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Denard's Heart Empowerment Scholarship


We are please to announce the annual "Denard's Heart Empowerment Scholarship", valued at $1,000 dollars. The "Denard’s Heart Empowerment Scholarship" aims to support exceptional high school students by providing financial assistance and recognition for academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership potential. We believe in nurturing the next generation of compassionate and driven leaders who will make a positive impact on society through their education and service. 

Eligibility /Requirements


  • Academic Excellence: Applicants must have a strong academic record, typically with a minimum GPA requirement 3.0.

  • Must be a Pompano Beach resident.


  • High School Seniors:  The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors that are attending Blanche Ely High School who plan to enroll in a college, university, or vocational/trade school.​


  • Community Involvement: Applicants should have a history of community service and volunteer work, demonstrating a commitment to giving back.


  • Leadership Potential: Share your leadership roles in extracurricular activities, clubs, or community organizations.


  • Essay or Personal Statement: Applicants are required to submit an essay or personal statement outlining their educational and career goals, as well as their passion for making a positive impact on society.


  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Request letters of recommendation from teachers, mentors, or community leaders to attest to the applicant's character, achievements, and potential.

Terms and Conditions


1. Eligibility Criteria:

   - Applicants must be graduating high school seniors planning to enroll in a college, university, or vocational/trade school.

   - Applicants must meet the specified academic requirements, as outlined in the scholarship guidelines.

   - Students must demonstrate a strong commitment to community service and volunteer work.


2. Application Process:

   - All applications can be submitted electronically through the official scholarship portal or mailed in by the specified deadline.

   - Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

   - Applicants are responsible for providing accurate and verifiable information.

   - Plagiarism or misrepresentation in any part of the application will lead to immediate disqualification.


3. Selection and Notification:

   - Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee appointed by the "Denard’s Heart Charitable Foundation."

   - Decisions of the selection committee are final and not subject to appeal.

   - Successful applicants will be notified via email or phone by the communicated notification date.

   - Scholarship recipients must acknowledge acceptance of the award and provide requested documents within the specified time frame.


4. Use of Scholarship Funds:

   - The scholarship funds must be used solely for educational expenses, such as tuition, fees, books, and other academic-related costs.

   - Recipients are responsible for coordinating with their educational institution to ensure proper allocation of scholarship funds.


5. Publicity and Promotion:

   - By accepting the scholarship, recipients grant the "Denard’s Heart Charitable Foundation" the right to use their names, photos, and essays for promotional purposes related to the scholarship program.


6. Privacy:

   - The personal information provided by applicants will be used solely for the purpose of the scholarship program and will be handled in accordance with the foundation's privacy policy.


7. Continuation of Scholarship:

   - To continue receiving the scholarship, recipients must maintain a satisfactory academic record and remain in good standing with their educational institution.

   - Recipients must inform the "Denard’s Heart Charitable Foundation" promptly of any changes to their enrollment status or academic progress.


8. Scholarship Discontinuation:

   - The "Denard’s Heart Charitable Foundation" reserves the right to discontinue the scholarship if recipients fail to meet the established requirements or violate the terms and conditions.


9. Revisions to Terms and Conditions:

   - The "Denard’s Heart Charitable Foundation" reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time, with appropriate notice to all applicants and recipients.

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