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Edwin Steve Memorial Scholarship 


2019-2020 scholarship submission has closed. 

The Edwin Steve Memorial Scholarship honors high school seniors who are planning on pursuing a college degree in the State of Florida. The scholarship was established in memory of Edwin S. Camacho-Reyes, brother of our founder and president, Marielys Camacho-Reyes. The recipient(s) of the Edwin Steve Scholarship will be awarded up to one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). 

Guidelines and Procedures:

An applicant must:

  1. Have been accepted to a university in the state of Florida.
  2. Applicant must be a high school senior with a 3.0 GPA (or higher)
  3. Submit the following documents by March 2nd, 2021:
    1. Completed application form.
    2. Unofficial transcript.
    3. A 500 words essay on why he/she is choosing to pursue a higher education in their selected field.

     4. Send application and all required documents to: The Northeast Polk Gazette (ATTN: Scholarship Application) P.O. Box 1114 Haines City, FL 33845. Applicants can also send their application and the required documents to

Selection Procedure:

Completed applications and all supporting materials must be submitted to us by March 2nd, 2021. The chairperson will forward all application materials to the Awards and Scholarship Coordinator who will present the materials to the committee.

Our Administrative Committee will recommend to our Board of Directors the number of scholarships to be awarded based on the available funds and the number of QUALIFIED applicants. Selected students will be notified via email and mail on April 6th, 2021. A formal presentation of the scholarship(s) will be made at the end of April at a location to be determined.

Each applicant is encouraged to double-check all the details on his/her application to be certain that all criteria have been met.


Apply for our Scholarship:

2020-2021 Scholarship Award Information

2020-2021 Scholarship Award Application


Become a Scholarship Fund Donor:

Request for Scholarship Fund Donor Letter 

Scholarship Donation Form

Credit Card Payment Form


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