Florida Black History Essay

Florida Prepaid College Foundation is proud to sponsor Gov. Rick Scott's Black History Month student essay contest — "A Celebration of Innovative African-American Leaders." Three lucky winners will be selected to receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship from the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.

This year's topic is about an African-American scientist, inventor, scholar or educator, and their influence on the state of Florida.

To enter, write a 500-word (max) essay on the topic and submit it by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018.* Students must be in grades 4-12 and a Florida resident to participate. For complete contest rules and regulations, or to download or submit your entry form, click the link below.

Good luck!

Complete submission must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 2, 2018, to be considered. Check website for additional details.

2017 Black History Month Contests Announced

Volunteer Florida is thrilled to share Governor Scott’s 2017 Black History Month contests for students and educators! Each year the Governor hosts an art, essay, and educator contest and awards to honor Florida’s African-American Heritage during Black History Month in February.

Art and essay contests are open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students, parents, teachers and principals have also been invited to nominate full-time educators in elementary, middle and high schools for the Black History Month Excellence in Education Award. Three student essay contest winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.

Volunteer Florida is grateful for the generosity of the Florida Prepaid College Foundation and our incredible sponsors. To learn more about the Governor’s 2017 Black History Month art, essay, and educator contests, please visit this link.

The contest is currently open and all entries must be received by 5:00 pm EST on Friday, January 20, 2017. Winners will be selected and notified after February 2, 2017.
Volunteer Florida is proud to be a Florida Black History Month partner and we are grateful for the generous support of the Florida Prepaid College Foundation for providing three 4-year Florida College Plan scholarships to essay contest winners.

Please take a moment to share this opportunity with students, parents, and education partners. For more information and contest guidelines, please visit this link.

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