Bringing the Community Together for a Cause
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization
Welcome to Unity in the Community
Unity in the Community, Inc.
Community Service Scholarship
1. Unity in the Community will award 4 scholarships in the amount of $2,500.00 to male or female students who are graduating from Plant City, Durant, Strawberry Crest, or Simmons Career Center and planning to go on to a community college or four year institution in the United States for work towards
a Bachelor's Degree or an accredited trade or technical school.
2. The applicant must have a grade point average of not less than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
3. The applicant must have completed a minimum of 75 hours of community service.
4. In addition to academic accomplishments, community service, the ability to communicate orally and in writing, and financial need will be considered in determining the recipient of the scholarship..
5. Plant City, Durant, Strawberry Crest, and Simmons Career Center staff will select a maximum of six applicants from their respective school and submit the applications to Unity in the Community for the final scholarship selection.
6. A Unity in the Community committee will review the applications of the pre-screened students, interview the applicants, and select winners and alternates.
7. The recipient of the scholarship must use it during the academic year following completion of course work at Plant City, Durant, Strawberry Crest, or Simmons Career Center. The recipient must attend the awards recognition meeting to acknowledge being chosen for the scholarship. If a winner does not fulfill these requirements, the scholarship will be awarded to an alternate.
2019/2020 Scholarship Recipients
Durant High School
Plant City High School
Strawberry Crest High School
Bill Hurley's Engineering Scholarship
The Corporation is to be classified as Non-profit, under Section 501 C (3), with the purpose of raising funds to help benefit those in need near Plant City, Florida. Those in "need" are determined by the Board of Directors. All actions taken by Unity In The Community are done with the common goal of helping individuals, or other charitable service organizations, to improve the lives of those in and around Plant City, Florida.