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In 1998, the Jaguars Foundation established what is now a $500,000 scholarship fund in partnership with the University of North Florida. The Community Scholars program is a novel scholarship program that involves UNF Honors students mentoring selected high school students who have participated in the Jaguars Foundation Honor Rows program.
The scholarship candidate must be nominated by his/her youth agency, currently a sophomore or junior in high school, committed to a drug-free lifestyle, and has demonstrated a commitment to public service. Scholarship recipients receive full tuition for up to four years, as well as mentorship support before and during their college experience. This increases their chances for lasting academic, volunteer, and professional success.
|1998||Ivory Orr||Big Brothers/Big Sisters||Ribault|
|2000||John Allen, Jr.||MOSH||Paxon|
|2001||Angie Gibson||daniel, Inc.||Raines|
|2003||Indya Pittman||daniel, Inc.||Raines|
|Tamieka Wright||The Bridge of NE Florida||Andrew Jackson|
|2004||Tillery Brickell||The Bridge of NE Florida||Edward White|
|Lawrence Williams||The Bridge of NE Florida||Raines|
|2005||Deanna Keane||The Children's Place||Englewood|
|Melissa Lewis||Guardian of Dreams||Bishop Kenny|
|Tiffany Nealy||Bethel Baptist Inst. Church||Wolfson|
For more information please call the Jaguars Foundation at 904-633-KIDS.