SERVICES & APPLICATIONS
The Foundation believes that through education, opportunity is created for all, to achieve their dreams and transform their lives.
The HEROES Foundation Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, adult education students. With the launch of this program in 2017, The HEROES Foundation is committed to helping adult education students, who come from low-income backgrounds, realize their maximum potential. This organization was designed to assist GED students, enrolled in the Palm Beach County School District’s adult education programs, or have recently graduated (within a year of enrollment date) with counseling, GED testing fees, and scholarship opportunities to help them achieve their personal and professional goals. This prestigious scholarship program is based on evidence that by eliminating the financial barriers to college, a scholarship can enable high-potential, low-income students to excel in their course work, graduate college, and continue to be leaders throughout their lives.
Scholars may receive a $2,000 scholarship funding for the cost of two semesters, that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution. Students awarded a scholarship are required to participate in a service learning project of their choice, and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA throughout their college experience.
To apply, students must be:
• Enrolled in a GED program (TABE score of 9.0 and above in Reading, Language and Math) at an adult education program within the School District of Palm Beach County or have recently passed the GED Tests (within one year of the last enrollment date) and attained a State of Florida High School Diploma.
• A US citizen, national or permanent resident
Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college, university, or vocational school.