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?

Any student living and attending high school in Palm Beach County, or Blanche Ely and Pompano Beach High Schools in Broward County, Florida, OR Homeschooled students living in Palm Beach County or Homeschooled students that would be attending high school at Blanche Ely High School or Pompano Beach High School.

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 at www.scholarship.org.

What additional criteria is required for Snow Scholarships?

The George Snow Scholarship Fund offers a wide variety of scholarships, each with its own criteria. Common criteria, however, is financial need and motivated applicants doing their best to help themselves and others.

When do applications become available?

Applications for scholarships are available on November 1st each year, with the deadline for submission being February 1st at 5:00 PM.

How much are the scholarships for?

Amounts vary with the average award in 2017 being $9,800.00.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria and Scholarships Offered

General 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

Palm Healthcare Foundation Scholarships

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. 

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

  1. You must be a resident of Palm Beach, Broward or Martin County, Florida.
  2. You must be a current or prospective student who is, or will be as of Fall 2019, 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.
  3. 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 
  4. You must maintain at least a 2.5 overall GPA.
  5. Must exhibit a financial need.
  6. 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.
  7. 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:

  1. You must be a resident of Palm Beach, Broward or Martin County, Florida.
  2. You must have at least a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
  3. You must be a current or prospective student who is, or will be as of Fall 2019, 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.
  4. 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 
  5. You must maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA.
  6. Must exhibit financial need.
  7. You mt 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.
  8. 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. 

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

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Scholarship

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Scholarship Criteria Established by the Donor

  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • Recipients must be graduating from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are studying for a career in STEM related majors
  • Recipients must be working outside of school OR active in their school or community
  • Recipients must set high standards for themselves, by highly motivated and express determination to succeed.
  • Preference will be given to students whose GPA is between 2.5 and 3.5
  • Recipients must have established educational and career goals and have demonstrated a probability of obtaining those goals.
  • 10 SCHOLARSHIPS THAT WILL PAY TUITION AND FEES UP TO $5,000.00 RENEWABLE FOR 3 ADDITIONAL YEARS.

If you have any questions regarding the above criteria for our scholarships, please contact the Scholarship Fund at lcornwell@scholarship.org or (561)347-6799.

Graduate 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. 

Scholarships Offered

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 Employee’s Dependent Scholarship Program
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
IT Women Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Jean Marc Memorial Scholarship
Jean Spence Scholarship
Joyce Green Family Foundation Scholarship
Ken A. Day Scholarship
Kiwanis Club of Boca Raton 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

Scholarship 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 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. 

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 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.

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 29, 2019: Mandatory Snow Scholar Orientation and High School to College Program

May 30, 2019: Mandatory Annual Awards Reception