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Ralph H and Ruth Frank Gross Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Sponsored by Community Foundation of Broward County

Value: $2,500
Awards Available: 5
Deadline : Nov 01, 2024

This scholarship Fund was established in memory of Ralph and Ruth Frank Gross to honor their belief in the importance of a good education. It seeks to help often unrecognized government employees and their families to improve their lives through education. FALL APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 3, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.; SPRING APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Ralph and Ruth Frank Gross understood the value of a good education. This scholarship was established in memory of them and is intended to encourage people to improve themselves and provide for their children's betterment. Governmental workers and their families were selected as qualified recipients because of the many unrecognized good deeds performed. This scholarship is for college, university, or vocational education. The award range is $500 – $2,500 per student.

  • Demonstrate financial need and must not receive any other scholarship or grant.
  • Be a resident of the State of Florida. If the applicant is a graduating high school student, he or she must have an SAT score of 1100 or higher (CR + MA) and submit official high school transcripts.
  • Plan to attend a college, university, or vocational institute located in the State of Florida either on a full or part-time basis. Graduate students are not eligible to apply.
  • Agree not to use tobacco products, illegal drugs or abuse alcohol for the duration of this award.
  • Agree not to become a member of a social sorority of fraternity for the duration of this award. Membership of an honorary, academic, or professional sorority or fraternity is allowed.
  • If the employer has a tuition reimbursement program, you may not be eligible for this award.

Applicant must also be at least ONE of the following:

  • A current full-time employee of a governmental entity in Broward County.
  • A retired employee or past employee who was employed full-time by a governmental entity in Broward County continuously for at least five years.
  • A past employee who was disabled as a result of a performance of his/her functions of employment while employed full-time for at least five years at a governmental entity in Broward County.
  • A spouse or former spouse (for at least five years), or child of an employee who currently is employed full-time at a governmental entity in Broward County or an employee who meets one of the requirements above or who was killed in the line of duty while employed full-time for at least five years at a governmental entity in Broward County. 

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