1. The Education Gradebook

Hernando Jazz Society to award at least three $500 scholarships

The Hernando Jazz Society will award at least three $500 scholarships as part of its annual scholarship program, which is open to Hernando County students in grades ninth through 12th.

The scholarships are available for private instrumental or vocal lessons.

Applications must be submitted no later than March 28 and must include a recording and a letter of reference for a preaudition screening. Finalists will be invited to audition on April 14.

Recordings can be an MP3 or WAV file; they can be mailed on a CD or attached to an email.

Winners will be asked to perform at the May 20 session of the Hernando Jazz Society.

Students are not eligible to receive scholarships two years in a row. Certificates of recognition will be awarded to the runners-up. For information or an application, contact Louis Mauro at (352) 666-1749 or