The Jesse B. Smith Memorial Scholarship can be used for tuition expenses of four-year undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing degrees in city planning, urban studies, public administration or related field.
It was named after Jesse B. Smith, who was a longtime point man for Jacksonville’s economic development initiatives under four mayors and was known as a Deputy Director of the Planning and Development Department of the city from 1990-1995.
The Jesse B. Smith Memorial Scholarship Review Committee decided that the scholarship amount is $1,000 and we believe that it is worth considering.
Get familiar with the application procedure and timeline, and make sure you submit all the documents prior to the deadline.
When it comes to the eligibility requirements for the Jesse B. Smith Memorial Scholarship, here are some basic guidelines that each interested student needs to follow prior to applying.
The scholarship is available to any resident of Duval County or any area of Jacksonville, including Baldwin, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Jacksonville Beach, who is currently enrolled in or has been accepted into any higher education institution located in the county.
If you are eligible, you are suggested to apply and try your luck, so you might become one of two (2) recipients for the upcoming academic year.
How to Apply
Here are some application requirements determined by the scholarship committee so that they can make an easier and the right decision who really deserves this scholarship.
Applications for the Jesse B. Smith Memorial Scholarship must be received by the Planning and Development Department no later than Friday, May 24th.
In order to be considered for the award, the applicant must submit a completed application form and all its components, including academic standing, extracurricular involvement, and letters of reference.
One of many questions you will be asked during the application process is: Why did you choose to study in the areas of city planning, urban studies, public administration, or a related field, and how do you expect to apply this education?
You can find the application form online, you may call (904) 255-7812 to request an application via mail or stop by the following location:
Jesse B. Smith Memorial Scholarship Review Committee
Planning and Development Department
Office of the Director
214 North Hogan Street, Suite 300
Ed Ball Building
Jacksonville, FL 32202
This is also the address which you should send the application to.