$200,000 in college scholarships available to Alachua County Public School seniors

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Published: Feb. 8, 2022 at 9:13 AM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Tuition, fees, housing, and books are just a few college expenses students can help pay for as part of the Education Foundation of Alachua County’s Senior Scholarship Program.

Seniors who meet the criteria are eligible to receive scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 dollars. Students must complete one application to be considered for more than 50 scholarships.

Brittney Stobbie reflected back on her senior year at Buchholz High School when she applied for the scholarship program. Now after graduating from the University of Florida and starting her career, she said she feels blessed to have received the assistance.

“It eased a financial burden and just gave me a sense of peace going into college which was really huge,” said Stobbie.

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39 local families, businesses, and organizations are working with the Education Foundation to make this possible. Many of these scholarships have been set up to honor someone and help keep their memory alive by sending students to college.

The deadline to apply is February 15. For more information CLICK HERE.

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