Online applications are accepted:
April 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023
NOW OPEN FOR 2023
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 $1,500 and will be awarded one-time 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, Orange, Osceola, Lake or Seminole 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.
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
2015 - Tiana Jarrell
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
2022 - Keionna Mackey, Kamryn Stevens, Destiny Thomas, Jada Baker
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