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The Herbert W. Scheidel Community Leadership Action Award was established in 2011 to provide students with outstanding community service with the opportunity to obtain a workforce certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree. Each year this endowment grants one $5,000 and two $500 scholarships to students who demonstrate advocacy in their community.

The Leadership in Action Award is an annual scholarship funded by the Scheidel family. The Leadership in Action award was established to continue the legacy of Herbert W. Scheidel by recognizing and encouraging emerging leaders within the Jacksonville community who go above and beyond to positively impact the lives of others. This recognition is awarded annually to a currently enrolled student of Florida State College at Jacksonville who has taken action to expand the opportunities of others by volunteering with exceptional service to a single community nonprofit agency in the FSCJ service area.

Apply for Scholarship
Click here to download application form.

Completed applications can be emailed to For questions, email Luann Risoli-Goodall or call (904) 646-2068.

Candidates are selected through a nomination process and self-nomination is allowed. To be considered for the Leadership in Action Award nominees must be currently enrolled in FSCJ and seeking a degree or certificate during the time in which the volunteer service was performed.