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Grad School Scholarship Opportunity: Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship Fund

Jacki Tuckfield, a champion of diversity, was as an Assistant Project Manager for the Codina Development Corporation when she passed away suddenly in 1997 at the age of 25. Her parents, Drs. Jack and Gloria Tuckfield, established this graduate business tuition scholarship Fund as an intellectual wealth-building strategy to carry forward their daughter's vision of improved diversity of career professionals in the executive, administrative and managerial levels of the South Florida workforce.

This Fund provides financial aid to African-American United States citizen residents of South Florida who are enrolled in master's and doctoral degree business programs at Florida universities during the Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer term of the 2010-2011 academic year. The applicant must plan to pursue her/his professional career in South Florida. To date the Fund has granted 295 awards, totaling $300,000, to recipients at eleven Florida universities.

For the 2010-2011 academic year the Fund will provide $10,000 in $1,000 tuition awards. The application deadline is Monday, June 14, 2010. You may obtain these documents by downloading them from or, or, by calling the Dade Community Foundation at (305-371-2711).

Vanessa Woodard Byers for Miami-Dade County School Board District 2



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