The region’s best and brightest students will visit campus Wednesday for interviews for the Pathfinder Scholarship Awards.
The Palm Beach Post presents $171,000 in Pathfinder scholarships to high school seniors every spring. Students who attend public and private schools in Palm Beach and Martin County are eligible to receive the awards in 18 academics, vocational and athletic categories.
Judges from the Post and Palm Beach Atlantic University will interview 550 students to determine the winners of 54 scholarships. Interviews will take place in the Warren Library, the Greene Complex for Sports and Recreation, the Rubin Arena within the Greene Complex and Vera Lea Rinker Hall, which is home to the School of Music and Fine Arts.
PBA has hosted Pathfinder interviews for 26 years, at the initiation of the Post’s Janie Fogt ’86. Six PBA faculty or staff will serve as judges in the categories of drama, foreign language, mathematics, music, science and sports. They are: Kyle Schnack ’10, assistant professor of theatre; Dr. Mirela Garren, assistant professor of French and humanities; Jim Swick, assistant professor of mathematics; Dr. Tim Thompson, professor of music; Dr. Cidya Grant, assistant professor of chemistry and Michael Brown, senior associate athletic director for external operations.
Pathfinder nominees are chosen by their schools in the fall. They submit their applications to the Post in mid-January and participate in interviews in March. Nominees and their families are invited to celebrate their accomplishments at a ceremony at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in May.