Belle Glade Sun

Students receive scholarships from PBCSF

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Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, PBCSF Chairman Rick Seymour and the 10 scholarship winners with their nominating deputies.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation (PBCSF) hosted its annual scholarship luncheon on Sunday, March 4, at the International Polo Club in Wellington. Ten Palm Beach County high school seniors, all of whom were nominated by a sworn employee of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO), received $2,500 scholarships for their freshman year of college.

Each scholarship is renewable for up to four years of college or trade school.

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw had the honor of presenting each student with his or her scholarship. The Sheriff’s Foundation Youth Scholarship Program is distributing $100,000 a year worth of scholarships.

Here are this year’s scholarship winners:
Guadalupe Alcala-Garcia, Glades Central High School, Florida State University
De’Juan Miller, Glades Central High School, Keiser University
Gisell Rodriguez, Glades Central High School, Florida International University
• Charles Crichton, Atlantic Community High School, University of Central Florida
• Morgan Frederick, Palm Beach Gardens Community High School, Florida Atlantic University
• Kalen Hyde, Palm Beach Gardens Community High School, Florida Gulf Coast University
• Ethan Mansdorf, Santaluces Community High School, Palm Beach State College
• Elie Merisier, Lake Worth Community High School, Palm Beach State College
• Alana Thomas, Santaluces Community High School, Howard University
• Kylie Tucker, Park Vista Community High School, Palm Beach State College

Rick Seymour, Chairman of the PBCSF, said: “We are very excited about our Youth Scholarship Program … we received dozens of applications. As a charitable organization, we want to give back to the community, and we feel there is no better way to do that than by helping deserving students further their education.”

The PBCSF is a nonprofit charitable organization that helps underprivileged children through such programs as Shop with a Cop and its youth scholarships. Foundation support for the PBSO enhances deputy safety by subsidizing new equipment that might otherwise be unattainable. In addition, the foundation has provided great support for the K-9, domestic violence and gang units, and assists PBSO employees in times of need.

For more information about the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation, visit PBCSF.org.

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PBCSF Director John Flanagan, De’Juan Miller (Glades Central High School), Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and PBSO Deputy Kenneth Torrence.

 

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PBCSF Director John Flanagan, Guadalupe Alcala-Garcia (Glades Central High School), Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and PBSO Deputy Michael LeStrange.

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PBCSF Director John Flanagan, Gisell Rodriguez (Glades Central High School), Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and PBSO Deputy Miguel Paniagua.

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The PBSO chopper landed on the polo field so guests could learn about its capabilities.

Special to The Sun/Courtesy photo – The PBSO K-9 Unit performed a demonstration for all those in attendance.