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Creating Opportunities Through Scholarships

A scholarship has lasting value for not only the deserving student, but also the greater community.   With your gift of a scholarship, you create opportunities for that student.  Those opportunities can change the student’s life.  Changing that life, changes the future, and the future will be brighter with a well-educated, informed, ethical, cultured and thinking workforce serving and leading the region and world in the future.

For students who find the cost of higher education a seemingly insurmountable obstacle, your scholarship means a chance for a better life.  For students who have demonstrated talent and passion for an instrument or sport, your scholarship is public recognition of a dedicated childhood and a promising future.  For committed students struggling to balance studies, work and family, your scholarship means they can focus on learning and excelling in their chosen disciplines.  For high achieving students, your scholarship is the prize that encourages the intellectual journey and advances knowledge.  

Please make a scholarship gift today.  Your scholarship recipient may become the scientist who discovers the cure for cancer or the concert musician who inspires the world with his music.  She may be the one who protects the Everglades from destruction, engineers a transportation system that makes a new bio-fuel viable, or builds a device that detects early the presence of biological agents.  Her financial strategy may build an international company that mends relationships between governments.  He may unravel the mystery of Autism or Parkinson’s or be the one who tends to your pain.  She may instill the love of learning in hundreds of children, some of whom may later become leaders and teachers themselves. 

Students express their appreciation for your scholarship support with photographs and heartfelt thank you letters.  In recognition of a gift of $1,000 or more, you will also be invited to meet your student at the popular President’s Scholarship Luncheon where you will hear his/her words of appreciation and personal story firsthand.    You will know that your decision to give was wise and important, and that you are creating opportunities that better lives, our communities and the world.