Universal Teen is a scholarship based program established by the Women of Color Cultural Foundation, Inc. (WOCCF). The purpose of the program is to provide a supportive and congenial environment for self awareness, personal growth, and respect for others from diverse backgrounds. The program helps to nurture and build positive scholastic achievement, creativity, healthy living, community involvement, life skills, self confidence, poise, and effective communication skills. The program also provides financial assistance for post high school education.


Young men and women currently enrolled in high school may compete for scholarship money. Participants of this program
must live or attend school in the Florida First Coast area (e.g., Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns
counties). Completed Application and one letter of recommendation ar e to be mailed befor e November 20, 2020.
Orientation with parents and participants is required on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at WJCT
Public Broadcasting , 100 Festival Park Avenue, Jacksonville FL 32202 (next to Metro Park, across from the TIAA Stadium)
in downtown Jacksonville.


The following scholarships are awarded:

Mr. or Miss Universal Teen $2,000*
2nd Place Winner $1,000*
3rd Place Winner $ 500*
Certificate of Participation will be given to each participant.

*Scholarship recipients are required to send a “request” letter to the organization indicating the amount of their winnings along with a college
acceptance letter. Scholarships are made available in the name of both the participant and the college for which they have been accepted. Mr. or
Miss Universal Teen must attend at least one selected Cultural Foundation function during their reign.


The program is open to young men and women who meet the criteria set forth in the following Requirements, Rules, and
Each participant must:

  • Be a legal resident of the United States or a U.S. citizen.
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher with academic institution and provide one letter of recommendation with the completed application.
  • Be able to fulfill the time commitment and responsibilities of the scholarship program.
  • Attend the orientation and workshops. Workshops are held from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. unless other wise stated.
  • Be respectful to fellow participants, guest presenters, program administrators and staff.
  • Agree that all decisions of judges are final, irrevocable and binding.
  • Sign application authorizing the Cultural Foundation the right to use student’s name and photograph for publicity purposes.
  • Understand that Cultural Foundation reserves the right to change the date and/or location of the Universal Teen Scholarship Program.
  • Must be responsible for acquiring their own wardrobe.
  • Be responsible for a minimum of a one-page ad in souvenir program book and five event passes.
  • Show sportsmanlike behavior (i.e., no teasing, no disrespectfulness, etc.). Any participant and/or family members showing less than sportsmanlike behavior will lead to disqualification of the participant. No awards will be given under these circumstances.

Please contact the WOC Cultural Foundation (904) 554-4854 or (904) 576-1611 or (912) 322-6644 should you have any questions.