Jeff Holt Scholarship

   A special scholarship fund has been established with the St. Johns County Education Foundation (SJCEF) in memory of Jeff Holt, a teacher at Murray Middle School (MMS) for the past 25 years.
Mr. Holt served as a dean and guidance counselor at MMS before becoming a teacher. He taught gifted social studies and Cambridge studies to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. He also served as a coach for 20 years in Florida and led the girls basketball team at St. Augustine High School to their first state Final Four.
Mr. Holt was a favorite teacher as shown by his many student nominations as their most inspiring teacher at the Students Taking Academic Responsibility (STAR) Banquet or as their mentor at the American Youth Character Awards (AYCA) Banquet.
The scholarship fund will be used to cover registration fees for the American College Test (ACT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for students who are unable to pay for these tests.
Donations should be made payable to the St. Johns County Education Foundation. Individuals wishing to contribute can donate online at They may also mail a check made out to the SJCEF and earmarked for the Jeff Holt Scholarship Fund to the St. Johns County School District, Community Relations Department, 40 Orange Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084.