AOK Scholars provides
financial support for those pursuing post-secondary education
We are keen on success and believe that education is an important part of becoming successful. AOK was established to help those youth attending college who are most likely to succeed, if helped. We are proud of these scholars and the success they are achieving as part of our program.”
Who are most likely to succeed if helped? This is the question that the nonprofit organization Lawrence E. White Family Foundation hoped to answer when it was founded in 2002. At the core of our work is a belief that individuals who have persevered through extraordinary life challenges, can become the leaders of tomorrow with the right support and guidance.
Partnering with many community-minded organizations to fulfill our mission, LEWFF’s ultimate goal is to empower individuals, foster success, and change lives. The Foundation aims to support college students, amateur wrestlers, and veterans through a variety of outreach programs.
In 2013 LEWFF created the AOK Scholars Program to specifically support students who have aged out of foster care, and later expanded to include homeless students.
Our AOK Specialists
AOK Scholars has a team of dedicated staff that provides individual mentoring and support to help remove barriers to graduation.
Caitlin moved to Tallahassee to pursue an education at Florida State University. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and recently graduated with her Master’s degree in Social Work. Caitlin thoroughly enjoys working with students and helping them towards their goal of getting an education. When she’s not working, she spends her time getting outdoors with her dog, reading a good book, and enjoying time with her loved ones.