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Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Grants, Student Loans, & Fellowships

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties was established in 1972 by local people for the residents of the area. Since its inception, the Community Foundation has granted more than $78 million to the area, with over $5.1 million in scholarships to area students.

Certified by National Standards, the Community Foundation is funded by many organizations and individual donors from the Palm Beach and Martin counties. As their mission, the Community Foundation strives to build lasting endowments, address community needs through grant making, and offer community leadership.

One way the Community Foundation helps the community is by offering more than 90 scholarships to area students looking to further their education. This article provides examples of some of the many scholarships offered by the Community Foundation.

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties Scholarship Program

For all scholarships offered through the Community Foundation, students are required to complete an online application. All supporting materials should be mailed directly to the Community Foundation at 700 South Dixie Hwy., Ste. 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Online application deadline is in January. Supporting materials which cannot be scanned to the online application must be received by mail by end of January. Award amounts for these scholarships generally range anywhere from a one-time amount of $1,000 to a multiple year award of $2,500 each academic year. NOTE: Documents will not be accepted if submitted by fax or email.

Here are some examples of scholarships offered:

Bank of America Minority Scholarship: This award is dedicated to a minority Palm Beach resident in their senior year of high school, looking to pursue a career in business.

Walter and Adi Blum Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school student who has immigrated to the United States. Applicants must be a resident of Palm Beach or Martin County.

Milton J. Boone Horticultural Scholarship: This award is given to either an adult student returning to college for horticultural training, or to a graduating high school senior. Students must be residents of Palm Beach or Martin County, seeking a degree in horticulture.

Allen C. Clark Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a graduating high school senior with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better. Applicants must be students of Forest Hill High School to be considered.

Julian and Eunice Cohen Scholarship: This award is dedicated to a graduating high school student who demonstrates financial need, has an excellent academic record, and participates in extracurricular activities. Applicants must be a resident of Palm Beach or Martin County.

Community Scholarship Fund: Awarded to a graduating high school senior with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Applicants must be Palm Beach or Martin County residents who demonstrate financial need.

Cuban Scholarship Fund: Awarded to a student attending Cardinal Newman High School who is of Cuban descent. (either born in Cuba, or has a minimum of one parent who is of Cuban descent)

Ellen Beth Eddleman Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a John I. Leonard High School graduating senior who demonstrates academic excellence with a minimum grade point average of 3.0, has talent, takes part in service projects, and possesses leadership skills. Applicants must be in the school band, in the school choir, or Excalibur.

The Gratitude Fund: This scholarship is awarded to a Marion County or St. Lucie County resident who is a U.S. citizen attending an accredited institution in one of the following counties: Palm Beach, Martin, or St. Lucie. Specially designed for a graduating high school senior pursuing a degree in nursing, or health professionals pursuing a nursing degree either full-time or part-time.

Danny Knichel Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a Jupiter High School graduating senior with financial need, athletic abilities, and academic excellence.

Palm Beach Kennel Club Scholarship: This award is given to children or grandchildren of Palm Beach Kennel Club employees who are graduating high school seniors. Employee must have a minimum of one year of corporate service. Applicants must be U.S. citizens attending an accredited institution in Florida.

Lawrence A. Sanders Scholarship Fund for Creative Writing: This award is given to a Martin or Palm Beach county resident and graduating high school senior interested in pursuing a creative writing degree.

Claire B. Schultz Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a Palm Beach county resident and graduating high school senior. Preference is given to a minority student, or handicapped student.

St. Mary’s Extended Education: This award is given to an adult returning to college, or a graduating high school senior, who is a resident of Pahokee, and a parishioner of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church.

Dave Yannis Scholarship Fund: Awarded to a graduating high school senior and resident of Palm Beach, Martin, or Broward County. Preference is given to students who are of Jewish faith and accepting of Russian immigrants; and, children and grandchildren of Russian immigrants.

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties Scholarship Program: Tips to Keep in Mind

  • The Community Foundation offers over 90 scholarship opportunities. This article touched up a portion of them. For a complete listing, please go to the Community Foundation website.
  • Due to the number of scholarships offered by the Community Foundation, it is important to begin the scholarship search early.
  • Students can apply for more than one scholarship as long as they meet all criteria. Be sure to read the fine print to ensure all requirements are met prior to applying.

How to Reach the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 South Dixie Hwy., Ste. 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

PH: (561) 659-6800
FAX: (561) 832-6542
www.cfpbmc.org

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