Scholarship Catalog

Aida White Memorial

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
Special Requirements:1. Finalists will be emailed a topic directly to complete an additional essay on. All directions will be in the email.

Al Downing Jazz Education

Sponsor:The Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association, Inc.
Amount:One Award up to $2,000
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:1. 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.
2. 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

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 that are residents of St. Petersburg
2. Minimum GPA 3.0
3. Preference given but not required for students that are in Foster Care homes.

Argel Jordan

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.
6. Financial need will be considered

Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association

Sponsor:AFCEA
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

Sponsor:BAMA
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 3.5
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. Demonstrate financial need for educational assistance.

Beth Marshner Memorial

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

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.

Boca Ciega High School Class of '55 Memorial

Sponsor:BCHS Alumni
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Boca Ciega High School High
2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Ethical Standards

Byrne Johnston Memorial

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
Special Requirements:1. Finalists will be emailed a topic directly to complete an additional essay on. All directions will be in the email.

Caregivers Youth

Sponsor:Caregivers Support Network
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 your home.
Special Requirements:1. Additional 250 word essay with topic "Your responsibilities of being a youth caregiver and how the experience affected your life and future goals" emailed to mratcliff@caregiverssupportnetwork.org by January 31st subject line should read "Caregiver Youth Scholarship.

Catalina

Sponsor:Catalina Marketing
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Northeast High School
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. The award is limited to students needing financial assistance
4. Demonstrated community involvement.
Special Requirements:1. Finalists will be emailed a topic directly to complete an additional essay on. All directions will be in the email.

Christine Baker Memorial

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. 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.
These should be sent by January 31st to:
7302 1st Avenue N. St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Clearwater High Class of '65

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

Clearwater High Class of '68

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:1. Finalists may be interviewed directly by sponsor

Clearwater High School Alumni

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
Special Requirements:

Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Sponsor:The Sherri Callahan Memorial and Jack Spalding Memorial Scholarships
Amount:Two Awards of $1,500
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

Sponsor:Cougar 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: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
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 Memorial

Sponsor:Journey's in Journalism
Amount:Awards & Amounts May vary
Use:Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Lakewood High School
2. Student must plan to pursue degree in journalism/multimedia/communications or related fields
Special Requirements:1. Additional short essay describing what impact the journalism program has had on your life and future plans. This should also include a discussion about what good journalism does for the world. This should be emailed no later than January 31st to Gretchen.letterman@gmail.com with the subject line "Cynda Mort Scholarship"

Dan DiCicco Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:DiCicco Family Foundation
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 a Law Enforcement major

David & Eugenia L. Berry - Friends of Clearwater Library

Sponsor:Clearwater Public Library
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. 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 by January 31st to:
Mrs. Jacquelyn DiMarco
3154 Valemoor Drive,
Palm Harbor, FL 34685

David Stout - Sunrise Rotary

Sponsor:Sunrise Rotary
Amount:One Award of $1,500
Use:Technical School preferrable PTEC
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Boca Ciega, Dixie Hollins, Gibbs, Northeast, Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg High Schools.
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.

DeLoach & Hofstra PA Law Scholarship

Sponsor:DeLoach & Hofstra
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:1. 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

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:1. Submit official transcripts
2. Submit two letters of recommendation
3. Complete and submit an additional application on the www.clearwaterdst.org website.
Submit all additional information to
PO Box 8264
Clearwater, FL 33758

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-St. Petersburg Chapter

Sponsor:Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-St. Petersburg Chapter
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. Must be African American students with
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: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” no later than January 31st
2. Submit a letter of recommendation from your current high school/all star cheerleading coach.
3. Top Candidates will be required to attend a personal interview.
4.Scholarship recipient will be required to attend “Deviny Boese Foundation July event”

Dorothy Bowes-Nee Memorial

Sponsor:Family of Dorothy Bowes-Nee
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:St. Petersburg College
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Clearwater High School
2. Students attending St. Petersburg College
Special Requirements:1. Finalists will be emailed an essay topic and detailed instructions directly.

Doug Jamerson Memorial

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 OR resides 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. 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 St. Petersburg High School
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Minimum 1100 on the Standard Aptitude Test (SAT).
4. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate values of service to school and community, leadership, and good character.
Special Requirements:1. Finalists will be emailed a topic directly to complete an additional essay on. All directions will be in the email.

Dr. Jerry Runkle Memorial Scholarship for Foster Children

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 service to school and community, leadership, and good character.
6. Preference will also be given to students pursuing degrees in mathematics, philosophy or engineering.

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
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0

Drew Factor

Sponsor:The Factor 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. Must be in honors or IB program

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 GPA of 3.0
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:Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating student from St. Petersburg High School
Special Requirements:1. 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" by January 31st.

Evan Huffman

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.

F. Joseph Burns, III

Sponsor:The Burns Family
Amount:Two Awards of $1,000 each- 1 male and 1 female
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Northeast High School
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Demonstrate a desire to improve themselves
4. Preference will be given to applicants who are involved in school activities, preferably sports.
Special Requirements:1. Finalists will be emailed a topic directly to complete an additional essay on. All directions will be in the email.

Frances Shaw Stavros

Sponsor:The Stavros Family
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Eckerd College ONLY
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
2. Minimum GPA of 3.2
3. Demonstrate strong leadership and community service.

Get Paid For Grades

Sponsor:Chargebacks 911
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Clearwater, Countryside, New Point, and Enterprise Charter High School
2. GPA less than 3.0
Special Requirements:1. Must sign up and attend class through link: www.getpaidforgrades.com

GFWC North Pinellas Woman's Club Juniorette Club

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-The Palms of Largo

Sponsor:Graduating Seniors Serving Seniors
Amount:One Award of $1,000
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 with 100 hours

Harry Danielson, Ed.D. Memorial

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 or Vocational Program
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

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

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

Sponsor:The Allen Family
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. 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 or they will forfeit the scholarship.

James B. White & Richard Mucciano Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Families of above
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 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 $3,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from East Lake High School
2 .Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Participated on the track team for a minimum of two years.

Jimi Huffman Memorial

Sponsor:The Huffman Family
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
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.
Special Requirements:1. Finalists will be emailed a topic directly to complete an additional essay on. All directions will be in the email.

John Allen and John Blank Memorial

Sponsor:The Blank Family
Amount:One Award of $800
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 Anthony Barretto

Sponsor:Barretto Family
Amount:Awards & Amounts May Vary
Use:Four Year degree-MUST ATTEND Florida State University
Criteria:1. Graduating Students from Seminole High School
2. Minimum GPA of 3.5
3. Student Athlete
4. School and community service 5. Preference for Law Major
Special Requirements:1. Finalists may be asked to complete an additional essay. If you are selected you will receive an email with topic prompt and directions.

John J. Todia, III Arts Scholarship

Sponsor:INDIAN ROCKS BEACH ROTARY FOUNDATION, INC.
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Largo, Osceola or Seminole High Schools Student preference for major in art, music or performing arts;
2. Participated in activities relating to art, music or performing arts;
3. Demonstrated 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).

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

JR O'Hanlon Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:The O'Hanlon Family
Amount:One Award of $3,000
Use:Two - Four Year College or a Vocational School
Criteria:1. Graduating students from East Lake High School
2. Minimum 3.0 GPA
3. Must be avid fisherman/fisherwoman
Special Requirements:1. 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 back to my email address of hancocks@pinellaseducation.org no later than January 30. Please ensure your full name is listed on the essay.

Kiwanis Club of Seminole - Key Club

Sponsor:Kiwanis Club of Seminole
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Four Year Degree-Florida School 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

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

Sponsor:Kiwanis Club of Seminole Foundation
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools.
(Preference to Seminole and Osceola High School Students)
2. Must attend Career Academies of Seminole
3. Demonstrate community service

Kiwanis Club of Seminole - Marjorie Campbell Johnson

Sponsor:Kiwanis of Seminole Foundation
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Four Year Degree
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

Sponsor:Kiwanis Club of Seminole
Amount:Awards and Values will 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

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:1. Additional 200-500 word typewritten essay entitled "What has influenced you the most in pursing your education".
Please submit this essay By January 31st to: nmckibben@pinellascounty.org in the subject line please indicate : Essay for Scholarship

Largo Lions Foundation

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
Special Requirements:1. 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 by January 31st and put in subject line Largo Lions Scholarship.

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:1. 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

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:1. Finalists may be interviewed.

Lynch Family Legacy

Sponsor:John Lynch Foundation
Amount:One Award of $2,500 each (One Male & One Female)
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools
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 or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public High Schools.
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Planning to seek a degree or certificate in mathematics education.
4. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need and service to their school and community.

Mark Huntington Pruitt Memorial

Sponsor:Mark Huntington Pruitt Estate
Amount:One Award of $2,500
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

Matthew Lonardo Memorial Scholarship

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

McDonald's of Pinellas County Employee

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:1. 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)
2. 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

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.
Special Requirements:1. Student Must complete online application with Pinellas Education Foundation.
2. 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 were involved in Tampa Bay Rays F.L.Y Program)
Special Requirements:1. 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: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.

Palm Harbor University Cheerleading Booster Club

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:1. Additional 500-1000 word essay on "What it means to be a Palm Harbor University High School cheerleader"
2. Submit two(2) teacher recommendations
Email this all to meredith.kluis@gmail.com no later than January 15th

Paul A. Pollak Memorial

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

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

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 atleast a 32 ACT score.
4. Demonstrated record of leadership and service.
5. Seeking Science or Liberal Art Major

Pinellas All-Star Football Classic

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 team during their graduating year
Special Requirements:1. 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 Cheerleader

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:1. 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

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 PAA

Pinellas Promise Music Education Scholarship

Sponsor:Music Education
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. Pursue a career in music education
4.Community service hours
5. Financial need will be considered.

Pinellas Public Defenders Office

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.
Special Requirements:1. 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

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.

Richard Jones Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:BCHS Alumni
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Boca Ceiga High School
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Plan to seek a degree in Education.

Rotary Club of Dunedin

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:1. Finalists may be interviewed.

Rotary Club of Dunedin North Foundation

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 Largo

Sponsor:Rotary Club of Largo
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Must attend Largo High School
2. Must have 50 community service hours

Rotary Club of Seminole Academic Scholarship

Sponsor:Rotary Club of Seminole
Amount:Up to Four awards of $1,500
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Seminole High School Student
2. Minimum GPA of 3.5
Special Requirements:1. 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

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.

Ryan Wells Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor:Ryan Wells Foundation
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Vocational or Four Year University-Must use for Culinary
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 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 so please notate involvement on application
6. Student must complete interview with The Ryan Wells Foundation for final consideration. (This may be phone or face to face)
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 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.
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.

Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce

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. Plans to pursue a degree.
4. Minimum GPA of 3.0
5. Demonstrated service to the community of Safety Harbor is required.

Scott and Joan Rose

Sponsor:The Rose Family
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Four Year Degree -Florida 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.
Special Requirements:1. Finalists will be emailed a topic directly to complete an additional essay on. All directions will be in the email.

St. Petersburg Civitan Club

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

Stephen B. Katzaras

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. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Greek Descent
4. Criteria are based upon financial need, school involvement, and community service.
Special Requirements:1. Additional essay may be requested directly from sponsor.
2. Selection Committee may set individual interview of selected finalists.

Steve Georgiadis Memorial

Sponsor:Georgiadis Family
Amount:One Award of $2,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Pinellas County Public Schools
2. Must play Baseball more than senior year for school team.
3. Demonstrated values of teamwork, leadership and a love for the game

Stonegate Bank

Sponsor:Stonegate Bank
Amount:Awards and Amounts may vaary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree or Vocational Program
Criteria:1. Pinellas County Public High School graduating students
2. Minimum 3.0 grade point average
3. Must be free or reduced lunch student
4. Must have 240 or more volunteer hours
Special Requirements:1. Student may be required to complete an additional essay as a finalist.
2. Student may be required to submit a letter of recommendation from organization where community service hours were fulfilled.

Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society

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: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 by January 31st to:
Marilyn Heidtke
704 Cordova Greens
Largo, FL 33777

Suncoast Tiger Bay Club Dorothy Walker Ruggles Democracy

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:1. You will be notified directly by the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club, Inc. if you are a finalist and where to send additional submission items.

Superman Eddy Vasquez Scholarship

Sponsor:Private
Amount:One Award of $1,500.00
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:1. Finalists will be notified to provide a short personal video explaining why they should receive the scholarship

Synthesized Ideas

Sponsor:Anonymous
Amount:Awards and Amounts May Vary
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students from Boca Ciega and St. Petersburg High School.
2. Minimum GPA of 2.8
3. Must be community service minded
Special Requirements:Finalists will be emailed a topic directly to complete an additional essay on. All directions will be in the email.

Thomas Boudreau Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:Boudreau Family
Amount:One Award of $1,000
Use:Two or Four Year Degree
Criteria:1. Graduating students of Dunedin High school
2. Must be Math Major
3. Must have 3.0 gpa Football preference given
Special Requirements:1. Finalists will be emailed a topic directly to complete an additional essay on. All directions will be in the email.

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:1. Semi-Finalists may be asked to complete an additional essay.
2. Finalists must attend a personal interview

Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Education Foundation

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.

Violet McIntyre

Sponsor:McIntyre Family
Amount:One Award of $2,500
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
Special Requirements:1. Finalists may be emailed a topic directly to complete additional essay in which all directions will be in the email.