Lois Jean Bennett Scholarship Fund

Lois-Bennett_ScholarshipLois Jean Bennett was born on October 27, 1946, in Cincinnati, OH. She attended Akron, Ohio’s public school system graduating from Akron South High School in 1964.

Bennett moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1991 and accepted Jesus Christ as the Lord of her life shortly thereafter. Her love and compassion for people were the driving forces behind her pursuing a career in the Healthcare industry. Bennett joined the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville family in 1991 where she held a variety of positions, the last being an Electronic Phalographic Technician.

Bennett had a great passion for learning and encouraged others to learn as much as they could in order to fulfill their dreams. One of Bennett’s dreams was to become a pilot. She actually accomplished this dream and in doing so, she learned to fly a variety of planes including 152, C182, P28, and the P180.

Bennett was a fitness enthusiast and as such, became a certified fitness instructor through the American Institute of Fitness.

Bennett enjoyed, traveling, meeting new people, good food and having fun with family and friends. Bennett was a loving wife to her husband Al Bennett, a mother, a grandmother, and a friend to many.

Bennett moved into her new home in glory on July 3, 2018.


Scholarship Eligibility

  • Current 12th grade student
  • Maintains a 3.0 GPA
  • Majoring in the field of medicine

Scholarship Selection

The organization will select 1 scholarship recipient in May of each year. The recipient will receive $1,000 paid directly to the student. Selection criteria will focus on academic ability and achievements, persistence and leadership abilities. A rigorous application review includes:

  • A 1,000 word, original essay; highlighting candidate’s reasons for wanting to pursue a military career, demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to excellence.
  • 2 letters of recommendation (one scholastic; one personal, non-family related)
  • School transcripts

Application Timeline

The application process is from March 1 – April 30. The application, essay, letters of recommendation and transcript are due by April 30. Scholarship semi-finalists will be notified no later than May 31.


How to Apply?

Click on the link below to download the application. Save the file on your desktop or USB. After completing and saving the application, click on the ‘Choose File’ button to locate and upload. The name and email fields are required fields.

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How to Donate?

To donate to the Lois Jean Bennett Scholarship Fund, click on the “Donate Today” button below or make check payable to the AnnieRuth Foundation and mail it to:
P.O. Box 2726
Jacksonville, FL 32203
Memo: Lois Jean Bennett Scholarship Fund
*All donations are tax-deductible



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2020 Lois Watkins Bennett Scholarship Fund Application

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