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An initiative by The Nassir S. Little Youth Foundation, the "Hold On To Your Dreams" grant was created with the intent to inspire and support youth to continue following their dreams by furthering their artistic and athletic talents.

GRANT PERIOD

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED: 1 OCTOBER 2021 -12 DECEMBER 2021
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED:  20 DECEMBER 2021

ELIGIBILITY 

TO APPLY FOR THE “HOLD ON TO YOUR DREAMS” GRANT, THE STUDENT MUST MEET ALL THE BELOW REQUIREMENTS:

  • BE A CURRENT STUDENT AT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS:

    • OAKLEAF HIGH SCHOOL, ORANGE PARK, FL • WILLIAM RAINES SENIOR HIGH, JACKSONVILLE, FL • ANDREW JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL, JACKSONVILLE FL • ORLANDO CHRISTIAN PREPARATORY, ORLANDO, FL
       

  • BE IN GRADES 9TH THROUGH 12TH (SCHOOL OFFICIAL MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN THE BOTTOM OF THE APPLICATION OR APPLICANT WILL BE CONSIDERED INELIGIBLE )
     

  • PROVIDE A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION BY EITHER COACHES, TEACHERS, PROFESSORS, CULTURAL CRITICS AND/OR SPECIALISTS WITHIN THAT FIELD. APPLICANTS WILL BE INITIALLY ASSESSED VIA AN APPLICATION PROCESS. WHILE NO NEED FOR PROOF TO BE A PRODIGY, TALENT MUST BE SEEN AND NOTED BY THE SPECIALIST IN THE FIELD APPLICANT IS APPLYING
     

  • PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION SUCH AS SELECTION NOTICES, CERTIFICATIONS, NEWS ARTICLES, SAMPLES OF WORKS, AWARD LETTERS, ETC.)
     

  • HAVE A FAMILY INCOME OF LESS THAN 80K PER YEAR (WE MAY REQUEST FAMILY TO PROVIDE PROOF OF INCOME (EX. RECENT PAYSTUB AND/OR W2, AND/OR OFFICIAL LETTER FROM EMPLOYER, ETC.)
     

  • COMPLETE ALL BLOCKS OF NSLYF FORM 01-2021 (HOLD ON TO YOUR DREAMS GRANT APPLICATION)
     

  • EMAIL ALL REQUESTED DOCUMENTATION (APPLICATION, LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION SHOWING PROOF OF TALENT) TO STAFF@NSLYF.ORG 

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