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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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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.

2014-2015 Scholarship Awards

On June 7th, the Scholarship Selection Committee will meet in Orlando with some of the brightest students in our state. We look forward to meeting our new students and re-connecting with past recipients.  Please join us to see how these deserving students plan to fulfill their educational goals. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, last year we are proud to have awarded $75,000 in scholarship funds to nearly 50 applicants throughout Florida. 

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

News & Events
7th Annual Cards for a Cause Hit the Jackpot!

Congratulations to Kim Woods, Anna Marie Kim, Peter Shapiro, Andrew Serano, Matt Troy and the rest of their committee for another successful casino night.  Guests partied the night away, playing black jack, rolling the dice, and bidding on fantastic auction items.  This event of the season drew a great crowd and raised over $23,000 to be used for scholarships!! Our heartfelt thanks to the Orlando Division for their hard work and dedication!

Letter From The President

Dear Friends,

I am very proud to announce that for the 2014-15 school year, we were able to award $64,000.00 in scholarships to 40 remarkable individuals so that their educational goals and dreams can become a reality.  These awards, made to 26 returning students and to 14 new applicants, would not have been possible without the overwhelming generosity of Tom Conroy, Javier & Barbie Lopez, Warren Hanscom, Joan Valdes, Clint Lyons, Levine, Busch, & Schnepper, P.A. Mal Steinberg, and of course, Touby, Chait, & Sicking, P.L, who made a significant match to these gifts.  These donors answered our plea and we all owe them our gratitude, appreciation, and thanks.                       

Every year, I am inspired by our students and this year is no different.  They are bright and creative and will study animation, architecture, education, business, and politics to name a few.  They seem destined for greatness and have aspirations that include Law and Medical school and careers with the FBI, Google, and the United States Government.  This year the Jennifer Sadow award was granted to Devon Lynn, who attends Florida State University and is majoring in Special Education.  The Mike Reid was awarded to Kristina Bogos.  This remarkable young woman attends NYU and is majoring in Journalism.  She will be spending her summer in Morocco studying Arabic through a Critical Language Scholarship she received from the U.S. Department of State.  The Phil Feldman award was given once again, to Carolina Echeverri who will graduate this year from FSU.  She too is abroad this summer, interning with the State Department in Portugal and working towards her goal of International Law. 

Many thanks to Judge Ray Holley, Judge Wil Condry, Bill Mathews, Mark Spano, Bert Ray, Cory Schnepper, Eric Sandler, Mal Steinberg, Mary Esther Levine, Michael Horowitz, Anna Marie Kim, and George Rotchford, who all devoted their Saturday to Scholarship Selection.  Last but not least, my heartfelt thanks to the Orlando Division led by Kim Woods, Peter Shapiro, Anna Marie Kim, Andrew Serano, and Matt Troy.  Their wonderful Cards for a Cause event was a huge success and helps us kick off our fundraising for next years' awards.   

I look forward to seeing you all at the WCI Conference in Orlando on August 18th!

Here's to a great summer,


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.

2014-2015 Scholarship Closed

The Scholarship application deadline for the 2014-15 school year was February 28, 2014. Applications for the 2015-16 School Year will be due by February 28, 2015.

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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