LAKE WORTH DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS AWARDED $87,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
At the 2014 Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars Awards Ceremony, $87,000 was awarded to 56 students. Forty-nine students received $72,000 from the general scholarship fund and seven students received $15,000 from The Barry Grunow Memorial Scholarship. The Grunow scholarship was named in honor of Barry Grunow a teacher at Lake Worth Middle School who was slain in his classroom on the last day of school in 2000. The Grunow Scholarship is available to students in any public, private or parochial school in Palm Beach County who aspire to teach.
The 16th annual Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Ceremony was held Wednesday, May 7th at Lake Worth High School in the auditorium located in Tommy Hansen Hall.
"This is our sixteenth year of awarding scholarships," said Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars President, Dave Cantley. "In our first year, 1999, we awarded $10,000 to 15 students." The scholarship fund has awarded over $835,700 since its initial year. The fund also has $589,000 endowed in the name of individuals, their loved ones, the Lake Worth High School Alumni Foundation and The Barry Grunow Memorial Scholarship Fund.
According to Mr. Cantley, "Many volunteers have worked tirelessly to make these scholarships possible. Many individuals, businesses and civic clubs have graciously given of their time and money to our mission. An anonymous donor has contributed $10,000 for two years consecutively. The Lake Worth High Alumni Foundation pays all overhead expenses of Dollars for Scholars. Lake Worth High Principal, Dr. George Lockhart contributes annually from flea market funds to assist his students in realizing their dream of a college education."
Mr. Cantley, also a former Principal at Lake Worth High, tells graduating Seniors, "Have a successful college career, get a good job, move to Lake Worth, make a lot of money, have kids and send them to Lake Worth High."
For more information please contact Mr. Cantley at
, (561) 964-4025 phone,(561) 602-2513 cell, or (561) 439-3839 fax.