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Palm Bay Event Benefits EFSC Scholarships

 

Mayor's Ball

EFSC Foundation representatives and scholarship recipients attended the Palm Bay Mayors’ Ball on October 20, 2012. Front Row (left to right): EFSC Palm Bay Campus Provost Dr. Ethel Newman, Omayra Caban, Julia Vashchenko, Palm Bay Mayor John J. Mazziotti, Kelly Toles, Megen Nelson and Calixto Trepovicht. Back Row (left to right): Jeffrey “Scott” Hagans, EFSC Foundation Scholarship Manager Angela McCullough and EFSC Foundation Executive Director Michele Murrell.

November 13, 2012 - For the third consecutive year the City of Palm Bay Mayors' Ball has provided funds to support student scholarships at Eastern Florida State College.

Over the past two years, the Eastern Florida State College Foundation received over $18,000 in funding from the Mayors’ Ball, which has allowed the Foundation to provide scholarships to 23 students.

With this year’s donation of more than $6,000, an additional 12 students will benefit this school year.

This generous support not only helps the College's students, but it also helps support the EFSC Foundation's goal to ensure that everyone in Brevard County can afford a higher education.

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Michele Murrell accepts this year's donation from Palm Bay Mayor John J. Mazziotti.

The scholarships are awarded to EFSC students who have a minimum 2.5 grade point average, a financial need and who have graduated from a Palm Bay High School (Bayside High, Palm Bay High or Heritage High) or who have graduated from a Brevard County high school but currently reside in Palm Bay.

A third of the scholarship funds raised through the Palm Bay event are directed to help EFSC nursing students.