Scholarship Programs 2017-2018

Since its inception, Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, Inc. Foundation (the Foundation) has awarded more than $750,000 for scholarships and community projects. College scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding women pursuing their advanced education.

Proceeds from the Women in Leadership Awards events are used for the Foundation’s scholarships, community projects, and the endowments.

The Foundation’s Scholarship Program also enables us to fulfill our purpose through the award of numerous scholarships to women of all ages seeking higher education. Last year thanks to the support of our sponsors, partners, and donors, the Foundation was responsible for 24 scholarships totaling approximately $40,000.

Pathfinders Scholarships

Mary Lou Hilley Memorial Scholarship – $2,000 scholarship awarded to Melissa Saenz, attending Florida Atlantic University.
Pat Pepper Memorial Scholarship – $3,000 scholarship awarded to Hannah Buchsbaum, attending University of Florida.


Post-Bachelors Scholarship

Women’s Community Health Partnership Scholarship – $1,000 in scholarships awarded to Aisha Shokoya, attending Palm Beach Atlantic University Gregory School of Pharmacy PhD. program


Named scholarships

Patricia Lebow – Kids’ Dreams Scholarships – $1,000 scholarship awarded to Jaanel Berrick attending University of Florida

Mary Hooks Memorial Scholarship – $2,000 scholarship awarded to Shelly Santizo-Escobar attending Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Cynthia Allen Gracey Honorary Scholarship – $2,000 scholarships awarded to Patricia Periut attending Palm Beach Atlantic University

EWPBF Scholarship in Honor of FPL (Formerly the Janet Wolhorn Mentoring Scholarship) – $2,000 scholarship awarded to Meagan Carter attending Palm Beach Atlantic University

Jan Ecclestone Colby Memorial Scholarship- $1,000 scholarship awarded to Adriana Guillen attending Florida Atlantic University

Herme de Wyman Miro Scholarship – $3,000 in scholarships awarded to Stephanie Reyes and Natalia Rivera both attending Keiser University

Kathryn C. Vecellio Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship awarded to Gabrielle Beatty, attending Palm Beach Atlantic University

Frances Fisher Scholarship – $5,000 in scholarships awarded to Stephanie Oduardo and Jenna Wolfram both attending Palm Beach Atlantic University

Julie Kime Hispanic Student Scholarship – $2,000 scholarship awarded to Jessica Morales and Emily Mendoza both attending Palm Beach State College


Recurring Scholarships

$1,000 scholarship awarded to Sarah Dennis, attending Florida State University
*Scholarships provided through PBCC Foundation matching grant