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Florida Supervisors of Elections Scholarship 2021

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Every year, the Florida Supervisors of Elections offers a scholarship opportunity for students who have finished two years of undergraduate work and are majoring in political science, public/business administration, or journalism/mass communications. This year, they will award three scholarships in the amount of $1,200 to students in Florida. The winning students are to be announced and recognized at the FSE Summer Conference in the summer of 2021.

Deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 26, 2021. Students who are registered to vote in Hillsborough County should submit their application to our office. We will select one finalist from Hillsborough County for consideration by the scholarship committee. 

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for the FSE Scholarship the student applicant shall:

1. Be either a Political Science/Public or Business administration or Journalism/Mass Communication major.

2. Be a citizen of the United States.

3. Have been a bona fide resident of Florida for two years preceding the academic year for which an application is made.

4. Be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in a senior college or university in Florida. No postgraduate or second-degree students.

5. Have finished two years of junior college or undergraduate work (enough credits for enrollment as a junior).

6. Submit two current letters of recommendation: One from the college or university last attended or graduated from; and one from a citizen of good standing in the community.

7. Submit a resume of your high school and/or college activities as well as what you have done for your community.

8. Demonstrate a financial need and furnish a financial statement, which shows what your own contribution is to your educational expenses. (Student does not have to submit an official form, can just send a statement of their financial need.)

9. Have maintained a “C” average or above for the previous year.

10. Be available for personal interview by the Supervisor of Elections in the county where you are registered to vote.

11. BE REGISTERED TO VOTE. (Written verification required by Supervisor submitting application where you are registered to vote.)

In addition, the student must:

  • Apply in accordance with all eligibility requirements. (Failure to do so could result in non-consideration).
  • Continue to meet all initial eligibility requirements.
  • Maintain a “C” average or above.
  • Remain in good standing at the institution.

Scholarship must be given to student attending a Florida university or college which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

How to Apply

Unfortunately, the application deadline for the 2021 scholarships has passed.

Important Dates

Deadline for Applications: March 26, 2021 (must be received at Supervisor of Elections office by this date)

Presentation of Winners: Florida Supervisors of Elections Summer Conference 2021

If you have questions about any of the details on this page, contact Digna C. Alvarez at


Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Main Phone: (813) 744-5900 Toll Free: (888) 297-4362 Email:

Fred B. Karl County Center

601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 16th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: (813) 272-5850
Fax: (813) 272-7043

Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center

2514 North Falkenburg Rd.
Tampa, FL 33619
Tel: (813) 744-5900
Fax: (813) 744-5843

Northwest Regional Office

4575 Gunn Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33624

Southeast Regional Office

10020 South U.S. Hwy. 301
Riverview, FL 33578

Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Voter registration applications and other written communications to or from the Supervisor of Elections are public records and are available to the public and media upon request unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption. Email addresses are also public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, please do not email us. Instead, contact us by mail or phone, or visit us in person. To request public records, contact the communications department by emailing or calling (813) 744-5900.