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Richard O. Jacobson Postsecondary Scholarship Program
Richard O. Jacobson Foundation


Since 2013, CFY has facilitated over $900,000 in scholarships through the Richard O. Jacobson (ROJ) Postsecondary Scholarship Program, named for Mr. Jacobson who was instrumental in the growth of CFY and unwavering in his support of area youth. Through this program, CFY matches community sponsors to aspiring Pinellas County High School seniors seeking to further their education through local and national colleges, universities, trade, and vocational schools. The annual application period is from November 15 – January 23 of each year.

Building on CFY’s mission of elevating youth through access to impactful programming, the ROJ Postsecondary Scholarship Program extends our impact to many of the same young people who started their development in CFY sponsored programs, now on to their next great life chapter. 

For more information, please visit Program FAQ’s or contact

Scholarships Available

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Trade / Vocational
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College / University
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College / Vocational

2023 Scholarship applications are Open

Breakfast at the Ballpark by CFY Pinellas

Each spring, Richard O. Jacobson Postsecondary Scholarship recipients and their sponsors are invited for a meet and greet and award ceremony at the home of Phillies Spring Training and the Clearwater Threshers, BayCare Ballpark. This event offers an opportunity to deepen student/sponsor relationships, discuss plans for the future, and connect community changemakers to the next generation of leaders.

Special thank you to our hosts and sponsors for this unique opportunity to elevate the impact of this legacy program.

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Postsecondary Scholarship Recipients

Our Scholarship Application Timeline
November – January
Applications Open
Scholarship Committee meets for selection
Applicants notified of decisions
Breakfast at the Ballpark award ceremony
Funds distributed for fall semester
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CFY Scholarship Committee

Dawn Daugherty, Chair   /   Brandy Halladay, Co-Chair

Bill Fisher

William Hancock

Hoyt Hamilton

Daniel Slaughter

Chuck Warrington

Michele Smith


Anna Gilman, Sandra Hancock

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