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Commitment to Community

Investing in the future of our community through scholarship opportunities for those committed to making a difference.

The Luc J. Vernet H.O.P.E. scholarship was established to honor his legacy by recognizing high school seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments. To honor those who are Leaders, Achievers, Dreamers & Believers. The award is funded by The Team of H.O.P.E., which is a one-time, scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses.


This scholarship will help give local students a chance to better their lives with higher education. After graduating from North Miami Senior High, Luc Vernet continued to stay passionate about both academics and leadership in the community. It led him to serve as Vice President at the Team of H.O.P.E., where he over-seeded day to day operations and community planning. One of Luc’s favorite events was the annual Tools 4 School Supply Drive and Backpack Give-Away. For 7 years Luc has supported the collection and distribution of over 5,000 fully loaded school backpacks. 


“Luc’s dedication to friends, family, and his beloved community was limitless.  We, his friends and family, have created this scholarship as a lasting tribute to Luc’s generosity of spirit and commitment to the people and place he so proudly called “Home”.  Through his service both professionally and as a community volunteer Luc touched the lives of countless people; it is our hope that this fund shall continue Luc’s lasting impact for generations to come.”  -  Enrique Rodriguez, friend, and Executive Director at Team of H.O.P.E.

The purpose of this scholarship is to support students who are dedicated to making a positive impact in their communities, and to encourage others to follow in their footsteps. By recognizing and supporting these students, the scholarship provider hopes to inspire more people to get involved in community service and make a difference in the world.

We are in this together! You can support our rising future scholars and leaders by making a donation directly to this fund, to help grow its impact and ability to provide educational resources for students in our community — forever!


You may do so directly through The Team of H.O.P.E. Online donations can be accepted at the Foundation’s website,, or checks can be mailed to:


Luc J Vernet HOPE Scholarship

P.O.Box 814523

Hollywood FL 33081 






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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
-Nelson Mandela

Who can apply?


To be eligible for this award, the applicant must:


  • Specify how you demonstrate at school, the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;

  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0-grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);

  • Have completed at least 100 hours of community service;

  • Be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and

  • Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.


Semifinalists will be required to provide a recommendation from a community leader, such as a high school teacher, elected official or director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance



How do you apply?


Must complete the application attached with a 500 min/1,000 max-word essay ( no more than 3,000) Please discuss your commitment to service to others. Please share examples of specific actions you have taken that have improved the lives of others or have changed the world around you for the better.


(At the top of your essay, write your full name, phone number, email address and the name of the school you will be attending). 




  •    $1,000 Scholarship


Start Date: Jan 9, 2023

Deadline April 14, 2023


Winners will be notified within one month of the application deadline. 




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