on February 8, 2012
|Description||Northeast Florida Counts Presents Change Agent Leadership Scholarships|
2011 - 2012
Application Deadline April 15, 2012
Northeast Florida Counts (www.nefloridacounts.org) is a dynamic one-stop source of health and quality of life data that provides easy to understand health, environmental and other sustainability indicators for Northeast Florida. This innovative website also links its visitors to promising practices and resources that encourage and promote informed community action. The site serves as a road map for collaborative community improvement by highlighting where we have been, our current status, and directing where we need to go. It is intended to help planners, policy makers, community members and students learn about health related issues and identify improvements. It is an invaluable tool for conducting community assessments, strategic planning, collaboration, community capacity development, grant development, and advocacy efforts.
The Change Agent Leadership Scholarship (CALS) is funded and awarded by the Partners* of Northeast Florida Counts - a health-related quality of life data initiative of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida (501c3). The CALS award is a one-year, non-renewable scholarship in the amount of $2,500.00 to help defer educational costs for a period of one year's matriculation at any accredited two or four year College or University. Two $2,500.00 CALS will be awarded each year. Each scholarship recipient will also be invited to and recognized at the Health Planning Council's Annual Meeting in October 2012.
The CALS determination is not based on the student's financial need or grade point average but rather on the student's visionary aptitude and leadership ability to create a plan to transform a Northeast Florida community of their choosing into a vibrant and healthy place to live, work, and play.
Interested candidates of the CALS scholarship are NOT limited to students seeking health-related degrees. Students interested in pursuing degrees other than health-related degrees are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Award(s) shall be presented contingent to the following conditions:
The student is a legal resident of Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. John's or Volusia counties, Florida.
The student provides a completed application packet to the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida by the specified deadline listed below.
The student must be completing their last year of high school and/or GED program.
The student is accepted for admission to any USDOE accredited two- or four-year college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student.
Using the data indicators, best practices, and news located on Northeast Florida Counts, the student will develop a solid and thoughtful essay that demonstrates that they researched, identified and created evidence based solutions for improving the health and quality of life of a Northeast Florida community.
Finalists for the scholarship will be required to provide a 20 minute interactive presentation to a panel of judges at The Change Agent Leadership Scholarship Awards Ceremony following the Hale & Hearty 7K race (www.haleandhearty7K.com) on June 2 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Riverside Arts Market in Jacksonville Florida.
Two $2,500.00 Scholarships will be awarded during The Change Agent Leadership Scholarship Awards Ceremony on June 2, 2012.
The scholarship packet is complete when it includes:
Two page essay (see directions on application)
Completed application with student's current GPA (including second grading period of grade 12).
A letter of recommendation from each of the following: 1) A member of the student's high school faculty; 2) A community representative; 3) An adult of the student's choice. No family members permitted. Please specify relationship to applicant.
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