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Program Overview

The SJR State Collier-Blocker In-District Scholarships are designed specifically for minority residents of SJR State’s service district (Clay, Putnam, and St. Johns Counties) who would have potentially otherwise not have had the ability to attend college. Recipients are selected on the basis of their application and their personal statement which needs to indicate a strong desire to pursue an education at SJR State and a demonstrated ability to succeed in college. The value of the scholarship includes tuition, fees, and all required textbooks for up to 36 semester hours of enrollment at SJR State and a stipend for other expenses such as room and board and/or commuting expenses of $1,200 per year for full time students ($500 fall and spring and $200 summer).

Program Eligibility Requirements
Students must be a minority and a current resident of Clay, Putnam, or St. Johns Counties and must be enrolling in a Postsecondary Adult Vocational or Associate-level program (scholarship is not available to students in Baccalaureate programs). First time in college students must demonstrate an ability to succeed in college through placement on the sliding scale for initial academic eligibility and must possess a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. The selection committee will consider all complete applications that meet the minimum eligibility requirements; however, all eligible students may not be awarded a scholarship. Decisions regarding the awarding of the SJR State Collier-Blocker In-District Scholarship will be made by the Scholarship Selection Committee based on the eligible students’ personal statement, demonstrated need, and history.

Renewal Requirements:

  • With posting of grades at the end of the spring semester, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and earn the equivalent number of credit hours for which the award was received.
  • Maintain continuous enrollment (no breaks in enrollment except for summer) until completion/graduation.
  • Participate in at least two scheduled mentoring/tutoring/college success activities each fall and spring semester. Participation in additional mentoring/tutoring/college success activities may be required based on academic progress reports.
  • Including college preparatory classes, the scholarship will fund a maximum of 78 credits, or until completion of an Associate Degree, whichever occurs first. Students must work with their Counselor and Mentor to ensure they are taking the appropriate courses and prerequisite courses for their intended major. The scholarship will not fund any Baccalaureate degree coursework.

Collier-Blocker In-District Scholarship Application:

Download Application*

* Visit our SSN Web page for more information regarding the College's use of Social Security Numbers.

All scholarships must be sent directly to:
Meghan Deputy, SJR State
5001 St. Johns Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177

Please direct all scholarship and renewal questions to:
Meghan Deputy
(386) 312-4211