Rita Jones Scholarship Trust - Par Four Charities

Rita JonesPar Four and the "Rita Jones Scholarship Trust" have joined together to form the "Par Four Charities - Rita E. Jones Scholarship Trust"

Rita Jones is the Aunt of Par Four member, Billy Brent.
" Rita E. Jones was a lifelong resident of Pensacola whose background reveals a long and profound dedication to our community. She received degrees from Bethune-Cookman College, Northwestern, Harvard and Florida State Universities. She also studied at Pensacola Junior College, University of West Florida, Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University, and The Case Institute of Technology. Ms. Jones retired from the Escambia County School System in 1994. She was a middle and high school mathematics teacher at Bellview Middle and Booker T. Washington Junior and Senior High Schools. She was the Registrar/Dean at Tate High School. Continuting on in the school district she became an Assistant Principal at Brentwood Middle and Pensascola High; and Principal at Wedgewood Middle. Her employment with the school district continued with her holding positions as a District Supervisor of Mathematics and Director of Comprehensive Planning. Many speak of volunteerism, but for Ms. Jones, this was just a way of life. There is not enough space in this short profile to list every charity and organization that she was actively involved. However, her passion was to always help people. Ms. Jones had several local business endeavors including work as a real estate broker and salesperson. She was also a bookeeper, tax preparer and a consultant in many areas. She served two terms on the Pensacola City Council representing the citizens of District 5."

Scholarship Criteria

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • Graduating Senior from Escambia High School in 2016.
  • Involved in school, church and community activities. Include work experiences.
  • Write a 200 to 500 word essay on the topic, "What are your career goals, and how do you see your post secondary education helping you to achieve these goals?"
    (Essay should be typed and double spaced)

Two Scholarships of $1000 each will be awarded


Print and Complete application. Attach your typed resume and typed essay.

Submit the completed packet to the address below:
Rita Jones Scholarship Trust
c/o Par Four Charities
617 Devilliers Street
Pensacola, FL 32501

The Deadline for receipt of Application is April 15, 2016
Note: Be certain to allow 3 to 4 days from date of postmark to arrive by the deadline.

For more information contact Kenneth Spence (678)313-9638 or Billy Brent (850)221-2162.

Scholarship Application

Rita Jones Scholarship Application