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PEF Scholarships

To help students take a step closer to transforming their academic life, Polk Education Foundation is presenting wonderful scholarship programs. These funding opportunities are here to support students who are in the 11th and 12th grade. PEF Scholarships will provide financial aid to students who are struggling with their educational expenses and finding it challenging to complete their education. Awards, clubs, volunteer time, leadership roles and extra-curricular activities are to be considered at the time of selecting candidates. The application process for these funds is easy. All they need to do is to fill an online application form and attach an essay and send it to the given address.

Receiving required free money from these programs will help students continue their education and reduce the risk of dropout. Research shows that many students have to start working to meet their educational expenses which becomes an impediment to academic success. Working part-time impose the stress on students, and they end up graduating with unsatisfactory grades. Scholarships not only recognize their hard work but also prevent them from doing a part-time job. On the other hand, scholarships encourage students to become a philanthropist and give back to their society.

Polk Education Foundation was established in 1988 and servers as the fiscal agent and manager of many educational programs for Polk County Public Schools. It has been dedicated to enhancing educational programs for students with private and corporate funds. This foundation is operated by a volunteer board of directors made up of community, educational and business leaders. Moreover, it has been ranked no. 21 of the top 25 education foundations in the nation.

Brief Description

To get quick information about the scholarships, please go through the table given below:

Organization Polk Education Foundation
Educational Level 11th and 12th-grade students
Subjects All
Amount Varies
Access Mode Online
Number of Awards 2
City Bartow
Nationality Domestic
Country United States
Application Deadline November 20, 2020
Application Fee N/A
Requirements N/A

Who May Be Eligible

Applicants must be students in the 11th and 12th grade;

For Bobby Lane Scholarship, candidates must be fisher students from around the United States. On the hand, for Bailey Matthew Tilley Memorial Scholarship, applicants must be residents of Polk County.

How to Apply

All interested applicants need to fill out an application form and sent it with an essay and a copy of high school transcript to the following address:

Polk Education Foundation
1530 Shumate Drive
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-0519

The application must be complete and contain all correct information as incomplete and fake information can cause disqualification.

Supporting Documents

For both the scholarships, applications will have to submit an essay that can be used to provide personal financial need information, college and career plans, and any other information you feel would help in the selection process. A copy of high school transcript needs to be submitted with application too.


  • Bobby Lane Scholarship – Educational fund
  • Bailey Matthew Tilley Memorial Scholarship – Educational fund

Application Deadline

All applications should be submitted before or on November 20, 2020, as after this date, the organization will stop accepting application. Early applications are encouraged.

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