Yvonne Boice Announces Endowment of $150,000 for Scholarships at Palm Beach State College
Scholarships to Benefit Women in STEAM Disciplines
Yvonne Boice announced at the 4th annual Palm Beach State College STEAM luncheon that the Boice Family Foundation will be donating an endowment of $150,000 for scholarships to PBSC for women to study STEAM disciplines. Boice, who has chaired this fundraising initiative for the past four years, is an internationally recognized advocate for women’s issues.
“Lack of funding should never stop a woman from receiving the kind of education that can change lives for generations,” she said. “These scholarships will ensure that women who would have given up on college or had to struggle between work and part-time studies, will now be able to eliminate the worry of funding their classes and simply concentrate on excelling in them.”
Boice’s announcement, which took place at the Kravis Center, drew thunderous applause from the audience of over 500, who came to support the college’s fundraiser and to hear race car driver Danica Patrick speak about her success in a male dominated sport.
“I was thrilled to make this announcement during a year when we had our first female speaker at our STEAM event,” said Boice. “And I was even more delighted that PBSC now has its first female President, Ava Parker.”
Boice, is highly regarded as an advocate of both the arts and women’s issues. At her urging, for this five year fundraising initiative, PBSC added the Arts to the traditional STEM disciplines, providing more opportunities for students to benefit from the scholarship and mentorship opportunities. Boice has also travelled the globe as a delegate for women’s issues as part of several State Department initiatives.