The 17th Dollars for Scholars Awards Ceremony was held May 5, 2015 in the Tommy Hansen Hall Auditorium at Lake Worth High School.

Forty-three (43) recipients received $68,000 in scholarships.

Thirty-seven (37) students received $58,500 from the DFS general scholarship fund.

Six (6) students received $9,500 from the Barry Grunow Memorial scholarship fund.

A grand total of $903,700 has been awarded in scholarship funds LWHS DFS was established in 1999.


Welcome to Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars

Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars (DFS) became only the third DFS chapter in Florida in 1999.  Since then, we have awarded scholarships each year totaling:

  • $10,000 in 1999
  • $17,000 in 2000
  • $31,500 in 2001
  • $54,500 in 2002
  • $51,000 in 2003
  • $57,000 in 2004
  • $57,400 in 2005
  • $47,500 in 2006
  • $50,500 in 2007
  • $63,500 in 2008
  • $59,000 in 2009
  • $66,000 in 2010
  • $74,750 in 2011
  • $74,750 in 2012
  • $75,000 in 2013
  • $87,000 in 2014
  • $68,000 in 2015

Applicants must prove their ability to succeed in college through their grade point average, college entrance exam scores, extracurricular and community involvement and recommendations from their teachers and guidance counselors. All recipients must demonstrate financial need. Parents will be asked to complete and sign a financial disclosure statement.

Scholarship America is the nation's largest scholarship and educational support organization, and its DFS program is the nation's largest grass roots, community-based scholarship program - raising funds and providing financial and academic support to students in the community in which the funds are raised.

Lake Worth DFS is also proud to be the sponsoring agency for the Barry Grunow Scholarship Fund - www.BarryGrunowScholarship.org.

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Palm Beach County Schools:  The First 100 Years

New District History Book Documents Changes - From 18 To 186 Schools; From 1,000 To 171,000 Students; From 1 to 140 Languages.

Such are the changes a century has made in Palm Beach County education. You can learn about these changes and more in Palm Beach County Schools: The First 100 Years, authored by former Palm Beach Post editorial writer Bill McGoun and just published by the school district.

Read about a system once divided by race and how it became one, about Guy Metcalf, the star-crossed promoter-politician, about the women who broke the gender line in public office as soon as they could vote, about the superintendents and school boards who presided over all the changes and the people who campaigned for those changes.

To order send a check or money order for $20.00 per book (postage and packaging included in price) payable to LWHS Alumni, PO Box 1166, Lake Worth, FL 33460. Please be sure to include your shipping address.

Proceeds go to providing scholarships for Palm Beach County students.

For those wishing to use PayPal, you may order by clicking in the "Buy Now" button.

Thank you for your support.



If you received a Dollars for Scholars scholarship, we would like to hear from you.  DFS is always interested in knowing how our award recipients are doing.  Send us an email and tell us all about yourself. We will be proud to share your accomplishments on this site as well as with the Alumni Foundation.

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