The Floyd County Democratic Party is committed to the success of highly motivated students who want to continue their education beyond high school. Beginning in 2019, the FCDP is pleased to offer a $1,000 non-renewable scholarship each year to current high school seniors. Applications are based on past school performance, current positive contributions to community, as well a written essay on a designated subject determined by the Party. The scholarship will be announced at the recipient’s senior night celebration / honors program with a scholarship certificate to be presented at the Party’s annual FDR Gala. Once proof of enrollment is provided, the Party will remit the scholarship funds directly to the academic institution.
Reside in Floyd County
Official high school transcript
Two letters of recommendation are required, one of which must be from a current or former teacher, counselor, or other school administrator. Letters of recommendation are not to be written by family members or relatives.
Applicants are required to submit a written essay not to exceed two double-spaced typed pages using a 12-point font. The essay topic should be as follows: TOPIC: Which Democratic leader (local, state, or national) has inspired you the most and why? (This can be someone from history, or a current leader.)
A copy of your letter of acceptance to a college, university, or a trade school.
A one-page personal statement regarding your educational plans and career goals. You may include motivating factors, important experiences, challenges, or even failures that have helped to shape you and your future plans.
GPA 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Applicant must be accepted full-time into one of the school types listed below (carrying at least 12 credits), for the fall semester following high school graduation
Scholarship Award Restrictions:
College Type - Accredited 2-year or 4-year:
Technical or Trade School
College or University
Scholarship awards can be used toward:
Room and board
All applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, May 10, 2019. Send your application via mail to:
Floyd County Democratic Party
P.O. Box 2104
New Albany, IN 47151
The winner will be announced at the Honors Night in his/her high school. The winner will also be introduced (with their family) at the Party’s annual FDR Gala on Friday, June 27, 2019.
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