Grants & Scholarships

2017 College Scholarship Recipients

In 2017, Clearwater For Youth offered up to eleven $5,000 and two $10,000 college scholarships and were presented at our Celebrity Banquet on February 25th. Each scholarship is currently given over a two or four year period ($2,500 per year) for college expenses. The recipients must be local graduating high school seniors.

Makenzie Griffin, Countryside High School – Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Scholarship presented by Sheriff Bob Gualtieri

MezNari Moore, Clearwater High School – Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Scholarship presented by Sheriff Bob Gualtieri

Will Brudnicki, Calvary Christian High School – Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Scholarship presented by Sheriff Bob Gualtieri


Annaklara Doel, East Lake High School – Baystar Restaurant Group Scholarship with Chair of the CFY Scholarship Committee, Dawn Daugherty.

Seth Longland, Clearwater High School – Art Capogna Memorial Scholarship presented by The Capogna Family


Sophia McCray, Clearwater High School – Simpson Air – Operation Graduate Scholarship presented by Garry & Paige Simpson

Madison Spangler-McDonald, Calvary Christian High School – Carrie Esposito Memorial Scholarship presented by Executive Director Hank Webb

Brooke McEntire, Seminole High School – Michele Smith Gold Medal Scholarship presented by Michele Smith

Danny Neugebauer, Calvary Christian High School – Angelo Dundee Memorial Scholarship Scholarship presented by Joe Rettig


Brittini Norwood, Palm Harbor University High School – Clara Borum Memorial Scholarship presented by Dawn Daugherty


Katelyn Schneider, Calvary Christian High School – Don Zimmer Memorial Scholarship presented by Soot Zimmer


Parvin Sembu, Largo High School – Clearwater Solid Waste/General Services Scholarship presented by John Pittman


Paxton Wilson, Calvary Christian High School – Clearwater Gas System Scholarship presented by Kristi Cheatham

2017 Scholarship Application

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CFY Scholarship Application 2017



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The criteria are as follows:

This award is given to a graduating high school senior that has participated in youth and or high school sports activities as well as other extracurricular activities and has through their participation shown “the highest qualities of good sportsmanship, teamwork and moral standards.”

The recipient is recommended by the Clearwater For Youth Scholarship Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees. The recipient should have participated in youth and or high school sports, as well as other activities for a reasonable length of time and demonstrated to their peers and coaches the qualities outlined above. The award will help defray the costs of tuition, books, room and board or other college expenses.

Great weight is given in a variety of areas including financial need, academics, sports achievement, leadership and Clearwater For Youth co-sponsor group participation. The target area includes Pinellas County, more specifically in the greater Clearwater, North Pinellas area.

Scholarship candidates should email the CFY application along with one page essay “What would receiving the Clearwater For Youth Scholarship mean to you and your pursuit of higher education” to to be considered. The application includes current high school, GPA, extracurricular activities and awards (particularly, but not exclusively in athletics) and participation in youth athletics, along with anticipated universities they may plan on attending and sport(s) they may be continuing at the collegiate level.

(All applications will be reviewed and the scholarship recipient and parents will be invited to attend the CFY Celebrity Banquet, February 25, 2017 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, where the awards will be presented as part of the program. Recipients will also be invited and recognized by the Mayor and City Council at the Clearwater City Council meeting on March 2, 2017.)

Deadline for application consideration is January 15, 2017. Recipients will be notified the week of February 1st.

Clearwater For Youth, through your support continues to insure “ no child is turned away” due to financial concerns.

Grant Request Form and Grant Guidelines

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Grant Form-2017

CFY Grant Guidelines’17