Applications are now being accepted by the Optimist Club of Jackson County for the Mellie McDaniel Memorial Scholarship. The deadline is Oct. 1.
Partial tuition and/or books are available to the selected applicant who is a child or grandchild of a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or emergency responder and is a resident of the 14th Judicial Circuit (Washington, Holmes, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf or Bay Counties).
Applicants must have 2.0 high school GPA and maintain a 2.0 each semester at Chipola. must be a full-time student. Applicants must show evidence of leadership in school and community activities. Two letters of recommendation from a non-relative are required. Top applicants will be interviewed by the scholarship committee.
Completed applications must be received by Oct. 1. Mail applications to: Optimist Club of Jackson County, P.O. Box 9624, Marianna, FL 32447.