Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars Foundation to award $75,000 in college scholarships
By Willie Howard - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
The Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars Foundation will award a record $75,000 in college scholarship money May 8 to students at Lake Worth High School and other schools in Palm Beach County.
The scholarship program, administered by the Lake Worth High School Alumni Foundation, raises money through fundraisers and donations.
This year's scholarship money includes a $10,000 anonymous donation to the foundation and $25,000 donated by the high school using proceeds from the flea market held on weekends just west of the Lake Worth High School campus, said David Cantley, a former principal of the high school and a board member of the alumni foundation.
Sixty-nine students will receive scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 during a ceremony set for 7 p.m. May 8 in the Tommy Hansen Hall auditorium at Lake Worth High.
Most of the college scholarship recipients are Lake Worth High School seniors.
Five students who are pursuing careers in education will receive Barry Grunow Memorial scholarships, named for the late Lake Worth Middle School teacher.
The alumni foundation holds an annual golf tournament and special events such as spaghetti dinners and hogs roasts to raise money for the Dollars for Scholars scholarships. People have included Dollars for Scholars Foundation donations in their wills, Cantley said.
After this year's scholarships are awarded, the Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars Foundation will have awarded a total of $752,700 in college scholarship money, Cantley said.
For the complete list of scholarship recipients, please go to Dollars for Scholars web site - www.LWDFS.org.