The annual drawing for the University of Florida’s Higher Education Opportunity (HEO) program was held on March 11 and resulted in 50 eligible applicants being selected to receive the HEO benefit.
The university’s HEO program provides children of full-time TEAMS employees with the opportunity of tuition assistance for an undergraduate education at the University of Florida (if the student is not accepted to UF, the benefit may be used at any public community or state college in Florida).
This year, 154 applications were submitted to receive the HEO benefit. After verifying the eligibility of all the HEO applicants and ensuring that each child had applied for admission to the University of Florida, 139 applicants were eligible to be included in the drawing.
Captain Jeff Holcomb, Community Service Division Commander, officiated in drawing the 50 names. This year’s ceremony was attended by Jodi Gentry, assistant vice president of Human Resource Services.
The eligible TEAMS employees have been notified by email of the results of the drawing.
Please visit the HEO section of the HRS website for more information about the Higher Education Opportunity program or contact Kenya Williams, UF Training and Organizational Development, via email or at (352) 273-1761.