumni Scholarship

Sponsor:Clearwater High School Alumni Association
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Clearwater High School
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5

Clearwater High School Class of '68 Scholarship

Sponsor:Clearwater High School Alumni
Amount:One Award of $500
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Clearwater High School
2. Minimum 2.8 GPA
3. Demonstrated school and/or community involvement.
4. Preference to financial need.
5. Preference to children/grandchildren of Clearwater High School class of 1968.
Special Requirements:Finalists may be interviewed directly by sponsor

Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor:The Sherri Callahan Memorial and Jack Spalding Memorial Scholarships
Amount:Two Awards of $1,500 Each
Use:Two/Four Year College/University
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 2.75
3. “Student must demonstrate a unique background involving music and how music has played a role in the student’s life OR demonstrate a desire to pursue a career involving music and explain how student’s experiences with music have shaped the decision.

Cougar Career Center Scholarship

Sponsor:Countryside High School Career Center
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Countryside High School
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
Special Requirements:If you are a finalist, a personal interview may be required with the The Cougar Career Center Advisory Committee.

Portfolio accepted which shows a particular talent - ie art, music, website design, or a program that was designed, and executed by the student

Criminal Justice Academy Scholarship

Sponsor:Pinellas Park High School
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas Park High School Student Criminal Justice Program
2. Minimum GPA 3.0
3. Consideration will also be given to the student’s continued interest in law-related studies, community service, disciplinary record and high-school attendance.

Cynda Mort Scholarship - Outstanding Scholastic Journalist

Sponsor:Journeys in Journalism
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Lakewood High School Center for Journalism and Multimedia
2. Student must plan to pursue degree in journalism, multimedia, communications, public relations or related fields. Can be either a major or a minor.
Special Requirements:Additional short essay describing what impact the journalism program has had on your life and future plans. Did you attend another Journeys in Journalism school before coming to Lakewood - Melrose Elementary or John Hopkins, and what has that experience meant tp you. This should also include a discussion about what good journalism does for the world. Email no later than January 31st to lettermang@pcsb.org with the subject line "Cynda Mort Scholarship"

Dan DiCicco Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Dan DiCicco Memorial Scholarship Fund
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two to Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from any Public Pinellas County High School
2. Must be pursuing a career in law enforcement major
3. Student must have 100 hours of volunteer service

DeLoach & Hofstra PA Law Scholarship

Sponsor:DeLoach & Hofstra, P.A. Law
Amount:Two Awards of $1,000 Each
Use:Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Seminole or Largo High School
2. Student must be pursing a degree and career as an Attorney
Special Requirements:Students must complete an additional 500 word essay describing why the student would like to pursue a career in the field of law and this should be emailed to: simone@dhstc.com by January 31st with the subject line stating Scholarship Essay.

Delta Sigma Theta Clearwater Alumnae Chapter Scholarship

Sponsor:Clearwater Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Amount:Two Awards of $1,000 Each
Use:Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Must reside north of Ulmerton Road
2. Minimum GPA of 2.75
3. Graduating senior of African American heritage
4. Must be actively involved in community service
Special Requirements:Submit official transcripts

Submit two letters of recommendation

Complete and submit an additional application on the www.clearwaterdst.org website.

Submit all additional information to
PO Box 8264
Clearwater, FL 33758 by Jan. 31st

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority St. Petersburg Chapter Scholarship

Sponsor:Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-St. Petersburg Chapter
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Boca Ciega, Dixie Hollins, Gibbs, Lakewood, Northeast, Osceola, Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, or St. Petersburg Collegiate High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 2.9
3. Must be African American students
4. Live south of Ulmerton Road

Deviny Boese Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:The Deviny Boese Foundation
Amount:One Award of $2,500
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
(Preference given to Osceola and Seminole students)
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Must participate in cheerleading their senior year
(High school team or All-Star Team)
4. Students with Orthodontic majors will be given preference.
Special Requirements:Students must complete an additional 500-750 word essay entitled “How I make a positive impact/influence on others around me”. This should be emailed to rob.lough@devinyboesefoundation.org with the subject line “Scholarship Essay” no later than January 31st

Submit a letter of recommendation from your current high school/all star cheerleading coach.

Top Candidates will be required to attend a personal interview.

Dorothy Bowes-Nee Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Family of Dorothy Bowes-Nee
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:2-4 Year College - Florida Schools Only
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Clearwater High School
2. Student must attend a Florida School 3. Preference to attend St. Petersburg College

Doug Jamerson Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Gibbs High School, St. Petersburg High School or Lakewood High School
2. The student must plan to seek a degree or teaching certification from a two-four year college/university and pursue a career in public education.
3. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate values of service to school and community, leadership, and good character.
4. Financial need will be considered.

Dr. J. Howard Hinesley Music and Art Education Scholarship

Sponsor:Pinellas Education Foundation
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree- Florida Schools ONLY
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Preference will be given to applicants majoring in the arts, music or performing arts
4. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate values of service to school and community, leadership, and good character.

Dr. Jerry Runkle Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:The Runkle Family
Amount:One Award of $500
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 3.5
3. Applicants must be foster children.
4. Demonstrate financial need for educational assistance.
5. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate values of leadership, good character, and service to school and community.
6. Preference will be given to students pursuing degrees in mathematics, engineering or philosophy.

Dr. Linda McPheron Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Family of Linda McPheron
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from St. Petersburg High School's International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
Special Requirements:Additional short essay emailed to bridgetmannion1013@gmail.com: Topic: "Describe a situation where you exhibited resilience in the face of adversity, determination and drive, and/or an unwavering positive attitude", with the subject line to read "Dr. Linda McPheron Memorial Scholarship" by January 31st.

Drew Factor Scholarship

Sponsor:The Factor Family
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two-Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from St. Petersburg High School
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Must be in honors or IB program

East Lake High School SGA Rachel Murray Scholarship

Sponsor:East Lake High School
Amount:One Award of $500
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating students from East Lake High School
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Must exhibit leadership as an officer in either a club or a student-run organization.

Emily Lester Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:The Lester Family
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating student from St. Petersburg High School
Special Requirements:An additional 500 word essay describing an obstacle they have overcome (not an anticipated obstacle), and how they have turned it into a positive in their life. This should be emailed to triciaprevilester@gmail.com and the subject line should read :"Essay - Emily Lester Memorial Scholarship" by January 31st.

GFWC North Pinellas Woman's Club Juniorette Club Scholarship

Sponsor:GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum GPA 3.0
3. Must be a member of GFWC Juniorette Club for at least 2 years and been an officer or chairperson
4. Demonstrated strong leadership and community service

Graduating Seniors Serving Seniors Scholarship

Sponsor:Caregivers Support Network - Graduating Seniors Serving Seniors
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:This scholarship was designed to help students that are volunteers at the Palms of Largo in their post-secondary education.
Criteria:1. Must be a graduating student of Pinellas County Public High School
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Must be a volunteer at Palms of Largo or other senior living communities with 100 hours of service.
Special Requirements:Students that have met the requirement of being a volunteer at the Palms of Largo campus or other senior living community should compete an additional 500 word essay on the topic of "Your responsibilities of being a volunteer caregiver at the Palms of Largo and how the experience affected and changed your life and future goals".

This essay should be emailed to Margie.ratcliff@thepalmsoflargo.com and the subject line should read "Palms of Largo Scholarship". Materials must be sent by January 31st.

Harry Danielson, Ed.D. Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:The Danielson Family
Amount:One Award of $500
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools.
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Plan to major in psychology, counseling, education, or human relations.
4. Financial need will be considered.

Helen Ellis Culinary Arts Scholarship

Sponsor:The Ellis Foundation
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students of Tarpon Springs High School
2. Pursuing a Culinary Arts Career.
3. The applicants for the scholarship will be evaluated and selected based upon the following criteria: Community Service, School Involvement, Grade Point Average and Financial Need.
4.This scholarship may be renewable if conditional guidelines are met by the recipient.

Helen Ellis Memorial Academic Scholarship

Sponsor:The Ellis Foundation
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating Tarpon Springs High School
2. Demonstrated during their tenure in High School their service to the community and school. Heavy emphasis for qualification for this award is predicated on community service. Community service and participation in volunteer programs throughout the 4 years of high school term will be closely analyzed.
3. Grades must be of a GPA to qualify for entry into an accredited college.
4. Test scores are also taken into consideration by the selection committee in giving out these awards.

This scholarship may be renewable if conditional guidelines are met by the recipient.

Helen Ellis Memorial Arts Scholarship

Sponsor:The Ellis Foundation
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students of Tarpon Springs High School
2. They must have demonstrated a focus on classes involved in the ARTS. This would include but not limited to: music, theatre, media, dance, art, photography and other creative arts. The applicant's future goal for major in college should be, as well, in the fields as referenced above.
3. Grade point average must meet or exceed accredited college entry requirements.
4. The selection committee will also take into consideration the applicants efforts to participate in community and volunteer services.

Test scores are also factored into the selection process.

Herman and Mary Allen Scholarship

Sponsor:The Allen Family
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two to Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Applicants must be planning to pursue a degree in education.
4. Financial need will be considered.
5.Preference given to minority students

Jacobson Culinary Arts Scholarship

Sponsor:Richard Jacobson Foundation
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Four Year or Vocational
Criteria:1. Graduating seniors from Tarpon Springs High School who are actively participating in the Culinary Program.
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. The student must have completed at least 3 semesters of culinary or hospitality courses at the high school level in Pinellas County.
4. The student must use the scholarship to enroll in a culinary or hospitality program.
5. Student Involvement in clubs, sports, and volunteer organizations in or outside school, will be considered.

James B. White & Richard Mucciano Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:White and Mucciano Families
Amount:One Award of $2,500
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Northeast High School
2. Must play a sport senior year
3. Must be involved in school & community
4. Financial Need

Jeffery D. Bouton Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Executor of the Robert & Marjorie Bouton Estate
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating from Seminole High School.
2. Household Income $80,000 or less
3. Weighted GPA of at least 3.0
4. Preference will be given to ROTC members, or those who have attained the rank of Girl Scout or Eagle Scout or earned the Girl Scout Gold Award or any Eagle Scout Award.
5. Financial need will be considered.

Jennifer O’Hanlon Track Achievement Scholarship

Sponsor:The O'Hanlon Family
Amount:One Award of $2,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from East Lake High School
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Participated on the track team for a minimum of two years.

John Allan Blank Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:The Blank Family
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Child of a classroom teacher
4. Shows interest in the arts
5. Financial aid will be considered

John Tasopolos Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Awards and Amounts May Varay
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduation students from St. Petersburg High School
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Participated in track graduating year
Special Requirements:Student must complete an additional essay as to why the scholarship would assist their college choice. This should be submitted to bennetta@pcsb.org and roehmk@pcsb.org.

JR O'Hanlon Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:The O'Hanlon Family
Amount:One Award of $2,000
Use:Two - Four Year College or a Vocational School
Criteria:1. Graduating students from East Lake High School
2. Minimum 2.5 GPA
3. Must have extracurricular activities to include fishing and boating
Special Requirements:The topic of this essay is “What fishing means to me”. The essay should explain what fishing means to you and why you enjoy it. The essay should be between 250 and 500 words submitted to susan.al-abed@pinellaseducation.org no later than January 31st. Please ensure your full name is listed on the essay.

Kiwanis Club of Seminole - Key Club Scholarship

Sponsor:Kiwanis Club of Seminole
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:2-4 Year Degree-Florida Schools Only
Criteria:1. Seminole High School student
2. Member of the Seminole High School Key Club
3. SAT scores

Kiwanis Club of Seminole - Seminole High School Scholarship

Sponsor:Kiwanis Club of Seminole
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Four Year Degree -Florida schools ONLY
Criteria:1. Graduating Seminole High School
2. Academic achievement, SAT scores
3. Community services
4. Financial need.

Kiwanis Club of Seminole - Lorraine Grant Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Kiwanis Club of Seminole Foundation
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Must be graduating student from Seminole or Osceola High School
2. Must attend Career Academies of Seminole
3. Demonstrate community service

Kiwanis Club of Seminole - Marjorie Campbell Johnson Scholarship

Sponsor:Kiwanis of Seminole Foundation
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Four Year Degree - Florida Schools Only
Criteria:1. Graduating from Seminole High School
2. Reside in the Seminole area
3. Based upon the following factors: community service, school service, academic achievement, and financial need.

Kiwanis Club of Seminole - Matt Fischer Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Kiwanis Club of Seminole
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Vocational
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Seminole High School
2. Must attend Career Academies of Seminole student who has completed 3 levels of one CAS Program
3. Strong community service involving young children
4. Must attend vocational or technical school

L. Bary Santy Memorial - Public Works Academy Scholarship

Sponsor:Public Works Academy
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools.
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Demonstrate strong academic achievement in the areas of math and science, values of service to school and community, and financial need.
4. Must plan to pursue a career in a public works-related field, ie. Industrial Management, Civil Engineering, Environment Science, Civil Technology, Landscape Operations & Management, Waste Management and Land Water Management, Construction/ Building Technology, or Public Administration.
Special Requirements:Please submit an additional 200-500 word essay on "What excites you about service in the public works field?" The Public Works Academy L. Bary Santy Memorial Scholarship is designed to attract and support students for careers in the public works field. Public works professionals are essential in keeping communities running smoothly and safely. Whether they are maintaining roadways and parks, operating public transportation, making sure the drinking water is safe, or doing the necessary things needed to get a city back into working order after an emergency, these professionals provide essential services to their communities. Think for a moment about the meaning of service in public works in your life and in your community and tell us how you see your future in public works.

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Please submit this essay By January 31st to: nmckibben@pinellascounty.org in the subject line please indicate : Essay for Scholarship

Largo Lions Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor:Largo Lions Club
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students that are residents of Largo
2. Demonstrate a high level of volunteerism in school and/or community
3. Show they have faced and overcome a major life obstacle

Libby Kay Passionate Scholarship Award

Sponsor:The Kay Family
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduation students from Pinellas County Public High Schools.
2. Must have demonstrated significant improvement in GPA and related Honors Recognition
3. Must have demonstrated resiliency in overcoming inhibitors to learning, such as challenging family environments or illness
3. Must have demonstrated successful voluntary Community service
4. Must have articulated a passion for a profession that overall has a direct impact on helping to improve the lives of fellow human beings
5. Must have continually displayed positive, uplifting and energetic traits, combined with the determination, grit and will to succeed
6. Must have accomplished personal educational goals thus far
7. Must have exhibited a need for financial support to be able to proceed with attaining educational goals and objectives
Special Requirements:Additional essay with the topic of "My Passion for a Profession and how that Profession helps others" to be emailed to libbykay62@yahoo.com no later than January 31st. Your email subject line should be entitled Libby Kay Passionate Scholarship Award – and your name.

Lizzie Logan Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:The Logan Family
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Dunedin High School
Special Requirements:Finalists may be interviewed.

Lynch Family Legacy Scholarship

Sponsor:John Lynch Foundation
Amount:One Award of $2,500
Use:Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Demonstrate strong leadership and community service.
4. Member of a varsity team in their senior year.

Lynch Family Legacy Scholarship

Sponsor:John Lynch Foundation
Amount:One Award of $2,500
Use:Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Demonstrate strong leadership and community service.
4. Member of a varsity team in their senior year.

Mark Huntington Pruitt Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Mark Huntington Pruitt Estate
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Four Year Science Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from St. Petersburg High School
2. Minimum GPA of 3.5
3. Must be in the top 20% of their graduating class
4. Demonstrate values of service to school and community
5. Demonstrate leadership and academic achievement
6. Financial need will be considered
Special Requirements:This scholarship accepts only the top 25% of students from St. Petersburg High School.

Matthew Lonardo Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Lonardo Family
Amount:Two Awards for $1,000 Each
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Seminole High School or Osceola Fundamental High School
2. Must play Varsity Baseball for school
Special Requirements:Finalist may be interviewed

McDonald's of Pinellas County Employee Scholarship

Sponsor:FKQ Advertising
Amount:Up to 5 Awards of $1,000 each
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools.
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Current McDonald's employee with a minimum employment of six months.
Special Requirements:Please submit your senior picture wallet size along with a brief biography on yourself.(Please note: these items will be displayed throughout McDonald's Stores)

Please submit a paragraph explaining how long you have worked for McDonald's, what you have learned, and how your experiences working at McDonalds will help you in the future.

Please send to: FKQ Advertising, 15351 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760 or email to dgordon@fkq.com no later than January 31st.

Mike June Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Hurricane Football Boosters
Amount:Two Awards of $1,000 Each
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Palm Harbor University High School
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Member of the varsity football team for a minimum of two years and be in good standing with the program in terms of being active in fundraising.
4. Parents must be members of the Booster Club in good standing in terms of volunteering and commitment fees.
5. Player must be in good "citizenship" standing with the program
6. Player has taken an active role in fundraising.
Special Requirements:Complete an additional essay entitled "What Palm Habor Football has meant to me". This essay should be one page in length, 11 point font and in word format and emailed to phuhsfootball@gmail.com no later than January 31st.

Monte Irvin Scholarship

Sponsor:Rays Baseball Foundation
Amount:Two Awards of $2,500 Each
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public Schools.
2. Demonstrated community service.
(Preference given to students who have attended Community Tampa Bay's Anytown and Facilitating Leadership of Youth (F.L.Y) programs.
Special Requirements:A 500 word, double spaced essay addressing how he/she has made a significant contribution to their community or school through volunteer service. This should be emailed to: sthomas@raysbaseball.com by January 31st.

Osceola High School PTSA Scholarship

Sponsor:Osceola High School PTSA
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Osceola Fundamental High School
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Financial need will be considered.
4. Either the student or an immediate family member must be a current member of the PTSA at Osceola Fundamental High School

Palm Harbor University Cheerleading Booster Club Scholarship

Sponsor:Palm Harbor University Cheerleading Booster Club
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Palm Harbor University High School
2. Minimum GPA of 2.0
3. On cheerleading squad senior year
4. Parents member of Cheerleading Booster Club
Special Requirements:Additional 500-1000 word essay on "What it means to be a Palm Harbor University High School cheerleader"

Submit two(2) teacher recommendations

Email materials to Britney Erickson at phuhscheercoach@gmail.com no later than January 31st

Paul A. Pollak Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:The Pollak Family
Amount:One Award of $500
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from St. Petersburg High School
2. Minimum GPA 3.0
3. Pursue a degree in Education

PCTA Christa McAuliffe Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students attending Pinellas County Public High Schools.
2. Applicants must pursue a career in education.

Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Scholarship

Sponsor:Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Tampa Bay
Amount:One Award of $3,500
Use:Four Year
Criteria:1. Graduating students of Pinellas County Public High Schools.
2. Minimum GPA of 3.8
3. Combined SAT score of a least 2100 (math, critical reading & writing) or at least a 32 ACT score.
4. Demonstrated record of leadership and service.
5. Seeking Science or Liberal Art Major

Pinellas All-Star Football Classic Cheerleader Scholarship

Sponsor:Pinellas County Sports
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Must cheer on school squad your graduating year and participated at-least 2 years on varsity team.
4. Demonstrated values of teamwork, leadership and service to school and community will be considered.
Special Requirements:Please send a signed approval letter from your head coach to: Sam Roper at bamahawks@aol.com by January 31st

Pinellas All-Star Football Classic Scholarship

Sponsor:Pinellas County Sports
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students of Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. On the varsity football team during their graduating year
Special Requirements:Please send a signed approval letter from your head coach to: Sam Roper at bamahawks@aol.com by January 31st.

Pinellas Association of School Administrators Scholarship

Sponsor:Pinellas Administrator Association
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Parents are members of the PASA

Pinellas Promise Music Education Scholarship

Sponsor:Pinellas County Music Educator's Association
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Pursue a career in music education
4. Community service hours
5. Financial need will be considered.

Pinellas Public Defenders Office Scholarship

Sponsor:Public Defender's Office-6th Circuit
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Family member must be employed by the Public Defender's Office, Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida

Police and Kids Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor:Police and Kids Foundation
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program - Florida Schools Only
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas Park High School Criminal Justice Program
2. May not be related by blood or marriage to any current or former Pinellas Park Police employee.
3. Minimum GPA of 2.5
Special Requirements:Students will need to complete an additional 250 word essay describing their opinion regarding public service and volunteerism. Essay's should be emailed to tschofield126@gmail.com and in subject line tagged PPHS-CJA Essay by January 31st.

Richard Allen Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Pinellas Park High School
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas Park High School
2. Minimum GPA of 2.6
3. Demonstrated school and community service.
4. Must have taken art courses in high school

Rotary Club of Dunedin North Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor:Dunedin Rotary North Foundation
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Technical or Vocational School
Criteria:1.Student must be attending technical or vocational program
2. Student must live north of Ulmerton Road

Rotary Club of Dunedin Scholarship

Sponsor:Rotary Club of Dunedin
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Dunedin High School or students that reside in Dunedin.
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 GPA
3. Competitive standardized test scores.
4. Active members of the high school Interact Club will receive special consideration.
5. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate values of service to school, community, and leadership abilities.
6. Financial need is a major factor in scholarship consideration.
Special Requirements:Finalists may be interviewed.

Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Beach - John J. Todia, III Arts Scholarship

Sponsor:Indian Rocks Beach Rotary Foundation, Inc.
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Largo, Osceola or Seminole High Schools
2. Student preference for major in art, music or performing arts;
3. Participated in activities relating to art, music or performing arts;
4. Demonstrated values of service to school, community, leadership and good character.
Special Requirements:Finalists may be Interviewed directly by sponsor and requested to provide a sample of artistic work(s).

Rotary Club of Largo Scholarship

Sponsor:Rotary Club of Largo
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational
Criteria:1. Must attend Largo High School
2. Must have 50 community service hours
Special Requirements:Finalists may be interviewed directly by sponsor and requested to provide an essay on what the Rotary 4-Way Test means to you.

Rotary Club of Seminole Academic Scholarship

Sponsor:Rotary Club of Seminole
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Seminole High School Student
2. Minimum GPA of 3.5
Special Requirements:An interview will be required to determine finalist(s) which will be set up directly by the Rotary Club of Seminole.

Rotary Club of Seminole Lake - Argel Jordan Scholarship

Sponsor:Rotary Club of Seminole Lake
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Osceola Fundamental High School
2. Minimum GPA of 2.0.
3. Demonstrate leadership skills and abilities.
4. Demonstrate values of service to school and community.
5. Interested in becoming an educator

Rotary Club of Seminole Lake - Dudley Hastings Memorial

Sponsor:Rotary Club of Seminole Lake
Amount:One Award of $500
Use:2-4 Year Degree
Criteria:1. Must be a graduating student from Osceola High School
2. Minimum GPA of 2.0
3. Must be a member of the Interact Club at Osceola High
4. Must demonstrate values of service to school and community

Rotary Club of Seminole Lake - Evan Huffman Scholarship

Sponsor:Rotary Club of Seminole Lake
Amount:One Award of $500
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Seminole High School
2. Minimum GPA of 2.0
3. Students must demonstrate leadership skills and abilities.
4. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate values of service to school and community.
5. Financial need will be considered.

Rotary Club of Seminole Lake Scholarship

Sponsor:Rotary Club of Seminole Lake
Amount:Two Awards of $500 Each
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Osceola High School
2. Minimum GPA of 2.0.
3. Students must demonstrate leadership skills and abilities.
4. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate values of service to school and community.
5. Financial need will be considered.

Rotary Club of Seminole Vocational Scholarship

Sponsor:Rotary Club of Seminole
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Vocational Program ONLY
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Seminole High School.
2. Minimum GPA of 2.0
3. Attend Career Academy of Seminole or dual enrolled in PTEC
Special Requirements:An interview will be required to determine finalist(s) which will be set up directly by the Rotary Club of Seminole.

Ryan Wells Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor:Ryan Wells Foundation
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Vocational, 2 or 4 Year University-Must use for Culinary or Hospitality
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Dixie Hollins, Northeast, Osceola Fundamental, Tarpon Springs High School Students. *Exception-you may attend another Pinellas County Public High School if dual enrolled at Clearwater or St. Petersburg PTC in Culinary.
2. The student must have completed at least 3 semesters of culinary or hospitality courses at the high school level in Pinellas County
3. Minimum 2.5 GPA
4. The student must use the scholarship to enroll in a culinary or hospitality program within 1 year of high school graduation
5. Student involvement in clubs, sports, and/or volunteer organizations in or outside school will be looked upon favorably
6. Finalists must complete a face-to-face or phone interview with the Ryan Wells Foundation for final consideration.
Special Requirements:Send all of the following information to info@ryanwellsfoundation.com or mail to:
The Ryan Wells Foundation
3636 Woodridge Place
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Provide us with your name, home address, phone number and email address.

Provide us with a 1-2 sentence statement outlining your college plans, including what post-secondary institution (s) you intend to apply to and what degree(s) you are seeking to earn.

Provide us with a 300 word essay on your future plans in the culinary or hospitality industry.

Provide us with 1-2 letters of recommendation from a teacher, employer or another adult familiar with your culinary and/or hospitality skills. Letter should not come from an immediate family member.

Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Sponsor:Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Amount:One Award of $500
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students attending a Pinellas County public high school
2. A resident in the city of Safety Harbor.
3. Minimum GPA of 3.0
4. Demonstrated service to the community of Safety Harbor is required.

Scott and Joan Rose Scholarship

Sponsor:The Rose Family
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Four Year Degree - Florida Schools Only
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools.
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Pursue a degree in education.
4. Academic achievement, extracurricular activities and financial need will be considered.

St. Petersburg Civitan Club Scholarship

Sponsor:St. Petersburg Civitan Club
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from St. Petersburg High School
2. Must be part of Junior Civitan Club
3. Minimum GPA of 3.0
Special Requirements:Finalists may be interviewed by the Civitan Scholarship Committee

Stephen B. Katzaras Scholarship

Sponsor:The Katzaras Family
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Tarpon Springs High School
2. Greek Descent
3. Criteria are based upon financial need, school involvement, and community service.
Special Requirements:Selection Committee may set individual interview of selected finalists.

Suncoast Credit Union Scholarship

Sponsor:Suncoast Credit Union
Amount:Two Awards of $2000 Each
Use:TBD
Criteria:1. Senior in Pinellas County Schools 2. Low income

Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society Scholarship

Sponsor:Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Majoring in Music
Special Requirements:A recommendation by a Band Director, Music Teacher or other sponsor familiar with the applicant's character and seriousness of classic jazz is required.

A short essay stating the reason(s) why you deserve this scholarship and what your future intentions are.

Please mail these requirements by January 31st to:
Marilyn Heidtke
1005 Cordova Greens
Largo, FL 33777

Suncoast Tiger Bay Club Dorothy Walker Ruggles Democracy Scholarship

Sponsor:Suncoast Tiger Bay Club, Inc.
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Demonstrated leadership and interest in public affairs through extracurricular activities
4. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated financial need and strong academic achievement.
Special Requirements:Finalists will be notified by the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club and will be asked to submit additional items.

Sunrise Rotary Club - David Stout Scholarship

Sponsor:Sunrise Rotary Club
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Technical School preferrable PTEC
Criteria:1. Graduating students who have been dual enrolled in high school and PTEC are preferred.
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Must plan to seek a degree or certificate from Pinellas Technical Education Center or other approved technical school.

Superman Eddy Vasquez Scholarship

Sponsor:Private
Amount:One Award of $1,500
Use:Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating Students from Pinellas County High Schools (Preference given to Lakewood High School)
2. Business or Business related Majors
3. Preference Hispanic/Latino/Immigrant
Special Requirements:Finalists will be notified to provide a short personal video explaining why they should receive the scholarship

Tom C. Harris

Sponsor:The Harris Family
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from St. Petersburg High School
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Foreign Language 3rd year or higher
4. Qualities such as high personal and academic achievement, as well as high ethical standards, are essential.
5. Financial need will be considered.

Tom E. Halley & Carl W. Parks Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Halley Family
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public Schools
2. GPA between 2.0 and 3.0
3. Consideration will be given to students that have volunteered, participated in extracurricular activities, clubs, sports, or been employed.
Special Requirements:Semi-Finalists must attend a personal interview.

Treasure Island Art Guild Visual Arts Scholarship

Sponsor:Treasure Island Art Guild
Amount:One Award of $1,500.00
Use:2-4 Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating Seniors from Pinellas County Public School
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Must major in visual arts
4. Selection Committee will consider students career goals and art experience
Special Requirements:Students must provide a digital portfolio of 6-10 images highlighting your original work via web link, DVD or jump drive by January 31st. Please email or send to: inbox@treasureislandartguild.org or
Treasure Island Art Guild Scholarship Committee
PO Box 47001
St. Petersburg, FL 33743

Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Education Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor:Upper Tampa Bay Chamber
Amount:One Award of $2,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from East Lake High School
2. Household income less than $30,000 annually. Preference will be given to students that live in the city limits of Oldsmar and students that are looking for technical schools.
Special Requirements:Sponsor may contact semi-finalists to complete an additional essay.

Violet Milne McIntyre Scholarship

Sponsor:McIntyre Family
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public Schools
2. Minimum 2.5 GPA
3. Financial Need
4. Passion for writing

William "Bill" Swales - Public Works Academy Cadet Scholarship

Sponsor:Public Works Academy
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Public Works Vocational Program through the Pinellas Technical College
Criteria:1. High School Diploma or GED 2. Valid Driver's License 3. Meet Program General Admissions eligibility requirements at http://www.pcsb.org
Special Requirements:1. Two letters of reference from non-family individuals. 2. A typed letter of interest no longer than two pages (250 to 500 words), which summarizes the following: a. Why you are interested in serving in the field of Public Works b. How this scholarship will enhance your career goals 3. Your financial need 4. Please submit these documents to Ray Gorman, Program Coordinator, PTC at gormanra@pcsb.org