Pathfinders is one of the largest and most comprehensive high school scholarship programs in the state. It is also one of the most equitable and democratic, extending eligibility to all public and private high schools in Palm Beach and Martin counties.
Each year, scholarships are awarded to 54 of the best and brightest high school seniors in the two-county area. Students do not self-apply but are selected and nominated by their schools.
In a complex and rapidly changing world, a good education is the best way to ensure a life of excellence, growth, and creativity. This basic tenet applies not only to the individual but also to the community. A community-led by people with foresight and the ability to think through problems – the fruits of a good education – is one that will prosper through the best and worst of times.
The astrolabe is the symbol of the Pathfinder Scholarship. This ancient nautical device was used to help sailors navigate by the stars, just as the knowledge gained from a good education will help our nominees chart the courses for their own lives. We are confident that, in doing so, each of these talented students will provide leadership and direction for others in the future.
For these reasons, we are very proud to present the 41st annual Pathfinder High School Scholarship Awards Program for the 2023-2024 school year.