Scholar Support Services
It is our belief that what we provide to our scholars in the form of programs and services can be just as valuable as the financial commitment we make to them. As a result, The George Snow Scholarship Fund has created and implemented a series of Scholar Support Services designed to enhance and maximize each scholar’s college experience. We provide a support system that many of our scholars are lacking at home.
These programs include:
Computers and College Supply Stipends - When our Scholars receive their award notifications, in addition to the financial commitment, they have the option of choosing either a laptop computer or a cash college supply stipend. Computers are new, state-of-the-art machines that are designed to last the scholar their entire college career.
Emergency Fund -The objective of The George Snow Scholarship Emergency Fund is to provide a resource for our scholars, whereby they can apply for additional financial assistance which will help them manage unexpected hardships and challenges such as sudden medical or travel expenses.
Monday Morning Motivational Message - We have learned from our scholars that one of the most difficult things for them is being away from home and away from the people that will guide them and give them encouragement. With this in mind, each Monday morning our scholars are sent a message, comprised of motivational quotes and stories, that will set the tone for the busy week ahead giving them incentive and reminding them that there is someone back home cheering for them.
College Supply Program - Each scholar receives a gift bag containing valuable products they can use during their college career. These are quality products which are either donated to or purchased by The George Snow Scholarship Fund.
College Physicals – Through a partnership with the Boca Raton Community Hospital, your Scholar has the opportunity to have their college physicals performed by a hospital physician. In addition they may receive any needed vaccinations or inoculations such as meningitis and tetanus.
College Care Package - Each scholar receives a cookie tin filled with delicious baked goods, various snacks and gift cards, along with a personal, hand-written note of encouragement just prior to final exams in early December. A way of letting our scholars know that they are thought of and supported by the people back home.
High School to College: Tools for a Successful Transition – This innovative program educates your scholarship recipients on the many challenges and changes in lifestyle and environment they will experience entering their first year of college.The concept behind the program is that once they get through four years of college they will know how the system works, unfortunately by that time, it is too late to use this knowledge to their own benefit. We want to communicate that knowledge to your scholarship recipients entering their first semester of school and let them enter college with the benefit of having learned the easy way what others had to learn the hard way.
Senior Portraits: During our interview process, we ask our scholars to bring in their senior pictures. We noticed that 2/3 of our scholars did not have a senior picture. We learned that it is very expensive to purchase these packages that can run up to $300. To address this need, we created a studio in our office. When the students interview, we take a professional photo of them. They get to keep a professional copy and have access to a digital copy as well.
College Makeovers — Thanks to the generous donation of services from Bay Back Hair in Boca Raton, Scholars have the opportunity to get haircuts, hair coloring, pedicures and manicures during the summer prior to their first semester in college.
Graduate School Scholarships — In our continuing efforts to better serve our scholarship recipients we have created a graduate school scholarship so that Snow Scholars can pursue advanced degrees.
The George Snow Scholarship Fund is constantly refining and adding to the Scholar Support Services available to our scholars. In short, no other organization is providing this kind of support services to our scholarship recipients.
For more information please contact :
The George Snow Scholarship Fund
201 Plaza Real, Suite 260
Boca Raton, FL 33432