Black History Month

For the past 21 years, the Florida Prepaid College Foundation has been a proud sponsor of the Governor’s Annual Black History Month Essay Contest. First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Black History Month Essay Contest is open to all students in grades 4-12 in Florida. The essay contest honors the historic contributions and accomplishments of African-American leaders, educators, and public figures from Florida. More than fifty Florida Prepaid College Plan Scholarships have been awarded as part of this program.

Congratulations to the 2023 Black History Month Essay Contest winners! Each winning student received a 2-Year Florida College Plan Scholarship from the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.

Essay Contest winners:

  • Elementary School Category: Taige Leathers and Katherin Valdes Torres
  • Middle School Category: Adriana Singleton and Adrian Arias
  • High School Category: Chanel Victorin and Elyanah Gibson

Are you a Black History Month Florida Prepaid Scholarship student?

Your scholarship is designed to be easy to use and flexible. If you have any questions, please call our Customer Service team at 1-800-552-4723, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 6 pm ET.

Important information for you to know:

Easy to use – When you are ready for college you should let your donor know where you will attend classes. Florida Prepaid will pay your college or university directly, making the process easy for you!

Plan accepted at any qualified educational institution – Your scholarship is designed to be flexible and allows students (beneficiaries) to attend the post-secondary institution of their choice regardless of the type of plan, unless otherwise indicated by the donor at the time the beneficiary is assigned to their scholarship. The Florida Prepaid College Plan may be used at any eligible educational institution as defined in s. 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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