Three Palm Beach County students earned $1,500 college scholarships, thanks to the generosity of Clerk & Comptroller’s Office employees.
Lisa Tomeo of Lake Worth, Morgan Frederick of Greenacres and Paul Kocenko of Boca Raton were each awarded scholarships based on a 500-word essay, community service, letters of recommendation and their grade point average.
“It is an honor to present these scholarships to students who have demonstrated a continued commitment to our community,” Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock said. “I am proud of our employees for helping them achieve their educational goals.”
Tomeo, a 2018 graduate of Palm Beach Central High School, will attend Palm Beach State College to major in nursing. She plans to become a nurse and provide care and emotional support to patients around the world.
Frederick, a 2018 graduate of Palm Beach Gardens High School, will attend Florida Atlantic University and major in cellular neuroscience. She plans to work with scientists at the Max Planck Florida Institute in Jupiter and participate in groundbreaking research.
Kocenko, a 2018 graduate of West Boca Raton High School, will attend the University of Florida and major in computer science.
The program is funded through employee donations. Since 2010, office employees have provided $27,000 in scholarships to local students. Money came from the Dress Down Friday fundraiser, which last year raised nearly $40,000 for local charities and for the student scholarships.