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Happy New Year!

As we enter 2018,  the Board of the Education Foundation, St. Lucie would like to thank all of our supporters. 2017 proved to be a challenging year due to the disruption of Hurricane Irma. Not only did we lose our offices due to a flood, the hurricane interrupted the annual Coupon Book Program, one of our largest fundraisers.

Despite this set back, we awarded in 2017 $72,000 in Teacher Grants, an increase of over 12% from last year. This was primarily due to a great turnout at our annual Evening for Education dinner held each year on the first Saturday in November. My thanks to our Title Sponsor, Keiser University and our 2017-2018 Grand Benefactors, PNC Bank and AT&T, and all of our sponsors and donors.

We are already busy planning the annual Night of the Stars celebration, which will announce our new Teacher of the Year, School Related Employee of the Year, Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year and the Outstanding First Year Teacher award recipients. MIDFLORIDA Credit Union and Keiser University are key sponsors, with MIDFLORIDA announcing a $5000 award to the Teacher of the Year and $2500 to the School Related Employee of the Year. Sponsorships are still available, the event is held this year on Saturday, February 10th at Lincoln Park Academy.

We are also busy getting ready for our annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony to be held on May 10th at Fort Pierce Central High School. This is the largest private scholarship awards ceremony in the County. This year we have a new online application process, which will make it easier to apply for a scholarship. Applications will be accepted from graduating public school students online starting in January and the new 2018 Scholarship guide is already available for preview on this website.
 
We also continue to improve our STAR Business Mentor Program and we hope to have some good news early this year as we seek new sponsors and events to enhance the program.

We will also once again hold our Friends of the Foundation VIP Reception in May 2018 to honor and thank all of our supporters. Details to follow.

Thom Jones
President

2018 Scholarship Guide Now Available!

We have updated our annual Scholarship Guide. Click the link on the left side of this page to view the Guide.
 
This year all applications managed by the Education Foundation will be accepted only online. THE LINK TO COMPLETE AN ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS NOW ACTIVE. To be directed to the scholarship website click on the link below:
 
 
The new online application process will eliminate the paper application and each student only fills out one online application. The new system will automatically pre-qualify the applicant for all scholarships managed by the Education Foundation. Each
applicant will need to upload from their computer certain information. Please obtain and save the following documents prior to applying for a scholarship:
  • Parent(s) or Guardian proof of income. Attach a copy of the latest IRS Tax Return plus  W-2, 1099, SSI Disability and K-1 forms. You may wish to block out Social Security numbers. Documentation must match the stated Total Income in the application
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • SAT Scores: Math, Verbal, Written and Total, User Percentile-National and/or ACT Composite
  • Weighted GPA and Unweighted GPA
  • Total Community Service hours
  • Word documents for any essays or statements required
At any time you may save and re-visit your in progress application. Prior to announcing the scholarship award, your parent or guardian will also need to agree to allow the Education Foundation to use your name and photograph in any media releases.
 
You will be able to track your progress online by viewing your Dashboard. All information will be self-reported and we will verify the information prior to announcing the scholarship award.

The deadline for all applications this year will be by midnight March 23, 2018. Watch for more information shortly on this website.
 
 

Education Foundation News & Updates

  • We are happy to share our new video which briefly describes who we are and what we do. Please take a moment to learn how we support St. Lucie Public Schools students and teachers!
 

Spotlights

2017 Evening for Education Photos

SPECIAL THANKS

Special thanks to Gary & Susan Roberts of Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery for hosting the 2017 Welcome Back Celebration.

Benefactors