2019 Richard O. Jacobson Postsecondary Scholarship Program

In 2019, Clearwater For Youth (CFY) is proud to be awarding both $10,000 and $5,000 college, university, trade or vocation school scholarships to be presented as part of our annual Celebrity Banquet this February. A $5,000 scholarship is currently given over a two year period ($2,500 per year) and a $10,000 scholarship is allocated over a 4 year period ($2,500 per year). In 2018, CFY granted twelve $5,000 and two $10,000 scholarships totaling $80,000 in aid.

Please follow the links below to access this year’s forms:

2019 Scholarship Letter and Guidelines

2019 Application

2019 Need-based Form

Completed documents must be emailed to by January 18, 2019 to be considered and recipients will be notified shortly thereafter.

Please contact CFY Executive Director, Kasey Smith at or 727.793.2696 with any questions. We look forward to receiving your submission!

2018 College Scholarship Recipients

Jonathan Godinez-Rodriguez, Countryside High School – Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office $10,000 Scholarship presented by Clearwater Chief of Police, Daniel Slaughter

Kade Burley, Calvary Christian High School – Angelo Dundee Memorial $5,000 Scholarship presented by Jim Dundee

Alyson Chlopek, Countryside High School – Clara Borum Memorial Scholarship presented by Dawn Daugherty

Caleb Elliott, Clearwater High School – Simpson Air – Operation Graduate $5,000 Scholarship presented by Garry Simpson

Lucas Gelep, Palm Harbor University High School – Drs. Kiran & Pallavi Patel Family Foundation $5,000 Scholarship

Hannah Jenkins, Clearwater High School – Clearwater Solid Waste/Recycling $5,000 Scholarship presented by Earl Gloster

Ashlee Klinefelter, Clearwater High School – Michele Smith Gold Medal $5,000 Scholarship presented by Michele Smith and accepted by her father and sister on her behalf

Alex Kurleman, Calvery Christian High School – Don Zimmer Memorial $5,000 Scholarship presented by Soot Zimmer

November Morton, Countryside High School – Baystar Restaurant Group $5,000 Scholarship presented by Frank Chivas

Annie Muller, Clearwater High School – Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office $5,000 Scholarship presented by Clearwater Chief of Police, Daniel Slaughter

Devin Ortega, Clearwater High School – Clearwater Gas System $5,000 Scholarship presented by Chuck Warrington

Garrett Toenjes, Palm Harbor University High School – Dealers Auto Xchange $5,000 Scholarship presented by Gary Connors and Alan Willard.

Katherine Williamson, Calvary Christian High School – Art Capogna Memorial $5,000 Scholarship presented by Al Capogna, Stefani DeMaio, and Mike Capogna.

Clearwater For Youth, through your support continues to insure “ no child is turned away” due to financial concerns.