Since 1976, the Palm Beach County Golf Association has awarded over $430,000 to 178 area college students to help with their college education. These scholarships have helped students pay for tuition, books and other fees so that they could be more dedicated to their studies.
Since 2010, the PBCGA has partnered with Take Stock in Children – Palm Beach County to provide tuition scholarships to attend the Florida state college of their choice. Take Stock in Children is a statewide mentoring/scholarship program. The program enrolls middle school, low-income students and helps them succeed by providing college and vocational scholarships, volunteer mentors, student advocates, early intervention and long-term support. Scholarship recipients and their parents sign a performance contract pledging to stay in school, remain drug free, and out of trouble. Upon successful completion of the program, the students receive either a 2-year or a 2+2 scholarship purchased through the Florida Prepaid College Program.
How it works…
1. Student Promise: Self Accountability
2. Parental Involvement: Increasing the Chances of Success
3. Motivation and Support: Volunteer Mentoring
4. Academic Assistance: Student Advocates/Case Managers
5. College Scholarships: Hope for a Better Future
6. Continuation of Mentoring: Increasing Likelihood of College Graduation
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Many companies sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions, to a wide range of nonprofits, made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, please contact your human resources representative today. For more information, please contact PBCGA at (561) 625-0400, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The PBCGA would like to express our sincere thanks to our sponsors and members for all their generous donations to our Scholarship Fund. Because of this support we are able to provide educational opportunities to deserving children from low income families.
Abacoa Golf Club – Robbie Dew & Rob Young
Arrigo Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM & Arrigo FIAT – Jim & John Arrigo
Barbara & Jack Nicklaus Junior Golf Endowment Fund
Morell Studios – Pat Morell
Nick Price Golf Course Design
Palm Beach Kennel Club – Patrick Rooney, Jr.
TGR Ventures – Chris Hubman
Tire Kingdom – Chris Hatfield
The Honda Classic – Ken Kennerly
The Milk Jug – David Abell