St. Johns County

INK! scholarship deadline today for graduating St. Johns County seniors

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Wednesday is the last day for graduating high school seniors in St. Johns County to apply for an INK! scholarship.

INK, or Investing in Kids, is run by the St. Johns County Education Foundation. Each student may submit a single application online for multiple scholarship opportunities. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $3,000 and can be used for a variety of post-secondary education and military options.

Scholarships available to graduating seniors include:

  • Dr. Wayne Hartley Memorial Scholarship For The Academies with up to six awards in the amount of $1,000 each, available to two graduating seniors from each of three local high schools including Allan D. Nease High School, St. Augustine High School and Pedro Menendez High School.
  • Jack Hamilton Wheeler Scholarship with three total scholarships in the amounts of $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 awards to students pursuing college or vocational school
  • Laurie Bennett Ellis Scholarship offers one scholarship to a student majoring in education at a two-year or four-year college or university. For the Class of 2023, the scholarship award has been increased to $1,250 by the Ellis Family.
  • David Toner Scholarship awards one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior in St. Johns County who plans to attend Florida State University in the fall of 2023.
  • Tucker McCarty Health Science Scholarship provides one $1,000 scholarship to a student graduating from the Flagler Health+ Academy of Medical and Health Careers at Pedro Menendez High School.
  • MacDonald Family Education Scholarship will award one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Bartram Trail High School enrolling in college to pursue a degree in education.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Sally MacDonald Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is an active member of a JROTC program in a St. Johns County public school providing one year of tuition equal to 30 credit hours at a Florida public state college.
  • Investing in Kids Jumpstart Scholarships with up to ten need-based scholarships awarded with the value equal to one year of tuition, 30 credit hours at a Florida state college.

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