John S. Atwater Memorial Scholarship Fund

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John S. Atwater exemplified all the virtues attributed to the “Greatest Generation ” – kindness, fairness, and bravery. He grew up during the Great Depression and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. John returned home a military hero and married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Hardee. After graduating from Notre Dame, he was recruited to the FBI by J. Edgar Hoover, where he had a distinguished 28-year career. He raised six kids and loved his family, country and the community.

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Scholarship Eligibility
  • Graduating high school senior from Lake Worth High School
  • Must have participated in the criminal justice program for 4 years and pursue a career in criminal justice
  • Not based on financial need
  • Selected by the Scholarship Committee of Lake Worth High School


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