Paying it forward
ANNUAL SOW-A-SEED SCHOLARSHIP
Through our Community Development, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. This is one of our key areas of focus here at Sow-A-Seed Foundation, and a source of much success for our Nonprofit Organization.
Each year Sow-A-Seed will issue a scholarship to one or more students in Gadsden County who has a desire to further his or her education to an accredited Florida institution.
COMMUNITY SERVICE (STUDENTS ONLY)
Community Service is defined as identifying a social issue in the community. This requires students to look beyond themselves and reach out to an issue faced by our society (i.e. poverty, abuse, elderly citizen rights). These hours will meet the requirement for the Florida Academic Scholars, Florida Medallion Scholars or Gold Seal Vocational scholarships.
You must identify a social or civic issue or a professional area that interests you, develop a plan for your personal involvement in addressing the issue or learning about the area, and, through papers or other presentations, evaluate and reflect upon your experience. Except for credit earned through service-learning courses adopted pursuant to s. 1003.497, you may not receive remuneration or academic credit for the community service work performed. Such work may include, but is not limited to, a business or governmental internship, work for a nonprofit community service organization, or activities on behalf of a candidate for public office. The hours of community service must be documented in writing, and the document must be signed by you, your parent or guardian, and a representative of the organization for which you performed the community service work.
Volunteer Service is defined as assisting where needed and does not necessarily address a social issue. Although these hours are not recorded on the transcript, students can keep a log of these activities for use when applying for college, job applications, awards and scholarships but may not be used for Bright Futures. Only community service hours, as defined above, meet the requirement for Bright Futures.
To be eligible to receive one of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Awards a student must complete a program of community service work that includes a minimum of hours:
Florida Academic Scholarship – 100 hours
Florida Medallion Scholarship – 75 hours
Gold Seal Vocational – 30 hours
We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our events are better organized & well planned for the students and community we serve. We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support they need, when they need it.
If you would like to give back through time and/or donations, please contact us.