Her service was not just in church. She spearheaded many community outreaches through the church. She embraced the community where she lived; had picnics in the park, was a source of support to the elderly and a role model to the youth and young adults. Jesus was her foundation and she talked about Him everywhere she went in the very outgoing and giving way that she lived her life. Her house was always a place of refuge; it did not matter if you were member of the church or not. There were often people living with her to get back on their feet. She walked in kindness and pushed for excellence for her and her family.
She battled with the symptoms and the medical issues brought on by lupus the last years of her life. Her desire to help those who were not able, for any number of reasons, to help themselves is the foundation and launch pad for this scholarship. It is our hope that though her life is over, the essence of how she lived will be remembered through the lives of those who are touched by this grant.
This scholarship is awarded to those who have, for any number of reasons, found themselves in a live-in rehabilitation program and successfully completed the program. We step in when they are ready to graduate. We try to facilitate the next steps to help them be successful. We want to help them plan for a new start so they don't return to the center they just graduated from nor any another. The Fresh Start Program funds:
* Resume design
* Job search assistance
* Interview Training
* New Outfit
* Hair style/cut
This gives a foundation for success and the hope they will become a contributing member of the community.
The Fresh Start Scholarship has eligibility requirements and individual standards that must be verified. You must prove you are in 100% compliance with both the requirements and the standards for applicants. Our standards are set.Requirements...
It is not enough for you to think you should receive the scholarship. All Candidates for the Fresh Start Scholarship must be nominated by their center, institution or program. We will contact the representative.Nomination Form...
The Fresh Start Application team reviews applications to be awarded annually. These applications come from centers all over Duval, Clay and Bradford Counties. We hope our application process - while challenging - is straightforward.Application Form...
The dates in the application process are firm. We will not accommodate requests for changes or extensions to the dates. Please review the dates carefully before applying. If you miss the deadline, the application will not be processed.See Dates...
If you would like a coach or counselor, please click here to get more information.
All dates apply to the awarding year.
|Application Deadline||April 17|
|Finalist Confirmation||July 17|
|Finalist Posting||July 24|
|Finalist Interviews||August 1-September 15|
|Recipient Selection||October 1|
|Scholarship Award||October 17|
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