Since 1962, Nina Haven Scholarships have allowed Martin County students who may not have had the opportunity to go to college the chance to participate in this life-altering event.
Each year, students selected based on their financial need and a proven record of academic excellence, maturity, grit, leadership and service are presented with their awards at a reception at the Kane Center in Stuart (2020 and 2021 were exceptions, due to COVID-19 constraints).
On May 22, this year’s Circle of Scholars added several new features.
In addition to honoring the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Nina Haven Scholarship recipients, the 12 Copper Key Promise Scholarship Kids were recognized. These youngsters are identified as potential Nina Haven recipients while they are still in middle school and nurtured by a consortium consisting of Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County, Community Foundation of Martin-St. Lucie, House of Hope and Nina Haven Scholarship Foundation.
The highlight of the day’s events was a tribute to Judy Weber, who more than anyone is the face of the nonprofit. Judy spent 26 years as Executive Director and/or board president at Nina Haven Scholarships and is still an active board member. A video tribute was created that highlighted her many contributions and years of commitment.
To learn more about Nina Haven Scholarships, visit www.ninahaven.org.