Invitation to Participants The Tallahassee ZOOM Track Club invites graduating high school seniors to applyfor the 2021Darrell McQueen Scholarship Fund. The deadline for submission of all applications will July 9, 2021, by 5pm.
About the Scholarship The Darrell McQueen Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to high school seniors who have shown exemplary excellence in academics, community service, and athletics during their high school career. Father, husband, friend, and advisor, Mr. McQueen was an instrumental member of the club during its formative years. Darrell was a great advocate for education and athletics alike, who had a passion for recognizing and rewarding hardworking, motivated students in our community.
The award will be in the amount of $ 500 and will be announced no later than Friday, July 16, 2021.
Eligibility Requirements The competition is open to students who will graduate from high school in 2020and who:
Attends high school in Leon, Jefferson, or Wakulla County
Has earned a 3.0 or higher GPA (unweighted)
Participated in Track & Field during their high school tenure
By the scholarship deadline, has been accepted to pursue a course of study at an accredited college oruniversity leading to a two-year or four-year degree
Have actively been involved in a community service initiative or project, earning at least 30 community service hours (Verification needed from guidance counselor)
How to Apply The application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation and video essay (2 minutes or less). All completed applications MUST be received by 5pm, Friday, July 9, 2021- NO EXCEPTIONS.Applications submitted without the accompanying recommendation/video essaywill not be considered.