November 18, 2022

Corrections Foundation to Award Nine Louie L. Wainwright Scholarships in 2023

The Corrections Foundation will be awarding nine Louie L. Wainwright Scholarships worth $1,000 each in 2023.

The scholarships will be awarded to one person in each Institutional and Community Corrections Region and Central Office in a competitive process. If you're pursuing post-secondary education and want to make a career in the Florida Department of Corrections, you should apply.

The online application period starts on January 1st, 2023, and ends on March 31st, 2023. The board of directors will review all nominations and determine winners by June 30th, 2023. The winners will be notified via email and phone. Scholarship funds will be sent to the school the winners are attending in the name of the student.

Where to Apply

The Corrections Foundation accepts only online applications. You can do so at The application will go online automatically at midnight on January 1st, 2023.

Important Dates:

  • Sunday, January 1st, 2023: online application period opens and goes online
  • Friday, March 31st, 2023: online application period ends and goes offline
  • April: accurate and completed applications are anonymized and sent to the board for review
  • Between April and June 30th: the board will meet and select nine winners
  • July: scholarship checks will be sent to schools the students are attending in the name of the student


  • be eligible for Corrections Foundation membership:
    • FDC employees, including OPS, Career Service, SES, and SMS,
    • contractors performing services for FDC on FDC premises, e.g., health services, IT,
    • an individual does NOT have to be a member of the Corrections Foundation and membership will not be a criterion in selecting a recipient
  • be enrolled full or part-time in a public or private college or university in the State University System, Florida College System and/or college; or university accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; or the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools; or is an extension of the county public school system. You can check to see which organization accredits your school on the United States Department of Education's website.
  • be seeking a certification, degree, advanced degree, or advanced certification in the criminal justice or corrections-related field, as determined by the board of directors.


For questions, regarding the scholarship, email

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