Palm Beach State College alumnus Alberto Leal wants to help and mentor first-generation college students through a new five-year scholarship that bears his name.
“Scholarships played a major role in financing my education,” said Leal, attorney and owner of The Leal Law Firm in Wellington. “I wanted to give back and provide that same opportunity for hard-working and qualified students. I strongly believe that we have an obligation to assist one another as fellow Panthers and as fellow people.”
As part of the PBSC Foundation first-generation college scholarships, … Continue reading Leal scholarship to help first-generation college students
Palm Beach State College alumnus Dr. Robert D. Matteson and his wife, Nancy, have donated $30,000 to the PBSC Foundation’s STEAM initiative to establish an endowed scholarship.
The scholarship is available to students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs. To be eligible, students must have financial need, be enrolled in nine or more credit hours and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Matteson, who graduated with an Associate in Arts degree in 1972, … Continue reading PBSC alumnus and wife donate $30,000 to STEAM initiative
When it came time for Palm Beach State College students and twin sisters Hannah and Hailey Lord to decide where they would pursue their bachelor’s degrees, it was a no-brainer.
At the time, the two were Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College students who had just earned their Associate in Arts degrees at PBSC. At graduation, they were both smiling ear-to-ear because they were getting their degrees with no debt thanks to their Presidential Honors College Scholarship, … Continue reading Twins to graduate with no debt thanks to scholarship
As the first in her family to graduate from high school and college, Gina Rose has had a lifelong passion for learning.
Growing up in a working-class family in the rural town of Ware, Mass., her parents stressed the need to go to college.
“Even though they didn’t get a college education, they always wanted that for me,” said Rose, a learning specialist on the Lake Worth campus. “In fact, when I would ask them what I was going to be when I grew up, … Continue reading Rose pays it forward through Success Circle donation
More scholarship assistance is on the way for students in Palm Beach State College’s Machining Technology Program.
The College has been awarded a $20,000 scholarship grant award from the Gene Haas Foundation to help cover the educational expenses of students in the 1500 clock-hour postsecondary adult vocational program. This is the second award that Palm Beach State has received since 2015 from the California-based foundation, bringing the total to $40,000. So far, the Palm Beach State College Foundation, … Continue reading Gene Haas Foundation awards PBSC $20K for scholarships
Palm Beach State College’s summer enrollment is up 4.5 percent, and college leaders attribute much of the growth to strategic recruitment initiatives and scholarships designed to encourage students to finish their education on schedule or sooner.
With an unduplicated headcount of 21,081 as of June 21, the summer enrollment is on pace to become the highest for the summer in the College’s history, said Dr. Peter Barbatis, vice president of student services and enrollment management. The Summer B session started Tuesday, … Continue reading PBSC summer enrollment is up 4.5 percent
For the second year in a row, the Ibis Friends of Veterans Charitable Organization, Inc. has committed to help student veterans at Palm Beach State College.
The organization donated $35,000 from its annual golf tournament to the Palm Beach State College Foundation at the Ibis Golf & Country Club in West Palm Beach. The gift, presented yesterday, was $10,000 more than their previous donation.
This year’s donation will go toward student veteran scholarships, book stipends and club events on all of Palm Beach State’s campuses. … Continue reading Local organization boosts support for student veterans
The Palm Beach State College Foundation has received $7,000 from the former Boca Raton-based Networking Hispanos group to establish a scholarship in the organization’s name.
“We are passionate about supporting students in their academic goals and wanted to create a legacy at Palm Beach State,” said Emma del Real, founder of Networking Hispanos. “We believe that the funds will go far at the college, where students have so many opportunities to explore different career paths.”
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to seven Hispanic students to use during the upcoming fall and spring semesters. … Continue reading PBSC Foundation receives $7,000 for Hispanic students
Taking college courses while in high school will become even more attractive for Palm Beach County’s top performing students.
Palm Beach State College has established a new scholarship that will allow high school dual enrollment students who complete 30 college credits with a minimum 3.5 grade point average to finish their Associate in Arts degree for free. To be eligible, students must complete the credits at PBSC by the end of their senior year of high school and continue their PBSC education in the fall term immediately following high school graduation. … Continue reading Finish4Free Scholarship to help dual enrollment students complete degree
From Contact magazine, Winter 2014-15
Presidential Honors College Scholarship attracts county’s top students
Manuela Ceballos graduated from Seminole Ridge Community High School last year with acceptance letters from the University of Florida, Florida State University, Florida Atlantic University, the University of Central Florida and Palm Beach State College. But with a Presidential Honors College Scholarship to PBSC, she says her decision was easy.
“The PBSC scholarship just put the icing on the cake. … Continue reading GOING FOR THE GOLD