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PBSC student veterans get support from Wellington Community Foundation

PBSC staff pose with Wellington Community Foundation board members Tom Wenham (center), Mickey Smith and Gordon Johnson outside the Veterans Success Center in Lake Worth.

The Palm Beach State College Foundation received a $10,000 donation from the Wellington Community Foundation as part of a partnership with the College’s Veterans Success Center to provide scholarships for tuition and education-related expenses for student veterans who are Wellington residents.

The $1,000 scholarships will be given to 10 PBSC students. Veterans Success Center staff will choose the recipients based on those who are the most in need. The students will use the funds for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters.

“We are pleased and proud to partner with PBSC and the College’s Veterans Success Center,” said Tom Wenham, a Korean War veteran and chair of the Wellington Community Foundation Board of Directors. “Helping to reduce the cost of college expenses is our way of giving back to Wellington veterans.”

This is the second donation by the Wellington Community Foundation. The first, which was also $10,000, was disbursed to eight PBSC Wellington veteran students to use this summer and fall.

The Welling Community Foundation is a charitable nonprofit organization committed to helping Wellington seniors, children and veterans by improving their quality of life. For more information about the foundation or how to get involved,  please visit www.wellingtoncommunityfoundation.org.

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