Published On: Thu, Sep 12th, 2019

Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise Awards Nine College Scholarships

FAU Students: Kendrick Panoch (Chemistry), Kathleen Roc (Social Work), Elie Merisier (Business), Alyssa Maddox (School Counseling), Sara Echeverri (School Counseling) and Benjamin Occelin (Early Childhood)

Boca Raton, FL – As part of the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise Foundation scholarship program, $22,500 in scholarships were recently awarded to nine current college students attending Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Lynn University.  Each year the club awards up to $3,000 one-year scholarships ($1,500 per semester for full time students) to current college students who reside in Palm Beach County and attend FAU, Lynn or Palm Beach State and meet the criteria set forth by the Sunrise Foundation.  Two types of scholarships are awarded – one focused on education degrees and one for other degrees.  Over the past 30+ years the Sunrise Foundation has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving local students.  In addition, the Foundation also awards grants for teachers pursuing advanced certifications with the Palm Beach County School District.

The proceeds from our Boca Raton Teacher of Year event annually at the Office Depot Headquarters is the main source of funding for the scholarships.  This next year’s event will be the 34th annual and is scheduled for April 23, 2020.  Look for a Save the Date announcement in November.

Scholarship Chairman: Rick Celestino, Lynn University Students Craig Sommer (Education Leadership) and Philip Velazquez (International Business), Immediate Past President Tim Sharp and current President Stan Civin of Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise

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