Education Foundation

Scholarships for 2021 Lake County High School Graduates

Applications will be open January 2 through March 12, 2021. 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.

CHARLES ROBERT (BOB) FURNAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

$500 will be awarded to a Tavares High School student who is graduating in 2021 and plans to pursue higher education in a State College or University in the fields of finance/accounting or business. Student must also have a demonstrated financial need. Scholarship can be used for tuition/books or fees.

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 2021 graduate from Lake County 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.

MIKE STONE SCHOLARSHIP 

A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a 2021 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 2021 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.

Scholarships for 2021 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.