Scholar Resources

Become Part of our Family

When you receive a scholarship from the George Snow Scholarship Fund, you become a part of our family. You can count on us to help you in anyway we can.

If you are having trouble finding what you are looking for, please contact our staff:

Leslie Cornwell, Channon Ellwood or Austin Havass

Phone: 561.347.6799

Emergency Fund Application for Current Snow Scholars

Emergency Fund Application

Emergency Fund Application

Thanks to a generous, ongoing donation from the Steve Bagdan Charitable Foundation, the George Snow Scholarship Fund will now be able to further help Snow Scholars in need. The objective of the George Snow Scholarship Emergency Fund is to provide a resource for current Snow Scholars, whereby they can apply for financial assistance which will help them manage unexpected hardships and challenges during their educational careers.

Rolling applications will be accepted throughout the year. All eligible applications will be reviewed by the Emergency Fund Review Committee. The Committee will make every effort to act on each application as quickly as possible. The decisions to assist students will be based on established criteria, need and funding available at the time of application.

To determine if you are eligible for emergency funds, please carefully review the program criteria listed below.

**The Emergency Fund is only available to current Snow Scholars**

It is important that an applicant understands the intent of the Emergency Fund before applying for funding.

  • The application should be made only by individuals with verifiable situations.
  • Funding will be based on financial need.
  • Scholars cannot be reimbursed for previous expenses. Funding must be disbursed directly to the merchant requiring payment. 

If the Review Committee questions whether a request meets the criteria mentioned above, the underwriters of the Emergency Fund may be contacted to advise the Review Committee on the suitability of the requested funding.

Payment of the grant will be made directly to the company or institution which is the provider of the service. 


  • A scholar may need emergency medical treatment that required payment at the time the services were rendered.
  • A scholar may have to pay for travel to tend to a dire family emergency or to attend the funeral of an immediate family member (mother/father/brother/sister) and may not have time to apply for a grant from the Fund prior to the travel date.

Presentation of receipts and/or invoices will be required prior to payment of the grant.

Click here to fill out our Emergency Fund Application

Scholar Support Services

The belief that what we, as scholarship providers, offer to our scholars in the form of Scholar Support Services is just as, if not more valuable, than the financial commitment we make to them. Our Scholars become a part of our family and we do for them what we would all do for our own sons and daughters. The George Snow Scholarship Fund is nationally recognized for its creative and innovative Scholar Support Services. No other scholarship provider does as much for their scholars.


The Career Development Curriculum will provide a roadmap for excelling our students’ skillsets for both their collegiate and career goals, with the hope of landing them an internship and a job upon graduation. Through networking and partnering directly with top employers of Palm Beach County we will bring their expertise and knowledge to our scholars, across a variety of industries.


For students with little or no support at home, college can be a difficult and daunting journey especially in times of stress during midterm and final exams. Each Fall our Scholars receive a package filled with fresh baked brownies or cookies and other tasty treats along with a note of encouragement.


Through a partnership with the Boca Raton Regional Hospital, our Scholars can have their college physical performed by a hospital physician. In addition, they may receive any needed vaccinations or inoculations such as meningitis and tetanus.


Each Scholar receives a gift bag containing valuable products they can use during their first year at college including school and dorm supplies. These are quality products which are either donated to or purchased by The George Snow Scholarship Fund.


ComPsych provides Snow Scholars and their family members free access to their student assistance program. ComPsych offers mental health counseling, legal and financial consultation and work-life assistance services. Students and their family members receive five free sessions on a per person, per issue, per year basis. The ComPsych guidance resources offers someone to talk to whenever and wherever they need them.


Scholars, in addition to their financial award, have the option of choosing either a laptop computer or a cash college supply stipend.


Each Scholar has access to our Emergency Fund. The purpose of this Fund is to provide a resource for Snow Scholars that will help them manage unexpected and nonrecurring hardships such as sudden medical or travel expenses due to a family emergency.


We offer essential life seminars that help our Scholars stand out against their peers and feel more safe and comfortable stepping into their new, unknown surroundings. This year we held CPR classes for our Scholars to get CPR certified, and self defense classes, both at no cost to them. We are looking forward to expanding our menu of seminars offered to our Scholars in the near future.


Scholarship Fund staff members are dedicated to helping our scholars. Our staff members are in constant contact with with students and provide support and resources on an on-going basis throughout the year. Snow Scholars are given the cell phone numbers and email addresses of staff and are encouraged to reach out for any reason. Staff members treat the Scholars as family and do everything they can to help students through rough patches either in school or in their personal lives. Staff also monitor each students' progress and work with students who may be falling behind.


This innovative program educates our Scholars on the many challenges and changes in lifestyle and environment they will experience entering their first year of college. By the time they begin college, they are educated consumers of higher education.


Thanks to a generous grant from The Sokol Foundation, we proudly kicked off our paid internship program this Summer. Snow Scholars were selected for paid internship positions and paired with local nonprofit organizations. Our Scholars benefit by gaining valuable work experience in fields that are related to their majors. Local nonprofit organizations receive the benefit of our Scholars' hard work and youthful insights, at no cost to them. A win-win for all involved.


One of the most difficult things for many students is to be away from home and away from someone who will guide them and give them encouragement. With this in mind, each Monday morning, Snow Scholars are sent a message comprised of motivational quotes and stories that will set the tone for the busy week ahead and let them know that there is someone back home cheering for them.


For college students living on a budget, quality clothing can be hard to come by. The Scholar Closet addresses that issue. Snow Scholars of all gender identities can visit the closet year-round for FREE clothing, shoes, and accessories. We rely on donations from community partners and individuals to offer both casual and professional attire. Clothing items are available for regular day-to-day use or for job and they are not expected to be returned.


Many of our Scholars cannot afford to have senior photos taken at their high school. Each year during the students' interviews, we create a studio in our office and take a professional photo of them. Students receive a printed and digital copy for their own use.


The Snow Family Network is a social networking platform where Snow Scholars and Snow Alumni are able to connect with each other. The platform can be used to find a mentor in a related field, search for jobs/internships, get updates on events, or just share life updates!

Financial Aid and Student Debt

Navigating the College Financial Aid maze can be a daunting task, even for the most educated and sophisticated individuals. This booklet is designed to give readers an overview of College Financial Aid, and educate students and their families on how to avoid massive student debt after college graduation. Your investment of time in understanding the Financial Aid process will pay huge dividends in the form of increased aid and reduced student debt.