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About The Award

The Real Rosewood Foundation sponsors an annual scholarship in honor of Mahulda Gussie Brown Carrier, the third Rosewood schoolteacher employed in Levy County (1915-1923). Carrier was the first and only Black female principal employed in Levy County and the second Black female principal in the state of Florida.

The Foundation sponsors five awards annually. Each recipient is awarded $500, which is paid directly to the attending college or university. Award funds should be used towards the recipients’ educational expenses (e.g., tuition, campus fees, course materials, etc.).

Rosewood Historical Photo, Mahulda Gussie Brown Carrier, The Real Rosewood Foundation

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the scholarship award, all applicants must be a resident of either Alachua or Levy county and attending high school in one of these counties. Applicants must have made satisfactory progress during the first semester of their senior year, with a minimum GPA of 2.5.


Applicants are required to submit the application linked below and an essay by the established deadline date. The student essay must be clear and concise with thoughtful input on how they may have prevented the Rosewood Massacre.


If selected, recipients must confirm admission to their academic institution for funds to be disbursed.

Mahulda Gussie Brown Carrier

Any person who meets the eligibility requirements is invited to apply for a scholarship award. The Real Rosewood Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, or political affiliations.

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Past Award Recipients

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