Community Foundation Awards $33,754 in Scholarships to Seven Local Students

MELBOURNE, Fla., (January 4, 2018) – As we closed out 2017, seven deserving students are fulfilling their educational dreams thanks to the donors of the Community Foundation for Brevard. These local students are the recipients of $33,754 in academic scholarships awarded by the organization to assist with their 2018 college educational tuition, books and fees.

Scholarship Advisory Committee (L to R): Bob Sukolsky, Karen Sukolsky, Michael Shannon, Lisa Davidson, David Tweed, Nicole Thomson, and Kit Fisher

Established by community members who are passionate about helping students achieve their dreams of higher education, scholarships at the Community Foundation for Brevard are awarded annually to students in many different fields, from students pursuing careers in science and technology, business management, nursing and health-related fields to veterinary technology.

Students are evaluated by an advisory committee of board members and community volunteers based on a written application, essay, recommendations, transcripts, interviews and other eligibility criteria established by donors at the creation of the scholarship fund. Scholarships ranged from $2,044 to $12,296 and were awarded from the following funds:

 

  • Norma S. Annabal Scholarship Fund
  • The Geraldine L. Cabic Charitable Fund Scholarship
  • The Culpepper Nursing Scholarship
  • The Pablo Enriquez Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Ella Josephine Goodman Horn Fund Scholarship
  • Missy & Tony Shannon Memorial Scholarship
  • Community Foundation General Scholarship Fund

“Each scholarship winner is an exceptional student working hard to make our community a better place,” said Lisa Davidson, director of strategy and communications at the Community Foundation. “It is through the generosity of the Foundation’s donors that these students can continue their education. Our scholarship and grant programs convey the essence of what the foundation is all about – connecting people to causes they care about.”

Community Foundation scholarships can be established by individual donors, corporations, and are often in memory of a loved one. If you would like to learn more about setting up a charitable fund, please contact us at 321-752-5505.

About Community Foundation for Brevard

The Community Foundation for Brevard serves as a trusted resource and leader for philanthropic individuals and organizations to enhance and sustain Brevard County’s quality of life. We are an independent, 501(c)(3) organization. Our purpose is to manage funds for the philanthropic community and charities with the goals of achieving enough growth to provide a perpetual source of income while at the same time protecting the investment. For more information about the Community Foundation, visit cfbrevard.org.

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