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Award of Excellence Scholarship



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 at a local (NE Florida/SE Georgia) high school (Class of 2021)
• 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
• Essay


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, November 30th


If you are a senior in the Class of 2021, Apply Below!


Note: We’re currently experiencing issues with our online application. We’re working diligently to fix this, but in the meantime
please use the fillable PDF application and e-mail to Kayla Vanderlaan –


Scholarship Recipients will be honored in-game
during the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl!

Class of 2020 Recipients

Class of 2020 Scholarship recipients pictured with Gator Bowl Sports Leadership (Left to Right): Rich Thompson (Gator Bowl Sports Chairman), Katherine Harland (Home School), Joseph DePorre (Ponte Vedra High School), Kayla Herman (Fleming Island High School), Michael Chen (Ridgeview High School), John Duce (Gator Bowl Charities Chairman)


Past Recipients

Brooke Long, Fernandina Beach High (2019)
Matthew Quintal, Ponte Vedra High (2019)
Abby Redway, Creekside High School (2019)
Mary Thompson, Allen D. Nease High School (2019)
Danielle Corbin, Episcopal High School (2018)
Margaret Gupton, Creekside High School (2018)
Kenneth Harland, Homeschool (2018)
Savannah Olsson, Ridgeview High School (2018)
Jackson Dillard, Stanton College Preparatory (2017)
Anisa Vashi, Episcopal School of Jacksonville (2017)
Katherine Berlin, Orange Park High School (2017)
Ryan Canaday, Bartram Trail High School (2017)
Hannah Kilbride, Pedro Mendez High School (2016)
John Nash, Camden County High School (2016)
Madison Sullivan, Duncan U. Fletcher High School (2016)
Peter Lindner, Creekside High School (2016)
Rachel Gupton, Creekside High School (2015)
Ryan DuChanois , Bishop John Snyder (2015)
Ana Alice McIntosh, Atlantic Coast High School (2014)

Nathaniel “Tate” Williams , Keystone Heights High School (2014)
Jane Marie Ruede, Bartram Trail High School (2013)
David Carrison Hager, Stanton College Preparatory (2013)
Robert Wright, St. Augustine High School (2012)
Brandi Walker, West Nassau High School (2012)
Joseph Barrentinte, First Coast High School (2011)
Megan Sypniewski, Middleburg High School (2011)
Lester Ruiz, First Coast High School (2010)
Casie Hemmingway, West Nassau High School (2010)
Wladimir Alexis, Wolfson High School (2009)
Claire Butler, Mandarin High School (2009)
Richard Pitts, First Coast High School (2008)
Shelby Grimes, Paxon High School (2008)
Victoria Lynch, Mandarin High School (2007)
Trevor McCarter, Christ the King Catholic School (2007)
Chane'l Baldwin, Englewood High School (2006)
Jarin Davis, Poter's House Chrisitian Academy (2006)
Magan Cole, Providence High School (2005)
Josh Stake, Mandarin High School (2005)

Contact Kayla Vanderlaan with Questions –

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