Education Foundation

Scholarships for Lake County High School Graduates

Scholarships for the Class of 2022 are closed. If you have questions on your scholarship or how to claim an awarded scholarship, please email WeidnerG@lake.k12.fl.us.

Please apply at:  https://edfoundationlake.awardspring.com/

ROBERT D. ‘SKIP’ CRAWFORD TAVARES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

All applicants for this scholarship must have attended all 3 Tavares Schools – K-12th Grade (Tavares Elementary, Tavares Middle and Tavares High). Applicant must have a 2.5 or higher GPA. The scholarship can be used for tuition, books and/or fees only.

AARONSTRONG PERSEVERANCE SCHOLARSHIP

The AaronStrong Foundation offers scholarships to students at East Ridge, Lake Minneola and South Lake High Schools. Scholarships are used towards a post secondary educational program by students who have successfully faced adversity while staying on track for graduation.

FRANK PAULHAMUS SCHOLARSHIP (LAKE SOIL & WATER)

$500 will be awarded to applicants who are students OR who are seeking to start a business in the agriculture or environmental-related field. Applicants must submit an application and a detailed narrative detailing your educational or career plans in the field.

EDMOND AMATEIS SCHOLARSHIP

The Edmond Amateis Foundation has scholarship funds, in the amount of $1,500, available for local students with financial need, as determined by income eligibility guidelines as established by USDA for reduced lunch.

SCOTT STRONG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

$2000 will be awarded to a graduate from Lake County Schools that plans to pursue higher education in a community college, university or trade school.  Student must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and must be actively involved in the community. Scholarship can be used for tuition/books or fees.

MIKE STONE SCHOLARSHIP 

A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduate from Leesburg, Eustis, Tavares, or Mount Dora High School attending a community college or university.  Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and submit documentation supporting community involvement.  An essay must be included with application describing applicant’s volunteer activities and why he/she feels it is important to volunteer.  The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, or fees.

LINDA KOHLMEYER SCHOLARSHIP

$1000 will be awarded to a graduate from Leesburg or Tavares High School that plans to pursue higher education in a community college, university or trade school.  Student must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and must be actively involved in the community. Scholarship can be used for tuition/books or fees.

LEHNER SCHOLARSHIP

Up to $5,000 will be awarded to a Tavares High School Graduate who has a 2.5 GPA or higher and has a financial need set by the USDA free or reduced lunch program. Application should include an 250-word essay and a photograph.

GOLDEN TRIANGLE EAGLES EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

A $250 scholarship will be awarded to a high school graduate from Tavares, Mount Dora, or Eustis High School that plans to pursue higher education in a community college, university or trade school. Student must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and must be actively involved in the community. Scholarship can be used for tuition/books or fees.

TAMMY JERKINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduate from Leesburg High School that plans to pursue higher education in a community college, university or trade school. Student must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and must be planning on majoring in education. Scholarship can be used for tuition/books or fees.

SAMUEL SHEPHERD CIVIL RIGHTS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating minority student, preferably African-American, enrolled in a Lake County, Florida public high school who desires to pursue a law degree. Scholarship will be divded equally between the fall and spring term. Must maintain a 2.7 GPA while in college to receive the second payment.

JERRY MILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Leesburg High School that plans to pursue a career as a lineman at Lake-Sumter State College. Student must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and show proof of enrollment in the lineman program. Scholarship can be used for tuition/books or fees. 

BILL HAYES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from a Lake County Public High School that plans to pursue a career in culinary arts. Student must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and show proof of enrollement in the culinary arts program. Scholarship can be used for tuition/books or fees.

LAKE – SUMTER SEMINOLE CLUB

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has been accepted to attend Florida State University. Student must upload a copy of their acceptance letter.

Scholarships for Sumter County High School Graduates

LAKE SUMTER LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

Up to $4,000 will be awarded to students who attend Wildwood Middle High School and The Villages Charter High School. Applicants must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and submit documentation supporting community involvement. Scholarship can be used for tuition, books or fees. 

LAKE – SUMTER SEMINOLE CLUB

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has been accepted to attend Florida State University. Student must upload a copy of their acceptance letter