The DAU AA Jacksonville Florida was established in 2005 and awarded over $78,000 in scholarships. The drive behind the scholarship program was Mrs. Elizabeth Nealin who is on the DAPAA Jax Board of Directors. The purpose and goalis to invest in high school graduates with the goal of improving the future workforce. DAP will continue to support this mission of promoting education.
The DAPAA partners with the local businesses and community for the funds to award the scholarships. Those major scholarship sponsors are Andromeda Systems, Orange Park Mall, Tillman Foundation, Thomas University, Orange Park Rotary Sunrise, NMCRS Jacksonville, USO Greater Jacksonville, First Command Financial, Tory Hamlin Allstate, Select Health and Wellness, Tony Conard, Herron Real Estate, Subaru Jax, Brooks Rehab, A10 Auto Detailing, Crunch Fitness, Signature Consultants, Anderson Trade Group, Caldwell Bankers Cares, BestBet, Quimby Law, Ron McCann State Farm, JAX Jumbo Shrimp, Fields Cadillac, Dez Combs Real Estate and Thomas University. Scholarships are given out as joint scholarships between DAPA JAX and the major scholarship sponsor.