Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest
Volunteer Florida
Award: 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship
Deadline: October 11, 2021
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:
“Celebrating Hispanic-American Community Leaders and Champions”
There are many examples throughout our state and nation’s history of Hispanic-Americans who have contributed to their community in a meaningful way. Write about a Hispanic-American who has had an impactful and inspiring effect on their community whose story should be shared. The subject of the essay should be a Floridian.

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


Important Information

What high schools does this scholarship apply to? All
Number of Available Awards: 3
Intended Major:
Scholarship Criteria: Essay Contest
Scholarship Location: State
Minimum GPA:
Minimum PSAT Score:
Minimum SAT Score:
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Minimum PLAN:
Is the scholarship renewable? Yes
How to Renew:
Is an essay required? Yes
Are service hours required? No

Organization Information

(850) 414-7400
1545 Raymond Diehl Road Suite 250
Tallahassee FL

Additional Information

Ethnic Background:
National Origin:
Student Groups:
Grades: 4-12
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