For the past 20 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 2022 Black History Month Essay Contest winners! Each winning student received a 4-Year Florida College Plan Scholarship.
Essay Contest winners:
- Elementary School Category: Aryana Sahai, A.D. Henderson University School, Palm Beach County
- Middle School Category: Kurukulasuriya Nishini, Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School, Lee County
- High School Category: Sidjourney Knight, Praise Temple Christian Academy, Lake County