College juniors or seniors majoring in political science, public administration or business administration, journalism or mass communications at an accredited Florida college, may be eligible for a scholarship.
The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, comprised of the 67 county supervisors, will award $1,200 scholarships this year to three qualified students.
Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark said the scholarships are named in memory of Dorothy Walker Ruggles, who served as Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections from 1988 until her death in 2000, Joe Oldmixon, former Escambia County supervisor, and Jimmy Whitehouse, former Highlands County supervisor.
ďThese supervisors of elections are revered by their peers and served the citizens of their counties with distinction and uncompromising integrity,Ē Clark said. ďWe are looking for students who represent the values of these supervisors and who could benefit financially from these scholarships from our state association.Ē
The scholarship application and the scholarship guidelines, which include requirements such as letters of recommendation and financial information, are available for download at www.votepinellas.com.
Scholarship applications must be received by 5 p.m. March 17, 2014 in any Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office: 315 Court St., Room 117, Clearwater; 13001 Starkey Rd., Largo; or 501 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Applications should be submitted in the county in which the student is registered to vote.
For a mailed application or additional information, please call the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office at 464-6108.