More than 20 students’ lives were forever changed after the Foundation for Palm Beach State College was awarded a historic $153,000 gift from the Rotary Club of Boca Raton to establish scholarships for students pursuing vocational and career programs, including public safety, emergency response, trades and STEM related fields.
The gift is the largest and one of several the Rotary Club has given to the College Foundation over the years to help students succeed.
“I felt like Santa Claus telling my students the great news that they were chosen as recipients,” said Matt Keeler, … Continue reading The Rotary Club of Boca Raton issues historic scholarship gift to PBSC
Former Congressman Mark Foley, a longtime public servant, has donated $25,000 to Palm Beach State College to launch a scholarship to help Police Academy recruits fund their training and to get more of them in the law enforcement pipeline.
Foley, who attended then Palm Beach Community College and comes from a family line of law enforcement officers, said he is giving back in recognition of his father and grandfather who served at his hometown police department in Newton, … Continue reading Foley donates $25,000 to launch scholarship for PBSC Police Academy recruits
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. … Continue reading PBSC student veterans get support from Wellington Community Foundation
Follett Higher Education Group, Palm Beach State College’s longtime business partner, is giving $125,000 over five years for a new scholarship to help students with tuition and other educational expenses.
The first round of Follett Higher Education Group scholarships will target students who work in the hospitality and service industry, many of whom have been displaced because of the pandemic and are in school retooling their skills. Scholarships are for $1,000 each, and the deadline to apply is June 15. … Continue reading New Follett Higher Education Group scholarship to help PBSC students
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