Three local students will each receive a $1,500 college scholarship to help them reach their academic goals, thanks to generous donations from employees of the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller’s Office.
The recipients of the annual Clerks for a Cause Scholarship Program include Samantha Powers, a 2019 graduate of Suncoast High School; Leilani Rivera, a 2020 graduate of Royal Palm Beach High School; and Isabella Young, a 2018 graduate of Santaluces High School.
The Clerks for a Cause Scholarship Program is open to dependent children of Clerk & Comptroller’s Office employees. The office’s employee-led Charitable Giving Committee selects the winners based on the student’s community service, grade point average and a 500-word essay.
“Our team is committed to providing families with the tools and support they need to encourage education as a means to success,” Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock said. “I am proud that we honor our own employees’ children as scholarship recipients for their hard work and accomplishments.”
This year’s scholarship winners are planning careers in forensic science, education and industrial organizational psychology.
Powers currently attends Palm Beach State College, where she is majoring in criminology. She is the daughter of Sandra Powers, a court operations supervisor.
Rivera plans to attend the University of Central Florida, where she will major in education. She is the stepdaughter of Project Coordinator Hector Vargas.
Young currently attends the University of Central Florida, where she is majoring in psychology. She is the daughter of Senior Courtroom Administrator Ermolinda Young.
The Clerks for a Cause scholarships are funded entirely through donations from employees who voluntarily participate in the office’s Dress Down Program, which allows team members to wear jeans to work on Fridays.
Since 2010, the Clerk & Comptroller’s team has provided local students with scholarships totaling more than $34,000.
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