The Historical Society of Central Florida is pleased to announce the 2020 annual Future John Young History Maker Award and Scholarship. The award recognizes a Central Florida high school senior who will attend college/university with the goal of inspiring action towards a better future. One high school senior will receive a $2,500 scholarship towards their college education.

ELIGIBILITY

• Be a graduating senior at any Central Florida high school.
• Have been accepted to attend an accredited two or four-year college/university.
• Be available to receive the Future John Young History Maker Award and make a speech at the 14th annual John Young History Maker’s Celebration on April, 28, 2020 at the Orange County Regional History Center in downtown Orlando.

REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR A COMPLETE SUBMISSION:

1.) Complete the application.

2.) Submit a 500-700 word essay that addresses the following quote from John Young’s memoir, Forever Young:
“The world was changing fast, and little did I know that I had arrived at Georgia Tech to be brought up to speed with that changing world, so I could help change it even more. “What kind of world will we make?” one of my fellow OHS [Orlando High School] students had asked at our commencement in June 1948.”

The essay must be double spaced in 12 pt. Arial font. The essay must include the word count.

3.) Attach a list of major accomplishments and volunteer work (please limit to one page).

4.) Attach a letter of support from either a community leader or teacher.

5.) Attach a letter of acceptance to an accredited two or four-year college/university.

DEADLINE

Complete application, essay, and attachments must be received by 5 p.m. on March 27, 2020.

HAVE A QUESTION?

For additional information, contact Amanda Parish Walters at 407-836-8376 or by email Amanda.Parishwalters@ocfl.net.

Disclaimer: Any portion of your written essay is subject to be used by the Orange County Regional History Center for marketing purposes. Your submission signifies your consent and agreement for this use.

JOHN YOUNG HISTORY MAKER SCHOLARSHIP 2020 APPLICATION

NOTE: Application MUST be accompanied by an essay and the following attachments: list of major accomplishments and volunteer work, letter of support from a community leader or teacher, and a letter of acceptance to an accredited two or four-year college/university.

Name *:
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ABOUT THE AWARDS

Each year, the Historical Society of Central Florida honors community individuals at the John Young History Maker Celebration with an award recognizing their impact on Central Florida. The John Young History Maker Past and Present Awards are given to Central Floridians whose lifetime of achievement has created a lasting positive impression on our community. This year, the Present Award will be honoring Dr. Sandy Shugart, President of Valencia College. The Past Awards will honor Paul Perkins, the first African American city prosecutor for Orlando, and Beth Johnson, the first woman elected to the Florida State Senate.

The Future John Young History Maker Award winner receives the John Young History Maker scholarship and is a student who shows promise of positively influencing his or her community through dedication to their schoolwork and organizations that support the wellbeing and future of Central Florida.

ABOUT THE ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER

Our award-winning museum’s home is the historic 1927 Orange County courthouse in downtown Orlando. Many trials and court cases took place here, including in the historic courtroom that today looks much like it did when the building opened its doors more than nine decades ago. When you visit our museum and this building today, you’ll find many more fascinating stories from the past that celebrate 12,000 years of Florida’s rich, diverse history, from its earliest people to the era of space exploration and beyond.