The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation recently announced the recipients of its 2021 Youth Scholarship Program.
A total of 15 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 $2,500 scholarships for their freshman year of college. Each scholarship is renewable for up to four years of college or trade school. This is the seventh year of the program, and the foundation is committed to distributing $150,000 a year in scholarships.
This year’s scholarship winners are: Makye Boles of Grandview Preparatory School, Mikeria Chandler of the Shepherd’s School, Kolton DesRochers of Glades Day School, Alex Estuardo Escalante of Royal Palm Beach High School, De’Miya Harris of Palm Beach Gardens High School, Alyssa Huott of Boca Raton High School, Diana Hurtado of Santaluces High School, Savannah Jones of Palm Beach Central High School, Michael Joseph of Palm Beach Lakes High School, Faith Krost of Olympic Heights High School, Jonathan Mireles of John I. Leonard High School, Brenda Nakasone of Olympic Heights High School, Roel Rivera II of Glades Central High School, Skylar Rowley of Glades Central High School and Cyrus Valuntas of Royal Palm Beach High School.
The students will receive their scholarships and be recognized at a luncheon on Sunday, March 7th at 12:30 p.m. at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization that helps underprivileged children and enhances safety for PBSO deputies. The foundation subsidizes new equipment that might otherwise be unattainable. In addition, the foundation has provided support for the K-9, domestic violence and gang units, while assisting PBSO employees in times of need. For more info., visit www.pbcsf.org.