Three $1,000 Launch Scholarships are available for the class of 2024.

The ILMI Launch Scholarships are intended for further education for graduating seniors who have had a clear vision of their career path and have taken steps to start their careers. This scholarship is unique in that we are mainly focussed on the candidate’s entrepreneurial preparedness and expression of a passion to turn a dream into a real plan.

Our scholarship committee members will not know any identifying information while reading essays or choosing a winning candidate.


  • Must be graduating from any Merritt Island High School in 2024
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Be applying and accepted into a post-secondary technical/technology program OR a business major at a public/private college or university in Florida
  • Attend as a full-time student
  • Provide one letter of recommendation

The application deadline is April 19th, 5:00pm. For questions or to request an application via email contact Carolyn Pincheck at Applicants can download the application below or pick up a paper application at My Island Thrift Store, 234 E Merritt Island Cswy., MI.

These scholarships are possible because of our Merritt Island community through donations to My Island Thrift Store and other community monetary donors.

Thank you!

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