Community Foundation Scholarships 

The Community Foundation is one of the largest providers of scholarships in the two county region. We have more than 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 $10.5 million in scholarship grants since 1983, and helped 2,048 students fulfill 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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John S. Atwater Scholarship 

Open to:
• Graduating high school senior from Lake Worth High School
• Must have participated in the criminal justice program for 4 years and pursue a career in criminal justice
• Not based on financial need
• Selected by the Scholarship Committee of Lake Worth High School 

Matthew James Audin Memorial Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from Jupiter High School 
• Exemplify academic achievement
• Not based on financial need
• Should be involved in high school activities, leadership, and possess personal character

Bank of America Minority Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating minority high school senior
• Intends to major in business or finance
• Palm Beach County resident 

Laurence E. Barreca Scholarship

Open to:
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Demonstrate financial need

Edward T. Bedford Foundation Scholarship 

Open to:
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Must attend a four-year college or university
• Have a record of academic excellence including athletics, artistry, literary, musical and other pursuits
• Must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 while in college
• Based on financial need

Maura and William Benjamin Scholarship

Open to:
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Demonstrate leadership and community service
• Not based on financial need

Bennett/Darwin Family Scholarship Fund

Open to: 

  • Graduating Senior from Palm Beach County public or independent high school.
  • Based on financial need.
  • Plans to attend law school after graduating under graduate college. 

Thomas William Bennett Memorial Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Education major with emphasis on teaching and/or reading
• Based on financial need 
• Must be a citizen of the United Stated 

Lisa Bjork Memorial Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from Jupiter High School or any Palm Beach County public high school
• Student planning to pursue career in journalism and communications
• Must submit an essay on "The Importance of the Family" (500-750 words)
• Maximum award $1,000 per student, one time award

Walter and Adi Blum Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Must be an immigrant into the United States 
• Based on financial need

Milton J. Boone Horticultural Scholarship 

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Must major in Horticulture
• Open to adult students studying in the field
• Demonstrate financial need

Harry and Bertha Bronstein Memorial Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Special preference given to students who are either handicapped or a minority student

Allen C. Clark Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from Forest Hill High School
• Must have a 2.5 GPA or better while in high school
• Demonstrate financial need
 

Irene Gibson Clay Scholarship 

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior residing in either Belle Glade or South Bay
• Must pursue a degree in elementary education
• Demonstrate financial need

Frank and Marie Cleary Memorial Scholarship 

Open to:
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach County high school
• Must be a parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Pahokee
• Demonstrate financial need

Julian and Eunice Cohen Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Must demonstrate academic excellence; involvement in extracurricular activities
• Demonstrate financial need

Bradley Collins Memorial Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Must be a household and/or community leader
• Demonstrate financial need

Colonial Bank Scholarship

Open to:
• Graduating high school senior from Palm Beach Lakes or Santaluces High School
• Must have maintained a 2.5 GPA or better while in high school
• Preference to minority students
• Demonstrate financial need

Community Scholarship Fund

Open to:
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school

Christopher N. Coppola Scholarship 

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach high school
• Student must major in real estate, construction, architecture, development, urban analysis, appraisal, etc.)
• Demonstrate financial need

Ingebord Crede Memorial Scholarship Fund

Open to:
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school in top 15 percent of class
• Student must major in secondary education, English literature or history
• Preference to military family background
• Demonstrate financial need

Don Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from Jupiter High School
• Active in competitive high school sports

Terry Darby Memorial Scholarship 

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Actively involved in soccer
• May attend either a two or four year college
• Not based on financial need

Dr. Sidney Davidson Nursing Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Must be a certified LPN pursuing an A.S. degree in Nursing at Palm Beach State College
• Demonstrate financial need

James H. Davis Memorial Scholarship

Open to: 
• Graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school
• Also open to seniors from Homestead and South Dade High School in Dade County, FL
• Must be majoring in horticulture, agriculture, forestry, or other agricultural science dealing with the production and management of plants 
• Also open to students or adults returning to the field.
• Students must attend a university/college in the state of Florida 
• Must demonstrate financial need

Delray Beach Playhouse Ernest G. Simon Scholarship

Open to: 
• Student should be majoring theater 
• Student must reside in the general service area of the Playhouse 
• Selection is nondiscriminatory, including age
• Not based on financial need