North Florida Community College’s Minority Leadership Program is currently accepting scholarship applications from Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor County residents who qualify for the program and plan to attend NFCC this fall. The application deadline is Monday, Aug. 4. Fall classes begin Aug. 25.
The program promotes academic achievement, civic engagement and personal enrichment among scholarship recipients. Those selected for the program receive partial tuition, two-year academic scholarships to NFCC and are required to meet program requirements including maintaining a 2.5 GPA, attending academic seminars, being actively involved in learning and service activities, and meeting with an academic advisor or campus mentor at least twice a semester.
In addition to scholarships, participants receive valuable guidance to help them succeed and grow academically and individually. Students learn about leadership, building stronger communities and how to address important social, cultural, economic and health related issues while in the program. They are empowered to become leaders on campus and in their own communities and are encouraged to be role models for future participants of the program.
The community also plays an important role in the program. Applicants are required to have letters of recommendation from an organization or individual when applying to the program and that organization or individual will be asked to mentor and support the applicant during his or her first year at NFCC. Community members or businesses are invited to support the program financially or by volunteering time so that more students can be offered scholarships and educational opportunities in the future.
The NFCC Minority Leadership Program is a resource for area minority students to further their education and to grow academically and individually. NFCC strives to offer all students the opportunity to succeed in college and in life and has many resources, scholarship and financial aid opportunities available.
Applications for the NFCC Minority Leadership Program are available at www.nfcc.edu (keyword Minority Leadership) or by contacting Clyde Alexander at (850) 973-1609 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to apply is Aug. 4. For more information on other NFCC scholarship opportunities visit www.nfcc.edu (keyword scholarships) or contact the NFCC Foundation office at (850) 973-9423 or Foundation@nfcc.edu.