Legacy

 

The Legacy Challenge Match scholarship program pays tribute to a noteworthy citizen, cause or organization that exemplifies education excellence and/or community or state service.

During the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the Florida Prepaid College Foundation awarded 19 student scholarships and $93,200 in total matching scholarship funding as part of the kick-off to the Legacy Challenge Match Scholarship program.

Our inaugural list of approved organizations included the Viner Education Foundation of Boca Raton, the Broward Education Foundation, and the Hillsborough Education Foundation.

Is your organization ready to honor an individual or cause and interested in receiving matching funds to maximize your scholarship funds?  Learn More.

Michelle Kunz

The Duane L. Ottenstroer Legacy Scholarship Essay Contest sponsored by Florida Prepaid honors the many years of service by longtime Florida Prepaid College Board Chairman Duane L. Ottenstroer, who resides in St. Johns County, Florida.

Michelle Kunz is the first winner of the 2017 Duane L. Ottenstroer Legacy Scholarship as a 12th grade student at Allen D. Nease High School, St. Augustine, Florida. She is currently successfully enrolled as a freshman at the University of North Florida. Her story is unique having supported her herself since before the age of 16 and having worked many part-time jobs to make ends meet.

Ms. Kunz’s essay was titled “Human Nature.” The essay explores how helping others can truly change an individual and their community.

“The unity of a community can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

– Inaugural winner of the St. Johns County Duane L. Ottenstroer Legacy Challenge Match Scholarship

Are you a Legacy 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 Legacy Challenge Match scholarship program pays tribute to a noteworthy citizen, cause or organization that exemplifies education excellence and/or community or state service.

The program allows the donor organization to stretch their scholarship funds farther through a dollar-for-dollar match to purchase Prepaid Plans, and the scholarship can be named in honor of the person or cause as desired by the donor organization.

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.

Now accepting Legacy Scholarship Applications through August 9.

Three Easy Steps to Get Started:

  1. Develop Legacy scholarship proposal and criteria and submit to the Foundation.
  2. Complete the application checklist and submit match funding.
  3. Select student(s) to receive scholarship award(s).

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Now Accepting Legacy Scholarship Applications Through August 9.

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