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Broward Education Foundation Awarded More Than $1.5 Million in College Scholarships to Broward County Students
Published Thursday, June 6, 2019

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – More than 300 Broward County public high school students will start college with a scholarship thanks to Broward Education Foundation. 

More than $1.5 million in college scholarships, ranging from $500 to four-year tuitions, were recently awarded to deserving seniors during Broward Education Foundation’s 2019 Scholarship Award Ceremony presented by BrightStar Credit Union.

“Each year, this event highlights the determination of our students to reach for their dreams,” said Broward Education Foundation Executive Director Shea Ciriago. “We also see firsthand the unwavering commitment to education by our donors and Broward Education Foundation’s impact on student achievement. We applaud the hard work, motivation and dedication of these scholarship recipients.”

Over the last 35 years, Broward Education Foundation, in partnership with the School Board of Broward County, local universities, businesses and community leaders, has awarded more than 6,100 scholarships, totaling more than $15 million.

“With these scholarships, we provide Broward County Public School graduating seniors who have the desire to continue their educational journey with the opportunity to fulfill that dream,” Ciriago added. “Broward Education Foundation will continue to be adept, agile and responsive to shifting needs in education and our community.”

The following is a small sample of those receiving scholarships:  


Sawyer Garrity, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, will attend University of Miami to major in music therapy and songwriting.
Vanessa Rolle, Miramar High School, will attend Winston Salem State University to major in criminal justice.
Diana Sosa, Northeast High School,  who received a scholarship from the Frederick A. Deluca Foundation will attend Broward College to major in architecture.
Jordan Bostic, Deerfield High School, attend Valdosta State University to major in criminal justice.
Sergio Romero, McFatter Technical College, will attend Florida State University to major in bio-medical science.
Mahnor Khan, Coral Springs High School , will attend Florida Atlantic University to major in biological sciences (pre-med).
Olivia Feller, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, will attend the University of Florida to major in computer science. 
Charitanna Francois, Blanche Ely High School, who received a scholarship from the Rotary Club of Weston will attend Florida A&M University to major in management.
Kendryck Edward, Blanche Ely High School, will attend Lynn University to major in aviation management. 
Jade Gipson, Nova High School, will attend the University of South Florida to major in biology.

For more information, call 754-321-2030, visit Broward Education Foundation and follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


About Broward Education Foundation:  The nonprofit Broward Education Foundation aligns with Broward County Public Schools by providing grants for teachers who develop innovative curriculum that increases student outcomes; vitally needed school supplies for students and teachers in Title I schools; scholarships for qualified high school seniors; and support for programs and initiatives like Debate, Scholastic Chess, TurnAround Arts, STEM and more.  Each year, Broward Education Foundation Foundation contributes more than $3 million to Broward County schools, serving as the catalyst for educational excellence.

Most recently responding to the Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, Broward Education Foundation initiated a GoFundMe, established the official Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund and raised $10.5M for victims’ families, survivors and those impacted. Broward Education Foundation was awarded the 2018 President’s Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter for these fundraising efforts.  For more information visit Broward Education Foundation , email BEFInfo@browardschools.com, like or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


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