JCI Senators Foundation of Florida, Inc
Each year, the Florida JCI Senate Foundation grants two $1000.00 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities, or vocational schools. These scholarships are based on academic performance. We also grant a $1000.00 based on academic performance and financial need. We also administer a $750.00 scholarship for a graduating Lakeland, Florida high school student using the same criteria. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient’s choice.
Applications must come from high school students who are U.S. Citizens graduating from a Florida accredited high school. This may include state approved home school and state approved GED programs, or Cyber School.
The Foundation is a fully qualified, IRS approved 501 C (3) foundation. Our IRS tax ID number is 59-3091794. All contributions to the Foundation are deductible for federal income and estate tax purposes.
Beginning in September of each year the foundation distributes to schools and board of educations throughout Florida the necessary application forms for determination of the recipients of scholarship grants. The deadline for the return of the completed applications forms to the state chairperson is available at: http://fljcifoundation.org. The two top winners of the JCI Senate scholarship will then be sent to the US JCI Senate Foundation to be judged for an additional $1000.00 scholarship.
A panel of judge’s reviews each application received, and the two top ranked applications are forwarded to the U.S. JCI Senate Foundation. The other two scholarships are also judged by and independent panel of educators who reviews the applications submitted from the state and the winners of the scholarship grants are selected by that panel and the 3 top applications are given to a panel of Florida JCI Senate Foundations trustees. The ultimate winner is then chosen by that panel.
No limit is set on the number of grant applications that can be submitted by students attending any given secondary educational institution. Applications are judged based on student’s residence in Florida rather than the location of the college, university or vocational school the student plant to attend.
The JCI Senators Foundation of Florida, Inc. is proud of all of its award recipients and, with the continued support of the JCI Senators of Florida as well as friends of the program that are interested in helping to fund this program, we look forward to making an even larger number of scholarships available in the future.