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FSE Scholarship Program


Every year, the Florida Supervisors of Elections offer a scholarship opportunity for students who have finished two years of undergraduate work and are majoring in political science, public/business administration, or journalism/mass communications.  This year, they will award three scholarships in the amount of $1,200 to students in Florida.  

Students who are registered to vote in Putnam County should submit their application to our office.  We will select one finalist from Putnam County for consideration by the scholarship committee.


Student Eligibility

To be eligible for the FSE Scholarship the student applicant shall:

  • Be either a Political Science, Public/Business Administration, or Journalism/Mass Communications major.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Have been a bona fide resident of Florida for two years preceding the academic year for which an application is made.
  • Be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in a senior college or university in Florida.  No postgraduate or second-degree students.
  • Have finished two years of junior college or undergraduate work (enough credits for enrollment as a junior) .
  • Submit two current letters of recommendations:  one from the college or university last attended or graduated from; and one from a citizen of good standing in the community.
  • Submit a resume of your high school and/or college activities as well as what you have done for your community.
  • Demonstrate a financial need and furnish a financial statement, which shows what your own contribution is to your educational expenses. (Student does not have to submit an official form, can just send a statement of their financial need.)
  • Have maintained a "C" average or above for the previous year.
  • Be available for a personal interview by the Supervisor of Elections in the county where you are registered to vote.
  • BE REGISTERED TO VOTE.  (Written verification required by Supervisor of Elections submitting application where you are registered to vote.)

In addition, the student must:

  • Apply in accordance with all eligibility requirements.  (Failure to do so could result in non-consideration.) 
  • Continue to meet all initial eligibility requirements.
  • Maintain a "C" average or above.
  • Remain in good standing at the institution.

Scholarship must be given to student attending a Florida university or college which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


How to Apply

Either print application from here or pick up application packet from the Elections Office.  Once completed, drop off in person or mail all required items to:

Charles Overturf

Putnam County Supervisor of Elections

2509 Crill Ave., Suite 900

Palatka, FL  32177


Email all items to electionsoffice@putnam-fl.com


Important Dates


Deadline for Applications: March 26, 2021


Presentation of Winners: TBA

If you have any questions about any details on this page, contact the elections office at electionsoffice@putnam-fl.com

Charles L. Overturf III, Supervisor of Elections, Putnam County

Address & Qualifying Office: 2509 Crill Ave, Suite 900, Palatka, FL 32177

P: (386) 329 - 0224 | F: (386) 329 - 0455 | H: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Email: electionsoffice@putnam-fl.com