Community Foundation Scholarships 

The Community Foundation is one of the largest providers of scholarships in the two county region. We have nearly 100 scholarship funds, established by donors who are committed to education, and often named in the memory of a loved one.  Together, we have awarded $9.3 million in scholarship grants since 1983, and helped 1,923 students fufill their college dreams.

Listed below are our scholarship funds and their eligibility requirements. All scholarships are based on financial need, unless otherwise noted. Click on the fund name to learn more about our amazing donors.

*Note: Some scholarships may not be offered every year.

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Ellen Beth Eddleman Memorial Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from John I. Leonard High
• Must be in the band, choral department or Excalibur
• Must have maintained a 3.0 GPA or better while in high school
• Demonstrate service to the community and talent in the areas of music, art or literary
• John I. Leonard staff will be part of the selection process
 

H. David Faust Memorial Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach County high school
• Based on financial need and academic excellence
 

Nettie Spiro Finkle Scholarship 

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from Palm Beach
• Must have a GPA between 2.5 - 3.5 while in high school
• Demonstrate community involvement and financial need
 

First Bank and Trust of Indiantown Directors Memorial Scholarship 

Open to:  
• Graduating high school senior from Indiantown attending South Fork High School
• Open to a student attending either a two or a four year college
• Preference to a student who has not received another private scholarship and has maintained a 3.0 GPA or better while in high school
• Prefer a student who has shown a commitment to family and/or community
• Demonstrate financial need
 

Flicker/Freudenberg Scholarship

Open to:
• Graduating high school senior from any Martin County high school
• Minimum SAT/ACT of 2000/28
• Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 while in college 
• Demonstrate financial need
 

Ernest Frank Scholarship Fund Created In Memory of Arlene Fulton Hammond

Open to:  
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Must demonstrate achievement in academics and extracurricular activities
• Demonstrate financial need
 

Fran Gay Memorial Scholarship 

Open to:  
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Majoring in a healthcare field
• Demonstrate financial need 
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The Gratitude Fund

Open to:
• Must be a resident of Palm Beach, Martin, or St. Lucie County and be a United States citizen majoring in nursing and studying towards and LPN, RN or BSN
• Must maintain a 3.0 average while in college
• Must attend a college located in the state of Florida
• Must have good moral character and demonstrate financial need
 

Gubelmann Family Foundation Scholarship 

Open to:  
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Preference given to minority students showing financial need 
 

Robert D. Handley Memorial Scholarship

Open to: 
• Must be a resident of Palm Beach or Martin County attending any high school in Palm Beach or Martin County 
• Must major in Nursing while in college
• Must have community involvement in the health field and demonstrate financial need
 

Andrew (Rudy) Z. Hatfield Memorial Scholarship

Open to:
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Member of high school's baseball team
• Demonstrate financial need
 

Kathy Heming Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school pursuing a degree in nursing
• Must have community involvement in the health field and demonstrate financial need
• Must attend a university/college must be located in the State of Florida
 

Heather and Patrick Henry Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Must demonstrate academic achievement or academic potential 
• Must demonstrate financial need
 

J. Peter Hoffman Memorial Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from schools located north of West Palm Beach or southern Martin County
• Must attend a university/college in the State of Florida
 

Ray Howland Scholarship 

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach high school
• Applicant must submit an essay or poster on bicycle safety
 

Frank P. Husvar Memorial Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach County high school
• Pursuing a degree in education in math or speech pathology 
• Student should be participating in extracurricular activities common to that field of study
• Demonstrate financial need
 

Robert and Deborah Jacobson Scholarship 

(Under the auspices of The Robert and Deborah Jacobson Charitable Trust : Thornton M. Henry, Trustee)
Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Top ten percent (10%) of graduating class
• Minimum SAT 2200 
• Student must maintain a B+ (3.5) average and be in the top 25% of college class
• Must exhibit leadership and volunteerism
• Must complete an essay on the student's potential and sense of volunteerism
• Demonstrate financial need
 

R. Bruce Jones Memorial Scholarship

Open to: 
• Applicant must be a graduating student of a public or independent high school in the Glades area
• Applicant must display academic excellence
• Applicant must show financial need
• Applicant must be active in extracurricular activities
 

Thomas F. Kearney Memorial Scholarship

Open to: 
• Preference given to high school seniors living in the Western Communities (located west of State Road 7, north of Lake Worth Road, south of Northlake Boulevard and east of Twenty Mile Bend
• Not based on financial need
 

Danny Knichel Memorial Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from Jupiter High School
• Displays academic and athletic excellence
• Displays financial need