George Snow Scholarships

Known as experts in scholarship administration, the George Snow Scholarship Fund has developed a reputation for creating innovative programs which address the educational needs of those in our community. Our scholarships have become the most sought after award in our area because of our Scholarship Support Services and the average amount of each award. Please scroll down to read more about our eligibility criteria and the scholarships offered through our organization.

Frequently Asked Questions

Successful applicants can attend the college, university or technical school of their choice as long as it is accredited.

We offer a wide variety of scholarships, each with their own requirements for eligibility. However, our most common scholarships are offered to high school seniors attending school in Palm Beach County, or select Broward County schools (Blanche Ely High School, Pompano Beach High School, & Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School). Home schooled students living in Palm Beach County or home schooled students that would be attending high school at Blanche Ely High School, Pompano Beach High School or Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are also eligible for these scholarships.

Applications should be completed by the applicant in the fall of their senior year. Our application is online November 1st of each year and can be accessed through our website under the scholarship tab.

The George Snow Scholarship Fund offers a wide variety of scholarships, each with their own criteria. However, the most common criteria is that applicants demonstrate financial need, motivation to do their best and to help themselves/others.

 Applications open and close on the same date each year. 

  • Applications open on November 1st
  • Applications close on February 1st at 5:00 PM

Amounts vary, but the average award in 2019 was $12,500.00.

High School Scholarships

Applications open and close on the same day each year.

November 1st - February 1st at 5:00 PM

If you have any questions please contact Leslie Cornwell at lcornwell@scholarship.org or Channon Ellwood cellwood@scholarship.org.

Must be a high school senior at one of the following schools:

  • Any Palm Beach County High School
  • Blanche Ely High School
  • Pompano Beach High School
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 

Applicants Must Demonstrate:

  • Financial need
  • Self-motivation
  • Strong educational and career goals
  • Involvement in school or community related activities

*All home-schooled students who are attending Blanche Ely, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Pompano Beach High School, or any Palm Beach County high school qualify.

  • No GPA or test score requirements
  • Scholars can major in any subject
  • Scholars can attend any accredited college, university, vocational school in the country
  • These are 4 Years Scholarships (No need to reapply each year!)
  • Snow Scholars have access to addition Support Services throughout college

2020 - 2021 Selection Process Timeline:

November 1, 2020: Applications Open

February 1, 2021: Applications Close

March 24, 2021: Email Notifications of Interviews

April 5 & 6, 2021: Snow Interviews (if in person) with Award Notification on May 7, 2021

May 3 & 4, 2021: Snow Interviews (if virtual) with Award Notification on May 17, 2021     

April 12, 2021: Quantum Healthcare Scholarship Interviews (if in person)

May 6, 2021: Quantum Healthcare Scholarship Interviews (if virtual)

TBD:  Scholar Orientation and Annual Awards Reception

Each year, a representative from The George Snow Scholarship Fund visits eligible high schools to give informative presentations on the scholarships that are available. At the presentations, students are advised on how to best complete the application and questions relating to the application process are answered. 

We are currently scheduling our virtual visits for our 2020-2021 applications. Keep checking back, if your school has not scheduled a visit.

High School Presentation Date Time
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, School of the Arts Thursday, November 5, 2020  4:00 PM
American Heritage School Monday, November 16, 2020  8:55 AM
Atlantic High School Monday, November 16, 2020  3:00 PM
Blanche Ely High School Thursday, December 3, 2020  9:30 AM
Boca Christian School    
Boca Raton Community High School Tuesday, October 20, 2020  4:00 PM
Boynton Beach High School Wednesday, November 11, 2020  9:30 AM
Cardinal Newman High School Wednesday, October 28, 2020  4:00 PM
FAU High School Tuesday, November 10, 2020  7:30 PM
Forest Hill Community High School Thursday, November 19, 2020  9:30 AM
Glades Central High School Wednesday, November 4, 2020  10:00 AM
Glades Day School    
Inlet Grove High School Wednesday, November 11, 2020  6:00 PM
John I. Leonard School Wednesday, November 4, 2020  4:00 PM
Jupiter Community High School Tuesday, November 17, 2020   3:00 PM
Lake Worth Community High School Tuesday, November 10, 2020  4:00 PM
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Monday, November 16, 2020  6:00 PM
Olympic Heights High School Thursday, October 29, 2020  4:00 PM
Pahokee High School Monday, November 3, 2020  4:00 PM
Palm Beach Central High School Monday, October 19, 2020 11:00-1:00
Palm Beach Gardens High School Wednesday, October 21, 2020  4:00 PM
Palm Beach Lakes High School Wednesday, October 28, 2020  4:00 PM
Park Vista Community High School Wednesday, November 4, 2020  4:00 PM
Pompano Beach High School Tuesday, November 10, 2020  3:30 PM
Royal Palm Beach High School Monday, November 16, 2020  4:00 PM
Saint John Paul II Academy    
Santaluces High School Thursday, November 5, 2020  4:00 PM
Seminole Ridge High School Thursday, October 22, 2020  3:00 PM
South Tech Academy Monday, October 26, 2020  1:45 PM
Spanish River High School Monday, November 2, 2020  2:00 PM
St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School Applications at the school  
Suncoast Community High School Friday, December 4, 2020  1:00 PM
Village Academy Thursday, November 12, 2020  10:30 AM
Wellington High School    
West Boca Raton Community High School Thursday, November 5, 2020  6:00 PM
William T. Dwyer High School Tuesday, October 27, 2020  11:15 AM

Palm Health Foundation Scholarships

The following scholarships are for students pursuing careers in Nursing or Behavioral/Mental Health. Graduate and undergraduate scholarships are available!

Applications open and close on the same day each year.

November 1st - February 1st at 5:00 PM

These scholarships are not offered to high school seniors. Seniors should review our high school scholarship criteria instead.

If you have any questions please contact Leslie Cornwell at lcornwell@scholarship.org or Channon Ellwood cellwood@scholarship.org.

Nursing Undergraduate and Graduate Eligibility Criteria: 

To qualify, you must meet all the following criteria

  1. You must be a resident of Palm Beach County, Broward County or Martin County.
  2. You must exhibit financial need.
  3. You must be accepted into a nursing program by April 1, 2021.
  4. You must be enrolled for Fall 2021 classes.
  5. Must maintain a minimum GPA:
    • Undergraduate: Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
    • Graduate:  Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  6. You must be attending one of the following schools in Palm Beach County, Florida:
    • Florida Atlantic University
    • Keiser University, West Palm Beach Campus
    • Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Gardens Campus
    • Palm Beach State College
    • Palm Beach Atlantic University
    • South University, West Palm Beach Campus
  7. Graduate Nursing scholarships require applicant to have at least a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health Undergraduate and Graduate Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify, you must meet all the following criteria:

    1. You must be a resident of Palm Beach County, Broward County or Martin County.
    2. You must exhibit financial need.
    3. You must be enrolled for Fall 2021 classes
    4. Education Requirements:
      • Undergraduate: Student must be either a Junior or Senior seeking a degree in one of the following majors:
        • Social Work
        • Psychology
        • Behavioral Health
      • Graduate: Student must be seeking a Master’s or Doctoral Degree in one of the following:
        •  Psychology
        •  Counseling
        • Social Work
    5. You must be attending one of the following schools
      • Florida Atlantic University
      • Palm Beach Atlantic University
      • Lynn University
      • Barry University, Palm Beach County location
      • South University, West Pam Beach Campus
      • Keiser University, West Pam Beach Campus                       
    6. One of these scholarships gives preference to students who identify as minorities.

2020 - 2021 Selection Process Timeline:

November 1, 2020: Applications Open

February 1, 2021 at 5:00 PM: Applications Close

March 24, 2021: Email Notifications of Interviews

April 17, 2021: Interviews (if in person) with Award Notification on May 18, 2021

May 15, 2021: Interviews (if virtual) with Award Notification TBD

Graduate School Scholarships

If you have any questions please contact Channon Ellwood cellwood@scholarship.org.

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have been a recipient of our high school scholarship.
  • Must have already been accepted into or currently enrolled in a graduate program. 

2020 - 2021 Selection Process Timeline:

January 22, 2021: Applications Open

April 1, 2021: Applications Close

April 13, 2021: Email Notifications of Phone Interviews

April 22, 2021: Phone Interviews 

April 22, 2021: Email Notifications of Awards 

The Selection Process

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 promotes each scholarship with high school scholarship coordinators and guidance counselors. 

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 to review 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 ensure 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 of four. 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.

Below, is a list of the unrestricted and restricted scholarships that were offered to recipients of the 2020 High School Scholarship.

  • American Association of Caregiving Youth/Polen Capital Scholarship
  • Arlen and Patti Fischlowitz Scholarship
  • Arts Scholarship
  • Barbra Ann Harrison Memorial Scholarship
  • Boca Raton Airport Authority 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 West Country Club / Jay DiPietro Honorary Scholarship 
  • Clyde W. Davis Memorial Scholarship
  • Corporate Creations Foundation Scholarship in Memory of Johnny Rodriguez
  • Dominick Casso Memorial Scholarship
  • Don and Angie Foundation, Sons of Italy Sgt. F.M. Bonanno Lodge Don Angie Seta Memorial Scholarship
  • Donald A. Marra Memorial Scholarship
  • Doug Fash Scholarship
  • Dru and Debbie Schmitt Scholarship
  • Dymtrow / DiLaura Family Smarten UP Scholarship
  • Faith, Hope and Love Scholarship
  • Families First Scholarship in Memory of Bruce Cryan
  • Fogel Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Future Women of Excellence Scholarship
  • Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Golden Bell Scholarship
  • Gumbo Limbo Charles N. Kurucz Memorial Scholarship 
  • Gumbo Limbo Gordon Gilbert Scholarship
  • Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County Scholarship
  • Heriscar Family Scholarship
  • Hometown Hero Scholarship
  • Jean Spence Scholarship
  • Jill Marie Hect Scholarship
  • Joyce Green Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Junior League of Boca Raton Scholarship
  • Ken A. Day Scholarship
  • Kiwanis Club of Boca Raton, Dr. Dick Reed Scholarship
  • Lily Brentano Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
  • Macy Nurkiewicz Foundation Scholarship
  • Margaret V. and Mary A. Van Wiele Scholarship
  • Margaux’s Memorial Scholarship
  • Mary Babione Veccia Memorial Scholarship
  • Melissa Ann Bass Memorial Scholarship
  • Melissa Krupp Memorial Scholarship
  • Michael Walsh Scholarship
  • Patricia A. Fares Memorial Scholarship
  • Personalized Power Systems Scholarship
  • Quantum Foundation Health Professions Scholarship
  • Rachel E. McMillan Memorial Scholarship
  • Rhett Davis Memorial Scholarship
  • Ron Wells Scholarship
  • Royal Palm Hearing Aid Scholarship
  • Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club Scholarship
  • Schmidt Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Schmidt Family Foundation Graduate Scholarship
  • Snow Graduate Scholarship
  • Stephen and Cynthia Screnci Scholarship
  • Steve Bagdan Charitable Foundation Scholarship
  • T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society Scholarship
  • The 112 Fund in Memory of Ernie J. Borowsky Scholarship
  • The Batchelor Family Foundation Scholarship
  • The Davidowitz Family Left Brain / Right Brain Scholarship
  • The Fairfax Wood Foundation Scholarship 
  • The Nat and Maria Cole Memorial Scholarship
  • TOPSoccer Buddy Scholarship
  • William Altier Memorial Scholarship