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Elections Office offering scholarships

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 10:35 am

By Ken Jackson
Staff Writer
The state association overseeing county Supervisors of Elections is offering three college scholarships, so Osceola County Supervisor of elections Mary Jane Arrington is looking for qualified college students to apply.
The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections is sponsoring three $1,200 scholarships statewide to political science/ public, business administration or journalism/mass communications majors.
To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must have two years of junior college or undergraduate work, be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in a senior college or university in Florida, have been a resident of Florida for two years, be registered to vote in the state and demonstrate a financial need.
The applicant must also have two letters of recommendation, one from the college or university last attended as well as a personal reference.
“I am very happy to help facilitate this scholarship here in Osceola County,’’ Arrington said. “I encourage all students who qualify to apply.’’
Colleges and universities will receive information to students in the three particular majors by the end of the month. The application deadline to FSASE is March 29.
The requirements, information and application form is available on the Osceola County Supervisor of Elections web site at http://www.voteosceola.com/en/quicklinks/outreach-index/.
Each county’s supervisor will review all applications and select one finalist to be sent to the FSASE Scholarship Committee, along with a written opinion of the applicant. The committee will then choose the three winners.
The scholarship check will be made payable to the winning applicant and to the school which they will be attending.
Additional information is available www.voteosceola. com at in the Community Outreach section, or by calling Elections Office Community Relations Coordinator Amber Smith at 407-742-6100.