Stephen Clark Receives CPF Scholarship
Stephen Clark was named the 2011 recipient of the annual Community Papers of Florida (CPF) scholarship award.

Since 2005, the Community Papers of Florida has been pleased to award a scholarship to help someone involved with the association with college expenses. The recipient receives $1,000 per year for up to five years, providing they maintain a 2.5 grade point average and the GPA is verified by the CPF office. The scholarship is awarded to a college student who is the child or adopted child of an employee of a member publication or the CPF office. To date, this association has paid over $16,000 to these individuals.

The judges' decision is based on criteria listed in the application. This includes a 500-word essay on "Why I feel it is important to further my education," as well as the applicant's initiative, participation in the community, past accomplishments and financial need.

Clark is a graduate of Cottondale High School in Cottondale, Florida. He graduated with a 3.3 grade point average and this year will attend Chipola College in the Florida panhandle.

After graduation from high school, he served a voluntary two-year mission in Mexico for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was not only required to live a life of honor and integrity in order to qualify to go on such a mission, but also had to support himself while on it.

While in Mexico, he became fluent in the Spanish language and learned the culture and customs of the country. Since his return from his mission, he has been called upon often to use his linguistic skills and translating abilities for migrant workers in the local area. He willingly volunteers his time and talents to serve others.

Stephen Clark is the son of the association's administrative assistant, Tiffany Clark.


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