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Postsecondary Scholarships

Richard O. Jacobson Postsecondary Scholarship Program

Richard O. Jacobson CFY Endowment

In 2008, Mr. Dick Jacobson, founder of the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation, provided a $700,000 gift to help CFY toward fulfilling our endowment mission. In September 2017, The Richard O. Jacobson Foundation provided an additional matching gift of $100,00. In recognition of Dick Jacobson, who was both a great friend and benefactor to the youth of our community, helping lead us to greater heights and aspirations, the Richard O. Jacobson Postsecondary Scholarship Program was dedicated in his honor.

Each fall, rising seniors within the Pinellas County public and private school footprint are invited to apply. All applications undergo a formal review process by our Scholarship Committee, selected recipients to be honored at our annual banquet in the spring. While prior participation in a CFY sponsored program is advantageous, it is not a requirement for selection. In the spirit of Dick’s generosity, local philanthropists continue to support the program with the collective vision of building champions for life, on and off the field.

Submissions must be typed for consideration. Completed applications and any additional questions may be sent by email to daniela@clearwaterforyouth.org.

For more information on becoming a sponsor, please inquire with our office directly. 

2020 Scholarship Recipients

In 2020, $105,000 was awarded to 18 high school seniors in college, university, trade or vocation school scholarships and were presented as part of our annual Celebrity Banquet in February. A $5,000 scholarship is currently given over a two year period ($2,500 per year) and a $10,000 scholarship is allocated over a 4 year period ($2,500 per year).

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Jeffrey Moore

Clearwater High School

$10,000
Doganiero Foundation

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Katerina Nasto

Largo High School

$10,000
Clearwater Police Department

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Edward Schmid IV

Palm Harbor University High School

$10,000
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

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Lily Brames

Clearwater Central Catholic

$5,000
Art & Margaret Capogna Memorial

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Victoria Brennan

East Lake High School

$5,000
Don Zimmer Memorial

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Samantha Butler

Calvary Christian High School

$5,000
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

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Kaylin Cole

Calvary Christian High School

$5,000
Michele Smith Gold Medal

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Cole Eicher

Calvary Christian High School

$5,000
Paul & Cindy Hanlon

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D’Mya Ferguson

Clearwater High School

$5,000
Baystar Restaurant Group

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Alexzadria Head

Pinellas Park High School

$5,000
Benje & Wendy Damsker

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Hannah Mariscal

Dunedin High School

$5,000
Simpson Air

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Kaiden Padgett

Clearwater High School

$5,000
Art & Margaret Capogna Memorial

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Charlotte Schultheis

Calvary Christian High School

$5,000
Michele Smith Gold Medal

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Alex Schultz

East Lake High School

$5,000
Tag Agency of Pinellas

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Javante Scott

Clearwater High School

$5,000
Operation Graduate

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Destiny Turner

Clearwater High School

$5,000
Drs. Kiran & Pallavi Patel

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Ainsley Vermost

Clearwater Central Catholic

$5,000
Dealer’s Auction Xchange

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Julianna Wardell

Countryside High School

$5,000
Clara Borum Memorial

Thank You, CFY Supporters!