Florida Supervisors of Elections Association Announces Scholarship Opportunities for College Students

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Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is accepting applications for a $1,200 scholarship to be awarded by the Florida Supervisors of Elections Association (FSE) in 2024. The FSE is proud to announce an exciting scholarship opportunity aimed at supporting our next generation of leaders. In a commitment to furthering education and civic engagement, the FSE is offering three $1,200 scholarships to college students across the state, according to Turner. To be eligible, an applicant must: Be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in a senior college or university in Florida, have maintained a “C” average or above the previous school year, be majoring in political science, public administration, business administration, journalism or mass communication. Additional eligibility requirements are listed on the application and in the scholarship guidelines, which are available online at SarasotaVotes.gov. Applications may also be picked up at any of the following elections offices: Sarasota County Terrace Building, 101 S Washington Blvd, 7th Floor, Sarasota, R.L. Anderson Administration Building, 4000 Tamiami Trail South, Rm 114, Venice, Biscayne Plaza, 13640 Tamiami Trail, North Port. Applications must be received by Friday, March 8 to the elections office of the county in which the applicant is registered to vote. Applications may be delivered in-person to any one of the elections offices listed above or mailed to: Supervisor of Elections, PO Box 4194, Sarasota, FL 34230-4194. In 2023, Kate Rumisek, a Sarasota County student studying at the University of Central Florida, was awarded one of the FSE scholarships. Students or educational institutions may call 941.861.8606 for more information. 

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