The Zoe Loren ‘Make a Difference’ Foundation has chosen the recipients of the 2019 college tuition scholarships. Out of over 40 applicants, these students stood out due to their dedication to community and academic success. Each student will receive a $4,000.00 scholarship for college.
The Foundation was established by the Loren family in honor and memory of Zoe Loren. The scholarship recognizes students who share Zoe’s commitment to giving back to her community. Since 2011, the foundation has awarded over $150,000 in educational scholarships and grants.
In addition to the college tuition scholarships, the foundation also awards multi-year renewable scholarships of $3,000 each to two outstanding Meyer Academy students per year. The students are 4th grader, Ethan Geraghty and 2nd grader, Nolan Schwartz.
Katleen is a graduate of Palm Beach Gardens HS and was president of the Science National Honor Society. During high school, Katleen did an environmental fellowship at Florida Atlantic University. Her project focus was to create a food connection between local restaurants and homeless shelters. Katleen will attend the University of Florida and hopes to one day pursue a medical degree in psychiatry. She would like to increase access to mental health services in minority communities, and decrease the stigma associated with seeking these services.
Sierra is a graduate of the International Baccalaureate Diploma program at Atlantic Community HS. Sierra has worked part-time and has participated in a wide variety of service activities with organizations such as Painted Hearts, Education Rocks and Sandoway Discovery Center. As a docent at Sandoway, Sierra taught visitors about Florida animals and conservation. Sierra will attend Skidmore College and plans to major in Biology. Her favorite subjects are Biology and Photography. Sierra hopes to be a photojournalist and raise awareness of issues such as climate change via her background in science and art.