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Scholarship Foundation Presents "Gifted Hands"

An Evening with
Dr. Ben Carson
April 2, 2015 7PM

Dr. Carson will speak about his remarkable journey from inner-city youth to history-making neurosurgeon, a journey that illustrates the impact of education and celebrates the power we all have to excel and influence others to achieve.

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Scholarship Foundation Mourns Passing of Founder Dan Richardson

The Board of Scholarship Foundation is saddened by the passing of our founder Dan K. Richardson, who died on December 17, 2014 at age 95.


Local Support for Local Students


Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County was founded in 1964 by Dan K. Richardson and members of the local Rotary Club as a chapter of Scholarship America's Dollars for Scholars program with a vision and mission of helping local students realize their dream of going to college by providing need-based scholarships. Graduating GirlsFrom 1965-2013, as Dollars for Scholars of Indian River County, we fulfilled that mission by awarding $9.1MM to 2,718 accomplished and deserving Indian River County students.


In 2013, we recommitted to serve our local community and changed our name to Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County when our parent organization imposed new centralized systems and process requirements that we felt would take away from our resources and core mission of supporting local students with local dollars. We decided to disaffiliate from them and continue to pursue our mission as Scholarship Foundaton of Indian River County.


Though we changed our name, everything else remained the same -- our vision and mission, our board of directors, our program, our dedicated volunteers and our commitment to serve the students of Indian River County with the dream of going to college.


Scholarship Foundation is supported solely through the generosity of the residents and businesses of Indian River County. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. Our volunteer Board of Directors raises our funds, sets our policies, reviews scholarship applications and interviews student applicants and their families.


Scholarship qualifications and applications are available online each year after January 1 and must be submitted by our mid-February deadline. We welcome the support of all who wish to join us in fulfilling the college dreams of the hardworking, talented and deserving students in Indian River County.

Making a Difference since 1965...


Attention: Applicants

Application deadline has passed. Applications for the Class of 2016 will be accepted starting January 1, 2016. If you will be a HS Senior or in college for 2015-2016, check our requirements to see if you might qualify for a scholarship.

$536,100 Awarded to Class of 2014

Scholarship Foundation awarded 94 college scholarships to 53 local students at its 49th Annual Awards Ceremony, held at IRSC’s Richardson Center on May 22, 2014. This year’s recipients will receive $536,100 in need-based financial aid to attend 16 colleges and universities in six states.

Parents, friends, alumni and donors gathered as scholarship sponsors and board members presented the awards.

This year’s scholarship packages range from $2,000 to $20,000 for the most prestigious Richardson and Jaffe awards. These highly competitive awards went to:

Richardson Scholar Awards: Vero Beach High School seniors Jacob Hultman and Jeffrey Lamothe, both of whom will attend the University of Florida next fall.

Frances and Ronald Jaffe Education Foundation Scholarships: Sebastian High School’s Brianna Graff, who will attend Boston University and Courtney Henf, who will attend the University of Florida; and St. Edward’s Gabriela Ordonez, who will attend Duke University.



Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County
Address: PO Box 1820, Vero Beach, FL 32961-1820  •  Phone:772-569-9869  •  Fax: 772-770-6181
Email: info@SFIndianRiver.org