Rotary Club of Boca Raton & Palm Beach State College Award Scholarships in Marine Science Technology, Automotive Mechanics and HVAC Technology Trades Program

2021-06-01T14:18:59-04:00

Since 1957, the Rotary Club of Boca Raton has been underwriting college scholarships for local deserving students through the Club’s “Changing Lives and Building Futures” scholarship program. This is all possible due to our generous donors and Rotarian members. These scholarships assist worthy young men and women in our community in the pursuit of their educational/career dreams who are motivated and dedicated to personal excellence. Our Rotary Club’s Board recently decided to create three new scholarship programs at PBSC to assist students who are interested in in three career/vocational including Marine Science Technology, Automotive Mechanics,, Heating and Air [...]

Rotary Club of Boca Raton & Palm Beach State College Award Scholarships in Marine Science Technology, Automotive Mechanics and HVAC Technology Trades Program2021-06-01T14:18:59-04:00

Sara Murillo, PBSC Student Working on Education Policy

2021-03-03T09:37:56-05:00

We were delighted to have PBSC student Sara Murillo as a guest speaker. Sara is a first-generation student to go to college in her family. She came from Colombia to the US when she was eight years old. She found that the best way to learn English was to look at a cartoon channel broadcast in English and then flip to the same channel that was broadcast in Spanish: “Oh, that’s what they mean.” She found it difficult to assimilate into the US because she didn’t understand the culture. Here, there is great value placed on punctuality and [...]

Sara Murillo, PBSC Student Working on Education Policy2021-03-03T09:37:56-05:00

23rd Annual (OPAL) Outstanding People and Leaders Virtual Event

2021-03-03T09:48:27-05:00

23th Annual (OPAL) Outstanding People and Leaders Virtual Event – Changing Lives & Building Futures – Raised Over $170,000 for College Scholarships and Trades Certificate Programs February 21, 2021 The 23rd Annual OPAL gala (virtual) event was held on Sunday evening, February 21, co-hosted and led by Neil Saffer, Jan Savarick and Spencer Siegel. Each year, the OPAL red carpet gala honors outstanding community partners and philanthropists in Boca Raton. This year, due to the pandemic,  the OPAL Society members were honored with a custom etched bottle of wine in recognition of their past OPAL award having been [...]

23rd Annual (OPAL) Outstanding People and Leaders Virtual Event2021-03-03T09:48:27-05:00

Boca Helping Hands Donates Female Personal Hygiene Products to PERIOD, a Local Non-Profit Created by Megan Enriquez a Rotary RYLA Awardee

2020-10-28T13:30:47-04:00

Shown above is a photo taken at BHH showing the donation of feminine hygiene products to PERIOD, a no-profit that provides these products to 10+ non-profits which, in turn, provide them to women in need. Pictured above from left to right are: Greg Hazle, Executive Director Gary Hildebrand, President RCBR and Board of Director BHH Natalia Isabel, student at Grandview HS Jessi Li, student at Boca Raton HS Megan Enrique, Founder PERIOD & student at Grandview HS Pia Giannone, Rotarian and BHH Volunteer Lourdes Harman, Food Center Manager Bill Harper, Director of Food [...]

Boca Helping Hands Donates Female Personal Hygiene Products to PERIOD, a Local Non-Profit Created by Megan Enriquez a Rotary RYLA Awardee2020-10-28T13:30:47-04:00

Valerie Dutreuil, Rotary Scholarship Recipient on Her Way to Becoming a Epidemiologist

2020-10-05T15:34:29-04:00

Valerie L. Dutreuil received a Rotary Club Scholarship in 2013. She graduated Florida Atlantic University in 2017 with a B.S. She is currently pursuing her masters in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Boston University School of Public Health.  She is also a research assistant at Boston University where she is working on a grant for Dr. Harlow to determine whether women with immune system disorders or acute conditions that affect immune system will be more at risk in experiencing chronic vulvar pain. She is responsible in identifying and catalog all ICD codes that are stress-related [...]

Valerie Dutreuil, Rotary Scholarship Recipient on Her Way to Becoming a Epidemiologist2020-10-05T15:34:29-04:00

Kerri Cassedy – From a Place of Hope to Working on International Human Rights While Going to St. Thomas University with a Special Rotary Scholarship!

2020-10-05T15:26:22-04:00

Kerri Cassedy is 24 years old. She went from dealing with unstable environments and unpredictable situations to putting herself through college and supporting herself independently. Both of Kerri’s parents passed away and she was placed in foster care at the age of 12. Kerri has managed to create a path of success throughout her adolescence to become the successful young lady she is today. Kerri is an Alumni at Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications and is continuing her education at St. Thomas School of Law in Miami Gardens [...]

Kerri Cassedy – From a Place of Hope to Working on International Human Rights While Going to St. Thomas University with a Special Rotary Scholarship!2020-10-05T15:26:22-04:00

Megan Enriquez, Rotary Youth Leadership Academy Scholarship

2020-09-30T10:50:37-04:00

Gary introduced Megan Enriquez in whom we sponsored her attendance to the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) program. Here is Megan’s recap of her attendance and then how she put the new skills to work: "I would like to thank the Rotary Club of Boca Raton for sponsoring me at RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy) this past November through my membership on the Dirty Mechanics Robotics Team. "Being a part of RYLA has been life-changing for me and I find it important to show my gratitude for all of the members who helped [...]

Megan Enriquez, Rotary Youth Leadership Academy Scholarship2020-09-30T10:50:37-04:00

Mathew Stone: Rotary Scholarship Student Achieves Excellence

2020-09-23T14:29:10-04:00

Club member Pia Gianonne received this fabulous letter from one of our Rotary Scholarship awardees, Matthew Stone. It heartwarming to read feedback from such a fine and accomplished young man.  I wanted to thank you very much for awarding me with the incredibly generous scholarship from the Rotary Club of Boca Raton for the 2020-2021 academic year.   I feel fortunate to have received this scholarship once again. During these economically unstable times, this scholarship will allow me to continue on with my studies at the University of Florida.   I am proud of my accomplishments during my [...]

Mathew Stone: Rotary Scholarship Student Achieves Excellence2020-09-23T14:29:10-04:00

Update from Rotary Scholar Eddie Fisher

2020-07-28T14:25:50-04:00

Dear Rotary Family, From the moment I submitted the application to the George Snow Foundation to receiving a phone call from Mr. Allen, my world changed a full 360 degrees.  Going into College as one of the students that had a shaky future ahead, I obtained a Mentor, a Friend, and a Father figure that guided me through the best and worst moments of University life. As a Mentee from 2011, I would like to share some of the accomplishments that I have obtained from that time frame till now. They are as follows: [...]

Update from Rotary Scholar Eddie Fisher2020-07-28T14:25:50-04:00

Rotary Scholarship Recipient Rosa Barbosa Receives Degree

2020-07-28T14:13:33-04:00

Andrea O'Rourke's mentee Rosa Barbosa just received her AA degree from Palm Beach State thanks to the help of the Rotary Club of Boca Raton. She is now about to enter the fall semester and work toward her four year degree. Huge thanks to Pia for her continued help and advice.  She is the first in her family to reach this achievement

Rotary Scholarship Recipient Rosa Barbosa Receives Degree2020-07-28T14:13:33-04:00

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