Memorial Scholarships

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 with a minimum cumulative donation.  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.

Establishing a Memorial Fund

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

Contact the Polk State College Foundation at 863.297.1071 to establish a memorial fund that will carry out your loved ones wishes. 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.”

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

Zachary Mace and Faith Baker Rowe 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

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