For the past 19 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 4-Year Florida College Plan Scholarships have been awarded.
Congratulations to the 2021 Black History Month Essay Contest winners! Each winning student received a 4-Year Florida College Plan Scholarship.
Essay Contest winners:
- Elementary School Category: Brynley Ashraf, High Springs Community School, Alachua County
- Middle School Category: Harper Schuknecht, Sebring Middle School, Highlands County
- High School Category: Valeria Alfonzo Molina, Belleview High School, Marion County