The Anquan Boldin Foundation (Q81 Foundation) announced today three scholarships of $10,000 to be awarded to high school graduates of Palm Beach County over a four year period. The valedictorian of both Pahokee High School and Glades Central High School will receive the Anquan Boldin Foundation Scholarship. The Q81 Foundation has also asked for the guidance of the Community Foundation of Palm Beach County to determine the recipient of the third award, providing to a high school graduate who demonstrates the scholarship need, has academic excellence, and is a leader in the community.
Each of the three scholarship recipients will be entering college in the fall academic semester and their scholarship monies will be made available to their chosen colleges. The scholarships will be made available to the students each academic year for needs outside of tuition such as food, housing and books, for the total amount of $10,000.
Anquan Boldin will present the Anquan Boldin Foundation Scholarship at both graduation ceremonies, on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:00pm at Pahokee High gymnasium and on Thursday, May 22 at 7:00pm at Glades Central High gymnasium.
The Anquan Boldin Foundation is celebrating 10 years of community service of expanding the educational and life opportunities of underprivileged youth. Anquan Boldin is entering his 12th year as a professional athlete of the National Football League. Born and raised in Pahokee, Florida, Boldin passionately supports the Glades community in a number of activities throughout the calendar year.
“We have been blessed with the opportunity to award these scholarships through acquiring the Byron “Whizzer” White Award from the NFL Players Association,” says Boldin. “The needs for supporting higher education are so very great. It is our goal to help fulfill the need by distributing these annual gifts to deserving high school graduates.”
About The Anquan Boldin Foundation
The Anquan Boldin Foundation, aka Q81 Foundation, established in 2004, is dedicated to expanding the educational and life opportunities of underprivileged children. As evidenced by the charitable activities in Arizona, Baltimore, San Francisco and Boldin’s home state of Florida, the Q81 Foundation has a ten-year history of helping Educational After-School programs, All-Star Football Camps and Tournaments, College Academic Scholarship Program, Nutritional Education, Food Distribution, and Back- 2- School Supplies. The Q81 Foundation, partnered with Florida Crystals, conducts an eight-week Q81 Summer Enrichment Program with a success rate increase of student GPA at 76%, enabling students to pass to the next grade level, graduate and/or be eligible for athletics. The Foundation conducts annual Thanksgiving and Holiday Shopping Sprees and offers VIP Sporting Excursions to underprivileged children locally and nationally. Anquan Boldin is a Global Human Rights Advocate and Spokesman for Oxfam America, testifying before Congress in 2013 on behalf of the citizens of Senegal, Africa.
An award of $100,000 was awarded this past March to the Anquan Boldin Foundation for Boldin winning the prestigious Byron “Whizzer” White Award, the highest honor given to a player by the NFLPA. This award honors the player who serves his team, community and country in the spirit of Byron Raymond “Whizzer” White. The late Supreme Court Justice was a scholar, athlete, patriot, humanitarian and public servant – the personification of the ideal to which professional football players aspire. For more information about the Q81 Foundation please visit www.Q81.org.