Florida Supervisors of Elections Scholarship

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Every year, the Florida Supervisors of Elections offers a scholarship opportunity for students who have finished two years of undergraduate work and are majoring in Political Science/Public Administration/Business Administration or Journalism/Mass Communication. This year, they will award three scholarships in the amount of $1,200 to students in Florida.

Deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 8, 2024 (must be received at Supervisor of Elections office by this date). We will select one finalist from Hillsborough County for consideration by the scholarship committee. 

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for the FSE Scholarship the student applicant shall:

  1. Be a Political Science/Public Administration/Business Administration or Journalism/Mass Communication major.
  2. Be a citizen of the United States.
  3. Have been a resident of Florida for two years preceding the academic year for which an application is made.
  4. Be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in a senior college or university in Florida. No postgraduate or second-degree students.
  5. Be at least a junior in college, or have enough credits for enrollment as a junior prior to the application deadline.
  6. Submit two current letters of recommendation:
    1. one from the college or university last attended or graduated from.
    2. one from a citizen of good standing in the community.
  7. Submit a resume of your high school and/or college activities, as well as what you have done for your community.
  8. Demonstrate a financial need and furnish a financial statement, which shows what your own contribution is to your educational expenses. (Student does not have to submit an official form, can just send a statement of their financial need.)
  9. Have maintained a “C” average or above for the previous school year.
  10. BE REGISTERED TO VOTE. (Written verification required by Supervisor submitting application where you are registered to vote.)
  11. Be available for an interview by the Supervisor of Elections in the county where student is registered to vote.

Scholarship must be given to student attending a Florida university or college which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The scholarship check will be made payable to the school where student will be attending.

How to Apply

If you are registered to vote in Hillsborough County, fill out the scholarship packet below and mail or email it to:

Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections
ATTN: Britney Bridgman
2514 North Falkenburg Rd.
Tampa, FL 33619

Scholarship Packet

Make sure you review the packet carefully to ensure you meet all qualifications and have included all required materials before submitting your application.

If you have questions about any of the details on this page, contact Britney Bridgman at Communications@VoteHillsborough.gov.


Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Main Phone: (813) 744-5900 Toll Free: (888) 297-4362 Email: voter@votehillsborough.gov

Fred B. Karl County Center

601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 16th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: (813) 272-5850
Fax: (813) 272-7043

Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center

2514 North Falkenburg Rd.
Tampa, FL 33619
Tel: (813) 744-5900
Fax: (813) 744-5843

Northwest Regional Office

4575 Gunn Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33624

Southeast Regional Office

10020 South U.S. Hwy. 301
Riverview, FL 33578

Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Voter registration applications and other written communications to or from the Supervisor of Elections are public records and are available to the public and media upon request unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption. Email addresses are also public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, please do not email us. Instead, contact us by mail or phone, or visit us in person. To request public records, visit this page.. For questions about public records, email publicrecords@votehillsborough.gov or call (813) 744-5900.