Scholastic Achievement Foundation of Palm Beach County

Annual Dinner

41st Annual Scholastic Achievement Foundation Dinner
April 16, 2019, The Breakers Hotel
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dinner

Join us as we celebrate 41 years of honoring the best of the best academic students in Palm Beach County.

The Scholastic Achievement Foundation dinner tradition has now continued for forty years. Each year our goal is to honor, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement by the best scholars of graduating classes of the public, private and parochial secondary schools in Palm Beach County.

The organization wishes to encourage our graduates to prepare themselves with the highest quality of education. Well-educated and highly motivated young people will enhance the quality of life for each of us.

We want to make the upcoming event extra special for the 40th Anniversary and with your help we can do that. Please consider becoming a sponsor of the event or a scholarship sponsor. Click here to go to our Donations Page to see how you can contribute for this very special evening.

Scholastic Achievement Foundation of Palm Beach County

In 1977, Clifford E. Ripley, then Palm Beach County Schools’ Assistant Superintendent, called together several key administrators from public, private and parochial schools, and proposed the idea of a dinner to recognize outstanding scholastic achievement in high school seniors throughout the county. The Scholastic Achievement Foundation was born!

The recognition took the form of an elegant dinner held in the Venetian Ballroom of the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, meant to give each student a memory to last a lifetime. In 2017, 186 students attended and were honored. In 2018, we were also honored to have Tiffany Kenney, News Anchor, Channel 25 News as our Mistress of Ceremonies.

The Foundation began presenting sponsored scholarships, in the amount of $1000 to selected students who attended the dinner. In addition, in 2018 we presented a four-year, full tuition scholarship to a student to each of the following universities: Lynn University, Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Palm Beach State College.

In 2019 we will be including a full tuition scholarship to FAMU.

For over 41 years the achievements of more than 4400 students have been recognized at our dinners with over 360 of these students receiving scholarships. Our continuing mission is to honor these outstanding scholars. We need your help to support these students as they attend the finest colleges and universities in the country, pursuing careers as leaders in fields as diverse and exciting as biomedical engineering and instrumental performance.


  • 2019 APR

    41st Annual Dinner

    2019 Scholastic Achievement Foundation Dinner, The Breakers Hotel, April 16, 2019

    5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

2019 Distinguished
Alumni Award