Each year COMPACT awards 10 – 20 deserving seniors college scholarships ranging from $300.00 to $3,750.00. Scholarships are awarded based on grades; improvement in grades, attendance; behavior; extra curricular activities; letters of recommendation; and community service.
The highest award ($3,750.00) is the Lee Norris Rayam Scholarship which pays $1,500.00 for the first year and $750.00 for the next three years. It is named in honor of the late Mr. Lee Norris Rayam, a COMPACT consultant and motivational speaker, a community activist and a staunch mentor.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
- Verification of acceptance in school
- Grades (2.0 GPA or an acceptable post secondary entry level test score)
- Two short essays – Does not have to be typed – but must be legible
- Three letters of recommendation:
- COMPACT Teacher or another Teacher
- One other school-level personnel
- One outside resource person (Clergy, employer, mentor etc.)
- An OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT of school work through the first semester of the senior year.
- Community service and activities outside school.
- Student activities/honors/awards.
- COMPACT involvement.
APPLICATION PACKET MUST INCLUDE:
- Completed application
- Essays (2)
- Letters of recommendation (3)
- Official Transcript
- Copy of college/school acceptance letter (if available)
PLEASE MAIL APPLICATIONS DIRECTLY TO:
THE ORLANDO/ORANGE COUNTY COMPACT
P.O. Box 1073
Orlando, Florida 32802-1073
Past Scholarship Recipients:
- Claudia Arrindell, Dr Phillips High School, Valencia Community College
- Romelyne Augustin, Oak Ridge, Florida Memorial University
- Nilja Brown, Jones, Bethune-Cookman University
- Brittany Casseus, Dr Phillips, Valencia Community College
- Samantha Donaldson, Evans, University of South Florida
- Shelynn Guillaume, Jones, Florida A&M University
- Breaunna Farmer, Jones, Bethune-Cookman University
- Jamijja Herring, Jones, Valencia Community College
- Antoinette Jones, Dr Phillips, Valencia Community College
- Natalie Lalanne, Dr Phillips, Seminole Community College
- Michelle Lespinasse, Dr Phillips, Valencia Community College
- Chanel Lewis, Dr Phillips, Tallahassee Community College
- Vickie Mertis, Dr Phillips, Valencia Community College
- Sheila Rene, Oak Ridge, Int’l Academy of Design Technology
- Elease Samms, Jones, Cornell University