CRESTVIEW — This is the latest information for area students.

Florida State Association scholarship available

The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections will award three $1,200 scholarships at their annual summer conference.

Applicants must be Political Science, Public or Business Administration, or Journalism/Mass Communication majors who completed or will have completed two years of college and be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in a senior college or university in Florida.

Applicants must also have been bona fide residents of Florida for two years, and be registered to vote. 

Obtain applications at, or an Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections office.

One Okaloosa County nominee will be selected and forwarded to the FSASE Scholarship Committee to compete on the state level. 

The deadline to return applications to an OCSOE office is March 29.

Deadline for return of applications to the Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections office is March 29, 2019. 

Contact Katie Fults, voter education/PR coordinator, at 850-689-5600 or, for details or an application packet.


Northwest Florida State foundation seeks Alumni Award nominations 

The Northwest Florida State College Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2019 Alumni Awards. This is an opportunity to honor a deserving alumnus of Okaloosa-Walton Junior College, Okaloosa-Walton Community College, Okaloosa-Walton College or Northwest Florida State College. 

There are four categories of awards: 

Distinguished Alumni Award, for an alumnus who is a true success story in a state or national arena. Against The Odds Award, for an alumnus who has achieved success despite adversity. Rising Star Award, for an alumnus who is under 40 years of age and is a success story with potential for achievement in a state or national arena. Hometown Hero, for an alumnus who has achieved success within the college’s district and demonstrated notable community involvement.

"I strongly encourage the community to nominate alumni who have made an impact," said NWFSC President Dr. Devin Stephenson. "We greatly depend on involvement from our community to help us recognize graduates who are making positive transformational changes."

All nominations for the 2019 awards are due by Feb. 1.

For complete descriptions of eligibility requirements and nomination information, visit

Call 729-5357 or email for more information.

ACT, SAT workshops scheduled

Workshops to assist students in the Okaloosa County High Schools who will be taking
the Feb. 9 ACT and March 9 SAT are scheduled. All materials, snacks and drinks are furnished. Students will need to bring calculators.

Sessions are 2-5 p.m. Feb. 4 and 5 and Feb 11 and 12 at the Fort Walton Beach High School Media Center.

Sessions are 2-5 p.m. Feb 6 and 7 and Feb 13 and 14 at Niceville will be held in the Media Center at Niceville High School Media Center.

Students only taking the Feb. 10 th ACT should attend Feb. 5 and 6 at FWBHS and Feb. 7 and 8 at NHS for a complete four-session workshop.

Registrations must be postmarked by Jan. 18. Registration forms have been mailed to the area high schools.

Alice Hart will conduct the classes.Contact her via email,, or phone, 615-585-2401, for details; or the student's high school Guidance Department.