Who Can Apply: The Myrtle Figueras Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 by her friends to sustain her name and her legacy. Ms. Figueras taught in the Gainesville school system for thirty years then served on the City Council for twenty years. Ms. Figueras believes strongly that communication is key to understanding, and that one of the greatest joys in life is to communicate with people of all cultures.
This fund will award one student a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants may be graduating seniors at Gainesville High School who are planning to attend an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning. Recipients are selected based on their demonstrated acceptance of all cultures, their plans to further study in foreign language, and their demonstrated financial need.
Deadline: March 15, 2020