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Educating Our Future Leaders: Scholarship Funds

A 2016 graduate of Melbourne High School, Michael was born and raised in Brevard County. During the scholarship selection process, the Community Foundation’s review committee learned that he has big goals – personally, philanthropically and professionally. He also shared his dream of obtaining an internship at Northrop Grumman Corporation here in Melbourne, Florida. After meeting Michael, it was no surprise when we learned, not only did he maintain his undergrad GPA of 4.0, he landed his dream internship with Northrop Grumman.

Upon graduation in 2017 with a degree in Global Management & Finance from Florida Institute of Technology, Michael started a full-time position at Northrop Grumman as a Proposal Analyst while he pursues his MBA at FIT.

I couldn’t be more grateful for the scholarship assistance provided by the Community Foundation for Brevard. It took a lot of financial pressure off and allowed me to reduce the number of hours at work; enabling me to focus more on my studies, engage in extracurricular and community activities, and take on leadership positions.”

                                                                        – Michael Arenella, 2016 Scholarship Recipient

Helping someone achieve their potential is an experience you will treasure for your lifetime. Providing much needed scholarships to deserving students is a wonderful expression of your philanthropy. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, students like Michael are able to pursue their dreams.

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