THE WAKULLA ACADEMIC BOOSTERS SUPPORTS OUR STUDENTS
The Wakulla Academic Boosters invites students in their Senior year at any Wakulla County school, or in a Wakulla County homeschool/alternative education setting, to apply for our scholarships!
Wakulla Academic Boosters stewards 42 different local scholarships, ranging from $600 to $15,000. There are three diferent types of scholarships, including Endowment, Memorial and Head Start, and by filling out just one general application form you could be eligible for one or more!
DONATE IN HONOR OF COACH TOM GRAHAM
The Wakulla Academic Boosters has established a scholarship in honor of Coach Tom Graham, who taught and coached for 32 years, mostly at Carrabelle and Wakulla High Schools. Your donations will benefit students in Wakulla County. The family thanks you for your donations and support!
DONATE IN HONOR OF DONNA LOUISE MEANS KENDRICK, 1950-2022
The Wakulla Academic Boosters has established a scholarship in honor of Donna Kendrick. Donna dedicated her life to teaching Kindergarten at Shadeville Elementary School for 44 years. She would say, “Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” and “Play is serious business.” Donations will help positively impact students in our local community. The family would like to thank you for your donations and support!
DONATE IN HONOR OF JOHN MICHAEL "MIKE" CARTER, 1942-2022
The Wakulla Academic Boosters is accepting scholarship donations on behalf of the Carter family. Mike was an enthusiastic supporter of the Academic Boosters and devoted many years to carrying out our mission. He, along with many others, was convinced that education is the best investment we can make in the future of our community, our state, and our country. Your donation to this fund will positively impact students in our local community.
The Focus of Our Efforts
Wakulla Academic Boosters stewards 42 different scholarships ranging from $600-$15,000. Initial endowments were made by local individuals and businesses who wanted to encourage students to continue their education and give back to their local community. The majority of these scholarships are restricted to Tallahassee Community College due to our funding covenants, however a limited number are available for other colleges. The Wakulla Academic Boosters Team works year round to increase scholarship offerings and funding.
We are honored to present the following memorial scholarships through the Wakulla Academic Boosters.
Guy H. Hudson Scholarship
Grady F. McKenzie Scholarship
Frank Snyder Memorial Scholarship
Keiser Memorial Scholarship
Gilbert Memorial Scholarship
Paul DuBay Memorial Scholarship
Alexander/Pearce Memorial Scholarship
A.L. Porter Memorial Scholarship
W. C. Dodson Scholarship
Koelliker Memorial Scholarship
Roger Stokley Memorial Scholarship
Don White Memorial Scholarship
Henry Vause Vocational Scholarships
G. F. McKenzie Vocational Scholarship
C. L. Townsend Vocational Scholarship
Bonner Vocational Scholarship
Brann Vocational Scholarship
With the support of local community groups and businesses, our scholarship offerings go beyond to offer more each year.
McKenzie Star Scholarship
Wakulla Men’s Association Scholarship
Wildwood Men’s Golf Scholarship
Distler Golf Scholarship
Anita Townsend Nursing Scholarship
Wakulla Cattlemen Scholarship
Wakulla County Elected Officials Scholarship
Veasman Star Scholarship
Optimist Club Star Scholarship
Optimist Club Annual Scholarship
Wakulla Men’s Association Annual Scholarship
Elsie Schulte Annual Scholarship
Pee Wee Vause Annual Scholarship
Wakulla County Realtors Association Scholarships
HEAD START SCHOLARSHIPS
Head Start scholarships are specifically for good students who may not be thinking that higher education is possible for them. Head Start scholars are chosen in 8th grade as an extra incentive to encourage these students to continue to focus on academics throughout high school. If these students maintain their grade point average and continue through High School with no disciplinary action, the scholarship is awarded.
Robert G Carter Scholarship
B.K. Roberts Scholarship
Mary Roberts Scholarship
Harry Morrison Scholarship
Wakulla Coastal Optimist Club Scholarship
Pat Nobles Scholarship
St.Marks Powder Scholarship
Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
Wakulla Men's Club Scholarship
W.C. Dodson Scholarship
Students graduating from high school in Wakulla County, are invited to apply during their Senior year of high school. The WAB begins to review applications in the Spring, and will notify the scholarship recipients by the end of the school year. To apply simply fill out our general application and you could be eligible for one or more of the scholarships listed above!
TOGETHER, WE CAN HELP OUR STUDENTS
The WAB is committed to supporting Wakulla County students
Want to create a scholarship? Scholarships in any amount are a wonderful way to show that your business or organization supports student success. Scholarships can also be named in honor of an individual, as a memorial or tribute. The Wakulla Academic Boosters can help you create this legacy!
The WAB is the local leader in college and technical school scholarships for graduating high school seniors in Wakulla County. We are a homegrown, non-profit, philanthropic, volunteer organization dedicated to student success. We work to help dozens of students each year receive the financial support they need to complete their higher education goals.
ABOUT THE BOOSTERS
Wakulla Academic Boosters was founded by Walter C. Dodson Jr. and Judge Mike Carter in February of 1979 to promote academic excellence, recognize good scholarship and reward deserving students with scholarship assistance.
Today the Academic Boosters acts like a typical boosters organization for a sport-- except all Wakulla County students are on our team! We serve as stewards for the scholarships that have been endowed, and sponsor events that promote academic excellence.