For over 30 years, the George Edgecomb Bar Association (GEBA) has tirelessly dedicated itself to the advancement of minorities in the legal profession and to increasing the profession's involvement in both community affairs and public service. Through this initiative, GEBA has assisted in making the dream of a higher education more attainable for students in need by creating its Scholarship Program. Through our partnership with generous sponsors, GEBA has awarded more than $250,000.00 in scholarships to college-bound students and helped to make the goal of obtaining a higher education an accessible one for dozens of local students, and has given many families the opportunity to see their first relative attend college.  GEBA views these awards as much more than scholarships.  Rather, these awards represent an investment in the future leaders of our communities, our country, and our world.  


GEBA partners with the Hillsborough Education Foundation to provide these scholarships to local students. The Mission of the Hillsborough Education Foundation is to engage business and community partners in the support of Hillsborough County Public Schools and the academic achievement of all its students. Their Vision is to ensure that Hillsborough County will be recognized for its excellent public schools and as a community committed to having every one of its students succeed. Through this partnership, GEBA has awarded around a 100 scholarships to deserving students.

Scholarships Awarded

One Florida Prepaid Tuition Scholarship

Four Year Florida Prepaid Scholarship

This scholarship is for African American students with a 3.0 or higher GPA who are in the 9th grade and who qualify for free or reduced lunch. This is a Florida Prepaid scholarship under the 4-Year Florida University Plan. Extracurricular and community service hours will also be considered.


Two Bar Prep Scholarships

$1,500 Cash Scholarship

The George Edgecomb Bar Association is offering two scholarships of $1,500.00 each to a 3rd year law students in anticipation for Bar Preparation. One scholarship will be award to a student at Stetson University College of Law and the other to a student at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Although it is not required, preference is given to students who are members of GEBA at the time of submission of the application for scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Please see the application here.


Two $2,500 Hillsborough Community College Matching Scholarships

This scholarship is for seniors that are African Americans, have a 3.0 or higher GPA, who plan on attending Hillsborough Community College and qualify for free or reduced school lunch. Must answer additional essay -- Who in your life has been your biggest influence and why?

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Tampa, Florida 33601