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Duane L. Ottenstroer Legacy Scholarship essay contest

The Florida Prepaid College Foundation is hosting the Duane L. Ottenstroer Legacy Scholarship essay contest in St. Johns County to honor Mr. Duane L. Ottenstroer. We are proud to recognize his outstanding service to the Florida Prepaid College Board, the Florida Prepaid College Foundation and to the state of Florida.

duane-Ottenstroer-profileDuane L. Ottenstroer was originally appointed to the Florida Prepaid College Board in 2001 and served as its chairman from August 2009 through September 2016. He as served on numerous corporate and community boards and continues to be active in higher education policy and resides in St. Johns County. Mr. Ottenstroer earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Minnesota.

The winner will receive a 2-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Stanley G. Tate Florida Prepaid College Foundation and will be recognized at a school or public event in May or June 2017.

To be eligible, a student must submit the following items:

  1. A completed Essay Entry Parental/Legal Guardian Waiver Form.
  2. A 500 word essay that addresses the following essay prompt:
    “The value of public service: How can public service positively affect an individual and their community?”
  3. One letter of recommendation from an educator (teacher/principal/coach) or professional (employer/community organizer) describing why the student is worthy to receive a scholarship and how he/she stands out from his/her peers.
  4. A 200-250 word personal essay on how they have given back to their community, why the student believes they are deserving of the scholarship, and what their plans are for the future.

A student is eligible if he/she meets the following criteria:

  • A student in grades 9th-12th in a public school located within St. Johns County.
  • A student who is a Florida resident with a valid Social Security number.
  • A student who seeks to pursue a college degree.
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Each entry must include entrant’s name, home address, telephone number, school the student attends, grade level, and title of essay. Winner will receive a 2-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Stanley G. Tate Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Winner will be recognized at a school or public event in May or June 2017.

Entry may be submitted online or mailed to:

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Legacy Scholarship Program
3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180
Tallahassee, Florida 32311.

Emailed or faxed entries will not be accepted.

All entries must be received no later than March 31, 2017.

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The contest is open

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