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Fort Walton Beach Rotary Club Scholarship


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The Kay Stokes Scholarship is named for the late wife of our long time Rotarian Randy Stokes. Ms. Stokes graduated from White Cap Nursing College in Warren Ohio and then attended the Trumbull Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Birmingham, AL. Kay worked at Fort Walton Beach Hospital and then was a pediatric nurse and practitioner at White-Wilson Medical Center.

The Kay Stokes Memorial Scholarships are awarded to qualified persons entering nursing or medical related fields. Qualified persons is defined as individuals who intend to achieve and are admitted to a program which leads to the CNA, LPN, RN, or medical admission certificate. The LPN or RN certificate may be in conjunction with an AS, AA, the BSN, or a graduate degree which is directly associated with and supports the profession of nursing or medical related fields.

Certificate-granting programs must be certified. Baccalaureate degree-granting programs must be accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Any resident of Okaloosa County may apply for the Kay Stokes Memorial Scholarship.

Application Due by April 15th


James Sutton was a long time Fort Walton Beach Rotarian who served our club well. James was one of the first dentists in Fort Walton Beach and he believed young people needed to have a good education. Mr. Sutton was the President of our Rotary Club from 1960-1961.

These scholarships are awarded each year to degree-seeking students. Applicants must be seniors at one of the three applicable high schools at the time of application. Field of study is unrestricted.

Application Due by April 15th

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The scholarship is named in memory of the son of Rotarian John Morgan, Jr. "Little John" as John T. Morgan III was known, graduated from Fort Walton Beach High School Class of 1985. John suffered a brain tumor at the age of 18 and through his cheerful attitude and courageous spirit he outlived the odds for 5 years and overcame great adversity.

The John T. Morgan III Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has overcome great adversity in his/her life whether it is due to illness, handicap, or other special need. The applicant must be a senior at one of the three applicable high schools and have a cumulative 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Application Due by April 15th

General Information:

The Fort Walton Beach Rotary Club through the Fort Walton Beach Rotary Club Scholarship, Inc. (FWBRCSI) annually funds and awards scholarships to bright, local students to help them prepare for productive, successful lives. FWBRCSI is responsible for all domestic scholarship activities of the Fort Walton Beach Rotary Club and is registered as an IRS Section 501(c)(3) organization. Applications are available from FWBRCSI and the Okaloosa County School District at: fortwaltonrotary.org and okaloosaschools.com,

Applicants may visit their High School designated personnel, the Collegiate High School or NWFSC Foundation office for scholarship information.� MAIL completed package to:

P.O. Box 892
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32549

The completed package will be copied and provided to each member of the FWBRCSI Board of Directors for consideration. All applications remain active for a period of up to one year. Eligible applicants are seniors at Choctawhatchee HS, Fort Walton Beach HS or a senior who is a resident of Fort Walton Beach attending Northwest Florida State College Collegiate HS. FWBRCSI will also consider applications from students who have previously graduated from one of the above high schools and currently attends or aspires to attend any accredited post-high school educational program or institution.

Please write a personal essay about why you should be considered for a scholarship. It may include information such as your academic experience, personal character, leadership, aptitude or financial need.

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