DCCPTA Graduating Senior College Scholarships

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients!

Meet the scholars!  Watch the 2020-21 Scholarship Video

The Duval County Council of PTAs is pleased to offer $500 scholarships to students graduating from Duval County schools each year.  The scholarship is available to high school students who are members of their PTA/PTSAs or the Sunshine State PTA.  Student’s full-time enrollment must be at an accredited postsecondary institution.  See https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation for the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs.  Please see Scholarship Application Guide for detailed instructions and application requirements.

Applications were due March 31, 2021

Scholarship Application Guide

For more information, contact Scholarship@dccpta.org.

It’s not too early to start thinking about next school year!
DCCPTA would like to make the following announcement regarding the 2021 High School Essay Contest on behalf of the Honorable Marcia Morales Howard, United States District Judge, Middle District of Florida.

It often can be challenging to get students excited about the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, especially given much within the Constitution is difficult to relate to students’ everyday lives. However, as students return to school this fall, it is anticipated that the United States Supreme Court will have issued a decision directly addressing public-school students’ First Amendment rights to free speech. It is the hope of the judges and lawyers of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, that the 2021 High School Essay Contest, together with the anticipated Supreme Court decision, will make the Bill of Rights come alive for students in Duval County classrooms.

Essay prompt to be announced on August 13, 2021.  See flyer HERE



Florida PTA is pleased to offer an opportunity for assistance to qualified students who wish to continue their education beyond high school. Florida PTA offers scholarships in the following categories: University, Fine Arts, Community College, and Vo-Tech, to a student graduating in the 2020-2021 school year. This is a one-time (non-renewable) award of $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a worthy student who is interested in getting a start in life through higher education. The Florida PTA Scholarship is available for all high school seniors who are a member of their high school PTA/PTSAs or the Sunshine State PTA.  Deadline for all applications is February 1.  All applications must be postmarked by that date in order to be considered. 

State Convention Grant

Need-based grants are available from the Duval County Council of PTAs/PTSAs to support the attendance of PTA leaders, who will be officers/chairs at their local unit, at the Florida PTA Leadership Convention.  Recipients are to be selected by the Executive Committee of the Duval County Council of PTAs/PTSAs.

Application for in-person attendance at the 2021 Leadership Convention

Application for virtual attendance at the 2021 Leadership Convention

Legislative Grant

DCCPTA has a grant to support a local unit that would like to attend the Florida PTA Legislative Conference in Tallahassee, FL. The grant will provide financial assistance with lodging, gas, and registration fees.   Application will be posted prior to the 2022 Legislative Conference.