The Dennis Bubar Scholarship

Florida School of Discipleship understands there are many deserving students who could not attend this life-changing program without financial assistance. 

 

Therefore, we offer FSOD Scholarships, which allow students to attain educational goals, meet ministry and secular career objectives, and succeed to their fullest ability by attending FSOD.  

The Dennis Bubar Scholarship is an award created to give hard working students an opportunity to grow in their service to Christ and their academic pursuits. 

WHO IS DENNIS BUBAR?

Dennis Bubar, known to everyone as Denny, was a self-made man who realized his dream of starting a successful family business that would serve the community and remain as a legacy for future generations.  With only a high-school education, he worked hard in every job he had and rose the ranks until he was able to start his own underground construction company, Denco, in 1983. Denco is now run by his sons and grandson. 

A consummate businessman and community influencer, Denny gained the respect of everyone around him, from clients, to employees, family and friends.  Denny was generous to all who knew him, and even to those who didn’t - as he often gave anonymous scholarships to deserving students. Denny passed away in 2015 but leaves an incredible legacy in family, business, and in generosity. 

Thank you Bubar family for continuing this great legacy!

WHO SHOULD APPLY / ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for a scholarship, an applicant must be an accepted first year student, or a current FSOD student, who is returning to the program for a second or third year, and who meets the criteria set forth below: 

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS:

Three letters of reference from individuals who are able to speak of the applicants’ character and achievement.

Student is to submit a 1000-1200 word essay responding to the questions: “What are the characteristics of a Christian leader?  How do you display these characteristics?” 

Once the references and essay have been received an interview will be scheduled and conducted with the applicant.

THE DECISION TO GRANT A SCHOLARSHIP IS BASED UPON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

Academic achievement and merit

Leadership potential

Financial need

Recognized contribution to others (church, youth group, community, etc)

Ministry involvement

Goals include a ministry, missionary, or secular marketplace career, as demonstrated in their academics, involvement and contributions.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AMOUNT

Each scholarship awarded will be a minimum of $1000 and will be paid in two equal installments in December and March.

SCHOLARSHIP RESTRICTIONS

FSOD Scholarships are not renewable. They are awarded for one school year (August through May) only.

FSOD Scholarship awardees are evaluated in December and March to determine if they are meeting the requirements of the Scholarship.  If they are not, the Scholarship can be rescinded, at which time the awardee is responsible for tuition payment in full.

If an FSOD Scholarship awardee drops out of the program, the Scholarship is immediately terminated, and any balance due on tuition is the responsibility of the student. 

DEADLINE

The application deadline is July 31st of each year*.  The deadline is the date after which applications will no longer be accepted for the upcoming school year.  Applications can be submitted any time up to July 31st, and decisions regarding awards will be made as applications come in.  However, no awards will be granted for applications submitted after the July 31st deadline for that school year.

* Applications may be submitted anytime in the year and will be evaluated in a case by case basis

SELECTION

All applicants are evaluated by a panel of qualified assessors based on the Scholarship Criteria.  If the criteria is not met by an applicant, they will not be eligible for an award, and their application will be withdrawn. With all conditions met by the applicants, scholarship recipients will be officially advised by email of their award.  As a courtesy, applicants who do not qualify and are unsuccessful in the FSOD Scholarship application will also be notified by email.