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Memorial Scholarships

Families and friends often wish to create a lasting legacy to honor the lift of a loved one when he or she passes away. Making the decision of which charity or charities should receive donations can be daunting during this time of loss. A memorial fund at Polk State College Foundation will allow family and friends to keep a loved one’s memory alive in perpetuity for the future educational needs of Polk State College students.

Many families have chosen Polk State College Foundation to honor their loved ones as a special way to carry on their legacy.  Memorial scholarships can be awarded annually at any amount of a donor’s choosing, or can become endowed beginning with a cumulative $17,000 donation (for further information about setting up scholarships click here).  Scholarship donations at all levels help to pay tribute in a meaningful way by assisting Polk State College students to attain their dream of a higher education.

Below is a listing of memorial funds that have been established at Polk State College Foundation and are assisting Polk State College students achieve their goals through the power of philanthropy.

James A. Abernethy Memorial Nursing Fund
Alva Addkison Memorial
Edward T. Adlam Memorial
Fred W. Allsopp Memorial Athlete Award
Elizabeth Anderson Memorial
John A. Bard Nursing
Edward M. Bodler, Jr. Memorial
Roger Bowman Memorial
Dion K. Brown Memorial
Walter Lee and Lorraine Brown
Lisa Rubush Chamlee Memorial
Joel Chastain Memorial
Edward J. Costello Memorial
Michael W. Crews Memorial
Melanie Davis Memorial
Dakota Evans Memorial
Andrew Glenn France Memorial
Gary Freeman Memorial
Mamie Nelle Frisbe Memorial
Wes Gordon Memorial
Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Memorial
Bill Harrison Memorial
Lori Hylan-Augustin Memorial Nursing
Larry R. Jackson Memorial at Rochelle School of the Arts
U.J. Johnson, Sr. & Hattie Johnson Memorial
Ruth E. King Memorial
Dr. Fred T. Lenfestey Endowed Scholarship
Dean Charles N. Lyle II Memorial
Kenyon Janeen McCoy Memorial
S. Anthony & Bickley K. Moore Memorial
David Mundy Memorial
Skip Nissen Memorial
John Carleton Nydegger Memorial
Dale Olinger Memorial
Eugene & Louise Pennell Memorial
Charles R. Richardson Memorial
James M. Rigterink
Loyola Kerekes Ross
Eleanor B. Smith Memorial
Dick & Julie Pope Memorial
Ron Puckett Memorial
Dr. Carolyn S. Rome Memorial
Robert “Smitty” Smith Memorial
Allison Sousa Memorial
Peggy Thomas Memorial
Eloise H. Troxel Memorial
George A. & Bada E. Young Memorial

How do I establish a memorial fund to honor a loved one?

  1. Contact the Polk State College Foundation at 863.297.1071 or by email at tporter@polk.eduto establish a memorial fund that will carry out your loved ones wishes.
  2. Think about and select the name of your memorial scholarship. The name of the scholarship can be used to direct gifts in the loved one’s obituary. For example, In lieu of flowers, please direct gifts to “ The Joe Smith Memorial Fund” at 999 Avenue H, Northeast, Winter Haven, FL 33881.”

To make a memorial gift to an already established fund click here. In the selection drop down, please select other and you will be able to type in the name of the memorial fund you wish to make a gift to.