MELBOURNE, Fla., (January 8, 2020) – Six deserving students are closer to fulfilling their educational dreams thanks to fund holders of the Community Foundation for Brevard. These local students are the recipients of $26,515 in academic scholarships awarded by the organization to assist with their 2020 college educational tuition, books and fees.
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, including students pursuing careers in science and technology, architecture, accounting, health related fields and veterinary nursing.
Students are evaluated by an advisory committee of board members and community volunteers based on eligibility criteria established by donors at the creation of the scholarship fund. Scholarships 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 Scholarship Fund
Wynne Asbury, Mildred Casseus, and Rebecca Skipper attending Eastern Florida State College; Nathaneal Finlayson and Duli LaFlamme, University of Central Florida; and Hunter Kime, Florida Institute of Technology.
“The future is bright for the Space Coast in light of the talents, ambitions and community service demonstrated by these six exceptional student scholars,” said Lisa Davidson, director of strategy and communications at the Community Foundation. “Through these scholarships, our donors have opened doors of opportunity to local students and the impact is beyond measure.”
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.
About Community Foundation for Brevard
Since 1981 the Community Foundation for Brevard has embraced and enhanced the work of charitable people who make a permanent commitment to the good of the community through philanthropic funds or a planned gift. The Community Foundation and its funds welcome gifts of all kinds, including cash, bequests, stock, real estate, life insurance and retirement assets, just to name a few. To date, the Community Foundation’s funds have awarded more than $20 million in grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. For more information or to learn more about creating your own fund, call 321-752-5505 or visit cfbrevard.org.