Nelson Green, owner of Great Southeast Flooring America (far left) launches new scholarship for Satellite High School students preparing to attend the University of Florida. Pictured with Nelson are Mark Elliott, Satellite High School principal, (middle) and Jane McDermott, Satellite High School guidance counselor.
The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually in May.
Satellite Beach, Florida (January 16, 2017) – Brevard County-based Great Southeast Flooring America has launched a new scholarship for Satellite High School students who are interested in attending the University of Florida. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually in May and is designed to help alleviate some of the expenses for a student planning to attend UF.
"Flooring America is a family-owned business, and for five decades and counting we’ve had a steady stream of family members graduate from Satellite High School,” said Nelson Green, owner of Great Southeast Flooring America, Satellite High class of 1964 and a UF alumnus. “With five family members currently working at Flooring America who graduated from Satellite, we wanted to say ‘thank you’ for the tremendous impact the school has had on the success of our business."
To be eligible, a student must have a teacher's recommendation and write a 500-word essay on how he or she intends to use the scholarship money. Students who also are members of the school’s Rotary-sponsored Interact Club will receive extra consideration. The recipient should display high academic achievement, sportsmanship, citizenship, leadership and integrity.
Mark Elliott, principal of Satellite High School, expressed his appreciation of the Great Southeast Flooring America scholarship. “Satellite High School has a strong tradition of community support,” Elliott said. “We have business partners throughout our community, and really appreciate all the support that Flooring America is providing students and our school in supporting them for post-secondary education.”
Interested students are asked to submit an application and the accompanying essay by May 15. The school will announce the winner at the Satellite High Awards Ceremony May 19.
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