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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.

Applications for the 2022 ROJ Scholarship Program will become available in late fall 2021. 

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

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2021 Scholarship Recipients

In 2021, $115,000 was awarded to 18 high school seniors from across Pinellas County in college, university, trade or vocation school scholarships. Each student was honored at the Breakfast at the Ballpark BayCare Ballpark, hosted by the Philadelphia Phillies and Clearwater Threshers.

Alicia Smith - Clearwater Gas System - 10k

Alicia Smith

Clearwater High School

$10,000
Clearwater Gas System

Brennan Ortega - Doganiero Foundation

Brennan Ortega

Clearwater High School

$10,000
Doganiero Foundation

Charles Stevens - The Barris Family, Dell - 10k

Charles Stevens

Calvary Christian High School

$10,000
The Barris Family, Dell

Marianna Stopa - Clearwater Police Department - 10k

Marianna Stopa

Clearwater High School

$10,000
Clearwater Police Department

Megan Caufman - Pinellas County Sherrif's Office - 10k

Megan Caufman

Clearwater High School

$10,000
Pinellas County Sherrif’s Office

c - Art and Margaret Capogna Memorial Scholarship Fund - 5k

Alexandra Quattrocki

Clearwater Central Catholic

$5,000
Art and Margaret Capogna Memorial Scholarship Fund

Benjamin Mayer - Pinellas County Sherrif's Office - 5k

Benjamin Mayer

Calvary Christian High School

$5,000
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Bryn Muller - BayStar Restaurant Group - 5k

Bryn Muller

Largo High School

$5,000
BayStar Restaurant Group

Christina Karalis Simpson Air 5k

Christina Karalis

East Lake High School

$5,000
Simpson Air

Cody Potts - Tampa Bay Rays, Don Zimmer Foundation - 5k

Cody Potts

Clearwater High School

$5,000
Tampa Bay Rays, Don Zimmer Foundation

Davious Haywood - E Star Roofing, Clearwater Police Department, Abe_s Place, Clearwater Lady Bombers - 5k

Davious Haywood

Dunedin High School

$5,000
E Star Roofing, Clearwater Police Department, Abe’s Place, Clearwater Lady Bombers

Elizabeth Jarnac - Michele Smith, ESPN - 5k.jpg

Elizabeth Jarnac

Calvary Christian High School

$5,000
Michele Smith, ESPN

Isabella Marquez - TAG Agency of Pinellas - 5k

Isabella Marquez

Clearwater High School

$5,000
TAG Agency of Pinellas

Lauren Scivally - Dealer's Auction Xchange - 5k

Lauren Scivally

Countryside High School

$5,000
Dealer’s Auction Xchange

Madison Shaver - Priority One Clearing Services, Clara Borum Memorial - 5k

Madison Shaver

Clearwater High School

$5,000
Priority One Clearing Services, Clara Borum Memorial

Mariah Rivera - Michele Smith, ESPN - 5k

Mariah Rivera

Osceola Fundamental HS

$5,000
Michele Smith, ESPN

Nolvin Williams - E Star Roofing - 5k

Nolvin Williams

Boca Ciega High School

$5,000
E Star Roofing

Tia Walker - Drs. Kiran and Pallavi Patel Family Foundation - 5k

Tia Walker

Countryside High School

$5,000
Drs. Kiran and Pallavi Patel Family Foundation

Thank You, CFY Supporters!