ALACHUA COUNTY ‒ Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim A. Barton, through the Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE), is offering Florida college and university students the opportunity to apply for one of four $1,200 scholarships.

The scholarships are awarded as part of the association’s ongoing commitment to education in Florida.

“We are excited to once again work with Supervisors of Elections across the state to offer students this scholarship opportunity,” said Barton, noting that several Alachua County students have attained the scholarship in recent years, including in 2021. “Alachua County has some of the brightest and most ambitious students in the state, and we would love to help them on their path to success.”

Eligible students must be enrolled as a full-time junior or senior studying political science, public or business administration, or journalism/mass communications. Students must be registered to vote in Florida. Applications are due March 10, 2023 and must be submitted to the Supervisor of Elections of the county in which the student is registered to vote.

Each county will review the applications it receives and conduct interviews. The county will choose one student from its applicants to be considered by the FSE scholarship committee.

The application, additional guidelines and more information can be found at https://www.votealachua.gov/Outreach-Media/Scholarship

FSE is the statewide association of Florida’s Supervisors of Elections. Its aim is to provide a forum where elections officials can share information and best practices on all elections-related matters.

The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. It can be reached by phone at 352-374-5252.

#     #     #

Email editor@