College scholarships are available through state elections offices


College or university students can apply for three $1,200 scholarships that will be available through the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections.

Lake County Supervisor of Elections Alan Hays recently announced in a news release the guidelines for the scholarship program. Students must submit applications by 5pm Friday, March 29, 2019, to the Lake County Supervisor of Elections Office, P.O. Box 457, Tavares, FL 32778.

Further guidelines and applications are available at, or contact the Lake Elections Office at 352.343.9734. Click the following link to download the application:

Applicants must meet these eligibility requirements:

  1. Be either a political science/public or business administration, or journalism/mass communication major.
  2. Be a citizen of the United States.
  3. Have been a bona fide resident of Florida for two years preceding the academic year for which an application is made.
  4. Be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in a senior college or university in Florida; no postgraduate or second-degree students.
  5. Have finished two years of junior college or undergraduate work (enough credits for enrollment as a junior).
  6. Submit two current letters of recommendation: one from the college or university last attended or graduated from; and one from a citizen of good standing in the community.
  7. Submit a résumé of your high school and/or college activities as well as what you have done for your community.
  8. Demonstrate a financial need and furnish a financial statement that shows what your own contribution is to your educational expenses. (Student does not have to submit an official form; can just send a statement of their financial need.)
  9. Have maintained a “C” average or above for the previous year.
  10. Be available for personal interview by the supervisor of elections in the county where you are registered to vote.
  11. Be registered to vote. (Written verification required by the supervisor submitting application where you are registered to vote.)