Welcome to Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars

$1,000,000.00 DINNER

The LWHS Alumni Foundation sponsored a dinner to celebrate Dollars for Scholars awarding $1,000,000.00 in scholarships since 1999. The grand gala was held at Atlantis Country Club on May 23, 2017.

For the complete story, please CLICK HERE to read the article in the Alumni Spring Newsletter.

A video of the $1,000,000.00 Dinner is now on You Tube.


The City of Lake Worth Donates $25,000 to DFS

In an effort led by Commissioner Scott Maxwell, the City of Lake Worth recently made a donation of $25,000 to Dollars for Scholars. Scholarships will be presented to financially needy students graduating in 2017 in the name of The City of Lake Worth.

Commissioners expressed a desire to make this first-time donation an annual gift with the intent of assisting students realize their dream of a college education and encouraging them to return to Lake Worth to live, work and raise their families.

The Alumni and DFS Foundations are appreciative and grateful for this donation.  We look forward working with the City of Lake Worth in the future.



The Dollars for Scholars 19th Annual Awards Ceremony was held Thursday evening, May 11, 2017 in the Lake Worth High School Tommy Hansen Hall Auditorium. At that time, $104,000 was awarded to 53 recipients. This resulted in more than one million dollars being awarded in scholarships since the foundation’s beginning in 1999. Forty-eight students received $89,000 in General Academic and Vocational/Technical scholarships. Five recipients were awarded scholarships in memory of Barry Grunow in the amount of $15,000. All recipients were selected after a thorough evaluation of their applications: academic achievement, goals, extracurricular activities, community service, accomplishments, recommendations, and financial need.

 Scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to $5,000 were made possible with the generous contributions of $25,000 from the City of Lake Worth; Dr. Elvis Epps, LWHS principal, donation of $25,000 from ea market funds; the support of community civic organizations (Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions, Women’s Club, Baha’i); Lake Worth Street Painting Festival; the Alumni Foundation fund raising; generous individuals; and the interest earned from the Dollars for Scholars Foundation endowments.

We are truly fortunate and grateful to have these resources of supporters who are willing to invest in making it possible for students to achieve their dream of a college education.


Scholarship Committee Report August 11, 2016 – click here for Word Document
Scholarship Committee Report August 11, 2016 – click here

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