The J.P. Hall Charities Scholarship Program began in 1996 with the hope of fulfilling the dreams of Clay County high school seniors who would like to go to college but cannot afford it.  To date, 289 Clay County graduating seniors have received more than $460,000 in scholarship funds. These needs based awards are given annually to Clay County public high school seniors.  Scholarships are awarded to St. Johns River State College and the University of North Florida.  The award amounts are based on other assistance the students have received from other sources including Bright Futures. 

Students must submit an application and some applicants may be asked to interview with the Scholarship Selection Committee.  Applicants are chosen to receive scholarships based on the following criteria: GPA, financial need, community service and recommendations.  Applicants are notified in May of the decision of the Scholarship Selection Committee.  All decisions of the Committee are final.  Once awarded a scholarship to St. Johns River State College or the University of North Florida, monies can not be transferred to another institution.

Students who receive a scholarship from the J.P. Hall Charities are eligible to reapply each year they continue their college education. This college funding is only available to students attending St. Johns River State College or the University of North Florida for an undergraduate degree. 

2019 Scholarship Committee:

  • Virginia Hall
  • Ronnie Robinson
  • Mark Scruby
  • Matthew Steinmetz
  • J.P. Steinmetz
  • Greg Young
  • Thresa Oliverio
  • Nancy Ryan
  • Chris Chambless
  • Russ Megonegal

2020 Community Partners

The 39th Annual J.P. Hall Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 13th from 12 noon until 4:00PM.  In the interest of protecting both our volunteers and the families receiving gifts, we have made significant changes to the Christmas Party.  
  1. The Party will be a drive thru event only and people will not be allowed of their vehicles. 
  2. Children must be in the vehicle to receive gifts.  
  3. Proof of Clay County residency will be required.
  4. No overnight stays in the parking lot will be allowed.  
  5. There will not be bikes given away at this year’s event.
  6. We are not accepting volunteers.

We appreciate your understanding and compliance to these new requirements.