Scholarship Opportunities with Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay

2019 Lippitt Perseverance Scholarship

With determination to succeed, we believe you can achieve your dreams.  Many of our youth have already endured many traumas but are resilient and diligent and with commitment and hard work have achieved what many foster youth do not -- graduating high school and/or completing their GED.  The Lippitt Perseverance Scholarship is available to help you continue to further your education.  This scholarship may be applied for during your senior year in high school and is also available to those who have aged out and maybe need additional assistance after attempting education and hitting some hurdles that have caused barriers for completion (e.g. losing PESS benefit or other academic issues).

Details: 

A minimum of one $1500 scholarship will be awarded each spring/summer for the fall semester. Scholarship recipients can re-apply annually after the initial award but funds will not automatically renew and are subject to availability and reasonable progress on your educational plan.  Application and relevant documents can be submitted to iamforthechild@galf6.org or via our online application.

Timeline:

  • Application opens on March 4, 2019.  Application deadline is April 3, 2019.
  • In person interviews, if applicable will be held mid-April to early May, 2019.
  • Awards will be announced by May 13, 2019 with funds available by June 1, 2019.

To qualify you must be a student who: 

  1. Demonstrates qualities of perseverance, the potential for success, and a plan to get there
  2. Is a graduating senior, a high school graduate or have a GED
  3. Applied and been accepted to an accredited community college or college/university or technical school
  4. Has a minimum GPA of 2.5
  5. Has financial need

Supplemental materials to include with your application:

  1. Copy of high school transcript (attached to online application, emailed to iamforthechild@galf6.org or mailed to Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay 14102 58th St. N Clearwater, FL  33760  Attn: Tawnee Walling)
  2. Essay (attached to the application or in online form)
  3. Two references

For a list of scholarship questions and/or to complete the application and send via mail or email:  Paper Application Form

To complete the application online:  Online Application 

(Please note, you can not save the application and go back to it, so please familiarize yourself with the questions here and be prepared to upload your attachments to the online line application or you can send them via email or mail.

 

2019 Merle Allshouse Scholarship

Merle Allshouse was a committed Guardian ad Litem volunteer with a lifelong passion for social justice and a fervent champion of providing accessible learning to all.  Merle passed away in the spring of 2016 and his family wanted to honor his passion for education and service to the Guardian ad Litem Program by creating an educational fund to support youth in care.  This annual scholarship award will be given to one or more youth each year who is pursuing post-secondary education.

Details: 

A minimum of one $1000 scholarship will be awarded each spring/summer for the fall semester. Scholarship recipients can re-apply annually after the initial award but funds will not automatically renew and are subject to availability and reasonable progress on your educational plan.  Application and relevant documents can be submitted to iamforthechild@galf6.org or via our online application.

Timeline:

  • Application opens on March 4, 2019.  Application deadline is April 3, 2019.
  • In person interviews, if applicable will be held mid-April to early May, 2019.
  • Awards will be announced by May 13, 2019 with funds available by June 1, 2019.

To qualify you must be a student who: 

  1. Is a graduating senior, a high school graduate or have a GED
  2. Applied and been accepted to an accredited community college or college/university or technical school
  3. Has financial need

Supplemental materials to include with your application:

  1. Copy of high school transcript (attached to online application, emailed to iamforthechild@galf6.org or mailed to Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay 14102 58th St. N Clearwater, FL  33760  Attn: Tawnee Walling)
  2. Essay (attached to the application or in online form)

For a list of scholarship questions and/or to complete the application and send via mail or email:  Paper Application Form

To complete the application online:  Online Application 

(Please note, you can not save the application and go back to it, so please familiarize yourself with the questions here and be prepared to upload your attachments to the online line application or you can send them via email or mail.