Jerms McGraw Scholarship

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Known by his nickname “Jerms,” Lt. McGraw was a student in the Catherine T. MacArthur School at PBA, while serving as a Marine reservist, part of the 4th ANGLICO unit in West Palm Beach. Lt. McGraw died on Sept. 10, 2009, during a training exercise in Central Florida while serving his country at age 22. Just prior to his death, Lt. McGraw earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from PBA. He was due to walk at the December commencement services. Instead, his mother, Juanita, received his PBA diploma posthumously to a standing ovation.


  • Show a need for a “second chance” as expressed by responding to the essay question below.
  • Demonstrate financial need (Note:  a FAFSA application must be completed online at prior to application deadline)
  • Be pursuing a degree in the Catherine T. MacArthur School.