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Magic offer full scholarship for 2013

The Orlando Magic Youth FoundationThe Orlando Magic is teaming up with Seminole State College of Florida to offer a full scholarship worth $3,000 per year to one graduating senior in Seminole, Orange or Osceola counties enrolling in Seminole State this fall.

The Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) will award the two-year scholarship to a degree-seeking student with demonstrated financial need who is dedicated to excellence inside and out of the classroom. Applicants should have an unweighted grade point average of at least 2.5 and test scores of at least 880 on the SAT or 18 on the ACT.

In addition to completing the application, students must compose a 500-word essay answering the question, “If you could create your own community service program or organization here in Central Florida, what would it be, who would it serve, and why?”

Scholarship candidates should also include documentation regarding extracurricular activities and honors, as well as two reference letters detailing exemplary academic status or community service.

The completed scholarship application, along with all supplementary materials and documentation, should be submitted no later than April 1. As part of its outreach to the area’s state colleges, the Orlando Magic organization will also provide a similar scholarship opportunity to a student enrolling at Valencia College. This is the second straight year the OMYF has offered scholarships to incoming Seminole State and Valencia students.

The OMYF also recently donated $50,000 to Seminole State to be used for its Molding Another Generation in College (MAGIC) Fund. The fund, which was established last year thanks to a $75,000 grant from the OMYF, provides support programs designed to help first-generation students graduate.

Applicants can download the scholarship application online and return the completed form to:

Foundation for Seminole State College of Florida, Inc.
100 Weldon Blvd.
Sanford, FL  32773-6199

A list of applicant guidelines and an application timeline also are available online.

About the Foundation for Seminole State College: The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation dedicated to enhancing Seminole State College's programs and services through the development and management of private contributions, public grants and community partnerships. Members of the board of directors contribute their management and leadership skills without compensation to support these initiatives. For more information, visit the Foundation home page.

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