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The Police Foundation last week named the two individuals who were selected by the Scholarship Committee to receive this year's Annual Scholarship grant.

The scholarship review committee took into consideration the applicant's record of scholastic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and their record of community service. Applicants were also required to submit an essay on the dangers of texting while driving along with recommendations from teachers, coaches or other adults.

The 2016 Scholarship recipients are:

Alexis N. Simm, a graduate of William T. Dwyer High School who will be attending the University of Florida in Gainesville to pursue a degree in Nursing

Heather E. Shannon, a graduate of Western High School who will be attending the University of Miami in Coral Gables to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Commenting on the selection process, Stephanie Mitrione of FPL and a member of the Scholarship Committee said: "“Each year it gets even more challenging to choose our recipients. It is truly impressive how these young adults manage both their community and academic lives. So many of today’s youth promise to be great leaders in our community, and it’s the Foundation’s privilege to help support their academic goals.

In the past four years, the Police Foundation program has awarded nine hardworking and dedicated students scholarships that totaled $11,500. It accepts applications from graduating high school seniors and undergraduate college students who are residents of the City of Palm Beach Gardens or dependents of Palm Beach Gardens Police Department employees.