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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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TOUBY, CHAIT & SICKING, PL

LEVINE, BUSCH & SCHNEPPER, PA

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MORAN KIDD

TOM CONROY

JOAN VALDES 

 

 

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Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Inc. has been in existence since 1991. Since then we have awarded approximately 800 scholarships that total nearly $1.6 million used to assist qualified college students achieve their educational goal.

2017-18 Scholarship Recipients Selected

As we celebrate our 25th year, we are proud to announce our 2017-18 Scholarship Recipients.  This year, we awarded $64,000 to 19 returning students and 11 new applicants.  These bright and shining stars are studying to become engineers, doctors, and even rocket scientists.  The application for the next school year will be available online at the end of September and is due February 28, 2018.

25th Anniversary Celebration

This year, the Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund will celebrate its 25th Anniversary!!  That means, for the past 25 years, we have been helping students achieve their educational dreams.  Join us for a gala on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Margaritaville Hotel in Hollywood Beach, FL.  For information regarding the gala contact Eric Sandler.  To commemorate this occasion, we will produce a journal highlighting our history.  For information on submitting ads or photos for the journal, contact Cory Schnepper.

Letter From President Richard Sadow
Dear Friends,
On Saturday, June 3rd, the Scholarship Selection Committee gathered together to interview its new scholarship candidates. I am proud to announce for the 2017-18 school year, we were able to award $64,000.00 in scholarships to 30 remarkable individuals so that their educational goals and dreams can become a reality.  These awards, made to 19 returning students and to 11 new applicants, would not have been possible without the overwhelming generosity of Moran Kidd, Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, Peter Shapiro, Dr. Anthony Afong, Dr. Bert Ray, Judge Frank Clark, Eric Sandler, Steven Feldman, and of course, Touby, Chait, & Sicking, P.L, who made a significant match to these gifts.                    
 
Each year I am impressed with our students and this year is no different.  Perhaps because of their experience with taking care of their injured parent, an overwhelming number of them plan to study medicine and the health sciences. They are a remarkable group of bright and highly motivated individuals.  This year, the Mike Reid Award goes to Alexia Borges, a young girl from Miami who will attend UM.  Alexia has a severely autistic brother and has written a book about her experience of growing up with his disability, as well as a blog for others with autistic siblings. The Phil Feldman Award goes to Silvia Huaman from Orlando.  Silvia plans to study medicine at UCF and already travels on medical missions to the village in Peru where she was born.  She hopes to one day open a clinic in this tiny village that has no health care facilities within three hours.The Jennifer Sadow award will once again be awarded to Duneshka Moran-Deleon from Jacksonville.  She is from Jacksonville and continues to study pre-med at Florida Gulf Coast University.
 
Many thanks to Judge Wil Condry, Judge Frank Clark, Chuck Kelley, Cory Schnepper, Eric Sandler, Mal Steinberg, Anna Marie Kim, George Rotchford, Bert Ray, Joan Valdes, Vivian Hernandez-Popp, and Ken Eichler, who all devoted their Saturday to Scholarship Selection. Your efforts are instrumental in being able to meet the funds goals which as all know is to HELP THE KIDS attain their dreams and goals. Thanks again.
 
Last but not least, my heartfelt thanks to the Orlando Division led by Kim De Arcangelis, Peter Shapiro, Anna Marie Kim, Andrew Serano, and Matt Troy.  Their 10th Annual Cards for a Cause event will be held Friday, June 16th, and helps us kick off our fundraising for next years' scholarships.  Don't miss it if you are in the Orlando area. 
 
I look forward to seeing you all at the WCI Conference in Orlando on August 7th!
Here's to a great summer,
Richard

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