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Youth Education Services

Did you know The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office’s Youth Educations Services Inc. (also known as Y.E.S.) is seeking applicants for the RICHARD B. NUGENT Community Service Scholarship and the RICHARD BUCKINGHAM Community Service Scholarship for 2024?

Both scholarships have been raised to $2,500 each this year.

Scholarship Goal:

To grant a high-impact scholarship to enable a person to obtain an education (2-year, 4-year, technical, or trade school) that they may not be able to do on their own or with the means at hand. This is not for post-baccalaureate education.

Scholarship Terms:

  • This scholarship is only open to Hernando County High School Seniors.
  • This is a competitive scholarship, not all applicants will receive funding.
  • This scholarship will weigh applications based on demonstrated need, program of study, as well as the other information requested in the application.
  • This scholarship may be applied to a new enrollment or to allow a student to complete a program already in progress.
  • Only one scholarship per year per candidate will be awarded.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed applications containing all information must be returned to no later than April 30, 2024.

Application must contain:

  • A copy of your transcript;
  • One (1) current letter of recommendation from teachers, advisors or organization that you volunteered with;
  • A brief (no more than 2 pages) autobiography to include your reasons for applying for this scholarship, your proposed field of study and future career plans; any work experience, your interests, and any leadership positions you have held. The application is available online by visiting

Please submit completed applications to Public Relations at:

Hernando County Sheriff’s Office
18900 Cortez Blvd.
Brooksville, FL, 34601

You may also mail in your completed application to:

Hernando County Sheriff’s Office
c/o Public Relations
P.O. Box 10070
Brooksville, FL 34603

For more information, call (352) 754-6830, ext. 53660.