Welcome to Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars


The class of 2016 will receive a total of $67,000 in scholarships in a ceremony May 5, 2016 in the school auditorium.  This brings our grand total to $970,000 since our first year, 1999 when we awarded $10,000.  Forty students will receive $53,500 from the general Dollars for Scholars account, five students will receive a total of $10,000 from the Grunow Memorial Scholarship Fund named for Barry Grunow, the Lake Worth Middle School teacher who was murdered in his classroom on the last day of school in 2000.  This year, for the first time, two vocational scholarships will be awarded for a total of $3,500.  We hope to encourage more vocational applicants in future years.  Our parent organization, The Lake Worth High School Alumni Foundation, pays all our overhead expenses.  This ensures that every dollar donated to or raised by Dollars for Scholars goes toward a scholarship for a financially needy student.

Our hopes to reach the million dollar mark this year were dashed when contributions we have received in previous years did not materialize.  While we were disappointed in the shortfall, the goal will be easily attainable next year.

The board of directors and other volunteers remain committed to our mission and will be seeking new fund sources for the class of 2017.  One board member is to be especially commended.  Maryanne Hedrick, who taught with Mr. Grunow at Lake Worth Middle continues to produce results through the golf tournament she organizes at The PGA Course in Palm Beach Gardens.  The tournament netted $9,500 for the Grunow fund this year.  Maryanne also sponsored a social event fundraiser at The Lake Worth Municipal Golf Course in April, raising $1,250 for the Grunow fund.

Lake Worth High Principal, Dr. George Lockhart donated $14,450 to be placed in an endowment to be known as The Lake Worth High School Memorial Endowment.  This contribution came from funds that had been in the school’s internal accounts for many years, contributed by friends in memory of C.N. Wallace, Dick Brown, Dorothy Julien and Mavilene Prentice.  Dr. Lockhart also contributed $9,500 which had been in the school’s internal accounts since the 1990s and donated by student Jack Charles who won a contest with $5,000 going to Jack and $9,500 to the school.  The $9,500 went into the DFS general fund and was awarded in scholarships this year.

On behalf of the 2016 recipients I extend a hearty thank you to our board of directors for their dedicated work.  We especially thank Doris Welsh and Paul Blockson, co-chairs of the scholarship selection committee and committee members Maggie Cooper, Scott Curry, Maryanne Hedrick, Ed and Jane Whitaker and Mike Woods for their dedication to help financially needy students realize their dream of a college education.

Dave Cantley
President, Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars Foundation

Click here for a complete list of scholarship recipients. 

 Click here to view pictures.


3rd Annual Golf Tournament
Saturday, October 29th, 2016

1401 Northlake Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens
Pre-registration by Saturday, October 22nd:   Foursome $375.00
Post October 22nd and Day of Tournament: $100.00 per player/ $400.00 per foursome
Registration includes: Breakfast, golf cart and fees, luncheon, beverages, awards and prizes.

Tee Off Time: 8:30 am

Contact Maryanne Hedrick for information at 561-543-5541.
Thank you for your support.


 Scholarship Committee Report August 13, 2015 – click here


Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars (DFS) became only the third DFS chapter in Florida in 1999. Since then, we have awarded scholarships each year totaling:

$10,000 in 1999                                       $59,000 in 2009
$17,000 in 2000                                       $66,000 in 2010
$31,500 in 2001                                       $74,750 in 2011
$54,500 in 2002                                       $62,000 in 2012
$51,000 in 2003                                       $75,000 in 2013
$57,000 in 2004                                       $87,000 in 2014
$57,400 in 2005                                       $68,000 in 2015
$47,500 in 2006                                       $67,000 in 2016
$50,500 in 2007
$63,500 in 2008