| Home | Contact Us | Applicants | Recipients | Alumni | Scholarship Foundation of IRC Banner
Awarding need-based college scholarships to Indian River County students since 1965
Home
About Us
Plan for College
Apply for Award
Renew your Award
Support Us
Alumni News
News and Events

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.

Mr. Richardson was a longtime Indian River County resident, leader and philanthropist whose reach and contributions were transformational.

In 1964, he and members of the Vero Beach Rotary Club founded Scholarship Foundation, with a mission of enabling all local students to attend college, regardless of their financial circumstances.

                               More

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...

2006 Recipient Robert ElserThank you for awarding me with a scholarship.  I can’t tell you how much it means to have your support and encouragement.  Knowing that so many people believe in me, I feel destined to succeed. I promise to work hard and make everyone proud.  Some day, I plan to make a difference in this world. Thank you for making a difference in mine.
                                                                                    Robert Elser - Class of 2006

 

Attention: Class of 2015

Applications for 2015 scholarships will be accepted starting January 1. Check eligibility requirements and deadlines on this site. Call or email us with any questions about your individual situation. We are here to help you.

$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.

                           More

 

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