The Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE) is proud to once again offer scholarship opportunities to students from around the state. Three scholarships in the amount of $1,200 each will be awarded in 2024.
Applicants must be registered voters in Florida who have lived in the state for at least the preceding two years and have maintained at least a “C” average. Applicants must have been accepted or enrolled as a full-time student in a senior college or university in Florida and completed two years of junior college or undergraduate work. Students who apply must be either a Political Science, Public/Business Administration, or Journalism/Mass Communication major.
The deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 8, 2024. Applications must be submitted to the elections office of the county in which you are registered to vote. Each county will select one finalist to send to the FSE Scholarship Committee for consideration.
To be eligible for the FSE Scholarship the student applicant shall:
- Be either a Political Science/Public or Business administration or Journalism/Mass Communication major.
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Have been a resident of Florida for two years preceding the academic year for which an application is made.
- Be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in a senior college or university in Florida. No postgraduate or second-degree students.
- Be at least a junior in college, or have enough credits for enrollment as a junior prior to the application deadline.
- Submit two current letters of recommendation: one from the college or university last attended or graduated from; and one from a citizen of good standing in the community.
- Submit a resume of your high school and/or college activities as well as what you have done for your community.
- Demonstrate a financial need and furnish a financial statement, which shows what your own contribution is to your educational expenses. (Student does not have to submit an official form, can just send a statement of their financial need.)
- Have maintained a "C" average or above for the previous year.
- Be registered to vote. (Written verification required by Supervisor submitting application where you are registered to vote.)
- Be available for an interview by the Supervisor of Elections in the county where student is registered to vote.
Scholarship must be given to students attending a Florida university or college, which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The scholarship check will be made payable to the school where the student will be attending.