83 Local Students Receive Scholarships from the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (June 19, 2014)Summer is the season when many high school graduates are preparing to enter college. This year, 83 deserving students will be fulfilling their educational dreams thanks, in part, to the donors of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. These students are the recipients of more than $730,000 in scholarships awarded by the organization.

The Community Foundation has nearly 100 scholarship funds, established by donors who are committed to education, and often named in the memory of a loved one.  The organization has awarded $7.5 million in scholarship grants since 1983, and helped 1,700 students, making it one of the largest providers of scholarships in the two counties. Students are evaluated by an advisory committee of board members and community volunteers based on a written application, test scores, grade transcripts and interviews.  Individual scholarships ranged in amounts from $1,000 to $30,000 this year and were awarded to students from 32 high schools in Palm Beach and Martin counties.

“We understand that many of our aspiring local students do not have the financial resources for a college education,” said Brad Hurlburt, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “It is through the generosity of our donors that these dreams can become a reality, and we are extremely proud to be able to provide this service to the community. Offering much needed scholarships to deserving students is a wonderful expression of philanthropy.”

For more information on the scholarship program, or about establishing a charitable fund at the Community Foundation, please call 561-659-6800 or visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.

Click here to see the full list of 2014 scholarship awardees by region.

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