Adrian M. Sample Scholarship Trust



The Adrian M. Sample Scholarship Trust provides scholarship assistance to residents of St. Lucie and Okeechobee County, Florida or residents of a foreign country. Scholarships are also available for students pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine or Theology.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  1. Be a resident of St. Lucie or Okeechobee County, Florida (minimum of one year) or a resident of a foreign country
  2. An active member of a Protestant church
  3. Be accepted for full time enrollment to attend:
    An accredited junior or community college in the State of Florida, or an accredited four-year college or university in the State of Florida or Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina.
  4. Unmarried, unless a graduate student (working toward a Master´s or Doctorate)
  5. Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  6. Have a Declaration of Domicile completed and notarized by the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

Selection Process

The Scholarship Committee will consider these criteria in making their selection:

  1. Academic achievement
  2. Financial need
  3. Letter of recommendation from church pastor
  4. Statement of educational goals and career objectives

Deadline to Apply

Applications must be received or postmarked by Monday, May 11, 2020. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


All applicants will be notified of their status by July 2020.

Number of Awards

Varies - Based on the availability of funds.

Amount of Awards

Varies - Based on the availability of funds.

Method of Disbursement

Awards are paid in two installments and mailed directly to the college or university.

Scholarship Duration

The Adrian M. Sample scholarship is a renewable scholarship for a total of four years, but you must submit a renewal application each and every year to be considered for continued support. To remain eligible for the Adrian M. Sample scholarship, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.

Revocation of Scholarship

This scholarship may be revoked by the Board of Directors of the Sample Foundation for any of the following reasons:

  1. Students placed on academic probation by the college may be retained on scholarship for one term (semester or quarter). If at the end of this term, they are not removed from probation by the college or university, the scholarship and future payments are automatically revoked.
  2. Students suspended from the college for academic or other reasons will have their scholarship automatically revoked, effective the date of suspension even though they may be re-admitted by the college.
  3. Any act of misconduct which would bring discredit to the image of the scholarship is subject to review by the Foundation Board of Directors and possible revocation.

How to Apply

Application and required documents should be mailed to:

Adrian M. Sample Scholarship Trust
c/o Indian River State College Foundation, Inc.
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596

If you have any questions or need additional information, please send inquires to or call (772) 462-7246.


Incomplete Applications Will Not Be Considered