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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Foundation awards scholarships to 10 students

Posted at 9:29 AM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 09:30:51-05

10 Palm Beach County high school seniors will be getting a helping hand with college tuition thanks to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Foundation.

The students will receive $2,500 scholarships for their freshman year of college and those awards are renewable for three more years after that.

This is the fifth year the foundation has awarded scholarships

“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," Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation Chairman Rick Seymour said in a statement.

The 2019 scholarship winners are:

Tykese Butts, Glades Central Community High School, Fort Valley State University

Ruth Dorce, Glades Central Community High School, Palm Beach State College

Yahaira Fermin, Santaluces Community High School, Palm Beach State College

Matthew Grabasch, Boynton Beach Community High School, Florida Institute of Technology

Odieu Hiliare, Glades Central Community High School, Alabama A&M University

Lowson Merilien, William T. Dwyer High School, Florida A&M University

Rodney Morris, Jr., Pahokee High School, Valdosta State University

Sonia Zoraida Rivera, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, University of Florida

Ethan Williams, Palm Beach Gardens Community High School, Prairie View A&M University

Kendall Willis, Royal Palm Beach Community High School, University of Florida

They will be awarded the scholarships March 3 at a luncheon at the International Polo Club in Wellington.