onePULSE Foundation to open applications for 49 scholarships in memory of Pulse victims

ORLANDO, Fla. — onePULSE Foundation announced that applications for its next round of scholarship recipients will open on Dec. 1.

onePULSE Foundation, the nonprofit established following the June 12, 2016, Pulse nightclub shooting, established the scholarship fund in 2019 along with the family and loved ones of those killed to represent the victims' interests, careers or aspirations.

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“As an extension of their impact on our world, the scholarships will inspire and empower students who share similar dreams, ambitions and goals,” the organization said in a news release.

During the scholarship’s first year, the organization said 49 recipients were awarded $330,000 in scholarships. Each student who is selected receives up to $10,000 for use at an accredited institution of higher learning, including career and technical schools.

The foundation said preference is given to applicants who are immediate family members of the 49 victims, as well as the survivors of the tragedy and first responders.

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People and organizations who would like to provide financial support can earmark donations for legacy scholarships through the onePULSE Foundation website.

For more information about the onePULSE Legacy Scholarship Campaign, contact onePULSE Foundation at 407-775-4611, ext. 413 or gk@onepulsefoundation.org.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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