Making College A Reality: Broward, Hallandale Beach & Aventura Have Scholarships Available

February 24, 2022

If you know a student who could use some extra funds for college or may be looking towards a career in municipal government than here are two possible opportunities for them to apply for from the Broward League of Cities and The Rotary Club of Hallandale Beach - Aventura.

The Broward League of Cities is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and resolving issues facing Broward County’s 31 cities and municipalities at the local, county and state level. The organization’s dedicated committees conduct research and suggest policies for current topics affecting residents, including education, housing, economic concerns and municipal services.

The League is pleased to announce the 2022 Scholarship Program to promote and provide financial assistance to those pursuing areas of study that benefit municipal government professionalism. Originally chartered in 1957, members work together to promote awareness of municipal services, concerns, and accomplishments. Supporting the educational endeavors of students who plan to seek a career in municipal government is aligned with the League’s belief that by working together on common goals, municipalities can be more successful in resolving the issues affecting the welfare of Broward County residents at the local, state and federal levels, particularly in challenging times.

The Broward County League of Cities and its contributing Associate Members will sponsor four (4) individual $1,000 scholarships for expenses associated with academic endeavors at a college, university or technical institution for students pursuing studies with a career focus in a government related field. The name of the scholarship is the Broward County League of Cities Scholarship for Government Studies.

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be a 2022 graduating senior in a Broward County high school, and a permanent resident of Broward County. They also must be pursuing a major in public administration, political science, or a government related field at any accredited college, university or trade school in the United States and have a minimum cumulative unweighted grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale), verified by a school transcript.

Preferential consideration will be given to students who demonstrate a dedicated pursuit towards a career in public administration, political science, or a government-related field, involvement in work, volunteer service, or internships in public, government, community, and/or legislative environments. It helps if the applicant has a familiarity of programs & mission of the Broward League of Cities. The applicant must demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills and show maturity in judgment and purpose.

The applicant must provide a completed application including:
• One (1) essay and one (1) personal statement (as outlined on Scholarship Application form).
• Two (2) written letters of recommendation from a high school staff member, i.e., counselor, teacher, coach, or administrator, or from a member of the community who is familiar with the applicant’s character.
• A transcript must be submitted with the application or prior to application deadline.

The League’s Youth Leadership Committee will be the scholarship award selectors and is comprised of local elected officials along with local business leaders. The Committee reviews all submitted (complete) applications. Semi-finalists selected after the first qualifying round will be contacted by email to arrange for a personal interview by the Committee. Upon completion of the interviews, the Committee makes the final selection. The selection and awarding of scholarships are entirely at the discretion of the Committee, and their decision is final.

The application deadline is Friday, March 18 for the program, here are some important dates:
March 18, 2022 - Deadline for receipt of applications
April 9, 2022 - Zoom Interviews
April 21, 2022 - Awards Dinner Recognition of Recipients

For more information about this opportunity, please contact the League Office at 954-357-7370.


Broward Education Foundation Scholarship Fund
The Broward Education Foundation raises money to provide scholarships for deserving graduating seniors from Broward County Public Schools to help them realize their dreams of attending college. Generously funded by donors and with support from Broward Advisors for Continuing Education (BRACE), qualifying Broward County students can receive scholarships to attend a community college, university or vocational school. Since its creation, Broward Education Foundation’s Scholarship Fund has provided more than 5,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors, valued at more than $13M.

Who Can Apply
Student selection is based on unmet financial need and additional criteria when specified. Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who have exhausted all other avenues for financial aid and still fall short of the financial means necessary to attend state or community college, university or vocational school. Broward County Public Schools graduating seniors are encouraged to apply for the many different scholarships that are offered through Broward Education Foundation. Applications are accepted from October to April of each school year.

Throughout the year, BRACE Advisors encourage students to apply for scholarships. Community and business leaders, together with BRACE Advisors comprise the committee that conducts the review and selection of scholarship recipients. Students can apply for this opportunity at www.browardedfoundation.org/appl

For more information about Student Scholarships, please email Claudette Lavoie (claudette.lavoie@browardschools.com) or call 754.321.2036.


Hallandale Beach Scholarship
The Rotary Club of Hallandale Beach - Aventura is offering scholarship to a student who plans on attending college, who is in need financially, and has made a difference in the community.

What Does Rotary Do?
Rotary brings people together like you — from all walks of life — who want to use their expertise for good. People whose sense of responsibility inspires them to give back to their communities. At Rotary, they connect for good and form lifelong friends in the process. The Rotary Club of Hallandale Beach - Aventura gives you an opportunity to join leaders to take action on important issues affecting our community, our nation, and the world. They also have a lot of fun – whether they’re socializing or working together on service projects.

Members of the Rotary Club connect at weekly meetings and learn from business experts, political and civic leaders, and entrepreneurs, who help us stay informed on topics that are relevant to our community. Together, they are able to make great things happen. They have a structure that focuses on action to empower youth, improve health, promote peace, and advance our communities in all corners of the globe. With 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs worldwide, the Rotary’s global community's impact has never been greater — and it continues to grow.

Who Qualifies?
A scholarship will be awarded to a student who plans on attending college, who is in need financially, and has made a difference in the community. The funds will be paid to the college upon certification by the institution of the student’s enrollment in a full time program. The student must be a legal resident of the United States, attend a High School in Hallandale Beach or Aventura, and/or be a resident of Hallandale Beach or Aventura communities for more than 1 year at the time of application; must have a certified grade point average of 3.2 (unweighted) or higher and must have made a significant contribution to the community through service (at least 75 certified hours).

Information and scholarship applications for Hallandale residents are available at: www.rotaryclubhallandaleaventura.com. Please email the completed application along with essay and supporting documents to: rotaryfoundationhba@gmail.com or mail to: Hallandale Beach-Aventura Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 1097, Hallandale Beach, FL 33008

Applications must be received by April 1st, the scholarship award will be presented at the Senior Awards Ceremony of the student’s high school (when possible) and confirmation mailed to the student.