One of the goals of the Mark Garwood Foundation is to provide scholarships to qualified individuals who are actively pursing a path to recovery from substance use disorder. The vast majority of young men and women have had their educational goals derailed or disrupted as a result of their disease. Many have lost the support, financial and emotional, of family and friends. Many have had brushes with the law. As a result, employment opportunities can be limited. The combination of new- found sobriety, damaged relationships and limited career opportunities can be daunting, leaving many in recovery to wonder what their futures might hold.
The Mark Garwood Foundation firmly believes that education is ultimately the bridge to long-term recovery. Most young people battling back from substance abuse are working minimum wage jobs that don't allow them to save enough money to continue or begin their educations. These young people want a future and a career, but often see
no way to get the education they need to achieve their goals.
The Mark Garwood Foundation seeks to bridge that gap by offering up to $5000 in educational grants to qualified individuals who are in recovery and seeking to initiate or resume their educations while attending school in the South Florida area.
To date, the Foundation has awarded over $350,000 in scholarships and aid
to 58 adults in recovery in South Florida and now in Jacksonville.
South Florida Application Forms
Applications for 2023 Phoenix Scholarships in the South Florida area will be accepted July 15-September 15.
All South Florida application packets must be postmarked by September 15, 2023.
Please complete, sign and mail all forms, including the essay.
If you are not currently enrolled in school, please complete as much as possible of the FERPA and Release Forms.
Scholarships will be awarded November 3, 2023 at SHOOT FOR THE MOON.