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Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund Helps College Bound Students!

The Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund has awarded scholarships for the past 25 years. It began in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties awarding scholarships to four students totaling $12,000.

Now, a statewide organization with divisions in seven areas of Florida, we have awarded nearly 800 scholarships totaling close to $1.5 million, helping deserving students with their dreams of a college education.

The Scholarship Fund's Alumni Committee was created in 2012 to involve former scholarship recipients at the local division and to develop the next generation of scholarship recipients.


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To learn about some of our Alumni, click on their profiles below. You may also download and print entire document.

Javier Lopez, MD

Was awarded scholarships for four years beginning in 1997. In 2001 he received a BA in microbiology and immunology from the University of Miami and in 2005 received an MD from Yale School of Medicine.


Stacy Herbolsheimer Allison

Director of Operations for Berkshire Management, LLC
BA in sociology and criminologyfrom the University of South Florida, 2006.


T. Elijah Benioni

T. Elijah Benioni, MD, ABEM, AACS
Scholarships awarded for four years beginning in 1999.


Melissa L. Berwick

BS in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando
Awarded scholarships for four years beginning in 2007.


Kerith Lowenkron Braunfeld

BA in Near Eastern and Judaic S tudies and Education
Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA
Awarded scholarships fo r three years beginning in 1993.


Alexander Cohen , MD

Alexander Cohen , MD, was awarded a scholarship in 2004.  In 2009 he received a BS in biomedical engineering from Tufts University where he graduated magna cum laude.


Jessica F. Cruz (formerly Warrington)

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Civil and FLU Divisions, Districts of Guam and the N.M.I.
Was awarded scholarships for four years beginning in 1998.


Narcy Fajardo

Was awarded a scholarship in 2005. In 2006 she received a BBA with a double major in finance and marketing from the University of Miami.


Greg Feldman

Was awarded scholarships for four years beginning in 2006. In 2010 he received a BA in political science and economics, graduating magna cum laude from the University of Florida.


Alinda P. Kassebaum Gary, MD

Board Certified Psychiatrist
Was awarded scholarships for three years beginning in 1993. .Received a BS in medical informatics at the University of Miami, graduated from the New York University School of Medicine.

Stephanie L. Griffith, MHSA

Was awarded scholarships for four years beginning in 1993. A graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) and the University of Kansas.


Ryan S. Huss, MD

Was awarded scholarships for three years beginning in 2002.


Karen Taylor Johnson

Was awarded scholarships for two years beginning in 2001.


Erin Melinda Perdue, CPA

Audit Managing Partner at Davis Group, P.A. in Orlando, Florida. Was awarded scholarships for four years beginning in 1995. Graduated magna cum laude with a BS degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida.


Alexis J. Barrett Lorenz

Was awarded scholarships for four years beginning in 1995.


Carisa Karin Pearce, MD

University of Florida and Temple University School of Medicine
Was awarded scholarships for five years beginning in 1996.


Staff Sergeant Xavier Perez

Was awarded scholarships for two years beginning in 1999. He is a musician with the U.S. Army stationed at West Point.


William "Josh" Podolsky, III

Was awarded the scholarship in 1997. In 2001, he received his B.S. in Criminology from the University of Tampa, and in December 2003, he received his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law.


Martha Rodriguez

Was awarded scholarships for four years beginning in 2004. A graduate of the University of Florida, completed a combined BS/MS ISE degree in 2010 with concentrations in Engineering Management, Business Administration, and Sales Engineering.


Jessica Torres

Was awarded scholarships for four years until the completion of her studies in 2010. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a BS in biology and a BA in Spanish.


Kelly R. Van Assche
Was awarded a scholarship in 2000 along with her twin sister Meagan. She received her B.S. in Health Sciences in 2004 from James Madison University in VA with minors in Biology, Nutrition and Public Health with a concentration in pre-physician assistant.

Meagan Van Assche

Was awarded a scholarship in 2000 along with her twin sister Kelly. She received her B.S. in Health Sciences in 2004 from James Madison University in VA and a second B.S. in Nursing from Drexel University in Philadelphia.


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