Our Mission

Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a charitable organization whose purpose is to make the dream of college a reality for eligible students who are dependents and descendants of an individual who has been injured or killed in the course and scope of their employment and who received benefits under the Florida Workers' Compensation Law. In addition, dependents of individuals whose primary employment is connected with the operation and/or administration of this same law are also eligible to receive scholarships.Read more ...

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The names of all Honored Supporters
of the Divisions of the Scholarship Fund are located under eachl Division.
The names listed are for the fiscal year starting April 1, 2012.

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Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Inc. has been in existence since 1991. Since then we have awarded 700 scholarships that total nearly $1.4 million used to assist qualified college students achieve their educational goal.

2013-2014 Scholarship Awards

In June, the Selection Committee met with some of the brightest students in our state. We are proud to have awarded $75,000 in scholarship funds to nearly 50 applicants throughout Florida. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, these deserving students are fulfilling their educational goals and dreams for a bright future!

Make A Dream Come True

The number of scholarships awarded each year is directly related to the amount of funds available. Corporate and individual donations are welcomed.

News & Events
Orlando Division: Cards for A Cause!

6th Annual Cards for a Cause

June 7th, 2013 Orlando Cards for a Cause was a total success!

Letter From The President

March 2014:  The Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund and the students we serve, desperately need your help!!! As of today, April 1, 2014, there is a critical shortage of funds available for scholarships for the 2014-15 school year.

We have received a total of 46 applications, of which 29 are renewals and 17 are new students. Last year those renewing students received a total of $52,050. The current balance in the award account is only about $50,000, which represents a shortage of $2,050 before we can provide any new students with funds to help them achieve their educational goals. To comfortably provide adequate support for these students, we need to raise $20,000!!!

The Executive Committee of the board has voted to extend the collection of scholarship funds for the coming school year, through April 30th. We cannot continue to successfully fulfill our mission without your help. I urge you to not only donate whatever you can, but also to reach out to your contacts, clients, family, and friends to help deserving students make their dreams of college a reality!! You can donate directly on our website by clicking here.  and then from the donate now page, you can "tell a friend" and link to your email list, Facebook friends, or Linked In connections. If you prefer to mail your donation, please send it to the office at the address below. As always, your donation is 100% tax deductible.

If you have ever attended the Scholarship Selection Interviews, and had the privilege of meeting the students we serve, then you understand the importance of this plea.If you have not ever attended, then please join us in Orlando on Saturday, June 7th, to see exactly where your dollar is going. You will be glad you did and I promise it will be a day you will not soon forget. I encourage you to peruse our site to learn more about the work that we are doing and to meet some of our alumni and learn how the scholarship fund helped them achieve their dreams

All the best,


Information for Students

Legitimate scholarships do not charge a fee and welcome your application at no cost. Be aware that there are numerous scholarship scams that charge a fee with your application.

2014 Scholarship Application Available Online

The application for the 2014-2015 academic year is now available.  Please read the guidelines to determine your eligibility.  Applications are due by February 28, 2014.

Recent Articles

FWCI Newsletter: Richard Sadow and Judge W. James Condry, II, recognize past scholarship recipients at the Florida Workers' Compensation Institute Educational Conference August 22, 2011. 

Judges Assist with Scholarship Selections, Honorable Alan Kuker, Lex and Verum, NAWCJ, Vol. VI, Feb. 2010, pg 6. 

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