The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties provides scholarship opportunities for students to pursue their educational goals. Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors and undergraduates who are attending community colleges, four-year universities, and vocational/technical schools.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.
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Applicants will complete one application for consideration for all the scholarship funds under CFPBMC Single Year Awards.
Scholarship funds included in the CFPBMC Single Year Awards Application:
Applicants will apply to CFPBMC Single Year Awards. One common application is completed to apply to any of the below funds. Applicants must meet the following criteria of one or more of the scholarships listed:
Gunster Family Scholarship Fund
Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council
Children of foundation employees are ineligible.
*Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee
**Certification programs must be through an accredited institution and must run on a standard academic semester calendar. Certification programs must be a minimum of one semester/term in length, and applicants must be enrolled at the time awards are disbursed.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Up to 9 awards will be granted.
Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
All applicants will be notified in July.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
Payment is made in August.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.
Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than June 8, 2023 3:00 pm Eastern Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.