Over the past two decades, the YMKG Community Fund has awarded $943,000 in college scholarships to students graduating from public, private, and parochial high schools in Hillsborough County. Each year, Tampa Bay area high school principals nominate one student for every 100 in its graduating class. Nominees complete a comprehensive application, which is reviewed by a selection panel. A small group of finalists then complete face-to-face interviews before scholarship recipients are selected.
Each of the honorees excelled in academics, athletics, and leadership activities.