|Eligibility: Contestants must be Florida residents, attend school in Florida, and able to provide a Social Security Number. Each student may enter only one essay, written in English, no longer than 500 words.
Essays should address the following topic:
In addition to the 500-word essay, each student must also submit each of the following:
*A letter of recommendation (no more than 250 words) from an educator (teacher/principal/coach) or professional (employer/community or business leader) describing why the student is worthy to receive a scholarship and how he/she stands out from his/her peers. Letters of recommendation sent separately, via mail or electronically, will not be accepted.
*A 200-250 word personal essay of why the student believes he/she is deserving of the scholarship, what his/her plans are for the future, and what he or she has done recently – during the past six months – to give back to his/her community.
Winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by Florida Prepaid College Foundation.
Three winners will be selected: one elementary school student (grades 4-5), one middle school student (grades 6-8), and one high school student (grades 9-12).
Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest
Award: 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship
Deadline: October 11, 2021
What high schools does this scholarship apply to? All
Number of Available Awards: 3
Scholarship Criteria: Essay Contest
Scholarship Location: State
Minimum PSAT Score:
Minimum SAT Score:
Minimum ACT Score:
Is the scholarship renewable? Yes
How to Renew:
Is an essay required? Yes
Are service hours required? No
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