Joseph A. Catrambone Scholarship Fund

Committed to Building a Strong, Skilled and Sustainable Workforce in Martin County

The Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie is pleased to announce the Joseph A. Catrambone Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Martin County for continuing education in the vocational trades.

Administered in partnership with The Community Foundation Martin – St. Lucie, the Fund addresses the growing need for a skilled trades workforce in Martin County.

Annual scholarship winners will be determined through an application and review process overseen by a committee with the assistance of The Community Foundation.

A tireless advocate for economic development in Martin County, Joe Catrambone has served as President & CEO of the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce for 30 years. He knows first-hand the critical importance of a well-trained workforce in retaining and attracting businesses to this area, and in bettering our community.

Joe has served on numerous boards of community and charitable organizations in Martin County that address education, planning, economic and business development, and health and human services. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Clark Advanced Learning Center and is a member of the Martin County Business Development Board, the FAU Advisory Board for Martin County and the Planning Committee for Martin County Youth Leadership. He was a founding board member of the Education Foundation of Martin County.

“This scholarship fund can be a game changer for both Martin County students who aspire to pursue vocational education and regional businesses looking for highly trained, job-ready applicants.”      

John Doody – Board Vice-Chair, The Community Foundation Martin – St. Lucie

“Joe Catrambone has been a true Pioneer in his support of education in Martin County and on the Treasure Coast.  Joe has been an incredible supporter of Indian River State College over the years, promoting IRSC’s educational opportunities in the Martin County community and serving as an advocate to the state legislature for IRSC.  Most recently Joe supported the Treasure Coast Advanced Manufacturing Center, which will provide education in vocational and trades programs to residents of the Treasure Coast.  A founding member of the Clark Advanced Learning Center Management Board, Joe worked with IRSC and the Martin County School Board to create a high school focused on preparing students for careers by establishing a career pathway early and providing real-world experience in the job market.  IRSC and Martin County have been very fortunate to have Joe Catrambone’s support, assistance, and advocacy to provide the community with educational programs to support industry needs.

Elizabeth Gaskin – Provost, Indian River State College

“The Catrambone Scholarships for vocational training will give Martin County businesses access to highly skilled, work-ready graduates who will be prepared to apply their talents right here at home.”

Elizabeth Barbella – President & CEO, The Community Foundation Martin – St. Lucie

This scholarship will be provided to an individual who wishes to seek a degree or certification
in a vocation or trade. The applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior / or a student with a high school equivalency diploma
    (includes GED)*
  • Provide a transcript or copy of GED / high school equivalency certificate
  • Demonstrate financial circumstances or need

Interviews will be arranged for all candidates being considered. | Applications Due: May 1, 2020

You will need to create a login through our online platform, Foundant, in order to apply for the scholarship.

Please contact The Community Foundation Martin – St. Lucie if you have any questions or need technical assistance. | 772-288-3795

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