This week, over 200 Broward County students got some serious financial help as they continue their education at the college level.
The Broward Education Foundation held their annual scholarship award ceremony Wednesday on the campus of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.
In all, 207 students received scholarships ranging from $500 to a full four year Florida Prepaid plan – in total, $750,000 in awards were handed out. Since the scholarship program started 34 years ago, over 5,500 students have received more than $12 million in awards.
The keynote speaker was Jammal Davenport, a previous recipient of a scholarship through the program who graduated college and created the “Sprouting Scholar Award” scholarships with his wife Amber in a partnership with BEF.