2024 Jefferson Outreach For Youth Scholarship


The Jefferson Outreach for Youth 2024 Scholarship Opportunity.

Application Deadline – April 10, 2024 (Must Be Postmarked By This Date)

Click Here For The 2024 Packet – Scholarship

The JOY Memorial Scholarship Fund is committed to the continuing legacy of David Bitner, who understood the ability of education to alter the course of young lives, their families, and his beloved community of Jefferson County, Florida.

This scholarship of $500 per semester will be awarded to an eligible and deserving student currently living in Jefferson County, Florida. The student must be between the ages of 17 and 20 and plan to enroll in a Florida community college, post-secondary vocational-technical school, or college-university for the 2023-2024 school year. Scholarship funds may be applied toward the cost of tuition, schoolbooks, fees, and required class supplies and may be combined with other scholarships awarded from other sources. Upon academic success, each semester (2.5 Average), and full-time enrollment, the scholarship of $500 is eligible to be renewed for up to 3 additional semesters, for a total of up to $2,000 per student.

Awards are intended for students with strong academic potential with challenging life circumstances and/or financial needs. If applicable, the student receiving the scholarship must have demonstrated academic excellence, ambition, strong character, and self-drive as shown by outstanding, unselfish achievement in school, community, and the workplace. Scholarship funds are paid directly to the educational institution the recipient is attending.

Applicants must complete a formal application and attach the following:

a) An essay of up to 500 words about their educational and career plans;

b) 1 or 2 letters of recommendations from school faculty members: teacher, coach, media specialist, administrator, guidance counselor (no more than two letters, please); and

c) 1 or 2 letters of recommendation from a Jefferson County community member who is not associated with the school (no more than two letters, please).

d) Submit the completed application along with the essay and letters of support to:

David Bitner Memorial Scholarship Fund
Jefferson Outreach For Youth
P.O. Box 25
Monticello, FL 32345