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Hero Next Door Students

Hero Next Door Students Contest is a reflection of First Coast News's commitment to community and the future of our students. It is our hope to help local students achieve their dreams of attending college. First Coast News will be awarding scholarships to students who have achieved academic success AND demonstrated community service. 10 students will each receive $1,000 and 1 student will receive the grand prize of $5,000.

The contest is open to students in middle school, junior high, and high school in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia who are between 13-18 years of age with a minimum 3.0 GPA (current school year) and who have demonstrated community service in the last year. Parents or legal guardians can nominate their child by providing the information below. All submitted information will be confirmed by First Coast News. Only 1 entry per nominated student. Deadline to enter is 9 am 5/01/13. Entries will be judged by a panel of judges. Winners will be selected based on 50% community service and 50% GPA.

View the Official Contest Rules. For any questions, contact Helen Garrard at

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