The Zoe Loren Make a Difference Foundation is excited to announce the 2017 scholarship winners!

Scholarship Winners

Due to the high caliber of the applicants this year, we have chosen three high school students instead of two as recipients of the college tuition scholarship. We are proud to recognize the academic and personal achievements, leadership, and community involvement of these exceptional high school seniors. Each of the winners will receive $4000.00 towards college tuition.

Since the first scholarship was awarded in 2011, the Zoe Loren Foundation has provided over 20 academic scholarships totaling $99,000.

Thank you to all of our supporters for your generosity and kindness. You have made it possible for us to honor Zoe by providing these scholarships.

With our deepest appreciation,

Bruce, Evonn, Josh and Zachary Loren

High School Recipients

Bayne Shaifer, Jupiter High School

Bayne is the founder of The Bayne Academy Foundation. This foundation was originally established to help Jupiter High School students afford the $400 annual fee to join the school’s Criminal Justice Academy. Bayne performed over 500 hours of community service and raised over $100,000 for her Foundation. In addition, she was chosen by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business to receive free consulting for her non-profit. Bayne will be attending Stetson University where she will study criminal justice. Bayne hopes to be a prosecutor.

Cameron Duran, Suncoast Community High School

Cameron is a graduate of the International Baccalaureate program at Suncoast High School. Cameron enjoys community service activities and has pursued this love since joining Girl Scouts at the age of five and 4H at the age of twelve. She is currently the President of the Palm Beach County 4H Club. Cameron will attend Florida State University and will major in political science. She hopes to study family law and help families during the tough process of divorce. She is particularly interested in making a difference in the lives of the children who are affected by divorce. Cameron’s English Literature teacher describes her as “forward-looking, determined, focused, loyal and committed, and a leader who envisions and pursues positive change.”

Natalie Pawlowski, Suncoast Community High School

Natalie is a graduate of the International Baccalaureate program at Suncoast Community High School. This fall she will be attending Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and will pursue Biological Sciences with a minor in International Relations. In the future, she hopes to become an orthopedic surgeon and work for the World Health Organization. Natalie is a dedicated volunteer at the Paley Limb Lengthening Institute where she has been described as providing exceptional assistance with infectious enthusiasm. Natalie is passionate about learning languages, traveling and getting to know various cultures and people. Natalie hopes to continue the mission of the Zoe Loren ’Make a Difference’ Foundation by spreading kindness and empathy for others.

Meyer Academy Recipients

The Meyer Academy recipients of the Zoe Loren Scholarship will each receive $3,000 per year until they graduate.

Nolan Schwartz - Nolan Schwartz will be attending kindergarten at Meyer Academy in August. He is a sweet, energetic and creative 5 year old with a big heart. He enjoys tinkering, inventing, crafting, and playing with his twin brother.

Ethan Geraghty - is a previous scholarship winner and will be receiving the scholarship again. Ethan is entering the 2nd grade and continues to excel at Meyer Academy