Scholarships

Each year, ELEVATE Beyond Seniors have the opportunity to apply for scholarship funds. It is our mission to find funds for our students so that they can go to the institution of their choice. Our students get accepted to great schools and we want them to have the opportunity to follow their dreams!

Students who are part of ELEVATE Orlando at Jones High School, Evans High School, and OakRidge High School have big plans and big dreams. Then, they get accepted to outstanding universities and colleges, but they need resources to be able to stay throughout their entire post-secondary career.

Scholarships open the door to a college education for talented students who might otherwise be left thousands of dollars in debt, or not attend college at all.

 

 

HOW
DO
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APPLY?

  1. ARE YOU AN ELEVATE SENIOR? If you are a Senior at Jones High School, Evans High School, or OakRidge High School, and part of the ELEVATE Beyond Program, then you can apply!
  2. SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – Read about the various scholarship opportunities offered at this time. Scroll down to read the exact requirements for each and apply for any and all that apply to you.
  3. CLICK THE LINKS TO APPLY – If you are eligible, click the links and apply today.
  4. QUESTIONS? – If you have questions, e-mail Ms. Reyes at xreyes@elevateorlando.org.

The Jack and Sheri McGill Scholarship

The Jack and Sheri McGill Scholarship Fund will award $15,000 annually to ELEVATE Orlando’s graduating high school seniors at Evans, Jones and Oak Ridge high schools. Two students from each school will receive up to $2,500 in scholarship funds.

The scholarship eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • > Graduating senior enrolled in ELEVATE Orlando’s Beyond Course at Evans, Jones or Oak Ridge High School 2019-2020.
  • > Student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, (unweighted).
  • > Student must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university.
  • > Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application prior to applying.
  • > Student must have an unmet financial need as verified by the college or university financial aid office. Scholarship funds are sent directly to the college or university.page1image3024525792

About the Jack and Sheri McGill Scholarship
In 2019, family and friends of Jack and Sheri McGill, founders of ELEVATE Orlando, established the fund as a tribute to their many years of investment into the lives of Orlando’s deserving students. Jack strongly believes in the quote by Dr. Del Elliot that “In order to have a chance at a productive life, a child must have at least one adult relationship that is positive, caring and long- term.”

Click here to apply.

Read News 6 Coverage of the 2019-2020 Winners!

The Stephen B. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship

The Stephen B. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship Fund will award a 4-year $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year) annually to a graduating senior male student enrolled in ELEVATE Orlando’s program at Evans, Jones, or Oak Ridge School high schools.

The scholarship eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • >  Student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, (unweighted).
  • >  Graduating senior enrolled in ELEVATE Orlando’s Beyond Course at Evans, Jones or Oak Ridge High School 2019-2020
  • >  Student must be enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution (college/university, technical or vocational school)
  • >  Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application prior to applying.
  • >  Student must have an unmet financial need as verified by the institution’s financial aid office. Scholarship funds are sent directly to the institution.
About the Stephen B. Hatcher Scholarship

Stephen B. Hatcher faithfully served the Orlando community with his gifts and time for nearly 35 years. In 1978, Steve graduated with a B.A. with honors and distinction from Rhodes College, formerly known as Southwestern At Memphis. Steve was an active member and led Bible studies with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, through which he met his wife, Becky. Following graduation, Steve earned a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1981 and an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida School of Law in 1982. Steve started his legal career with the firm of Anderson & Rush in Orlando, Florida. In October 1984, Steve joined the firm of Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe in Orlando, where he practiced for almost 35 years. He served as President of the firm from 2008 to 2018.
As a husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather, Steve exemplified patience, discernment, joy, and love. He had a God-given gift for listening intently and providing wise counsel. He loved serving Christ by investing in the lives of others whether it was as Scoutmaster of Troop 687; as an Elder at Orangewood Presbyterian Church; playing music, basketball, or golf with his sons and friends; serving on the Board of the National Christian Foundation Orlando Advisory Board and the Board of Directors for Jobs Partnership of Florida; in his role as a certified Christian Conciliator through Peacemaker Ministries; or as President of ZKS. In establishing this scholarship, Steve’s family and friends wish to recognize and invest in a male student committed to continuing his education and community service.