George Snow Scholarship Fund

Candidates for Snow Scholarships apply for financial awards by completing an extensive application and review process. The George Snow Scholarship Fund advertises the availability of awards through a variety of media and promote each scholarship with the high school scholarship coordinators and guidance counselors.   A representative of The Fund visits the eligible high schools to give informative presentations on the scholarships that are available to students attending that particular high school. At the presentations, students are advised how to best complete the application and questions relating to the application process are answered. 

Selection Process

The online application becomes available on our website on November 1st each year. The deadline for completion is February 1st of the following year. Once completed, the applications are processed and delivered to the Scholarship Selection Committee.

The George Snow Scholarship Fund has an outstanding group of community volunteers who sit on the Selection Committee which reviews all applications. The Scholarship Selection Committee is comprised of professionals; including educators, businessmen and women, and individuals who are considered experts in certain areas. Most committee members have served many years and have a great deal of experience in our process. All share a passion for helping others.

Each selection committee member is assigned a certain amount of applications which are reviewed and ranked in the appropriate areas. The rankings are then submitted to our office, where they are entered into a program that compiles all the rankings and allows us to insure that every applicant is being equally assessed. Based on the rank from that scoring, the candidate is either declined or invited to interview.

Students who are selected to interview are contacted via email to schedule an interview meeting. For the interview, the selection committee is divided into teams. Each team interviews all the candidates assigned to their team and grades each individual candidate according to the results of their interview.

During this process, a separate team gathers necessary information such as high school transcripts, student aid reports, and family tax returns that are used to substantiate information provided on the candidates application. From here a Financial Need Analysis is performed.

Once all information is obtained, we then take our selection committee grades and merge them with the established financial need to assign scholarships that are based on need and who best meets the established criteria.

2019 Selection Process Timeline

Selected Applicants notified for interviews via email

Throughout April 2019: George Snow Scholarship Fund Interviews

The First Week in May 2019 : Award Letters sent via email

May 30, 2019: Mandatory Snow Scholar Orientation and High School to College Program

May 31, 2019: Mandatory Annual Awards Reception

Scholarship Criteria

The George Snow Scholarship Fund offers need-based scholarships to high school seniors attending:

1.  All Palm Beach County High Schools.

2.  Blanche Ely, Pompano Beach and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Schools in Northern Broward County.

3.  All Homeschooled students who will be attending a high school in Palm Beach County or Blanche Ely and Pompano Beach High Schools in Northern Broward County. 

WE DO NOT OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS TO ANY STUDENTS OUTSIDE OF THE ABOVE AREAS.

The Fund looks for applicants that have:

  • a financial need
  • are active in their school and community
  • have strong educational and career goals
  • are self-motivated.

Students applying for these scholarships can attend any accredited college, university, vocational/technical school anywhere in the country and major in any subject. In addition to our unrestricted scholarships, we also offer many specific scholarships that you can apply for on our “Area of Study and Areas of Interest Question” page in our application.  Your answers will help us determine which of these specific scholarships you may be eligible to receive.

If you have any questions regarding the above criteria for our scholarships, please contact the Scholarship Fund at lcornwell@scholarship.org

Scholarships

The following Scholarships are currently being offered through the George Snow Scholarship Fund:

List of Scholarships

Allianz Championship Scholarship
American Association of Caregiving Youth/Polen Capital Scholarship
Ann L. Chew Memorial Scholarship
Arlen and Patti Fischlowitz Scholarship
AutoNation Scholarship
Barbra Ann Harrison Memorial Scholarship
Boca Raton Central Rotary Club Scholarship
Boca Raton Exchange Club Foundation Scholarship
Boca Raton Firefighters and Paramedic Benevolent Fund, Inc. Boca Raton Fire Rescue Department Employee Dependent Scholarship
Boca Raton Firefighters and Paramedic Benevolent Fund, Inc. City of Boca Raton Employee Dependent Scholarship
Boca Raton High School Reunion Scholarship
Boca West Country Club/Jay DiPietro Honorary Scholarship
Bruce Cryan Memorial Scholarship
Chris Holcomb Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
Clyde W. Davis Memorial Scholarship
Corporate Creations Foundation Scholarship in Memory of Johnny Rodriguez
Daniel and Mary Lou Shepard Health Care Scholarship
Dominick Casso Memorial Scholarship
Dymtrow Family Smarten UP Scholarship

Faith, Hope and Love - Wood Family Scholarship
Feminist Scholarship
Future Women of Excellence Scholarship
Great Charity Challenge Scholarship
Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Golden Bell Scholarship
Heriscar Family Scholarship
Jean Marc Memorial Scholarship
Jean Spence Scholarship
Joyce Green Family Foundation Scholarship
Ken A. Day Scholarship
Kiwanis Club of Boca Raton Scholarship
Kiwanis Club of Boynton Beach Scholarship
Lily Brentano Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
Macy Nurkiewicz Foundation Scholarship
Margaux’s Memorial Scholarship
Marra Family Scholarship
MATRIX Home Care Scholarship
Melissa Ann Bass Memorial Scholarship
P.R.O.P.E.L. Education Financial Assistance Program Scholarship
Patricia A. Fares Memorial Scholarship
Paula’s Strength and Courage Scholarship
Personalized Power Systems Scholarship

Rachel E. McMillan Memorial Scholarship
Rhett Davis Memorial Scholarship
Robert and Linda Schmier Scholarship
Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton Scholarship, Helen M. Babione Medical Scholarship
Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club Scholarship
Schmidt Family Foundation Scholarship
Scott and Shelagh Adams Scholarship
Sons of Italy Sgt. F.M. Bonanno Lodge Scholarship
South Tech Scholarship
Steve Bagdan Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Susan Leslie-Smith Scholarship
The 112 Fund in Memory of Ernie J. Borowsky Scholarship
The Junior League of Boca Raton Scholarship
The Marleen and Harold*Forkas “American Dream” Scholarship
The Nat and Maria Cole Memorial Scholarship
The Ron Wells Scholarship
The Schmidt Family Foundation Graduate School Scholarship
TOPSoccer Buddy Scholarship
West Boca Raton Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary, Inc. Scholarship

Grad School Scholarship

In our continuing efforts to better serve our scholarship recipients the George Snow Scholarship Fund, along with our Alumni Network, have created a Graduate School Scholarship so that Snow Scholars can pursue advanced degrees. Please review the criteria and timeline below and, if eligible, download, complete and submit the scholarship application.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have been a George Snow Scholarship recipient.
  • Must have already been accepted into or currently enrolled in a graduate program.

Program Timeline

  •  January 25, 2019 - Applications are available
  •  March 15, 2019 - Deadline for application. Applications MUST be postmarked by this date
  •  March 29, 2019 - Phone interview appointment notification
  •  April 4, 2019 - Applicant phone interviews
  •  April 12, 2019 - Notification of scholarship award
  •  TBA - George Snow Scholarship Fund Award Ceremony

Please click the link below to download application.

 

Please call Channon Ellwood at 561.347.6799 or email us at cellwood@scholarship.org with any questions.