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Tampa Police Department

Black History Committee

2018 Teen Excellence Scholarship


The Tampa Police Department Black History Committee is proud to announce the Teen Excellence Scholarship. The Black History Committee recognizes the importance of a good education for students.  In order to assist students in their endeavors, the Tampa Police Department’s Black History Committee will present up to ten $1,000 college or technical school scholarships to graduating seniors currently enrolled in the School District of Hillsborough County.

Application Process:

  • An individual may submit an application for themselves OR nominate another person.
  • A Nominator must be a non-family member, teacher or School Resource Officer.
  • Scholarship application must be submitted NO LATER THAN JANUARY 1, 2018.
  • Official school transcript must be MAILED to TPD Black History Scholarship Committee NO LATER THAN JANUARY 1, 2018. 
  • Mail transcripts to: Detective Sonja Wise, TPD Black History Scholarship Committee, 411 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, Florida 33602

Criteria for the Scholarship Selection

  • Applicants must be a current graduating senior enrolled in the Hillsborough County School District and have at least a 2.0 (unweighted) G.P.A.
  • Applicants must have at least a 3.5 (unweighted) GPA to apply for the Academic Excellence award.
  • Applicants or nominator must select one category  (Academic Excellence, Perseverance, Student Athlete, and First Responder) and meet the criteria for that category.
  • A completed application and official school transcript must be submitted by the deadline of JANUARY 1, 2018. Incomplete applications or nominations will not be accepted.
  • Winners will be announced by January 29, 2018.  Notification will be made by e-mail.
  • All award recipients must submit an acceptance letter or receipt of  registration from the school to the Tampa Police Department Black History Scholarship Committee prior to the disbursement of the award.
  • The scholarship award will be forwarded directly to the school in the name of the recipient.  The scholarship is non-renewable  and is not transferrable.

Method of Selection

  • All scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Tampa Police Department Black History  Scholarship Committee.
  • Selection of recipients will be at the sole discretion of the Tampa Police Department Black History Committee.