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The 9th Annual Dan K. Richardson & William L. Marine Golf Classic October 21, 2017

Join us at Grand Harbor Golf Club for an 8:30 AM shot-gun start and a fun-filled event featuring breakfast, lunch, prizes, goodies and more.


The 12th Annual Scholarship Foundation Football Classic - November 3, 2017

Join us for BBQ and to watch the big game from our tent. The VBHS Fighting Indians will face off against SRHS on Friday, November 3, 2017 in SRHS's Shark Stadium. Don't miss this chance to enjoy a fun-filled evening in support of IRC college-bound students.                                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 Girls Now Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County, our mission remains the same. Since 1965, we have awarded $11.1MM to 2,865 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) nonprofitSc 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 November 1 and must be submitted by our January-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

Applications for the Class of 2018 are now being accepted.

Please see requirements and application process
located under the Apply for Award tab on this site.

$ 738,500 Awarded to Class of 2017

Scholarship Foundation awarded 103 college scholarships to 53 local students at its 52nd Annual Awards Ceremony, held at the Vero Beach High School's Performing Arts Centerl on May 18, 2017. This year's recipients will receive $738,500 in need-based financial aid over the next two, three or four years to attend 20 colleges and universities in nine states.

Parents, friends, alumni and donors gathered as scholarship sponsors and board members presented the awards. Linsday Nolan, a 2013 recipient of Scholarship Foundation's Herget Scholarship, gave the alumnus address, urging recipients to "tale advantage of every opportunity that comes your way and never be afraid to step out of your comfort zone."

This year's scholarship packages range from $2,000 to $30,000 for the Richardson and Jaffe awards. These highly competitive awards went to:

Richardson Scholar Awards: St. Edward's School senior Zachary Alerte, who will major iin medicine at Harvard College and Sebastian River High School senior Brittany Evans, who will major in chemistry at the University of Florida.

Frances and Ronald Jaffe Education Foundation Scholarships: St. Edward's School senior Michael Burke, who will major in computer science at Georgia Institute of Technology and Sebastian River High School senior Martha Grudens, who will attend the University of Central Florida majoring in mechanical engineering. .



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