Sunburst Foundation, Inc. was established in 1984 as a Florida not-for-profit corporation for the purpose of making scholarships available to qualified minority students wishing to study the physical sciences at the college level. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded hundreds of college scholarships. The majority of students awarded Sunburst scholarships as college freshmen successfully maintained the Foundation’s academic standards and subsequently received continued assistance during their remaining years of study.
Sunburst Foundation scholarship recipients have attended various colleges and universities across the United States. Nearly two-thirds of all recipients, however, have elected to attend Florida institutions. Recipients have gone on to become physicians, veterinarians, biological researchers, nurses, engineers and architects.
Sunburst Foundation, Inc. is a Florida non-profit corporation and is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.