The Barnes Scholarship is worth up to $15,000 a year for four years at an accredited U.S. college or university. Four winners are selected each year from public and private high school in West Central Florida (counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus). The award is based on academic achievement, financial need, community service and evidence of having overcome significant hurdles in life to succeed academically. The scholarship may be renewed annually so long as the full-time student remains in good academic standing.
Previous winners are enrolled at American University, Case Western Reserve, Duke, Eckerd College, Franciscan University, Georgetown, Northwestern, Ohio State, Princeton, Tulane, University of Florida, University of Rochester, University of South Florida, and Washington University. Nine of the previous winners have graduated from college.
The application deadline will be in mid-October each year.
The scholarship is named for its founder, Andrew Barnes, former CEO and chairman, of Times Publishing Company.
For more information about the Barnes Scholarship, contact:
Director of the St. Petersburg Times Fund, Inc.