Scholarship Applications

Applications for scholarships for the school year 2023-24 will open in the spring. Please check back in February.

In 2022, the Community Foundation awarded over $1.27 million dollars in scholarships to 127 students in Palm Beach and Martin Counties! We offer both need and merit based scholarships. When filling out our general scholarship application, you will automatically be considered for over 110 scholarships.


  • 2.5+ GPA
  • Graduating high school senior or current undergraduate student from Palm Beach or Martin County
  • Demonstrate financial need and/or academic achievement
  • Incoming or enrolled full-time student at a college, university, or vocational/trade school

To apply you’ll need:

  • Unofficial Academic Transcript
  • Completion of 3 Short Essay Prompts
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Parent or Guardian’s Tax Return
  • FAFSA Student Aid Report

*Selected students will be invited to participate in our interview process. An invitation to interview is not an indication of receiving an award.

**Undocumented students welcome to apply.

Essay Prompts:

Education Goals: Describe your education goals in detail. What do you plan to study in college? What led you to choosing this course of study? What do you hope to accomplish while you are in school? (250-600 words)

Career Goals: Describe your career goals in detail. Do you have a specific job or field you know you want to work in? What kind of work are you passionate about? How do you think your work will contribute to our community, our country, or our world? (250-600 words)

Unusual Circumstances: Tell us more about you. What makes you unique? What obstacles have you and/or your family overcome? What motivates you to pursue your education? (250-600 words)

Hear from our scholarship recipients:

"This scholarship is a tremendous help. My experience working at Publix during a pandemic while trying to finish high school was tough at first. We've never had an experience like this, but the support and recognition that the Class of 2020 and frontline employees have received is heartwarming and makes it all worth it. Thank you to your amazing foundation!"

Shanice, a 2020 recipient from Jupiter High School will be majoring in Biology at the University of Central Florida.

"While graduating from high school during these unprecedented times has had both its highs and lows, I am especially thankful for this scholarship because it will help me throughout my four years of college to limit my student debt. This will allow me to focus on my academics at Florida College as I learn more about marketing and finance in order to succeed in my future career."​

Paige, a 2020 recipient from Seminole Ridge High School will be majoring in Marketing at Florida College.

"I’m so appreciative of scholarship donors at the Community Foundation. In spring 2019, I’ll graduate with my Bachelor’s Degree in health and human services; Master’s Degree in gerontology. I’ve also been accepted to medical school, which I plan to begin next fall. Through this scholarship, my dream of becoming a physician has been made more possible.”

Jacqueline, Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts