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Scholarships

The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) will be awarding (3) three $1200 scholarships in 2019. Students who wish to apply must submit an application to the Supervisor of Elections office by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2019. Below are the eligibility guidelines for The Florida Association of Supervisor of Elections Scholarship. Click here to download an application. 

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY:

To be eligible for the FSASE 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 bona fide 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.
  • Have finished two years of junior college or undergraduate work (enough credits for enrollment as a junior).
  • 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 available for personal interview by the Supervisor of Elections in the county where you are registered to vote.
  • BE REGISTERED TO VOTE. (Written verification required by Supervisor submitting an application where you are registered to vote.)

ELIGIBLE INSTITUTION: 

Scholarship must be given to a student attending a Florida university or college which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

STIPULATION: 

The scholarship check will be made payable to the winning applicant AND to the school which they will be attending.

STUDENT:

  • Must apply in accordance with all eligibility requirements. (Failure to do so could result in non-consideration). 
  • Must continue to meet all initial eligibility requirements.
  • Must maintain a "C" average or above.
  • Must remain in good standing at the institution.

APPLICATION:

  • Must be received by the Elections Office in the county that you are registered by March 29, 2019.
  • Letters of recommendation must accompany the application or be received by the deadline.

SELECTION:

Each County's Supervisor will review all applications received and select one finalist to be sent to the FSASE Scholarship Committee, along with a written opinion of the applicant. The FSASE Scholarship Committee will select (3) three winners ($1,200 each) from the finalists submitted from the Supervisors. A student who has received the scholarship award may submit a second application of the following year.

MAIL TO:
Shane Bias
Indian River County Supervisor of Elections Office
4375 43rd Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32967

OR

E-MAIL TO:
SBias@voteindianriver.com