The due date for submission of scholarship applications was extended to March 20, 2015 to insure the completion of the application process on line with the inclusion of the guidance counselor portion. The review, evaluation and selection process was completed April 2 by the Scholarship Committee consisting of: Paul Blockson, Ed & Jane Whitaker, Scott Curry, Mike Woods, MaryAnne Hedrick, Maggie Cooper and Doris Welsh.
The 17th Annual Awards Ceremony was held on May 5, 2015. A total of $68,000 was awarded to 43 recipients at that time.
The awarding of scholarships was as follows:
Dollars for Scholars Scholarships: 37 recipients – $58,500
Grunow Memorial Scholarships: 6 recipients – $9,500
Total recipients for 2015: 43 – $68,000
Since its beginning in 1999, DFS has awarded $933,700 in scholarships. In memory of Barry Grunow, $156,250 has been awarded. Dollars for Scholars continues to provide deserving students at Lake Worth High School and throughout Palm Beach County with the opportunity to further their education and reach for their dreams.
A special thanks to the members of the scholarship committee for their time, dedication and diligent efforts throughout the review and selection process. Mrs. Maggie Cooper, once again went above and beyond the call of duty by continuing to assist students even after her retirement. The invaluable support and assistance of Dr. George Lockhart and Pete DiDonato is greatly appreciated, and without whom the awards ceremony would have been difficult to make happen.
Finally, a sincere thanks to Kay and David Cantley and Mike Woods, the scholarship letters and checks were written, signed and mailed to recipients July 1, 2015. Letters were also sent to the colleges of intent identifying our scholarship recipients who would be enrolling at their institutions.
Doris A. Welsh, Committee Co-Chair