Ponte Vedra Focus accepting submissions for blog-writing scholarships

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The Ponte Vedra Focus, a local community blog, is now accepting submissions for its third annual $1,000 blog-writing scholarship. Sponsored by The Volen Group, Keller Williams Luxury International and Gwinn Volen, creator of the Focus blog, the scholarship is open to all high school seniors in Duval or St. John’s counties who plan to continue their education after graduation.

"Over the past five years the blog has given me an outlet to showcase our area's personality,” Volen said. “And the blog submissions we have run via the scholarship have been a wonderful addition.”

Last year’s winner wrote an article about the best run routes in the area, and the prior year, the winner showcased area farmer’s markets.

Posts should be well-written, interesting articles about the greater Jacksonville community. Entries can be funny or serious, and the main point is for them to have a local flavor. The top five submissions will be published on the blog.

“I encourage any students with a penchant for writing to submit,” said Volen. “We don’t have restrictions on school choice, GPA, or class rank, and the goal is really to add some cushion to what we know will be an expensive four years and hopefully lessen financial anxiety just a hair.”

Deadline for submissions is March 15.

Go to www.pontevedrafocus.com/scholarship to apply or for more information.

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