About the Foundation
Sunburst Foundation, Inc. was formed in 1984 as a Florida not for profit corporation for the purpose of making college scholarships available to qualified minority students desiring to study at the college level in the area of the physical sciences. The Foundation is presently exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Since its inception, partial college scholarships have been awarded to approximately 135 students. Approximately 50% of the students who received scholarships from the Foundation as college freshman maintained the required academic standards by the Foundation and received scholarship assistance in each of their four years of study.
Scholarship receipients have attended approximately 45 different colleges and universities across the United States. However, nearly two thirds of the students receiving scholarship assistance have attended Florida institutions. Graduates who have received Sunburst Foundation scholarships have gone on to become doctors, veterinarians, biological researchers, nurses, engineers and architects.