Scholarships

2020 Applications are available!

 

 

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Click HERE to Download the Class of 2020 Scholarship Application!

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ALL DCEF scholarship applications are DUE

Wednesday, MARCH 25, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 applications are due: April 17, 2020

 

Turn in your Scholarship Applications TO:

Graduation Coach, Kellie Mercer, at the DeSoto County High School.

 

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Here’s a list of all the DCEF

2020 Scholarships (updated 1.9.20)

  1. 5 from 1985 Annual Scholarship
    1. Please include two (2) letters of recommendation.
    2. Please attach an essay explaining the following “State any special, personal or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance.”
  2. 20th Century Literary Club Scholarship – Please attach an essay explaining the following “What literary work have you read that made the most profound impact on your life and why?” – 500 words minimum
  3. “A Bushel and a Peck” The Dorothy DuBois (“Nanny”) Memorial Scholarship
    1. The student must have a 3.5 GPA and minimum of 50 hours of community service.
    2. Please include two (2) letters of recommendation.
    3. Please attach an essay explaining one of the following:
      1. “Who in your life has been your biggest influence and why?”
      2. “Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development.”
  4. Ag-Fest Scholarship
    1. The student must have participated in either the 4-H, FFA, or the Jr. Cattlemen’s Association.
    2. Please attach an essay explaining the following “State any special, personal or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance.”
  5. Arcadia Moose Lodge 1327 Scholarship
    1. The student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
    2. The student must be accepted into a college/university/technical school to apply.
    3. The student must enroll as a full-time postsecondary education student for the scholarship funds to be disbursed.
  6. Bautista Foundation
  7. Bodacious Memorial Scholarship
    1. A student that displays Christian attributes.
    2. A student that has faced a hardship (self or immediate family) such as: tragic accident, sickness, death of a parent or sibling.
    3. The student must include a letter from their Pastor listing church involvement and any community services.
    4. Student must continue his/her education after high school graduation
  8. Carlton D. McKettrick Memorial Scholarship
    1. The student must be majoring in a field of study that is agriculture related.
    2. Please attach an essay answering the following question, “How has agriculture affected your life and in what aspect will your college plans further your agriculture goals?”
  9. Carol McQuay Memorial Scholarship – The student must be in either chorus or band.
  10. Mann Family Memorial Scholarship
  11. Change for a Change Scholarship
  12. DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
  13. DeSoto County Teen Court
    1. The student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
    2. The student must have attended a minimum of ten (10) Teen Court dates.
    3. Please include two (2) letters of recommendation.
    4. Please attach a two (2) page essay, using Times New Roman 12 pt. font, discussing the following topic, “How has your experience in Teen Court affected your view of the judicial system?”
  14. First Impressions Foundation – Student must be pursuing a nursing or healthcare career.
  15. Florida Chapter – Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) Scholarship
    1. The student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
    2. Please attach an essay that explains the following: The Role of Mining in My Community
  16. Gopher Roofing Scholarship
  17. James Westberry Scholarship
    1. The student must provide a letter of recommendation from his or her pastor.
  18. Jill C. Edwards Nursing Scholarship
    1. The student must be pursuing a degree in nursing.
    2. The student must be accepted into a college/university/technical school to apply.
    3. The student must enroll as a full-time postsecondary education student for the scholarship funds to be disbursed.
    4. Student must complete an essay on the topic “Why I want to be a nurse.”
  19. Joshua Citrus Ag Scholarship
    1. The student must have been in 4-H, FFA, or other agriculture related clubs. Please attach a brief essay explaining, “How agriculture has affected your life and what agriculture means to our community and state.”
  20. Keith Carlton Memorial Scholarship
    1. The student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
    2. Must be a Cross Country team member.
    3. Please attach an essay that explains the following: Why do you run and how has it helped you?
  21. L & E Club
    1. The student must be accepted into a college/university/technical school to apply.
    2. The student must enroll as a full-time postsecondary education student for the scholarship funds to be disbursed.
    3. Student must have completed community service.
    4. The student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
    5. The student must complete a 200-500 word essay on the topic: “My Past, My Present, My Future.”
  22. Leadership DeSoto
  23. Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association Scholarship
    1. Area of Study: any area of concentration with plans of a career in the citrus industry.
    2. Please include three (3) letters of recommendation.
    3. The student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
    4. Please write and attach an essay, a minimum of 500 words, on the following topic, “What does Florida Citrus mean to you and how do you plan to contribute to the industry through your collegiate education?”
    5. Please include three (3) letters of recommendation.
  24. PhosChem Scholarship
    1. The student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
    2. Please attach a two paragraph essay stating your goals and future plans.
  25. Robert L. Womack Memorial Scholarship
    1. The student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
    2. Please write an essay, 200 words or less, explaining the following, “How has hard work and determination influenced your life?” Also discuss in your essay, “How has your reliance on God shaped your life?”
    3. Please include your total number of community service hours on your general application.
  26. Suncoast Credit Union Scholars Scholarship
  27. Susie Brewer Memorial Scholarship – The student must have been in 4-H all four years of high school.
  28. Victoris Blandin Memorial Scholarship
    1. Please attach a one page essay, no more than 300 words, answering the following question, “If given the opportunity to help someone in need, what situation would you choose and how would you help?” (You may share a personal experience.)
    2. It is preferred for the essay to be typed, but it is not a requirement.
  29. William “G” Kayo Wells Memorial Scholarship

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Here’s how…

The DeSoto County Education Foundation is pleased to be able to offer this service to donors for no fee. If you have an interest in establishing a scholarship, the foundation will be more than happy to help you with the process. The scholarship could be from:

  • your business,
  • local, social organization, or
  • in honor of a family member or friend.

 

How Do I Start a Scholarship Fund?

DCEF is committed to making the process simple and transparent. There is no cost associated with this service. We believe that you will find our process to be very simple.

For Donors……CLICK HERE TO CREATE A SCHOLARSHIP

 

Check out the recipients from before!

Coming Soon – Class of 2018 Recipients & Sponsors

Click here to read about the scholarships that were awarded in 2017!

Click here to read about the scholarships that were awarded in 2016!