Welcome to Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County
Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County was founded in 1964 by Dan K. Richardson and members of the 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.
Since making our first awards in 1965, we have provided $14.1 million in scholarships to 3,065 accomplished and deserving Indian River County students. In 2013 we changed our name to Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County. Though we changed our name, everything else remains the same -- our vision and mission, our program, our dedicated volunteers and our commitment to serve local students 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 November 1 and must be submitted by our January-February deadlines. We are grateful for 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.
2023 UPCOMING EVENTS
We have two exciting events already scheduled for 2023 so mark your calendars now and plan to join us for these fun and exhilarating events!
Our first event is our new annual Fun Clay Shooting Competition, which was originally planned for November 12, 2022, but had to be postponed until Saturday, March 11, 2023. Proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for the Class of 2023.
This event will be held at the Vero Beach Clay Shooting Sports Club - 5925 82nd Avenue, Vero Beach, FL. We are excited for this new event which will be a competition of up to 24 teams to compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes. Entry fee is $800.00 per team which includes 4-person cart, 100 rounds of ammo, continental breakfast, and BBQ lunch following the competition. Goodie bags, silent auction items, 50/50 raffle and "green bird" competition/prize will also be part of the event. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. with competition beginning at 9:00 a.m. All skill levels welcome. Come out and join the fun - shoot 'em up for education.
Our second event is our annual Dan K. Richardson and William L. Marine Golf Classic which will be held at Grand Harbor Golf Club on Saturday, September 30, 2023. Proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for the Class of 2024.
Our golf event in 2022 was a huge success, raising over $50,000 for scholarships for the Class of 2023. Thank you to our sponsors and all who participated.