Florida Essay Contest Now Open to Eligible Students


The scholarship is awarded to students who most successfully answer the essay prompt “Choose one former governor of Florida and describe his most significant impact on the Sunshine State and your life today.”

All Stanley Tate Project STARS eligible seventh and eighth grade students (those whose family qualifies for the free or reduced lunch program) in Holmes County may enter to win the Governor’s Recognition scholarship.



To enter, complete a student/parent consent entry form and compose an essay of 500 words or less.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The words written by a 7th or 8th grade student in Holmes County could have a significant impact on his or her future. The Florida Prepaid College Foundation’s Governor’s Recognition Scholarship Program is now accepting essays and applications with the winner earning a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship.

The scholarship covers tuition, registration fees and local fees for 60 lower division semester credit hours as well as 60 upper division semester credit hours at one of Florida’s 28 Colleges. The entry deadline is Friday, October 12, 2012.

The Foundation is the direct-support organization of the Florida Prepaid College Board, which manages the Florida Prepaid College Plan and Florida Investment Plan. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than 32,300 scholarships, including Stanley Tate Project STARS scholarships supported by the State Legislature.

“This scholarship contest opens doors for a brighter future, allowing students to realize their dreams of higher education,” said Board Chairman Duane Ottenstroer. “By inspiring students today, we are developing the leaders of tomorrow.”

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