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The Gator Bowl Charities Award of Excellence Scholarship consists of a one-time gift of $2,500
that is given out to four senior student-athletes for use at any accredited University or Community College.



To be eligible to receive the Gator Bowl Charities Award of Excellence scholarship, the applicant must:
• Be a senior in high school
• Maintain a 3.0+ GPA (on an unweighted 4.0 scale) from an accredited high school in Florida’s First Coast area
• Participate in a junior varsity or varsity sport or its equivalent (dance, gymnastics, etc.)
• Participate in extra-curricular activities through church, school and the community
• Pledge to remain drug-free, alcohol-free and tobacco-free
• Exhibit exemplary behavior, thereby being a good role model for peers



The following factors will be considered in selecting the scholarship recipients:
• Scholastic Record
• Community Service
• Sports Participation
• Involvement in Extracurricular Activities
• Leadership Qualities
• Short Answer Question & Essay


• Apply online below
• Download a paper copy of the application below
• Visit your high school guidance department for a paper copy



Gator Bowl Charities Award of Excellence Scholarship recipients will be selected by December 6, 2019.

The scholarship will be presented at the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl on January 2, 2020. Recipients will receive (4) tickets to the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl and will be recognized on-field during a quarter break.


For questions regarding the Gator Bowl Charities Award of Excellence scholarship please contact
Kayla Vanderlaan at kayla@jaxsports.com or 904.798.5998

2018-2019 RECIPIENTS

Past Recipients

Danielle Corbin, Episcopal High School (2017)
Margaret Gupton, Creekside High School (2017)
Kenneth Harland, Homeschool (2017)
Savannah Olsson, Ridgeview High School (2017)
Jackson Dillard, Stanton College Preparatory (2016)
Anisa Vashi, Episcopal School of Jacksonville (2016)
Katherine Berlin, Orange Park High School (2016)
Ryan Canaday, Bartram Trail High School (2016)
Hannah Kilbride, Pedro Mendez High School (2015)
John Nash, Camden County High School (2015)
Madison Sullivan, Duncan U. Fletcher High School (2015)
Peter Lindner, Creekside High School (2015)
Rachel Gupton, Creekside High School (2014)
Ryan DuChanois , Bishop John Snyder (2014)
Ana Alice McIntosh, Atlantic Coast High School (2013)
Nathaniel “Tate” Williams , Keystone Heights High School (2013)
Jane Marie Ruede, Bartram Trail High School (2012)

David Carrison Hager, Stanton College Preparatory (2012)
Robert Wright, St. Augustine High School (2011)
Brandi Walker, West Nassau High School (2011)
Joseph Barrentinte, First Coast High School (2010)
Megan Sypniewski, Middleburg High School (2010)
Lester Ruiz, First Coast High School (2009)
Casie Hemmingway, West Nassau High School (2009)
Wladimir Alexis, Wolfson High School (2008)
Claire Butler, Mandarin High School (2008)
Richard Pitts, First Coast High School (2007)
Shelby Grimes, Paxon High School (2007)
Victoria Lynch, Mandarin High School (2006)
Trevor McCarter, Christ the King Catholic School (2006)
Chane'l Baldwin, Englewood High School (2005)
Jarin Davis, Poter's House Chrisitian Academy (2005)
Magan Cole, Providence High School (2004)
Josh Stake, Mandarin High School (2004)

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