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 →
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 →
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 →
The Palm Beach State College Foundation has received $25,000 from the Rotary Club of Boca Raton for student scholarships.
“We are very passionate about supporting students in their academic goals,” said Spencer Siegel, president of the club. “We not only desire to help them financially but we also guide them through our mentorship program. These students are smart and very motivated and oftentimes have very little guidance as to what to do in life. We believe even the smallest push in the right direction from someone who is not their mom or dad can mean the world in terms of their success in life.”
The scholarships will be given to students who are: members of the Rotaract Club at Palm Beach State’s Boca Raton campus, … Continue reading Palm Beach State College Foundation receives $25,000 from the Rotary Club of Boca Raton to support students →
The Palm Beach State College Foundation raised $136,000 for student scholarships from its recent annual Golf Classic. The event drew 140 players, the highest number to date.
The tournament, the Foundation’s premier fundraising event, benefits the Foundation’s STEAM initiative to impact the projected shortage of local, skilled professionals in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) fields.
The Classic took place for the third year on the Mirasol Country Club’s Sunset Course, designed by golf legends Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills. … Continue reading PBSC Golf Classic raises $136,000 for student scholarships →
Balfour Beatty Construction, the fifth largest general builder in the nation and one of Florida’s largest construction managers, raised $33,500 at their 20th annual golf benefit held March 10 at the Grand Oaks Golf Club in Davie, Fla. The funds were given the next day to the Palm Beach State College Foundation to be distributed for student scholarships.
“Golf was the perfect venue for all of our partners and subcontractors to show a strong commitment to giving back to the communities they serve,” said Clint Glass, … Continue reading Balfour Beatty Construction golf benefit raises more than $33,000 for student scholarships →