SCHOLARSHIP

Online applications are accepted:  

February 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!!!

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.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A completed and submitted application (online form)

  • Minority female high school senior attending school in Leon, Jefferson or Gadsden 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 info@margaretjonesfoundation.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

info@margaretjonesfoundation.org

RECIPIENTS

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

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© 2019 by Margaret Byrd Jones Foundation Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

​​Call us:

321-608-0850

Find us: 

P.O. Box 721387

Orlando, Florida 32872

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DaiJah Monique Francois

Windermere High School Class of 2020