Six Scholarships Awarded to Osceola County Students for Summer School Extended Day Program

Made possible by a grant awarded to the HBACF by the Florida Bar Foundation’s Voluntary Bar Association Community Service Grant Program, on July 7, 2011, the HBACF presented six students with a scholarship to attend Osceola County’s summer enrichment program. The scholarships are part of a $4,500 contribution the HBACF has made to the Osceola County Extended Day Program to fund portions of its summer curriculum. The proceeds will fund field trips for the program’s 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to the Orange County Regional History Center. During the field trips, students will take part in a mock trial in efforts to promote education of the justice system. In addition, HBACF members are presenting brief character components to the students in Osceola County speaking about the practice of law and the judicial branch of government. The VBA grants are awarded to promote community-service projects to improve the operation of the civil or criminal justice systems or for education, outreach or service-deliver projects which enhance the administration of justice in Florida.