BEST & BRIGHTEST
Sunshine State Scholars convenes the top 11th grade students from every district
across the state in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics
The two-day program, hosted in May in Orlando, honors each scholar for their
significant academic accomplishments and celebrates the potential they represent for
our communities and state. In addition to the honor the scholars receive from the
Commissioner of Education, the Senior Chancellor and representatives from Florida’s
colleges and universities meet with the students to discuss higher education
opportunities available to them in Florida. This includes workshops for college
applications and informational sessions on college funding for students and their
2024 Scholars, SAVE THE DATE! We'll see you in May 2024!
October — Scholar Selection Criteria Released to Districts
October - December — Districts Make Scholar Selections
November - January — Districts Submit Scholar Information
January — Scholar Packets e-mailed
January - February — Scholar Responses Due
February - February — Recruitment Fair Table RSVPs Accepted
March — Scholar Pre-Event Survey
May 2024 — Sunshine State Scholars Event
CONVENE IN ORLANDO
Each year, the Sunshine State Scholars meet in Orlando for time of learning and recognition for their significant academic accomplishments and to celebrate the potential they represent for our communities and state. The scholars, representing counties from all over the state, connect with employers that specialize in the STEAM fields as well as network with schools from Florida’s College System and the State University System at an opening college fair.
Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr., said of the program, "These students represent the best and brightest of our state and give us hope for future generations. Having the opportunity to gather, network and collaborate with their peers gives them the chance to see the great opportunities that await them as they prepare for college and their future careers. We're proud to recognize the accomplishments of these talented Florida students! Through our business partners and college fair, we are able to showcase the great things Florida has to offer our students."
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