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The Howard Cox and Donald E. Crooks Memorial Scholarship is an outreach Program under the patronage of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in West Palm Beach, Florida. It was established in 2015. Its mission is to encourage the pursuit of academic excellence, to recognize and honor annually, one qualified college bound senior from St Christopher’s and one qualified college bound senior from a school within the local community. 

The Program is funded solely by donations whose generosity are greatly appreciated.  Since inception over $17,000 has been awarded to deserving students. 


We are very grateful for the opportunity to play a small role in empowering youth to focus on their education and desire to succeed.  Children are our future. A solid educational foundation promotes personal growth, civic responsibility and economic enrichment. 

The Scholarship Committee from St Christopher’s Episcopal Church wishes to congratulate the 2023 Howard Cox and Donald E. Crooks Memorial Scholarship recipients.

This year, both recipients are impressive graduates from John I. Leonard High School.  Each will receive an award of $4,000, disbursed in $1,000 increments over the next four years.


                                       Ms. Britney Marcellus will attend Florida International University where she                                         plans to pursue a law degree in order to achieve her career goal of                                                     becoming an attorney.  Britney graduated with a 3.7 GPA. She has                                                       received many National Honor Society accolades as well as recognition as                                         a superior basketball and Flag football team member.


Mr. Schneider Viljean will attend Florida Atlantic University where he will pursue

 an Accounting/Business degree with laser focus on becoming an entrepreneur. 

     He graduated with a 4.0 GPA.  Apart from his intellectual prowess, Schneider

        received many accolades as an outstanding athlete especially in basketball

                                                              where he was recognized as a team leader.

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