Academic A+

The Florida Prepaid College Foundation established the Academic A+ Challenge Match Scholarship Program to recognize students who are making exemplary efforts in their classrooms and communities while overcoming significant challenges in their life.

The Program was originally developed in partnership with the Florida TaxWatch Outstanding Principals’ Leadership Program, and initially SunTrust Bank. These scholarships were awarded to financially challenged students in at-risk schools. Twenty-one students in grades 4-12 in communities throughout Florida have been awarded a 2-Year Florida College Plan scholarship.

Will your team succeed by helping K-12 students from high-risk environments feel the hope of a college scholarship and community support?  Learn more about how a customized Academic A+ program can help meet your needs.

“We’re proud to once again partner with the Florida Prepaid College Foundation, in addition to the outstanding principals of the Florida TaxWatch Principal Leadership Awards, to provide nine scholarships to these outstanding students,” said Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro. “The scholarships will open the doors to the dreams and success of these nine students.  We are thrilled to be a part of their future.”

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Are you an Academic A+ 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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The Academic A+ Challenge match program allows donor organizations to stretch their scholarship funds farther through a dollar-for-dollar match to purchase Prepaid Plans for qualified students.

Once a donor organization has submitted their proposal and been selected to participate, the Florida Prepaid College Foundation will match the approved scholarship award dollar-for-dollar.

“As a business leader, I understand the importance in preparing all students for success in the classroom and beyond,” said SunTrust Commercial Real Estate Banking Group Executive Vice President David Mann. “These scholarships will unlock the potential of these students and allow them to pursue not just a college education, but their dreams as well. SunTrust is proud to be part of a great program alongside Florida TaxWatch and the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.”

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