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Statewide Supervisors of Elections Association
Offering Three College Scholarships in 2019

The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE), comprised of the State of Florida’s county supervisors, will award $1,200 scholarships to three (3) qualified students in 2019.

College students majoring in the following: political science, public administration, business administration, journalism or mass communications; enrolled as a junior or senior at an accredited Florida college or university; and registered to vote are eligible to apply.

“I am proud our association is able to provide these financial scholarships to deserving college students and future leaders,” said Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark. “I encourage eligible students to take advantage of this opportunity and submit their completed applications.”

FSASE scholarships are awarded 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. 

The scholarship application and the complete list of scholarship guidelines, which include requirements such as letters of recommendation and financial information, can be downloaded from the links below.

Scholarship applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2019, and should be submitted in the county in which the student is registered to vote. Pinellas County students should return completed applications to any of the three Supervisor of Elections offices: 315 Court St., Room 117, Clearwater; 13001 Starkey Rd., Largo; or 501 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

Contact Tim Closterman, at ticlosterman@VotePinellas.com, or (727) 464-4635, if you have any questions.




2006 – Michael Peter Maguire
             Clearwater, University of Florida
2008 – Sarah Morgan
              Palm Harbor, University of Central Florida
2011 – Alicia L. Gangi
              St. Petersburg, University of South Florida
2013 – Chelsea Morgan
              Palm Harbor, University of Florida
2015 – Mary-Kate Downing
              Safety Harbor, Florida State