As part of the sponsorship from UF/IFAS Extension, FAC is pleased to once again provide the opportunity to assist our ACC Graduates with scholarships of up to $5,000 to participate in the next Leadership Florida Class beginning in the Fall of 2014. We encourage all ACC Graduates to apply.

Leadership Florida’s mission is to continually discover and convene committed individuals, enhancing and recharging their leadership skills by introducing them to a powerful community through whom they find knowledge and inspiration. They engage Floridians by providing essential information and a meaningful forum for their opinions, and creating opportunities for shared experiences that are inviting, inspiring and of lasting value.

Each year, Florida’s finest leaders are selected to participate. Participants are chosen for their abilities, passion about our state, and commitment to help make great things happen for Florida. Comm. Chip LaMarca from Broward County is currently participating in the 2013-14 class and received a full UF/IFAS Extension/FACTOR scholarship.

55 leaders will be chosen to participate in a stimulating and thought-provoking, eight-month educational program that consists of a series of 5 (five) two and three-day sessions held in cities throughout the state, the culmination of which is the equivalent of a sixth session where participants will join fellow Leadership Florida members at our Annual Meeting. These sessions include programming on issues critical to Florida, leadership skills assessment and training, and relevant information on Florida's history, demography, diversities, and opportunities. One of the most rewarding and lasting benefits of the program is the valuable time spent interacting with other leaders from a variety of professions, philosophies and parts of the state who represent Florida's diverse ethnic and racial composition. They are currently selecting applicants. Click here for more information.

Applications must be submitted on-line by no later than May 8, 2014. If you are approved by Leadership Florida to be a part of the 2014-15 Class and are a graduate of FAC’s ACC Program then you will be eligible for a scholarship from UF/IFAS and FAC. Depending on how many ACC Graduates get accepted will determine the amount of the scholarship. Leadership Florida also has a scholarship for local government officials that we encourage you to also apply for.