Scholarship Programs

The Morris and Rhoda Wernick Community Scholarship

student graduating One of the primary programs of Pass It On is to provide assistance to deserving students from Broward County to pursue their dreams of attending the University of Florida. The intent is to enrich the college experience and ease the financial burden for a student who might otherwise need to work many hours to make ends meet. This scholarship is an investment in future leaders who are committed to overcoming obstacles, to achieving academic success, and to serving their community with thoughtfulness and care.

student raising hand The Morris and Rhoda Wernick Community Scholarship is open to high school graduates in Broward County who have been accepted to and are committed to attending the University of Florida. This is a renewable scholarship for a matriculating undergraduate student who has gone above and beyond to assist others in the community, and excelled in school despite limited financial means.

Scholarship Criteria:
  • Broward County High School graduate within the past five years
  • Financial need
  • Record of Service to the Community
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 (unweighted)
  • Minimum SAT of 1100
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 24

Requirements of the Scholarship Recipient:

To remain in good standing during the Scholarship award period, the Recipient is required to be enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Florida, maintaining a 3.0 overall GPA. Other Scholarship requirements include maintaining regular contact with the Scholarship Committee of Pass It On, participating in volunteer activities, and attending Pass It On events.

A completed Scholarship Application Form along with the Scholarship Application Checklist should be submitted to:

Pass It On
9204 NW 2nd Street
Coral Springs, FL 33071

For further information please contact

Pass It On Announces a New Recipient of the
Morris and Rhoda Wernick Community Scholarship

We are proud to announce that Dana Molk is the recipient of the
2015 Morris and Rhoda Wernick Community Scholarship.

Dana MolkDana graduated at the top of her class from Coral Glades High School where she completed twenty-four advanced placement classes and was a leader in several student organizations, including National Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society. Dana is an accomplished musician who mentored other younger musicians in her school band. Throughout her high school career, Dana received numerous recognitions and awards. She was an active staff writer and editor of her school’s newspaper, The Prowl, which recently won best overall paper at the Sun Sentinel High School Journalism Awards. In addition, this year Dana won First Place Sports Columnist and Second Place Opinion/Editorial Section Editor. She also volunteered her time helping a local elementary school start their own student newspaper.

Dana MolkDana has performed over 360 hours of community service and has been a top fundraiser in community efforts ranging from her local temple to the South Florida Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. In Miami’s most recent Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation walk-a-thon, Dana was the third largest individual fundraiser.

In addition to the above, over the past two years Dana has worked part-time in a learning center as a math tutor. Those who know Dana characterize her as talented, intelligent, hard-working, and generous with a passion for learning.

Dana looks forward to beginning her studies at the University of Florida in the fall, exploring a career in journalism. We are excited to watch this young leader succeed, and we wish her tremendous success!

Congratulations to Katerina Nickel,
2014 Morris and Rhoda Wernick Community Scholarship Recipient

Scholarship Recipient We are proud to award the 2014 Morris and Rhoda Wernick Community Scholarship to Katerina Nickel. Katerina was the Valedictorian of her graduating class at South Broward High School. Along with her rigorous academic schedule, she was an active member of several clubs and served as President of the Science National Honor Society and Vice President of the English Honor Society. Katerina led monthly beach cleanups at Dania Beach, and headed up the math and science tutoring programs at her school.

In her community Katerina volunteered her time at the Greater Hollywood YMCA Family Center as well as Memorial Regional Hospital. She was also selected to participate in the Weber Summer Scholar Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida.

Katerina is not only a committed and dedicated student with a passionate desire to learn, but she is also genuinely kind, considerate and quick to offer help to those in need. Katerina describes herself as someone with "a big spirit." We congratulate Katerina on her many achievements and look forward to watching this big spirited young leader continue her success this fall at the University of Florida.

Congratulations to Hadar Arazi,
Recipient of the 2012 Morris and Rhoda Wernick Scholarship

Scholarship Recipient Hadar Arazi graduated at the top of her class from Western High School where she took fifteen advanced placement classes and served as the captain of the swim team. In addition to earning various academic awards and distinctions at Western, Hadar also found time to perform a whopping 1,026 hours of community service! In particular, Hadar spent much of her high school career donating her time at the Chabad of Weston, where she worked as the cook and event coordinator, and the YMCA swim club, where she was the assistant swim coach.

Hadar looks forward to exploring a career in foreign service, and her long-term goal is to serve our country as an ambassador. We are excited to watch this young leader succeed, and we wish her tremendous success when she enrolls at the University of Florida this fall.

Congratulations to Trevor Strickland-Daycock and Nathalia Alzate,
2011 Morris and Rhoda Wernick Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship RecipientTrevor Strickland-Daycock graduated 3rd in his class from Hollywood Hills High School. He is a confident and highly motivated individual who is dedicated to helping others. In addition to his academic excellence, he believes “Volunteerism is an investment in one’s character” and has demonstrated this through his involvement with organizations such as Make-a-Wish Foundation and the SHAPE Club (Students Helping Achieve Philanthropic Excellence).

Scholorship RecipientNathalia Alzate was Valedictorian of her graduating class at McArthur High School. Not only is she an enthusiastic and dedicated student, but she is an exceptionally kind and well-rounded individual who says she always strives to be a "person of character.” She has proven this through her involvement with the Broward Outreach Center, volunteering as a mentor and youth soccer coach, co-founding her high school’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and many other selfless acts.

Pass It On is proud to award Trevor and Nathalia with the Morris and Rhoda Wernick Community Scholarship and are confident that they will both continue their success at the University of Florida this fall!

For more information about Trevor and Nathalia, please see the June Pass It On E-Newsletter.

Congratulations to Camila Escobar,
Recipient of the Inaugural Morris and Rhoda Wernick Scholarship

Scholarship RecipientOut of a field of 35 highly qualified applicants, Camila Escobar was selected for her true dedication to the community. She is the first recipient of the Morris and Rhoda Wernick Scholarship – a renewable scholarship to a deserving University of Florida student. Camila is studying Full Time at the University of Florida and continuing to volunteer as an active and involved member of the community. We are proud of Camila’s accomplishments and her efforts to Pass It On to others.