The Margaret Byrd Jones Foundation Inc., Shrink Less Shine More Scholarship™, was created as an encouragement for deserving young women to never shrink themselves and always strive to reach their full potential. The scholarship is $1,000 and will be awarded annually to a graduating high school senior(s). The scholarship is to be used to assist with the payment of tuition, room and board, books and/or fees.
Minority female high school senior attending school in Leon, Jefferson, Gadsden or Orange County, Florida
Demonstrate academic achievement, possess a minimum grade point average of 3.0 un-weighted
Accepted by an accredited two or four-year College or University (
Trade, Technical and Cosmetology Schools are ineligible)
An official high school transcript (ACT or SAT score listed) emailed by your high school counselor to
Before you begin the application have the following items available to upload:
Two (2) letters of recommendation
500 word typed essay
The essay must be typed and double-spaced (uploaded via the online form).
Please choose one of the following:
What three goals do you plan to reach within the next 5-10 years?
Upon receiving your degree (s), how do you plan to make a difference in your chosen profession, community and family?
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Two (2) letters of recommendation: A community letter of recommendation from a community service representative or coordinator (should include information based on personal knowledge regarding the applicant's level of participation in the activity and how long the person has known applicant) and a scholastic letter of recommendation from a staff/faculty member. Both letters must be on official letterhead, typewritten and signed.
The completed application, essay, acceptance letter and letters of recommendation must be submitted via the online form by Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. Late/incomplete applications will not be accepted.
**If you have any questions or would like to request a PDF of the application, please feel free to contact the Scholarship Chairmen at firstname.lastname@example.org.**