Farah & Farah Announces 2nd Annual Empowering Greatness Scholarship Program
Law firm will award five rising seniors 2-Year Florida College Plan scholarships to help fight gun violence through education.
Leading Florida law firm Farah & Farah today proudly announced that it has begun accepting applications for its 2nd Annual Empowering Greatness Scholarship Program. The firm established the scholarship program last year, inspired by the rich and enduring legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The scholarship program recognizes deserving students in low-income, high-crime neighborhoods who are committed to breaking the cycle of poverty and gun violence through the pursuit of higher education.
The firm will award five rising high school seniors across Florida a 2-Year Florida College Plan. The plan prepays tuition, registration fees and local fees for 60 lower division semester credit hours at any of the 28 Florida Colleges. This is in partnership with the Florida Prepaid College Foundation and Goodwill Industries of North Florida, Inc. who will process and vet all scholarship applications. A scholarship committee comprised of a diverse panel of community judges and Farah & Farah employees will review and score all applications.
In 2020, Farah & Farah awarded scholarships to 20 deserving high school seniors and undergraduate students, providing each with $5,000 for college tuition. This year, the firm is going the extra mile and giving back even more by committing to fully prepay tuition and fees for five deserving students. The firm hopes hundreds of hardworking rising high school seniors will apply for the scholarship. Applicants will be judged by a diverse panel of judges, each of whom has made a difference in their communities.
This year’s Empowering Greatness Scholarship judges are:
● Rep. Anna Eskamani, Florida House of Representatives — District 47 (Orlando)
● T-Neisha Tate, Jacksonville Jaguars Vice President of Social Responsibility and Impact
● Angela Pruitt, Chief Human Resource Officer, Lee County Schools (Fort Myers)
● Carlos Valdes, AMIKids Tampa Executive Director (Tampa)
● Stewart Moore, WESH 2 News Anchor (Orlando)
● Sarah Louis, 2020 Empowering Greatness Scholarship Winner, University of Florida student
The Empowering Greatness Scholarship Program is conducted in partnership with The Florida Prepaid College Foundation’s Project STARS and Goodwill Industries of North Florida. The
STARS program helps low-income students at risk of dropping out of high school create a pathway to success through mentoring and the promise of a college scholarship.
To be eligible for an Empowering Greatness Scholarship, students must attend a public or charter school in the Jacksonville, Fort Myers, Ocala, Tampa, Gainesville, or Orlando areas. The
application portal will be open until September 10 and the scholarship winners will be announced on October 15.
For more information or to apply, visit farahandfarah.com/scholarship.