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​2023 AIBF
Scholarship Program

The Amelia Island Book Festival is pleased to be offering a $5,000 scholarship award from the AEL Family Foundation.

This year's scholarship contest will focus on the following topic:

What author or story has most inspired you, and how?

Eligibility, Key Dates, and Requirements are outlined here. We look forward to reading your essay!

​Eligibility:

  • Nassau County High school senior in good academic standing  

  • Planning to attend College or University in Fall 2023 

  • Seeking a degree in any field

  • A citizen of the United States

Key Dates:

  • March 1st - Applications can be submitted anytime between January 1st and no later than March 1, 2023 by 5:00pm

  • April 29 - Awards ceremony

Requirements:

  • Create a 1,000-1,200 word essay, double-spaced, 12-point font in MS Word.

  • Topic:  what author or story has most inspired you, and how?

  • Applications must meet all criteria in order to be considered.

Application Instructions:

  1. Create your 1,000-1,200 word essay, double-spaced, 12-point font in MS Word.

  2. Download and complete the Release Form below

  3. Locate a headshot photo of yourself

  4. Complete the 2023 Scholarship Application with items 1-3 above.

  5. You will be able to submit your materials on January 1, 2023.

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