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The 8th Annual Dan K. Richardson & William L. Marine Golf Class- October 22, 2016

This event was held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Grand Harbor Golf Club. Thanks to all who helped make this event a success.                            More


The 11th Annual Scholarship Foundation Football Classic - November 4, 2016

Join us for BBQ and to watch the big game from our tent. The VBHS Fighting Indians will face off against SRHS on Friday, November 4, 2016 in Vero's Citrus Stadium. Don't miss this chance to enjoy a fun-filled evening in support of IRC college-bound students.                                More

Local Support for Local Students


Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County was founded in 1964 by Dan K. Richardson and members of the local Rotary Club as a chapter of Scholarship America's Dollars for Scholars program with a vision and mission of helping local students realize their dream of going to college by providing need-based scholarships. Graduating GirlsFrom 1965-2013, as Dollars for Scholars of Indian River County, we fulfilled that mission by awarding $10.4MM to 2,812 accomplished and deserving Indian River County students.


In 2013, we recommitted to serve our local community and changed our name to Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County when our parent organization imposed new centralized systems and process requirements that we felt would take away from our resources and core mission of supporting local students with local dollars. We decided to disaffiliate from them and continue to pursue our mission as Scholarship Foundaton of Indian River County.


Though we changed our name, everything else remained the same -- our vision and mission, our board of directors, our program, our dedicated volunteers and our commitment to serve the students of Indian River County with the dream of going to college.


Scholarship Foundation is supported solely through the generosity of the residents and businesses of Indian River County. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofitSc charitable organization. Our volunteer Board of Directors raises our funds, sets our policies, reviews scholarship applications and interviews student applicants and their families.


Scholarship qualifications and applications are available online each year after January 1 and must be submitted by our mid-February deadline. We welcome the support of all who wish to join us in fulfilling the college dreams of the hardworking, talented and deserving students in Indian River County.

Making a Difference since 1965...


Attention: Applicants

Applications for the Class of 2017 are now being accepted.

Please see requirements and application process
located under the Apply for Award tab on this site.

$695,000 Awarded to Class of 2016

Scholarship Foundation awarded 99 college scholarships to 52 local students at its 51st Annual Awards Ceremony, held at the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts at St. Edward's School on May 19, 2016. This year's recipients will receive $695,000 in need-based financial aid over the next two, three or four years to attend 24 colleges and universities in nine states.

Parents, friends, alumni and donors gathered as scholarship sponsors and board members presented the awards. Ben Earman, a 2006 recipient of Scholarship Foundation's Orchid Outreach Scholarship, gave the alumnus address, urging recipients to never give up on what they've set out to do.

This year's scholarship packages range from $2,000 to $30,000 for the Richardson and Jaffe awards. These highly competitive awards went to:

Richardson Scholar Awards: IRCHS senior Jennifer Asselin, who will attend Clemson University with a major in civil engineering and St. Edward's senior Karissa Mokoban, who will attend Boston College with a major in international studies.

Frances and Ronald Jaffe Education Foundation Scholarships: IRCHS senior Yevgeniya Gilmore, who will attend the University of Southern California with a major in international relations and VBHS senior Barrett Jellie, who will attend the University of Miami with a major in media management and political science.



Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County
Address: PO Box 1820, Vero Beach, FL 32961-1820   ·  Phone:772-569-9869  ·  Fax: 772-770-6181
Email: info@SFIndianRiver.org