By Rachel Harris
Community Services Director 

Scholarships Offered By Elections Chief Lori Edwards to Area Students

Polk Supervisor of Elections Repeats Annual Support


Last updated 1/21/2023 at 12:25pm

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many struggling to meet the expense. The Graduation from college is a goal for many struggling to meet the expenses. Assistance in the form of a scholarship from Supervision of Elections Lori Edwards may provide the incentive that helps reach that goal.

Four $1,200 scholarships will be offered to Florida students in 2023 by Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards. Edwards has offered the scholarships each year for a number of years, part of her effort to encourage higher and engagement with government by Polk students.

The scholarship will go to those currently enrolled in a senior college of university in Florida. Those students are typically not eligible for scholarships, which often go to those entering college for the first time. Applicants must be registered to vote in the State of Florida.

Courtesy Supervisor of Eleciitons

Polk Elections Supervisor Lori Edwards funds the scholarships for area students each year.

In making the announcement, Edward's office said that applicants must possess at least a "C" average for the previous year, demonstrate financial need and be available for an interview in the county where they are registered to vote., and be majoring in Political Science/Public or Business Administration or Journalism/Mass Communications.

"Interested students should contact the Supervisor of Elections in their county of residence to request an application packet," said Ms. Edwards. Polk County residents may contact Lori Edwards at (863) 534-5888, or by email at [email protected]. An application is also available on

The deadline to return the scholarship application, which includes two letters of recommendation, is March 10, 2023.


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