The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation (PBCSF) has announced the recipients of its inaugural Youth Scholarship Program.
Ten Palm Beach County high school seniors, all of whom were nominated by a sworn employee of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, will receive $1,000 scholarships for their freshman year of college.
Each scholarship is renewable for up to four years of college or trade school. After four years, the PBCSF Youth Scholarship Program will be distributing $40,000 a year in scholarships.
The first class of scholarship winners includes: David Bannister Jr., Royal Palm Beach High School, Northern State University; Michael Brisson, Park Vista High School, University of Central Florida; Jennifer Bronson, Olympic Heights High School, Palm Beach State College; Ismael Cardona, Santaluces High School, Palm Beach State College; Christina Casseus, Glades Central High School, Florida Atlantic University; Yaret Diaz, Glades Central High School, Florida Atlantic University; Sydney Hill, Boca Raton High School, the University of Central Florida; Anisa Kornegay, Seminole Ridge High School, the University of South Florida; Kemara Moody, Crossroads Academy, Valencia College; and Jesse Sutcliffe, Santaluces High School, Palm Beach State College.
The students will receive their scholarships and be recognized at a luncheon on March 22 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation helps underprivileged children through such programs as Shop with a Cop and the Youth Scholarship Program. Its support for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office enhances deputy safety by subsidizing new equipment that might otherwise be unattainable. In addition, the foundation has provided support for the K-9, Domestic Violence and Gang Units, and assists PBSO deputies in times of need. For more information, visit www.pbcsf.org.