Scholarship Catalog

Aida White Memorial

Sponsor:Pinellas Education Foundation
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university
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

Sponsor:The Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association, Inc.
Amount:One Award up $2,000
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
2. Students must use scholarship to further studies in jazz.
3. Must participate in a jazz band during their senior year.
Special Requirements:1. Students must submit a written essay (minimum of 100 words) on the topic “What jazz means in my life” along with a band director’s recommendation.
2. Please send all submissions to: Scholarship Committee Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association P.O. Box 2240 St. Petersburg, FL 33731-2240

Argel Jordan

Sponsor:Rotary Club of Seminole Lake
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university or vocational-technical education program
Criteria:1. Minimum overall GPA of 2.0.
2.Students must demonstrate leadership skills and abilities.
3.Preference will be given to students who demonstrate values of service to school and community.
4.Financial need will be considered.
5. Must attend Osceola High School
6. Interested in becoming an educator.

Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association

Sponsor:Skillstorm
Amount:Number of awards and amounts vary
Use:Two-four year Florida College or University
Criteria:1. Pinellas County Public High School
2. Must be enrolled in programs or pursuing classes related to electronics, electronic communications, electrical engineering, information systems, computer technology, physics, or mathematics
3. Students must have participated in academic achievement, community service, and extracurricular activities. Financial need will be considered.
4. Special consideration will be given to applications affiliated with the Military, or ROTC
5. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (unweighted) on a 4.0 scale.

Bay Area Manufacturers

Sponsor:BAMA
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university or vocational-technical education program.
Criteria:1. Graduating students from a Pinellas County public high school
2. Demonstrate financial need for educational assistance.
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. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.

Beth Marshner Memorial

Sponsor:The Marshner Family
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:Four year college/ university.
Criteria:1. Graduating from a Pinellas County public high school
2. Students must plan to seek a degree or certification from a four year college/university.
3. Students must have completed Spanish IV
4. Minimum GPA of 3.0
5. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate values of service to school and community, leadership, and good character.
6. Preference will be given to students planning a career in foreign language education.

Bob Bentz Hurricane Soccer

Sponsor:Hurricane Soccer Boosters, Inc.
Amount:Number of awards and amounts will vary
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. On PHUHS Varsity soccer team for a minimum of two years
2. Attend Palm Harbor University High School
Special Requirements:Qualifying applicants will be contacted directly to write an essay about; "What has Hurricane Soccer meant to them and its impact on their future"

Boca Ciega High School Class of '55 Memorial

Sponsor:BCHS Alumni
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university or vocational-technical education program.
Criteria:1. High Ethical Standards
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Boca Ciega High School Senior

Byrne Johnston Memorial

Sponsor:The Johnston Family
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university or vocational-technical education program
Criteria:1. Graduating Pinellas County Public High School students
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. School and community involvement
4. Leadership potential
5. Financial need

Caregivers Youth

Sponsor:Caregivers Support Network
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:Two/Four Year College/University
Criteria:Student must be a graduating senior with a GPA of at least a 2.5. Student must have past or present responsibilities in care giving for a family member or someone living in your home.
Special Requirements:1. The applicants must email to Mratcliff@caregiverssupportnetwork.org the additional information
2. 500 word essay (Topic: Your responsibilities of being a youth caregiver and how the experience affected your life and future goals)

Charles E. Taylor Memorial

Sponsor:National Aviation Academy
Amount:Up to seventeen awards of $1,000 each
Use:
Criteria:1. Applicants must plan on attending National Aviation Academy.
Special Requirements:1. The applicants must mail the additional information to National Aviation Academy 6225 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33760 Attn: Karen Acker
2. Essay on topic “How a Career in Aviation Helps Me Accomplish My Future Goals”
3. Submission of 2 letters of recommendation (1 personal/1 professional).
4. Applicant will also be required to complete a successful admissions interview and pass the NAA Entrance Exam. Applicants must also complete ONLINE application located at http://www.naa.edu/Aviation_Maintenance_Application.asp

Christine Baker Memorial

Sponsor:The Pirate Alumni Chorus
Amount:One award of $1000
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Attend Boca Ciega High School
2. Leadership in music field
3. A mimimum GPA of 3.0
4. Attend accredited institution and pursue degree related to music
Special Requirements:1. Letter of recommendation from a school official regarding character & efficiency of applicant.
2. An essay regarding your plans after college.
This should be sent to: 7302 1st Avenue N. St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Clearwater Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta

Sponsor:Clearwater Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Amount:Two(2) - $1,000 scholarships
Use:4 year degree
Criteria:1. Graduating senior of African American heritage
2. Must have minimum of 2.75 grade point average
3. Must be actively involved in community service
4. Must reside north of Ulmerton Road
Special Requirements:1. Must submit official transcripts
2. Must submit two(2) letters of recommendation
3. Must submit an additional 250 word essay, Topic: What do you think is an important issue affecting young adults today and why?
4. Must complete and submit the additional application at http://www.clearwaterdst.org
Additional requirements should be sent to: Clearwater Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Attn: Scholarships
PO Box 8264
Clearwater, FL 33758

Clearwater High Class of '65

Sponsor:Clearwater High School Alumni
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university or vocational-technical education program.
Criteria:1. Clearwater High School Student
2. Minimum GPA 2.5

Clearwater High Class of '68

Sponsor:Clearwater High School Alumni
Amount:One award of $500
Use:Two-four year college/universtiy or vocational-technical education program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Clearwater High School or a graduating student from any Pinellas County public high school who is the son or daughter of a member of the Clearwater High Class of 1968.
2. Minimum 2.8 GPA
3. Demonstrated school and/or community involvement.
4. Applicant must provide name of Parent that was in the Clearwater High School class of 1968
5. Preference may be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
Special Requirements:1. Finalists may be interviewed directly by sponsor

Clearwater High School Alumni

Sponsor:Clearwater High School Alumni Association
Amount:One award of $1,000.00
Use:2 or 4 year degree
Criteria:1. Student must attend Clearwater High School
2. Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
Special Requirements:Please provide a short as to why you want to receive this scholarship. This should be emailed to Ms. Burr at LKBurr2@gmail.com with Clearwater High School Scholarship in the subject line.

Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Sponsor:The Sherri Callahan Memorial and Jack Spalding Memorial Scholarships
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:Two/Four Year College/University
Criteria:1. Student must have a 2.75 GPA or greater
2. Must be a graduating senior from Pinellas County Public Schools
3. Have a history of study and performance of jazz music.

Cougar Career Center

Sponsor:Cougar Career Center
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:
Criteria:1. Countryside High School Graduating Senior
2. Minimum of 3.0 Grade Point Average
Special Requirements:1. If you are a finalist, a personal interview may be required with the The Cougar Career Center Advisory Committee.
2. 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

Sponsor:Pinellas Park High School
Amount:One award of $1,000.00
Use:2 or 4 year degree
Criteria:1. Pinellas Park High School Student Criminal Justice Program
2. Overall GPA 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in criminal justice and law-related classes.
3. Consideration will also be given to the student’s continued interest in law-related studies, community service, disciplinary record and high-school attendance.

David Stout - Sunrise Rotary

Sponsor:Sunrise Rotary
Amount:1 award of $1,500
Use:PTEC
Criteria:1. Graduating high school seniors, who have been dual enrolled in high school and PTEC are preferred. However, any graduating senior from Pinellas County High Schools planning to attend PTEC are eligible
2. Must plan to seek a degree or certificate from Pinellas Technical Education Center.
3. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Derby Lane

Sponsor:St. Petersburg Kennel Club
Amount:3 awards of $1,000 each per Pinellas County Public High School
Use:Two-four year college/university or vocational- technical education program in Florida.
Criteria:1. Educational goals and aspirations will be considered
2. Required to attend a school in Florida.

Deviny Boese Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:The Deviny Boese Foundation
Amount:One Award of $2,500
Use:Two or Four Year college/university
Criteria:1. Students must be a graduating Pinellas County Public High School student (Preference given to Osceola and Seminole students)
2. Students must have a minimum grade point age of 3.0
3. Students must have cheerleader experience and participate their senior year (High school team or All-Star Team),
4. Students with Orthodontic majors will be given preference.
Special Requirements:1. 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”
2. Top Candidates will be required to attend a personal interview.
3.Scholarship recipient will be required to attend “Rock Solid All-Star Year End Banquet”

Doug Jamerson Memorial

Sponsor:Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university.
Criteria:1. The student must attend either Gibbs High School, St. Petersburg High School or Lakewood High School OR the student must reside in zip codes 33705, 33711 or 33712
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. Jerry Runkle Memorial Scholarship for Foster Children

Sponsor:The Runkle Family
Amount:One award of $500
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating students from a Pinellas County public high school
2. Demonstrate financial need for educational assistance.
3. Applicants must be foster children.
4. Minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.
5. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate values of service to school and community, leadership, and good character. Preference will also be given to students pursuing degrees in mathematics, philosophy or engineering.

East Lake High School SGA Rachel Murray

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 3.0 GPA
3. Must exhibit leadership as an officer in either a club or a student-run organization.

Emily Lester Memorial

Sponsor:The Lester Family
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:
Criteria:1. Graduating from St. Petersburg High School
2. Reaching to obtain a 4 year degree.
Special Requirements:An additional 500 word essay describing an obstacle they have overcome and how they have turned it into a positive in their life. This should be emailed to pplester169@aol.com and the subject line should read :"Essay - Emily Lester Memorial Scholarship"

Eugenia L. Berry - Friends of Clearwater Library

Sponsor:Clearwater Public Library
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:An accredited Four year College or University
Criteria:1. Attend any Pinellas County public high school
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0.
3. Student must also be of good moral character. In addition, applicants should have demonstrated outstanding leadership ability during their high school experience as evidenced by service to school and community.
4. Special consideration will be given to applicants who support the area of library science either through volunteer work, or plan to pursue a career in library science
Special Requirements:Applicants must submit a one page statement setting forth
1) Biographical sketch
2) Educational Goals
3) Vocational aspirations

Should also include at least one character reference attesting to the students moral standing.

Please mail to:
Mrs. Jacquelyn DiMarco
3154 Valemoor Drive,
Palm Harbor, FL 34685

Evan Huffman

Sponsor:Rotary Club of Seminole Lake
Amount:One award of $500
Use:Two-four year college/university or vocational-technical education program.
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Seminole High School
2. Minimum overall 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.

F. Joseph Burns, III

Sponsor:The Burns Family
Amount:Two awards of $1,000- 1 male and 1 female
Use:Two-four year college/university.
Criteria:1. Must be current graduating students from Northeast High School
2. Demonstrate a desire to improve themselves
3. The recipient will be selected from applicants who seek a degree at a two or four-year college/university.
4. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
5. Preference will be given to applicants who are involved in school activities, preferably sports.

Fallen Officers Scholarship

Sponsor:Hammerheads
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Preference given to graduating students from Gibbs High School
2. Household income less than $70,000
3. Student must have completed a minimum of 75 hours of community service.
Special Requirements:Students must complete an additional essay entitled "What does personal sacrifice mean to ou and what role do you think it should play in American society?" This essay should be emailed to csaxer1@verizon.net no later than December 31st.

Frances Shaw Stavros

Sponsor:The Stavros Family
Amount:Number of awards and amounts vary
Use:Eckerd College
Criteria:1. Graduating students from a Pinellas County public high school
2. Attend Eckerd College
3. Minimum GPA of 3.2
4. Demonstrate strong leadership and community service.
The award may be renewable if conditional guidelines are met by the recipient through the senior year at Eckerd College.

GFWC North Pinellas Woman's Club

Sponsor:GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club
Amount:One $1,000 Scholarship
Use:
Criteria:1. Must be a "Member of GFWC Juniorette Club for at least 2 years and been an officer or chairperson 2. Demonstrated strong leadership and community service
3. Minimum of a 3.0 unweighted grade point average

Girlfriends of Pinellas

Sponsor:Girlfriends of Pinellas
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:
Criteria:Students must be
1. Graduating Female Seniors at any Pinellas County Public High School
2. Must have been an active Girlfriend Member for the time she has been in high school
3. Must have a minimum of a 3.0 or above grade point average
Special Requirements:Students may be required to do a final special activity for the screening committee.

Gulf Coast Giving Scholarship

Sponsor:Gulf Coast Giving
Amount:One award of $2,500
Use:
Criteria:1. Graduating seniors from Pinellas County Public Schools
2. 3.0 minimum grade point average
3. Household income that is $50,000 or under
4.The student must be involved in clubs and sports
5. Must attend a Florida college.
Special Requirements:Finalist interview may be deemed by sponsor.

Harry Danielson, Ed.D. Memorial

Sponsor:The Danielson Family
Amount:One award of $500
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating students from a Pinellas County public high school.
2. Applicants must have a 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:One $5,000 award - renewable on conditional guidelines
Use:Two-four year college/university / technical school
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

Sponsor:The Ellis Foundation
Amount:Two $5,000 awards, Five $2,000 awards, Five $1,000 awards
Use:Two-four year college/university
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

Sponsor:The Ellis Foundation
Amount:One $2,000 award- renewable on conditional guidelines
Use:Two-four year college/university
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

Sponsor:The Allen Family
Amount:Number of awards and amounts vary
Use:Four-year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating seniors from Pinellas County Schools
2. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
3. A minimum SAT of 1000 or a minimum ACT of 20.
4. Applicants must be planning to pursue a degree in education.
5. Financial need will be considered.
NOTE: Preference given to African American students
Special Requirements:1. Final candidates will be required to complete and additional essay and interview with the sponsor.
2. All chosen candidates to receive any of the Allen's scholarships are required to attend and participate in the Allen's annual Tribute to Leadership of Excellence award function.

J. Howard Hinesley Music and Art Education Scholarship

Sponsor:Pinellas Education Foundation
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:Two-four year Florida College or University
Criteria:1. Graduating students from St. Petersburg High School
2. Must plan to seek a degree or certification from a two-four year college/ university.
3. Minimum GPA of 3.0
4. Minimum 1100 on the Standard Aptitude Test (SAT).
5. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate values of service to school and community, leadership, and good character.

Jimi Huffman Memorial

Sponsor:The Huffman Family
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Dunedin High School
2. Member of the varsity baseball team
3.Strong work ethic, dedication, discipline, positive mental attitude, and demonstrate team work.

John Allen and John Blank Memorial

Sponsor:The Blank Family
Amount:One award of $800
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Minimum GPA of 3.0
2. Child of a classroom teacher
3. Shows interest in the arts

Financial aid will be considered

John Anthony Barretto Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:The Barretto Family
Amount:One award of $1,500
Use:Florida State University
Criteria:1. Graduating senior from Seminole High School
2. GPA of 3.5.
3. Student must be an athlete with strong verbal skills, and an aptitude for writing.
4. Student must aspire to attend Florida State University
5. Pursing a career in law

John C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:The Anderson Family
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:
Criteria:1. Student must be involved in PAL (Police Athletic League)
2. Student must have a 2.5 GPA or above
3. Student must be involved in the community.
Special Requirements:In addition, to be considered for the scholarship you must send a short essay describing your experience with the Police Athletic League (PAL) and what it meant to you.

Send the essay to ""rwa@procyondirect.com"" and use ""JCA Scholarship Application"" as the subject line.

John J. Todia, III Arts Scholarship

Sponsor:INDIAN ROCKS BEACH ROTARY FOUNDATION, INC.
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:
Criteria:1. Student preference for major in art, music or performing arts;
2. must have participated in activities relating to art, music or performing arts;
3. Prefer Indian Rocks Beach area student who attends Largo, Seminole or Osceola High School;
4. Preference given to students demonstrating values of service to school, community, leadership and good character.
Special Requirements:Finalists may:
1. Be Intereviewed directly by sponsor
2. Requested to provide a sample of artistic work(s).

Kiwanis Club of Seminole - Seminole High School

Sponsor:Kiwanis Club of Seminole
Amount:One award amount will vary
Use:Four year university that is part of the State of Florida University System
Criteria:1. Graduating Seminole High School
2. Academic achievement, SAT scores
3. Community services
4. Financial need.

L. Bary Santy Memorial-Public Works Academy

Sponsor:Pinellas Public Works Academy
Amount:Up to five awards of $1,000 each
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating from a Pinellas County public high school.
2. Students must demonstrate strong academic achievement in the areas of math and science, values of service to school and community, and financial need.
3. Students 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:Additional 200-500 word typewritten essay entitled "What has influenced you the most in pursing your education".

Please submit this essay to: bswales@tampabay.rr.com in the subject line please indicate : Essay for Scholarship

Largo Lions Foundation

Sponsor:Largo Lions Club
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Any
Criteria:1. Student must be a resident of Largo
2. Student must demonstrate a high level of volunteerism in school and/or community
3. Student must show they have faced and overcome a major life obstacle
Special Requirements:Student should complete an essay explaining a major life obstacle they were faced with an overcome. Please define the obstacle and how you overcame it. Student should email the essay to dstmartin47@hotmail.com and put in subject line Largo Lions Scholarship.

Lorraine Grant Memorial / Kiwanis Club of Seminole Foundation

Sponsor:Kiwanis Club of Seminole Foundation
Amount:One award amount will vary
Use:Four year university that is part of the State of Florida University System
Criteria:1. Female student
2. Graduating Seminole High School
3. A strong emphasis is placed on community service involving young children.
4. The student must attend a four - year college within the State of Florida University System.

Lynch Family Legacy

Sponsor:John Lynch Foundation
Amount:Two Awards of $2,500.00 each
Use:2 or 4 year degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from a Pinellas County public high school
2. Minimum GPA of 3.2
3. Demonstrate strong leadership and community service.

Margaret Hackworth Memorial

Sponsor:Pinellas Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Amount:One award of $500
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating students from a Pinellas County public high school.
2. Planning to seek a degree or certificate in mathematics education.
3. A minimum GPA of 3.0
4. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need and service to their school and community.

Marjorie Campbell Johnson-Kiwanis Club of Seminole Foundation - First Category

Sponsor:Kiwanis of Seminole Foundation
Amount:Number of awards and amounts vary
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating from Seminole High School
2. Reside in the Seminole area
3. Based upon the following factors: financial need, academic achievement, ability to succeed, community service, school service, and standardized test scores.
4. Emphasis may be placed on community and school service.

Mark Huntington Pruitt Memorial

Sponsor:Mark Huntington Pruitt Estate
Amount:Number of awards and amounts vary
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating students from St. Petersburg High School
2. Plan to pursue a four-year Bachelor of Science Degree
3. Demonstrate values of service to school and community
4. Demonstrate leadership and academic achievement
5. Applicants must be in the top 20% of their graduating class
6. Financial need will be considered

Matt Fischer Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Unknown
Amount:Three Awards of $1,000
Use:
Criteria:Students must be
1. Graduating Seniors of either Northeast High School or Seminole Vocational Center.

Mike June Memorial

Sponsor:Hurricane Football Boosters
Amount:Two awards of $1,000 each
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Palm Harbor University High School
2. Member of the varsity football team for a minimum of two years
3. Minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 is required
4. Parents must be members of the Booster Club.
Special Requirements:Student Must complete online application with Pinellas Education Foundation. 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 the end of the Pinellas Education Foundation's online application period.

Monte Irvin Scholarship

Sponsor:Rays Baseball Foundation
Amount:Two awards of $1,000 each
Use:2 or 4 year Degree
Criteria:Applicant must be a graduating high school senior and plan to attend either a 2 or 4 year college
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: jpatterson@raysbaseball.com by January 31st.

Osceola High School PTSA

Sponsor:Osceola High School PTSA
Amount:Two awards of $500
Use:Two-four year college/university or vocational-technical education program
Criteria:1. Graduating Osceola High School
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Financial need will be considered.

P.E.O. Chapter DA Florida Scholarship

Sponsor:P.E.O Chapter DA Florida
Amount:One award of $1,000.00
Use:Must attend a 2-4 year degree
Criteria:

Palm Harbor University Cheerleading Booster Club

Sponsor:Palm Harbor University Cheerleading Booster Club
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Any college
Criteria:Students must:
1. Be a Palm Harbor University High School Senior and on the cheerleading squad during the current school year
2. Family must be a member of the Cheerleader Booster Club
3. Have a 2.0 or above grade point average
Special Requirements:Students must complete additional requirements and submit to Mrs. Meredith Kluis at meredith.kluis@gmail.com on or before January 20, 2014.
1. A 500-1000 word essay on ""What it means to be a Palm Harbor University Cheerleader""
2. Submit 2 teacher Recommendations

Paul A. Pollak Memorial

Sponsor:The Pollak Family
Amount:One award of $500
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating students from St. Petersburg High School
2. Student must plan to pursue a degree in Education

PCTA Christa McAuliffe Memorial

Sponsor:Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association
Amount:Up to two awards of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating students attending a Pinellas County public high school.
2. Applicants must pursue a career in education.

Phi Beta Kappa Alumni

Sponsor:Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Tampa Bay
Amount:One award of $2,500
Use:Four year college or university
Criteria:1. Applicants must have at least 4.5 weighted or 3.8 unweighted GPA
2. Combined SAT score of a least 2100 (math, critical reading & writing) or atleast a 32 ACT score.
3. Demonstrated record of leadership and service.
4. Applicants must intend to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in the liberal arts or sciences at a four-year college or university.

Pinellas All-Star Football Classic

Sponsor:Seminole High School
Amount:Number of awards and amounts vary
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating Senior student football players
2. Completed the tackle football season on the varsity team during their graduating year
3.Minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5
Special Requirements:Please send a signed approval letter from your head coach to:
Sam Roper at bamahawks@aol.com

Pinellas All-Star Football Classic Cheerleader

Sponsor:Seminole High School
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating Pinellas County Schools
2. Must be on the school squad your graduating year to apply and participated at-least 2 years on varsity team.
3. A minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5 is required.
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

Pinellas Association of School Administrators

Sponsor:Pinellas Administrator Association
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university or vocational-technical education program
Criteria:1. Graduating Pinellas County Public High School
2. Parents are members of the PAA
3. Minimum GPA of 2.5

Pinellas Promise Music Education Scholarship

Sponsor:Music Education
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Pinellas Public High School
2. Pursue a career in music education
3. Minimum GPA 2.5
4.Community service hours
5. Financial need will be considered.

Pinellas Public Defenders Office

Sponsor:Public Defender's Office-6th Circuit
Amount:Number of awards and amounts vary
Use:Two-four year college/university or vocational-technical program
Criteria:1. Any Pinellas County public High School
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:any Florida college
Criteria:1. Applicants may not be related by blood or marriage to any current or former Pinellas Park Police employee.
2. Applicants must be students of the Criminal Justice Academy at Pinellas Park High School.
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

Ray Peacock Memorial

Sponsor:The Peacock Family
Amount:One scholarship of $2,000
Use:Four year College within the state of Florida University System.
Criteria:1. Must attend Clearwater High School
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
3. Have financial need.
4. Must attend the University of Florida.

Richard Allen Memorial

Sponsor:Pinellas Park High School
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas Park High School
2. Minimum GPA of 2.6
3. Demonstrated school and community service.

Richard Jones Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:BCHS Alumni
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:
Criteria:1. Graduating seniors from Boca Ceiga High School
2. Minimum GPA 3.0
3. Plan to seek a degree in Education.
Special Requirements:A short letter of recommedation from a school official. Please send to 7302 1st Avenue N. St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Rotary Club of Dunedin

Sponsor:Rotary Club of Dunedin
Amount:Number of awards and amount may vary
Use:Two-four year college/university or vocational-technical education program. Preference will be given to students who plan to attend a Florida school.
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Dunedin High School, or a resident of the Dunedin High School district who attends a magnet school program.
2. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA with competitive standardized test scores.
3. Technical or vocational school applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to apply.
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.

A number of awards will be available each year and some are possiby renewable.

Rotary Club of Seminole Academic Scholarship

Sponsor:Rotary Club of Seminole
Amount:up to Four awards of $1,500
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Seminole High School Student
2. Household Income under $100,000.00
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 Vocational Scholarship

Sponsor:Rotary Club of Seminole
Amount:up to Six Awards of $1,000each
Use:Must utilize the scholarship obtain vocational training
Criteria:1. Current PTEC student who has completed one grading period and has 2 additional grading periods to complete.
Special Requirements:An interview will be required to determine finalist(s) which will be set up directly by the Rotary Club of Seminole.

Rotary of North Dunedin

Sponsor:Rotary of North Dunedin
Amount:
Use:
Criteria:

Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce-Debbie White

Sponsor:Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Amount:Number of awards and amounts vary
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating students attending a Pinellas County public high school
2. A resident in the city of Safety Harbor.
3. Plans to pursue a degree.
4. Minimum GPA of 3.0
5. Demonstrated service to the community is required.

Scott and Joan Rose

Sponsor:The Rose Family
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Four year college/univeristy in Florida.
Criteria:1. Graduating students attending a Pinellas County public high school.
2. Applicants must pursue a degree in education.
3. Must attend a 4 year public State University in Florida
4. Academic achievement, extracurricular activities and financial need will be considered.

Spirit of Health Care Community Service

Sponsor:Morton Plant/Mease
Amount:Two awards of $500 each
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating students from the Center for Wellness and Medical Professions at Palm Harbor University High School
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
3. Students must demonstrate superior achievement and motivation toward advancing his/her education in amedical field.
4. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate values of service to school and community, leadership, and good character.
5. The student must be pursuing a medically orientated degree through a post secondary institution.
Special Requirements:1. Applicants must send a one page, single spaced essay about their volunteer service and community service involvement while enrolled at the Center for Wellness and Medical Professions. The essay must first address how their volunteer experience in the community has helped them in their career choices, and secondly how they have made a significant contribution to the community through their volunteer efforts. The essay must be factual and include examples of their experiences.
2. Students must include their volunteer hour log.
3. A letter from a teacher must be included verifying and documenting the volunteer hours and their current GPA.
4. The student must also send a current picture to be used in a newsletter.

Mail the essay, volunteer hour log and the letter from a teacher to:

Debbie Covert
C/O Morton Plant / Mease
818 Milwaukee Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698

St. Petersburg Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Sponsor:St. Petersburg Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Amount:One $1,000 Award
Use:Must be used to obtain a 2 year or 4 year degree
Criteria:Applicants must be African American students with a minimum weighted GPA of 2.5 that live south of Ulmerton Road

St. Petersburg Civitan Club

Sponsor:St. Petersburg Civitan Club
Amount:At least two awards up to $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university.
Criteria:1. Graduating students from St. Petersburg High School
2. A minimum GPA of 3.0 for the junior year and SAT and ACT scores are required.
3. Applicant's demonstration of school and community service will be considered along with membership in the Civitan Club.
Special Requirements:Finalists may be interviewed by the Civitan Scholarship Committee, each of whom will be required to bring an essay of about 200 words on, "Civic Responsibility" to the interview along with a summary of their participation in Civitan activities.

St. Petersburg Road Runners Club

Sponsor:St. Petersburg Road Runners Club
Amount:
Use:
Criteria:Any Pinellas County Public High School Must be in Cross Country and/or track Minimum GPA of 2.5

Stephen B. Katzaras

Sponsor:The Katzaras Family
Amount:Two awards of $1,000.00 each
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating Tarpon Springs High School
2. Greek Descent
3. Criteria are based upon financial need, school involvement, community service, and GPA.
Special Requirements:Selection Committee may set individual interview of selected finalists.

Steve Georgiadis Memorial

Sponsor:Georgiadis Family
Amount:One award of $2,000
Use:Two-four year college/university or vocational-technical education program.
Criteria:1. Graduating Pinellas County Public School
2. Baseball players in the Pinellas County School District
3. Demonstrated values of teamwork, leadership and a love for the game

Suncoast Dixieland Jazz and Suncoast Jazz Classic

Sponsor:Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society and Suncoast Jazz Classic
Amount:Awards will vary
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating Pinellas County public High School students
2. Majoring in Music
3. Additional requirements
Special Requirements:1. A recommendation by a Band Director, Music Teacher or other sponsor familiar with the applicant's character and seriousness of classic jazz is required.
2. A short essay stating the reason(s) why you deserve this scholarship and what your future intentions are.

Please mail these requirements to:
Marilyn Heidtke
704 Cordova Greens
Largo
FL, 33777

The scholarship is renewable at their discretion and depending upon funds available and number of deserving new applicants.

Suncoast Tiger Bay Club Dorothy Walker Ruggles Democracy

Sponsor:Suncoast Tiger Bay Club, Inc.
Amount:Two awards of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating students from a Pinellas County public high school
2. Minimum cumulative 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.s
Special Requirements:You will be notified directly by the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club, Inc. if you are a finalist and where to send your additional submission items.

The Libby Kay Passionate Scholarship Award

Sponsor:The Kay Family
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Any College
Criteria:1. Must have demonstrated significant improvement in GPA and related Honors Recognition
2. 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:If qualified they will need to provide an essay to Mr. Kay at libbykay62@yahoo.com entitled “My passion for a profession and how that profession helps others”, emailed to Mr. Kay. The subject line should be entitled Libby Kay Passionate Scholarship Award – and students name in subject line.

The Palms of Largo Volunteers-Graduating Seniors Serving Seniors

Sponsor:Caregivers Support Network- Palms of Largo
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:
Criteria:1. Must volunteer a minimum of 100 hours at the Palms of Largo
2. Must have at least a 2.5 grade point average
Special Requirements:Students that have met the requirement of being a volunteer at the Palms of Largo campus should complete an additional 500 word essay on the topic of "Your responsibilities of being a volunteer Caregiver at the Palms of Largo and how the expierence affected and changed your life and future goals". This essay should be emailed to mratcliff@caregiverssupportnetwork.org and subject line should read "Palms of Largo Scholarship".

The Ryan Wells Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor:The Ryan Wells Foundation
Amount:Number of awards and amount may vary
Use:Culinary or Hospitality at a Vo-tech to a four year college
Criteria:1. The student must have completed at least 3 semesters of culinary or hospitality courses at the high school level in Pinellas County
2. The student must have a G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher
3. The student must use the scholarship to enroll in a culinary or hospitality program within 1 year of high school graduation
4. Student involvement in clubs, sports, and/or volunteer organizations in or outside school will be looked upon favorably so please notate involvement on application
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
1. Provide us with your name, home address, phone number and email address.
2. Provide us with a statement outlining your college plans, including what school(s) you intent to apply to and what degree(s) you are seeking to earn.
3. Provide us with a 300 word essay on your future plans in the culinary or hospitality industry.
4. Provide us with 1-2 letters of recommendation from a teacher, employer or another adult familiar with your culinary and/or hospitality skills.

Applicants may be contacted to schedule a phone or face-to-face interview for further consideration.

Tom C. Harris

Sponsor:The Harris Family
Amount:One or more award of $600
Use:Two-four year college/university
Criteria:1. Graduating students from St. Petersburg High School 2. Excelling in a Foreign language, third year or higher. 3. The pursuit of a four-year degree is required. 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 $1,000.00
Use:For a full time student either at technical, 2 or 4 year college
Criteria:1. Any school in Pinellas County
2. A 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:Finalists must attend a personal interview

Tom Petit Memorial

Sponsor:The Petit Family
Amount:One award of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university or vocational-technical education program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from St. Petersburg High School
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Preference will also be given to athletes.
4. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate values of service to school and community, and financial need.
Special Requirements:Submit a paragraph about how humor has affected your life and email it to: roseannepetit@yahoo.com

Tyler's Turnaround Academic Scholarship

Sponsor:David Tyler
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two-four year college/university or vocational-technical education program
Criteria:1. Household income of under $75,000.00
2. Must play on any varsity team as a senior
3. Increased GPA by atleast .3 from junior year to senior year
4. GPA of between 2.0 and 3.0
5. High Ethical standards
6. Must attend Pinellas Park High School
7. Final interview may be required