Please complete the application in its entirety. Additional pages may be attached if necessary. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. For assistance filling out this form, please contact Carmen Cullen at 352-326-1265 or

To apply, use the downloadable form below. Complete and print the form and remit in accordance with the instructions found at the bottom of this page.

Scott Strong served as a Lake County school board member from 2000-2008 and was named the State of Florida School Board Member of the Year in 2008.  He was a staunch supporter of his family, his community and education. The scholarship fund has provided 79 students with $73,250 in scholarships in the past 7 years. The Educational Foundation’s annual Scott Strong Memorial Scholarship tournament will be held on October 21, 2016 at Mission Inn. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to replenish the scholarship account. For information, please contact


Interviews for final cut applicants will be scheduled in the ESI conference room on April 24, 2018. Mandatory, final cut applicants must submit a head shot to prior to their scheduled interview.

Winners must be available for presentation at the Round Courthouse 315 W. Main Street Tavares, FL 32778 on May 14, 2019.

Application deadline March 15, 2019, must be received in the Educational Foundation Office 2045 Pruitt Street, Leesburg, FL 34748 (Rimes Elementary campus) by 4:00 pm. Please submit the original and 7 copies.

Winners must provide proof of enrollment, student ID # and financial aid office address to the Educational Foundation, 2045 Pruitt Street Leesburg, Fl 34748 by September of 2018. Check will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the school the recipient will be attending.

*Scholarship committee reserves the right to offer smaller scholarships to runner-ups.