The Garcia Perseverance Scholarship Fund

The Garcia Perseverance Scholarship is a 4-year scholarship given annually to a student who has overcome a hardship or series of hardships and difficulties in his or her life and has had to persevere in order to attend an institution of higher learning. The Scholarship was established in 2015 by Carlos F. Garcia and Debbie Garcia La Rocca. Recognizing the importance of higher education, the Garcia family established the Garcia Perseverance Scholarship Fund to help our community’s best and brightest achieve their dreams of higher education. Carlos F. Garcia is the Managing Partner of Hancock Askew & Co. in Coral Gables and serves a variety of local non-profit organizations including serving as the Immediate-Past Chairman of the Coral Gables Community Foundation Board of Directors.  Debbie is the Human Resources Manager for the Miami Foundation.

The Garcia Perseverance Scholarship is designed as a supplemental scholarship that will help recipients attending state schools in Florida fill unmet financial needs.

Due Date: April 5, 2019

Scholarship Applicant Must:

  1. Intend to study full time at a state school in Florida
  2. Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. Attend a public or private high school in Miami-Dade County
  4. Experienced and overcome a hardship in his/her life

Value of Scholarship:

The value of the 4-year Scholarship is $4,000 over the course of 4 years. The scholarship is distributed in $1,000 installments per year for 4 years.  Scholarship checks are sent directly from the Coral Gables Community Foundation to the bursar’s office of the recipient’s college or university.

Due Date: April 5, 2019

Mary Snow, Executive Director
Coral Gables Community Foundation
1825 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, PMB #447
Coral Gables, FL 33134-4418

QUESTIONS or call 305.446.9670

Garcia Perseverance Fund Scholarship Application