The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation recently received a $25,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation.
The donation will support the PBCSF Youth Scholarship Program, which provides support for disadvantaged students to attend college or trade school. Each scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years to maximize the graduation rate of the students. The Sheriff’s Foundation distributes more than $100,000 a year in scholarships.
The key element of the program is that in order for students to receive a scholarship, they must be nominated by a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputy. This encourages outreach from both law enforcement and youth, with the end result being more educated, respectful and productive members of society. The students receive the scholarships from Sheriff Ric Bradshaw at a special ceremony.
Rick Seymour, chairman of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation, is proud of his nonprofit’s signature program.
“We are very excited about our Youth Scholarship Program, and we receive dozens of applications. As a charitable organization, we want to give back to the community, and we feel there is no better way to do that than by helping deserving students further their education,” he said. “We are proud to work with the AT&T Foundation, whose commitment to social responsibility is evident in its investments in communities and neighbors.”
AT&T Florida President Joe York was glad to help in this worthy cause.
“AT&T and our foundation have a long history of investing in Florida projects that create learning opportunities and promote academic and economic achievement in our local communities,” he said. “Working together, we can make Palm Beach County a safer place to live, visit, and work while expanding opportunity for young people.”
The mission of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation is to positively impact the community served by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office by helping underprivileged children, enhancing public safety and assisting deputies in need. The foundation is run by a volunteer board of local leaders who connect private sector dollars with public safety solutions. As the authorized organization to raise funds on behalf of the PBSO, the foundation serves as a vehicle for tax-deductible gifts and grants.
To learn more about the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation, contact Stephen Moss at email@example.com or visit www.pbcsf.org.