*For Florida residents ONLY. Many students experience difficulty with the costs of living and studying. This scholarship aims to assist students who experience financial difficulty arising from having limited income.


Scholarship value

The scholarship has a value of $500. The scholarship will be used for the purchase of prescribed textbooks, or for dormitory housing expenses, or as a contribution towards tuition and fees.


Eligibility

Applicants must:

 

  • Be 18 years or older, or have a parent or guardian who must apply on their behalf.

  • Enroll as an incoming Freshman or Sophomore.

  • Enroll on a full-time basis in a Bachelors degree program.

 

Selection criteria
  1. Evidence of sustained commitment to, and achievement in academic studies (must provide official transcript).

  2. Documented evidence of financial hardship (bank statements, tax returns, government assistance, evidence of free or reduced lunch, etc. - please black out any account numbers, social security numbers, etc).

  3. Evidence of sustained participation in and commitment to community and social service activities (number of service hours achieved required).

  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation required, detailing why the candidate should be considered for this award (written examples of student’s achievement or potential are encouraged).

  5. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal and professional learning.


Conditions
  • Applicants must have applied for enrollment in an undergraduate degree program.

  • The allocation will be available for the purchase of prescribed textbooks, or for dormitory housing expenses, or as a contribution towards tuition and fees.

  • There will be no cash allocation.

  • The scholarship will be forfeited if:

    • the recipient fails any courses in the program and/or

    • The recipient cancels their enrollment in the program

  • Up to two (2) students per year can qualify for this award. Only one (1) award will be permitted to each qualifying candidate per lifetime.

  • The decision of the selection panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into. All efforts will be made to ensure applicant’s identity remains anonymous*.


Submitting an application

To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • Live or attend school within the state of Florida.

  • Complete a Scholarship Application Form.

  • State your reasons for wishing to pursue a career in your choice field of study.

  • Provide details of involvement in professional/community organizations relevant to your development as an individual.

  • Be able to demonstrate that you would otherwise find it difficult to pursue full-time on-campus study because of financial constraints. Priority will be given to those with life altering or serious illnesses or living/economic conditions, and/or those who have medical expenses that may pose an ongoing financial drain that may jeopardize one’s educational status.

  • Please see application HERE for specific information. In general, it is your responsibility to provide as much detail as possible regarding the nature of your financial hardship and applicable expenses. Simply providing a total amount due will not suffice.


Provide any other information considered relevant and forward them to:

The Tatiana McIntosh Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 100104
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33310

** scanned documents can be emailed to: studentaffairs@taticaribbean.com.

 

Closing date

Applications for this scholarship must be received by June 30, 2021.

 
Further information

Further information about the Tatiana McIntosh Memorial Scholarship can be obtained by:

*Requests for anonymity must be provided in writing.

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TATIANA MCINTOSH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP