Calling all high school and college students! The Tommy Tant Memorial Scholarship Fund wants to support your pursuit of excellence in education! The fund is inspired by the memory of Flagler County native Tommy Tant, whose commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others encourages us all to give our best.
The 2017 Scholarship is now available.
About the Scholarship Program
We have revamped our scholarship program, application, and selection process this year. We will award 10-20 total scholarships. In addition, 2-3 top applicants will receive multi-year awards that provide support beyond a single semester (assuming continued strong academic performance). Not every applicant will receive a monetary award. Instead, we will offer increased awards to the most qualified applicants. For their direct contributions to the Tommy Tant Surf Classic, all scholarship applicants will receive a gift bag at the scholarship award ceremony on October 29th.
Throughout the years, the Tommy Tant Surf Classic remains devoted to supporting students with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Historically, our scholarship recipients excel not only in the classroom, but often overcome challenges outside the classroom and make meaningful contributions to their community. We hope you will join the Tommy Tant and submit a scholarship application. Early submission is appreciated!
A Tradition of Giving
Funds raised from the Tommy Tant are awarded in scholarships to contestants and volunteers that help organize the event. “The scholarship I received from the Tommy Tant Classic has really helped me financially. I’m attending nursing school at the University of Florida and I used the money to buy scrubs and a stethoscope and some other equipment I need for my classes,” said Kelly Novak, a native of Flagler Beach, who was awarded a previous Tommy Tant scholarship.
In addition to using funds to award scholarships, the Tommy Tant also donates to the Flagler Resource Center. In past years, some of the younger competitors joined the Tant Family and other event organizers on a grocery shopping spree to line the shelves of the Resource Center’s food pantry. “At least 18 kids showed up to shop for the resource center that day,” said Devin Ricke, a contestant and a scholarship winner from last year Classic. “We had about a dozen carts of groceries and the receipt was at least eight feet long. It was great to be able to help out like that and it was a whole heck of a lot of fun.”
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