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

What schools can I attend with these scholarships?

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

Who is eligible for a George Snow Scholarship Fund Scholarship?

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.

How do I apply for a Scholarship?

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.

What additional criteria is required for Snow Scholarships?

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.

When do applications become available?

 Applications open and close on the same date each year. 

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

How much are the scholarships for?

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

Scholarship Criteria and Selection Process

Please read the below criteria carefully as we offer numerous scholarships with varying criteria.

High School Scholarship

High School Scholarship Criteria:

The George Snow Scholarship Fund offers need-based scholarships to high school seniors. 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 “Areas of Study" page in our application.  Your answers will help us determine which of these specific scholarships you may be eligible to receive.

Applications open and close on the same day each year.

November 1st - February 1st


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

Any Palm Beach County High School

Blanche Ely, Pompano Beach or Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Schools in Northern Broward County

All homeschooled students who are attending Blanche Ely, Pompano Beach High School, or any high school in Palm Beach County

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

Applicants Must Demonstrate:

Financial need

Self-motivation

Strong educational and career goals

Involvement in school or community related activities

2020 Selection Process Timeline:

November 1, 2019: Applications Open

February 1, 2020: Applications Close 

March 27, 2020: Email Notifications of Interviews

April 6 & 7, 2020: Snow Interviews

April 13, 2020: Quantum Healthcare Scholarship Interviews

May 11, 2020: Email Notifications of Awards

June 3, 2020: Scholar Orientation

June 4, 2020: Annual Awards Reception

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

Palm Health Foundation Nursing Scholarship

Palm Health Foundation Nursing Scholarship Criteria:

Since 2001, Palm Health Foundation has awarded more than $2.8 million in nursing scholarships, due to the generosity of donors and the foundation’s commitment to nursing advancement in Palm Beach County.

The George Snow Scholarship Fund partners with Palm Health Foundation to annually provide a needs-based scholarship program that encourages individuals in the community to enter and advance in the nursing profession. 

Applications open and close on the same day each year.

November 1st - February 1st


Undergraduate Eligibility Criteria:
To qualify, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:

You must be a resident of Palm Beach, Broward or Martin County, Florida.

You must be a current or prospective student who is, or will be as of Summer 2020, enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited program of organized instruction or study that leads to an academic, professional, or vocational degree or certificate (or other recognized educational credential) in the nursing field. The foundation does not currently provide scholarship funding for pre-requisite courses for limited-access programs. However, students who are enrolled in an RN-BSN program on a part-time basis will be eligible to receive scholarship funding, provided they maintain a course load equivalent to at least six (6) credit hours per semester.

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 

You must maintain at least a 2.5 overall GPA.

Must exhibit a financial need.

You must submit an Award Letter from your school with this application.  If you DO NOT have an Award Letter, please contact our office at 561.347.6799.

After graduating from a nursing program, you must attempt to work as a nurse in Palm Beach County for one year for each year of PHF scholarship funding you receive. 

Graduate Eligibility Criteria: 
To qualify, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:

You must be a resident of Palm Beach, Broward or Martin County, Florida.

You must have at least a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

You must be a current or prospective student who is, or will be as of Summer 2020, enrolled at least part-time (with a minimum of 12 credit hours per year) in an accredited Master of Science in Nursing or doctoral program. Preference will be given to applicants working toward an advanced practice nursing degree - including Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner tracks - with an emphasis on providing care in community-based settings.

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 

You must maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA.

Must exhibit financial need.

You must submit an Award Letter from your school with this application.  If you DO NOT have an Award Letter, please contact our office at 561.347.6799.

After graduating from your master’s or doctoral program, you must attempt to work as a nurse in Palm Beach County for one year for each year of PHF scholarship funding you receive. 

2020 Selection Process Timeline:

November 1, 2019: Applications Open

February 1, 2020: Applications Close 

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

Graduate School Scholarship

Graduate School Scholarship Criteria:

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.

Click Here to Apply!


Eligibility Criteria:

Must have been a George Snow Scholarship recipient.

Must have already been accepted into or currently enrolled in a graduate program. 

2020 Selection Process Timeline:

January 24, 2020: Applications Open

April 1, 2020: Applications Close / Must Be Emailed

April 10, 2020: Email Notifications of Phone Interviews

April 16, 2020: Phone Interviews

April 24, 2020: Email Notifications of Awards

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

Selection Process

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. 


Applications:

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.

Interviews:

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.  

Financial Need Analysis:

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.

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

Click Here to view our Scholarships Offered.

High School Presentation Schedule

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 have made all our visits for 2019-2020 applications. You can check back in Fall of 2020 for next year's schedule.

High School Presentation Date Time
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, School of the Arts
American Heritage School
Atlantic High School
Blanche Ely High School
Boca Christian
Boca Raton Community High School
Boynton Beach High School
Cardinal Newman High School
FAU High School
Forest Hill Community High School
Glades Central High School
Glades Day School
John I. Leonard
Jupiter Community High School
King's Academy
Lake Worth Community High School
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Olympic Heights High School
Pahokee High School
Palm Beach Central High School
Palm Beach Gardens High School
Palm Beach Lakes High School
Park Vista Community High School
Pompano Beach High School
Royal Palm Beach High School
Saint John Paul II Academy
Santaluces High School
Seminole Ridge High School
South Tech Academy
Spanish River High School
St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School
Suncoast Community High School
Village Academy
Wellington High School
West Boca Raton Community High School
William T. Dwyer High School