Investing in Tomorrow’s Leaders
Helping someone achieve their potential is an experience you will treasure for your lifetime. We currently administer 10 scholarships and award funds through the generosity of individual donors and organizations who wanted to create a lasting impact. These funds provide deserving students with support toward achieving their educational and professional goals. These gifts provide financial assistance for Brevard County residents attending accredited colleges and universities. Some of our funds also support students attending technical schools, educational workshops, and a private Catholic high school.
Each scholarship and award has a unique set of eligibility criteria, application processes, and deadlines, which you can search below.
The Community Foundation administers a college scholarship program that each year helps local students pursue their dreams and goals at colleges and universities.
Scholarships are awarded on a nondiscriminatory basis after careful review of eligible applications. Award recommendations are approved by the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, and scholarship awards are paid directly to the educational institutions where successful candidates are enrolled in undergraduate programs. To qualify for a post-secondary scholarship, the school you attend must be an accredited institution.
Each scholarship has its own specific purpose and eligibility criteria. Please carefully review each scholarship to determine eligibility. Learn more and review scholarship eligibility and requirements here.
Nancy Baur Dillen Art Teacher ScholarshipNancy Baur Dillen, artist and retired Eastern Florida State College Art Professor, long dreamed of broadening opportunities for art educators to share, develop and grow – both as artists and as teachers, to better influence and inspire the skills, creativity, and techniques of budding young artists. She and her husband, Rick, brought the dream to life by establishing the Nancy Baur Dillen Art Teacher Scholarship in 2015.
Annually, up to five art educators employed by Brevard County Public Schools are selected to receive scholarships for week-long workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, a national art education center in Gatlinburg, TN.
Learn more about the criteria and application timeline.
Skate to School Scholarship FundThe Skate to School Scholarship Fund was envisioned and created by Robert “Scooter” Newell to reward top skaters of local skate board competitions with college education scholarships. Skaters placing high enough in contests may earn a scholarship opportunity, which can be claimed and awarded upon graduation of high school or home school equivalent with a 2.5 GPA or higher. Students may accumulate multiple scholarship award opportunities from placing in multiple contests. Learn more.
Melbourne Central Catholic (MCC) ScholarshipThe Community Foundation for Brevard stewards the James W. & Mary Alice Libby Scholarship Fund which benefits Brevard County students seeking an education at Melbourne Central Catholic High School.
Donating to an Existing Scholarship Fund
Making a gift to an existing scholarship program is a great way to help students achieve their goals and potential. Your gift qualifies for the maximum charitable benefit under state and federal law.