Online applications are accepted:
February 1, 2021 - April 16, 2021
CLOSED FOR 2021
The Margaret Byrd Jones Foundation Inc., Shrink Less and Shine More Scholarship, was created as an encouragement for deserving young women to never shrink themselves and always strive to reach their full potential. The scholarship is $1,000 and will be awarded annually to a graduating high school senior(s). The scholarship is to be used to assist with the payment of tuition, room and board, books and/or fees.
A completed and submitted application (online form)
Minority female high school senior attending school in Leon, Jefferson, Gadsden or Orange County, Florida
Two (2) letters of recommendation
A community letter of recommendation from a community service representative or coordinator (should include information based on personal knowledge regarding the applicant's level of participation in the activity and how long the person has know applicant)
A scholastic recommendation letter from a staff/faculty member
Both letters must be an official letterhead and must be typewritten and signed
Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement, possessing a minimum grade point average of 3.0 un-weighted
Candidate must be accepted by an accredited college / university.
An official high school transcript (ACT or SAT score listed) must be emailed by your high school counselor to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Incomplete Applications WILL NOT be considered!
SELECTION and DISBURSEMENT
The recipient will be selected by panel review made up of board members and volunteers. Recipient will be notified by phone/email and asked to respond within a specified period. The scholarship award will be made payable to the awardee.
The Margaret Byrd Jones Foundation Inc.
Shrink Less and Shine More Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 721387
Orlando, Florida 32872
For more information please contact the Shrink Less and Shine More Scholarship Committee at
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2016 - Jacob Long, Tyshun Thurman, Tremelody Robinson
2017 - Akylah Cox
2018 - Irene Dominque, Edna Ulysse
2019 - Kamalla Beams, Monicka Sylvester
2020 - DaiJah Francois, Sarah Bien-Aime
2021 - Kaci Nelson
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